Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Star Driver

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Alternative Titles

English: Star Driver
Synonyms: STAR DRIVER: Shining Takuto
Japanese: STAR DRIVER 輝きのタクト


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2010 to Apr 3, 2011
Premiered: Fall 2010
Broadcast: Sundays at 17:00 (JST)
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, RomanceRomance, MechaMecha, ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.221 (scored by 3847538,475 users)
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Ranked: #26952
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Deep beneath the surface of Southern Cross Isle, a mysterious organization known as the Glittering Crux Brigade frequently gathers in their underground fortress. The group is particularly interested in "Cybodies," stone giants which can transform into massive fighting humanoids but only in a realm known as "Zero Time." By finding and shattering the seals of the island's four seal maidens, Glittering Crux hopes to break free of Zero Time and use the Cybodies anywhere they please.

One night, a young man named Takuto Tsunashi washes up on the island's shore and is rescued by Sugata Shindou and his fiancée Wako Agemaki, one of the island's seal maidens. After he awakens, Takuto quickly befriends the two and proceeds to enroll at the local academy, where many of his fellow students are secretly members of Glittering Crux. However, Takuto holds a secret: when in Zero Time, he can utilize a Cybody of his own—the Tauburn. In the forthcoming battle, Takuto and the Tauburn will be the key to preventing Glittering Crux from shattering Wako's seal and realizing its nefarious ambitions.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


There was an advance screening on September 16, 2010. The regular TV broadcast started on October 3, 2010.

Episode Videos

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Characters & Voice Actors


Igarashi, Takuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Watanabe, Shinichiro
Episode Director
Nagasaki, Kenji
Episode Director


Opening Theme

#1: "Gravity Zero" by Aqua Timez (eps 1-13)
#2: "SHINING☆STAR" by 9nine (eps 14-24)

Ending Theme

#1: "Cross Over" by 9nine (eps 1-13)
#2: "Pride" by SCANDAL (eps 14-25)

Apr 4, 2011
Archaeon (All reviews)
Adaptations are becoming a bit of a thorny issue in anime these days, which is a bit odd considering how many are produced every year. The constant conversion of stories from other media is a pretty lucrative business as there's already an established market for the end product and its merchandise, regardless of how good the show actually is. Like anything in life though, there's a price to pay, and there are increasing concerns about the impact adaptations are having on original works. The resulting negative effect on script and screen writers is beginning to be felt throughout the industry as studios everywhere are finding read more
Apr 4, 2011
Cobbles (All reviews)
Star Driver has been one hell of a polarizing anime since day 1. Some people were initially on board because it looked like a throw-back to old school mecha. Some watched it because it looked like a full on parody of 90's anime with the ridiculous nature of the show combined with the over-the-top style. And even more watched it because it was penned by the same guy who did the composition for Revolutionary Girl Utena, Yoji Enokido. Yet when the credits rolled at the end of episode 25, it was obvious to me and to anyone who stuck with the show that Star Driver read more
May 8, 2011
8thSin (All reviews)
*This review contains spoilers.

"Grand Entrance! Galactic Pretty Boy! Tauburn!!!" Such a stupid and embarrassing line that I would never repeat in public in a million years, but there's something about this series that's just so captivating and moving.

'STAR DRIVER: Kagayaki no Takuto (Takuto of the Radiance)' is like a homage to various '70s mecha anime. Everything about this series screams of classic Japanese mecha, superhero, and tokusatsu, while many modern elements, for better or worse, are also incorporated. The surprise is: Everything clicks.

The story of 'STAR DRIVER' is summarized by caged girl in the beginning and later in the school play: "Planet of Fish". The read more
May 23, 2011
ggultra2764 (All reviews)
This series was giving me a number of vibes connected to Code Geass and I don't mean that in a good way. Star Driver appeared to be trying to mix around the classic archetypes of super robot anime, slice-of-life high school comedy and the over-the-top elements of Code Geass. If the series ran for the most part as a comedy like Gurren Lagann where it didn't take itself seriously, then I would have found myself liking this series quite well. Instead the series tries to take itself seriously yet with the many eccentric traits of the characters, it comes across as rather awkward and hard read more

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