Houkago no Pleiades

Wish Upon the Pleiades

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English: Wish Upon the Pleiades
Synonyms: Afterschool Pleiades, Hokago no Pleiades
Japanese: 放課後のプレアデス


Type: ONA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 1, 2011
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Gainax
Source: Original
Genres: MagicMagic
Duration: 6 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.141 (scored by 84448,444 users)
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Ranked: #78872
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Popularity: #4200
Members: 16,803
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Subaru is a young girl who likes to see the stars. One day, she opens the door to her school's observation room, only to find a large indoor garden instead! She meets a boy named Minato who says some strange things, telling her to leave soon after their meeting. As if the day wasn't weird enough, Subaru accidentally finds a strange blobby creature who runs off with her compass, leading her to stumble into a club room with girls wearing witch costumes!

Subaru recognizes her friend Aoi in the group, and despite Aoi's protests, Subaru decides to join the club. Shortly after, she gets a strange automobile-like staff and a magical transformation from the club's "president," the blobby creature from earlier, known as a Pleiadian. Aoi and the other members—Itsuki, Hikaru, and Nanako—have been looking for engine fragments of the spaceship that the Pleiadian used to travel in, so that it can go back to its home. But it seems that these girls are not the only ones searching for the fragments...

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takamori, Natsumi


Fujita, Saki


Ohashi, Ayuru


Makino, Yui


Tateno, Kanako


Kuwashima, Houko


Fujita, Saki


Saeki, Shouji
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Makino, Yui
Theme Song Performance
Fujita, Saki
Theme Song Performance


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"Houkago no Pleiades (放課後のプレアデス) " by Natsumi Takamori, Ayuru Oohashi, Kanako Tateno, Yui Makino, Saki Fujita

Feb 1, 2011
jigglyppuff8 (All reviews)
This review is being written under the assumption that there are only going to be these 4 episodes as it concluded pretty well.

Afterschool Pleiades is a very simple mahou shoujo. There's no metaphors for today's society, blatant fanservice, over the top humor, nor any overlying themes. It just has magical girls and the power of friendship. For whatever length it had, Afterschool Pleiades didn't try to be anything more than your basic mahou shoujo.

Story 6/10.
The story is simple mahou shoujo stuff. A girl one day unexpectedly receives magical powers and uses them to collect fragments of a magical device. In this case, remembering the Subaru read more
May 15, 2013
LawlumBawlum (All reviews)
Nice little 4 episodes,

7/10 Story is pretty simple, gather Engine Fragments in order to get the Pleiade (a little alien) back into outer space, there is also a "bad" guy trying to collect them.
9/10 Art is pretty good being that is being made by Gainax,
9/10 Sound of music was very nice, also good voice actors
8/10 Characters are pretty unique in their own way,
8/10 Very enjoyable for just 4 six minute episodes.

cannot wait for the movie this July

Feb 1, 2011
SgtBash (All reviews)
I have never seen a Gainax production that I didn't like... There is a first time for everything.

The characters and plot are shallow, generic, and uninteresting. The pacing is absolutely horrid. The art style is decent, until your retinas are bombarded with bright pink mahou shoujo nonsense, which makes you wish you were never born. I personally wanted to gouge out my eyeballs with a screwdriver.

Besides for the usage of the Pleiades's constellation as seen on Subaru's logo, this show has absolutely nothing to do with Subaru or cars at all. The closest you will get is the horribly out of place engine sounds which read more
Feb 9, 2011
Pink_Princess (All reviews)
Lets break this odd team up down:

The Story:A very standard story that offers nothing interesting, which is sad, I've seen shows with less time than this offer a unique story.It's a basic collect the maguffins plot that were dropped in to near the end. Never really established what they do asides from being a source of power for both sides That being said it's not horrible just poor . I'll get to characters farther down.

Art:This is where the show shines, the art is very nice looking and the character design is nice if again stranded .Though as a minor nitpick the girls themselves read more

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