Star Driver

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Star Driver
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Cover of the first DVD volume
STAR DRIVER 輝きのタクト
(Sutā Doraibā Kagayaki no Takuto)
GenreAction, mecha[1]
Anime television series
Directed byTakuya Igarashi
Produced byMasahiko Minami
Written byYōji Enokido
Music byMonaca
Satoru Kōsaki
StudioBones
Licensed by
Original networkJNN (MBS)
English network
Original run October 3, 2010 April 4, 2011
Episodes25 (List of episodes)
Anime film
Star Driver: The Movie
Directed byTakuya Igarashi
Written byYoji Enokido
Music byMonaca
Satoru Kousaki
StudioBones
ReleasedFebruary 9, 2013
Runtime150 minutes
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Star Driver also known as Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto (Japanese: STAR DRIVER 輝きのタクト, Hepburn: Sutā Doraibā Kagayaki no Takuto, lit. STAR DRIVER: Shining Takuto) is a 2010 Japanese anime television series created and animated by Bones. The series is directed by Takuya Igarashi, with character designs by Yoshiyuki Ito and Hiroka and Misa Mizuya. The anime premiered on October 3, 2010, on MBS-TBS's prime Sunday 5pm timeslot, replacing Sengoku Basara II.[2] Aniplex of America premiered the first episode at the 2010 New York Comic Con/New York Anime Festival on October 9, 2010.[3] Bandai Entertainment formerly licensed the series, but due to February when Bandai stopped selling DVDs and Blu-ray discs, they also cancelled licensing with other anime. Star Driver was one of them.[4] The series has been licensed by Aniplex of America and was streamed with English subtitles on Hulu, Crackle, and on Crunchyroll starting on August 17, 2011.[5] A film based in the series was released on February 9, 2013 in Japan by Shochiku.

Plot[edit]

Star Driver takes place on the fictional Southern Cross Isle. One night, a boy named Takuto washes up on shore swimming from the mainland. He later enrolls in Southern Cross High School as a freshman and makes new friends. However, beneath the school is a group of mysterious giants called Cybodies, which can be controlled by humans in an alternate dimension known as Zero Time. Takuto, The "Galactic Pretty Boy" (銀河美少年, Ginga Bishōnen), finds himself dragged into opposition with the "Glittering Crux Brigade" (綺羅星十字団, Kiraboshi Jūjidan, lit. Glittering Star Cruciform Group), a mysterious group that intends to take possession of the island's Cybodies for their own purposes as well as break the seals of the island's four Shrine Maidens, whose powers prevent the Cybodies from functioning outside of Zero Time.

Media[edit]

Anime[edit]

The series is directed by Takuya Igarashi, with character designs by Yoshiyuki Ito and Hiroka and Misa Mizuya. The anime premiered on October 3, 2010[6] and ended on April 3, 2011.[7] The series has been licensed by Aniplex of America and was streamed with English subtitles on Hulu, Crackle, and on Crunchyroll starting on August 17, 2011.[8] Aniplex of America premiered the first episode at the 2010 New York Comic Con/New York Anime Festival on October 9, 2010.[9] The series was collected by Aniplex in a total of nine DVD and Blu-ray volumes.[10] A blu-ray box was also released on January 23, 2013.[11]

Music[edit]

Opening themes
Ending themes
Insert Maiden songs
  • "Monochrome" (モノクローム, Monokurōmu) by Sakana-chan (Haruka Tomatsu)
  • "Komorebi no Contact" (木漏れ日のコンタクト, Komorebi no Kontakuto, Sunbeam Contact) by Wako Agemaki (Saori Hayami)
  • "Innocent Blue" (イノセント・ブルー, Inosento Burū) by Mizuno Yō (Rina Hidaka)
  • "Shūshoku no Aria" (秋色のアリア, Aria of Autumn Color) by Nichi Keito (Ami Koshimizu)

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fudanshi Full!, Star Driver Manga End in Japan". Anime News Network. December 5, 2011. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "Star Driver Kagayaki No Takuto Robot Anime Announced". Anime News Network. 2010-06-07. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  3. ^ "Mardock Scramble, Star Driver Premieres At New York Comic Con". Anime News Network. 2010-09-09.
  4. ^ "Bandai Ent. Adds Star Driver Kagayaki No Takuto Anime". Anime News Network. 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Hulu, Crackle, Crunchyroll to Stream Star Driver". Anime News Network. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Star Driver Kagayaki No Takuto Robot Anime Announced". Anime News Network. 2010-06-07. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  7. ^ "STAR DRIVER 輝きのタクト". Aniplex. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "Hulu, Crackle, Crunchyroll to Stream Star Driver". Anime News Network. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Mardock Scramble, Star Driver Premieres At New York Comic Con". Anime News Network. 2010-09-09.
  10. ^ "STAR DRIVER 輝きのタクト". Aniplex. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  11. ^ "STAR DRIVER輝きのタクト Blu-ray BOX". Star Driver. Retrieved May 9, 2014.

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