Lost Universe

Ion Television (ended 2003)



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Lost Universe

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400 years ago mankind advances to the stars. Researchers discovered Psychophysics, the application of mental power upon the laws of physics, and exceeded the speed of light for the first time in the 21st century. Mankind Inaugurates the Milky Way Union, and establishes the Universe Force to police it. Kain Blueriver is a young Troubleshooter, that is, he takes on odd space jobs that no one else will take, but pays good money. He is joined by a teenage girl named Millie who has recently escaped some trouble with the law, and together they travel the universe for adventure and profit! Kain commands SwordBreaker, a ship he inherited from his grandmother. SwordBreaker is one of the Lost Ships, a craft from an old civilization that channels psychic energy with technology. The ship is controlled by Canal, an AI in the form of a green-haired teenage girl. Lost Universe is often referred to as "Slayers in Space" since it's produced by Hajime Kanzaka and features much of the same humor as that series. Broadcast History This TV series was broadcast in Japan in 1997 and ran for 26 episodes. Then in 2003, the International Channel (now AZN TV) picked up the series and broadcast the English dub on Sunday nights 9:30pm pacific/12:30am eastern time. All episodes are available on video. Characters Kain Blueriver - Kain is a red-haired intergalactic troubleshooter. He is a young but tough, and reckless adventurer who captains Sword-Breaker, the legendary lost space ship from an ancient civilization. He also wields a Psy-blade, a glowing blue sword of light. Canal Volfield - Canal, who appears in hologram form as a teenage girl, is the computer terminal of the Sword-Breaker. Her motto is "carry out any difficult assignment to the end, as long as it shows a profit!" Canal is very practical, analytical and logical, but on the other hand, she sometimes shows her emotions when she teases Kain for his mistakes, or has a quarrel with Millie. Millie Farrier - She's a happy-go-lucky blonde who joins Kain in his adventures. She is a self-professed private detective, and wants to be the 'best in the universe' in everything. Rail Claymore - A handsome and smart police inspector of Interstellar Police. Kain has a sort of inescapable "give-and-take" relationship with this young inspector of age approx 27. Nina Mercury - Rail's assistant has a major crush on Rail but always seems to be apologetically spilling hot drinks or other clumsy efforts when she interacts with him.moreless


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  • It has its moments

    Character design: 8/10

    It is cool, no one is overdone, and almost everyone is just the right.

    Music/sound: 7/10

    Sometimes it may not fit or you might not even pay attention to it at all, yet I cant say its bad.

    Story/Scrypt: 6.8/10

    Not the best in story nor scrypt, yet its kinda good.

    Overall: 7.1/10

    Good mixture; it goes out of just average to average in the good animes.


    It has it moments, the battle scenes are cool, it has violence in low-middle level, and maybe a little of fan service; if you are a sci-fi fan, you should not miss this show, it somewhat original and all, just the right.moreless
  • A great sci-fi show.

    This was a pretty good sci-fi television series. As is normal with good television shows, this one did not last long enough. This is a show that I would suggest watching if you get the chance. Check the bargain bins at Wal-Mart, the online movies sites (Amazon.com and such) and all of the cable channels that run old shows. Nick at Nite and TV Land are great for theses kind of shows. They will even do a week long spot for shows that only had 6 or so episodes. Then you have your super stations. They run a bunch of old shows too. All in all a pretty good show that did not get a good enough chance. Sometimes it is a simple as the show it is up against. Look at Law & Order. It is one of the longest running shows on TV. They moved it to go up against Lost. After about 2 weeks of getting pounded in the ratings it was moved back to it's original time slot. Shows like this should be given more of an opportunity.moreless