Lost Universe

Ion Television (ended 2003)




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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