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Rocket Girls: Complete Collection

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School is finally out for the summer and Yukari Morita has big plans this season. It's off to the Solomon Islands for her, in search of her long-lost father. Unfortunately, the archipelago stretches over 28,000 square kilometers and boasts a population of about 500,000 people. With odds like that, what's a girl to do? Luckily for Yukari, the local Solomon Space Agency is in desperate need of a new astronaut. With their promise to help find her father, Yukari begins her part-time job as an astronaut!


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  • Format: Animated, Box set, Color, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Bandai
  • DVD Release Date: October 28, 2008
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001EL6EB8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,650 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By H. Murakami on January 31, 2009
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"Rocket Girl" is one of the best SF anime describing REAL space development in near future. This anime is based on the novel "Rocket girl" and "Tenshi ha kekka all-right (The result of the angels is all right)," written in Housuke Nojiri, who is one of the best SF author in new generation in Japan. Mr. Nojiri actually calculate the opportunity of very small and light-weited astronaughts, and he hit upon the good idea to fly high school girls in space -- In the story, Rocket girl. Mr. Nojiri's very unique idea is spreaded out now; for example, his SKIN-TIGHT space suit is examined seriously in several space agency, he also foretell the tragic Space Shuttle accident (not shown in the anime series,) and NASA now develop new rocket-type vehicle other than new space shuttle.
The fidelity of animation series for the original story is very high, and the character design is pretty good. I really recommend this animation to the serious SF fan and ANIME fan, of course.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David A. Gaeddert on March 4, 2009
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Saw the first few episodes of this in Yokohoma in Aug. '07--Nippon2007, world science fiction convention. Held off buying acc/ not complete and not all subtitled. Glad it is finally in US--12 episodes, Japanese dialog, English subtitles and some Romaji helps one follow dialog and pretend to be studying Japanese while relaxing.

A Japanese manned space program in the Solomon Islands suddenly needs to recruit petite astronauts. A young woman finds her half sister, rockets launch, some explode, People launch into orbit--do they all make it back home?

Loved these young ladies, how they interact and develop. Liked the storyline, minimal violence and gunplay. Space and tech otaku will get a kick out of the rockets and craft. Anime-jin don't let go of good storylines. What will the sequel look like?
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By A. Lewis on October 5, 2010
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Made with assistance from the Japanese space agency, and based on the novels of Housuke Nojiri (found here:Rocket Girls), the series' scifi credentials are about as solid as they come, no matter what the box art suggests.

Which is great, but for me the acid test of any show is 'Is it fun to watch?' In this case, a definite yes. I'll leave in depth character reviews to sites better suited for it, but all three girls are likable in their own ways, and their interactions are well handled. The supporting characters are less well established, but still convincing. None feel redundant or out of place. The animation is CGI heavy with respect to the rockets and support equipment, but otherwise smooth and easy on the eyes.

As other reviewers have mentioned, the only real disappointment is the lack of a dub track, though since I prefer subtitles anyway it was a moot point for me.

All in all, a nice series for scifi fans and general viewing alike.
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By Jim Bray on April 24, 2014
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Great show and pretty decent CGI. Interesting drama with the American shuttle crew and the girls at the end. Main character has crazy strange father and wierd mother.
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1 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Stephen P. Cseplo on August 21, 2009
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Yes, I do like the series as sci fi comedy but come on, recruiting a high school girl in search of her long lost father to be an astronaut only because she'll fit inside the capsule and is of light enough to allow the rocket that doesn't blow up all the time to launch her into orbit? Through in some vodoo magic and what you get is this mess. Leave your analytical realistic mind at the door and have a giggle. But truly good sci fi? Don't think so. I'm amazed a company actually licensed this for US distribution. If it were priced like Kashimashi, OK, but it simply isn't worth the MSRP. Soon to arrive in the clearance bin. '-)

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