Upon The Pleiades: Complete Collection
A Sound: B Extras: C Episodes: B+
young girl, Subaru one days discovers she is a magical girl. Along
with her friends Aoi, Itsuki, Hikaru and Nanako, they help gather the
shooting stars/comets which are fallen pieces of the Pleiade's
spaceship in Wish
Upon The Pleiades: Complete Collection
is a clumsy but earnest girl whom one day accidentally finds herself
on a whole team of magical girls. Together, they are trying to help
collect pieces of dimensional spaceship for their mascot/president
(which looks like a turquoise stuffed toy mollusk). As Subaru learns
from her friends how to be a magical girl, she meets a mysterious
boy, Minato in which she falls in love with and he becomes her
emotional support/confidant. With each new piece the girls magical
powers increases and they are able to travel farther and faster.
However, they are not the only ones after the pieces, a mysterious
horned boy is after the pieces for his own reasons. And it becomes
too late when Subaru realizes it is Minato, that he tricked her and
that he and horned boy were the same person.
was very much your typical 'magical girl' anime series; a young
girl(s) that realizes she has a special power within her. Through
friendship, teamwork, tragedy, love and lost their powers grows and
is able to transcend time, space and even the laws of the universe
(that why magical girls are considered ultimate beings in anime).
The animation focuses on more on it's beautiful vistas and
backgrounds than the characters and has bits of facts/information on
the solar system and space.
the 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image is outstanding and
up there with Sentai's very best playback to date, while the DTS-HD
MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Japanese lossless Stereo with Pro Logic-like
surrounds is warm and fine, again without any sonic surprises, but
able to just support the great visuals and animated art. Extras
include clean opening and closing animations and trailers.
Shower Forecast: Rain with Occasional Shooting Stars
- Subaru one day meets a mysterious boy Minato and then discovers she
is a magical girl.
Star Travel Song
- Subaru learn how to fly with her magical broom/engine, Aoi uses a
song to help them find and track a fragment, only to be stolen by a
mysterious horned boy.
- After losing the fragment to the horned boy, it is up to Subaru to
cheer everyone up and to not give up.
Dream of Sol
- The girls travel to the moon and Hikaru remembers her father's
piano piece which helps them catch the next fragment.
Hat, Ice, and a Princess
- The girls put on a play, but who gets to be the princess and who
has to play he prince? Aoi and Itsuki learn to be true to themselves
and capture another fragment.
Flower of Awakening
- Subaru is trapped inside the school with the horned boy and their
fragments are endangered from getting stolen.
Treasures, or the Smell of Strawberries
- Subaru realizes that they are all from different dimensions, with
different potentials, future and destinies, but she fails to notice
the horned boy is a dark version of Minato.
To find the next fragment, Nanako travels solo outside the solar
system and is gone for 3 months, but after capturing the fragment,
the girls gain the ability to traverse time and return to the exact
moment they left.
- As the school festival approaches Subaru puts on a planetarium.
Minato discovers and steals the all the girl's fragments from Subaru.
- Subaru learns magic is the ability to change one's destiny and that
Minato real body is in a coma and he is dying and he is trying to
change his own destiny.
Final Light and His Name
- Realizing Minato fate is to die, Subaru loses her magical girl's
powers. The girls go after the final fragment, but are unable to
catch it without Subaru.
the Water's Edge
- Subaru and Minato exchange vows to change their destinies and to
always be together and then suddenly gain new powers. Together, they
then re-join the girls to help recover the last fragment from a black
hole. They realize the source of all magic is to believe in the
potential/hope for new possibilities and futures.