Houkago no Pleiades (放課後のプレアデス, Wish Upon the Pleiades) follows a rather typical magical girl theme with a rather unique backdrop. The plot revolves around a group of girls in an after school club who are trying to help an alien from the Pleiades star cluster go home. For those of you who are unaware, Subaru is the Japanese name for the Pleiades star cluster and is the logo for Subaru automobiles which obviously makes the alien’s home a fitting choice. With this, the main cast travels through both space in time on their magical “drive shafts” which feature the typical throb and rumble of a boxer engine, the trademark engine type used by Subaru. The story itself makes you really question what is reality and brings in many hard science ideas such as theoretical physics, time travel, and multiple universes. If this story was not planned out years prior, one could argue that it was heavily influenced by Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” which featured many of the same ideas. So “Bravo Gainax” for creating such an interesting story to back up your Subaru sponsored advertisement. It comes off as being an enjoyable, but still flawed show with some questionable choices with the story. If you are a fan magical girl shows, science fiction, and cars – this is the show for you, it will certainly not disappoint in that regard.
Last Modified: May 04, 2016
[May 20, 2015] Kano – Stella-rium
[May 27, 2015] fragments – Koko kara, Kanata kara
[Jun 24, 2015] Houkago no Pleiades OST “Mutsuraboshi” α
[Jun 24, 2015] Houkago no Pleiades OST “Mutsuraboshi” β
[Aug 26, 2015] Houkago no Pleiades Radio CD Vol. 1
[Oct 28, 2015] Houkago no Pleiades Radio CD Vol. 2