Rocket Girls (TV)

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Alternative title:
ロケットガール (Japanese)
Plot Summary: A high school girl Morita Yukari visits Axia of the Solomon Islands in order to look for her father who became lost during his honeymoon trip. There, she meets a man named Nasuda of Solomon Space Agency, and she is hired to work part-time. That job is – an astronaut.
User Ratings: 209 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 7 votes (sub:7)
 Excellent: 25 votes (sub:21, dub:2, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Very good: 61 votes (sub:57, dub:4)
 Good: 66 votes (sub:65, dub:1)
 Decent: 32 votes (sub:32)
 So-so: 9 votes (sub:9)
 Not really good: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Weak: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Bad: -
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Seen in part or in whole by 371 users, rank: #2367 (of 8006)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.249 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.3503, rank: #2260 (of 8081)
Weighted mean: 7.207 (Good+), rank: #2245 (of 8081) (seen all: 7.32 / seen some: 6.21 / won't finish: 4.41)
Bayesian estimate: 7.223 (Good+), rank: #1991 (of 6141)
Number of episodes: 12
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage:
2007-02-21 to 2007-05-17
2008 (USA, ImaginAsian TV - The Block)
Release dates: We have 1
Opening Theme:
"RISE" by ICHIKO
Ending Theme:
"Ashite Iki no Bus ni Notte (明日行きのバスに乗って)" by misae
#2: "Waratte!" ("Smile!") by Ichiko (ep 12)
Trivia: We have 1
Review:
Rocket Girls Sub.DVD (Dec 27, 2008)
News: Show:
Bandai Entertainment (Mar 22, 2008)
Press Release:
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Rocket Girls - Complete Collection (Sub.Blu-Ray)
DVD (Region 1)
    Rocket Girls - Complete Collection (Sub.DVD) 2008-10-28
Novel
    Rocket Girls (Novel) 2010-09-21 (from $11.19)
    Rocket Girls: The Last Planet (Novel) 2011-03-15 (from $11.19)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hiroshi Aoyama
Series Composition: Rika Nakase
Script:
Kentaro Mizuno (eps 7, 11)
Makoto Nakamura (eps 4, 8)
Masashi Sogo (5 episodes
eps 2-3, 5, 10, 12
)

Rika Nakase (eps 1, 6, 9)
Storyboard:
Hiroshi Aoyama (eps 1-2, 12)
Katsumi Ono (ep 7)
Kazunori Mizuno (eps 4, 11)
Kiyotaka Isako (ep 10)
Makoto Fuchigami (ep 6)
Tomihiko Ohkubo (ep 9)
Toshiya Shinohara (eps 3, 10)
Yuzo Sato (ep 8)
Episode Director:
Hiroshi Tamada (ep 7)
Kentaro Mizuno (eps 1, 8)
Makoto Fuchigami (ep 6)
Minoru Yamaoka (eps 2, 10)
Sumio Watanabe (ep 5)
Yoshinobu Tokumoto (eps 3, 9)
Yutaka Satō (eps 4, 12)
Original creator: Housuke Nojiri
Original Character Design: Mucchiri Moony
Character Design: Kyuma Oshita
Art Director: Takeshi Waki
Animation Director:
Aki Yamagata (eps 3, 9)
Hitoshi Haga (ep 2)
Kazuyuki Ikai (ep 5)
Kiyotoshi Aoi (ep 7)
Kyuma Oshita (ep 1)
Masahiro Sekiguchi (ep 12)
Minoru Yamazawa (ep 11)
Natsuki Watanabe (ep 5)
Seika Saruwatari (eps 6, 12)
Takako Onishi (eps 4, 6, 11-12)
Tetsurō Moronuki (eps 2, 10)
Yoshishige Kosako (eps 2, 8, 10)
Mechanical design: Atsushi Takeuchi
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Director of Photography: Yoshihiro Sekiya
Color design: Eiko Sekine
In-Between Animation:
Miyuki Hara (Mook Animation; 7 episodes
eps 1-2, 6, 8, 10-12
)

Susumu Watanabe (Mook Animation; 7 episodes
eps 1-2, 6, 8, 10-12
)

Key Animation:
Hirofumi Kashihara (Anime R; eps 2, 11)
Kenichi Shimizu (OP; eps 1, 12)
Moriyasu Taniguchi (Anime R; ep 11)
Music producer: Tomoko Shibuya
Photography: Hitoshi Tamura (D's Lab; 10 episodes
eps 1-2, 4-8, 10-12
)

Publicity: Yutaka Endou (WOWOW)
Sings "Waratte!" ("Smile!"): Ichiko (ep.#12 ED song) 
Sound Effects: Hidemi Tanaka
Theme Song Composition: Kōsuke Makino (OP/ED1)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Ichiko (OP)
Yuriko Mori (ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Ichiko (OP)
misae (ED)
Eri Sendai as Yukari Morita
Hitomi Nabatame as Matsuri
Shizuka Hasegawa as Akane Miura

Machiko Toyoshima as Motoko Mihara
Mayumi Yanagisawa as Satsuki Asahikawa
Takayuki Sugo as Isao Nasuda

Akiko Yamamoto as
Arisa (eps 1, 7)
Han Li 
Chō as Onoda
Eiji Miyashita as George Grant (eps 10-12)
Fumihiko Tachiki as
Chang Tinjin
Kurose
Jin Domon as Hiroyuki Mukai
Kazunari Tanaka as Haruyuki Yasukawa
Masafumi Kimura as Air controller
Mayumi Asano as
Hideto Miura (ep 10)
Keiko Momoi (eps 5-6, 12)
Miyuki Ichijou as
Mrs. Headmaster (eps 1, 6-7, 12)
Old lady (eps 3, 10)
Naoki Makishima as Professor O'Reilly (eps 10-12)
Rio Natsuki as Hiroko Morita
Sora Kuwakado as Sayuri (eps 1, 7)
Takashi Taniguchi as Professor Miyamoto (ep 7)
Takaya Kuroda as Kazuya Kinoshita
Takayasu Usui as Louis Krieger (eps 10-12)
Tarusuke Shingaki as Gordon Krenik (eps 10-12)
Yasuyuki Kase as Norman Randolph (eps 10-12)

Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Executive producer:
John Ledford (Sentai release)
Ken Iyadomi

Production:
Crystal Ruiz (Sentai release)
Janice Williams (Sentai release)
Joey Goubeaud (Sentai release)
Son Phan Le (Sentai release)
Production Assistant:
Alexandra Bedford (Sentai release)
Andy Nguyen (Sentai release)
E.W. Rector, III (Sentai release)
Luke La Padula (Sentai release)
Mariana Valverde (Sentai release)
Natalie Jones (Sentai release)
Ned Gayle (Sentai release)
Subtitling: Jordan Hemann (Sentai release)
Supervising Translator: Javier Lopez (Sentai release)
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch (Sentai release)
(none)
English companies
Broadcaster: iaTV (The Block)
Internet Streaming:
HIDIVE
Viki (worldwide, except in Japan, the US and Canada.)
Licensed by:
Bandai Entertainment (Expired)
Sentai Filmworks (2018)
Production: Sentai Studios (Sentai release)

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