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Shingu: Secret Of The Stellar Wars is an science fiction Anime produced by studio Madhouse under director Tatsuo Satō, aired on the NHK network. The series consists of 26 episodes released between May 8th, 2001 and December 4th, 2001. On March 3, 2008, the series made its North American television debut on the FUNimation Channel.
The premise of the Anime revolves around an alien invasion of Tokyo being repelled by a mysterious giant being which is almost a monster in itself. The attack and giant creature are witnessed by many of those at a highschool. Shortly after highschool student Murata Hajime witnesses fellow classmates using psychic abilities and is drawn into the mysteries of the apparent psychic powers and the alien attack.
This work shows examples of:
- Audience Surrogate: Hajime Murata
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Hajime Murata occasionally turns to the audience and comments. Of course, other characters ask who he is talking to and think he is strange. Kazuo Murata, Hajime father, also does this when he first show up. "Like Father,Like Son".
- Five-Man Band
- High School
- Narrator: Hajime Murata
- Human Aliens: You can be forgiven if you can not tell the alien and humans apart just by looking.
- New Transfer Student: Subaru
- Tokyo Is the Centre of The Universe
- Town with a Dark Secret: the older residents know about the power of Shingu and have kept it a secret from the rest of the human and other aliens. This explain why when they the saw the White Giant fought the Aliens they don't react with shock and awe, but meh. Plus there a village where Muryou and Setsuna Subaru live grew up that not even other members of the dark secret know about.
- Tsundere: Nayuta and Moriguchi
- X Meets Y: Azumanga Daioh meets Neon Genesis Evangelion