Moonlight Mile

TV (12 eps)
3.498 of 5 from 575 votes
Rank #2,001

After discovering an element on the moon that, when used to create a nuclear reaction, would power the Earth for the next 1,000 years, the leaders of sixteen countries declared that their space programs would be combined into the International Space Agency (ISA) – and fifteen nuclear reactors would be built on the moon by the year 2023. Lostman and Goro are two young climbers who have conquered the highest point on Earth – Mt. Everest – and now look to the skies for their next challenge: to become astronauts and explore the stars. While Goro becomes a construction specialist, Lostman joins the air force; both will work their hardest to make their way into space, by whatever means necessary.

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sothis's avatar by sothis on Dec 30, 2007
Score 7/10

Moonlight Mile, at first glance, appears to be a ripoff of the realistic slice-of-life space drama Planetes; but at its core, it's much more. At first, Moonlight Mile is reminiscent of Twin Spica - two men have a lofty aspiration of becoming astronauts, in an era when mankind is finally looking to extend its reach into space. As the series goes on, we follow both Goro and Lostman as they become... read more

Rbastid's avatar by Rbastid on Aug 2, 2015
Score 8/10

Space, the final frontier, and apparently the final subject this anime cares to write about. Story - 5/10 What could have been a great series (or first season) turned into fluff with very little point to it.  First the series starts off with a scene from the moon, apparently an astronaut running into something she wasn't supposed to see, a secret military force already on the moon. Well... read more

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