Set in 2045, The Orbital Children on Netflix is a coming-of-age Japanese anime series about two children born on the moon and three from Earth who are on a trip to space. After an accident leaves the Anshin space station damaged and malfunctioning, the two groups of children must put aside their differences and work together to survive.
Where to Watch The Orbital Children
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How Many Episodes Are in The Orbital Children?
There are six episodes in The Orbital Children. The runtime of the episodes averages between 30-38 minutes. You can check the complete list of The Orbital Children episodes and their release date below.
- “Extraterrestrial Emissaries”: January 28, 2022
- “Mist and Darkness”: January 28, 2022
- “Lunatic Seven”: January 28, 2022
- “Seven’s Pattern”: January 28, 2022
- “A Story Ends”: January 28, 2022
- “A Story Begins”: January 28, 2022
What Are the Critics Saying About The Orbital Children?
The Orbital Children does not yet have an official critics rating but has an average audience score of 50% on Rotten Tomatoes. The series also has a user score of 6.4/10 on IMDB.
Toussaint Egan from Polygon writes, “It’s a triumph of imagination and craft, one which confidently asserts itself as one of the best anime to come out this year and further proof of Iso’s estimable yet understated brilliance.”
Slashfilm’s Rafael Motamayor says, “The Orbital Children is a dense and complex show, but one that covers a lot of thematic and genre territory, resulting in a sci-fi adventure the likes of which we have not seen in years.”
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Is The Orbital Children Suitable for Kids?
The Orbital Children is rated TV-14, which means some parents may find the content unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
How Can I Watch The Orbital Children in Its Original Language?
The Orbital Children is originally in Japanese. To watch The Orbital Children in its original language, set language settings to Japanese with English subtitles from the menu options of your streaming device.