The Orbital Children season 1 review – impactful and endearing

By Daniel Hart
Published: January 28, 2022 (Last updated: last month)
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Netflix anime series The Orbital Children season 1

This review of the Netflix anime series The Orbital Children season 1 does not contain spoilers.

A key reference at the start of this anime series is the culture we live in. In a culture where attention deficit is real, and in the future, the whole idea of entering space is more about subscribers and likes than the experience itself. In the story, Toya, who was born on the moon, welcomes three equally intelligent children from Earth, who are more than ecstatic to see him. Toya, on the other hand, is less than enthusiastic.

But then disaster strikes; a comet that has split apart heads towards their space station, which brings an unprecedented catastrophe (based on the reaction by the UN officials). What follows is a harrowing experience where the children need to find ways to survive after the awful accident.

The Orbital Children is only 6-chapters, but its sense of adventure, woven with the brilliance of intelligent youthful people, is impactful and endearing. The well-crafted and modern animation helps, but there’s a story here, and it’s not convoluted with nonsense. With survival comes another threat and one that curtails the story to a different level.

The Orbital Children is split into two parts, with the second part coming in February, so it will not be too long until we see a conclusion to this story. It’s certainly a must-watch anime series and one that bulks the library on Netflix even more. This is a truly space-worthy story that taps into modern human thinking with a youthful approach. And while this kind of future feels unbelievable at this point, this series gives us a sniff at what may be possible, mixed with human flaws.

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You can watch this anime series with a subscription to Netflix.

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