The BEST Episodes of Uninhabited Planet SURVIVE
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 11, 2021
It is the 22nd century where anti-gravity and warp travel are commonplace. However, the green Earth only exists in history book, people live in space colonies instead. Luna is a transfer student whose parents passed away when she was young, leaving her alone with her robotic cat Chako. Her dream is to become space exploration expert like her parents. A mistake during a school trip strands her and six of her classmates on a seemingly uninhabited planet. Here she must lead the introvert Shaara, the mechanic expert Shingo, the quiet Kaoru, the spoiled Howard, the obedient Bell, and the prideful Menori in s battle for their survival.
#1 - We`re Not Playing A Game
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 27, 2003
The next day, the children set out again to find food and water, this time with Shingo and Chako going as well. Kaoru is told to go with Shingo and Chako, but is reluctant, and eventually goes off on his own after finding some fruit. At the beach, he finds some obsidian. Bell and Sharla attempt to start a fire, first trying to get a spark from rocks, and then by spinning a stick with their hands. Bell tries until his hands are blistered and bleeding, but insists that he must continue, despite Sharla's pleading. Luna, Menori, and Howard head into the forest. First chasing after a small kangaroo-like creature, they then encounter a giant lizard that chases after them instead. They get away at first, but lose their bearings. While trying to find their way, they find a large fresh water lake, but the lizard catches up with them. The three climb up a very large tree to avoid it, but it is soon scared off by loud thumping footsteps. As the source of the footsteps emerges from the forest, it is revealed to be an elephantine creature with a long prehensile tongue that tries to reach the leaves of the big tree to eat, but it cannot. Howard gets frightened and screams, scaring the creature away. Menori and Luna resolve to climb a small mountain in the distance to re-establish their bearings, even though it will mean they won't make it back to the shuttle by nightfall, and Howard follows.
#2 - We`ve Only Just Started Walking
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 4, 2003
Kaoru fashions the obsidian he found into a crude spear which he uses to catch a fish. Chako and Shingo collect worms for bait and build simple fishing rods, but don't have much luck catching fish without hooks. Bell and Sharla continue their attempts to build a fire together, and Sharla eventually succeeds shortly before sunset due to her lighter touch and faster hands, despite both of them rubbing their palms raw. The group is concerned that Luna, Menori, and Howard have not returned, and vow to search for them at sunrise. They are also impressed at the obsidian knife and spear-head that Kaoru made, but he insists that the others should make their own. When Bell reveals that the fish should be cleaned and gutted before eating, something that Kaoru didn't know, he realizes that they all need to work together, and makes more knives, and a fishing hook out of bone for Shingo and Chako. The next day, after spending a night in a small cave, Luna, Menori, and Howard reach the top of the mountain, and discover that they are on an island. Despite being at first depressed that there are no people in sight, they are able to find their bearings again. After drawing a map of the island, they return to the lake for more water, then set off for the shuttle again, meeting up with the other children who have started searching for them.
#3 - We Can Definitely Live Together Amicably
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 18, 2003
Long days of little food followed by long nights of little sleep in the shuttle's seats are beginning to take their toll on the children, who are starting to get irritable and snappish with one another. Luna once again raises the idea of moving to Fairy Lake, building a house in the Magnificent Tree to keep it out of reach of the giant lizard. The children survey the tree, leaving Kaoru behind to tend the fire, who makes saws from panels scavenged from the shuttle. Chako, Shingo and Howard measure the tree for size and strength. When they return to the shuttle, Howard takes a small branch of the Magnificent Tree with him as a souvenir. Shingo and Chako spend the night drawing up plans for a house. The next day, the children - sans Howard, left behind to tend the fire and catch fish for dinner - find straight, sturdy trees and vines to construct the foundation of the house. Dismayed by the amount of effort required, and despite some mishaps, the group manages to complete the foundation. Bored of not being able to catch any fish, Howard comes to see how they are going, but when he climbs the tree to test the foundation, the whole structure collapses. Disheartened, they return to the shuttle - only to find that it too has been destroyed, and their fire has gone out.
#4 - Everyone`s House
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 15, 2004
As children put some finishing touches on their house, Howard emerges from the forest, leading Bell, who is bowed under the weight of one of the shuttle's seats, intended for Howard's exclusive use. Luna protests that if Howard wants the seat, he should carry it himself. They declare the house almost complete, lacking only a front door, until Menori suggests a shower. Meanwhile, Kaoru works at narrowing a river with rocks to force the fish into a smaller area, but still finds them difficult to catch with his spear. While the other children collect wood to construct a shower room and leaves for shower curtains, Bell and Luna attack a pitcher plant, using logs to occupy the tentacle vines. They miss one, which catches Luna. Bell saves Luna, but berates himself for missing it. Luna tells him to have more confidence in himself. They return with the pitcher to use as a tank for the shower. That night, as Bell muses by the fire, Sharla comes to remind him of all the good things he's done for them.
#5 - I Am Transfer Student Luna!
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 16, 2003
In a brief flashback, the main character Luna is shown as a young girl being pushed into an escape capsule by her father, who is then killed in an explosion. Several years later, Luna is preparing for her first day at a school she is transferring into. Upon entering the grounds, she is stopped and scolded by the student council president Menori for running on the pavement, but quickly befriends a kinder girl named Sharla. On their way to class, the girls run into a student named Howard and his gang taunting an older boy from Pluto named Bell, telling him to clean their shoes better. Luna attempts to intervene, only to be told that Bell in fact wants to clean their shoes. At the start of class, Luna is introduced, as is another recent transfer student named Shingo. The teacher discusses a field trip coming up, meant to give the students experience in planetary settling, and some of Earth's late history is revealed. During gym class, Luna, Sharla and another student named Kaoru play Air Basketball against Howard and two others. Luna scores with some help from Kaoru, despite Howard playing rough. On the way home, Shingo nearly hits the girls on a gasoline-powered scooter he has built. While discussing the scooter, they hear Howard and his gang starting a fight with Kaoru. Luna tries to stop the fight, but a member of Howard's gang accidentally starts a fire. Howard and his gang retreats, but Sharla is trapped by the fire.
#6 - Evasion Is Impossible
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 23, 2003
Luna tries to help Sharla, but ends up getting trapped by the fire as well. Shingo tries to save them in a construction vehicle, while Kaoru helps from the shadows by throwing them a line. They manage to escape, but the incident has been kept out of the media because of Howard's father's influence. A week later, Chako, Luna's robot pet, sneaks into her backpack as she heads for the shuttle to depart on the class's field trip. Before boarding the shuttle, Menori announces the groups into which the class has been divided, with Luna being grouped with Menori, Sharla, Bell, Howard, Shingo, and Kaoru. The shuttle runs into an unusually strong gravity storm, and the captain orders the passengers into escape shuttles as a precaution while they perform an emergency warp to escape it. Howard and Shingo excitedly sit in the pilot seats, but as the shuttle begins to warp, someone's hand inadvertently hits the release button of their group's shuttle, leaving the shuttle and the seven children behind in the gravity storm as the main ship warps away.
#7 - Real Wind, Real Sea
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 30, 2003
The shuttle is sucked into the gravity storm, and thrown out of the far end, in an unknown location far from the colony. The children struggle with the ship's unhelpful computer system to determine their position, and it announces that they have entered the gravity well of a planet. As the children theorize on what planet it might be, Chako emerges from Luna's backpack. With the shuttle's autopilot system damaged in the storm, Chako connects to the computer and guides Luna - who has previous experience flying an escape shuttle - through the procedures to land the ship. The ship is struck by lightning on the way down, and crash-lands into an ocean, coming to rest on a large rock. The next morning, as the children emerge from the shuttle to look around, they are surprised to see real clouds, a real ocean, and a real sun. Chako tells them that the atmosphere is similar to Earth's, though not exactly the same. As the children search the shuttle for supplies, Shingo finds a small inflatable life raft, and Menori and Howard decide to row towards nearby land to scout. On their way, they are attacked by a large snake-like sea monster.
#8 - What`s Going To Happen To Us?
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 13, 2003
Menori and Howard try to row back to the shuttle, but the sea monster catches up with them. The monster destroys the boat, but Menori and Howard manage to get back to the shuttle. The children hide inside the shuttle until the monster loses interest and leaves. After waiting some time for the tide to rise, the children emerge and try to push the shuttle lose from the rocks where it is caught so that they can float it to land on the ocean currents. They almost push it free, but the sea monster returns. The children quickly hide inside the shuttle, but this time the monster is more persistent, ramming the shuttle repeatedly and eventually forcing the hatch open. It nearly catches Bell in its jaws, but Kaoru throws a knife at its eye and the monster retreats. The force of the snake pulling its head out of the shuttle lifts it off the rocks, and the shuttle slowly floats towards land. The wounded monster returns once more, but by then the shuttle has entered water too shallow for it to follow. The children tie the shuttle to a tree so that it cannot float away again, and spend the night in the shuttle. Early the next morning, the ground shakes from what sounds like large footsteps.
#9 - Sharla, You Can`t Give Up!
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 20, 2003
The children hear the sounds of a large creature outside the shuttle, and Sharla catches a glimpse of it out the window, causing her to start crying hysterically. The creature bashes the shuttle repeatedly, but after making no progress, seems to lose interest and leaves. In the morning, they find a large footprint in the shuttle's hull, and Chako estimates its height to be around ten meters. Chako deems the shuttle's flight systems useless, but Shingo says he might be able to fix the communications system. They take inventory of what they have with them, and then split up to search for food and water along the beach, with Shingo and Chako staying behind to look at the communications system. Luna tries to cheer Sharla up, but she's very shaken over the recent events, and depressed with their situation in general. Luna and Sharla find some fruit, but a strange carnivorous pitcher plant catches them in its vine-like tentacles. Hearing Sharla scream, Bell and Kaoru come to their rescue, and destroy the plant's pitcher. Shingo doesn't have much success with the communications system and Chako is low on power. The group returns to the shuttle for the night and eat the fruit that Luna, Sharla, Bell, and Kaoru bring back, and Chako uses it to recharge her fuel cell.
#10 - What`s Important In Order To Live
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 11, 2003
The children now have sources of food and water, but the three-hour round trip to the lake takes up too much time and energy every day, and their only means of carrying water are the plastic bottles from the shuttle's emergency rations, which don't hold much water. Bell and Shingo come up with the idea of digging a pit and filling it with water, using their deflated life raft - which washed up on the beach during the night - to hold and carry the water. After digging the pit, the children head towards the lake, on the way encountering the small kangaroo-like creature from earlier. Sharla finds it cute, and calls it a tobihane, from the verb meaning "to hop" (飛び跳ねる tobihaneru?), but she is horrified when the others want to catch it for food. They reach the lake, which Sharla names "Fairy Lake", and stop to rest. When Howard pushes Luna into the lake, she suddenly feels a strange sensation, and is briefly surrounded by a pink glow. After they find fruit on the trees and fish in the lake, Shingo suggests the idea of building a house in the big tree, which Sharla names "Magnificent Tree" (大いなる木 Ooinaru Ki?). As the children inspect the tree, Menori realizes that the footprints left by the elephantine creature they'd encountered earlier were the same as the footprints left in the shuttle's hull after their first night on land. They decide the area around the tree is simply too dangerous, and head back to the beach with the raft filled with water. On the way back, Shingo slips and accidentally spills some water, and Menori's overly-strict admonishment is questioned by Luna.
#11 - Let`s Build A House
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 25, 2003
In the destroyed shuttle, Menori finds her violin undamaged in one of the storage lockers. Luna sees the large creature's footprints leading away. Bell manages to re-start the fire from the remaining embers, and the children spend the night in a nearby cave. Luna decides that their only remaining option is to build a house in the Magnificent Tree after all. She comes up with the idea of using the shuttle's broken-off wings for the house's foundation and floor, but Menori quickly points out that the wings simply too heavy for them to move. However, Shingo comes up with ideas for some of the smaller components, such as making pulleys, or using a porthole for a window. The children return to the lake and start to search for more building materials and food, but while Luna is tying a pulley to a branch the huge creature returns, in a frenzy. Luna falls onto its back, and it runs into the lake. Suddenly, she starts to glow pink, and sees the creature's memory of Howard's Magnificent Tree branch, which he'd brought back to the shuttle the previous day, lying in the shuttle's open hatchway. She realizes the creature had been injured trying to reach the branch, and finds a piece of the shuttle sticking out of the side of its neck - when she pulls it out, the creature calms and starts to eat leaves. However, Howard, returning with fish, sees it and screams in terror, which frightens the creature away.
#12 - Not Alone
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 22, 2004
Two weeks later, the children have returned their efforts to food-gathering, but they find they've already picked the nearby trees clean of fruit. They decide to go further afield the next day, but all are concerned about Kaoru's habit of doing his own thing. The following day, Bell, Luna and Chako find potatoes, while Kaoru and Sharla check the fish trap, but find it empty. Kaoru walks away to hunt on his own, but Sharla turns back to see fish swim into the trap. Kaoru arrives to dinner late, having caught a small lizard while hunting. Later that night, Luna brings Kaoru dinner as he sharpens his knife in the cleaning area, and she tells him that he doesn't have to act alone - they're stronger if they work together.
#13 - I Heard A Voice
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 29, 2004
After stopping work for the day, Luna goes to wash her hands in the lake. As she remembers the other times she saw strange visions while in the lake, she suddenly sees a vision showing a journey down a river into the Eastern Forest, and a voice telling her to come. That night, she tells the others about her desire to go there, and Howard and Bell volunteer to join her. Bell and Luna build a raft out of bamboo, while Howard makes a bow. Shingo and Menori are working the field, until Shingo suddenly collapses. They leave him to rest in the shade of the Magnificent Tree, and he sits starting at a photo of his family.
#14 - A Forest Where Anything and Everything is Big
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 5, 2004
As Luna, Bell and Howard head deeper into the Eastern Forest, Shingo works on the communication system back at the house, but is frustrated that he doesn't have enough parts. Shingo and Chako return to the shuttle for more parts, but Shingo gets angry at Chako's dismissive attitude. Later, he tries to operate the communications device using Chako as a power supply, but is unsuccessful.
#15 - I Really Want To Go Home
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 12, 2004
Chako and Shingo investigate the machine, and determine it to be a nano-plant - a collection of nanomachines - that was controlling the crustacean. They realize the nano-plant means there is intelligent life somewhere on the planet. Shingo announces that he might be able to use the nano-plant to fix the communications system, but Howard assumes that Shingo is guaranteed to be successful and gets excited. Despite working all night, Shingo isn't finished by the next morning - Howard, however, continues with his unreasonable expectations. Howard and Shingo get into a heated argument, which ends with Shingo storming off. Luna comes to the conclusion that Shingo is homesick - being two years younger than the rest of the children, he feels it much worse.
#16 - There`s Always A Blue Sky in Your Heart
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 19, 2004
The children are forced to put their plans to re-visit the ruins on hold when Luna develops a high fever. On Chako's advice, they split up to search for medicinal foods and plants for her - Chako and Sharla look for an arrowroot-analogue, Bell and Shingo look for mugwort, Kaoru goes to get eggs, Howard looks for fruit, and Menori remains behind to take care of Luna. The hunt for arrowroot is difficult, worsened by the arrival of bad weather, but Sharla insists on continuing, even after badly scraping her knee. Sharla wants to be strong for Luna, so Chako tells her the story of her first meeting with Luna, shortly after her mother died. Chako tells Sharla the secret of Luna's strength - to remember that even when bad things come, there's always a blue sky in your heart.
#17 - These Are The Eastern Woods!?
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 26, 2004
Shingo, impatient with the delay in plans to investigate the ruins, sneaks out early one morning, talking Howard into coming with him, and Howard kidnaps Chako without Shingo's knowledge. When the other children wake up and find them missing, Luna, Bell and Menori follow. In the forest, Chako and Shingo are fascinated by the fact that gravity seems lower. Both groups find themselves lost and walking in circles. Chako, Shingo and Howard find a giant tobihane, dead, and are subsequently chased by the giant Tasmanian-devil-like predator that killed it. They run into Luna, Bell and Menori, and the six of them flee together. The mysterious voice tells Luna to jump over a cliff to escape, and when the children do so, they disappear half-way down and find themselves in front of the ruins. They realise the forest they were lost in was some sort of illusion. The giant crustacean appears again, but in a reflex, Luna tells it to stop in her mind, and it does. They approach the door of the ruins, and when Luna places her hand against it, the ruins glow pink and the door opens. The children enter, finding a small alien boy in a cold-sleep capsule inside.
#18 - Please... Take Care Of This Child...
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 4, 2004
The children discuss the boy, and the possibility of first contact with aliens, and Luna remembers the image of the alien family that she'd seen the first time she came to the ruins. Luna looks at the boy in thought, while the other children push random buttons on a nearby console to see what happens. Suddenly, a hologram of the planet appears, showing several locations marked. The planet starts red, but blue areas start spreading from each marked location. In the cold-sleep capsule, the boy suddenly opens his eyes. They all hear the voice that Luna had heard earlier - it says "Alduram Gyet", and when Luna places her hand on the capsule and repeats it, the capsule opens. As the child gets out and stands up, a card comes out of the cold-sleep capsule's control panel. When they take the card, the ruins start shutting down, and the door starts closing. The children escape with the alien boy just in time.
#19 - A-da-m
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 11, 2004
The next day, Howard volunteers to look after the boy - who seems to be unable to speak - in order to get out of doing more strenuous work. Luna thinks Alduram Gyet is the boy's name, but Howard, unable to pronounce it, dubs him Adam. Chako and Shingo study the card from the ruins. Howard attempts to teach Adam how to steal fruit without being caught, but while Howard is distracted, Adam fills his arms with fruit and starts throwing them around. Menori scolds him for wasting food, and Howard accidentally reveals that he was teaching Adam to steal. Adam tries to help the others in their tasks, but whatever he does to help, Menori scolds him for messing up. Later, Menori plays her violin, and Adam sits listening, enthralled. That night, the children try to teach Adam to say their names, but Adam is only interested in Menori. He tries to get her to play her violin, but Menori becomes angry at him for touching it. Menori tells Luna she has no idea what to do with children, but Luna tells her she just needs to smile.
#20 - Winter Approaches
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 18, 2004
As the weather continues to become colder and more overcast, Luna, Shingo and Chako return to the ruins to investigate it as a warmer place to live, but are unable to find a way in. Chako takes a sample of the substance being emitted from the top, and the three return to Everyone's House. Menori and Howard scavenge the upholstery from the shuttle's seats to make cloaks. Bell, foreseeing colder weather to come, wants everyone to move to a cave. However, despite Bell's enthusiasm for its shape and location, the cave's rocky floor and dank atmosphere don't endear it to any of the other children, who are reluctant to leave the house they worked so hard to build. Bell decides to work on his own.
#21 - I Don`t Want to Say Goodbye
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 25, 2004
Two weeks later, the snow lies thick on the ground, but in the cave - named "Star Hole" by Sharla - the children are surviving. Pague is living in a rock shelter nearby, but he is suffering in the cold, and leaves for him to eat are getting scarcer. Bell, Shingo and Chako return to the ruins to find a way in and shut it down, trying to interface the communications system with the card that came from Adam's cold-sleep capsule, but are unsuccessful. On the way back, however, they find a valley full of other creatures like Pague, which is kept warm and fertile by a hot spring.
#22 - In The Light
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 1, 2004
The snow is falling heavily, and no one is able to find any food. Kaoru decides to head out again, even though it's close to sunset, but falls down a crevasse while chasing a tobihane. When he doesn't return, Luna goes to look for him. She finds him and pulls him out of the crevasse, but the snow is falling too heavily to find their way back to the Star Hole, so they spend the night in a snow cave. Luna brings up the time Sharla found another boy's ID card in Kaoru's clothing. The boy was Louis, Kaoru's rival at pilot school. While Kaoru was piloting a ship through an asteroid field, the hull was punctured and Louis was sucked into space. Kaoru had blamed himself ever since, but Luna, remembering her father's last words, tell Kaoru that perhaps Louis was telling Kaoru to live on.
#23 - Who? Who Is It?
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Apr 8, 2004
A blizzard has been going on for ten days, preventing any of the children from leaving the cave. Shingo, Chako and Adam use the opportunity to investigate the card they found in the ruins. They realize the card is a biometric identification system, encoded to respond only to Adam. Bell, Luna, Shingo, Chako and Adam brave the blizzard to head for the ruins. While they stop for the night en route, Adam dreams about his parents. Chako starts shutting down due to the extreme cold, but at her insistence, they press on. They reach the ruins and try to open the door, but Chako collapses. Adam cries out for her, and suddenly the card lifts into the air, glowing green, and the door opens.
#24 - For The Future
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Apr 15, 2004
Back at Star Hole, Adam has a dream in which he sees his parents in some sort of control room. He sees his mother coughing, then they place him in the cold-sleep capsule, and he awakes with a start. Later, the children discuss the dream. Chako and Shingo believe the ruins are a spaceship, and want to return with Adam to spend several days investigating. Kaoru takes them there, while the rest of the children move back to Everyone's House. Five days pass while Chako and Shingo investigate every nook and cranny in the ruins, and Adam tries to recall the memory of his parents. Adam eventually remembers his mother's last words - "for the sake of the future", and when he speaks them out loud, the walls light up, and the centre of the room's floor lowers down, revealing a hidden door to the control room.
#25 - Do You Read Me?
Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Apr 22, 2004
Shingo is able to make contact with the newly-arrived spaceship, the Orion, who reveal that they need a replacement gyrostabilizer, before the radio cuts off as the ship enters the atmosphere. Adam fears that he'll be left behind alone if they get rescued, but LUna promises to take him with them. The children run to the four sides of the island to make signal fires so that the ship can find them. Howard gets the closest one, the eastern end, and starts his fire, Adam, Chako and Shingo stay at the ruins, and the rest of them head west. While waiting to climb the rope up the cliff leading out of the Eastern Forest, Kaoru decides to investigate behind the waterfall, and finds a cave leading up to the top. They then split up to head for the north, west and south extremities of the island.