The WORST Episodes of Uninhabited Planet SURVIVE

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2021

Network: NHK

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.

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Gentle Melody

#1 - Gentle Melody

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 8, 2004

The children, with Pague's help, rip some of the remaining bulkhead panels off the shuttle to use on the house, while Menori stands to one side directing their efforts. As they start to lift the panels onto a cart for Pague to haul to Fairy Lake, Howard protests that Menori is standing doing nothing. Luna asks Menori to pitch in, but on helping to lift the first panel, she cuts her finger. As she spaces out, Bell fashions a bandage from a strip of Sharla's handkerchief. She has a flashback to a memory of her mother taking away her pain when she injured her finger as a child, then a memory of her mother's funeral, with a voice-over from her father commanding her to always hide her emotions from other people. Sharla and Shingo attempt to cheer her up, but she brushes them off.

star 6.96
28 votes
I Am Transfer Student Luna!

#2 - 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.

star 7.00
28 votes
Evasion Is Impossible

#3 - 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.

star 7.00
28 votes
Real Wind, Real Sea

#4 - 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.

star 7.00
28 votes
What`s Going To Happen To Us?

#5 - 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.

star 7.00
28 votes
Sharla, You Can`t Give Up!

#6 - 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.

star 7.00
28 votes
What`s Important In Order To Live

#7 - 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.

star 7.00
28 votes
Let`s Build A House

#8 - 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.

star 7.00
28 votes
Not Alone

#9 - 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.

star 7.00
27 votes
I Heard A Voice

#10 - 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.

star 7.00
27 votes
A Forest Where Anything and Everything is Big

#11 - 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.

star 7.00
27 votes
I Really Want To Go Home

#12 - 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.

star 7.00
27 votes
There`s Always A Blue Sky in Your Heart

#13 - 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.

star 7.00
27 votes
These Are The Eastern Woods!?

#14 - 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.

star 7.00
27 votes
Please... Take Care Of This Child...

#15 - 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.

star 7.00
27 votes
A-da-m

#16 - 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.

star 7.00
27 votes
Winter Approaches

#17 - 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.

star 7.00
27 votes
I Don`t Want to Say Goodbye

#18 - 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.

star 7.00
27 votes
In The Light

#19 - 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.

star 7.00
27 votes
Who? Who Is It?

#20 - 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.

star 7.00
27 votes
For The Future

#21 - 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.

star 7.00
27 votes
Do You Read Me?

#22 - 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.

star 7.00
27 votes
Tenacious Bunch

#23 - Tenacious Bunch

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired Apr 29, 2004

Kaoru finds the escape pod from the Orion washed up on the shore, and brings the occupant - an old man - to the rest of the children. When the old man wakes, he hurriedly puts out their signal fire, telling them the people on the ship are escaped prisoners. They'd hijacked the ship and killed the rest of the crew, only to be sucked through a gravity storm, finding themselves near the planet, where they picked up Shingo's signal. The old man, named Porte, was the ship's mechanic - he sabotaged the ship as it came in to land, stealing the spare gravity control device before escaping. He also realizes he knows who the children are - their disappearance was big news throughout known space, and Howard's father had offered a large reward for their safe return.

star 7.00
27 votes
This is for Everyone`s Sake

#24 - This is for Everyone`s Sake

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired May 6, 2004

Howard has stolen the gyrostabilizer from the ruins and is taking it to the three escapees to bargain it exchange for their rescue, with the added incentive of the reward they would get for the children's safe return. The escapees tell Howard they can only take one person with them, so Howard decides to accept the offer, and send help for the others later. Once the escapees have the gyrostabilizer, however, they turn on Howard and are about to kill him, until they realize that Howard took the wrong component.

star 7.00
27 votes
I Finally Also...

#25 - I Finally Also...

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired May 13, 2004

Menori, acting as spokesperson, tells the escapees to put down their weapons and move away from them, and Brindo plays along. They start the hostage exchange, but Brindo catches Kaoru heading towards the discarded weapons, and Zilba pulls out a needle gun and shoots at him. In the resulting confrontation, Howard gets hit by a needle. The children cross the river to escape, but find themselves still in range of Brindo's laser gun. Things look dire until Adam arrives, followed by the giant crustacean from the ruins, acting under Adam's unconscious control, which distracts the escapees long enough for the children to escape. They head for the ruins, relying on the illusory forest to slow the escapees down, leaving Kaoru behind to watch them.

star 7.00
27 votes