Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto (STAR DRIVER 輝きのタクト, Sutā Doraibā Kagayaki no Takuto?) is a 2010 Japanese anime television series created and animated by BONES and produced by Aniplex. The series is directed by Takuya Igarashi, with character designs by Yoshiyuki Ito and Hiroka and Misa Mizuya. The anime premiered on October 3, 2010. Aniplex of America premiered the first episode at the 2010 New York Comic Con/New York Anime Festival on October 9, 2010.
This story takes place on an island named Southern Cross Isle. One night, a boy named Takuto washes up on shore swimming from the mainland. He later enrolls in Southern Cross High School as a freshmen and makes new friends. However, underneath the school is a group of mysterious giants called Cybodies. Soon Takuto, The "Ginga Bishonen" (or "Galactic Pretty Boy") sees himself in a fight with a mysterious organization known as "Kiraboshi Juujidan" (Translated to "Glittering Crux Brigade") which intends to take possession of the island's Cybodies for their own purposes and break the seals of the shrine maidens, the protectors of the islands secrets.
Apprivoise (from the French verb "apprivoiser", which mean "to tame") is the term that is used to describe the process by which a Cybody is summoned into active battle. An apprivoisation can occur in one of several ways. In the case of Glittering Star, a member must possess a mask and use it in conjunction with a giant machine that serves as a chamber. They can only summon within Zero Time, not outside.
Undine, Wako, Takuto, and Sugata have the ability to summon Cybodies via the mark on their chest. Takashi is also rumored to have this ability, but it has yet to be proved. Wako has yet to summon her Maiden Cybody. It is unknown if Sakana-Chan still possesses her ability to summon her Maiden Cybody, or if she is unable to now that her seal is broken.
In total, there are rumored to be twenty two Cybodies. Each Cybody is named after a letter in the Hebrew alphabet. According to the alphabet, the Cybodies that have yet to be revealed are Mem, Gimel, Zayin, Haith, Lamedh, Qoph, Res, and Sin.
Protagonist of the series. A 15-year old boy who left the mainland to go to the Southern Cross Island for a "fabulous school life". With a bright & positive personality, he easily makes friends with all the people in the school thus becoming popular. Unknown to all, he is the "Galactic Pretty Boy", a person that has the ability to control a Cybody directly & unleash it's true power. He use his gift to fight with Glittering Crux Brigade to stop them from capturing Wako that is they key of releasing Cybody to outside world. Takuto has a habit to say "It's a pinch!" when he's into trouble.