[[caption-width-right:350:Just your regular middle-school anime.]]
''Shingu: Secret Of The Stellar Wars'' is an science fiction {{Anime}} produced by studio Madhouse under director Tatsuo Sato, aired on the NHK network. The series consists of 26 episodes released between May 8th, 2001 and December 4th, 2001. On March 3, 2008, the series made its North American television debut on the Creator/FUNimation Channel.

The premise of the {{Anime}} revolves around an alien invasion of Tokyo being repelled by a mysterious giant being which is almost a monster in itself. The attack and giant creature are witnessed by many of those at a highschool. Shortly after highschool student Murata Hajime witnesses fellow classmates using psychic abilities and is drawn into the mysteries of the apparent psychic powers and the alien attack.
!!This work shows examples of:
* AdultsAreUseless: Played with: Adults are not useless per say, but have there hands tied. [[spoiler:Key members of the FiveManBand being [[DeathByOriginStory dead]] also prevents them from being helpful.]]
* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: More like a highly responsible student council than anything.
* AllMythsAreTrue
* AllYourPowersCombined: [[spoiler: Nayuta's powers combined with Shun, Hachiyou and Kyouichi's allow Nayuta to travel through space.]]
* AudienceSurrogate: Hajime Murata, who narrates everything that happens to him so the viewers will understand what's going on.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Somewhat stilted due to how much authority one can have at their age, but it can be seen in everyone.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Hajime Murata occasionally turns to the audience and comments. Of course, other characters ask who he is talking to and think he is strange. Kazuo Murata, Hajime father, also does this when he first show up. "[[LineageComesFromTheFather Like father]], [[SharedFamilyQuirks like son]]".
* ComesGreatResponsibility: An oft-seen characteristic.
* CoolStarship: [[spoiler:seen in the last episodes.]]
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Naiyuta Moriyama
** TheLancer: Kyouichi Moriguchi
** TheBigGuy: Hachiyou Tsunamori
** TheSmartGuy: Harumi Mineo
** SpeedBlitz: Shun Morihata
** SixthRanger: Muryou Subaru
* GreatOffscreenWar: [[spoiler:10,000 years ago. That only ends after [[ApocalypseHow galactic physical annihilation]]]].
* [[spoiler: HiddenElfVillage]]
* {{Highschool}}: Misumaru Middle School.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: Between Muryou Subaru and Kyouichi Moriguchi.
* {{Narrator}}: Hajime Murata, who explains everything that happens in Tokyo.
* HumanAliens: You can be forgiven if you can not tell the alien and humans apart just by looking.
* JapaneseSchoolClub: Hajime and Muryou start a festival club.
* LamarckWasRight
* NewTransferStudent: Subaru.
* NextSundayAD: It's 2070, but that is not important.
* [[spoiler: OurAncestorsAreSuperheroes]]
* [[spoiler: PowerParasite]]
* RockBeatsLaser: Some well-thrown rocks stops a cyborg.
* SchoolClubsAreSeriousBusiness: Plenty of {{extracurricular enthusiast}} in the future it seems.
* SchoolFestival: Hajime and Muryou have a festival skit.
* SchoolNewspaperNewshound
* SliceOfLife
* SlidingScaleOfLeadershipResponsibility: Everyone falls petty high on the scale.
* [[spoiler: SuperpowerfulGenetics: Most if not all the locals, but more prominent in the chosen.]]
* TokyoIsTheCentreOfTheUniverse
* TownWithADarkSecret: [[spoiler:The older residents know about the power of Shingu and have kept it a secret from the rest of the human and other aliens. This explain why, when they saw the White Giant fighting the Aliens, they don't react with shock and awe. Plus, there a village where Muryou and Setsuna Subaru grew up that not even other members of the dark secret know about.]]
* TranslatorMicrobes: is required that visitors speak the native language.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: Naiyuta and Harumi are the only girls in the main student cast.
* TwoTeacherSchool: Yamamoto-sensei and Isozaki-sensei are the only two prominent teachers we see.
* {{Tsundere}}: Nayuta and Kyouichi.