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Battle of the Planets vs. Science Ninja Team Gatchaman [Feb. 8th, 2007|10:21 pm]
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Growing up in the early 80s, two shows were really different to everything else, Battle of the Planets and Monkey, people really got hurt, some people died and the ending were not a 100% happy (Starfleet shared these qualities when it was shown a few years later), plus both had cool theme songs (Starfleet opening and closing titles).

I was (and still am) a huge fan only much later did I learn they were both from Japan, which lead to finding out about anime. So after all this time its strange to see an uncut english dubbed version of Gatchaman, just to see what they changed and whats the same. From read some of the history of the show, I knew the original was more violent, but I was not expect it to so much kore full on, given this is a show produced in the 70s, any way see for yourself, here the first episode of both shows:

Attack of the Space Terrapin 1, 2, 3 vs. Gatchaman Versus Turtle King 1, 2, 3

With Gatchaman, I wonder how much the over the top drama is the dub or me just become more cynical as the years go on. It was also a surprise just how much of the music they kept. Just some Nostalgia and animation history. Dangerously both are out of DVD (I have Starfleet on VCD already) and my birthday is coming up soon.

Bonus links:
Monkey, Battle of the Planets, Starfleet