Tekkaman


A while back, I'd gotten my hands on some decent, English subbed (Malaysian DVDs, I believe) 宇宙の騎士テッカマン (Space Knight Tekkaman). I don't watch much anime, anymore, but I still have that hankering to watch some 70's and 80's stuff I'd never really gotten a chance to see. Finally sat down to watch them this last weekend...what a terrible, yet awesome show. Got to love it when the lead character is basically a bigot, and hates all "aliens", and the enemies have elite "Space Ninja". Plus, the hero crawls into the groin of a robot (Pegas) in order to become Tekkaman. Great stuff. On a side note, Spring and anime/anime con season always gets me a little wistful, thinking back to the old con days....I've tried to go to the local (Sakuracon), but without my PG peeps, these things have really passed me by.

Closing


Transformation


Craptastic Sub


A really kickass Italian cosplay

5 comments:

DVC said...

Hah! The 'craptastic sub' is in fact the *craptastic dub* produced by the one-and-only Wm.Winkler and mighty 'Fre-do Patten'. 25 episodes were dubbed and packaged for syndication circa 1985, though I doubt very many markets actually saw it* This goofy dub is rendered goofier knowing that folks had by-then witnessed the glorious dubbing of Voltron, Tranzor Z, and Robotech :/

If only this was available to the pre-Force Five market... along with all of the toys~!

*This syndicated package made it to the Twin Cities market, but didn't last long...

hillsy said...

Er, yeah....I meant "dub". That's what happens when you rush a brog. ;)

That was '85? This show was done in '75 and LOOKS it. Must have looked SO dated when it came out here....

Tohoscope said...

Personally I dig the '75 Tekkaman. I've been watching the '77 Yatterman lately and even without dubs or subs it's got it's low quality episodes and it's hight quality episodes. This stuff looks better animated then the current Pokemon episodes.

hillsy said...

Oh, I agree....it's really well done. I meant more the style in the anime - dress, hairdos, music etc. - are DEFINITELY dated. That's part of the charm, for me, though.

Tohoscope said...

Heh...yeah, the afros and bell bottoms kinda give it away.

I think back in the 80s I just assumed Japan was stuck in the 70s. Star Blazers and Battle of the Planets and their long haired hippy freaks filling out their casts. Japanese cartoons seemed to have more hair then the Hair Bear Bunch. But then I'd watch Godzilla VS Megalon and that confirmed it for me. Japan was filled with hippies in polyester jumpsuits. Disco was obviously king at the time. Maybe Godzilla VS Disco would've been a better movie?