ii_jidai (formerly toki_o_koete) (ii_jidai) wrote,
ii_jidai (formerly toki_o_koete)
ii_jidai

So THAT's a Quarter-Century..."Galvion" Turns 25!

Today the Give-A-Showa Projector salutes one of my guiltiest pleasures, the 1984 Kokusai Eigasha series "Chou Kousoku Galvion":



(And the very next day, February 4, 1984, saw the debut of "Heavy Metal L-Gaim"...so chalk up another quarter-century celebrant tomorrow! [That's the date its first actual animated episode aired; the previous week was a solid half-hour introductory special (we called it "episode zero" in those callow days of North American fandom), with a Tominocious jaw-fest punctuated with occasional shots of Mamoru Nagano drawing lifesize "L-Gaim" characters on clear upright panels around the set. So, anyway: celebrate with confidence! ;^) ])

Man, "Giant Gorg" hits the big 2-5 this year too, on April 5...Heck, get your calendar ready...


Here are all the anime debut dates of 1984 (tokusatsu too, while I was at it)! These are TV series, unless noted otherwise.

1/07: "Okawari-Boy Starzans" (dang, man, shoulda thought of this sooner...)
1/08: "Makiba no Shoujo Katori" (oops again...)
2/03: "Chou Kousoku Galvion"
2/04: "Juusenki [Heavy Metal] L-Gaim" and "Chou Denshi Bioman"
2/07: "Yume Senshi Wingman" and "Souya Monogatari"
2/11: "Urusei Yatsura 2 Beautiful Dreamer" [movie] and "Wata no Kunihoshi" [movie]
3/02: "Uchuu Keiji Shaider"
3/03: "Lupin III Part 3" and "Tongari Boushi no Memoru"
3/04: "Video Senshi Laserion" and "Boukensha-tachi Ganba to 7piki no Nakama" [movie]
3/10: "Shounen Kenya" [movie]
3/11: "Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa" [movie] and "Meitantei Holmes" [movie] and "Choujin Locke" [movie] and "Mirai Shounen Conan: Tokubetsuhen Kyodaiki Gigant no Fukkatsu" [movie]
3/17: "Doraemon: Nobita no Makai Daibouken" [movie] and "Ninja Hattori-kun+Parman Chounouryoku Wars" [movie] and "Oshin" [movie] and "Ultraman ZOFFY Ultra no Senshi VS Daikaijuu Gundan" [movie] and "Ultraman Kids M7.8 Hoshi no Yukaina Nakama" [movie]
3/18: "Gu-Gu Ganmo"
3/20: "Chiisana Koi no Monogatari: Chitchi to Sarii no Hatsukoi no Shiki" [telefeature]
4/03: "Oyoneko Buunyan"
4/05: "Giant Gorg" and "Ranpoo"
4/09: "Glass no Kamen" and "Chikkun Takkun"
4/13: "Attacker YOU!"
4/15: "God Mazinger" and "Chou Jikuu Kidan Southern Cross"
7/06: "Mahou no Yousei Perusha"
7/07: "Fushigina Koala Blinky"
7/14: "Ultraman Monogatari" [movie] and Toei Manga Matsuri: "Kinnikuman"/"Chou Denshi Bioman"/"Uchuu Keiji Shaider"/"The Kabocha Wine: Nita no Aijou Monogatari" [movie]
7/21: "Macross: Ai Oboeteimasu ka" [movie] and "SF Shinseiki Lensman" [movie] and "Birth" [movie]
8/04: "Chikyuu Monogataro Telepath 2500" [movie]
8/19: "Daishizen no Majuu Bagi" [telefeature]
9/01: "Yoroshiku Mechadoc"
9/27: "Futaridaka"
10/04: "Hokuto no Ken" and "Koala Boy Kokkii" (I know who won...)
10/05: "Panzer World Galient"
10/06: "Chouriki Robo Galatt" and "Galactic Patrol Lensman" and "Ashita Tenki ni Naare"
10/07: "Seijuushi Bismark"
10/09: "Taotao Ehonkan II"
11/06: "Meitantei Holmes"
12/22: Toei Manga Matsuri: "Kinnikuman Ooabare! Seigichoujin"/"Dr. Slump Arale-chan Hoyoyo! Bananajou no Hihou"/"Uchuu Keiji Shaida Tsuiseki! Shigishigi Yuukaidan" [movie]

Interesting...and with 33 anime series or telefeatures produced for broadcast in 1984, the list was a piece o' cake to do (thanks, ja.wikipedia.org!) compared to, say, doing one for 2008: According to the January '09 issue of ANIMEDIA, last year 125 different anime series were produced for broadcast...and if that's not "yikes!" enough, that's down from 137 in 2007...


*Whew*, now my educational penance for inflicting "Galvion" on untold innocents is done...off to bed!
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