Lensman: Galactic Patrol (1984) – Episode 11

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This the first of six Lensman episodes written by Haruya Yamazaki, whose impressive resume includes the scripts for Hayao Miyazaki’s Lupin III movie Cagliostro Castle, half of the episodes of Space Pirate Captain Harlock and Cobra, and various episodes of such classics as Ashita no Joe, Ganso Tensai Bakabon, Urashiman, and Zero Tester.

Episodes 11-12 are a two-parter involving Admiral Haynes’ granddaughter, and a gang of space thugs called the Skull Killers. Yamazaki’s next story, a four-parter running from episodes 13-16, is a lot weirder as you’ll see eventually.

Get the soft subtitled mkv from Nyaa or Mega.

Or the hard subtitled mp4 from Nyaa or Mega.

Lensman is a joint project with the /m/subs crew, check out their site here. Thanks to project coordinator Marty McFlies, sky79 for the translation, starseeker for translation QC, and Crush Zombie & Shidoni for the song translations. Thanks to drmecha of the sakuga80/Gunsight Team for help with cast & staff credit translations. Special thanks to Dougo13 for providing the rare video source, recorded on a Betamax videocassette by his friend in Nagasaki on December 22nd, 1984.

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Otoko Ippiki Gaki Daisho – Serial 01, Part 6 (end)

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The boss of the brats refuses to die. For if he doesn’t make it, the lovely Tomoko will be brutally devoured by wild dogs. No pressure.

Get it from Nyaa or Mediafire.

Or get the 40 minute omnibus edition of the entire serial from Nyaa or Mediafire.

We are planning on doing more of these serials in the future. But you don’t have to wait that long for more bancho action with Mankichi Togawa, “the boss of the brats.” Check out the first volume of the hit Shonen Jump manga this was based on, scanlated by Hokuto no Gun, also our partners in subtitling the anime version. You can find the manga here. It’s fun to compare and contrast the first chapter of the manga with this first anime serial.

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Otoko Ippiki Gaki Daisho – Serial 01, Part 5

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Who let the dogs out? (Who, who, who, who?) And will the foreman send Mankichi to his doom, like he sent Mankichi’s father ten years ago?

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Otoko Ippiki Gaki Daisho – Serial 01, Part 4

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In Part 4, Mankichi visits Tomoko, the girl from the boating incident, to apologize. To make it up to Tomoko, he takes her for a fun afternoon outing, with a watchful granny in tow. Later, Mankichi gets his anticipated revenge match against Gontaro.

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Otoko Ippiki Gaki Daisho – Serial 01, Part 3

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Part 3, in which Mankichi’s sidekick helps him out of a mealtime dilemma, and he is confronted by rival gang boss Gontaro.

Get it from Nyaa or Mediafire.

As pointed out in the comments, this episode has the wrong CRC. The file name says it’s 3F224C8E, but the actual CRC is 5B60DF7E. I think I may have modified the file’s tags and forgotten to get the new CRC after I’d finished.

In any case, I’ve fixed this on the Mediafire version, and added a note on Nyaa. This issue shouldn’t affect playback of the file.

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Otoko Ippiki Gaki Daisho – Serial 01, Part 2

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Part 2, in which our hero Mankichi gets up to some boating shenanigans, and meets a new potential friend (in clear violation of principle  number three of the Mankichi Family).

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Otoko Ippiki Gaki Daisho – Serial 01, Part 1

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So many legendary franchises have been launched by manga originally serialized in the magazine for the manliest of boys, Weekly Shonen Jump. Mazinger Z, Cobra, Kinnikuman, Dr. Slump, Hokuto no Ken, Dragon Ball, City Hunter, Sakigake!! Otokojuku, Saint Seiya, Rurouni Kenshin, One Piece, Naruto, and countless other fan favorites made their mark on the public, often being spun off into popular anime and merchandising empires.

One of the first strips in Shonen Jump to really become a massive hit with the public was Hiroshi Motomiya’s Otoko Ippiki Gaki Daisho, which made its debut in October 1968 with issue #11. The story’s protagonist is Mankichi Togawa, a middle school delinquent being raised by a widowed mother in a tiny rural fishing village. Mankichi is known as “the boss of the brats,” due to his devoted following of downtrodden younger kids.

With the huge success of the manga, this anime adaptation debuted the following year, in September 1969. Unlike the standard format of 25 minute weekly episodes that has been the norm for most televised anime, Otoko Ippiki Gaki Daisho was shown as a daily serial, with each story comprising of six parts running about seven minutes each, shown from Sunday through Friday.

This is a joint project with our friends at Hokuto no Gun. Check out their site for tons of cool shonen manga and anime. For this coming week we will be releasing the first serial one segment per day, as it was originally shown in Japan nearly 50 years ago. For those who prefer to wait and see the entire story in one gulp, on Friday when we release the final part, we will also be releasing a 40 minute compilation of the story.

Get part 1 from Nyaa or Mediafire.

Look for more Otoko Ippiki Gaki Daisho serials in the coming months, as well as other joint projects with Hokuto no Gun and our other partner groups, and some solo projects as well.

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