Okay, Leiji Matsumoto fans! Apologies that we only got one Starzinger episode released in 2020, I’m hoping to be a bit more productive with this series in 2021.
As always, thanks to my good friend Gou no Ken, who helped me rescue this project after the dissolution of the group that was originally working on it, ILA Fansubs. Be sure to check out Gou no Ken’s website, The Old School Anime & Retro Cave, for lots of rare soundtrack rips from vinyl LP as well as rare OVA rips from VHS.
And of course thanks to all of the original members of ILA (I Love Anime) Fansubs for all the work they did on this series, especially GXseries for the translations, and FreekieDee for providing me with their script files after the group disbanded.
We’re making our comeback releasing this series with a particularly good episode, one of Gou no Ken’s favorites and one of mine as well. This one was written by the show’s head writer Tatsuo Tamura and directed by its chief director Yugo Serikawa. The tragic hero is not only a great example of Matsumoto-style anguish and regret, he’s also portrayed by one of my favorite voice actors, Makio Inoue. With a prolific resume that includes characters like Goemon from Lupin the Third and Zabitan from Akumaizer 3, Inoue is probably best known for his work as one of Leiji Matsumoto’s most famous characters, Space Pirate Captain Harlock.
Get it from Mega.
More episodes of Starzinger in the coming months, not to mention quite a few other treats for Leiji Matsumoto fans…