Monday, March 07, 2011

Spaceship Sagittarius Review and Gallery

UPDATE: The show is fully subbed! You can get it here! - http://bakabt.me/169346-uchuusen-sagittarius-spaceship-sagittarius-divx.html

After I had the fortune to get my hands on the first 3 episodes of "Spaceship Sagittarius" with English subtitles, I decided that it's just not enough and I get the rest of the series (77 episodes total) in Japanese... hopefully my sister's Japanese will be fluent enough to translate if we watch them together!

But it's just so awesome that I decided to share a few random images from various episodes. For some reason this show is widely forgotten, and it deserves to be in the hall of fame of the greatest cartoon series ever made! It just has everything you can imagine and everything you can't!

Different planets, so many cultures, creatures, landscapes, all created with tons of brilliant imagination! Add to this hardcore sci-fi stories told with the simplistic and cartoonish character design which adds some kind of bizarre atmosphere and makes it feel even more appealing and out-of-this-world! And the fact that you don't see any human beings, but it's all anthropomorphic characters and aliens just tingles your mind! Where and when is this happening? It is a whole new galaxy that makes your imagination go wild! Imagine the impart it had on me when I watched it at the age of 5!

I remember I was so amazed and even shocked by many of the episodes. I actually strated taking apart calculators I found at home, because I was "collecting parts to build a spaceship"! :)

It's Nippon animation at its best and it's a shame to be released in Japan only! I hope this series gets a well deserved international release!

And here is some info straight from nipponanimation.com :

Based on an Italian comic book (Original title: ALTRI MONDI) written by Andrea Romori, this delightful series depicts a series of funny and thrilling adventures featuring the three main characters.
Working for a multi-purpose space agency, Toppy and Rana make friends with Giraffe, a scientist, and go through various adventures in space. The three encounter danger at times, but their friendship always saves them just in the nick of time. Young viewers are certain to be attracted by the exciting story-line and the lovable characters. This series won the Atom Prize at the Japan Animation Festival and was selected as one of the best animation programs of the year.














4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This show was so weird and epic. I watched it in french when I was a kid and I had long forgotten it. In the mid 90's I used to try to search for the show again but found nothing on the internet. Then I tried again less than a year ago and was overjoyed to find so much information about it. The french dubs were lost in a fire and all that's left are the japanese masters and some bulgarian bootlegs. I've since watched the rest of the series in japanese without knowing how to speak the language. I pretty much had to guess what the characters were saying but the show's director always made it very clear what the story was about on a sub-lingual level. It's really rare and unique and I really can't shut up about this show.

Nenko said...

Hey there Anonymous ;)
I happen to have English subtitles for the first 30-something episodes of the series, and they are synchronised with the Japanese RAW release on the net. So if you are interested, tell me how I can send them to you :) I'd be glad to help another fan! I got them almost by accident, another fan shared with me and I'd like to spread them around.

eric yu said...

I tired to look for this anime for really long time, the only thing i can remember was the guy that look like the cactus...anyways I watch it in chinese when i was a kid, it seem like this anime was pretty popular all over the world back in the days

Nik said...

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