God Mars Series Streamed with English Subtitles on Hulu
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Video distribution website Hulu is currently streaming the first six episodes of TMS Entertainment's God Mars television anime series with English subtitles. The 64-episode series based on Mitsuteru Yokoyama's (Tetsujin 28/Gigantor) manga originally aired in Japan in 1981-1982. Hulu's release marks the first English release of the series in North America.
The series centers on Mars, who was sent as a baby to Earth with the eventual goal of destroying it. However, after being adopted by a Japanese family and given the name Takeru, Mars grows up experiencing the beauty of the planet and its inhabitants, and he questions his mission. Mars uses the powerful robot God Mars to protect the Earth from his people, even being forced to fight his own brother.
Tetsuo Imazawa (Kinnikuman, Psychic Wars, Tsuri Baka Nisshi) directed the series off of Keisuke Fujikawa's (Galaxy Express 999, Space Battleship Yamato) scripts. Hideyuki Motohashi (Ceres, Celestial Legend, Fushigi Yugi) served as character designer and animation director, Hajime Kamegaki (Space Warrior Baldios) handled the mecha design, and Kei Wakakusa (Hikaru no Go) handled the series' music.
Right Stuf previously released the 95-minute film version of the series in North America.
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