Tubi TV Adds God Mars Anime
posted on by Justin Piselli
The series based on Mitsuteru Yokoyama's (Tetsujin 28/Gigantor) manga originally aired in Japan in 1981-1982. The story 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. Hulu also began streaming the TV series in North America in 2013, marking its first English release in North America.