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Salamander

Salamander

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 沙羅曼蛇

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 25, 1987 to Feb 25, 1989
Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Duration: 53 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.321 (scored by 144 users)
Ranked: #54782
Popularity: #6612
Members: 349
Favorites: 0
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Synopsis

Three tales based on the Gradius video game series by Konami. The planet Latis is under attack by the Space Dragon Salamander and it's war planet, the Bacterian horde destroying everything in sight, their defenses ineffective and losing all hope, three heroes from the planet Gradius join Lord British in defense of his beloved planet.

Then in a prequel, a girl from a distant planet brings an ominous warning to the planet Gradius, the Bacterians and how three people become heroes of the galaxy.

Then we jump to the future, after the signing of a peace treaty, one of our heroes gets captured by the Bacterians, can the military might of Gradius and our remaining heroes save the prisoner from a fate worse than death.

(Source: AniDB)

Characters & Voice Actors

Lord British
Lord British
Main
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Japanese
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Dan
Dan
Main
Tsujitani, Kouji
Japanese
Tsujitani, Kouji
Latis Cabinet Minister
Latis Cabinet Minister
Supporting
Yanami, Jouji
Japanese
Yanami, Jouji
Doromo
Doromo
Supporting
Katou, Seizou
Japanese
Katou, Seizou

Staff

Nunokawa, Yuuji
Producer
Toriumi, Hisayuki
Director
Mikimoto, Haruhiko
Character Design
Takahashi, Hirokata
Director of Photography



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Sep 9, 2010
Maverynthia
Salamander as most people probably don't know is a game series related to Gradius, a series people might know. The basic premise of this anime is lifted from the Salamander game. Basically you have four pilots unrelated to the game that have to save their world from the Bacterians that are going to turn it into yet another new home for them. The plot is pretty thin and most of the episodes are talking and flying around in the Vic Vipers to shoot stuff. Just like a game. However it does flesh out some of the questions people might have had about why they are read more
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Jan 17, 2013
Shura-shurato
Not your everyday space opera anime to watch, and most ppl these days don´t even know this one for sure. I think there was an computergame years ago for this on a platform but ok, for a short 3/part ova this is quitr enjoyable but the animation is average, good colours though. The story in the biginning can be a bit predictable , but i does´nt turn out the way u expect the further it develops with a small suprise.Cheaper mecha-a-la-macross style wich was no problem for me , good spacefights and nice opera background music, no spoiled charachters here cus each has an interesting read more
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Recommendations

80´space opera that both earned their name a long time ago, but for thr older audience still somewhat both cult classiscs
from space opera to fantasy opera, both started out as computergames before it was made into anime! and they have nice opera music , enjoy!

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