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Ganbare Goemon

Ganbare Goemon

Alternative Titles

English: Legend of the Mystical Ninja
Japanese: がんばれゴエモン


Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 1997 to Mar 28, 1998
Producers: Konami, ADV FilmsL
Genres: Comedy, Shounen
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


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The evil overlord Makuamuge is planning to take over both the game and real worlds, and it is up to the ninja Goemon, his friends, girlfriend, and giant robot to defeat Makuamuge's henchmen and save both worlds.

Related Anime

Character: Ganbare Goemon: Jigen Jou no Akumu
Side story: Ganbare Goemon: Chikyuu Kyuushutsu Daisakusen

Characters & Voice Actors

Mignogna, Vic
Mignogna, Vic
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Patton, Chris
Patton, Chris
Boone, Jessica
Boone, Jessica
Ayres, Greg
Ayres, Greg


Yatabe, Katsuyoshi
Kasai, Kenichi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hirano, Yasushi

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Nov 8, 2010
Ganbare Goemon, known in the USA as Legend of the Mystical Ninja is a pretty nice example of a video game series that transitioned well into an anime adaptation. Granted, the video game series itself is not well known in the USA and likewise, it's understandable why this gem from the past has mostly faded into obscurity for the English speaking world. If you're a person like me who is lucky enough to have experienced playing Legend of the Mystical Ninja for the SNES or any related titles in the series, you will definitely appreciate what this anime has to offer.

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Both involve a well known Videogame hero traversing into the human world, learning about how society works on top of fighting the videogame villain using THAT device every episode. For Goemon, it's Ohagi and Impact. For Sonic, it's the power ring.

Either way, both are enjoyable, but both also involve the hero sharing the protagonist role with the token 'Boy human' character, whether it's Goemon's 'Tsukasa', or Sonic's 'Chris Thorndyke'.

Both also end with climactic space battles in one way or another, but I'll leave that or you to watch and enjoy. :)

Opening Theme

#01: "Shonen no Hane" by Saru Ganseki (ep 1-12)
#02: "You're Mine" by NONKEYS (ep 13-23)

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