SF Saiyuuki Starzinger


Spaceketeers

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Synonyms: SF Saiyuki Starzinger, Science Fiction Saiyuki Starzinger, Science Fiction Journey to the West Starzinger
Japanese: SF西遊記 スタージンガー
English: Spaceketeers
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Type: TV
Episodes: 73
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 1978 to Aug 26, 1979
Premiered: Spring 1978
Broadcast: Sundays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, SpaceSpace
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.001 (scored by 962962 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #41952
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #9998
Members: 2,844
Favorites: 20

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Synopsis

The Great Planet is dying, since its Queen is old and powerless... and the universe will perish along with it. Princess Aurora of the Moon volunteers to become the new Queen, so she must set out in a dangerous travel... along with her friends and escorts: the powerful Cyborgs Jan Kogo, Sa Jogo and Don Hakka.

(Source: ANN)

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Staff

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Opening Theme

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1: "Starzinger no Uta (スタージンガーの歌)" by Isao Sasaki and Koorogi '73 (eps 1-29)
2: "Uchuu no Senshi Starzinger (宇宙の戦士スタージンガー)" by Isao Sasaki and Kamiyo Youth Chorus (eps 30-64)
3: "Bokura no Starzinger (ぼくらのスタージンガー)" by Isao Sasaki & Columbia Yurika Gokai (eps 65-72)
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Ending Theme

1: "Hime no Tame nara (姫のためなら)" by Koorogi '73 (eps 1-64)
2: "Hoshi ni Negai wo (星に願いを)" by Mitsuko Horie (eps 65-72)




Reviews

Jan 3, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (16/73 eps)
Starzinger was renamed Spaceketeers for the United States' market, and this is the version that was overdubbed for the Yugoslav market and what I watched as a kid. Not much survived in my memory so I decided to watch the series, alas the fandub was only made up to episode 16. And it is one uneven show, with both strengths and weaknesses. But it certainly doesn't deserve to be wiped from existence, so I am perplexed by how it became as obscure as it currently is. It is a work of Leiji Matsumoto after all!

Sure the weaknesses are easy to spot while the strengths only ...

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