Ganbare Goemon

Legend of the Mystical Ninja

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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
Premiered: Fall 1997
Broadcast: Saturdays at 17:00 (JST)
Producers: Konami
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Game
Genres: ComedyComedy, ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.061 (scored by 284284 users)
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Ranked: #81362
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Popularity: #10301
Members: 1,229
Favorites: 3
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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.


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Characters & Voice Actors


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


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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Nov 8, 2010
A2ZOMG (All reviews)
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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