A mysterious gem called the "Skull Stone" is said to be able to reveal the location of the largest vein of gold in the world. This legend has entranced many people who wanted to get their hands on fame, power and wealth, including the trio of villains in this show: the "Dorombo Gang." However, their hunt for the Skull Stone is not as easy as they imagined, mainly due to the faulty information they receive from their leader, and most of all, by a justical duo of pursuers called the "Yatterman"!
Dude, yo, Yatterman?
Pretty classic bro.
Pretty old bro.
But it's still got some kick yo.
Meeehn, I dropped it.
In some sense, Yatterman is an educational show. It targets young children with the aim of teaching them about geography. I think. The thing is that, while all the locations the main characters travel to are based off of real locations, the locations are given dumb names. Just think about being some
poor Japanese kid in the 70's. Your teacher calls your name.
"Kousuke, where is the Sphynx found?"
I understand that the show is more or less taking motifs of famous locations to build an interesting setting, but, if I remember correctly, the show is still advertised as being somewhat educational.
The boy main character uses a kendama as his weapon which is pretty original, and I like it. It's fits well with the toy theme present in the show. Now, the girl character, on the other hand, uses a hecking police stick/tazer combo. Is it sexist that the show gives the woman self protective gear? It would be like if they gave her just a can of mace or something, just a straight can of mace. Though, I think it's called something cute like "the sparky stick." It's funny.