Aoki Ryuusei SPT Layzner


Blue Comet SPT Layzner

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Blue Meteor SPT Layzner, Layzner, SPT Layzner, Aoki Ryusei SPT Layzner, Layzner Super Powered Tracer
Japanese: 蒼き流星SPTレイズナー
English: Blue Comet SPT Layzner
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Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 38
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 1985 to Jun 26, 1986
Premiered: Fall 1985
Broadcast: Thursdays at 17:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genre: Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 6.891 (scored by 20742,074 users)
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Ranked: #47022
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Popularity: #7352
Members: 7,376
Favorites: 34

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Episodes: /38

Synopsis

The story takes place in an alternate reality based in the year 1996, where humanity is advanced enough to develop long-range space travel, as well as bases on both the Moon and Mars. However, the Cold War tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union have not ended; rather, they've escalated as both sides build military facilities in space, and the shadow of nuclear conflict looms over humanity, both on and off Earth.

Meanwhile, on the Red Planet, an exchange program created by the United Nations to promote peace and understanding is about to begin; the "Cosmic Culture Club," consisting of 16 boys and girls, as well as their instructor Elizabeth, arrives at the UN Mars base. Among the passengers is Anna a 14-year-old girl who serves as the narrator for the story.

Suddenly, four unidentified humanoid robots classified as Super Powered Tracers are detected, engaged in fierce combat with each other. The UN base is caught in the crossfire and quickly destroyed, killing all but six members of the "Cosmic Culture Club"—Elizabeth, Arthur, Roan, David, Simone and Anna, and leaving them stranded on an inhospitable planet that has suddenly become a battlefield. As the battle ends, the lone SPT standing lands next to the terrified group and opens up revealing a pilot, who simply announces to them, "Earth is at stake."

Characters & Voice Actors

Asuka, Eiji

Main
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Japanese

Stephanie, Anna

Main
Emori, Hiroko
Japanese

Kalra, Egiel

Supporting
Sasaki, Run
Japanese

Gueler

Supporting
Mitsuya, Yuuji
Japanese

Dr. Nizon

Supporting
Tokumaru, Kan
Japanese

Getey

Supporting
Satou, Masaharu
Japanese

Bohn

Supporting
Hashimoto, Kouichi
Japanese

Cubs

Supporting
Yara, Yuusaku
Japanese

Dillinger

Supporting
Fujishiro, Yuji
Japanese

Manjuro

Supporting
Shioya, Kouzou
Japanese

Staff

Ueda, Masuo
Producer
Takahashi, Ryousuke
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Creator
Yatabe, Katsuyoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Amino, Tetsurou
Episode Director, Storyboard


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Opening Theme

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"Melos no You ni —Lonely Way— (メロスのように —LONELY WAY—)" by Airmail from Nagasaki
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Ending Theme

1: "Go-Fun Dake no Wagamama (5分だけのわがまま, Just 5 Minutes of Selfishness)" by Seiko Tomizawa (eps 1-25)
2: "La Rose Rouge (ラ・ローズ・ルージュ, The Red Rose)" by Seiko Tomizawa (eps 26-38)




Reviews

Jun 7, 2024
SPT Layzner occupies its own position within the overarching (if not overbearing) market of 1980s mecha with a political and military focus. Within the decade, director Ryosuke Takahashi’s other works prior to Layzner included VOTOMS, with its focus on a deeply rotten and outright malignantly corrupt military bureaucracy, while Dougram adopted a more domestic sociological perspective, examining the way common people were affected by the colonisation of space. As the most popular franchise within the mecha genre, Gundam would have been the most direct market competitor, with its own thematic and narrative elements broadly comparable to both of these shows, but there is one specific ...
May 9, 2024
Being a big fan of the Space Opera genre of storytelling, I had long been interested in seeing this show after reading about it on a list of underrated mecha anime.

Long story short; I was absolutely blown away by this show. From its mature, deliberate narrative pacing that takes the time for characters to breathe and undergo more subtle and believable character evolution, to the quality and consistency of the animation. This was really pretty stellar most of the time.

Every show has ups and downs, but Layzner seems to my eye to maintain keyframe level details throughout even subtle moments in the show, to ...
Sep 23, 2021
Aoi Ryuusei SPT Layzner is Ryousuke Takahashi's fifth creative work and one that stands out among his other mecha works for feeling a lot more representative of the genre. While Dougram is a much more politically focused show with action that feels more comprised of guerrilla efforts than giant robots punching each other, Layzner is something that feels a lot more distinctively like a real robot show making it more derivative compared to his other contributions to the industry up to this point yet refreshing in its execution.

Layzner tackles some very interesting concepts within the mecha genre. Taking place in an alternative history where the ...

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