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StarzingerScience Fiction Saiyuki Starzinger (SF西遊記スタージンガー)Starzinger
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23 TV episodes73 TV episodes
1980–81 (Spaceketeers)April 2, 1978 – August 24, 1979
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August 20, 2013 (Starzinger: The Movie Collection)
Jim Terry Prod. (Spaceketeers)Toei Animation
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The Shout Factory (Starzinger: The Movie Collection)
Jim Terry
Kenny Feuerman
Mecha, Sci-FiMecha, Sci-Fi
Force Five
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon, and on VHS at Amazon.

Characters: Starzinger

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Empress / Prof. Kitty ⊕ Prof. Kitty ⊕ Princess Aurora ⊕ Princess Aurora ⊕
Jesse Dart / Jan Kugo ⊕ Jan Kugo ⊕ Prof. Schnitzel / Prof. Dodge ⊕ Prof. Dodge ⊕
Porkos / Don Haka ⊕ Don Haka ⊕

Description: Starzinger

Starzinger truly is a classic sci-fi anime show. Made and released in the 70s, it was heavily edited down from 73 episodes to 23 episodes to be part of the Force Five anthology series, a collection of five different sci-fi anime shows that aired in the U.S. during the late 70s and early 80s. Each show of the Force Five series would air on a specific day of the week, and Starzinger, known as Spaceketeers, aired on Wednesdays.

The story follows Princess Aurora and her quest to restore balance to the universe. To do this, she must travel to the great planet in the center of the galaxy, as this planet emanates an energy force which at one time maintained peace throughout the galaxy, but has now grown weak. Without this energy, cells throughout the galaxy become mutated causing peaceful aliens to turn evil and destructive. And only Princess Aurora can restore this energy.

Sounds epic! Before she sets out on her quest she is assigned a guardian, a hot-headed cyborg in named Jan Kugo (Jesse Dart in the Spaceketeers version), and she is told that on her quest she will find two other cyborg guardians that will assist in her journey. These turn out to be Don Haka and Sir Djorgo. Each of the cyborgs has a different color uniform, with Kugo being red, Haka being green, and Djorgo being blue. And then the princess is in pink, of course.

On August 20th, 2013 a heavily edited version of the show was released on DVD as a 3-movie collection called Starzinger: The Movie Collection. This release has different dubbing than that of the Spaceketeers release and uses the original Japanese names rather than the names used for the English-dubbed Spaceketeers.

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