Ekkusu bonbâ (1980– )

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As the year 3000 approaches, a war-torn Solar System is invaded by the Imperial Alliance in search of a supreme being, the F-01. The experimental X Bomber spacecraft with its young crew ... See full summary »

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As the year 3000 approaches, a war-torn Solar System is invaded by the Imperial Alliance in search of a supreme being, the F-01. The experimental X Bomber spacecraft with its young crew must discover the secret of F-01 and turn it against the Imperial Alliance or all will be lost. Written by Andy <webmaster@sfxb.co.uk>

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11 October 1980 (Japan)  »

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X-Bomber  »

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In the final episode, both the Imperial Master and Captain Halley claim that it is the end of the 20th century. As it is the eve of 3000AD, that would mean it would be the end of the 30th century. See more »


Ginga Hyôryû
("The Galaxy Drifting")
(Ending Theme)
Composed by Kyôji Yamamoto
Lyrics by Keisuke Fujikawa
Sung by BOWWOW
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Japanese madness !
10 March 2007 | by (oxfordshire ,england) – See all my reviews

Lots of memories on this one! - from the perspective of someone who was a young kid at the time....

This show really appealed to me at the time as it was somehow more brutal than other series of it's ilk - thunderbirds, terrahawks etc. in this series people got blown up - done with, they didn't survive, the bad guys wore bandages as the series went forwards (!), main characters were killed off - this was not the usual! i also have strong memories of the evil guy's catfish shaped spaceship - the series built up it's showdown with the red robot in the same way a pro wrestling show would build up an upcoming match! - so when the showdown finally came.. what an adrenalin rush for a 10 year old boy!

i dare say if i were to view it today i'd be less forgiving of technical qualities - plus the undoubted fact that the series was re-cut and edited on it's journey from japan to england - but even so, great memories!

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