Viewtiful Joe (2004–2005)

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The premise of the game is inspired by, if not directly derived from, the movie Last Action Hero. However, it draws a huge amount of inspiration from the old Japanese "Henshin" superhero TV... See full summary »

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 Captain Blue Jr. (2 episodes, 2004)
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The premise of the game is inspired by, if not directly derived from, the movie Last Action Hero. However, it draws a huge amount of inspiration from the old Japanese "Henshin" superhero TV programs from the 1970s, such as Kamen Rider (and its many sequels) and Kaiketsu Zubat (both created by the late manga master Shotaro Ishinomori). (Just before a boss battle, Joe's helmet closes much like Zubat's.) While Joe and his girlfriend Silvia are watching a henshin drama during a date, Silvia is kidnapped by the movie's antagonist and taken into the world of the movies: Movieland. Joe is able to follow Silvia after being picked up and taken into Movieland by Captain Blue, the movie's protagonist, who has taken the form of a giant robot. Inside the movie, Joe must rescue Silvia from the evil Jadow, the game's network of villains. To help him, Captain Blue entrusts him with a V-Watch, telling Joe to transform into Viewtiful Joe upon saying "Henshin", but Joe made it into his personal ... Written by

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Bob Papenbrook's last anime TV series voice work. After his death, 'George C. Cole' became the second voice actor to voice Captain Blue of the Viewtiful Joe anime TV series. See more »


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"Henshin a go-go, baby!"
13 December 2005 | by (Chicago,IL) – See all my reviews

First the game now a cartoon...That is so cool! While I am still new in the world of anime, I have to say Viewtiful Joe is a great series despite what others said.The hero costumes worn by Joe and Captain Blue (among others) are clearly based on the costumes worn by the various hero teams from the Super Sentai and Power Ranger series.The opening theme song is in Japanese,The name of the song "Brighter side" Performed by SaGa a Japanese girl-group.My whole family found it fun and entertaining and I hope this show get a second season.I don't get why people are saying this show sucks.

I Give the show "Viewtiful Joe:.......9 out of 10 This is a Hit!

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