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Tekkaman Blade 

Uchû no kishi Tekkaman Burêdo (original title)
Earth's defence forces are engaged in a losing battle with the evil Darkon. A ship plummets to Earth and explodes, and out walks a stranger, unscathed, but suffering from amnesia. In his ... See full summary »
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Megumi Hayashibara ...  Aki Kisaragi 49 episodes, 1992-1993
Toshiyuki Morikawa ...  Takaya 'D-Boy' Aiba / ... 49 episodes, 1992-1993
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Earth's defence forces are engaged in a losing battle with the evil Darkon. A ship plummets to Earth and explodes, and out walks a stranger, unscathed, but suffering from amnesia. In his possession is a Tekno crystal, which he can use to transform himself into Teknoman, an unstoppable fighting machine. As the war turns in their favour, they learn that Darkon is breeding Teknomen from captured Earth families - Teknoman must soon face his own brother in a battle to the death. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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25 February 1992 (Japan) See more »

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Alternate Versions

Before the series was aired in the USA on the UPN network, several changes were made to the original English version, produced by Saban. The name of the main character, "Blade", was changed to "Slade", and the name of one of his enemies was changed as well, from "Dagger" to "Gunnar". In this reversion, two of the character's voices were changed as well: as "Slade", Bob Bergen replaced David A. Thomas Jr., and Michael McConnohie replaced Kerrigan Mahan as Ringo Richards. The first version produced is copyrighted 1994 in the credits, and the UPN version is copyrighted 1995. The UPN version only aired 26 episodes; the "international version" ran for 43 episodes. See more »

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Followed by Tekkaman Blade II (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Lonely Heart
Ending theme (episodes #28-49)
Performed by Yumiko Kosaka
Music by Yumiko Kosaka
Lyrics by Mikako Satô
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Awesome anime series that is a real heart jerker
20 May 2005 | by mike_chargerSee all my reviews

I saw the version of this show aired on UPN years ago; I was young and into science fiction like that. However years later I purchased the Japanese DVD collection as well as the sequel OVA.

Having watched the entire series subtitled. I can honestly say a lot of emotional impact was lost when brought over to the USA. However this show has a pretty decent plot set up and generally propels you into a drama that has action to spare.

The story takes place at the end of the 22nd century in the Japanese version. And centers around an invasion by an alien race that first takes over an orbital space ring. This ring has solved many of the problems caused by manufacturing on earth (pollution woes being one of them). And enabled mankind to set forth for the stars.

A mystery man appears battling on the space ring one day using weaponry that is not Earth manufactured and eventually becomes key to winning the war against the alien invaders.

This series is worth the time spent getting into it. Though the animation is of the quality one would expect from when it was released over a decade ago. If you like action series with character motivation that is believable, then this show is for you.


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