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Saru no gundan 

A female scientist and two children are accidentally transported into a future dominated by primates.


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Credited cast:
Reiko Tokunaga Reiko Tokunaga ...  Kazuko Izumi
Hiroko Saito Hiroko Saito ...  Yurika
Masaaki Kaji Masaaki Kaji ...  Jirô Sakaki
Tetsuya Ushio Tetsuya Ushio ...  Gôdo
Kazue Takita Kazue Takita ...  Pepe
Baku Hatakeyama Baku Hatakeyama ...  Gebâ
Wataru Ômae Wataru Ômae ...  Cabinet Minister Bippu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hiroyuki Kawase Hiroyuki Kawase


A female scientist and two children are accidentally transported into a future dominated by primates.

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Ape Corps See more »

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Tsuburaya Productions See more »
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(26 episodes)

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Edited into Time of the Apes (1987) See more »


Dokoka de Ai ga
("Anywhere With Love")
Ending Theme
Composed by Toshiaki Tsushima
Lyrics by Motoharu Abe
Sung by Toshiko Fujita
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Wonderful Planet of the Apes Knock-Off
30 December 2014 | by greystudiesSee all my reviews

Amazingly this Japanese series has yet to be released to the US in any home video format (except for its heavily butchered US version Time of the Apes, which was released on VHS in 1988). It's a wonderfully complex series which depicts the apes in a technologically advanced society as in Pierre Boulle's original Planet of the Apes novel, one year before the animated aeries Return to the Planet of the Apes did. I have the full TV series on DVD from Japan. Unfortunately the DVD box set doesn't contain any subtitles, but I'm able to follow along thanks to an episode guide I found online. So many subplots are eliminated from the justifiably berated Time of the Apes that most people are unaware of how good the series really is. Planet of the Apes (1974), Saru no Gundan/Army of the Apes (1974-1975), and Return to the Planet of the Apes (1975) are such different TV watching experiences that I find them all equally good. I hope one day it can be released in its entirety in the US.

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