Danguard Ace: The Movie Collection
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A new planet named Promete is on the verge of entering our solar system. The World Space Institute tries to reach this new world to tap its resources, but a mysterious malfunction leads to tragic consequences for the brave space pilots and their mission.
Years later, the next generation of pilots, including Takuma, the son of an astronaut who disappeared during the first attempt to reach Promete, trains for a new voyage to the mysterious planet. Takuma and his friends are stationed at Jasdam Base, a high-tech facility where construction has begun on Danguard Ace, an incredible transforming robot that Takuma is destined to pilot.
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As for those who grew up with Danguard Ace on Force Five, I think all the Force Five series have had their rights reverted back to Toei. I dont believe the company that makes them even exists anymore. There's no way they will ever be released officially on DVD. Besides, each of the Force Five series only had 26 episodes produced among them, so they are incomplete with no conclusion, which these features will have. Besides, Toei themselves feel these international feature compilations are superior to the original Force Five dubs.
I would advise all the die-hard purist anime fans out there to read this interview with the person in charge of the company that did all these dubbed feature compilations for Toei. I think he makes an excellent case for the rationale of why Toei went with this approach.Read more ›
I say "Not Force Five" because this production was recently done by a different company than that of the one that did Force Five over 30 years ago. So the voices, character names, and source material (episodes) chosen to make this collection are different. What they did here for this collection is take the original 56 TV episodes and condense them into 3 movies totaling 336 minutes.
This collection brings the story all the way to the finale. Something the Force Five version did not as mostly generic non-story driven episodes of its original 56 were used for its 26 episode run.
This new version also used the original character names from the original Japanese version. So no "Winstar, Captain Mask, Kommissar Krell, Dr. Monocle, etc.
The jet mode version of the Danguard robot was called Satelizer and this movie collection preserved that.
Fans who watched Force Five like me over 30 years ago used to wonder what happened to Captain Mask? Well, you do find out with this collection. I found out 14 years ago having purchased the Japanese original TV series on laser disc. YES, laser disc!
The voice acting was absolutely horrendous... Dr. Tanuki was saddled with a ridiculous "ol' prospector from the old west" voice... In the Force Five version he was known as Prof. Snuff and had a German accent.
This leads to my next con of there being no Japanese voice track with English subtitles.
The deaths of key villains was omitted.Read more ›
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amazing! love it! fast prompt! amazing, must buy, 6 stars all the way golwing review!~ buy from this seller and the items from them!Published 3 months ago by DJ Nimbus aka Seth/Public Relations
Had some of the episodes ,but this movie collection filled in a lot of the story that i was missing, and the English dubb is pretty good, helps you to follow along quite well!!!! Read morePublished 3 months ago by T. Morris
Just what i was looking for. Great Quality and fast shipping.Published 6 months ago by Larry English
I'm looking for the one , that the pilot rode a motorcycle into the large robot , I used watch that on the channel usb. back in the day. late 70s and 80s. Read morePublished 8 months ago by DEON BERRIEN
Well, it's not Force Five Danguard Ace. But that's actually a good thing. I liked this version. It's a great addition to my super robot anime collection! Read morePublished 16 months ago by Johnathan Storm