Galactic Patrol Lensman

Japanese name: Galactic Patrol Lensman
Japanese name: Galactic Patrol レンズマン
English name: Lensman
Dates: October 6, 1984-August 8, 1985
Broadcast time: Saturday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 25
Animation Studio: MK Productions
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Creator(s): E.E. Smith (novel series: Lensman)
Series Director: Hiroshi Fukutomi
Episode Director(s):
Art Director:
Art Design: Tadao Kubota
Character Designer(s): Kazuo Tomizawa, Takashi Watabe (mecha)
Animator(s): Kazuo Tomizawa (director), Yasuomi Umetsu (key), Koji Morimoto (key)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Toshio Furukawa (Kim), Mami Koyama (Clarisse), Keiichi Noda (Worzel)
Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, space travel, aliens, war
Home Video

Note(s): This series is a continuation of the SF Shinseiki Lensman movie.

Unfortunately (as a long time fan of Smith) I must report that this series owes a lot more to George Lucas than it does to its orginal source material.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Galactic Patrol Lensman go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: September 27, 2008
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