From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the galaxy, comes a legend: the legend of Voltron, Defender of the Universe!
A mighty robot, loved by good, feared by evil. As Voltron's legend grew, peace settled across the galaxy. On planet
Earth, a galaxy alliance was formed, together with the good planets of the Solar System, they maintained peace throughout
the universe. Until a new, horrible menace threatened the galaxy. Voltron was needed once more. This is
the story of the super force of space explorers. Specially trained, and sent by the alliance to bring back Voltron,
Defender of the Universe.
Review: Okay, so the synopsis was just ripped from the opening, why mess with a good thing. For all its errors, for
all its inconsistencies, Voltron will always hold a special place in my heart. It was the first anime I ever watched.
I remember going with my Mom to Screen Jems which back then was a store that sold something called video tapes. I would
pick up a VHS cassett tape which contained 3 episodes of the series, bring it home, watch it twice, then returned it.
Ah, those were the good old days. As I was saying, Voltron was the first anime I ever watched and back then, I didn't
even know it was anime. And now, almost two decades after I first watched it on home video, it's finally out on DVD.
And according to the booklet which contained a short report on the restoring of the legendary series, it was hard work to
restore it to its original content let alone convert it to DVD format. And those who remember the series won't be disappointed.
The series is back to its original glory. The coloring has been touched up, the audio remixed. This is a must-have
for any and all old-school anime fans. There are tons of special features, a booklet which contained episode synopsis
and the before-mentioned report. Even though it looks like a hodge podge of scenes from two different anime shows, you
won't be disappointed on how great it looks.