Legend of the Blue Wolves

June 12, 2017 at 12:34 am (5 Heads, Legend of the Blue Wolves) (, , , , , , )

Legend of the Blue Wolves – 1996 – Japan

In the year 2199, mankind has colonized the solar system. Using powered armor suits, they wage war against robotic alien invaders called the Apocalypse. Jonathan Tyberius and Leonard Schteinberg are mecha pilots and roommates on a military space station. When Jonathan is raped by his abusive (and morbidly obese) commanding officer, Leonard rescues him and castrates the rapist. Afterward, the two form a close bond which becomes a romance. Eventually, Leonard is sent on a mission and never returns, and Jonathan later encounters him on the battlefield. Leonard’s body has been absorbed into one of the invader’s biomechanical war machines and Jonathan must destroy it.

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Toward the Terra

August 13, 2016 at 7:24 pm (7 Heads, Toward the Terra) (, , , , , , , , )

Toward the Terra – 1980 – Japan

After Terra (Earth) is ruined by war and pollution, the survivors establish a totalitarian government called Universal Control. They create a computer program called Mother to breed a new race of genetically modified humans. These test tube babies have implanted memories that make them complacent and unemotional, thereby preventing mankind’s irrational tendencies from ever destroying the planet again. Occasionally, a mutant is born. These mutants are called the Mu. Each is physically disabled in some way (blind, asthmatic, mute), but they accommodate with psychic powers. Hunted by Universal Control, the Mu hide in their underground city and plot rebellion.

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The Five Star Stories

August 16, 2015 at 11:13 pm (6 Heads, Five Star Stories) (, , , , , )

The Five Star Stories – 1989 – Japan

In a Medieval-like space-faring future, knights known as “headdliners” pilot bipedal robots called “mortar headds”. For unclear reasons, operating the mortar headds requires a “fatima”—a beautiful female android copilot. Headdliners and fatimas share a strong emotional bond, and are paired in a highly ritualized process. This relationship is the focal point of The Five Star Stories. On a desert planet, a mortar headd engineer reconnects with a fatima he helped raise. Against the wishes of some petty nobles, the fatima selects the engineer as her headdliner. The two flee the planet under threat of death.

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Message from Space

September 1, 2014 at 4:56 pm (8 Heads, Message from Space) (, , , , , , , , )

Message from Space – 1978 – Japan

An evil warlord invades a planet of peaceful primitives. To save his tribe, a shaman throws magical seeds into space to seek out eight legendary warriors. Instead, the seeds find some juvenile delinquents, an alcoholic ex-soldier, and a too-cute robot named Beba. After overcoming their misgivings, these rogues defeat the warlord with daring, ingenuity, and spaceship piloting ability.

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Starcrash

December 25, 2012 at 12:31 am (7 Heads, Starcrash) (, , , , , , )

Starcrash – 1978 – Italy/United States

Sexy outlaw Stella Star teams up with a green-skinned alien, an enigmatic psychic, and a hillbilly robot, on a mission to destroy the evil Count’s doomsday gun. Along the way, the motley crew encounters troglodytes, flying cities, sword-fighting robots, time-stopping ray guns, and other zappy weirdness.

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