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[[File:Le Commando De La Voie Lactee - Rare Japanese puppet sci-fi|thumb|right|335px|Excerpt from the series with English subtitles.]]
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'''[[File:Galaxy_boy.jpg|thumb|Cover of a very rare audio book.]]Galaxy Boy Troop''' (銀河少年隊 - ''Ginga shounen-tai'') was a Japanese TV series created by famed cartoonist/animator Osamu Tezuka. It was a combination of animated scenes and puppet characters, using the "supermarionation" method popularized by ''Thunderbirds''.
'''Galaxy Boy Troop''' (銀河少年隊 - ''Ginga shounen-tai'') was a Japanese TV series created by famed cartoonist/animator Osamu Tezuka. It was a combination of animated scenes and puppet characters, using the "supermarionation" method popularized by ''Thunderbirds''.
 
   
 
Airing on NHK from 1963 until 1965, it ran 92 episodes.
 
Airing on NHK from 1963 until 1965, it ran 92 episodes.
   
The plot centered around young Rob, who led a squad of heroes around the galaxy in order to revive the Earth's sun and then to protect it from alien invaders.
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The plot centered around young Rob, who led a squad of heroes around the galaxy in order to revive the Earth's sun and then to protect it from alien invaders. As typical of Osamu Tezuka, some of the characters had appearances/designs that are also used in many of his other creations (such as the moustached "Higeoyaji").
   
Only one full episode is known to survive today, that was found in France with French subtitles and a French voiceover. It was renamed here ''Le Commando de la Voie Lactée'' ("Commando of the Milky Way"). Research seems to indicate that this episode is the 67th episode of the series. Episode 28 and animation sequences from Episode 87 also exist, but there is no audio for either. <ref>http://tezukainenglish.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2512</ref>
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[[File:Le Commando De La Voie Lactee - Rare Japanese puppet sci-fi|thumb|right|335px|Excerpt from the series with English subtitles.]]
   
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[[File:Galaxy Boy Troop Full Episode|thumb|right|335 px|The only episode in existence.]]Only one full episode is known to survive today, that was found in France with French subtitles. It was renamed here ''Le Commando de la Voie Lactée'' ("Commando of the Milky Way"). Research seems to indicate that this episode is the 67th episode of the series. Episode 28 and animation sequences from Episode 87 also exist, but there is no audio for either. <ref>http://tezukainenglish.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2512</ref>
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Despite its limited run, the show still had a bit of merchandise: an audio book with a record (called a "phonomanga") and at least one coloring book.
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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Galaxyboy.jpg|The audio book in comparison in size with a lighter.
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galaxyboy cd.jpg|Audio book with record: lighter for comparison size.
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galaxy boy inside.jpg|Inside the audio book, with comic panels.
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nhkpuppet.jpg|Book about all the Puppet TV Shows that aired on NHK: Rob can be seen in the middle.
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gb1.jpg|An old still, in an "animated" portion.
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galaxy boy troop.jpg|The audio book near a magazine showing some of the original puppets.
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gb color.jpg|A very rare coloring book. The cover.
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gb color2.jpg|Back of the rare coloring book.
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gb color 3.jpg|Inside the coloring book.
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galaxyboy inside2.jpg|Inside the audio book.
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galaxyboy higeoyaji.jpg|Inside the audio book: the "Higeoyaji" character, recurrent in Tezuka's works.
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galaxy boy green.jpg|Inside the audio book: better quality.
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</gallery>
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
 
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
http://www.auction.co.jp/mem1/item/mem_itm_item.asp?LOT=1293411 A very rare artbook.
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http://tezukaosamu.net/jp/anime/29.html Page on Osamu Tezuka's official website.
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http://www.20century-heights.com/item/RC0115.shtml# About the "phonomanga"
 
[[Category:Lost TV]]
 
[[Category:Lost TV]]
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[[Category:Lost Puppet Shows]]
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[[Category:Lost Animation]]
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[[Category:Partially Found Media]]

Latest revision as of 07:07, December 16, 2015

Galaxy boy

Cover of a very rare audio book.

Galaxy Boy Troop
(銀河少年隊 - Ginga shounen-tai) was a Japanese TV series created by famed cartoonist/animator Osamu Tezuka. It was a combination of animated scenes and puppet characters, using the "supermarionation" method popularized by Thunderbirds.

Airing on NHK from 1963 until 1965, it ran 92 episodes.

The plot centered around young Rob, who led a squad of heroes around the galaxy in order to revive the Earth's sun and then to protect it from alien invaders. As typical of Osamu Tezuka, some of the characters had appearances/designs that are also used in many of his other creations (such as the moustached "Higeoyaji").

Le Commando De La Voie Lactee - Rare Japanese puppet sci-fi

Le Commando De La Voie Lactee - Rare Japanese puppet sci-fi

Excerpt from the series with English subtitles.

Galaxy Boy Troop Full Episode

Galaxy Boy Troop Full Episode

The only episode in existence.

Only one full episode is known to survive today, that was found in France with French subtitles. It was renamed here Le Commando de la Voie Lactée ("Commando of the Milky Way"). Research seems to indicate that this episode is the 67th episode of the series. Episode 28 and animation sequences from Episode 87 also exist, but there is no audio for either. [1]

Despite its limited run, the show still had a bit of merchandise: an audio book with a record (called a "phonomanga") and at least one coloring book.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

External LinksEdit

http://tezukaosamu.net/jp/anime/29.html Page on Osamu Tezuka's official website.

http://www.20century-heights.com/item/RC0115.shtml# About the "phonomanga"

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