Animation

Anime


Legend of the Mystical Ninja

がんばれゴエモン (Ganbare Goemon)

"A god of unparalleled evil lurks at the edge of the Game World. This vile creature, Makuamuuge, declares a revolt against the Game World and sends his loyal and steadfast foot soldiers into the Human World to unleash his master plan. Only by twisting the very nature of the Human World can they bring about the total victory of evil. Confronted by a worthy adversary, they are forced to resort to ever more malicious tactics. The fearless and noble Goemon from Game World's lost city of Edo, the protector of all that is good, may have the strength, the will and the sweet rice balls to prevail over this insidious threat.

The series stays loyal to the colorful characters and wacky sense of humor that attracted so many to the game while introducing a storyline that will appeal to all game players. Using a television as a portal, the brightly coiffed Goemon, hero of both the game and the series, crosses from the game world to the human world to save humankind from an invasion of the video game world's most undesirable citizens.

Legend of the Mystical Ninja is a unique anime series that ties together themes of friendship and family against a backdrop of action and comedy that will bring in game and anime fans alike."

~ADV Films
CREDITS

Staff

  • Director - Masayoshi Yatabe
  • Music - Yasunori Tsuchida
  • Creator (series) - Yasushi Hirano
  • Creator (original concept) - Konami

Cast

Japanese
  • Yasunori Mastumoto ... Goemon, Impact
  • Tomoko Kojima ... Tsukasa
  • Kenichi Ogata ... Ebisumaru
  • Aya Hisakawa ... Yae
  • Chika Sakamoto ... Sasuke
  • Sakura Tange ... Omitsu
  • Junichi Sugawara ... Monoshiri
  • Tomoyuki Morikawa ... Seppukumaru
  • Masateru Aizawa ... Makuamuuge
English
  • Vic Mignogna ... Goemon
  • Tiffany Grant ... Tsukasa
  • Chris Patton ... Ebisumaru, Itakaro
  • Jessica Boone ... Yae
  • Greg Ayres ... Sasuke, Hatarino
  • George Manley ... Impact
  • Kira Vincent-Davis ... Omitsu
  • Jim McClellan ... Monoshiri
  • David Born ... Seppukumaru, Dr. Mudanashi
  • Rick Piersall ... Makuamuuge

Opening and Ending Themes

Opening
  • 少年の羽根 (Shounen no Hane) - Saru Ganseki
  • You're Mine - Nonkeys
Ending
  • OK! OK. - Mie Kuribayashi
EPISODE GUIDE
01 - I'm the Goemon of Justice!
02 - City in Bloom, City in Bloom!
03 - Stadium Panic!
04 - Zanpan Loves Eating Weird Stuff!
05 - A Big Arrest in Ninja Village!
06 - I've Had Enough of This Jam-packed Train!
07 - It's Camping, It's a Bear and It's a Fire!
08 - I'm a Bodyguard For a Selfish Idol!
09 - Dad Fights in the Name of Justice at the TV Station!
10 - The Sweet Diet is The Evil Trap!
11 - Santa Claus is a New Villain!
12 - The Theme Park is Full of Girls!
13 - An Avalanche Rushes Down on the Ski Resort!
14 - They Stole Our Time! Everyone is in Chaos!
15 - Gigantic Art Objects Go on a Wild Rampage!
16 - A Big Explosion at the Robot Exhibition!
17 - A Chocolate Panic on Valentine's Day!
18 - I Don't Want to Eat Devil's Food!
19 - Jealousy is a Rice Cake You Can't Eat!
20 - A Noisy Machine Drives Everyone Nuts!
21 - A Runaway Special Express Train!
22 - The Vastness of Space is in Danger! (Part 1)
23 - The Vastness of Space is in Danger! (Part 2)
Releases

OVAs

Ganbare Goemon: Global Rescue Operation

がんばれゴエモン地球救出作戦

Release Date: Novemeber 21, 1998

Running Time: 30 minutes

Synopsis:
Seppukumaru kidnaps children, brainwashes them, and uses them to collect hordes of garbage. His plan is to devastate the planet with pollution. It's up to Goemon and gang to save the day!

Ganbare Goemon: Nightmare of the Dimensional Castle

がんばれゴエモン 次元城の悪夢

Release Date: 1993

Running Time: 30 minutes

Synopsis:
The Lord of the Dimensional Castle has kidnapped Omitsu. Goemon and Ebisumaru must enter the castle to rescue her!