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|SF 新世紀 レンズマン
(SF Shinseiki Lensman)
|Lensman: Secret of The Lens|
|Directed by||Yoshiaki Kawajiri
|Produced by||Soji Yoshikawa
|Written by||Soji Yoshikawa
|Music by||Peter Davison|
|Released||July 7, 1984|
|Anime television series|
|Galactic Patrol Lensman|
|Directed by||Hiroshi Fukutomi|
|Written by||Soji Yoshikawa|
|Network||ABC, TV Asahi|
|Original run||October 6, 1984 – March 30, 1985|
The two anime adaptations of Lensman novels are the movie Lensman: Secret of The Lens (SF 新世紀 レンズマン SF Shinseiki Lensman ) and the TV series Galactic Patrol Lensman (GALACTIC PATROL レンズマン).
Although these were produced with the knowledge and consent of Smith's estate, the executors were so displeased with the result that for several years they rejected any other suggestions of adaptation.
Several dub-only releases of the movie opened in North America, and the first four episodes of the TV series were released in a heavily edited form by Harmony Gold USA. Despite sharing character and organization names, as well as central themes common to the books, artistic license produced a final product altogether different from the source material.
Lensman: Secret of The Lens is a 1984 film animated adaptation of the Lensman books.
Galactic Patrol Lensman aired from October 6, 1984 to August 8, 1985 in Japan. Harmony Gold USA dubbed a compilation of 4 episodes from the original 25-episode series, which they released under the title Lensman: Power of the Lens. The other episodes were never dubbed. This compilation is no longer available on video, although it was available in the UK in late 1980s. The series was broadcast in Spain by TV3 in 1994.
- Vintage: 1984-10-06 to 1985-08-08
- Original Creator: E.E. Smith
- English Version: Harmony Gold USA, Inc. (1987)
- Executive producer: Soji Yoshikawa & Frank Agrama
- Director: Hiroshi Fukutomi
- Producer: Ahmed Agrama
- Script: Joe Ellison, Tom Weiner
- Key Animation: Shinya Ohira, Yasuomi Umetsu
- Ray Michaels - Admiral Haynes
- Ryan O'Flannigan - Kimball Kinnison
- Dave Mallow - Thorndyke
- Leonard Pike - Sol
- Jeremy Plat - Van Buskirk
- Doug Stone
- Drew Thomas - Worsel of Velantia
- Aline Leslie - Clarissa MacDougall
- Lensman (SF Shinseki Lensman) at Moria.co.nz
- Galactic Patrol Lensman (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia