Galaxy Boy Troop

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Galaxy Boy Troop
Created by Osamu Tezuka
Directed by Mushi Production
Country of origin Japan
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 92
Original network NHK
Original release April 7, 1963 – April 1, 1965

Galaxy Boy Troop was a children's TV series created by Osamu Tezuka that combined marionettes with traditional animation. It ran for two seasons from April 7, 1963 to April 1, 1965, for a total of 92 episodes. The series also aired in France as "Le Commando De La Voie Lactee".[1]

In the first season, the eponymous Galaxy Boy Troop, headed by a boy named Rob, travels across the galaxy to find a material that can restart Earth's dying Sun. In the second season, the Troop fights off an alien invasion of Earth. Along the way, they meet and interact with the elegant Amia people of Venus, and the oafish Poipoi people of Mars.


Although the show is primarily puppetry, it still manages to include many characters from Osamu Tezuka's Star System in marionette form.

  • Rob, the leader of the Galaxy Boy Troop
  • Maria
  • Shunsaku Ban
  • Mister 6, Rob's intelligent robot hovercar
  • Pedro
  • Dar, a small, big-eyed alien
  • Tex, a reformed criminal
  • Rubber Band
  • Death, the villain

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Galaxy Boy Troop: '60s anime-style sci-fi puppetry". pink tentacle. Retrieved April 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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