Prefectural Earth Defense Force

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Prefectural Earth Defense Force
PrefecturalEarthDefenseForce-vol1-cover.jpeg
Cover of volume 1
県立地球防衛軍
(Kenritsu Chikyū Bōei Gun)
Genre Comedy, Science fiction
Manga
Written by Kōichirō Yasunaga
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Shōnen Sunday Super
Original run March 25, 1983July 25, 1985
Volumes 4
Original video animation
Directed by Keiji Hayakawa
Written by Kazunori Ito
Music by Kentaro Haneda
Masahiru Komatsu
Studio Studio Gallop
Licensed by
ADV Films (2006-2009)
Released March 21, 1986
Runtime 45 minutes
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Prefectural Earth Defense Force (県立地球防衛軍 Kenritsu Chikyū Bōei Gun?) is a manga series by Kōichirō Yasunaga which ran in Shōnen Sunday Super beginning in 1983. The manga was written as a parody gag manga inspired by the tokusatsu series Ultra Seven. An anime OVA based on the manga was released in 1986.[1] The anime was released on DVD in North America by ADV Films on April 18, 2006.[2]

Summary[edit]

The evil secret society known as the Telephone Pole Gang seeks to take over the world by first taking over a certain prefecture on Kyūshū (they never specify which one). In order to thwart the evil plans of the Telephone Pole Gang, Imazuru High School creates the Prefectural Earth Defense Force, composed of problem teachers and students from the school. They are also joined by a cyborg transfer student from India.

The Telephone Pole Gang is commanded by Chilthonian (full name Kisoya Chilthonian Bunzaemon Jr. (木曽屋チルソニアン文左衛門Jr. Kisoya Chirusonian Bunzaemon Junia?)). His staff includes Ryūko Harataki (原滝龍子 Harataki Ryūko?), also known as Colonel Baradagi (バラダギ大佐 Baradagi Taisa?), who has taken on the role of a student at Imazuru High School, and Karmi (カーミ Kāmi?), a transfer student from India.

Manga[edit]

There are four volumes collecting this story.

Original release
No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN
1 November 1984 ISBN 4-09-121181-X
2 March 1985 ISBN 4-09-121182-8
3 July 1985 ISBN 4-09-121183-6
4 January 1986 ISBN 4-09-121184-4
Re-release
No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN
1 December 18, 2013[3] ISBN 978-4-09-124532-8
2 January 17, 2014[4] ISBN 978-4-09-124533-5
3 February 18, 2014[5] ISBN 978-4-09-124534-2
4 March 18, 2014[6] ISBN 978-4-09-124535-9

Anime[edit]

EP album cover for anime soundtrack.

Cast[edit]

Staff[edit]

  • Original Manga: Kōichirō Yasunaga
  • Script: Kazunori Itō
  • Character Design: Katsumi Aoshima
  • Art Director: Shichirō Kobayashi
  • Animation Director: Katsumi Aoshima
  • Music: Kentarō Haneda
  • Director of Photography: Jurō Sugimura
  • Color Coordinators: Atsuko Takahira, Hiromi Fujita
  • Sound Director: Masahiru Komatsu
  • Director: Keiji Hayakawa
  • Animation Production: Studio Gallop
  • Produced by Shogakukan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Vault of Error - Prefectural Earth Defense Force | Otaku USA". otakuusamagazine.com. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Prefectural Earth Defense Force". ADV Films. 2006-04-22. Archived from the original on April 22, 2006. Retrieved 2015-04-03. 
  3. ^ "県立地球防衛軍 完全復刻版 1". Shogakukan. Retrieved 2015-04-03. 
  4. ^ "県立地球防衛軍 完全復刻版 2". Shogakukan. Retrieved 2015-04-03. 
  5. ^ "県立地球防衛軍 完全復刻版 3". Shogakukan. Retrieved 2015-04-03. 
  6. ^ "県立地球防衛軍 完全復刻版 4". Shogakukan. Retrieved 2015-04-03. 

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