Space Ace (manga)

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Space Ace
Space Ace manga vol 1.jpg
Cover of the first manga volume
(Uchū Ēsu)
Genre Science fiction
Written by Tatsuo Yoshida
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Shōnen Book
Original run June 1964May 1966
Anime television series
Directed by Hiroshi Sasagawa
Studio Tatsunoko
Network Fuji TV
English network Nine Network
Original run 8 May 196528 April 1966
Episodes 52
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Space Ace (宇宙エース Uchū Ēsu?) is a Japanese science fiction manga series written and illustrated by Tatsuo Yoshida and serialized in Shueisha's Shōnen Book magazine from June 1964 to May 1966. It was adapted into an anime television series by Tatsunoko Production[1][2] and aired on Fuji TV from May 8, 1965 to April 28, 1966.



Space Ace is an alien young boy given to homesick stargazing with the faces of his loved ones ghosted across the heavens. Ace’s tool of preference is the galaxy ring, a flat white hoop he could produce from his fingers to be thrown or ride on.

The supporting cast includes Dr. Tatsunoko, who is almost a father figure to Ace, and his daughter Asari, Ace’s love interest. Providing the show's comedy relief was crusading investigative reporter Flash Scoop, who usually burst on the scene riding his jet skycycle at the worst possible moment, screaming for Ace to give him interviews and so on.

One of the show's most important characters is "Ebo", Ace’s imagined projection into the night sky depicted as a humanoid robot.


  1. "Birth of Ace"
  2. "Revenge Robot"
  3. "Earth Exile"
  4. "Atomic Robot"
  5. "Secret Society"
  6. "Space Jellyfish"
  7. "The Return of Genghis Khan"
  8. "Space Cocoons"
  9. "Cave Men"
  10. "The Space Pirates"
  11. "Space Flower"
  12. "Space Clown"
  13. "Invisible Monster Star"
  14. "Song of the Mermaid"
  15. "Ace Imposter"
  16. "The Spaceman Who Likes Fighting"
  17. "The Space Blob"
  18. "Lost World"
  19. "Fish People"
  20. "The Time Capsule"
  21. "Human Bomb"
  22. "Forbidden Treasure"
  23. "Stolen Face"
  24. "Moon Rocket"
  25. "Ion Drive Ring"
  26. "Orion Raiders"
  27. "Galaxy Conference"
  28. "The Robot"
  29. "The X Bomb"
  30. "Cyborg from Orion"
  31. "Ultra Men Pt 1"
  32. "Ultra Men Pt 2"
  33. "Youth Machine"
  34. "Miracle Planet"
  35. "Magic Land"
  36. "Space Race Pt 1"
  37. "Space Race Pt 2"
  38. "The Dictator"
  39. "Haunted Space Ship"
  40. "Mars S.O.S."
  41. "Time Machine"
  42. "Robot Revolt"
  43. "Orion Invasion"
  44. "Space Microbes"
  45. "Space Radio"
  46. "Exile to Orion"
  47. "Space Prison"
  48. "The Space Killer"
  49. "Telepaths"
  50. "Space Fortress"
  51. "Brain Missiles"
  52. "Space War"


  1. ^ 大崎悌造. 昭和子どもブーム. 学研パブリッシング, 2010. 
  2. ^ Fred Ladd, Harvey Deneroff. Astro Boy and anime come to the Americas. McFarland, 2009. 

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