Kiko Soseiki Mospeada

Title:Kiko Soseiki Mospeada
Genesis Climber Mospeada
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Notables: R1 License - ADV (Renamed)
Without warning in the year 2050, an alien race known only as the Inbit arrive, invade and successfully conquer the Earth. Years later and despite brutal past failures, the inhabitants of Mars Colony send out yet another desperate Liberation Force to try and reclaim their lost home world. The fleet is all but destroyed. However, a lone survivor, Stig Bernard, finds himself on Earth. Gathering a mere handful of resistance fighters, Stig journeys on towards the Inbit's headquarters at Reflex Point in an attempt to gather intelligence and, possibly, discover a way to beat them.
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25-episode series which aired from October 2, 1983 to March 25, 1984.
Animated by Tatsunoko
Licensed by ADV Films
One of three different Japanese TV mecha titles whose animated footage was used for the popular Robotech series in America. The other two works used with Robotech are Macross and Southern Cross.
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Unevaluated Ggultra2764 [series:2534#1552]
(Watched 3 episodes)

Like Southern Cross, Mospeada is mostly known for its animated footage being edited together with two other titles to form the popular Robotech series from the 1980s. Also like said title, the plot to this series is quite cookie-cutter with its plot focused on an alien threat having dominance in a post-apocalyptic Earth and a military group stationed in space tasked with restoring humanity's dominance on Earth a la Blue Gender. But whereas Blue Gender got by thanks to the chemistry and development of Yuji and Marlene's bond, it feels like the character archetypes with Stig and others introduced will be sticking around for the entirety of this series and the little depth provided to his dead lover had me caring less for this development which was supposed to be tragic. While I'd be willing to forgive the outdated 80s visuals for Mospeada, the energetic 80s soundtrack used for the series kills any kind of suspense one would get from seeing Inbit attacks. Guess I'll be ditching this other "part" of the Robotech franchise as well.

Last updated Tuesday, February 21 2012. Created Tuesday, February 21 2012.

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