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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2012-12-04 14:59:03
Beast King GoLion
Voltron was one of my favorite shows when, like all children, I was a stupid kid with absolutely no taste. I found it to be utterly unwatchable upon revisiting it as an adult. It was a real pity, because five giant robot lions conjoining together to form a gianter robot swordsman is pretty badass.
I then found out about Beast King GoLion, the original Japanese anime Voltron was fabricated from. It features more ongoing plot and significantly more violence. Entire villages are stomped to death, or burned alive by the villains. "GoLion" decapitates and slices enemies from collarbone to groin with regularity. The added context (both narrative and tonal) contributes greatly toward making the show watchable for older, jaded eyes.