Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Voltron Beast King Golion Vol 3|
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
Kogane, Princess Fala and the rest of the GoLion team have finally repelled Prince Sincline and the oppressive forces of the Galra Empire. In the heated battle, they managed to capture an enormous energy cannon capable of ... more »
Not your daddy's Voltron....(Part III)
M.K. | Norfolk, VA | 11/27/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These are the episodes that I've been waiting for. The many adventures of Kogane and the Golion team is coming to a climatic close in Collection 3 of Beast King Golion.
Lives are forever changed and alliances on both sides are tested and pushed to the limits in episodes 37-52. Some new characters in the mix is Raible's long-lost, presumed-dead son and Ryuo Shirogane, who bares a very strong resemblance to his late older brother, Takashi Shirogane.
Highlight episodes are:
-Space Speed Demon
-The 3-parter (The Hypergravity Planetoid Trap, No Tomorrow for Altea and Brave Shirogane's Brother)
-The Sand Planet of Death
-Angry Youth Suicide Corp
-The 2-parter (Reunion of the Phantom and The Last of Hys)
-The 3-parter (The Great Storming of Galra, Golion's Desperate Battle and Burn, Galra Castle)
*The one standout episode that is NOT for the faint of heart is Golion Hunting (or the Attack of the Red Berets episode in Voltron). It kind of reminds me of the very first episode of Golion (if you know what I'm talking about).
Some questions arise with this release:
-Will Golion and its interplanetary alliances finally defeat Daibazaal and his great Galra empire?
-Will Planet Galra gain the upper hand and finally put an end to the tireless crusades of Golion, Planet Altea and their allies, all in one fatal, crushing blow?
-Will the slaves of Planet Galra ever be free from Daibazaal's deathgrip?
-Will Prince Sincline ever find out the whereabouts of his mother?
-Who will survive and who will die after all is said and done?
-Will peace ever return to the planets within the Great Dark Nebula?
The only clues that I'll tell you lies within the characters Honerva, Daibazaal's crafty old witch, and the space mice of Castle Graydam on Planet Altea. I guess that you'll have to find that out for yourselves.
Also, both Golion and Voltron has their pluses and minuses:
-The lions' sound effects (i.e. combining, forming their swords and launching of their arsenal of assorted weapons, etc.) are better in Voltron because it has more of a mechanized sound and feel to it.
-The plots are more interesting in Golion, but both Golion and Voltron has a tendency of having little to some plotholes along the way. Some of the plots do stay the same in both (depending on the episode).
-Some of the characters' dialogue are retained in both series, but worded slightly different.
-Both series has some pretty good theme music, but Golion's themes helps support its original Japanese roots.
-Some of the character traits are similar to each other, but with Voltron, the names has been changed to protect the innocent....ha, ha!
In conclusion, World Events not only decided to release Voltron twenty years after its release, but both AnimeWorks and Media Blasters decided to get with World Events to finally release its original Japanese counterpart, Beast King Golion, here in the U.S. Simply comparing them, you can see the differences within each of the episodes and its main plot. You'll also understand why World Events had to heavily edit and change both the show and its plot. Despite these slight oversights, I would still recommend this and the other 2 volumes for any Golion and Voltron fans out there.
An underrated show with an interesting continuous storyline. I'm just waiting for another Toei Animation underrated gem, Armored Fleet Dairugger XV. We'll just have to wait and see when World Events, AnimeWorks and Media Blasters will set a release date.
I hope that you've enjoyed this (and my many reviews) has much as I've enjoyed watching and writing them.
Get prepped, form your jyuoken and destroy evil. Happy viewing."
The final volume of Beast King GoLion
Lesley Aeschliman | Enumclaw, WA | 03/04/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Beast King GoLion Volume 3 is a three-disc set that contains the last sixteen episodes of the series; this series is the original source material for what ended up becoming Lion Force Voltron in the United States. Unfortunately, the audio level problem that appeared on the first two sets is still present with the third volume. The audio is so soft that you have to turn up the volume quite a bit in order to hear the audio.
Just like the previous two sets, I could see where changes had been made between Beast King GoLion and Voltron. For example, shots of blood and people obviously being maimed or killed appeared in this version of the episodes. Overall, more cuts of this nature had to be made during the episodes included on this last set, when compared to the previous two sets. This was especially true for the last six episodes of the series.
While Voltron would be acceptable for kids to watch, I can't say the same thing for Beast King GoLion. This set is definitely being targeted at and marketed to the adults who had originally watched Voltron when they were children over twenty years ago. However, teenagers might also find this set to be enjoyable. Even with the issues I have with the audio levels, I would still recommend this set to any Voltron fan that is curious to see what the series was originally like before it became Lion Force Voltron. However, if you do purchase this set, be sure to watch it when younger children aren't around or after they've gone to bed.
Voltron in Japanese!
N. Kok | USA | 12/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is it! Voltron has you have never seen it! Beastking Golion collection 3! This is the third and final collection for Lion Force Voltron series. Get these Japanese with English subtitled episodes because they are very different from the American Cartoon counterparts we are use to. It contains episodes 37-52! This is Voltron/Golion as you have never seen it! Highly Recommended it! A"