I recently did a bit for Anime82’s Mecha Madness regarding Voltes V, one of my favorite mecha anime of all time. Because there’s a lot of stuff that I feel needs mentioning, I’m doing a show notes page to keep it all in one place. If you’re coming here after the review, hope you enjoyed it! If you haven’t listened yet, what are you doing?! Go listen right now!
-Yes, it’s obvious that I recorded the segments in different sessions since the settings tend to switch. Also, a lot of distortions and glitches worked their way in somehow. Blame two session crashes and my stubbornness in not restarting after auto-recovery kicked in.
-The “radio” bit during the mention of Ferdinand Marcos was a vintage recording of his declaration of martial law in the Philippines. Unfortunately, it came off sounding distorted but the clip itself is hard to make out to begin with. If you want to watch it for yourself, here’s a link.
-Hope you enjoyed the nod, Gerald. :P
-I’m going to laugh so hard if one day Yoshiyuki Tomino does come out and admit that Voltes had some kind of hand in the development of Zambot 3. Otherwise, I stand by my theory!
-“Fight! Ga-Keen” – Ichiro Mizuki and Mitsuko Horie
-“The End of the Rainbow” – Lalo Shifrin (Mannix Soundtrack)
-“Giga Rhinos! Giga Phoenix! Giga Vitus! (Instrumental)” – Toshihiko Sahashi
-Select Tracks from VOLTES V ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK (ANIMEX 1200 Re-Issue)
-“Go!! Zambot 3!” – Kouichiro Hori
-“Voltes V’s Song (English Version)”
Sound Byte Quote Translations:
(From Voltes V, Episode 10)
PROFESSOR HAMAGUCHI: We have no choice but to use it…..The Ultra Magcon!
(From Zambot 3, Episode 16)
MINION: We have captured three Jin Family children!
BUTCHER: What? The Jin Family? Doesn’t matter, I’ll eat them all up!
(From Voltes V, Episode 12)
HEINELL: [EVIL LAUGHTER] “Amusing! This is QUITE Amusing! To think in trying to escape Earth’s fate, we meet face to face!”
(From Voltes V Chogokin Commercial)
“Voltes V! The Price of Justice is 8,700 Yen!”
-Moral Event Horizon Explanation via TV Tropes
Special Thanks: Matt Alt (Toy info clarification–even though I ended up not going into it as much, sadly), Ivan Chen (for having the best site ever), Regan (for offering me the chance to have some no-holds-barred podcast fun in the midst of the R5 hiatus), and Kira/Rina-Chan (last minute voice-work as ‘Life’ in the opening).