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Prefectural Earth Defense Force

Prefectural Earth Defense Force (県立地球防衛軍, Kenritsu Chikyū Bōei Gun) is a manga series by Kōichirō Yasunaga which ran in Shōnen Sunday Super beginning in 1983. The manga was written as a parody gag manga inspired by the tokusatsu series Ultra Seven. An anime OVA based on the manga was released in 1986.[1] The anime was released on DVD in North America by ADV Films on April 18, 2006.[2]

Prefectural Earth Defense Force
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Cover of volume 1
県立地球防衛軍
(Kenritsu Chikyū Bōei Gun)
GenreComedy, Science fiction
Manga
Written byKōichirō Yasunaga
Published byShogakukan
DemographicShōnen
MagazineShōnen Sunday Super
Original runMarch 25, 1983July 25, 1985
Volumes4
Original video animation
Directed byKeiji Hayakawa
Written byKazunori Ito
Music byKentaro Haneda
Masahiru Komatsu
StudioStudio Gallop
Licensed by
ADV Films (2006-2009)
ReleasedMarch 21, 1986
Runtime50 minutes
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Contents

SummaryEdit

The evil secret society known as the Telephone Pole Gang seeks to take over the world by first taking over a certain prefecture on Kyūshū (they never specify which one). In order to thwart the evil plans of the Telephone Pole Gang, Imazuru High School creates the Prefectural Earth Defense Force, composed of problem teachers and students from the school. They are also joined by a cyborg transfer student from India.

The Telephone Pole Gang is commanded by Chilthonian (full name Kisoya Chilthonian Bunzaemon Jr. (木曽屋チルソニアン文左衛門Jr., Kisoya Chirusonian Bunzaemon Junia)). His staff includes Ryūko Harataki (原滝龍子, Harataki Ryūko), also known as Colonel Baradagi (バラダギ大佐, Baradagi Taisa), who has taken on the role of a student at Imazuru High School, and Karmi (カーミ, Kāmi), a transfer student from India.

MangaEdit

There are four volumes collecting this story.

Original release
No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 November 1984ISBN 4-09-121181-X
2 March 1985ISBN 4-09-121182-8
3 July 1985ISBN 4-09-121183-6
4 January 1986ISBN 4-09-121184-4
Re-release
No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 December 18, 2013[3]ISBN 978-4-09-124532-8
2 January 17, 2014[4]ISBN 978-4-09-124533-5
3 February 18, 2014[5]ISBN 978-4-09-124534-2
4 March 18, 2014[6]ISBN 978-4-09-124535-9

AnimeEdit

 
EP album cover for anime soundtrack.

CastEdit

StaffEdit

  • Original Manga: Kōichirō Yasunaga
  • Script: Kazunori Itō
  • Character Design: Katsumi Aoshima
  • Art Director: Shichirō Kobayashi
  • Animation Director: Katsumi Aoshima
  • Music: Kentarō Haneda
  • Director of Photography: Jurō Sugimura
  • Color Coordinators: Atsuko Takahira, Hiromi Fujita
  • Sound Director: Masahiru Komatsu
  • Director: Keiji Hayakawa
  • Animation Production: Studio Gallop
  • Produced by Shogakukan

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