For those of you who grew up in the 80’s, you probably remember something about the Americanized Japanese Anime, Voltron. Whether you heard about it from a friend, or you were one of those who raced home from school to watch it, it was part of the 80’s experience for many young geeks. Well, It’s back. The show has been redone as a Netflix original series. Now that new life has been breathed back into an old story, many fans new and old have flocked to this classic science fiction story.
For those of you who didn’t grow up in the 80’s, or maybe don’t remember it as well, the story follows five young heroes as they’re plucked from their home in earth and become the pilots of strange lion-like space ships. When needed, the lions have the ability to combine into a transformer-like robot with great power to defend the universe.
So far, the show has been getting great r
eviews, with a 7.4 or greater on most rating websites.
As I watched this show, I was reminded a lot of Avatar the Last Airbender when that show was still on. The animation is more cartoon than anime, but it still has elements from its original show. A lot of imagination and effort was put into the landscape and characters, making this an easily memorable show.
You’re bound to see these characters cosplayed in the near future at your next convention, so be sure to familiarize yourself with this new show! It’s fun for both kids and adults, and looks like it’s going to have many more seasons to come on Netflix.