{"title":"Force Five","dateDebut":"1980","dateEnd":"1981","description":"Force Five was a syndicated anime block during the early 1980s.\n\nIt was produced by Jim Terry and his company Jim Terry Productions, and consisted of four imported Japanese giant robot heroes and 1 group of intergalactic space knights (originally produced in the mid-1970s by Toei Doga Animation) in response to the popularity of the Shogun Warriors toy collection (in fact, Mattel was one of the sponsors).\n\nIt consisted of the following series:\n\nGaiking: The Space Dragon (Divine Demon-Dragon Gaiking)\n\nDanguard Ace (Planet Robot Danguard Ace) \n\nStarvengers (Getter Robo G) \n\nGrandizer (UFO Robot Grendizer) \n\nSpaceketeers (Sci Fi West Saga Starzinger) \n\nIn true anthology style, the five shows were broadcast simultanesously with one episode of each serial assigned a specific weekday. Additionally, all of the shows were edited into two hour movies and marketed on video tape by Family Home Entertainment.\n\nGreat Mazinger A.K.A. Tranzor Z was supposed to be among the five shows, but the deal to pick up the series fell through, so Starzinger (Spaceketeers) was picked up instead. \n\nThe instrumental version of Gaiking's theme song was reused as the outro music for Starvengers. \n\nA Latin American version of Force Five was called The Festival Of The Robots, had Magnet Robo Gakeen and Steel Jeeg instead of Danguard Ace and Grendizer.\n\nThe lineup to Force Five was:\n\nDanguard Ace aired on Mondays. \n\nStarvengers aired on Tuesdays. \n\nSpacekeeters aired on Wednesdays. \n\nWith Grandizer aired on Thursdays. \n\nAnd Gaiking: The Space Knight aired on Fridays.","leadImageMedUrl":"https:\/\/distro-1.retrojunk.com\/secure\/fee992d74126a3ea7d6ec6361206a277245d33d1dc14817fe7700a4c0941c2879b7273\/image\/530_b96a8bcf64.jpg"}