Crunchyroll has announced that it has added the God Mars anime to its catalog. The series is available now for all members in the United States and Canada.
The 64-episode series based on Mitsuteru Yokoyama’s manga originally aired in Japan in 1981-1982. The series centers on Mars, who was sent as a baby to Earth with the eventual goal of destroying it. However, after being adopted by a Japanese family and given the name Takeru, Mars grows up experiencing the beauty of the planet and its inhabitants, and he questions his mission. Mars uses the powerful robot God Mars to protect the Earth from his people, even being forced to fight his own brother.
Tetsuo Imazawa directed the series off of Keisuke Fujikawa’s scripts. Hideyuki Motohashi served as character designer and animation director, Hajime Kamegaki handled the mecha design, and Kei Wakakusa handled the series’ music.