A mysterious stone known as Skull Stone is split into pieces and scattered across the planet. The stone is said to have the power to reveal the location of the largest deposit of gold in the world. This legend has entranced the trio of comedic villains the “Doronbo Gang” to persue the stones for the fame, power, and wealth it is said to bring. However, their hunt for the Skull Stone is not as easy as they imagined, mainly due to the faulty information they receive from their leader, and from the persuit of a righteous duo “Yatterman”.
The places and the characters they meet along their travel are generally spoofs of historical people. To emphasize that they are NOT actual historical events of characters, but modern ones existing in some other random places of the world. These fictional characters places are usually represented by purposely misspelled names or familiar actions. For example, a revolution leader is named “Yashington” as a homage of George Washington; and a place resembling ancient Japan is named “Yametai”, as a spoof of Yamatai.
However, the climax part of each episode involves a clash between the heroes and the villains, both of whom are after their own goals. However, like all comedic villians something tragic always happens at the end of each episode which is quite funny.
Yatterman and Doronjo of the Doronbo gang are fighters in Tatsunoko vs Capcom. Dorojo uses her lackies to attack, and pull of special and super moves.
Wow, so I DO know characters of this game! Battle of the Planets and Crazy Genie, as they’re known down here in Brazil.
WHAAT?! They include these I’ve never heard of but leave out several that CAN fight easily without much help. The Samurai Pizza Cats would like a word with you Tatsunoko…
Wow!!!! Thanks for the post Infendo. I’m a huge Street Fighter fan and love the Capcom Vs. series games. I will be getting this game and my only wish was that I knew more about the Tatsunoko characters. So to whoever wrote this one, You are mega dragon punch awesome!!!!!!
Zachs, afraid it’s not that simple. Kyatto Ninden Teyandee was a joint effort, and the licensing for it is a mess, it was sadly never going to happen, same deal with Macross.
Amazingly, licensing issues have actually worked in /my/ favor here as well, as I hate that Genie with the fury of a thousand Foreman grills and he’s been axed for local release, hurrah!
Also thanks infendo, there were a couple here I wasn’t familiar with (polymar, yatterman & karas).
Whoa! Great post, Will. I know stuff now.
great post you filled in the gaps of the unknown characters for me. all i have to say though is i will never switch from karas if he moves like in the movie how can he be beat??? well maybe the golden zippo guy too
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Do they have the same guy singing all the intros or what?