Galactic Patrol Lensman

Galactic Patrol Lensman (GALACTIC PATROL レンズマン) is a Japanese anime television series based on the Lensman novels. The 25-episode series aired from October 6, 1984 to August 8, 1985 in Japan.

Harmony Gold USA dubbed a compilation of the first four episodes in a heavily edited form, which they released under the title Lensman: Power of the Lens. The other episodes were never dubbed. This compilation is no longer available on video, although it was available in the UK in the late 1980s. Despite sharing character and organization names, as well as central themes common to the books, artistic license produced a final product altogether different from the source material. The series was broadcast in Spain by TV3 in 1994.[2]

Although it was produced with the knowledge and consent of Smith's estate, the executors were so displeased with the result that for several years they rejected any other suggestions of adaptation.

Galactic Patrol Lensman
Anime television series
Directed byHiroshi Fukutomi
Written bySoji Yoshikawa
Music byAkira Inoue
StudioMK Productions
Original networkABC, TV Asahi
Original run October 6, 1984 March 30, 1985
Anime film
Lensman: Power of the Lens
(American film adaptation)
Directed byAhmed Agrama
Produced byFrank Agrama
Written byCarl Macek
Music byPeter Davison
StudioHarmony Gold USA
Runtime100 minutes
Other versions
  • Lensman: Secret of The Lens (1984)


Voice talents


  1. ^ Beck, Jerry (2005). Animated Movie Guide. A Cappella Books/Chicago Review Press Inc. p. 142. ISBN 155652 -591-5.
  2. ^ "TV3 - 25 anys. Programes" Archived 2011-05-25 at the Wayback Machine.

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