Now, Prince Planet-- originally titled Yuusei Shounen Popi in Japan --was a liiiiittle before my time, running in America not long after it aired in Japan. But with the resurging interest in Astro Boy thanks to its movie version, perhaps it's not surprising that people who watched Prince Planet around the same time might be feeling a bit more nostalgic.
The story revolves around the titular Prince Planet, who comes to earth and meets Riko (Diana Worthy) and her dad. Along with a couple of other additions to the team, Prince Planet and company fight Warlock, the Master of Martian Magic, and his dastardly doings...at least until Krag of Planet Kragmire comes along and takes over the lead villain role later on.
Check out the first episode with me and let's see what we think, eh? And if any of our readers have seen this before, definitely share your thoughts in the comments!
Now, this isn't directly related to anything about Prince Planet, but it's worthy of note: Nebs spotted an English-language site for Nico Nico. At the moment it appears to be set up entirely for a live broadcast of the November 16th launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. But maybe we'll eventually get some more stuff from them....I hope?