So all the guys want to do her is a crude but accurate assessment of the newcomer,,,,
It is basically a plot point from this point forward, the stunning beauty Allura has all the boys fighting from here on out. Lance and Keith maintain an ongoing love triangle with her, while Pidge has some hysterically funny perv moments with her, and Hunk and Sven.... well there is a reason Sven never chases after the Princesses affection, and Hunk just digs the damaged psychic types as you will see later.
Anyways where to begin...
Hopefully you read my last installment in this series, otherwise, all I can say to catch you up in a nutshell is the heroes basically got captured, forced to fight monsters, and escaped the clutches of Zarkon, and are now on Arus where they meet Princess Allura and Coran the guardians of Voltron.
Now the forces of Doom are of course pissed the boys escaped and thats about it,,,,
Yeah this one was pretty bare bones, it was heavy on explaining things and not a great episode for action and excitement, you get to meet the princess, the guys get their uniforms and that's about it in either the American Voltron or Japanese GoLion series.... Really this episode just served to introduce a couple characters and further the plot.
Not a fave but a must see for the sake of the story, check out the Voltron episode below from Hulu, and be sure to see the GoLion version on Crunchyroll too
Voltron is the perfect example of an Americanized series, the blood and gore are removed to allow child friendly merchandising, the heavy concepts of slavery and rape are thrown away to make room for kid friendly space mice driven plots, characters who die simply get severely injured and disappear, and completely unrelated series get amalgamated into the story, which in turn also get toned down, and alcohol becomes orange juice....
So why the hell do such terrible ideas work so well? Read on.
Voltron is the exception to the rule, a series where terrible tropes actually work, and the toned down concepts may have actually made the series MORE enjoyable. I am anything but a prude, I love my sex and violence in anime, But oddly in the case of Beast King GoLion, I tended to find the moments of ultraviolence a tad crude. Were they story killers? Not by a longshot, but they did turn me off a bit.
I mean moments of women being squeezed until they exploded by sadistic robeasts on a mindless killing spree was a bit harsh.
So along came Voltron, a Americanized series, and it did the unthinkable.... It made less violence an acceptable adaptation, and in fact, worldwide, GoLion is LESS known then Voltron. Over the course of this series we will discuss this further, but for now watch the first episode thanks to Hulu, and if you are on Crunchyroll, check out GoLion 1 as well.