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Zillion Gun (Japanese) pictures
Post Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:54 pm
In response to James Costello's article on the Sega Light Phaser:
http://segacollect.blogspot.com/2008/07/sega-light-phaser-is-one-of-most.html
I have uploaded some pictures of the original Japanese Zillion Gun toy below.
ZillionGun-JP-01.jpg (191.6 KB)
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ZillionGun-JP-02.jpg (255.94 KB)
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ZillionGun-JP-03.jpg (298.8 KB)
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:27 pm
Excellent! is it yours?

I note that it's the version that doesnt look like the light phaser.. was that earlyer or later in the animie series?

I'll update the artical with those pictures if thats okay with you?
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:57 pm
Yes it's mine. Feel free to use any of my pictures. Everything is now packed so I can't take better pictures for several weeks.

I'm not sure about how the designs were used in the anime (the original Japanese one, that is).
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:20 pm
In the Anime cartoon the gun resembled the sms phaser in the early episodes, but then changed later on.
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:24 pm
Pictures of some Zillion vinyls and a notebook.
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:17 am
I have read that in the early episodes of AKAI KOUDAN ZILLION sega sponsored the manga, so there was the use of sega's character OPA OPA as well as the sega light phaser in the manga itself.
However in the middle of the manga sega discontinued its sponsorship, that is why the design of the zillion phaser changed...
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:22 pm
Another picture lying on my drive.
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:08 pm
I just saw this thread and learned so much !
Zillion was one of my favorites games, and I love its music. I didnt know there was an anime, neither an album ! Thanks to YT SMSpower channel, I can listen to them.
But I wonder, which has been released first ? I mean did they make the game from the anime ?
Anyway, hearing those songs bring me cheers. Excellent !
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:37 pm
Game: released May 27, 1987
Anime: aired April 12, 1987

They were probably developed simultaneously.
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:26 am
Considering that sega was the sponsor, it's quite posible that they were developed at the same time
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:22 pm
Even though Sega stopped sponsoring Opa Opa still remained as a character in the series.

The series has some loop holes, like in an early episode when it was mentioned how the Zillion gun could never be changed because it was too complex. Later on they changed it to the version above, not without Sega participation though (according to the wiki at least).

And if I remember correctly, the ammo was too complex to duplicate, but they somehow managed to work around that too.

And the most important rule of all: If any other person than the White Knights would fire the phaser that person would just drop dead. No explanation given.

Getting a bit off-topic but worth mentioning, It's kind of a sad story too. The Nozha is actually fighting to survive as a species. If they fail they all die out. And while thousands of innocent people are dying, the main character doesn't give a crap about anything but peeking up ladies' skirts. I know I'm taking this too serious, it being a cartoon and all, but at the same time the story can get pretty deep if you analyse it enough.
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:30 pm
I managed to get all the serie on my pc. I'll watch it soon, I'm really curious about that.
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:52 pm
Going a little off-topic, but how hard is to find that Alex Kidd board game in Japan?
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