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Terebiland

Cover of the September 1981 release

Terebi Land (テレビランド Terebirando?) or Television Land was a Japanese children's TV magazine that contained manga, interviews, and special illustrations of various anime and tokusatsu. It began in 1973 and ended in 1997. During its run it released various artworks for the four proposed series that would be adapted into Voltron.

History

Beginning in the early 1970's, Terebi Land would run during the boom of the super robot genre pioneered by Go Nagai's Mazinger Z manga. Many of Toei's original super robot anime would be released to promote their respective toy lines much like their anime. The magazine would release on a monthly basis featuring content on series that would be currently running on TV. Toei's tokusatsu franchises like Super Sentai and Kamen Rider would also be prominently featured.

Whereas modern contemporaries like V Jump would follow the monthly release format, Terebi Land differs as it would focus solely on franchises running on TV opposed to franchises which began as manga first. There would be exceptions such as Space Battleship Yamato and Go Nagai's other work during the time period.

Hyakujūō Golion manga

Golionmanga

Coinciding with Beast King GoLion's Japanese airing in 1981, Terebi Land released the manga version illustrated by Tsuchiyama Yoshiki that would publish chapters alongside with the anime series. While it doesn't follow the exact events of the anime, it keeps in key points to share between the two.

Shirogane, much like his other counterparts in different Japanese iterations, dies in the manga and is replaced by Fala as the Blue Lion's pilot. However, the way he dies changes. In the manga version, Shirogane is instead killed by Sadak's beast man while fighting it in his lion and forming Golion one last time before his death. Whereas in the anime, Shirogane is killed by Honerva and her own beast man instead.


Kikō Kantai Dairugger XV manga

Dairuggermanga

Chapter intro covering featuring Aki, Kaga, and Kai

Following the Golion manga, Terebi Land would publish Dairugger manga chapters illustrated by Tsuhara Yoshiaki coinciding with its TV airing in 1982. Contrasting with the Golion manga, the Dairugger manga is notable for having a drastically different style and tone than its anime counterpart. The characters are drawn to be more like children. Aki Manabu, for example, has a different haircut and drawn to look like a child compared to how his anime counterpart looks like a young man.

Other differences include the tone overall, such as the mecha itself even making more comedic faces.


Kōsoku Denjin Albegas manga

Albegas manga

Daisaku's manga counterpart has a vastly different design compared to his anime counterpart

Following the Dairugger manga, Tsuhara Yoshiaki would also work on Lightspeed Elctroid Albegas' manga adaption. Like Dairugger, Tsuhara's art style have a drastic change from that of the anime though it would serve to be more fitting of its characters who are primarily children opposed to the mostly adult cast of Dairugger.

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