(Serenity @ Feb. 16 2009,15:18)QUOTEGo Nagai actually references the show as both Star Fleet and X-Bomber at certain points in the interview. Personally, I'd lay the blame for that at the feet of the people conducting the interview. Chances are that it was them that were getting things mixed up and he was just too polite to say anything different.Can't think of too many times where he referenced the characters. The only one that comes to mind is when he namechecks Hercules, but then, he was Hercules in both versions. He didn't mention whether it was Barry or Bongo. From memory anyway.This might not be entirely unusual; occasionally a series that becomes famous abroad can be referred to by both names in Japan. "Tetsuwan Atom" merchandise, for example, can be bought in official Osamu Tezuka stores with "Astro Boy" logos, for example.
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