I think X Bomber bombed in Japan, because the style of the show was "old-hat" to their audience, more than anything else. Fairly static puppets didn't help either.However there's no denying that X Bomber's music is pretty poor compared to Star Fleet's. X Bomber's soundtrack is just so outdated even in 1980. The 60s/70s style music just sounds wrong in the context of all the futuristic action that's going on in the show itself.Maybe it would have been a different story if the show was released in Japan in 1982 with Paul Bliss' music? You never know.Interestingly, Gatchaman's music is absolutely stonkingly good, but then the show is very much a product of the early 70s, The people behind BOTP wisely retained most of it, but still arguably had the better title sequence complete with all new orchestral music.
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