History Anime / Ulysses31

27th Nov '16 11:30:39 AM Saveelich
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'''''Ulysses 31''''' (French: '''''Ulysse 31'''''; Japanese: 宇宙伝説ユリシーズ31, '''''Space Legend Ulysses 31''''') is an anime series co-produced by [[Creator/TMSEntertainment Tokyo Movie Shinsha]] studios and Creator/DiCEntertainment[[note]]with further animation work outsourced to Creator/NakamuraProductions and Creator/WangFilmProductions and backgrounds by Creator/StudioJack, all uncredited[[/note]]. As the name implies, it is based on Creator/{{Homer}}'s ''Literature/TheOdyssey'' and heavily borrows plot elements from it, as well as various plot elements and characters from other famous [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek myths]].

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'''''Ulysses 31''''' ''Ulysses 31'' (French: '''''Ulysse 31'''''; ''Ulysse 31''; Japanese: 宇宙伝説ユリシーズ31, '''''Space ''Space Legend Ulysses 31''''') 31'') is an anime series co-produced by [[Creator/TMSEntertainment Tokyo Movie Shinsha]] studios and Creator/DiCEntertainment[[note]]with further animation work outsourced to Creator/NakamuraProductions and Creator/WangFilmProductions and backgrounds by Creator/StudioJack, all uncredited[[/note]]. As the name implies, it is based on Creator/{{Homer}}'s ''Literature/TheOdyssey'' and heavily borrows plot elements from it, as well as various plot elements and characters from other famous [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek myths]].
12th Sep '16 6:54:49 AM DrNoPuma
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* PerplexingPearlProduction: "Temple of the Lestrigones" has [[CoolStarship the Odysseus]] shrunk by the baddie du jour. Ulysses sets out in a small spherical scout ship, which is caught in an oyster and covered in nacre within hours.
2nd Jul '16 6:48:21 PM SuddenFrost
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* CoolShip: The ''Odyssey'' (based on the space station from ''Film/2001ASpaceOdyssey''), and Ulysses' various small ships.

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* CoolShip: The ''Odyssey'' (based on the space station from ''Film/2001ASpaceOdyssey''), ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''), and Ulysses' various small ships.



* ExpositoryThemeTune: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ4c1X5ene8&feature=related Ulysses, no-one else can do the things you dooooo!!]]'' To French ears, the dub heard at the beginning is hilariously LargeHam. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxlNw-vz7l8 Compare with the original version]].

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* ExpositoryThemeTune: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ4c1X5ene8&feature=related Ulysses, UlysSEEEeeeEEEeeeEEES, no-one else can do the things you dooooo!!]]'' To French ears, the dub heard at the beginning is hilariously LargeHam.[[LargeHam hammy]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxlNw-vz7l8 Compare with the original version]].
30th Jun '16 3:43:15 PM Saveelich
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* BadassNormal: Ulysses. Especially considering he's basically going up against the gods themselves completely alone with the help of only two children and a small robot.

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* BadassNormal: Ulysses. Especially considering he's basically going up against the gods themselves completely alone with the help of only two children and children, a small robot.robot and his ship's technologies.
30th Jun '16 2:57:57 PM Saveelich
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* RiddleOfTheSphinx:

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* RiddleOfTheSphinx: Ulysses is naturally submitted to one, and wins.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Nono's antics make him ridiculously human. He packs a wide range of human emotions like shyness, anger, sadness or even love.



* ToHellAndBack: The last episode involves Ulysses going to Hades.

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* ToHellAndBack: The last episode involves Ulysses going to Hades.Hades' kingdom.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Nono loves snacking small nails.
24th Jun '16 8:01:25 AM Saveelich
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/2369.jpg From left to right - Nono, Telemachus, Yumi and Ulysses]]

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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/2369.jpg From jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:From
left to right - Nono, Telemachus, Yumi and Ulysses]]Ulysses]]
24th Jun '16 7:38:00 AM Saveelich
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* BalefulPolymorph: Circe turns Ulysses' crew, Yumi/Themis and Telemachus into zombified humanoid pig slaves.

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* BalefulPolymorph: Circe turns Ulysses' crew, Yumi/Themis and Telemachus into [[PigMan zombified humanoid pig slaves.slaves]].
10th Jun '16 2:12:32 AM Faberlich
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* ClockPunk: Chronos' realm.

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* ClockPunk: Chronos' realm. The realm of Chronos has clocks ''everywhere''.
10th Jun '16 2:11:52 AM Faberlich
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* ElementalEmbodiment: Charybd (fire) and Scylla (ice).

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* ElementalEmbodiment: The two perpetually colliding space storms, Charybd (fire) and Scylla (ice).



* EvilLaugh: Zeus regularly does one.

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* EvilLaugh: Zeus regularly does has one.



* TheFettered: Ulysses

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* TheFettered: UlyssesUlysses, since he's an IdealHero, MartialPacifist and so on.



* GhostCity: Hades' kingdom is a literal example.



* GoodIsNotDumb: Ulysses

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* GoodIsNotDumb: UlyssesUlysses might be naive at times, but he's smart enough to always overcome the odds in his favor.



* {{Hellevator}} / SpaceElevator: In the kingdom of Hades.
* HeroProtagonist: Ulysses
* TheHomewardJourney
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame / DeadlyGame

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* {{Hellevator}} / SpaceElevator: In There is a giant elevator in the kingdom of Hades.
Hades, and it drives dead souls to his inner kingdom.
* HeroProtagonist: Ulysses
Ulysses, naturally.
* TheHomewardJourney
TheHomewardJourney: The whole premise is about Ulysses going through many perils in the Olympus galaxy to get back home (Earth replaces Ithaca in this setting).
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame / DeadlyGameDeadlyGame:



* IdealHero: Ulysses, definitely.

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* IdealHero: Ulysses, definitely. Good luck finding a single moral flaw in his character.



* ImpossibleTask
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Ulysses
* JetPack: Ulysses' UtilityBelt.

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* ImpossibleTask
ImpossibleTask: Finding Hades' kingdom, for starters. Ulysses is then pitted against several seemingly impossible tasks by the gods over the course of the series, but always triumphs.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Ulysses
Ulysses is tempted many times into choosing an easier way to get back to Earth (usually by having to let his companions behind) by the gods throughout the series, yet he always chooses to stay and never abandons his companions.
* JetPack: Ulysses' UtilityBelt.UtilityBelt allows him short flights and hovering.



* ALoadOfBull: The Minotaur in "Lost in the Labyrinth".
* LooksLikeJesus: Ulysses. Justified in that in this version, Ulysses is a Messianic figure.

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* ALoadOfBull: The Minotaur appears in "Lost in the Labyrinth".
* LooksLikeJesus: Ulysses. Justified in that in this version, Ulysses is a Messianic figure.figure of sorts.
10th Jun '16 2:02:03 AM Faberlich
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* AcePilot: Ulysses

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* AcePilot: UlyssesUlysses is a damn good pilot with the Odysseus' small vessels.



* AllMythsAreTrue: And they're happening again, ''[[{{Recycled IN SPACE}} in space]]''.

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* AllMythsAreTrue: And they're happening again, ''[[{{Recycled IN SPACE}} in space]]''.space]]''!



* BadassBeard: Ulysses
* BadassNormal: Ulysses. Especially considering he's basically going up against the gods themselves completely alone except for two children and a small robot.

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* BadassBeard: Ulysses
Ulysses' beard is not as big as his hair.
* BadassNormal: Ulysses. Especially considering he's basically going up against the gods themselves completely alone except for with the help of only two children and a small robot.



* CoolShip: The ''Odyssey'', and Ulysses' various small ships.

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* CoolShip: The ''Odyssey'', ''Odyssey'' (based on the space station from ''Film/2001ASpaceOdyssey''), and Ulysses' various small ships.
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