Anime: Sei Juushi Bismarck
aka: Space Musketeer Bismarck
Sei Juushi Bismarck is the story of four space explorers stationed on Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter. Their goal is to protect our solar system from the Deathcula imperium.Although not as popular as its Gag Dub Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs, it is more sophisticated, and does have action figure toys in its own country.
- Big Red Button: Shinji's console has the button that converts the Bismarck from space cruiser to giant robot.
- Casanova Wannabe: Bill Willcox, although he proposes to a woman named June.
- Combining Mecha: In a way, the Bismarck.
- Commander Contrarian: Bill to Shinji.
- Cool Plane: The Arrow Striker.
- Cool Tank: The Road Leon.
- Five-Man Band:
- Heroic Sacrifice: Shinjiro Hikari, Shinji's father, who saved the galaxy from the Deathcula's first invasion 15 years before the series took place.
- Macekre: One of the earliest examples. Episodes were produced out of order. "Saber Rider" wasn't originally the leader (it was "Fireball"), and some episodes were either removed or replaced with completely different episodes that didn't exist in the Japanese version.
- Monster of the Week
- Name's the Same: Shinji Hikari...Hmm...
- Parental Abandonment: Shinji's and Bill's parents are DEAD!!!! Marian has only her father still alive. Only Richard has both parents still alive.)
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Shinji is the Red oni while Richard is the Blue oni; although Bill has the blue armor, he's sort of in between.
- Reluctant Warrior: Marian: When she first shot a Deathcula marine, she was disgusted.
- Team Dad: Dr. Charles Levore.
- Title Confusion: Many viewers referred to the series as Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs, although World Events Productions did not use all the episodes.)