Trivia / France Five

  • The Cameo:
    • The eyecatch illustration from episode 1 appears in the Happy Lesson OVA.
    • Some Panous-Panous, along with Pink à la Mode and Black Beaujolais, appear in the opening fight of another French indie production, DAMNED Next.
    • The whole team (minus Yellow) appears in the opening of another French indie production, Bitoman, where they are dismissed by the local villain because "[their] costumes aren't trendy enough" (they were in civilian clothes).
      • This is a full-circle Shout-Out as a parody prototype of France Five appeared in Episode 12 of Bitoman which also had involvement from series creator Alex Pilot and Go Toon (singer of the France Five themes pre-Episode 4 and the actor who played Cancrelax). Part of this design inspired the initial prototype and Mark 1 suits seen in Episode 1.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Catherine/Pink à la Mode. The original actress left during the production of episode 3. This unfortunately happened before they could record the ADR so there is a jarring difference between her out-of-suit and in-suit lines. Starting episode 4, Catherine was played by a new actress who looked nothing like her... complete with a new costume.
    • Because of the stretch of time between episodes, there have been a few other minor cast change-ups. Most notable, Margarine, the team's Robot Girl.
  • Prop Recycling / Actor Allusion: In episode 6, the BFG that vaporizes Succulard is identical to Caleb's Nuclear Gun from Flander's Company. Ruddy Pomarede plays both Caleb and Succulard.
  • Recycled Soundtrack:
    • The main theme for Episodes 1-2 is a re-dubbing of the theme for Choudenshi Bioman, before being traded for original music from Episode 3 onward.
    • The music featured in Episodes 1-2 is pulled extensively from 80s Sentai series like Bioman, Liveman, Flashman, and Jetman, along with cues from then-current Sentai shows Go Go V and Timeranger.
    • Episode 2 on its own utilizes several tracks from Dance Dance Revolution for the club scenes.
  • Saved from Development Hell: Episode 5 was in post-production for 7 years. This is lampshaded in the credits of the finale.


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