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From left to right: Kotomaru, Green Guy, Girl-Chan, Kenstar, Yusuke, Kotobaru-san-sama.
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A bizarre series created by Egoraptor that massively parodies poorly animated and dubbed Shonen anime. It has three episodes and a fourth episode was planned, however, Egoraptor stated here that the show is on permanent hiatus.

It follows the adventures of Kenstar and his True Companions on a vaguely defined quest to kill the Big Bad Galacticamaru.

Episode 1 can be seen here, episode 2 here and episode 3 here.

Compare to: Kawaii Battle Stars and Large Bagel.

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  • Accent On The Wrong Syllable: Kenstar and Yusuke fall victim to this frequently.
    Kenstar: What IS this!? WHAT is this secret powUR!?
  • Action Bomb: The Green Guy's number one ability.
  • Action-Hogging Opening: The opening contains a lot more action and scenery than the rest of the show.
  • Animated Actors:
    • Kenstar begins to quote The Green Guy before realizing that it's not his line in episode 3.
    • Taken into full-effect when The Green Guy's actor is pissed over his character's Heroic Sacrifice, thus removing him from the story after three episodes and only allowing for a flashback... in episode 23. He is not amused, leading to an understandably hilarious use of a Dub-Induced Plot Hole and Viewers Are Morons.
  • Animation Bump: Yusuke is actually pretty well animated compared to the other characters and usually actually has lip-syncing consistent with whatever he's saying.
  • Anime Hair: Including your typical Shonen Hair, Kotomaru's twin antennae, Galacticamaru's Guile-esque flattop and Girl-Chan's incomprehensible hairdo. One of the punks in Episode 2 also has a sideways pompadour.
  • Angrish: "That Kotomaru... WOOOAAHHHHH GRRAHAHHHH! ... he really steams me up!"
  • Art Evolution: Episode 2 is much better-looking than episode 1, and episode 3 looks better than that.
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: The "Japanese" in episode 2 is "...just a bunch of gibberish, like an amalgamation of sounds [Egoraptor] just conjured up from [his] memories of so many animes." Subverted in the last line, which fits the situation rather well.
    Oh shit! Sore wa Kenstar-kun, senpai! Hayaku, iku ze!
    Oh shit! It's Kenstar, senpai!note  Hurry, let's go!
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Yusuke's usual strategy. It never works.
  • Author Avatar: The Artist.
  • Ax-Crazy: In Kotomaru's case, Gun Crazy.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": Lots to go around.
  • Bait-and-Switch Credits: Wouldn't be a spot-on anime parody without this. The theme song depicts much more fluid and action-oriented animation than is seen in the rest of the show. The Burning Man appears at the theme song's climax, making him seem like a more prominent villain than he really is. And Girlchan is seen walking along with some blond boy who never actually appears in the show.
  • Big Bad: Galaticamaru.
  • Blatant Lies: "It's simple."
    • "That explains everything!"
  • Blush Sticker: Both the green guy and Girl-chan.
  • Butt-Monkey:
  • Camp Gay: Fire Guy. He's a flamer!
  • Calling Your Attacks: ULTIMATE! PENCIL! A-BREAK!
  • Catchphrase:
    • "WHAAAAAAAT is this X?"
    • "WHHUUUT!!?"
    • "That explains everything!"
    • "I'm going to attack him head on!"
  • Chekhov's Gun: In episode 2; it's done in a somewhat deliberately forced manner. "THERE... is a bucket of water, over there."
  • Credits Gag: Presented as if it's a real localization of some obscure fighting anime, complete with Korean names (including Kim Kaphwan) for the outsourced in-betweening animation.
  • Cultural Translation: Parodied. The team is quite blatantly eating sushi, but refers to it as "hot dogs" and their chopsticks as "flavor sticks." And THEN, Kotobaru-san-sama gives Yusuke some "flapjacks and syrup" (rice and soy sauce, respectively). Galacticamaru even mistakenly identifies the "hot dogs" as "hamburgers".
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Kenstar against the Author Avatar no less.
    • Yusuke's Megaton Punch to Galacticamaru.
    • Kenstar defeating all but the last Bushido Blaster (and Yusuke) with one kick in Episode 3.
  • Curse Cut Short: Lampshaded in episode 3. Yusuke draws out his "FFFFFFFF..." but proceeds to finish the curse anyways.
  • Deconstructive Parody: The show pokes fun at the problems and common tropes in poorly dubbed battle shounen anime, including the frequently stilted dialogue, plot holes and otherwise ridiculous inconsistencies caused by intrusive editing practices, frequent abuse of Talking Is a Free Action and stock footage, among various other things.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Except without the actual "defeat" part.
    • Kotomaru seems to be first introduced as a villain (apparently he destroyed a WHOOOOOOLE KITCHEN and they ask Kotobaru-san-sama to defeat him). He then joins the party for no reason (though his inner monologue suggests he's some kind of The Mole, like everyone else). Or the two could just be friendly rivals with a common enemy.
    • Yusuke turns out to be in league with Galaticamaru. Him and Kenstar are going to fight. They don't actually end up getting to it, and Kenstar simply askes Yusuke to join them which he agrees to for no reason.
  • Department of Redundancy Department:
    • Used fairly often, with the biggest example being in episode 3.
      Kenstar: His true power is unleashed! His true power has taken off the leash! His true power has beeeeeen activated! His true... his true power...
      Kenstar: I'm fi... His true power is incredi... ble...
    • The title of the theme song is "Hot Heat". (The title of the closing theme is "Cold Heat".)
  • Deranged Animation
  • Disney Death: Green Guy.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Maytag in episode 3 is one of Kenstar, in appearance.
  • Dramatic Wind
  • Dub-Induced Plot Hole:
    • Kenstar calls Yusuke "My brother, but also my biggest rival" in the first episode, but later, in the same one, doesn't know who either of Yusuke's parents are, or that Kobayashi-sama-san-chan was his brother. In the second and third episodes, Yusuke calls Kenstar his brother.
    • An even better example is the poorly-executed attempt to write the Green Guy back in after his death.
    Green Guy: I am no longer dead.
    Kenstar: That's nice.
  • Dull Surprise:
    • Ken-Star's blank-looking face most of the time.
    • Kotomaru, who sometimes takes his stoicism a little too far (though eventually subverted with his Freak Out in episode 3.)
      Kotomaru: *in the middle of a mass Oh, Crap! reaction* "Hmph. Oh no. Hmph."
  • Face Fault: In episode two after Kenstar's Offscreen Teleportation to the roof.
    Punk: The roof is kinda slippery.
  • Hong Kong Dub: It's rare that the voices will actually match the lip flaps. Kenstar and Kotomaru are the biggest offenders. Completely averted with Yusuke, and only Yusuke.
  • Hospitality for Heroes: The heroes temporarily defeat a villain, and the restaurant manager gives them a free meal. Kotomaru shoots him, correctly reasoning that the owner would never give out anything for free. They find the real owner tied up in a closet, and free him. As thanks, he gives them a free meal. He gets shot too.
  • Hot-Blooded: Even the author is Hot-Blooded.
  • I Just Shot Marvin in the Face: Yusuke does this to himself with Kotomaru's gun when he hears he ran out of bullets (he gets better).
  • Inconsistent Dub: Are they Captains or Bushido Blasters? Or Taishos? Or Bushido Captain Blasters? Or Captain Taisho Bushido Blaster Busters?
  • Informed Ability:
    • Kotobaru-san-sama is supposedly a skilled fighter, is said to be the only one able to defeat Kotomaru and apparently mastered the Shiken-batsu-baku-matsu-hatsu-datsu technique, but none of this is ever actually seen on-screen.
    • Kotomaru himself as well. While he has shown his secret power, he has never put this power to use and like Kotobaru-san-sama, he mainly stays in the background. And shoots people with a gun. Usually not the bad guys.
  • Insistent Terminology: They are hot dogs!
  • Internal Monologue: Used frequently.
  • Inner Monologue Conversation: the episode 2 instance of it provides the page quote, and is an example of both types of responses.
  • Keet: Green Guy typically talks like a wacky cartoon character.
    Green Guy: Wowie wowie zowie!
  • Kill It with Water: Kenstar does this to defeat the "invincible" first Bushido Blaster, whose "unstoppable" secret technique is catching himself on fire.
  • Lampshade Hanging: A couple of times. Subverted when Kenstar calls Maytag beautiful.
    Yusuke: You're only saying that because she looks just like a pretty girl!
    Kenstar: That would be why I said it!
  • Large Ham: Pretty much everyone in the series.
  • Limited Animation: Parodied with Green Guy after his voice actor demands that he be rewritten into the show "as cheaply as possible". In the form of a cut out with the lower half missing.
  • Lip Lock: Its use is especially noticeable at the end of episode 1.
    Kenstar: I'm going to have to use my sup... my secret technique... that only I can use because of my-... *sneezes* my bloodline!
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase:
    • "(Hello) Puny, humans / mortals / eukaryotic beings!"
    • "Galacticamaru isn't a human / is immortal / is a prokaryotic being! That explains everything!"
  • Megaton Punch: Yusuke to Galacticamaru in Episode Three.
  • Mister Big: Galacticamaru is revealed to be about six inches tall in episode 3.
  • The Mole:
    • Yusuke, as Captain #31, is Galacticamaru's mole in the True Companions.
    • Turns out Swirly Glasses is Captain #1.
    • Obliquely referred to in regards to Kotomaru in episode 2.
    Kotomaru: (inner monologue) Huh. They were right about him. He really is the one.
    • And again:
    Kotomaru: (inner monologue) Huh. Kenstarreallyistheonenobodybuthimcouldhavedonethat.
  • Mood Whiplash: Girlchan goes from funny and hot to creepy and hot.
  • Mr. Exposition: Kotomaru.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Girlchan takes this to extremes.
  • Mysterious Parent: Kenstar and Yusuke's Mom.
  • Mysterious Past: Yusuke.
  • Narrating the Obvious:
    Kenstar: Yusuke is bowing to Galacticamaru right in front of us on his knee there!
  • Negative Continuity: Some degree throughout the series, but most notable between episodes one and two. Episode one ends with Yusuke revealing his allegiance to Galacticamaru, Kenstar about to use his bloodline power... and then episode two completely forgets it ever happened, including it coming as a surprise that Yusuke is a Bushido Blaster.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Kenstar is named after Ken Starr.
  • Noodle Incident:
    Yusuke: Do you remember the playground we went to as a kid?
    Kenstar: AAAAAAAAH, so that was the...
    Yusuke: Yes, now you understand! And now we must fight, right now!
  • No Name Given: The fellow in the green clothes and goggles doesn't really have a name, although Egoraptor sometimes calls him "The Guy". On this page, he's called "The Green Guy" so you know who we're talking about.
  • Oblivious to Love: Yusuke. Girlchan wishes she could be his love interest, but he is "incapable of love, due to his dark and brooding past." Episode 3 suggests he might just despise her.
  • Only Sane Man: Kenstar has some lucid moments, although he doesn't always act like that.
  • On the Next: A particularly poorly executed one in episode 3.
  • Once per Episode: In every episode, Galacticamaru bursts in and greets the heroes as "puny" something; calling them first humans, then mortals, then eukaryotes. This leads Kenstar to deduce that Galacticamaru is not what he just called them, and exclaim his usual "That explains everything!" Also counts as Rule of Three since, you know, only three episodes.
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses: Swirly Glasses has the kind marked by spirals.
  • Overly Long Name: Kotobaru-san-sama uses this in episode 1:
    Kotobaru-san-sama: I used up all my strength, using the Shi... Shiken-batsu-baku-matsu-hatsu-datsu technique.
    Green Guy: What?! The Shiken-batsu-baku-matsu-hatsu-datsu technique? Are you serious? How did you even manage?
    Kotobaru-san-sama: I've recieved training... from the Mythical Bobcat Dragon Demon Clan... on the peak of Mount... Hutsu-maku-hentaku-benkai...
  • Out-of-Character Alert: Kotomaru immediately identifies the imposter restaurant owner and kills him because the real owner would never give out a free meal. Played for Laughs when the gang finds the real owner, who offers a free meal as repayment and promptly gets shot too.
  • Pointless Bandaid: Kenstar wears one across the bridge of his nose, as does Maytag, his Distaff Counterpart.
  • Precision F-Strike:
    Yusuke: Ffffffffffffffff...
    Yusuke: Do you mean ffffffffffffffffuck?
    • Also Played for Laughs since that word was used once before and after that occurrence, along with it being written in episode one.
  • Product Placement:
    Kenstar: a bucket of water over there!
    Yusuke: Who cares about stupid water you fools? We're not defeating thirst!
    Kotomaru: I AM! [dramatic close up of a C.C. Lemon bottle]
  • Protagonist Title Fallacy: invoked Parodied. Girlchan is the title character, and yet her only contributions to the plot are crushing on Yusuke and fanservice.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Let's see... we have The Hero with Tai hair, The Rival who can't pick a side and gets worfed by stairs, a stoic Bishōnen who carries guns, a blue old guy who's constantly too tired to fight for some reason or another, a Tagalong Kid who blows himself up and gets revived due to voice actor disputes, a Ms. Fanservice who really doesn't do anything, and a nerd who turns out to be the Climax Boss.
  • Reaction Shot: Someone is shocked on average every 30 seconds in the show.
  • Reckless Gun Usage: Kotumaru's hair trigger was bad enough, but then we have this gem:
    Kotobaru-san-sama: Dude. Just because you have a gun—
    Kotumaru: I DON'T CARE! OKAY?! I'm out of bullets, anyway!
    Yusuke: Then that means I... can do this! *BANG*
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Kotobaru-san-sama and Galacticamaru. Perhaps literally.
  • The Reveal: "That EXPLAINS everything!" It usually doesn't.
  • The Rival: Yusuke is both this and The Lancer to Kenstar.
  • Running Gag: "THAAAAAT explaaaaaaains everything!"
  • Sacrificial Lion: Subverted. The Green Guy dies in episode 3, but is written back in not even two minutes later with the explanation of, and we quote, "I am no longer dead."
  • Satellite Love Interest: This is Girlchan's entire character. Just like everything else, it's mercilessly parodied. Maytag even puts a price of negative 50 billion dollars on her.
    Yusuke: That is the price I'd pay for her!
    Girlchan: Oh, Yusuke is only kidding! (giggles)
    Yusuke: Shut up.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: Swirly Glasses upon revealing that he is the last captain.
    Swirly Glasses: Lightning... pchuuuu...
  • Schedule Slip:
    • Episode 3 was supposed to come out by the end of March 2010. Due to unforeseen circumstances, it took until April 14th to finally come out.
    • And Episode 4 sure is taking a while.
  • Script Breaking: Kenstar gets tired of fighting the 32 captains one by one, causing him to roundhouse kick the picture of all the remaining dark silhouettes, which somehow defeats them all at once, except for # 1.
  • Secondary Character Title: Girl-chan only appears a handful of times and accomplishes absolutely nothing, while the real main character is Kenstar.
  • Shout-Out: The opening theme contains lyrics from the Arthur theme song. ("Listen to your heart, listen to the beat, listen to the rhythm of the street")
  • Single-Minded Twins: The thermopylae twins in episode 3. Mostly.
  • Sinister Silhouettes: 31 of the 32 Captains are shown as this, along with a completely normal picture of Yusuke.
  • Skyward Scream: "MOTHERRRR!!!"
  • Smug Snake: Kotomaru.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Parodied and done in-universe with with The Green Guy.
  • Split-Screen Reaction: Episode 3 has a truly impressive one.
  • Stock Footage:
    • Pretty much everything. A notable case in episode 3 has Yusuke falling down stairs, while fighting outside.
    • Kenstar is almost always seen in the same pose with the same vaguely determined expression, and Kotomaru is almost always seen in the same arm-crossed, eyes-closed, sort-of irritated pose.
  • The Stoic: Kotomaru is this, even when startled. Subverted once.
  • Stupid Sacrifice: Parodied with Green Guy killing himself to defeat Maytag, a villain who didn't seem remotely dangerous and who pretty much anyone could probably have handled.
  • Stylistic Suck: The voice acting and animation.
  • Sweat Drop: Kotobaru-san-sama has one of these, and then he eats it. Seriously.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: Subverted. While the heroes are talking about needing to do something to stop him from powering up, Swirly Glasses finishes powering up.
  • Techno Babble: Kotomaru gives a long-winded, nonsensical explanation to the origins of the Bushido Blasters, involving giant equations and the phases of the moon. Kenstar, of course, remarks "That explaaaaaaains everything!"
  • Theme Naming: Kenstar is also the name of a brand of appliances; his Distaff Counterpart, Maytag, shares this.
  • There Was a Door: Galacticamaru always appears before the G-Fighters by breaking through a brick wall, even if they're nowhere near one.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: An in-universe example. When Kenstar is arguing with the Green Guy about his Heroic Sacrifice in episode 3, he invokes this trope, saying that they have fans who are devoted to the integrity of the original series. The Green Guy counters by invoking another trope.
  • Those Two Guys: Kotomaru and Kotobaru-san-sama. They're often in the same shot together and talk to each other, and sometimes even MST the show. They also don't really do anything to contribute to the plot.
  • A Twinkle in the Sky: Yusuke to Galacticamaru in Episode Three.
  • Twin Telepathy: The twins in episode 3 play with this. It starts out played straight when they finish each others' sentences, then it's subverted when the second twin finishes one incorrectly.
  • Toast of Tardiness: "I am late for the end of school! *runs to school with a piece of toast in his mouth, with the toast still in the toaster* *final bell rings* Oh, I am ooooon time."
  • Unexplained Recovery: Invoked (or Enforced, from an in-universe perspective). Green Guy demands that his character come back from the dead, because he needs the paycheck.
  • Verbal Tic:
    • Swirly Glasses and his "Nyeeheeheeheehee!"
    • Also, Kotomaru's "Humph"s and "Huh"s.
    • Galacticamaru has a habit of extending the voiceless alveolar sibilant at the end of his sentencesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.
  • Viewers Are Geniuses: Galacticamaru described the True Companions as "puny eukaryotic beings", prompting Kenstar to realise that Galacticamaru was a "prokaryotic being". These are indeed mutually exclusive.
  • Viewers Are Morons: Invoked by Green Guy's voice actor after his character is killed in episode 3.
    These stupid kids cannot tell the difference, you know they can't!
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?:
    • Maytag's power is to put price tags on people.
    • The other two Bushido Blasters who appear (aside from Yusuke and Swirly Glasses) count, being able to catch on fire and... owning a giant pencil. Being the kind of show it is, the party treats them all as serious threats, prompting the party (except Kenstar) to flat-out give up on one when Yusuke's head-on attack doesn't work, and causing Green Guy to perform a Heroic Sacrifice for another.
  • Wreathed in Flames: One of the enemy captains when he powers up.
  • Word Salad Lyrics: The lyrics to Hot Heat, which includes part of the opening to Arthur.
    Fisting my heart so angrily
    It's alpha rays now, can't you see
    I have a rival named Yusuke
  • Word Salad Title: Parodied. While there is a character named Girl-chan, she's a minor one at best. And no paradise has been sighted yet.
  • The Worf Effect: Yusuke's role in the series. Lampshaded in the third episode when he actually beats someone. Later he loses to a flight of stairs. Lampshaded again when he attacks Captain #1 and immediately falls down the same stairs. That weren't there.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Kotobaru-san-sama can't defeat Kotomaru because he used up all his power using the Chicken-Patsu-Baku-Matsu-Hatsu-Datsu Technique.
  • Your Little Dismissive Diminutive: Galaticamaru always calls the heroes "Puny [X]" with X being humans, mortals, or eukaryotic beings. Ironic, since when we do finally see him beside the other heroes in the third episode he's only about the size of a tennis ball, and even Yusuke can kick his ass pretty easily.

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