Perman (1983)

TV (526 eps x 15 min)
1983 - 1985
3.341 out of 5 from 159 votes
Rank #9,478
Perman (1983)

Mitsuo encountered Superman, an alien who is a part of a federation that tries to maintain peace in the galaxy. He then received a helmet (that also serves as a mask) that gives superhuman strength, a cape that enables the wearer to fly, and a badge that allows him to breathe underwater and communicate with his fellow comrades whom he met soon after he utilized these gifts. Superman made it clear to all Permans that their identity must be kept a secret or their brain will be destroyed should it ever be revealed and they are given a special doppelganger robot that can replace them while they are away to achieve this feat, although it is not entirely foolproof nor is it free from potential problems. These equipments then allowed them to be young Permans who try to maintain peace and help the people who are in need.

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Perman (1983): A Nostalgic Journey Through Time Story (6/10): "Perman" is a classic anime series that takes me back to my childhood. It follows the adventures of Mitsuo Suwa, a young boy who discovers a wristwatch that transforms him into Perman, a superhero with a quirky sense of justice. The stories are episodic and often revolve around Perman trying to right various wrongs in his neighborhood, all while keeping his superhero identity a secret. While the plot is simple and formulaic, it has a certain charm and nostalgia factor. It's not overly complex, but it's designed to entertain younger audiences and succeeds in doing so. Animation (5/10): The animation in "Perman" reflects the era in which it was produced. It's not particularly flashy or detailed compared to contemporary anime, but it has a retro charm. The character designs are simple yet distinctive, making it easy to recognize the cast. The action sequences, while basic by today's standards, get the job done in conveying Perman's heroics. Overall, the animation serves its purpose but doesn't stand out compared to more modern series. Sound (6/10): The sound in "Perman" includes catchy opening and ending themes that capture the playful spirit of the show. The voice acting, while not extraordinary, suits the characters and their personalities. The sound effects, like the animation, are basic but effective in conveying the comedic and action elements of the series. Characters (5/10): The characters in "Perman" are what you'd expect from a lighthearted, episodic series. Mitsuo/Perman is a likable protagonist who strives to do the right thing, even if his methods are a bit unconventional. The supporting characters, such as his friends and family, add humor and camaraderie to the mix. However, character development is minimal, as the focus is primarily on delivering entertaining, self-contained stories. Overall (5/10): "Perman (1983)" is a nostalgic trip down memory lane for those who grew up watching it. While it may not hold up as well in terms of animation and storytelling complexity compared to modern anime, it's a charming and family-friendly series that provides simple, episodic entertainment. With an overall score of 5/10, I'd recommend it to those looking for a dose of retro anime or introducing younger viewers to classic adventures.

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