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Dinosaur Expedition Born Free (恐竜探険隊ボーンフリー, Kyōryū Tanken-tai Bōn Furī) is a TV series made by Tsuburaya Productions. It is the first of the Tsuburaya Dinosaur Trilogy.

In the 1990s, like Dinosaur Great War Izenborg, episodes of the series were compiled into an English-dubbed film by Associated Entertainment International, titled Return of the Dinosaurs.

Production[]

Because Tsuburaya was filming Pro-Wres no Hoshi Azteckaiser at the time of this series, it could not be in live-action. Nippon Sunrise (known as Sunrise, Inc. currently a part of Bandai Namco Filmworks) did the animation. Paleontologist Ikuo Kobata criticized Tsuburaya for using costumes with the "Godzilla" posture, so Tsuburaya used stop-motion to have accurate dinosaurs.

A main inspiration for creating the series was the discovery of Taniwhasaurus (Ezo Mikasa Ryu) in 1976. At the time they thought the mosasaur was a tyrannosaur which explains the inaccurate Ezomikasa Dragon.

Synopsis[]

Due to an anomaly on Earth, ancient dinosaurs that had secretly survived deep underground emerged on the surface. In order to protect these dinosaurs from a group trying to exterminate them and from the nefarious hands seeking profit, the Bone free Team was formed. They travel around the world on a mission to safeguard these prehistoric creatures.[2]

Appearances[]

Kaiju[]

Cast[]

  • Joji Kitayama (北山 丈二, Kitayama Jōji): Katsuji Mori (森 功至, Mori Katsuji)
  • Akira Gonda (権田 明, Gonda Akira): Shingo Kanemoto (兼本 新吾, Kanemoto Shingo)
  • Saburo Koyama (小山 三郎, Koyama Saburō): Kyonosuke Kami (上 恭ノ介, Kami Kyōnosuke)
  • Reiko Maki (牧 令子, Maki Reiko): Yoko Kuri (栗 葉子, Kuri Yōko)
  • Masao Masaki (正木 正男, Masaki Masao): Kazue Takahashi (高橋 和枝, Takahashi Kazue)
  • Doctor Masaki (正木博士, Masaki Hakase): Yoshiaki Nemoto (根本 好章, Nemoto Yoshiaki), Shinji Nakae (中江 真司, Nakae Shinji)
  • Kumiko Kimura (木村 久子, Kimura Kumiko): Sakiko Kato (加藤 早紀子, Kato Sakiko)
  • King Butler (キング・バトラー, Kingu Batorā): Junpei Takiguchi (滝口 順平, Takiguchi Junpei)
  • Glen (グレン, Guren): Hiroshi Ikaida (伊海田 弘, Ikaida Hiroshi)
  • Sammy (サミー, Samī): Akira Murayama (村山 明, Murayama Akira)
  • Lady Butler (レディ・バトラー, Rēdi Batorā): Wakako Ikeda (池田 和歌子, Ikeda Wakako)
  • Rick (リック, Rikku): Tetsuo Mizutori (水鳥 鉄夫, Mizutori Tetsuo)

Music[]

Opening Theme
  • Yuke! Born Free (行け!ボーンフリー, Yuke! Bōn Furī, lit. "Go! Born Free")
Ending Theme
  • Kyoryu yo Itsu Made mo (恐竜よ いつまでも, lit. "Dinosaurs Are Forever")
    • Lyrics: Konosuke Fuji
    • Composition and Arrangement: Toru Fuyuki
    • Artist: Masato Shimon

Home Media[]

Following the other entries of the Tsuburaya Dinosaur Trilogy, the series was released on DVD by Toei Video on May 9 and June 13, 2014.[3][4]

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • FNS Earth Special Investigation Team Daibuster (FNS地球特捜隊ダイバスター, Efu-enu-esu Chikyū Tokusō-tai Daibasutā), a late-night show that aired from 2005 to 2009, was inspired by this series, also using a blend of live-action and anime.

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