Originally released in Japan back in 1997 through 1999 and distributed in North America by Central Park Media, Discotek Media previously picked up the rights to the Photon OVA series and is now giving it some expanded distribution. With it available at a couple of streaming services over the past year, they’re now working with RetroCrush to bring out some amusing and fun clips for it. The latest one is this nearly eight-minute long piece that really does highlight the weirdness of this show that came out way too freaking long ago.
Based on the original work by Masaki Kajishima, the OVA series was directed by Koji Masunari. Shinya Takahashi worked on the character designs and served as the chief animation director for it with AIC producing the animation.
The Japanese cast includes Junko Takeuchi as Photon Earth, Yui Horie as Aun Freya, and Yumi Kuroda as Keyne Acqua. The English cast includes Scott Cargle as Photon Earth, Suzy Prue as Keyne Aqua, and Tara Jayne as Aun Freya.
Plot Concept: Photon, a young man with a kind heart and superhuman strength, leaves his village on Sandy Planet (a desert world) in search of a runaway friend. During this heroic quest, he is accidentally engaged to a renegade space pilot! Now they’re on the run from the evil emperor of the galaxy and his bumbling henchmen. But even worse than the incompetent bad guys are the disastrous cooking contests, exploding spas and cheerleading aliens!