**_"Mankind is ever expanding the frontiers of technical superiority into areas unknown and uncharted.
Each quest brings marvelous discoveries, but each also brings potential danger."_**
For the first time **EVER**, all 24 episodes of the classic early 1980's anime, **_Thunderbirds 2086_**, are now available!!
I watched this series when it aired on Showtime as a child in New England and was fortunate enough to find someone in Australia who had the full set back in the late 90's, so he sent it to me on five VHS cassettes.
Unbeknownst to me, many people who watched the series never saw it in its entirety. Six episodes: Crusader, Metal Head, Star Dive, Mind Meld, Trial and UFO never aired in Japan as the show was cancelled, and depending on where you were in either the US or UK (ITC was the British company which handled the English version and it's not terrible by comparison to some of the other early anime out there), there was no guarantee you'd see all of them either.
A caveat for those looking to get their hands on this torrent:
**These are straight VHS rips and I did watch the tapes quite a bit when I got them. I used a VCR which I've kept in as good a shape as possible, but there's some video and audio crackle throughout. At some point, I may attempt to remaster them if I can learn how, but if anyone out there is up to the task, then by all means, have at it as I'd love to see these get a proper restoration job.**
The files are large as I wanted to try and maximize video size (720x480) and the audio is at 256K.
Hope you enjoy these as much as I did!
**Thunderbirds are go! PUNCH IT!!**