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My favorite childhood cartoons - Back to the past

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Saint Seiya (1986)
French title: Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque

Notes: This was just totally awesome! The story was really epic and fascinating with some cool fights. I never followed the whole plot and kept missing some episodes but when I was a kid, it was the ultimate cartoon!



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Dragon Ball (1986)
French title: Dragon Ball

Notes: I still remember it today, I saw the very first episode aired in France. I loved it right away. The adventure was captivating, there were some cool fights and the whole thing was just hilarious. Later on, it became even more famous when it became 'Dragon Ball Z' but I never loved this version. The jokes were gone and the whole thing was about some guys firing huge fire balls at each other the whole duration of the episode, so boring... But the original 'Dragon Ball' was just awesome.



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French title: Olive et Tom

Notes: When I was a kid, all the boys were watching this. The football sequences didn't make any sense but we couldn't care less. We completely related to the characters and the whole thing was just captivating.



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Ulysses 31 (1981)
French title: Ulysse 31

Notes: This is a French-Japanese production so, I'm not sure if anyone knows about it on Listal. Anyway, it was a fascinating and mature story. The animation was gorgeous and in France, it is still a huge classic.





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French title: Albator

Notes: This is one was very dark and gloomy but it is probably why it was so fascinating to watch. Again, a fascinating tale with some awesome characters.



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Space Cobra (1982)
French title: Cobra

Notes: Another Science-Fiction flick... This is again a huge classic and I'm quite surprised that again, so few listal users know about it. Anyway, the main character was an anti-hero and thus very charismatic. Some pretty dark stuff but completely awesome.



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French title: Les Mystérieuses Cités d'or

Notes: This is another French-Japanese production. This time, it took place in south america in the Aztec world. A different type of story but still very fascinating and it also a very well made cartoon.



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French title: Ken le survivant

Notes: You will never, ever see such a cartoon in a kid show or channel. But we did....Back, then, the concerned French channel was buying a huge amount of Japanese cartoons without checking the content whatsoever. And we ended up watching this... It is one of the most violent cartoon ever made and it was made for at least 16 years old kids... Anyway, I remember watching this with my dad (I was maybe 8-9 years old) and we had a blast. It was indeed very violent, bleak, gloomy with liters of blood but I thought it was awesome. After a year and some huge protest, they pulled it off... Damned!



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Transformers (1984)
French title: Transformers

Notes: This is probably the most famous cartoon on this list and of course I saw it. It was not one of my favorite but it was still pretty cool and I watched it a lot.



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Astro boy (1963)
French title: Astro, le petit robot

Notes: It seems to be a rather innocent flick but it was actually quite dark, if I remember correctly. Anyway, it was a pretty cool cartoon.



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MASK (1985)
French title: MASK

Notes: It looks a little bit like a rip-off of Transfomers with those transforming vehicules but it was pretty cool though.



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French title: G.I. Joe

Notes: This show was actually a big commercial for all those toys (which I really had to buy). In spite of that, it was still pretty cool and I watched it a lot.



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Grendizer (1975)
French title: Goldorak

Notes: In France, it is a huge classic. I wasn't a huge fan probably because it was very old and rather repetitive but still it had a huge impact on all the cartoons that came afterwards.



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ThunderCats (1985)
French title: Cosmocats

Notes: I thought it was very well done and they always had some captivating adventures. A very cool show.



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C.O.P.S. (1988)
French title: C.O.P.S.

Notes: Again, basically, this show was actually created to sell toys but I couldn't care less. I thought it was not bad at all.



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The Smurfs (1981)
French title: Les Schtroumpfs

Notes: This is also very famous and actually very French (actually, it is Belgian, whatever...). Maybe a little too nice and soft for me but still it was rather entertaining, especially when I was very young.



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French title: Les Maîtres de l'univers

Notes: I thought this one was allright but it was not among my favorite. Maybe I thought it was a little bit lame because you definitely could see that He-man and Prince Adam was the same guy but nobody in the show could see it.



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French title: Les Tiny Toons

Notes: I saw this one when I got older (maybe 12 years old) and I was probably getting interested in other stuff than cartoons but still it was rather entertaining.



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French title: Les Tortues ninja

Notes: Honestly, I never got into the Ninja Turtles too much. My small brother was a huge fan though. Anyway, a very famous and still pretty cool show.



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DuckTales (1987)
French title: La Bande à Picsou

Notes: I used to watch this quite often. It was not my favorite but it was ok and entertaining.



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Before I started to ONLY watch movies, I used to do other stuff...

When I was a kid, I would spend hours watching cartoons... I guess most of them look now pretty lame and corny but back then, I really loved those.

If you're curious about my other interests beside movies, please check this list : Before I ONLY watched movies...

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Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Jun 18 4:30
I didn't realize Fist of the North Star was a series, but I've seen the movie. I also didn't realize Dragon Ball had been around that long. I'm aware of Dragon Ball Z but never really watched it since it came on TV after I'd quit making a habit of watching TV so much.

As for the rest of these I've watched most of them (the ones popular in France being most of the exceptions). I'd forgot about C.O.P.S. haha. Never watched it really, but I remember it being on now. I watched DuckTales and the Smurfs but was never crazy about either of them.

Awesome to see Astroboy on here too by the way!
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Jun 22 19:48
some of these remind me my childhood
Posted: 6 years, 3 months ago at Jun 25 14:24
Cool choices! altough im a bit younger than you i guess, i watched most of them. Excelent list!
Posted: 6 years, 3 months ago at Jun 25 15:33
Love Knights of the Zodiac!
Posted: 6 years, 3 months ago at Jun 25 15:57
Knights of the Zodiac!!!!!love it!
Posted: 6 years, 3 months ago at Jun 25 17:11
Ahhh, I forgot about most of these. O3O Thanks a bunch for the reminder.
Posted: 6 years, 3 months ago at Jun 25 19:58
I love to see all these openings in another language (in this case french) since I only know the german versions :D
Posted: 6 years, 3 months ago at Jun 26 16:12
U make me cry!!!
Posted: 6 years, 3 months ago at Jul 22 21:33
My favorites are almost the same.
Posted: 6 years, 2 months ago at Aug 16 8:39
crazy awesome list.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Aug 31 14:01
All these openings in French!!! Toute ma jeunesse!!
And Ken was especially good because of the french dubbing: it was so violent that the dubbers went crazy, decided they couldn't say such things on a kids series, improvised and went talking about ridiculous cooking stuff and whatever ( "Hokuto de cuisine"...). A bit like in Nicky Larson (aka City Hunter), another mythical show.
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Dec 5 13:16
@Joe Pineapples, what they used to do, in France, they would order each year a whole bunch of Japanese animes without actually really checking the content. There was barely any censorship like you had in the UK so we ended up, at a very young age, watching some pretty weird and/or violent stuff. Of course, that was ages ago and it might have drastically changed since then.
Edit: 1 year, 10 months ago

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