In this post, I'm going to detail the other two anime series, and then on Monday I'll talk about the gestalt series "Soldiers of the Sun," where I'll explain how they were hacked together and the legal history of the shows.
And again, none of this is real. It's all background for UnCONventional. Because I'm insane.
Anyway, here we go.
Lost Whispers was a fantasy series based off a manga published in the late 1950s. The anime came out in 1971, and adapted volumes three through five of the manga.
The Kingdom of Sankara has been conquered by the evil Baron Duran's army (assisted by the sorcerer "Dark Mephisto"). A young former Knight named Carl sets off on a quest to restore the last remaining member of the royal family, Princess Francine, to the throne. To do so he goes on a quest to find the Seven Swords of Light - a set of mythical weapons that supposedly grant their bearers "the ultimate strength." Along the way Carl is joined by an unlikely band of heroes, as they try to save their kingdom.
Now, on the other hand, Destiny Police is a very different show. Produced in 1980, Destiny Police is set in an undetermined year "Not too far into our future" (to crib from the opening narration).
A mysterious alien race known only as the "Shadow Force" is trying to invade from an alternate universe. As they aren't able to completely cross over to our world, they have developed a technology which allows them to possess humans in our world. Their plan is to build the tools they need to cross over on our side first, so they can launch a full scale invasion.
Akira Takei is a brilliant young scientist who has been working on a way to fight the Shadow Force, when he discovers a nonlethal method of expelling the invaders from the bodies of those infected. Unfortunately no one in authority is willing to listen to him.
No one except former General Roy Yamazaki. Yamazaki had resigned in disgrace after leading a mission against the Shadow Force that left ten children dead. Yamazaki and Takei pool their limited resources to build enough weapons to outfit a small team of five misfits - a team that would fight for the destiny of the Earth.
And that's it.
Next time... how these three shows became Soldiers of the Sun.