5 American Retro TV Show Intros That Are Better in Japanese

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It used to be difficult to get exposed to TV from other countries, but with the internet, exotic treats are just a search away. I have been looking at retro TV shows lately that were broadcast in other languages. To my surprise, the intros to a lot of these shows are much better in other languages. Here are some of the best I have found from Japan. With some, like Gummi Bear and TMNT, it is a close call, but with others, like The Bad News Bears and GI Joe, the Japanese version wins by a mile. Seems especially sad for GI-Joe, since they use the tagline “The Real American Hero”. Oh well.

5. The Bionic Woman

4. Disney’s Gummi Bears

3. The Bad News Bears

2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

1. GI Joe

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