chii’s Anime Snack of the Week: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Superman Legend

chii’s Anime Snack of the Week: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Superman Legend

Most people remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fondly from their childhoods. Fun comics or awesome Saturday morning cartoons that you'd sit and watch for hours and hours. But how many of us knew that Japan decided to do something strange and exciting with the Ninja Turtle title in 1996 called, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Superman Legend. The title alone will make your head spin. The Turtles Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo, and Michaelangelo, along with the Human reporter April, and their Rat teacher Splinter, these turtles are in for some adventure!

OooOooOoo Shiny

Turtle Powah!










Positive Points

  • Seeing the Turtles Japanified

April looks really bitchy here

Splinter's a pretty grumpy Rat









Negative Points

  • Seeing the Turtles Japanified
  • It's only in Japanese (It should have gotten a dub lol)
  • The show is ugly in general
  • The action and comedy aspect of the show falls flat
  • Nothing really makes sense unless you are already familiar with the characters as no introductions are done at all

Evil angry robot or...

Evil angry brain...









Why chii thinks you should watch it

You probably shouldn't actually watch this. It's rather painful even if you enjoy watching anything and everything like me. Remember those weird Mario OVA's that were made? This is a painful reminder that an addition of a Japanese OVA sometimes will not bode well for the franchise. At least the Mario ones made sense that they were made since Mario is Japanese and all. Anyway... Stuff just seems to randomly happen in the hour it takes to watch both episodes. The 2 episodes are also stand alone, which I really didn't understand but the second one was apparently made just for toy advertisement. This oddly explains why there was a tiny bit more action in the second one. We also get to see the toy advertisement at the end of episode 2 as well. Weird to say the least. It was fun seeing the Turtles and April getting into adventures again even if they were very weird ones. This OVA easily gets a 2/10.

I wish I had a magic crystal

Looks like a nice wall decoration teehehe








Don't ask me what they are wearing...

Why must bad guys suck so hard










More shiny!

Further reactions to this OVA:

IMDB Reviews

AniDB Reviews

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5 Responses to “chii’s Anime Snack of the Week: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Superman Legend”
  1. Shinmaru says:

    The creators should have taken the Ninja Turtles’ advice and not taken the drugs that led to this abomination.

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  2. Tamerax says:

    April looks like Barbra Streisand.

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  3. Predederva says:

    Hmm well I am no fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (sorry everyone!). And this seems like crap not worth watching. But it’s still interesting that it happened at all. So I’ll steer clear! But nice take on the show. Great review.


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  4. scoobie331 says:

    I remember those figures. there wearing the animus spirit armor, or some shit. the figures were smaller turtles and the armor could be assembled into a robotic spirit sidekick. when they came out with these figures i thought to myself ” there closets must be interesting as hell” figgin scuba gear, space suits, gun slinger attire, knights armor, and just keep in mind that there un employed and live in the sewer. whatever, i liked them though. it’s like barbie for disturbed children.

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