If you recognise the title of this post, then you are one of the (very) many people who were at some time in life exposed to the show called Monkey. I loved this show when I was a kid and I can honestly say I still do. Which may prompt you to ask ‘why’ in a stunned and horrified manner (or secretly nod).
Well, I love the stories, the characters and the fighting. I also love the embarrassing dubbing, the over the top… well… everything and the bits of wisdom thrown in after each dramatic ‘Monkey saves the day’ episode.
As a kid I remember really loving the camaraderie, the magic and, of course, the adventure. I’ve since added an appreciation of the stories and what the writers did finding different gods and demons to fight. Some aren’t great, but some are inspired.
When I look back on the shows I remember most from my childhood, it’s interesting that they’re all Japanese bar one. Monkey, Star Blazers and Astroboy, with Dr Who as the one non-Japanese show. Probably no surprise that they’re all spec fic!