Jetter Mars: Q&A

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Postby EyeOdyssey » 6 years ago

"Crazy_Red" wrote:[QUOTE=EyeOdyssey;213947]I just have a few questions to ask.
Has anyone in the US rented the Vindex set of episodes yet?
Does it still work?
Is it legit?
And how exactly do you view the episodes? Is it online like with Netflix, or does it download into your computer? And after the 30 day rental is over, does it just delete itself off your computer, or do you have to do it manually?


This site is official, Toei Animation allowed Videx to offer episodes on their site. I’ll try to explain on how the website works the best I can.
Despite the site’s description stating that Videx’s videos are only viewable in Japan, I was able to view them. Although I don’t live in US, I’m sure that Videx would allow users from the US to download from the site. However, I only tried getting the episode that is free (the first episode) so it might be different for those who try to rent episodes which are not free. I heard that they do accept international credit cards but I’m not certain since I haven’t tried it yet. I think it’s a good idea to download the free episode before trying to rent the episodes that cost money.

Videx is sort of like an online Red Box in some ways ‘cause they offer cheap rentals. In order to download episodes, you have to have a Videx account. Once you sign up for Videx, you log in to your account and click on the episode you want to download. Then click on the shopping cart icon. The white icon allows you to download one episode; the yellow icon allows you to download the entire series. Then go to your shopping basket(買い物かご ;) to confirm your purchase by clicking the icon on the bottom right hand corner. Be careful; do not click the icon on the right beside the payment window because that would delete your “purchase”.

After that’s done click on My Page(マイページ ;) and click on the icon with the arrow that says “click here to download(ダウンロードはこちら ;) ”. Once you click it, a dropdown box will appear and it will offer two options. The first option will allow you to download the episode though Videx Station. Videx Station is a video player that, not only allows you play a video from the site, it allows you to download the episode(s) shortly. If you click on the second icon, you download the episode normally and you can play the episode(s) though Window’s Media Player. Downloading the episodes will take longer but you don’t need the Videx Station Program in order to play episodes.

You can get the program from Videx’s site though this link: http://www.videx.jp/vs/download_confirm.php?vsurl=https%3A%2F%2Fssv.videx.jp%2Fvssvc%2Fdlpitem%2F%3Fp%3D001165433023%26r%3D234429%26v%3D203583
The program is free.

Once you download the episode, press play, then a window will pop up were you put down your videx ID and your password. Then Videx uses this information to confirm that you legally purchased the episode from the site. Once it has, (this takes less than a second) you’ll be able to watch the episode.

The length of time you are allowed to watch the episodes would depend on if you rented the episodes individuality or not. Individual downloads will last 2 days and if you rent them as a pack it will last for 30 days. Once your time is up, then you cannot view them anymore and you have to download and pay for them again. The files will be useless and you have to delete them manually.

I hope this information helps you.[/QUOTE]

Thanks. Is it possible that you can link me to the download for the Macintosh (OS X to be specific) version of Videx Station? The version you linked is for Windows.
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Postby F-Man » 6 years ago

The instructions for Mac OS X seem to say that you can watch the videos either by streaming or using My Videx.
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Postby rescuebot » 5 years ago

Hi, this thread is pretty old but thought i'd ask a few burning questions. First being, is there any place someone could read Jetter Mars episode summaries? Also can someone give me a little more insight on Miri and Melchi's personalities? Thank you!
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Postby Shiyonasan » 5 years ago

"rescuebot" wrote:Hi, this thread is pretty old but thought i'd ask a few burning questions. First being, is there any place someone could read Jetter Mars episode summaries?


One of our forum members, jeffbert, has done "image synopses" of each Jetter Mars episode:

http://www.astroboy-online.com/forums/showthread.php?p=230887#post230887

Also, Tezuka in English has short summaries of each episode on their site:

http://tezukainenglish.com/wp/anime/anime-a-l/jetter-mars-anime/jetter-mars-anime-1977-tv-series/

Also can someone give me a little more insight on Miri and Melchi's personalities? Thank you!


I have never watched Jetter Mars, so someone else whose watched it could give a little more insight than I could.

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Postby jeffbert » 5 years ago

O.k., the sexes are swapped: whereas Atom is the responsible one, sometimes spoiling the fun of Uran, Cobalt, & Titan (Chitan), Miri takes this role in JM.

Melchi is extremely mischievous, seema amoral, well, babies are just that, but robot babies have too much strength. :ninja:
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Postby Anapan » 3 years ago

I found a torrent put together back in 2014 with a compilation of 3 fansub groups' work on Nyaa. Not all are subbed, but most.
"Jetter Mars (ジェッターマルス ;) TV 01-27 [ARR&Fman&Raziel]"
Pretty cool to watch and understand the series all after all these years.
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Postby jeffbert » 3 years ago

"Anapan" wrote:I found a torrent put together back in 2014 with a compilation of 3 fansub groups' work on Nyaa. Not all are subbed, but most.
"Jetter Mars (ジェッターマルス ;) TV 01-27 [ARR&Fman&Raziel]"
Pretty cool to watch and understand the series all after all these years.

It would be nice to watch those!

:lol: Long time, no see, Anapan! where have you been?
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Postby Anapan » 3 years ago

Yeah, It's really worth a download. Google the stuff in quotation marks and you'll find it.
Yeah, I miss hanging out here. I've been on Racketboy.com talking about old videogames and hardware.
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Postby rescuebot » 3 years ago

I feel like this would be the best place to ask this question so here it goes: I noticed Rock appears in the jetter mars opening Image Buuuuut I can't actually recall ever seeing him in an episode of the show. Did he appear and I'm just being forgetful or was he only in the opening?
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Postby jeffbert » 3 years ago

I do not think I have seen him in the series as an actual character.
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