||Voltron has a long and varied history in both Japan and North America, and has made appearances in several different forms...There's no point reading too much into the series; it's a cartoon, after all. But what a cartoon! Action, explosions, evil witches, giant swords, huge robeasts, and cool teenager pilots who always manage to get away unscathed (more or less). It's easy to see why this series was popular at the time; it was a big, loud alternative to the more staid and innocent offerings of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck...The series is surprisingly mature for its audience, with evil characters doing really evil things. Remember how all those lasers were firing in G.I. Joe or The Transformers and yet nobody really got hurt? Not here! In the very first episode a swath of prisoners gets slaughtered by Zarkon's gladiator monster, and lie ripped up on a bloody arena floor...Casual fans of Voltron will want to consider carefully if what they remember of Voltron is enough to warrant buying a multi-disc series they haven't watched in twenty years...Voltron remains one of the most-beloved and popular cartoons of its era. Fans of the show can be glad the series is now available on DVD, and will find this set is up-to-par in the quality department.