I was listening to Retroforce GO! And they reported on the VC release of Adventure Island. Of course the version I had on my Golden China II console (Chinese knockoff of NES) when I was a kid was called Islander (Apparently bootleg). But all the talk about the game brought back memories of a TV series based on the game starring master higgins.
I remember getting so much more enjoyment out of the game after watching the show.
Back in 1991 (I was like 10 years old), I remember enjoying a show called Bikki in speelgoed land or something like that.
This title might seem strange, unless you live in South Africa an get your anime dubbed into Afrikaans.
A search for this name on Google returned no results and I started digging deeper trying to find any TV show that might be based on Wonderboy, Adventure Island or Islander.
Initially Wikipedia was of no help and just listed the games and the platforms they came out on. Finally I found and obscure text file on an FAQ
site that listed games made into TV shows and picked up the name Bugtte Honey.
After some more searching on this, the internets revealed a 51 episode show
that ran from the 3rd of Oktober 1986 to the 25 of September 1987 and a movie which premiered on the 21 of July 1987.
A few English names turned up Honey the bug and the movie called "Honey the Bug: Mai the Megarom Girl" or "Honey the Bug Dance Megarom Girl 4622." and the japanese name Bug[+tsu][te]Honey.
The Japanese version of Wikipedia
has a full listing of the episodes , original voice actors, time slots and a link to the official site
I was hoping to find the episodes somewhere to bask in a bit of nostalgia, but alas the only place I can find it is on Amazon.co.jp in VHS format
. They probably won't even have stock, and my Japanese is not that good anyway.
Does anyone remember watching this show in English over there in the states?