Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Saturday Morning's Forgotten Heroes: Flint the Time Detective (1998)

Flint, the Time Detective, was another Japanese anime imported to the US by Fox, making his American debut in 2000, airing on both Fox & Fox (now ABC) Family, two years after the series launched in its native Japan.

Flint is from prehistoric times, resurrected from a fossil, and given a job as a time detective, traveling across the boundaries of time & space, with two contemporary companions. However, he really wasn't a brain surgeon after all, as his assistants did all the work for him. His club was actually a sentient rock housing the consciousness of his father. Yeah, try figuring that one out.

Here's a sample episode:



As bad as it seems. Rating: C.

2 comments:

Steven Dolce said...

How did this show end up being forgotten?

hobbyfan said...

Well, when was the last time you saw it? It's been 14 years since Flint made his US debut as a mid-season replacement, and lasted a year. It simply wasn't popular, largely because Saban, which brought the show here, was oversaturating the market with anime, not all of which was actually any good.