The Iconic Giant Robot Anime "Voltes V"
(One of the Best Episodes, "The Butterfly Return" Forward to Timeline 23:57)
You get to see one of the most awesome swordsmanship secret technique in all super robot anime!
The old secret technique has been referenced in thousands of anime movies.
The Butterfly Return was even the main topic of the famous show "Mythbusters" in the USA (Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman)
The defending unarmed swordsman receives his opponent’s incoming sword between his palms, as if catching a flying butterfly.
The defender catches the sword between his palms as if in prayer, then thwarts the deadly attack.
As a kid, nothing, Nothing, Absolutely NOTHING was more awesome than watching this surprise technique.
If you an anime fan, you got to watch this.
It might be an old movie but it was iconic and made anime exponentially explode worldwide.
The Japanese Artist who sung the Chōdenji Machine Voltes V theme song
Original 1977 - Performed at a Concert in Akasaka Japan in 2000
Old Footage of Sword Catching
(Butterfly Return Technique - Forward to Timeline 00:38)