Was this ever released in America? Demon Hunter Makaryūdo does indeed exist and it turns out to be horribly made, with too little animation – much of it consisting of slow pans over held cels.
Here is a letter I received from Bob Clampett, dated March 28th, 1978, which provided me with further insight on Robert McKimson for an article I was writing.
A voyage aboard the animated vinyl seas with Sinbad, Salty the parrot sidekick, a pirate or two and an H-B story and layout artist who also has an acting role.
California Crisis was immediately forgettable. It was produced by Studio Unicorn, a tiny anime studio that almost immediately went out of business.
Movie theaters for African American audiences were of second-run status. This was mandatory–not an option.
EDITOR: Jerry Beck
Jerry Beck is a writer, animation producer, college professor and author of more than 15 books on animation history. He is a former studio exec with Nickelodeon Movies and Disney, and has written for The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. He has curated cartoons for DVD and blu-ray compilations and has lent his expertise to dozens of bonus documentaries and audio commentaries on such. Beck is on the faculty of both Woodbury University in Burbank and Cal Arts in Valencia. More about Jerry Beck [Click Here]