"Taiyô no ko Esteban" (1982) {The Swamps (#1.26)} TV Season

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Overview "Taiy no ko Esteban" Season 01 Episode 26 (S01E26)



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8.1/ 10 (10 Votes)

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Release Date
(Japan) - 23 October 1982

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Full Cast

  1. Adam, Shiraz as (voice: English version) [Esteban]
  2. Ballard, Jean-Claude as (voice: French version) [Mendoza]
  3. Berman, Matt (II) as (voice: English version) [Captain Gomez] <7>
  4. Chiba, Shigeru (I) as (voice: Japanese version) [Priest]
  5. Dumont, Richard (I) as (voice: English version) [Menator] <10>
  6. Ferrière, Jacques as (voice: French version) [Pedro]
  7. Genda, Tesshô as (voice: Japanese version) [General Gomez]
  8. Hagopian, Dean as (voice: English version) [Kalmec] <11>
  9. Henderson, A.J. as (voice: English version) [Captain Gaspard] <8>
  10. Hori, Katsunosuke as (voice) [Narrator] <15>
  11. Knight, Adrian as (voice) [Tao] <1>
  12. Labrosse, Terrence as (voice: English version) [Sancho] <5>
  13. Lax, Francis as (voice: French version) [Sancho]
  14. Massey, Walter as [The Doctor]
  15. Nakamura, Ôki as (voice) [Pedro] <5>
  16. Naya, Rokurô as (voice: Japanese version) [Subcommander Gaspard]
  17. Noël, Hubert as (voice: French version) [Pichu]
  18. Podbrey, Maurice as (voice: English version) [Governor Pizarro] <9>
  19. Ryshpan, Howard as (voice) [Pedro]
  20. Saitô, Sachiko as (voice: Japanese version) [Gwynn]
  21. Sakurai, Toshiharu as (voice) [Sancho] <6>
  22. Topart, Jean as [Récitant des documentaires/Narrator]
  23. Tsujimura, Mahito as (voice: Japanese version) [Metnard]
  24. Uchida, Naoya as (voice) [Mendoza] <4>
  25. Umezu, Hideyuki as (voice: Japanese version) [Carmec]
  26. Vrana, Vlasta as (voice: English version) [Kokapetl] <6>
  27. Yanada, Kiyoyuki as (voice: Japanese version) [Wanococha]
  28. Ai, Tomoko as (voice: Japanese version) [Lana]
  29. Berger, Jackie as (voice: French version) [Esteban]
  30. Chaikelson, Janice as [Zia] <2>
  31. Faris, Anick as (voice: English version) [Lana/Morca/Myeena] <13>
  32. Ganz, Isabelle as (voice: French version) [Zia]
  33. Ikezawa, Haruna as (voice: Japanese version) [Wyna]
  34. Kumai, Motoko as (voice) [Tao] <3>
  35. Nozawa, Masako as (voice) [Esteban] <1>
  36. Ricard, Kelly as [Narrator]
  37. Sakuma, Rei as (voice) [Zia] <2>
  38. Schmitt, Odile as [Tao]
  39. Séléna, Evelyne as [Récitante des résumés/Narrator]

Full Plot

Under a burning sun, Esteban and his friends inch forward over the plain of the land of the Mayas. They are looking for the Swamp of the Rain God that is mentioned in the manuscript. However, the Doctor and Marinch have followed them and are now trying to overtake them by following a mountainside path when suddenly they are attacked by an eagle and fall into a ravine. Esteban and his friends also come to the mountainside and are attacked by the same eagle which the Doctor shoots and kills. He then demands in return for his favor that Mendoza help him and Marinch out of the ravine where they are trapped. Much against his will, Mendoza throws them a rope, having first take the precaution of disarming the Doctor. As Marinch knows the region well, Mendoza orders her to guide them to the prairie that the manuscript speaks of, threatening her all the time with his weapon. Once they reach it, our friends abandon the Doctor and Marinch who calmly watch as they press on. Marinch knows that the famous prairie that Mendoza and his friends are looking for is nothing more than a treacherous swamp full of alligators. In no time, an alligator springs out of the reeds. Mendoza shoots and kills it, but they are surrounded by a whole group of beasts. Esteban and his friends try to fend them off. Eventually, in desperation, Zia suggests that thy cross the swamp on one of the giant lotus leaves that are strewn everywhere. While some of them row as hard as they can, the others continue the fight against the alligators. Soon they can see trees on the horizon and at last our friends set foot on dry land. "Here we are out of reach of the alligators" says Mendoza, "and who knows, perhaps from here we can reach the prairie". Suddenly our friends spot a huge statue. "Perhaps that is the statue the manuscripts speaks of. Perhaps that is the Rain God", suggests Zia. "We're here," confirms Tao, "this is the Swamp of the Rain God". Anonymous Plot not found


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Film Editors

  1. Matsumoto, Tetsuo


  1. Ryshpan, Howard (voice director: English voices)