is an Italian/Japanese anime
, based on the western character Zorro
. 52 episodes were produced, however, only 46 were broadcast in Japan
. The series became very popular in European countries, including Spain
, the colonial power of the area in the story. The Japanese counterpart
Don Diego de la Vega returns from his study trip to discover his homeland is under the army's dictatorship. Diego, refusing to watch idly, disguises himself as Zorro to protect the weak and oppressed. Diego is not a coward but he is unable to win the affections of his sweetheart, Lolita Prideaux, who is attracted to other more noble men. Diego serenades Lolita as Zorro and fights the evils of his homeland, hoping to capture her heart.
Diego is accompanied by Bernardo, a boy wearing a similar costume, dubbed "Little Zorro", and a small brown dog.
- Don Diego de la Vega/Zorro
The main character
of the series. As Diego he acts lazy and clumsy, usually showing cowardly, foolish and silly characteristics to hide his secret identity, but as Zorro he is the best swordsman in the world. Diego, just like his father, is always very calm and reasonable, unlike Lolita and Bernardo, who are very hot-headed and stubborn.
- Lolita Prideaux
The female protagonist
of the series. Diego's spunky blond childhood friend and love interest. She's bossy over Diego, but she loves Zorro.
- Bernardo/Little Zorro
The co-protagonist of the series, an abandoned orphan... Read More