Yes we do have a lot of weird characters in kids TV shows in Japan. But I think this one takes the cake. Starfish Hitler!
I stumbled on this one on Video Gum... It says:
A lot of people, when they watch this video about a martial artist who has to dress up in his space bug costume in order to fight Starfish Hitler in the forest, which is a type of Hitler that can shape-shift into a starfish (or is it a type of starfish that can shape-shift into a Hitler?), they think “Oh, LOL,” or “I don’t like documentaries.” Not me. What I think is, “OH GREAT, you’re telling me that now when I complete construction on my time machine I have to go back in time and KILL HITLER but first I have to stop in 1970s Japan to KILL STARFISH HITLER, too?” That is what I think when I watch this. Because I’m an idiot.
That cracks me up... When the starfish turns into Hitler Starfish he says he's the Dictator of Hell! Sounds like a great name for a Punk Band!
This gets my award for the best kids TV show ever made.