I saw it as a kid when I was growing up in the Middle East. It must have been from the late 80s or early 90s.

The premise was a protagonist who has a medallion or medal which fits on the back of his hand, who also had a spaceship. There was also an episode in which they interact with kangaroo-looking creatures. I think it's very obscure.

  • Lensman?
    – Mr Lister
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 16:38
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    Are you thinking of the gaoul scene from Titan A.E.? scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/90558/…
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 16:39
  • No unfortunately. It was definitely a japanese anime show. Very distinctive, very dark. I was only 5 or 6 but was immediately enthralled.
    – MK20182018
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 16:41

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Lensman (SF新世紀 レンズマン SF Shinseiki Lensman, lit. "Science Fiction New Century Lensman") 1984

Lensmen are sort of super-policemen/secret-agents. One has vital information that has to be brought to the Galactic Patrol. The evil Boskone empire almost kills him, but he crash lands on a sleepy backwater farming planet. There he gives the local farm boy Kimball Kinnision the Lens onto the back of his hand, and tells him to get it to the Galactic Patrol. Then the Lensman dies.

Kimball Kinnision

Kimball doesn't know what to do, but is soon befriended by another Lensman, who is part dragon but does admittedly look a bit like a kangaroo. His name is Worsel.


He teaches Kimball how to use the Lens, and runs interference against Boskone to allow Kim to complete the mission.

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