5 former Earth slaves make a brazen escape from the evil Galran Empire to the peaceful planet of Altea. There they are asked to pilot the legendary Golion robot, and defend Altea from the vile Galran Emperor Daibazaal and his vast forces.

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Series cast summary:
Kazuhiko Inoue ...
 Akira 'Chief' Kogane 52 episodes, 1981-1982
Yû Mizushima ...
 Isamu 'Moody' Kurogane 52 episodes, 1981-1982
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 Tsuyoshi 'Hothead' Seidô 52 episodes, 1981-1982
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 Hiroshi 'Shorty' Suzuishi / ... 52 episodes, 1981-1982
Kôsei Tomita ...
 Emperor Daibazaal / ... 52 episodes, 1981-1982
Rumiko Ukai ...
 Princess Fala 52 episodes, 1981-1982
Yûji Fujishiro ...
 Raible the Strategist 52 episodes, 1981-1982
Kazuyo Aoki ...
 Hys the Senior Court Lady 42 episodes, 1981-1982
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 Imperial Prince Sincline 39 episodes, 1981-1982
Minoru Inaba ...
 Sub-Commander Gobra 36 episodes, 1981-1982
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5 former Earth slaves make a brazen escape from the evil Galran Empire to the peaceful planet of Altea. There they are asked to pilot the legendary Golion robot, and defend Altea from the vile Galran Emperor Daibazaal and his vast forces.

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Around 1999, it was learned that World Events Productions, Inc. (which owns the English adaptation of "Golion" under the name, "Voltron: Defender of the Universe") bought the rights of Golion from Toei Animation Co., the famous Japanese animation studio that created. This means that World Events has both the rights to the English adaptation and its original series, very unusual for a non-Japanese distributor. See more »

Goofs

In order to activate the Lions, each team member had to insert a special key. In many instances when Chief is starting the Golion forming sequence, his key can still be seen on his tunic, but then is also seen on the panel of his lion, and then moves in the same way - left to right - as it already did when first being used to activate the Black Lion. See more »

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Referenced in Super Robot Wars W (2007) See more »

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Gonin de Hitotsu (The One with Five People)
Ending Theme Song
Lyrics by Kazuya Senke
Music Composed by Asei Kobayashi
Music Arranged by Hisashi Ichi
Vocals by Ichirô Mizuki, Koorogi '73, and Columbia Cradle Society
Music Performed by The Columbia Orchestra
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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the original version of Lion Voltron
24 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Hyakuju O Go-Lion is the original anime series that Lion Voltron was dubbed from. In Voltron, there were quite a few changes from Golion though, such as violent scenes removed, character names changed, different voice actors, etc.

Golion is certainly quite violent at times, but it's an enjoyable series, even if I couldn't understand what was being said, lol.

Finding Golion episodes are hard to find, so if you do come across some, don't hesitate to pick it up.


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