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Giant Robo: The Animation (1991)

Jaianto Robo: The Animation - Chikyuu ga Seishi Suru Hi (original title)
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In the future, the Experts of Justice battle to protect Earth from the terrorist organization, Big Fire, with the help of a boy who is the sole controller of a colossal robot.

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Mitsuteru Yokoyama (comic), Yasuhiro Imagawa (concept) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kappei Yamaguchi ... Daisaku Kusama
Sumi Shimamoto ... Ginrei
Shôzô Îzuka Shôzô Îzuka ... Tetsugyu
Kazue Komiya Kazue Komiya ... Youshi
Norio Wakamoto ... Taisou
Masashi Ebara Masashi Ebara ... Professor Go
Iemasa Kayumi Iemasa Kayumi ... Chief Chûjô Shizuo
Yûji Mikimoto Yûji Mikimoto ... Kenji Murasame
Kôichi Chiba Kôichi Chiba ... Doctor Vogler
Yôsuke Akimoto Yôsuke Akimoto ... Alberto
Yasuyoshi Hara Yasuyoshi Hara ... Ivan
Takeshi Aono ... Issei
Shinji Ogawa Shinji Ogawa ... Genya
Michitaka Kobayashi Michitaka Kobayashi ... Professor Tranbo (as Nitta Shinshirô)
Shigezô Sasaoka Shigezô Sasaoka ... BF Agent Leader
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Storyline

In the year 2039, mankind has found a pure, clean, and infinetly recyclable power source known as the Shizuma Drive. It has served its purpose well, until now. Big Fire, a power-mad underworld organization, has found a way of making all Shizuma Drives inoperable. Luckily, a branch of InterPol, known as the Experts of Justice, have discovered this scheme. Now only Daisaku Kusama, a young Expert member, must control Giant Robo to battle the evils of Big Fire. Written by Chuck "Dark-Side" Williamson

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

22 July 1992 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Giant Robo: The Animation See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(7 episodes)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

While the series has a duration of only seven episodes long (each episode lasting 45 minutes), it took six years to complete (if considering development, which began in the late 1980s, it brings the overall time to about 12 years). See more »

Quotes

Daisaku Kusama: I'm gonna show the world a kid can beat Big Fire!
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Connections

Remake of Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot (1967) See more »

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my all-time fave; a change from the Robotech no-brainers..
18 April 1999 | by rloaderroSee all my reviews

Right in the beginning you can tell Giant Robo is different. Set in a retro-future where the heroes and villians fight it out in tailored suits, and the robots look like 50s atomic toys, this series is my all-time favorite Japanese animation - in the company of Akira, Evangelion, Mononuke and Ghost in the Shell - where each episode is better than the last, and for those of you who watch all 7, the end comes far too soon..


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