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King of the Braves GaoGaiGar 

Yûsha ô Gaogaigar (original title)
A special organization using giant robots and aided by an alien boy battles the threat of a menace that inflicts havoc by turning humans into destructive mecha menaces.
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Kevin T. Collins ...  Pizza / ... 25 episodes, 1997
Kether Donohue ...  Reiko Komori 25 episodes, 1997
Carrie Keranen ...  Teacher 25 episodes, 1997
Ted Lewis ...  Isamu Amami 25 episodes, 1997
Jamie McGonnigal Jamie McGonnigal ...  Penchinon 25 episodes, 1997
David Skigen David Skigen ...  Narrator 25 episodes, 1997
Rebecca Soler ...  Mikoto Utsugi 25 episodes, 1997
Marc Thompson Marc Thompson ...  Geki Hyuuma / ... 25 episodes, 1997
Wayne Grayson ...  Kosuke Entohji 24 episodes, 1997
Michael Bale Michael Bale ...  ChoRyuJin 21 episodes
Christopher Kromer Christopher Kromer ...  HyoRyu 21 episodes
David Wills David Wills ...  EnRyu 21 episodes
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A special organization using giant robots and aided by an alien boy battles the threat of a menace that inflicts havoc by turning humans into destructive mecha menaces.

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Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

1 February 1997 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

King of the Braves GaoGaiGar See more »

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Kôtarô Taiga: Final Fusion, Shônin!
[points dramatically at the screen]
Mikoto Utsugi: [starts typing rapidly at her console] Utsugi Mikoto: Ryôkai! Final Fusion, Program Drive!
[breaks glass switch cover with fist, starting the Final Fusion sequence]
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Referenced in Super Robot Wars Alpha 2 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Yûsha-ô Tanjô!
(The King of Braves is Born!)
Opening theme
Performed by Masaaki Endô
Lyrics by Yoshitomo Yonetani
Music by Kôhei Tanaka
Arrangement by Takayuki Negishi
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Rocks faces hard
13 May 2007 | by ScooterTheOutlawSee all my reviews

It's as if some people in Japan finally got sick of these so-called 'real robot' shows trying to be all serious, deep, and angsty and decided to give the anime industry a collective flying heel drop on the form of Gaogaigar. This is not intelligent or thought-provoking, and doesn't have deep themes or character development. Instead, it decides to do away with anything too weighty in favor of doing something many animus have forgotten to do in the quest to become the next Evangelion--entertain the viewer.

Gaogaigar has everything a fan of the true super robot anime could have; screaming attack names, bizarre villains, a cast of funny support characters, and a catchy title song. Gadgets! Transformations! A convoluted plot! Robots beating each other into horrendous piles of worthless scrap! It's ALL in this ONE SHOW.

The best part? You actually get into the show because it appeals on such a base level. You really want the good guys to win. You don't want them to get hurt. You want the bad guys to pay because in Gaogaigar, justice is absolute, heroism is all! It's truly great entertainment.

If you want angst, boring teenage pilots, and an anti-war message, feel free to pick up just about anything else with a robot on the cover.

If you want an injection of pure awesome, pick up Gaogaigar.


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