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


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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Release Date:

22 July 1992 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Giant Robo: The Animation  »

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Technical Specs


(7 episodes)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The English dub of the series is titled "Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still." The American film The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) featured, like in this series, a halting of an essential power source and (more obviously) a giant fighting robot. See more »


Alberto: So which one do I take revenge for first? My dead friend, or the eyeball you squished out of my head?
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Referenced in The Making of Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete (1998) See more »

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Some cool stuff, with stretches of boredom
21 July 2003 | by (Skaville, UK) – See all my reviews

Giant Robo is like a casserole; some bits are incredibly tasty, and some bits you have to push to the side of the plate. I love most of the incidental characters, especially the bad guys. The scenes where members of the Experts of Justice are facing off against, members of the Magnificent Ten and Big Fire (even the names are cool) are well done. When Ivan the Terrible shoots across a room and his scar glows red, all you can say is "Wow!" Also, several of the non-fight scenes are very well directed, with a lot of atmosphere. There are multiple instances in each episode where one of the good or bad characters does something that just makes you exclaim with joy at its coolness.

The problem with this film is that it dwells far too much on big stuff: Giant Robo, cities blowing up, big black orbs trashing out Shanghai, etc. Some of you will say "What do you expect from a movie called Giant Robo?" I have no answer to that. I guess this is what many people want to see. For me, long drawn out animated devastation loses its appeal after about five minutes, especially when they show the same bit of demolition multiple times (i.e. Bashtaralle getting blown up over and over again). Also, the little boy who controls Giant Robo just put me to sleep.

This would have been much better if they called it the Experts of Justice, and left out all the big stuff, including Giant Robo. But judging from the other comments, there is apparently an audience for animated cities getting trashed, so who am I to blame the filmmakers.

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