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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 ...
Tetsugyu
Kazue Komiya ...
Youshi
Norio Wakamoto ...
Taisou
Masashi Ebara ...
Professor Go
Iemasa Kayumi ...
Chief Chûjô Shizuo
Yûji Mikimoto ...
Kenji Murasame
Kôichi Chiba ...
Doctor Vogler
Yôsuke Akimoto ...
Alberto
Yasuyoshi Hara ...
Ivan
Takeshi Aono ...
Issei
Shinji Ogawa ...
Genya
Michitaka Kobayashi ...
Professor Tranbo (as Nitta Shinshirô)
Shigezô Sasaoka ...
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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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22 July 1992 (Japan)  »

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(7 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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According to Yasuhiro Imagawa, the series was influenced by Chinese "wuxia" tales (martial arts adventures with superhuman fighters) and "jiang hu" tales (which feature clashes between clans and revolutionary plots), and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (a world of incredible characters). See more »

Quotes

Taisou: Remember, you don't command Robo, you fight with him, side by side
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Referenced in The Making of Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete (1998) See more »

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Anime at it's best.
26 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Giant Robo has to be one of the best Anime series out there.

Giant Robo actually takes you to another time and place, where everything is different and every single person has there own idea of whats going on. It's an awesome commntary about the world that works even better now (2001) because of out energy crisis and our lack of leadership.

I've watched Giant Robo a million times and while I know who's suppose to be the good guys and bad guys, there's just so much involved that you loose sight of who's right and who's wrong, everybody's ideas make since, they all seem to be trying to save the world. Sure there are a few loose cannons that have no control, but our leads, who's right?

If you want to be a real nerd (which isn't a bad thing), watch this with friends and see the conversations it sparks.

***1/2 (9)


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