Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot (1967–1968)
"Jaianto robo" (original title)

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A young boy aids in the fight against a mechanized terrorist organization as the sole controller of a prototype giant robot.

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Series cast summary:
Mitsunobu Kaneko ...
 Daisaku Kusama / ... (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama ...
 Giant Robo (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Kôichi Chiba ...
 Narrator (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Akio Itô ...
 Jerry Mano / ... (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Bobbie Byers ...
 Johnny Sokko (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Shôzaburô Date ...
 Unicorn Chief Azuma (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
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 Jerry Mano (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Tomomi Kuwabara ...
 Marie Hanamura / ... (18 episodes, 1967-1968)
Hirohiko Satô ...
 Emperor Guillotine (15 episodes, 1967-1968)
Yumiko Katayama ...
 U5 / ... (11 episodes, 1967-1968)
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Johnny Sokko is an ordinary kid, whose life took an extraordinary turn on a voyage when he meets a young man who befriends him. The boat is suddenly sunk by the minions of the terrorist organization known as the Gargoyle Gang who have a penchant for giant robots for their attacks. Finding themselves on an island base, the pair meet up with a scientist who has constructed the most advanced and powerful robot of all. Upset that his creation will be used for evil, the scientist shows the pair the robot and the wristwatch voice controller, set to imprint the next speaker as the sole person who can command the robot. Impulsively, Johnny speaks into it and becomes that controller. With the robot's power, they escape and Johnny learns that his new friend is an agent of the worldwide intelligence and anti-terrorist organization, Unicorn, which is dedicated to opposing the Gargoyle Gang. With no alternative, Unicorn recruits Johnny as a full regular agent. Now, Johnny has a vital role in this ... Written by Anonymous

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Mister Roboto
18 December 2004 | by (Michigan, USA) – See all my reviews

How could I ever forget Johnny Socko and his flying robot! I started watching the show when in 1979 at the age of 6. I remember it being on TV for a couple of years, I suppose when I was about 8 or 9 – would have been the last time I watched the show.

Johnny Socko and his Flying Robot was my favorite TV show growing up then as a child. Among my other list of favorites (at that age of 6ish to 8ish years old): Batman, Lost in Space, Superman, Leave it to Beaver, G-Force, Incredible Haulk, Greatest American Hero, and yes even Dallas…. Put at the top of that list: Johnny Socko and his flying robot! I remember I had my own fleet of Socko Robots that I made out of Legos. I wanted my own giant robot so bad! There is one episode that seems to stick out…and that is the one where the Giant Robot loses his eyes… or they get messed up real bad and the poor giant robot can’t see anything… and he’s thrashing about knocking over any thing his arms hit. And wasn’t there a show where the Giant Robot turned on Johnny and all the good people of the world? Ha ha ha…. I remember when the Robot lost his eye sight, Johnny was crying over it. Amazing the things you remember from when your child.

I keep looking for VHS copies of this TV show to no avail. It would be nice if the SCI FI channel would re run this TV series! Also, the actor that played Jonny died in 1997.


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