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Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot 

Jaianto robo (original title)
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)
 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)


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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11 October 1967 (Japan)  »

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29 October 2003 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

When I was in Kindergarten and First Grade I remember watching these episodes. I think Johnny Sokko was my first crush. I loved all the monsters and that good always won over evil. I also agree that this instilled my love for monsters. I remember going out to a brick pile behind our house with one of my best friends and we tried to build our own Robot out of bricks and wire. I was sooo upset that it didn't come to life. Anyway, I wish they would show these again so I can see how really cheesy they were.

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