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"Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot" (1967) More at IMDbPro »"Jaianto robo" (original title), TV series 1967-1968

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Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot: :  -- The Emporor attacks earth by bringing back an ancient space plant, which devours everything it touches.
Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot: :  -- Johnny discovers the B.F. Gang (bad guys), Unicorn (good guys), and takes control of Giant Robot, his ally in the fight for good over evil.
Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot: Season 1: Episode 23 -- U7, member of Japan Branch of Unicorn, is the one who controls the gigantic GIANT ROBO with the wrist-watch controller microphone. One day, he receives from his father a parcel as a birthday gift. It is a kit for constructing a man-size robot.


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Release Date:
11 October 1967 (Japan) See more »
A young boy aids in the fight against a mechanized terrorist organization as the sole controller of a prototype giant robot. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 15)
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)

Ted Rusoff ... 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)

Series Directed by
Manuel San Fernando (26 episodes, 1967-1968)

Michio Konishi (unknown episodes)
Itaru Orita (unknown episodes)
Katsuhiko Taguchi (unknown episodes)
Koichi Takemoto (unknown episodes)
Minoru Yamada (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Reuben Guberman (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Masaru Igami (10 episodes, 1968)
Hirô Matsuda (10 episodes, 1968)
Mon Shichijô (10 episodes, 1968)
Mitsuteru Yokoyama (10 episodes, 1968)

Series Produced by
Salvatore Billitteri .... producer (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Shinichi Miyazaki .... producer (10 episodes, 1968)
Hisatomo Tsuboi .... producer (10 episodes, 1968)
Yasuji Ueda .... producer (10 episodes, 1968)

Tôru Hirayama .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Takeo Yamashita (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Toshirô Murakami (10 episodes, 1968)
Osamu Seo (10 episodes, 1968)
Noboru Takanashi (10 episodes, 1968)
Series Film Editing by
Shirô Ohashi (10 episodes, 1968)
Series Art Direction by
Hisanori Kitagô (10 episodes, 1968)
Harumichi Wakamura (10 episodes, 1968)
Maruo Yasui (10 episodes, 1968)
Series Production Management
Masatoshi Kono .... production manager (10 episodes, 1968)
Katsutoshi Ohyama .... production manager (10 episodes, 1968)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Goro Hanawa .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1968)
Nagafumi Hori .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1968)
Series Special Effects by
Masao Ichikura .... special effects technician (10 episodes, 1968)
Yasuo Ogawa .... special effects technician (10 episodes, 1968)
Nobuo Yajima .... special effects supervisor (10 episodes, 1968)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Hironobu Ohmachi .... gaffer (10 episodes, 1968)
Masasada Shirota .... gaffer (10 episodes, 1968)
Tatsuo Yamamoto .... gaffer (10 episodes, 1968)


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Also Known As:
"Jaianto robo" - Japan (original title)
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30 min (26 episodes)
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Referenced in The Iron Giant (1999)See more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful Giant Robo show that deserves to be seen., 29 February 2004
Author: tvoice from Hollywood

If you like Godzilla, Giant Robo, Ultraman or any other big monsters that fight and save the world then this is the best best. Sure it's old and campy...but it's a lot of fun. I have old tapes that I pull out every once in a while. Still enjoy the show. Sure they didn't have the greatest special effects but who did back then? Everyone complaining about how the monsters or explosions look shouldn't compare the show to present day shows but others from the same period. This is good.

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