Grandizer (1975–1977)
"UFO robo: Gurendaizâ" (original title)

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Escaping from Vega's evil forces, the young Prince of planet Fleed leaves his destroyed homeland aboard the UFO Robot Grendizer, a powerful war machine, and makes it to Earth. Rescued by a ... See full summary »

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Hiroya Ishimaru ...
 Kôji Kabuto (1 episode, 1975)
Chiyoko Kawashima ...
 Makiba Hikaru (1 episode, 1975)
Ken'ichi Ogata ...
 Brackky (1 episode, 1975)
Kei Tomiyama ...
 Daisuke Umon / ... (1 episode, 1975)
Jôji Yanami ...
 Dr. Genzo Umon (1 episode, 1975)
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Escaping from Vega's evil forces, the young Prince of planet Fleed leaves his destroyed homeland aboard the UFO Robot Grendizer, a powerful war machine, and makes it to Earth. Rescued by a bright scientist and fellow earthlings, he fights the saucers and robots sent by Vega, who plans to seize the mighty Grendizer and conquer the whole universe, or destroy it either. Written by Luis Pero

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Was dubbed to Arabic by (the Lebanese TV company) in Lebanon in the early 80's under the name (Moghamart al Fadaa) and gained a huge popularity among the children, teenager and adults as being one of the first Anime series to be completely dubbed to Arabic. See more »

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Referenced in Super Robot Wars A (2001) See more »

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Tobe! Grendizer
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Music by Shunsuke Kikuchi
Lyrics by Kougo Hotomi
Performed by Isao Sasaki
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LA PIU' GRANDE AVVENTURA DI UFO ROBOT: GOLDRAKE ALL' ATTACCO {Feature-Length Version Of Japanese TV Series UFO ROBO GRENDIZER} (Go Nagai, 1979) **1/2
4 August 2007 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

Note: This review also concerns the following "Goldrake" feature films

  • GOLDRAKE L'INVINCIBILE, GOLDRAKE ADDIO! and MAZINGA VS. GOLDRAKE.




I grew up watching the original series – and a handful of similar anime – on Italian TV; consequently, re-acquainting myself with it on DVD via an Italian 5-Disc Set proved extremely nostalgic...but, at the same time, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it generally held up after all these years!

Admittedly, I'm averse to today's children's programmes – from what little crosses my path while TV zapping, the style of animation itself has largely gone to the dogs: even if the "Goldrake" series dates from the mid-1970s, the detail is incredible – with beautiful colors, imaginative settings and an action-packed narrative. The four films (compiled expressly for Italian consumption where Goldrake was, at the time, a phenomenon) package together a number of episodes, so that they feature a battle (designating the climax of each programme) every 20 minutes or so. Characterization is not exactly one-note, but certainly clearly-defined (especially the villains); it was also interesting to note the changes made to characters, robots, vehicles and settings throughout the films which in the series was, obviously, done more gradually. The comic relief is the most dated and childish aspect about it, though this is thankfully downplayed in the last 2 films.

The third film is the longest and best – with the villains more engrossed in doing in one another, and which includes scenes that never made it into the series as originally broadcast on Italian TV! The fourth, then, was exhibited in the widescreen format: it brings together a plethora of robots/mutants (Devilman, Mazinga Z, Mazinger, Getta Robot) and villains – but results in being extremely muddled in development (and disjointed in effect) by trying to cram too much in a mere 75 minutes! Other DVDs of these type of animated series – such as Mazinga Z and Mazinger (the latter being a continuation of the former, and both among my personal favorites) – are available for rental and I'd love to check them out eventually...


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