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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Aired in North America in the early 80's as part of "Force Five," a syndicated package of five 70's anime series. Only 26 of the original 74 episodes were translated. See more »


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Ufo Robot
(Italian Version)
Written by Luigi Albertelli, Ares Tavolazzi and Vince Tempera
Performed by Cosmic Connection
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Cult series through 70s and 80s
27 July 1999 | by (Montreal (Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Cult series across France, Belgium, Italy, Quebec, as well as some part of the Arabic world, like Tunisia. The show was a huge hit for children growing in the late 70s or early 80s. Adults may find it somewhat repetitive, unless they have an interest for anime and mangas. It has been designed with a target audience of 5 and 6 y.o. boys in mind.

Crappy English tranlastions can account for part of its lack of success in the English-speak world. One UK translation is supposed to be correct, more respectful of the original.

A web search should reveal more than a few fan sites. The series ran on French tv (FR2, FR3 and TVA) from 1978 to 1989.

A lot more imaginative than what most shows offer today--although its not a family show, just a children show. ;-)))


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