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Shôji Ishibashi ...
 Gentarô Shizuka
Mitsuo Hamada ...
 Gorô Kirishima / ...
Chieko Morikawa ...
 Yukiko Takamura (Episodes 1-6)
Shinzô Hotta ...
 Tarô (Leader of the Shiranui Clan) (Episodes 1-10) (as Shinzo Hotta)
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8 October 1972 (Japan)  »

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Hitori Tabi
("Lonely Trip")
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Composed by Shunsuke Kikuchi
Lyrics by Mamoru Sasaki
Vocals by Masato Shimon
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Iron King is a bit of a different kind of hero.
4 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

I used to see these Japanese shows when I was young. You know the type, evil doers send giant monsters on the attack and some guy has the power to turn into a giant robot or something and fights them. So when I saw a bunch of series like that at Wal-Mart I figured I would buy them seeing as how they were relatively cheap for complete collections of shows. I also got one called "Super Robot Red Baron" and one I have heard of quite often "Ultraman". Well I watched this one first and I did not get quite what I was expecting from reading about the show on the back of the box. Instead of the usual, it was quite different. The show follows Gentaro and Goro as they are always after these bad guys who through most of the series used giant robots and later turned into space insects. Gentaro was the lead guy often fighting the giant beings himself. Goro would later turn into Iron King and proceed to hold off the enemy until Gentaro defeated the dude with the remote. Other times, Iron King would simply get his butt kicked by the bad guys. I think he finally got to take out his first bad guy in episode 16 as he for some reason gained more power and was able to shoot lasers he never did in the first episodes. The show was interesting as it had these two guys walking the countryside trying to find the bad guys, first some strange guys in helmets called I believe the Shuruni clan. They used giant robots that looked like the bad guys off a Mega Man game. Then they took on the Phantom Militia who used giant robot dinosaurs that at some points sounded like air being let out of a balloon. Then finally they fought the Titanias an alien race that wore capes and hats and seemed to get short changed as the show must of been canceled as their part in the show seemed a bit rushed. There was a gal in the first six or so episodes that was sort of a main character, but then she departed, then it was nearly a new girl every show with no girl coming on more than two episodes. All the ones featuring the Titanians though had the same girl, her name being Tenko as she worked for the same security force as the main two characters. All in all it was rather fun and the story interesting. I just can not believe Gentaro could never figure out that Goro was Iron King. I mean at one point even the bad guys figured it out.


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