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Voltron 

Voltron: Legendary Defender (original title)
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Five Earth teens - Keith, Lance, Hunk, Pidge and Shiro - who become the last line of defense for the galaxy in an intergalactic battle against the evil alien force led by King Zarkon.
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 Hunk (24 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Lance (24 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Pidge (24 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Allura (23 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Coran (23 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Shiro (23 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Keith (23 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Emperor Zarkon / ... (15 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Witch Haggar / ... (15 episodes, 2016-2017)
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Five Earth teens - Keith, Lance, Hunk, Pidge and Shiro - who become the last line of defense for the galaxy in an intergalactic battle against the evil alien force led by King Zarkon.

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The designers looked at the Gundam mecha shows for influence on Voltron's design. See more »

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Shiro: Defenders of the Universe, huh? Has a nice ring to it.
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The moon in the DreamWorks Animation logo gets sliced into a crescent shape by Voltron. See more »

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Inspired and fun. The best super robot reboot I've seen.
13 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I get bored by the bulk of anime and action based cartoons within about five minutes. I might not have tried this if it didn't have Dreamworks behind it, as we've seen something like three or four Voltron reboots on a variety of scales and none of them have accomplished anything beyond what we saw in the original show. They were just sort of standard formula, not a whole lot of heart or character development. They just didn't manage to take the core elements of the original show and make something that really felt worth watching. Not that Dreamworks necessarily means anything, but at least it means having a good sized budget. So I gave it a whirl and I'm quite happy with it.

What I liked right out of the gate is the characterization. Sure it is still the typical anime team recipe, just like the original, but written with good dialogue accompanied by decent voice acting so that everyone feels substantial and fleshed out. The humor isn't too bad either. It's not on the level of, say, Avatar Airbender, but still pretty good.

Second, it's got that beating heart. This is actually key in making something like this endure. It's not like the old days where you can just have the monster of the week and your done. Legendary Defender presents a fairly heightened sense of character dynamic with feelings of accomplishment and responsibility as we see the team members fulfill their essential roles. It's fun yet we get a sense of altruistic purpose motivating the team as a whole.

Third, it looks and sounds great. The aesthetics are all quite excellent. The music is interesting, the voice acting is top notch, good backgrounds, good animation, and the Lion's just look fabulous.

If nothing else it is a genuinely entertaining show. It's probably as close to a slam dunk as we will ever see from a classic super robot reboot, and for how much fighting robot cartoons have been lacking in the last ten or so years, this is a breath of fresh air. Go Voltron!


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