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Detonator Orgun 

Detoneita ogan (original title)
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Tomoru is an average student in Artificial City 5 of Earth 2292 but is bored with his life. Losing himself in VR dreams everynight to avoid the banality of his life he dreams of adventure ... See full summary »




1992   1991  





Series cast summary:
Matthew Bray Matthew Bray ...  Zoa 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Jessica Calvello ...  Kumi, Mhiku 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Cory Carthew Cory Carthew ...  Nokk 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Brendan Charleson 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Robert Chase Robert Chase ...  Bannings 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Neil Conrich Neil Conrich 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Ceri Davies Ceri Davies 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Wayne Forester Wayne Forester 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Jeff Gimble Jeff Gimble ...  Foreston 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Wayne Grayson ...  Lang Orgun 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Sion Griffiths Sion Griffiths 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Hiroko Kasahara Hiroko Kasahara ...  Kumi Jefferson 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Ted Lewis ...  Tomoru 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Stephen Lyons Stephen Lyons ...  Director Foreston 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Joanna MacInnes Joanna MacInnes ...  Prof. Michi Kanzaki 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Daniel Marinker Daniel Marinker ...  Nokk 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Roger May Roger May ...  Orgun 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Angela Parks Angela Parks ...  Michi Kanzaki 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Elizabeth Pearce Elizabeth Pearce ...  Mihk 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Mathonwy Reeves Mathonwy Reeves ...  Tomoru's Brother 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Phil Reid Phil Reid 3 episodes, 1991-1992
William Roberts ...  Zoa 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Frank Rozelaar-Green Frank Rozelaar-Green 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Toshihiko Seki ...  Nock 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Emi Shinohara ...  Mitsurugi Youko 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Patrick Taggart Patrick Taggart 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Justin Thompson Justin Thompson ...  I-Zack 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Yumi Tôma Yumi Tôma ...  Kamisaki Michi 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Kat Van Damn Kat Van Damn ...  Yoko Mitsurugi 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Norio Wakamoto ...  Various Characters 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Sarah Wateridge Sarah Wateridge ...  Kumi 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Sara Williams Sara Williams ...  Cmdr. Yoko Mitsurugi 3 episodes, 1991-1992
Kôichi Yamadera ...  Masamichi Tomol 3 episodes, 1991-1992


Tomoru is an average student in Artificial City 5 of Earth 2292 but is bored with his life. Losing himself in VR dreams everynight to avoid the banality of his life he dreams of adventure and 'times gone by'. Meanwhile, the EDF (Earth Defense Force) have been picking up strange signals from deep in space and have come to recognise them as points in 3 dimensional space, a literal schematic for building....something. With the arrival of the Enemy, a strange seemingly indistructible living machine, Tomoru is caught within the city as the Enemy attacks and is nearly run over by Dr Kanzaki who happens to be head of the EDF department given the job of bringing the unknown schematic to life. But the unknown Enemy seems to be searching for something and targets Tomoru as it's target and all seems done for. But when all seems lost, the EDFs' mysterious creation comes to life and saves the life of Tomoru and perhaps the entire world. Written by Sahuagin

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The battle for Earth is about to begin


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There is a audio commentary track with Jonathan Clements on the Region 2 UK Manga Video DVD. See more »


Referenced in Super Robot Wars W (2007) See more »

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Enjoyable sci-fi hero fantasy
13 January 2001 | by iainsmithSee all my reviews

This movie is an excellent sci-fi romp combining intense actions sequences with a tense plot. Basically the story centers around an alien invasion of earth and a teenager who finds himself forced into the battle with the aid of a prototype suit of armour which could be the planet's only saviour.

I recently caught this movie as part of a anime run on Sci-Fi, and almost missed this enjoyable piece of science fiction. Detonator Orgun dives straight into the action with a sequence which although enjoyable is slightly confusing. After this sequence the actual story begins and starts the process of explaining the situation and characters. As the movie progresses the plot unfolds, leading to more excellent action sequences and a plot that draws you in. By the end it all makes sense, but somehow you still want more.

I would recommend this movie to anime fans, and sci-fi fans alike. If you can cope with the initial confusion, the remainder of the film bears the marks of a classic. Extremely enjoyable.

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Release Date:

25 July 1991 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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DARTS See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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