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Giant Robo the Animation: The Day the Earth Stood Still 

Jaianto Robo: The Animation - Chikyuu ga Seishi Suru Hi (original title)
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A superhero organization battles a supervillain group that's intent on destroying the world using a recently discovered perfect source of energy 'Shizuma Drive', which powers the whole planet.
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Series cast summary:
Michelle Newman Michelle Newman ...  Daisaku Kusama 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Kappei Yamaguchi ...  Daisaku Kusama 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Eva Kaminsky ...  Ginrei / ... 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Debra Rogers ...  Ginrei 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Sumi Shimamoto ...  Ginrei 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Gregory Abbey ...  Chief Chujo Shizuo 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Iemasa Kayumi Iemasa Kayumi ...  Chief Chûjô Shizuo 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Steve Bulen ...  Professor Go Gakujin 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Kevin T. Collins ...  Professor Go Gakujin 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Masashi Ebara Masashi Ebara ...  Professor Go Gakujin 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Steve Blum ...  Additional Voices / ... 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Sean Schemmel ...  Tetsugyu 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Shôzô Îzuka Shôzô Îzuka ...  Tetsugyu 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Steve Cassling Steve Cassling ...  Taisou 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Marc Thompson Marc Thompson ...  Taisou 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Norio Wakamoto ...  Taisou 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Takeshi Aono ...  Dojin Issei 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Mike Pollock ...  Dojin Issei / ... 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Kevin Seymour Kevin Seymour ...  Additional Voices / ... 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Dan Green ...  Genya 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Shinji Ogawa Shinji Ogawa ...  Genya 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Yôsuke Akimoto Yôsuke Akimoto ...  Lord Alberto 7 episodes, 1992-1998
John Santacrose John Santacrose ...  Lord Alberto 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Lex Wutas Lex Wutas ...  Lord Alberto 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Danny Burstein ...  Franken von Vogler 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Kôichi Chiba Kôichi Chiba ...  Franken von Vogler 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Tom Fahn ...  Franken von Vogler 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Marc Diraison ...  Inspector Kenji Murasame 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Yûji Mikimoto Yûji Mikimoto ...  Inspector Kenji Murasame / ... 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Kazuo Harada Kazuo Harada ...  Professor Shizuma 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Dan Lorge ...  Professor Shizuma 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Skip Greenpoint Skip Greenpoint ...  Narrator 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Gary Dubin ...  Additional Voices / ... 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Tony Clay Tony Clay ...  Additional Voices / ... 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Jason Klassi ...  Additional Voices / ... 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Art Kimbro Art Kimbro ...  Additional Voices / ... 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Zen Mansley Zen Mansley ...  Additional Voices / ... 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Marvyn Byrkett Marvyn Byrkett ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Fred Chagan Fred Chagan ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Joe Chagan Joe Chagan ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Andrew Ebert Andrew Ebert ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Michael Gregory ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Matt Holz Matt Holz ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Christopher Joyce Christopher Joyce ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Sean Kenin ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Chris Kimball Chris Kimball ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
R. Martin Klein ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Lex Lang ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Nick Loscalzo Nick Loscalzo ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Matt K. Miller ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Richard Miro ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Christopher Nicholas Christopher Nicholas ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Joe Ochman ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Robert St. Denis Robert St. Denis ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Barry Stigler Barry Stigler ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
David Thomas David Thomas ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Lee West Lee West ...  Chief Chujo Shizuo 6 episodes, 1992-1995
Bill Kestin Bill Kestin ...  Inspector Kenji Murasame 6 episodes, 1992-1995
Hal Cleaveland Hal Cleaveland ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 1992-1995
Kazue Komiya Kazue Komiya ...  Youshi 4 episodes, 1993-1998
Erica Schroeder ...  Youshi 4 episodes, 1993-1998
Wayne Grayson ...  Ivan the Terrible / ... 4 episodes, 1992-1994
Yasuyoshi Hara Yasuyoshi Hara ...  Ivan the Terrible / ... 4 episodes, 1992-1995
Joshua Seth Joshua Seth ...  Daisaku Kusama 3 episodes, 1993-1994
Carol Stanzione ...  Youshi 3 episodes, 1993-1994
Christopher Carroll Christopher Carroll ...  Koushin Chin Sanzan 3 episodes, 1994-1998
Rokurô Naya Rokurô Naya ...  Koushin Chin Sanzan 3 episodes, 1994-1998
Ted Lewis ...  Kaiho / ... 3 episodes, 1994-1998
David Moo David Moo ...  Kaei 3 episodes, 1994-1998
Akio Ôtsuka ...  Kaei 3 episodes, 1994-1998
Mitsuaki Hoshino Mitsuaki Hoshino ...  Kaichin 3 episodes, 1994-1998
Skip Stellrecht ...  Kaichin 3 episodes, 1994-1998
Tomokazu Seki ...  Kaiho 3 episodes, 1994-1998
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In the year 2039, mankind has found a pure, clean, and infinetly recyclable power source known as the Shizuma Drive. It has served its purpose well, until now. Big Fire, a power-mad underworld organization, has found a way of making all Shizuma Drives inoperable. Luckily, a branch of InterPol, known as the Experts of Justice, have discovered this scheme. Now only Daisaku Kusama, a young Expert member, must control Giant Robo to battle the evils of Big Fire. Written by Chuck "Dark-Side" Williamson

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While the series is primarily an adaptation of Mitsuteru Yokoyama's series Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot (1967) (Daisaku Kusama and his giant robot fight against the nefarious Big Fire Group), it incorporates characters from Yokoyama's other works. This was because the producers could not use the original supporting cast or villains from the original Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot (1967) series. See more »

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Alberto: So which one do I take revenge for first? My dead friend, or the eyeball you squished out of my head?
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Remake of Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot (1967) See more »

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The best anime series I have ever seen
9 May 2002 | by evilasahobbySee all my reviews

Giant Robo should have really sucked. It had a retro-futuristic style (think Astro-Boy), it has some really cliched characters and the story doesn't start out in any exceptional way. Except... as the story progresses, these things start to change. Characters lose their one dimensionality and start to have human motivations. Plot twists drive shake everything the narrative has led you to believe. There are times when it appears the story just can't get any bigger, but it does!

What makes this series great is giant cast of characters (each with unique abilities, some of which are very original), the twisting of convential anime plot lines and that it doesn't rely purely on shock value or huge explosions to keep you interested. Having seen a lot of the MD Geist-style anime (read: very very bad anime in regards to plot or characterisation), it is great to see a series that doesn't insult my intelligence.

There are some negatives to this series - the whiny boy who controls Giant Robo, the voice acting for some of the characters (I saw a dubbed version), there are some really cheesy moments and some anime conventions are still followed religiously (eg the girl (Ginrei sp?) is mostly useless... except when she isn't). A big let-down is the additional episode on the final tape - because there are 7 one-hour episodes, a filler episode called "Barefoot Ginrei" was after the final episode. It doesn't really add anything to the story, and the fact that Ginrei's feet aren't the only things that are bare may have been the reason it was included.

Despite this, Giant Robo deserves any accolades it gets. Go out and see it.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

22 July 1992 (Japan) See more »

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(7 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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