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Jaianto Robo: The Animation - Chikyuu ga Seishi Suru Hi (1991)

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In the future, the Experts of Justice battle to protect Earth from the terrorist organization, Big Fire, with the help of a boy who is the sole controller of a colossal robot.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Daisaku Kusama
... Ginrei
Shôzô Îzuka ... Tetsugyu
Kazue Komiya ... Youshi
... Taisou
Masashi Ebara ... Professor Go
Iemasa Kayumi ... Chief Chûjô Shizuo
Yûji Mikimoto ... Kenji Murasame
Kôichi Chiba ... Doctor Vogler
Yôsuke Akimoto ... Alberto
Yasuyoshi Hara ... Ivan
... Issei
Shinji Ogawa ... Genya
Michitaka Kobayashi ... Professor Tranbo (as Nitta Shinshirô)
Shigezô Sasaoka ... BF Agent Leader
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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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22 July 1992 (Japan)  »

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Giant Robo: The Animation  »

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Giant robo's headdress bears a crest with a unicorn on it. In Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot (1967), Giant Robo (and its master Daisaku) were members of a top secret peacekeeping group known as Unicorn. See more »

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Big Fire minions: [Repeated line] Together, allegiance or death, Big Fire!
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Referenced in Super Robot Wars Alpha (2000) See more »

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GREAT HOMAGE TO LATE 60s Japanese SHOWS
22 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

It may have escaped other reviewers but ALL the characters of this show are take from other series.

Giant Robo OF COURSE is JAIANTO ROBO, but also BIG FIRE himself is BABIL JUNIOR (residing in the ruins of the Babel Tower with his three guardians...the panther, Rokuros and Poseidon) and even Lord Alberto's psychic daughter...she's Sally the Witch from 'Maho Tsukai Sally' (a 'bewitched'-influenced jap cartoon show of the late 60s). Several of the Magnificen 10 were villains in a early animated show about an antediluvian teen awakening in the present and reactivating a giant mecha from the seabed (I just can't place the name of that series but I have seen it in my youth).

All the references and homages of course work just for the Japanese and for the few (lucky?) countries which were flooded by the barrage of ALL the early Japanese cartoon series (I live in Italy and during the late 70s-early 80s we imported almost ALL of the anime which existed to that day...as a result the regular 30-ish male Italian has a passing knowledge of anime to rival that of a non-Japanese 'otaku'...limited to that peculiar period).

Well that's it, search the web and find all of the in-jokes and special appearances that literally FILL the animated series.

Last hint...director naka-joe's original character appeared of course in a boxing series but you have to take 25-30 years off his current appearance to find out 'where does he come from'.


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