5 former Earth slaves make a brazen escape from the evil Galran Empire to the peaceful planet of Altea. There they are asked to pilot the legendary Golion robot, and defend Altea from the vile Galran Emperor Daibazaal and his vast forces.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kazuhiko Inoue ...  Akira 'Chief' Kogane 52 episodes, 1981-1982
Yû Mizushima Yû Mizushima ...  Isamu 'Moody' Kurogane 52 episodes, 1981-1982
Tesshô Genda ...  Tsuyoshi 'Hothead' Seidô 52 episodes, 1981-1982
Masako Nozawa ...  Hiroshi 'Shorty' Suzuishi / ... 52 episodes, 1981-1982
Kôsei Tomita Kôsei Tomita ...  Emperor Daibazaal / ... 52 episodes, 1981-1982
Rumiko Ukai Rumiko Ukai ...  Princess Fala 52 episodes, 1981-1982
Yûji Fujishiro Yûji Fujishiro ...  Raible the Strategist 52 episodes, 1981-1982
Kazuyo Aoki Kazuyo Aoki ...  Hys the Senior Court Lady 42 episodes, 1981-1982
Akira Kamiya ...  Imperial Prince Sincline 39 episodes, 1981-1982
Minoru Inaba Minoru Inaba ...  Sub-Commander Gobra 36 episodes, 1981-1982
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5 former Earth slaves make a brazen escape from the evil Galran Empire to the peaceful planet of Altea. There they are asked to pilot the legendary Golion robot, and defend Altea from the vile Galran Emperor Daibazaal and his vast forces.

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Official Sites:

Voltron.com

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

4 March 1981 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Beast King GoLion See more »

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Trivia

The male protagonists' family names are the names of metals:
  • Kogane means "gold" (literally, "yellow gold")
  • Shirogane means "silver" (literally, "white gold")
  • Kurogane means "iron" (literally, "black gold"),
  • Seidou means "bronze" (literally, "blue copper" or "green copper"),
  • Suzuishi means "tin" (literally, "tin stone," referring to the ore that produces tin).
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Goofs

In order to activate the Lions, each team member had to insert a special key. In many instances when Chief is starting the Golion forming sequence, his key can still be seen on his tunic, but then is also seen on the panel of his lion, and then moves in the same way - left to right - as it already did when first being used to activate the Black Lion. See more »

Alternate Versions

Released in the U.S. along with "Kikô Kantai dairugger XV" (1982) under the title "Voltron: Defender of the Universe" (1984). See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Gonin de Hitotsu (The One with Five People)
Ending Theme Song
Lyrics by Kazuya Senke
Music Composed by Asei Kobayashi
Music Arranged by Hisashi Ichi
Vocals by Ichirô Mizuki, Koorogi '73, and Columbia Cradle Society
Music Performed by The Columbia Orchestra
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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A sentai anime story of a revived five-lion robot, who with his pure-hearted pilots fight against the evil Galra Empire.
23 July 1999 | by Satoshi-5See all my reviews

The original series of Lion Force Voltron is much better, because Lion Force Voltron is hacked to pieces, scenes censored, violence toned-down, altered dialogue, and worst of all bad voice acting! Beast King Go-lion is way better than its dub for the following reasons: people get killed; people die, and best of all Go-lion is dark and more realistic than that silly dub Voltron.

Forget about Voltron, and be a REAL anime fan. Watch the "real thing" instead. Watch Beast King Go-lion!


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