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.
Did You Know?
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).
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
Released in the U.S. along with "Kikô Kantai dairugger XV" (1982) under the title "Voltron: Defender of the Universe" (1984). See more
Referenced in Super Robot Wars W
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
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