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Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot 

Jaianto robo (original title)
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A young boy aids in the fight against a mechanized terrorist organization as the sole controller of a prototype giant robot.
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Mitsunobu Kaneko ...  Daisaku Kusama / ... 26 episodes, 1967-1968
Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama ...  Giant Robo 26 episodes, 1967-1968
Kôichi Chiba ...  Narrator 26 episodes, 1967-1968
Akio Itô ...  Jerry Mano / ... 26 episodes, 1967-1968
Bobbie Byers ...  Johnny Sokko 26 episodes, 1967-1968
Shôzaburô Date ...  Unicorn Chief Azuma 26 episodes, 1967-1968
...  Jerry Mano 26 episodes, 1967-1968
Tomomi Kuwabara ...  Marie Hanamura / ... 18 episodes, 1967-1968
Hirohiko Satô ...  Emperor Guillotine 15 episodes, 1967-1968
Yumiko Katayama ...  U5 / ... 11 episodes, 1967-1968
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Johnny Sokko is an ordinary kid, whose life took an extraordinary turn on a voyage when he meets a young man who befriends him. The boat is suddenly sunk by the minions of the terrorist organization known as the Gargoyle Gang who have a penchant for giant robots for their attacks. Finding themselves on an island base, the pair meet up with a scientist who has constructed the most advanced and powerful robot of all. Upset that his creation will be used for evil, the scientist shows the pair the robot and the wristwatch voice controller, set to imprint the next speaker as the sole person who can command the robot. Impulsively, Johnny speaks into it and becomes that controller. With the robot's power, they escape and Johnny learns that his new friend is an agent of the worldwide intelligence and anti-terrorist organization, Unicorn, which is dedicated to opposing the Gargoyle Gang. With no alternative, Unicorn recruits Johnny as a full regular agent. Now, Johnny has a vital role in this ... Written by Anonymous

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Emperor Guillotine and the rest of the supporting cast were not Mr. Yokoyama's creations and hence could not be used in the Jianto Roboto anime. See more »

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Beatnik Man rises...
25 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is a weird one, from back in the late 60s you have this Japanese import, about a kid, a Casio-watch controlled 100 foot flying robot, a guy in a real bad Squid/jellyfish papier-mache mask who shakes a trident alot(he's the evil villain, Emperor Guillotine!), fakey rubber suited monsters, a group of terrorists who shoot plastic machine guys, and intend to take over the world with their 9 inter-changeable members, a '58 Bel-air and some godawful monsters.

You have to see it to believe it-the dreaded Nuclion, a bowling ball/landmine/baby toy from outer space(!!) which rolls downhill and crushes an onslaught of plastic tanks before being hauled up by Giant Robot, who then drops it onto the '58 Belair that the 'Gargoyle Gang' have helpfully piled into(actually, the last guy diving for cover dives UNDER the car...oh its a scream...)...

You have these villains...fanger, silver-faced DrBotanus, who is some kind of Evil Plant wiz, a panther-griffin cross who likes eating toy trains whole, a giant eye Opticus(oh that one is a scream!), and this short guy with a peg-leg, who is sposedly a master of disguise(!?)...God, WHAT were they thinking??

Guys get killed and come right on back without explanation. Take 'Beatnik Man'-one of the head Gargoyle Gang guys. Has the shades, bad greasepaint beard(troweled on by the looks...) and beret. I think he winds up quite dead at least 4 times-shot up by a plastic machine gun, caught in an atomic cherry bomb explosion(don't ask), flattened by Nuclion, etc. At the end, he is now wearing a goatee, but its our guy, Beatnik Man in the flesh...

Bad models, bad acting, bad dubbing--and as a kid, I loved every minute of it! People Do remember it, not from its name but from the content, of seeing Giant Robot(who looks like a silver George Washington in a King Tut get-up...),who flies, shoots missiles outta his fingers, etc.

It is kinda fun in a MST3K way, but not more than that.

I give it *** stars outta **** on the hilarity scale, *1/2 in the actual quality scale. Its a hoot. Yes! See it if you can or dare.


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