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Gasaraki 

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The US and fictional Middle-Eastern Belgistan are at war. The US takes heavy loses when Belgistan uses their giant robots, but they get help in military aid from Japan including a superb giant robot and its Japanese pilot.
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Series cast summary:
Nobuyuki Hiyama ...  Yushiro 25 episodes, 1998-1999
Chris Patton ...  Yushiro 25 episodes, 1998-1999
Andy McAvin ...  Kazukiyo Gowa / ... 24 episodes, 1998-1999
Kelly Manison ...  Rin Ataka / ... 24 episodes, 1998-1999
Heather Bryson ...  Kahoru Kaburagi / ... 24 episodes, 1998-1999
Victor Carsrud ...  Additional Voices / ... 24 episodes, 1998-1999
Kevin Charles Kevin Charles ...  Takuma Tokudaiji / ... 23 episodes, 1998-1999
John Swasey ...  Kei Nishida / ... 23 episodes, 1998-1999
James Marshall James Marshall ...  Additional Voices / ... 23 episodes, 1998-1999
Mami Kingetsu Mami Kingetsu ...  Miharu 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Monica Rial ...  Miharu 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Yuji Takada Yuji Takada ...  Kazukiyo Gowa 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Minami Takayama Minami Takayama ...  Rin Ataka 22 episodes, 1998-1999
John Gremillion ...  Tamotsu Hayakawa / ... 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Jay Hickman ...  Akihiro Hirakawa / ... 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Mike Kleinhenz Mike Kleinhenz ...  Meth, Nozomi Takayama / ... 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Andrew Klimko Andrew Klimko ...  Additional Voices / ... 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Randy Sparks Randy Sparks ...  Additional Voices / ... 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Jennifer K. Earhart Jennifer K. Earhart ...  Sunao Murai 21 episodes, 1998-1999
Bob Biggerstaff ...  Additional Voices / ... 21 episodes, 1998-1999
David LeMaster David LeMaster ...  Additional Voices / ... 19 episodes, 1998-1999
Vic Mignogna ...  Additional Voices / ... 17 episodes, 1998-1999
Jason Douglas ...  Kiyotsugu Gowa / ... 16 episodes, 1998-1999
Brett Weaver ...  Kiyoharu Gowa / ... 15 episodes, 1998-1999
Ralph Ehntholt Ralph Ehntholt ...  Additional Voices / ... 15 episodes, 1998-1999
Foley Gang Foley Gang ...  Additional Voices 15 episodes, 1998-1999
Shô Hayami Shô Hayami ...  Kiyotsugu Gowa 14 episodes, 1998-1999
Isshin Chiba Isshin Chiba ...  Kyoharu Gowa 14 episodes, 1998-1999
Satomi Kôrogi ...  Misuzu Gowa 14 episodes, 1998-1999
Hilary Haag ...  Misuzu Gowa 14 episodes, 1998-1999
Illich Guardiola ...  F / ... 13 episodes, 1998-1999
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The US and fictional Middle-Eastern Belgistan are at war. The US takes heavy loses when Belgistan uses their giant robots, but they get help in military aid from Japan including a superb giant robot and its Japanese pilot.

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Japan

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English | Japanese

Release Date:

4 October 1998 (Japan) See more »

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Gasaraki See more »

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Color
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The opening animation changes with nearly every episode. See more »

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Referenced in Super Robot Wars X-Omega (2015) See more »

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Love Song
Performed by Tomoko Tane
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A strange and wonderful blend
3 November 2000 | by dwhitmanSee all my reviews

I've seen the 1st 4 episodes on DVD, and it leaves me anxious for more.

Gasaraki is a blend of very realistic mecha warfare with Shinto mysticism, recent geopolitical history and Noh theater. If this sounds strange...well, it is. But it works, very well.

The series is organized sort of as an unfolding mystery, confusing at first, and as questions are answered, more questions pop up. We've got Yushiro Gawa, who is a crack mecha pilot, but (perhaps more importantly) a Noh Shite. The extended Gowa family run a weapons conglomerate, and are willing to manipulate politics to generate opportunities to show off their new TA mecha weapons platform. They're also conducting experiments on Yushiro as he Noh dances; his dance causes strange gravity anomolies.

...and some other organization seems to be developing very similar mecha systems and gravity effects. We're being set up for later conflict between these two groups.

The artwork of Gasaraki is wonderful; realistic hard edged military hardware juxtaposed against a delicate garden with koi swimming in a pool or traditional Japanese architecture. The Noh theater segments are otherworldly and haunting.

Check this one out.


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