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Giant Robo: The Animation 

Jaianto Robo: The Animation - Chikyuu ga Seishi Suru Hi (original title)
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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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Series cast summary:
Michelle Newman Michelle Newman ...  Daisaku Kusama 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Kappei Yamaguchi ...  Daisaku Kusama 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Eva Kaminsky ...  Ginrei / ... 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Debra Rogers ...  Ginrei 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Sumi Shimamoto ...  Ginrei 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Gregory Abbey ...  Chief Chujo Shizuo 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Iemasa Kayumi Iemasa Kayumi ...  Chief Chûjô Shizuo 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Steve Bulen ...  Professor Go Gakujin 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Kevin T. Collins ...  Professor Go Gakujin 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Masashi Ebara Masashi Ebara ...  Professor Go Gakujin 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Steve Blum ...  Additional Voices / ... 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Sean Schemmel ...  Tetsugyu 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Shôzô Îzuka Shôzô Îzuka ...  Tetsugyu 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Steve Cassling Steve Cassling ...  Taisou 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Marc Thompson Marc Thompson ...  Taisou 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Norio Wakamoto ...  Taisou 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Takeshi Aono ...  Dojin Issei 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Mike Pollock ...  Dojin Issei / ... 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Kevin Seymour Kevin Seymour ...  Additional Voices / ... 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Dan Green ...  Genya 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Shinji Ogawa Shinji Ogawa ...  Genya 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Yôsuke Akimoto Yôsuke Akimoto ...  Lord Alberto 7 episodes, 1992-1998
John Santacrose John Santacrose ...  Lord Alberto 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Lex Wutas Lex Wutas ...  Lord Alberto 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Danny Burstein ...  Franken von Vogler 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Kôichi Chiba Kôichi Chiba ...  Franken von Vogler 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Tom Fahn ...  Franken von Vogler 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Marc Diraison ...  Inspector Kenji Murasame 7 episodes, 1992-1998
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Kazuo Harada Kazuo Harada ...  Professor Shizuma 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Dan Lorge ...  Professor Shizuma 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Skip Greenpoint Skip Greenpoint ...  Narrator 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Gary Dubin ...  Additional Voices / ... 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Tony Clay Tony Clay ...  Additional Voices / ... 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Jason Klassi Jason Klassi ...  Additional Voices / ... 7 episodes, 1992-1998
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Zen Mansley Zen Mansley ...  Additional Voices / ... 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Marvyn Byrkett Marvyn Byrkett ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Fred Chagan Fred Chagan ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
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Christopher Joyce Christopher Joyce ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
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Chris Kimball Chris Kimball ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
R. Martin Klein ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Lex Lang ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
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Matt K. Miller ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Richard Miro ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
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Joe Ochman ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Joe Romersa ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Robert St. Denis Robert St. Denis ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
Barry Stigler Barry Stigler ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
David Thomas David Thomas ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 1992-1998
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Storyline

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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Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

22 July 1992 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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(7 episodes)

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In "wuxia" tales, the characters are given nicknames that allude to their mastery of weapons/physical appearance. Yasuhiro Imagawa, inspired by Mitsuteru Yokoyama's adaptation of the wuxia "Outlaws of the Marsh", followed this convention and gave the characters in the series similar monikers like "Shockwave" Alberto, "Silent" Chujo and "The Immortal" Kenji Murasame. See more »

Quotes

Daisaku Kusama: Crush them now, Giant Robo!
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Referenced in Super Robot Wars 64 (1999) See more »

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Some cool stuff, with stretches of boredom
21 July 2003 | by HanichiSee all my reviews

Giant Robo is like a casserole; some bits are incredibly tasty, and some bits you have to push to the side of the plate. I love most of the incidental characters, especially the bad guys. The scenes where members of the Experts of Justice are facing off against, members of the Magnificent Ten and Big Fire (even the names are cool) are well done. When Ivan the Terrible shoots across a room and his scar glows red, all you can say is "Wow!" Also, several of the non-fight scenes are very well directed, with a lot of atmosphere. There are multiple instances in each episode where one of the good or bad characters does something that just makes you exclaim with joy at its coolness.

The problem with this film is that it dwells far too much on big stuff: Giant Robo, cities blowing up, big black orbs trashing out Shanghai, etc. Some of you will say "What do you expect from a movie called Giant Robo?" I have no answer to that. I guess this is what many people want to see. For me, long drawn out animated devastation loses its appeal after about five minutes, especially when they show the same bit of demolition multiple times (i.e. Bashtaralle getting blown up over and over again). Also, the little boy who controls Giant Robo just put me to sleep.

This would have been much better if they called it the Experts of Justice, and left out all the big stuff, including Giant Robo. But judging from the other comments, there is apparently an audience for animated cities getting trashed, so who am I to blame the filmmakers.


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