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Mazinger Z, known as Tranzor Z in United States, is a Super Robot manga and anime series created by Go Nagai. The first manga version was serialized in Shueisha Shōnen Jump from October 1972 to August 1973, and it later continued in Kodansha TV Magazine from October 1973 to September 1974. In December of 1972, the anime version premiered on Fuji Television. The TV series ended September 1, 1974. A second manga series was released alongside the TV show, this one drawn by Gosaku Ota, which started and ended almost at the same time of the TV show.
Great Mazinger is a manga comic book and anime television series by manga artist Go Nagai, made as a direct continuation of the successful Mazinger Z series. It was aired on Japan in 1974, immediately following the end of the first Mazinger series. It lasted for 56 episodes.
Jushin Liger also sometimes romanized as Juushin Liger, Bioarmor Ryger, Jushin Riger, Jushin Ryger and some other variations) is an anime superhero TV series created by mangaka Go Nagai. Produced by Dynamic Productions (Nagai’s own company) and Nippon Sunrise, the series was broadcast on Nagoya Broadcasting Network (NBN) from March 11, 1989 to January 27, 1990, for a total of 43 episodes. A manga series was also released alongside the anime, originally published by Kodansha and re-printed by Keibunsha, Daitosha and Daiso Shuppan.
Shin (New) Getter Robo is an anime original video animation co-produced by Dynamic Planning and Bandai Visual. The series is a re-imagining of the 1970s manga Getter Robo, created by Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa, that incorporates aspects of Japanese mythology like the Oni and Abe no Seimei.
GoShogun was a super robot anime series produced in 1981 and aired in 1982 in Japan. It is variously referred to in English as “Demon God of the War-Torn Land GoShogun”, “Warring Demon God GoShogun”, “Civil War Devil-God GoShogun” and “Macron 1”.
NG Knight Lamune & 40 was a Japanese television series of 1990 that was never distributed by any English-language firm. It was one of the Lamune group of television shows and OAVs, and the “NG” in the title stands for “new generation”. In all there were 3 OVA series (NG Knight Lamune & 40 EX, NG Knight Lamune & 40 DX, VS Knight Lamune & 40 Fresh) and a sequel television anime series (VS Knight Lamune & 40 Fire).
Galaxy Cyclone Braiger was an anime series aired from 1981 to 1982 in Japan. There were 39 episodes aired. Other loosely translated names include “Braiger”, “Bryger”, “Brygar”, “Galactic Whirlwind Bryger”, “Galactic Cyclone Buraiger”, “Cosmo Runner”. It is the first series from the J9 Series.
Absolutely Invincible Raijin-Oh is a 51 episode Japanese anime television series, and the first series produced for the Eldran franchise funded by Tomy and produced by Sunrise. It aired in Japan from April 3, 1991 to March 25, 1992. The story revolves around a group of elementary school children who are given command of a mecha named Raijin-Oh and their efforts to defend the Earth from the evil Jaaku (evil) Empire.
Genki Bakuhatsu Ganbaruger or Energetic Explosion Ganbaruger also known by the dub name Energy Bomb) is a 47 episode animated shōnen mecha television series, and the second series produced for the Eldran franchise funded by Tomy and produced by Sunrise. It aired on TV Tokyo from April 1, 1992 to February 24, 1993.
Go-Saurer is a 51 episode animated television series, and third series in the Eldran franchise funded by Tomy and produced by Sunrise. It aired in Japan from March 3, 1993 to February 23, 1994. The story revolves around a group of elementary school children who are given command of a mecha named Go-Saurer and their efforts to defend the Earth from the Kikaika Empire (Named the “Machine Empire” in the Filipino dubbed version).
Whirlwind! Iron Leaguer is an anime series by Sunrise. Directed by Tetsurō Amino and featuring mecha designs by Kunio Okawara, it premiered on TV Tokyo on April 6, 1993 and ended its run on March 29, 1994, spanning a total of 52 episodes.
Mobile Fighter G Gundam is a Japanese animated television series directed by Yasuhiro Imagawa (Giant Robo, Getter Robo Armageddon).
Created to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the franchise in 1994, G Gundam is the first of three Gundam series to take place in an alternate continuity from the original “Universal Century”. The show takes place in “Future Century”, where every four years a fighting tournament between the space colonies is held. Each country sends its representative Gundam Fighter to fight on Earth until one is left and the winning nation has earned the right to govern over the colonies for the next four years.
The events takes place in year 60 of the Future Century, during the 13th Gundam Fight. G Gundam follows Neo Japan’s representative Domon Kasshu, who is in the fight as much to win as well as fulfill his own mission of tracking down his brother who had stolen a mysterious Gundam; the Devil Gundam (Dark Gundam in the American version) from the Neo-Japan government.
The series takes a widely different turn than the rest of the franchise. It has a number of Shōnen elements to it, such characters possessing superhuman-speed and strength simply through martial arts training, and this can also be seen the behavior of the main cast. Most of the Gundams in the series feature elements of super robots, such as heroic robot designs and voice activated special attacks, but there are some that still remain in real robot territory.
Mobile Fighter G Gundam aired on TV Asahi from April 1, 1994 to March 31, 1995, totaling 49 episodes. The English language version aired on the American Cartoon Network from August 5, 2002 to October 16 of the same year.
“Lord of Lords Ryu Knight” is a 1994 mecha anime television series and OVA, notable for its super-deformed mechas and RPG elements, notably job classes. It tells the story of Adeu, a boy who lives his life by the “Ethos of Chivalry” (a code of conduct similar to the Knightly Virtues) who is on a quest to Earth’s Blade, a gigantic sword reaching to the sky from the ground. Along the way, he meets Paffy, who is a princess and her two escorts, Sarutobi, a ninja, and Izumi, a priest. Throughout their adventure, they come across many villains, which is mostly composed of thieves and bandits, who are usually after their Ryu mechs, which are far stronger than the normal mechs (henceforth referred to as Solids).
* Anime info taken from Wikipedia .
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