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Hyakujuu-Ou GoLion

Hyakujuu-Ou GoLion

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English: Voltron: Defender of the Universe
Synonyms: Hyakujuu Ou Golion, Hundred-Beast King Go Lion, Lion Force Voltron, Voltran, Voltron (U.S.)
Japanese: 百獣王ゴライオン


Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 4, 1981 to Feb 24, 1982
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Golion, a powerful sentient robot, abuses his great powers by attacking and killing creatures known as Deathblack Beastmen, boasting that no one could defeat him. A divine space being punishes Golion for his arrogance and abuse by seperating him into 5 different lion robots. In the year 1999, a group of 5 young men return to Earth after a space voyage, only to find it ravaged by nuclear war. After encountering the alien race known as the Galra, the 5 youths end up on the planet Altea, and learn that the 5 lion robots that Golion was split into are in hibernation in various parts of Altea. Somehow, they must reunite the lions and form Golion, the only hope for the human race.

(Source: ANN)

About Voltron (U.S.)

Characters & Voice Actors

Dai Bazaal
Dai Bazaal
Tomita, Kousei
Tomita, Kousei
Kim, Gi hyeon
Kim, Gi hyeon
Ukai, Rumiko
Ukai, Rumiko
Prince Sincline
Prince Sincline
Kamiya, Akira
Kamiya, Akira
Kogane, Akira
Kogane, Akira
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Inoue, Kazuhiko


Sasagawa, Hiroshi
Episode Director
Mizuki, Ichirou
Theme Song Performance
Takeichi, Masahisa
Ikeda, Shigemi
Art Director

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Dec 10, 2008
Voltron is the surface of what GoLion has to offer. GoLion is violent, dark, and gritty, but still manages to keep qualities that make it funny and kid friendly (by Japanese standards). We see disturbing portrayals of torture and slavery in a very clear and direct presentation, and we truly see how difficult the war between Planet Altea and the Galra Empire truly is when we see the death of innocents. The pacing is typical of a mech and some other typical surface qualities that are present are of course some characterizations of the cast. Such as Princess Faala or Alura for awhile does suffer read more
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May 2, 2011
Full list of the review series can be found on this page, 3rd post from bottom:

This series of reviews will focus on anime which were mostly made for marketing purposes. Most will be very famous but at the same time they will not be as great as other series that predate them. The oldest example of which is Voltron.

Voltron (Golion in Japan) is an old but quite famous mecha adventure. We can say that it’s the series that advertised the mecha genre in America and eventually to the rest of the world. It opened a path for the later more quality series such read more
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Both of these over-the-top sci-fi action series have episodes that tell various different stories, making them episodic enough that you can easily pick them up where you left off.
I've had a similar experience with both of these shows. Both involve a combining robot destroying evil monsters with a giant sword. However, Might Gaine's titular robot is piloted only by one person up against crime lords who create the monsters.

Opening Theme

"Tatakae! GoLion" by Ichiro Mizuki

Ending Theme

"Go-Nin De Hitotsu" by Mizuki Ichiro

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