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Juusenki L-Gaim

Juusenki L-Gaim

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Synonyms: Heavy Metal L-Gaim
Japanese: 重戦機エルガイム


Type: TV
Episodes: 54
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 4, 1984 to Feb 23, 1985
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #33992
Popularity: #4748
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In the Pentagona System, a young man by the name of Daba Myroad leads a rebellion against Pentagona's leader, Oldna Poseidal. Daba's not alone however, meeting a large number of allies along his journey and having in his possession the powerful L-Gaim, a white Heavy Metal left to him by his father.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Summary: Juusenki L-Gaim I: Pentagona Window + Lady Gyabure, Juusenki L-Gaim II: Farewell My Lovely + Pentagona Doors
Other: Pony Metal U-GAIM Promotion Film

Characters & Voice Actors

Amu, Fanneria
Amu, Fanneria
Honda, Chieko
Honda, Chieko
Kyao, Mirao
Kyao, Mirao
Otsuka, Houchuu
Otsuka, Houchuu
Myroad, Daba
Myroad, Daba
Hiramatsu, Hirokazu
Hiramatsu, Hirokazu
Arahart, Hans
Arahart, Hans
Takamiya, Shunsuke
Takamiya, Shunsuke


Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Director, Storyboard, Original Creator
Iuchi, Shuji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Imagawa, Yasuhiro
Episode Director, Storyboard
Oonogi, Hiroshi

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Sep 1, 2013
One of my favorite movie critics once wrote, "if a movie is this entertaining, can it really be considered BAD?" He was talking about the film "Dreamcatcher", but I think that sentiment could easily be applied to Heavy Metal L-GAIM.

I will start off by saying that no, L-GAIM is not really a good anime. But it IS entertaining, and if you are a big fan of either Yoshiyuki Tomino or Mamoru Nagano, I would consider this a must-watch series. L-GAIM was the series that Sunrise released right before Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and some of the characters (Daba Myroad and Fanelia Amu for example) superficially read more
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Apr 3, 2011
L-Gaim appears at first glance to be a typical mecha adventure when to its core is actually a space opera. The problem is that its production values are really low and that the feeling of the show is closer to a silly teen adventure rather than a serious sci-fi political drama. And that is exactly what ruins the show.

There is a very good story going on in here, concerning the struggle of a prince to revenge the devastation of his planet by an interplanetary empire. The whole deal is actually played out in a lot more complicating way than that, as we are not really read more
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Both series have several people who want the release of a dominant government. In each series focus on only one of those cases. In Taiyou no Kiba Dagram shown from a point of view closer to the guerrilla faction and with better arguments than the lone group that presents L-Gaim.
They are also real mecha, explaining that the concept of reality is much more successfully addressed by Ryosuke Takahashi's work.
Both shows are directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, the father of the gundam franchise and mecha anime visonary, and both shows are him at his most lighthearted, but also at his directoral best. Both shows follow a group of really likeable young people through a spanning war. In Turn A, it's about going back to your roots, and in L.Gaim, it's about rebellion and trying to find your place in the world, as well as following your destiny. Both shows feature a great deal of humor and are both genuianlly funny, because you really start to like and care about these characters. Neither show really focuses much on the mecha either and are more character dramas/adventure shows, so those usually uninterested in mecha anime may find these series easier to get into.

Opening Theme

#1: "L-Gaim~ TIME FOR L-GAIM (エルガイム-Time for L.GAIM-)" by MIO (eps 1-25)
#2: "Kaze no No Reply (風のノー・リプライ)" by Mami Ayukawa (eps 26-54)

Ending Theme

"Starlight Shower (スターライト・シャワー)" by MIO

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