Ranked #4577

Tetsujin 28-gou

Alternative Titles

English: Gigantor
Synonyms: Iron Man 28, Tetsujin 28-go
Japanese: 鉄人28号


Type: TV
Episodes: 96
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 20, 1963 to May 27, 1965
Premiered: Fall 1963
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Eiken
Source: Unknown
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.651 (scored by 247 users)
Ranked: #45772
Popularity: #6187
Members: 1,004
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Dr.Haneda was developing experimental giant robot warriors to fight the allies during the Second World War, but before his creations could see action, Allied bombs destroyed the facility and killed him. A decade later criminals discovered two of the surviving prototypes, #26 and 27 in the series, and used the remote controlled robots to commit a number of crimes. Young Shotaro Haneda, the twelve year old son of Dr.Haneda, did some investigating and discovered that the mob were hunting for the twenty-eighth robot in the series, rumoured to be the most powerful of them all. Racing the villains, Shotaro discovers the robot first, along with Dr.Shikashima, a colleague of his father's who was also believed killed by the Allied bombing. Together the two prevent Tetusjin-28 (the robot's official designation) from falling into the hands of the bad guys, and decide to dedicate him to peace rather than war.

Shotaro fought crime for a long time, supported by Dr.Shikashima, who would repair Tetsujin-28 when he was damaged, and by police officer Otsuka. Shotaro even battled the alien Magmans, invaders from the planet Magma, who came to Earth late in his career, bringing their own giant robots, Magma X and Gold Wolf, with them.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kaneda, Shoutarou
Kaneda, Shoutarou
Takahashi, Kazue
Takahashi, Kazue
Murasame, Kenji
Murasame, Kenji
Shikishima, Professor
Shikishima, Professor
Yada, Minoru
Yada, Minoru
Franken, Shutain


Okawa, Toshimichi
Okawa, Toshimichi
Duke Aces
Duke Aces
Theme Song Performance
Yokoyama, Mitsuteru
Yokoyama, Mitsuteru
Original Creator
Kimura, Shinji
Kimura, Shinji
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Opening Theme

#1: "Tetsujin 28-gou (鉄人28号)" by Duke Aces (デューク・エイセス)
#2: "Tetsujin 28-gou no Uta (鉄人28号の歌)" by Nishirokugou Shounenshoujo Gasshoudan (西六郷少年少女合唱団)

Ending Theme

#1: "Shoutarou no March (Instrumental) (正太郎マーチ (インストゥルメンタル))" composed and arranged by Nobuyoshi Koshibe (越部信義)
#2: "Susume Shoutarou (進め正太郎)" by Nishirokugou Shounenshoujo Gasshoudan (西六郷少年少女合唱団)

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