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Tetsujin 28-go

Tetsujin 28-go

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 96
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 20, 1963 to May 27, 1965
Producers: Eiken
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


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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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Related Anime

Adaptation: Tetsujin 28-gou
Alternative version: Tetsujin 28-go (2004)
Sequel: Tetsujin 28-go (1980), Tetsujin 28-go FX

Characters & Voice Actors

Kaneda, Shoutarou
Kaneda, Shoutarou
Son, Won Il
Son, Won Il
Takahashi, Kazue
Takahashi, Kazue
Franken, Shutain
Murasame, Kenji
Murasame, Kenji
Murasame, Ryuusaku


Okawa, Toshimichi
Kimura, Shinji
Background Art
Yokoyama, Mitsuteru
Original Creator
Miwa, Kazuhiro
Key Animation

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Mar 10, 2011

So, what’s so special about this anime that even your grandfather was young when it aired and still deserves a place amongst the most influential anime ever made? Simple; it is the first giant robot anime ever made. Also, it is the second anime that time did not forget; the first being none other than Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy in the English dub).

All anime made in the 50’s and the 60’s show a great admiration and fear towards technology and machinery. That is after all the thing which in a very short amount of time changed their world from the traditional feudal samurai read more
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Heroman is an modern interpretation of Gigantor/Tetsujin-28. It's about a teen who remote controls a giant robot. In the case of Gigantor is via a control box and Heroman by a wrist control. Also in both series, they were out to save the world.
Gigantor was the typical superhero vs. spies, evil organizations while Heroman first storyarc is to save the world from an invasion of alien cockroches known as Kruggs.

Both series were also created by men who were giants their respective fields: Stan Lee of Marvel Comics fame and Mitsuteru Yokoyama who was influenced and even hired by Osamu Tezuka.

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