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Densetsu Kyojin Ideon: Hatsudou-hen

Alternative Titles

English: The Ideon: Be Invoked
Japanese: 伝説巨神イデオン 発動篇


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 10, 1982
Season: Summer 1982
Producers: Sunrise
Genres: Drama, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Space
Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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The epic conclusion to the Ideon saga, featuring what was meant to be the final 5 episodes of the TV series. The Solo Ship and its crew continue their intense battle with the Buff Clan leading to a final battle that will determine the fate of all life in the universe.

This movie features the last episode of the TV series Space Runaway Ideon (39), and four more episodes (40-43) that were meant to air on TV, but never did since the show was cancelled.

This movie was the second part of a double feature along with "The Ideon: A Contact."

(Source: ANN)


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Apr 27, 2010 6:21 PM
It is difficult to write a review of The Ideon: Be Invoked without also writing about A Contact. It's not recommended you watch this film without having seen either the full series or the first movie.

However, if you have the context needed from having watched the preceding events, Be Invoked is a truly excellent ending to the show. The essential idea behind The Ideon is that it subverts the idea of super robots being man's servants against an alien menace by giving the titular robot a form of mind of its own, and removing the element of human control.

The events of Be Invoked pick up read more
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Apr 30, 2009 2:42 PM
The Ideon: Be Invoked it's the second and last movie of a compilation of the series Space Runaway Ideon created by the infamous Yoshiyuki (Kill'em all) Tomino.

Story 10/10 the story is very appealing and well developed at least in this second movie, there's a lot of tragedy, a lot of killing, all of them caused because the two enemy factions are unable to understand each other and they make their small diferences bigger then their really are. At the end of it all the hatred, the pride, the desire for vengeance and the willing to live, merge in one of the most epic read more
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Feb 22, 1:53 AM
"Be Invoked" is absolutely fantastic, but it doesn't stand on its own (unless you just like pretty animation and gruesome deaths). If you want to care at all about any of the characters or understand any of what's going on, you'll either have to watch "A Contact" or the TV show first, neither of which quite match the standards of Be Invoked. If you watch "A Contact", you'll get a compressed version and miss much of the characterization. If you watch the TV series, you're in for a long haul of 39 episodes, some of which are just garbage, but the last read more
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Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
In opposite to their respective TV versions the two concluding movies of Evangelion and Ideon are similar in theme as well as imagery and even in music. The Ideon movie clearly inspired the epic conclusion of Evangelion. 
reportRecommended by harakiri
Anime: 1000-nen Joou: Queen Millennia
Mindblowingly epic and beautifully tragic movies. If Tomino had the chance to make a sci-fi epic back in the day without having to worry about mech's, Queen Millennia may have been one of the results. The progression of the movie does feel similar to his style, so many things pile up to make an explosive finale. You do need to get through the Ideon series for Be Invoked, though that's probably not the case with the Queen Millennia movie, which is more than likely a redux on the series (like GE999 vs the GE999 movie). Epic sci-fi mastery right here. 
reportRecommended by Echelon

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Poll: The Ideon: Be Invoked Episode 1 Discussion
Beatnik - Sep 13, 2009
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Jun 21, 4:41 PM
Why do people say this was a BAD END Tomino show?
Bigred2989 - Apr 17, 2009
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May 5, 6:05 AM