Ranked #617

Densetsu Kyojin Ideon: Hatsudou-hen

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 10, 1982
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Unknown
Genres: Drama, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Space
Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Ranked: #6172
Popularity: #4562
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Synopsis

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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Staff

Takizawa, Toshifumi
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Co-Director
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
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Director, Original Creator
Tomita, Sukehiro
Tomita, Sukehiro
Script
Matsuzaki, Kenichi
Matsuzaki, Kenichi
Script, Screenplay

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MS06FZ
Apr 27, 2010
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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TwoSevenTwo
Feb 22, 2015
"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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yaosaku
Apr 30, 2009
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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Recommendations

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: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 2: Eien no Monogatari
Both movies are the second in their respective movie series. Both anime deconstruct other anime from their respective genre, with Ideon being a deconstruction of mecha anime and Madoka Magica being a deconstruction of magical girl anime. Both shows feature young protagonists, who must use an unknown power in a battle against individuals from another race. They both have apocalyptic elements, as well as a huge number of casualties. Also, both shows have an overall similar mood. 
reportRecommended by BohemianRhapsody
Anime: Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
Space Runaway Ideon is one of the anime that inspired Hideaki Anno's Evangelion, since they both deal with similar themes. Both are dark and gritty science fiction anime, featuring destructive mecha that display their own will. They also have apocalyptic elements.  
reportRecommended by BohemianRhapsody
Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion
Space Runaway Ideon is one of the anime that inspired Hideaki Anno's Evangelion, since they both deal with similar themes. Both are dark and gritty science fiction anime, featuring destructive mecha that display their own will. Both also have apocalyptic elements.  
reportRecommended by BohemianRhapsody
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
Anime: Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
Space Runaway Ideon is one of the anime that inspired Hideaki Anno's Evangelion, since they both deal with similar themes. Both are dark and gritty science fiction anime, featuring destructive mecha that display their own will. They also have apocalyptic elements.  
reportRecommended by BohemianRhapsody

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: The Ideon: Be Invoked Episode 1 Discussion
Beatnik - Sep 13, 2009
12 replies by Amuro_Char »»
Jan 17, 3:11 PM
Why do people say this was a BAD END Tomino show?
Bigred2989 - Apr 17, 2009
6 replies by Sol_Ou »»
May 5, 2015 6:05 AM