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Kikou Senki Dragonar

Kikou Senki Dragonar

Alternative Titles

English: Metal Armor Dragonar
Japanese: 機甲戦記ドラグナー

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 48
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 7, 1987 to Jan 30, 1988
Producers: Sunrise
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.901 (scored by 313 users)
Ranked: #34972
Popularity: #5093
Members: 1,496
Favorites: 2
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Synopsis

A.D. 2087 - the United Lunar Empire Giganos wages war on the Earth Federation Military to take control of the planet and establish a "rebirth" of the human race. During an invasion of a colony by Giganos' forces, three civilian men stumble upon a trio of top-secret Metal Armor units called "Dragonars" and pilot them to combat the enemy forces.

Background

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Characters & Voice Actors

Wakaba, Kaine
Wakaba, Kaine
Main
Kikuchi, Masami
Japanese
Kikuchi, Masami
Newman, Light
Newman, Light
Main
Horiuchi, Kenyuu
Japanese
Horiuchi, Kenyuu
Oceano, Tapp
Oceano, Tapp
Main
Ootsuka, Houchuu
Japanese
Ootsuka, Houchuu
Plato, Meio
Plato, Meio
Supporting
Kosugi, Juurouta
Japanese
Kosugi, Juurouta

Staff

Kanda, Takeyuki
Kanda, Takeyuki
Director, Storyboard
Hoshiyama, Hiroyuki
Hoshiyama, Hiroyuki
Script
Suzuki, Yoshitake
Suzuki, Yoshitake
Script, Series Composition
Matsuzaki, Kenichi
Matsuzaki, Kenichi
Script, Screenplay

More episodes Episodes(0/48)

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Opening Theme

#1: "Yume-iro Chaser" by Mami Ayukawa
#2: "Starlight Serenade" by Mami Yamase

Ending Theme

#1: "Illusion wo Sagashite" by Mami Ayukawa
#2: "Shiny Boy" by Mami Yamase



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ThatAnimeSnob
Aug 10, 2010 2:14 PM
ART & SOUND SECTIONS: 5
Ahhh, it tricked me. It really did. The opening clip was sooo good, I believed this was a lost mecha jewel. Then I watched the first episode and all went to hell. This series is just a Gundam 0079 imitation. Really, the mecha designs are very similar. The way they fight is very similar. The thing is, this series is far worse than Gundam. The explosions are the epitome of fakeness and the movements are quite sluggish. Besides the awesome intro clip, all the rest of it are mediocre at best. Generic character figures and lukewarm voice acting all over the read more
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ZakuHead
May 18, 2011 11:36 PM
With the success of Mobile Suit Gundam, Zeta Gundam and to some extent, ZZ Gundam, Sunrise decided to create a new mecha series since they felt that Gundam was getting too old and thus created Dragonar, a potential sucessor to Gundam and a reintroduction of mecha anime to potential new fans. Even though it was a fairly popular when it aired in 1987, it is a fairly obscure mecha anime that only few fans will hear about and is main reason why no proper subs exist for it.

Being a "remake" of Gundam 0079, the plot bears a lot of similarities to it. Dragonar read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam
If you want to see an anime with a striking resemblance to Mobile Suit Gundam's story formula but with good humor and light hearted atmosphere, then give this a try. 
reportRecommended by Flame-X
Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
Dragonar is the first and one of the best AU Gundam's... unofficially that is! Dragonar was an attempt by Sunrise to make another franchise to surpass Gundam and well, it's obvious how that turned out but regardless it's still an excellent series on its own right. The tone is very comparable to ZZ but with more consistent storytelling and characters, with an all around more enjoyable main cast. There's also many parallels to the original Gundam. Basically if you're a classic 80's mecha fan and haven't gotten to Dragonar yet, definitely check it out. 
reportRecommended by Echelon

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