Ranked #2756

Densetsu Kyojin Ideon

Alternative Titles

English: Space Runaway Ideon
Synonyms: Ideon, Legendary Giant-God Ideon, Great God Legend Ideon
Japanese: 伝説巨神イデオン


Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 8, 1980 to Jan 30, 1981
Premiered: Spring 1980
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Sunrise, Aniplex
Source: Original
Genres: Drama, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Space
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.131 (scored by 1,017 users)
Ranked: #27562
Popularity: #3603
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Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion
Both very similar series not the the extent that it's extremely noticable, but EVA is much more heavy in emotion. 
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Anime: Akai Koudan Zillion
Ide and Zillonium are things that help humanity when humanity still can't completely understand or control them. Ide is a more complex legend come to life, an energy that is like a god, with absolute power and free will. Zillonium is only a mineral that helps the survival of any species. 
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Anime: Ninja Senshi Tobikage
Both series have a special wick that is kind of supreme being legendary
(especially the Ideon is a God) and also famed special ship war (Solo Ship in Ideon / The Shank in Tobikage).
In both series the protagonists flee through space and mid of series they return to Earth
but are not accepted.
however the contents are different, Sapce Runaway Ideon is one real robot series while Tobikage is a super robot series. 
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Anime: Muteki Choujin Zanbot 3
Another sick, sad, high-bodycount series by the same director. 
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Anime: Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Harlock
Harlock and his crew are practically banned from Earth while they fight to protect it from an alien race called the Mazone, which resemble beautiful women in appearance. In Ideon the group who discover the "Solo Ship" and the Ideon end up being pushed away from their homeworld as well, with nowhere to run while being chased by the mysterious Buff Clan that resemble humans themselves. In both shows, the casts home is ... their spaceship, with nowhere else to go.

If you can appreciate old art and animation it's easy to say both shows still look great to this day, with the  read more 
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Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam
Same creator, same concept. Densetsu Kyojin Ideon was the series Yoshiyuki Tomino did after Mobile Suite Gundam ended. It has the same setup: Teenage boy is the only one who can pilot the giant mecha. A group of humans are forced to leave their homes and wander space, always on the run from the same bad guys, go through personal stuff, etc. Teenage boy piloting the mecha must protect the group, with assistance from a handful of companions. It's a slightly different take on the character types and relationships, and the Ideon is made up of three separate component  read more 
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Anime: Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
You can't get more "Kill em' All" Tomino than these two ... both can be a hit or miss though, I personally didn't like Victory too much but loved Ideon. I'm sure many are different on that, or may agree, might love or hate both, etc! All in all though if you want brutally grim Tomino shows, these are it. 
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