Hyakujuu-Ou GoLion

Voltron: Defender of the Universe

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Synonyms: Hyakujuu Ou Golion, Hundred-Beast King Go Lion, Lion Force Voltron, Voltran, Voltron (U.S.)
Japanese: 百獣王ゴライオン
English: Voltron: Defender of the Universe
German: Voltron: Verteidiger des Universums
French: Voltron: Le Defenseur de l'Univers
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Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 4, 1981 to Feb 24, 1982
Premiered: Spring 1981
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.831 (scored by 63076,307 users)
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Ranked: #49762
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Popularity: #5829
Members: 13,117
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Golion, a powerful sentient robot, abuses his great powers by attacking and killing creatures known as Deathblack Beastmen, boasting that no one could defeat him. A divine space being punishes Golion for his arrogance and abuse by seperating him into 5 different lion robots. In the year 1999, a group of 5 young men return to Earth after a space voyage, only to find it ravaged by nuclear war. After encountering the alien race known as the Galra, the 5 youths end up on the planet Altea, and learn that the 5 lion robots that Golion was split into are in hibernation in various parts of Altea. Somehow, they must reunite the lions and form Golion, the only hope for the human race.

(Source: ANN)

About Voltron (U.S.)

Characters & Voice Actors


Nishikubo, Mizuho
Episode Director
Sasagawa, Hiroshi
Episode Director
Matano, Hiromichi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuji, Masaki


Opening Theme

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"Toe! GoLion (斗え!ゴライオン)" by Columbia Yurikago Kai, Ichirou Mizuki, Koorogi '73

Ending Theme

"Gonin De Hitotsu (五人でひとつ)" by Ichirou Mizuki, Koorogi '73, Falling Free

Episode Videos


Dec 30, 2023
*Unique art style: Loved Golion's horror/gothic vibes with witches, black magic, space ships with skulls, flying coffins, organic architecture.

*Action: dynamic fights ranging from hand to hand, Lion mech to peon soldier/tanks, Golion to giant monster. There's a variety of weapons that evolve with time. The finishing blows are all uniquely animated

*Characters: I was surprised by how well certain characters are fleshed out and their dramatic stories. Significant recurring characters, episodic characters, and more. Admittedly, the central male protagonists felt less developed by comparison, but I still found myself getting invested in characters that I wasn't expecting

*Mature themes & imagery: You probably know about Voltron, ...
Sep 9, 2018
Mixed Feelings
GoLion is the subbed verison of what would be later localized into 80s Voltron. I'll keep this spoiler free.

Story: The overarching story is okay, but nothing super original or anything to write home about. Pretty much your standard "heroes need to overthrow a tyrannical, alien ruler" story. Most of the episodes are formulaic with a few exceptions that hint at the overall plot. But I still wish that there was more continuity in this series and it had a serialized structure like a lot of modern shows.

Now is a good of a time as any to bring this up. This series has ...
Sep 6, 2018
Go Lion, localized in English as Voltron, is a bottom tier imitation of Mobile Suit Gundam, Robotech, and Space Battleship Yamato that somehow became a hoot among the science fiction community in North America.

• Every single aspect of this series, seems to be like a Korean bootleg of what should be considered good. There's even the same stereotypes, much like Sayla Mass in the original Gundam (even though her brother is one of the most powerful Newtypes, she can't even pilot a Gundam), there’s the stereotype that women can't pilot robots because, y'know, they're women. Go Lion is definitely a period piece, if you ...

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