Gaiking: Legend of Daiku-Maryu

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Synonyms: Great Sky Demon Dragon Gaiking, Gaiking: Legend of Daikuu-Maryuu
Japanese: ガイキング Legend of Daiku-Maryu


Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 12, 2005 to Sep 24, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Genres: ActionAction, MechaMecha, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.121 (scored by 11111,111 users)
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Ranked: #31512
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Popularity: #7275
Members: 4,045
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A boy, Tsuwabaki Daiya found a black fire in an ocean when he and his father were in a small boat. A big monster came out of the fire, and the father and the crews were disappeared into the sea. When he was about to become the next victim, a large mecka dragon appeared and saved him.

5 years later since then, Daiya becomes a junior high school student. A big monster reappear, and he meets the mecha dragon,"Daiku Maryu". The head of the dragon separates from the body, and it turns into the body of a super robot, Gaiking. He gets in Gaiking, fights against the monster, and beats it.

He learns that there is an enemy that plots to conquer the world, and he leaves for another world, Darius, to stop the plot.

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Opening Theme

"GAIKING" by Psychic Lover

Ending Theme

#1:"Boku ni Dekiru Koto (ボクニデキルコト)" by Hideaki Tokunaga (eps 1-26)
#2: "Oh! My God" by Psychic Lover (eps 27-38)
#3: "GAIKING" by Psychic Lover (ep 39)

Feb 3, 2009
Horacio-ssu (All reviews)
The remake of the classic Gaiking generally stays true to the general aesthetic of classic Super Robot shows of the 70's. But there are subtle changes. The evil villains are not always so evil, and the heroes are never invincible; a simple final move away from winning the match. Like Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann after it, Gaiking successfully homages and parodies the super robot shows of the past, while creating its own unique flavor to make in the end, an incredibly satisfying watching experience.

The music is evocative; an outstanding vocal theme kicking in as the heroes turn the situation in their favor, and the voice read more
Jan 4, 2010
Uthred (All reviews)
Gaiking is extremely enjoyable, but does require the same kind of acceptance of genre tropes as most "traditional" super robot shows, as its a genre I like though this is something of a non-issue for myself (and really should be a non-issue for anyone - its like watching a slasher flick and complaining when someone goes off alone). The robot designs are fairly "retro" in appearance, which isn’t overly surprising as this is a "re-imagining" of an earlier anime series (one which you don’t need to be familiar with). The animation is fluid and the plot development, while not amazing, is certainly a cut above read more
Jan 9, 2009
az_0k (All reviews)
In a lot of ways, Gaiking feels like Eureka Seven. Boy meets girl, big mecha, boy boards a big ship, girl has mysterious power, etc., except to compare Gaiking to E7 is simply an insult to the latter one. But let's do some comparisons anyways:

E7: communication leads to understanding, understanding leads to trust.
Gaiking: kill monsters

E7: finding out the mysteries surrounding the Corallians
Gaiking: kill monsters

Eureka VS Lulu: Eureka was inspired by Rei from EVA but with genuine character development and actual feelings, the two things make her such a great character (she also has some steels in her!). Lulu likes Daiya, that's it.

Renton VS Daiya: Renton read more

Recent News

Toei Produces Pilot CGI Anime of Gaiking

According to the official website, Toei Animation produced a pilot movie of Gaiking remake work. The CGI pilot will be shown at Tokyo International Anime Fair 2010 more

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