Muteki Choujin Zanbot 3

Invincible Superman Zanbot 3

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Synonyms: Muteki Choujin Zambot 3, Zambot 3, Zanbot 3, Invincible Superman Zambot 3
Japanese: 無敵超人サンボット3
English: Invincible Superman Zanbot 3
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Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 1977 to Mar 25, 1978
Premiered: Fall 1977
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #32582
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Popularity: #8128
Members: 5,063
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There once existed a planet named Beal, until it was wiped out by the mysterious entity known as Gaizok. The few remaining survivors escaped to Earth and split into three families, named Jin, Kamie, and Kamikita respectively. While attempting to start a new life, the collectively known "Jin Family" prepared for the inevitable Gaizok invasion on Earth and its giant mechanical beasts known as "Mecha Boosts". In order to defend their new home, they have built three vehicles which when combined form the mighty Zambot 3. The Jin Family must not only defend against Gaizok attacks, but also harsh criticisms from the very people they protect, who blame the Jin Family for the invasion in the first place.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Original Creator, Key Animation
Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Sound Director
Yamazaki, Kazuo
Episode Director, Storyboard
Sadamitsu, Shinya
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Ike! Zambot 3 (行け!ザンボット3)" by The Chirps, Kouichiro Hori, The Bluesun Four

Ending Theme

"Uchuu no Hoshi yo Eien ni (宇宙の星よ永遠に)" by The Chirps, Kouichiro Hori, The Bluesun Four


Apr 19, 2023
Zambot 3 is an absolutely buck-wild anime about a squad of kids piloting mecha and learning about the true horrors of war! Death, terrorism, refugee crises, war crimes, PTSD, the whole nine yards! All the while featuring a catchy and upbeat theme-song which *totally* does not lend itself to some serious tonal dissonance the longer the series goes on!

Our main protagonist, Jin Kappei, is introduced to us with a motorcycle chase that culminates in an anchor-wielding duel with the leader of a biker gang. Said duel is immediately interrupted by a giant tentacle kaiju, and instead of running Kappei decides to wrestle the damn thing. ...
Oct 10, 2017
If folks wonder where famous Gundam director Yoshiyuki Tomino got his infamous moniker of "Kill Em All", Zambot 3 is an obscure, yet notable, mecha title that first showcased Tomino's habit of creating high kill counts with mecha titles he would direct. A fairly standard entry in the "super robot" mecha genre at a glance, Zambot 3 focuses on the efforts of the Jin family who learn they are descendants of an alien race whose home planet was wiped out by the Gaizok race. Seeking to protect Earth from destruction, the Jins utilize the alien technology left behind by their ancestors to combat the Gaizok.

On ...
May 9, 2010
It's very rare to watch an animated series and be genuinely horrified or shocked by what you're seeing. The other shows I can think of that really achieved this were Legend of the Galactic Heroes, FLAG and Dougram, but that's more because they starkly depict war crimes and political corruption that can hit very close to home in the current political climate.

Zanbot is very different. It sets itself up with a perky theme tune and plucky kids as the main characters and you expect a traditional super robot show.

Then it doesn't come. What you get is something hard to watch at times simply because it ...

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