Sentou Mecha Xabungle

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Synonyms: Blue Gale Xabungle, Combat Mecha Xabungle
Japanese: 戦闘メカザブングル


Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 6, 1982 to Jan 29, 1983
Premiered: Winter 1982
Broadcast: Saturdays at Unknown
Producers: Sotsu
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: MilitaryMilitary, Sci-FiSci-Fi, MechaMecha, ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.201 (scored by 812812 users)
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Ranked: #28282
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Popularity: #7392
Members: 4,121
Favorites: 31

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On the planet Zora exist two societies: the Innocent, an advanced culture that lives in domed cities, and the Civilians, who are forced to live in the harsh desert wilderness. As dictated by the Innocent, any Civilian that commits a crime is forgiven if they are not brought to justice within three days.

Civilian Jiron Amos seeks revenge on the villainous outlaw Timp Sharon who murdered his parents, despite the fact the three-day period has long since passed. Hoping to get his revenge by stealing the mecha Xabungle from the merchant Carrying Cargo, Jiron teams up with a group of bandits known as the Sandrats and kidnaps Cargo's daughter Elchi, who ends up being sympathetic to his cause. Jiron's quest for revenge soon grows into a conflict much bigger—one that will eventually see the Civilians rise up against the Innocents' rule.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Amos, Jiron

Ootaki, Shinya

Cargo, Elchi

Yokoo, Mari

Uralo, Rag

Shimazu, Saeko

Big, Fatman

Ginga, Banjou



Sharon, Timp

Ginga, Banjou

Rank, Arthur

Shiozawa, Kaneto


Ginga, Banjou


Mori, Katsuji

Memuma, Cotsett

Hiromori, Shingo


Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Director, Storyboard, Original Creator
Imagawa, Yasuhiro
Episode Director, Storyboard
Takizawa, Toshifumi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Itou, Tsunehisa


Opening Theme

"Hayate Xabungle (疾風ザブングル)" by Akira Kushida

Ending Theme

"Kawaita Daichi (乾いた大地)" by Akira Kushida

Aug 18, 2019
ggultra2764 (All reviews)
Xabungle is a mish-mash of genres combining westerns, mecha action, sci-fi, and comedy focused on a young man named Jiron Amos who partners up with a gang of sand bandits and the crew of the landship known as the Iron Gear to seek out the whereabouts of the murderer of his family named Timp Sharon. Within the world of Xabungle, mechs called Walker Machines are used by landships to combat one another and there is a three-day rule in place where all crimes have to be resolved within that time or else they are pardoned. In addition, there exist two living beings within the series: read more
Sep 28, 2020
punishedsneed (All reviews)
Xabungle is a Tomino mecha anime that is fully light hearted, it does not take itself seriously. This is a good thing and makes it very enjoyable. There are roots to concepts seen in more serious Tomino mecha anime - like Zeta Gundam - within Xabungle, and the same beats are hit... but while this normally causes the show to feel repetitive if you've seen other mecha works of Tomino, Xabungle is different enough that it doesn't suffer at all from this. I've seen a lot of Tomino mecha anime and while almost all of them are good, they do hit on the same characterization, read more
Apr 26, 2021
Pyro81300 (All reviews)
--NO MAJOR SPOILERS are in this review--

Tomino is often known for his more serious, death filled tragic shows, but the man has also made quite a few lighthearted and fun shows as well. Xabungle is certainly one of them, and it’s also my first experience with a “happy Tomino show”. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but I ended up with a hilarious and extremely fun show.

Xabungle’s story is one that manages to stay fairly interesting. The actual overall plot is good, but what makes it truly compelling are the characters, which I’ll touch on later. It could be perhaps a bit slow at read more

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