Giant Robo the Animation: Chikyuu ga Seishi Suru Hi


Giant Robo the Animation: The Day the Earth Stood Still

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Japanese: ジャイアントロボ THE ANIMATION 地球が静止する日
English: Giant Robo the Animation: The Day the Earth Stood Still
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 7
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 23, 1992 to Jan 25, 1998
Producers: Bandai Visual
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 49 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.781 (scored by 76067,606 users)
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Ranked: #10072
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Popularity: #4233
Members: 26,779
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Synopsis

In a future to come humanity enjoys a new age of prosperity thanks to Dr. Shizuma's invention of a revolutionary renewable energy source: the Shizuma Drive. But this peace is threatened by Big Fire, a cabal seeking world domination. Against Big Fire the International Police Organisation dispatches a collection of superpowered warriors and martial artists, together with Daisaku Kusama, inheritor and master of Earth's most powerful robot, Giant Robo.

By capturing an abnormal Shizuma Drive which is essential to Big Fire's plans the IPO ignites a desperate conflict between the two groups. The coming battle will test Daisaku's resolve to the utmost, reveal the ghastly truth behind the creation of the Shizuma Drive, and bring human civilization to its knees!

Giant Robo is a character-driven adventure in a retro-futuristic setting, drawing on influences from opera, kung-fu cinema, wuxia stories and classic mecha anime. It incorporates characters from the works of the manga author Mitsuteru Yokoyama but it is designed to be a stand-alone story.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Zhuge, Liang

Supporting
Nakamura, Tadashi
Japanese

Taisou

Supporting
Wakamoto, Norio
Japanese

Genya

Supporting
Ogawa, Shinji
Japanese

Chuujou, Shizuo

Supporting
Kayumi, Iemasa
Japanese

Ko-Enshaku

Supporting

Staff

Shizuno, Koubun
Co-Director
Maseba, Yutaka
Producer
Imagawa, Yasuhiro
Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Creator
Date, Kensei
Sound Director


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Reviews

Sep 8, 2023
Giant Robo is a remarkably strange anime. it's opening episode starts in media res and through exposition and characters' interactions we are made to feel that we are being caught up with a story previously seen on a lenghty classical 80s anime and what we are about to see is the crowning arc of the tale that had not been previously animated. We get hintsand glimpses of a succession of robots defeated in the past, of deep seated rivalries, origin stories, mysteries, and character arcs. However, when you take a minute to check if you maybe should watch that series before you watch this, ...
Jan 15, 2024
The setting of the background applies to the Water Margin, which also adds some spoof to the story. Moreover, there is a lot of investment in animation production. Therefore, it should be a relatively sophisticated work in the 90s.

However, one thing that stings me is that the title is suspected of fraud. Under the guarantee that each episode lasts at least forty minutes, it does not make people feel that the whole story has any intuitive connection with the giant robot. Tbh, even removing the hero and his robot doesn't seem to affect the story much, because they are not the center of the story. ...
May 15, 2017
Mixed Feelings
This series is a tricky beast. On paper it should be the perfect anime for me. I love the style of Post-Tezuka Manga/Anime, so character designs that embrace the look of the era like these sold me on watching it alone. The show's premise too seems interesting. A new energy source that turns out to be far less perfect than we initially believed. Dueling agencies of secret agent martial artists duking it out in the best wuxia battles this side of Crouching Tiger. This show should be amazing, but sadly, it falls a bit flat. And Here's Why

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-The art design in this show is ...

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