Tetsujin 28-gou (2004)

Tetsujin 28

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Tetsujin 28-go (2004)
Japanese: 鉄人28号 (2004)
English: Tetsujin 28
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2004 to Sep 30, 2004
Premiered: Spring 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Genco
Studios: Palm Studio
Source: Unknown
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MechaMecha
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.291 (scored by 10631,063 users)
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Ranked: #25262
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Popularity: #7710
Members: 4,803
Favorites: 39

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In post-WWII Japan, Prof. Shikishima has built up Shikishima Industries to be a technological powerhouse, working on developing robots. However, at the heart of their success lurks a dark secret from the war, something that cost the life of Prof. Kaneda, the mentor of Prof. Shikishima. Now Kaneda's son, Shoutarou, is about to learn the truth, and it will change him forever.

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Imagawa, Yasuhiro
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition
Oishi, Tatsuya
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Yokoyama, Akitoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation
Nogami, Kazuo
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Tetsujin 28-gou (鉄人28号)" by Roppongi Gasshoudan

Ending Theme

1: "Susume Shoutarou (進め正太郎)" by Roppongi Gasshoudan (eps 1-14,17-25)
2: "Nano ni Anata wa Kyouto e Yuku no (なのにあなたは京都へゆくの)" by Cherish (eps 15-16)

Aug 7, 2010
Having never seen the original Tetsujin 28/Gigantor, I came into this series not really knowing what to expect. The result was one of the best mecha anime I've ever seen, and I don't consider that an exaggeration.

The story is a complex and emotionally-charged one, set immediately after the Second World War and focussing on the American occupation of Japan and its reconstruction. This is handled tastefully and without pulling punches - and although the show is heavily supernatural (drawing on Yokoyama's original ideas and elements of Imagawa's earlier Giant Robo), episodes such as "The Melancholy of Dr Black" and "The Glowing Entity" have both alternate ...
Jan 27, 2010
This was my first series I finished watching in 2010 and what a treat this was! I’m actually quite glad the OP was so misleading, this is a great series, it’s touching, interesting, well written, and varied. This is how series remakes should be.

Plot: 9
The plot is divided into clear arcs, the first 5 episode arc being an 10 rating without a doubt to me. There’s only one episode I could call truly throwaway, it’s not bad per se, but just that one episode is rather cliche ridden and unecessary. The rest of the series, while never being quite as good as the first 5 ...
Jul 4, 2019
Note: this review contains some spoilers beyond the premise but does not discuss conclusions of character or story arcs. It also refers to other works directed by Imagawa.

Built to contribute to the Pacific War effort but only completed after the Japanese surrender, the titular robot in Tetsujin 28-go (2004) was left on an island, abandoned now that it was without purpose. Ten years later it is resurrected, but what place does it have in this new era of peace for Japan? More than just a plot device or action scene prop, the nature of the mecha itself is examined in this series: its reason for ...

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