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Juusenki L-Gaim

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Heavy Metal L-Gaim
Japanese: 重戦機エルガイム


Type: TV
Episodes: 54
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 4, 1984 to Feb 23, 1985
Premiered: Winter 1984
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Sotsu, Starchild Records
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.821 (scored by 590 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #44152
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6313
Members: 3,428
Favorites: 12
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In the year 3990, the immortal Oldna Poseidal rules Pentagona, a war-torn solar system of five planets. Daba Myroad is a survivor of the Yaman Clan, just one of numerous native societies nearly wiped out by the tyrant. Living on the remote planet Koam with his friend Mirao Kyao, Daba possesses L-Gaim, a humanoid mecha known commonly as a "Heavy Metal" and the last known relic of the Yaman Clan. The pair befriend Fanneria Amu, an aspiring actress, and Lilith Fau, the last surviving fairy in Pentagona while on the run from a band of thieves attempting to steal L-Gaim.

Daba promises to fulfill the dying wish of one of the thieves hunting him—an honorable act that leads him to the powerful merchant Amandara Kamandara. With their mission in sight, the ragtag group will face powerful adversaries and become entangled in a rebellion against Poseidal's reign.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Director, Storyboard, Original Creator
Imagawa, Yasuhiro
Episode Director, Storyboard
Iuchi, Shuji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Oonogi, Hiroshi

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#1: "L-Gaim~ TIME FOR L-GAIM (エルガイム-Time for L.GAIM-)" by MIO (eps 1-25)
#2: "Kaze no No Reply (風のノー・リプライ)" by Mami Ayukawa (eps 26-54)

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"Starlight Shower (スターライト・シャワー)" by MIO

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Sep 1, 2013
roothands (All reviews)
One of my favorite movie critics once wrote, "if a movie is this entertaining, can it really be considered BAD?" He was talking about the film "Dreamcatcher", but I think that sentiment could easily be applied to Heavy Metal L-GAIM.

I will start off by saying that no, L-GAIM is not really a good anime. But it IS entertaining, and if you are a big fan of either Yoshiyuki Tomino or Mamoru Nagano, I would consider this a must-watch series. L-GAIM was the series that Sunrise released right before Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and some of the characters (Daba Myroad and Fanelia Amu for example) superficially read more
Mar 13, 2016
Quiddity131 (All reviews)
Heavy Metal L-Gaim was one of several mecha series director Yoshiyuki Tomino created during the mid-80’s before Sunrise had him working on Gundam practically full-time. As such it provides you with an original story that while sharing certain similarities to his other works, is completely self-contained and can be watched at any time.

L-Gaim takes place in the Pentagona system, a system of several planets, ruled by the immortal Oldna Poseidal. The show focuses in particular on Daba Myroad, a teenage boy who pilots the titular mecha L-Gaim, and his various friends including the goofy Mirao Kyao, the aspiring actress Fanneria Amu, former member of the read more


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