Tetsujin 28-gou


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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Iron Man 28, Tetsujin 28-go
Japanese: 鉄人28号
English: Gigantor
Spanish: Gigantor
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Type: TV
Episodes: 96
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 20, 1963 to May 27, 1965
Premiered: Fall 1963
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Eiken
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #67462
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Popularity: #9347
Members: 3,564
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Dr.Haneda was developing experimental giant robot warriors to fight the allies during the Second World War, but before his creations could see action, Allied bombs destroyed the facility and killed him. A decade later criminals discovered two of the surviving prototypes, #26 and 27 in the series, and used the remote controlled robots to commit a number of crimes. Young Shotaro Haneda, the twelve year old son of Dr.Haneda, did some investigating and discovered that the mob were hunting for the twenty-eighth robot in the series, rumoured to be the most powerful of them all. Racing the villains, Shotaro discovers the robot first, along with Dr.Shikashima, a colleague of his father's who was also believed killed by the Allied bombing. Together the two prevent Tetusjin-28 (the robot's official designation) from falling into the hands of the bad guys, and decide to dedicate him to peace rather than war.

Shotaro fought crime for a long time, supported by Dr.Shikashima, who would repair Tetsujin-28 when he was damaged, and by police officer Otsuka. Shotaro even battled the alien Magmans, invaders from the planet Magma, who came to Earth late in his career, bringing their own giant robots, Magma X and Gold Wolf, with them.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Okawa, Toshimichi
Duke Aces
Theme Song Performance
Yokoyama, Mitsuteru
Original Creator
Furukawa, Taku
In-Between Animation


Opening Theme

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1: "Tetsujin 28-gou (鉄人28号)" by Duke Aces (デューク・エイセス)
2: "Tetsujin 28-gou no Uta (鉄人28号の歌)" by Nishirokugou Shounenshoujo Gasshoudan (西六郷少年少女合唱団)

Ending Theme

1: "Shoutarou no March (Instrumental) (正太郎マーチ (インストゥルメンタル))" composed and arranged by Nobuyoshi Koshibe (越部信義)
2: "Susume Shoutarou (進め正太郎)" by Nishirokugou Shounenshoujo Gasshoudan (西六郷少年少女合唱団)


Dec 6, 2019
Tetsujin 28-gou is an production that concluded my journey with 1963 animes. And hell naaaah, I didn't expect dat. It was definitely one of the best animes I've seen in my life. What a great, great work. I'm stunned and truly sad this anime has come to an end. And wondering why I skipped it for so many years. Journey through 1963 was fair, without suprises - well until I finally got to see infamous Gigantor. And as it's quite common - the series is another 'first ever' this time it's first ever super robot anime ever (Laputa or Gurren Lagan are other famous animes ...
Mar 5, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (1/96 eps)
I just checked this out for the purposes of satisfying my curiosity. As the first anime revolving around a robot and I suppose being the progenitor of the mecha genre, its an interesting artifact to take a glance at. The episodic nature of the show isn't particularly suited to my taste, but it is certainly an interesting glimpse back in time to what people perceived the major scientific problems of the day were - radiation (cold war), polar exploration (another competition centered around a clash of political ideologies) and a forward looking scientific idealism and obsession of robotics that continues to this day in Japan. ...

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