Densetsu Kyojin Ideon: Hatsudou-hen

The Ideon: Be Invoked

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English: The Ideon: Be Invoked
Japanese: 伝説巨神イデオン 発動篇


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 10, 1982
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: Sci-FiSci-Fi, SpaceSpace, DramaDrama, MechaMecha
Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.831 (scored by 26072,607 users)
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Ranked: #7862
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Popularity: #5940
Members: 7,131
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Pushed out to the far reaches of the galaxy, the crew of the Solo Ship faces impossible odds of survival. With the Earth destroyed and the remnants of the Buff Clan pushing them to their limit, the Ideon shows as the last line of defense for the battered remains of humanity.

As the tensions of their last stand rack up on their minds, Captain Bes Jordan and pilot Cosmo Yuuki race against the clock to protect their final opportunity of survival, even as desperation eats away at the minds of their loved ones. Using any weapons left at their disposal, the crew desperately fight on to protect themselves in the cold clutches of space, punished with a final duel against Harulu Ajiba, who is now desperate to reclaim the honor lost in her father's eyes.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takizawa, Toshifumi
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Director, Original Creator
Matsuzaki, Kenichi
Script, Screenplay
Tomita, Sukehiro


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Apr 27, 2010
MS06FZ (All reviews)
It is difficult to write a review of The Ideon: Be Invoked without also writing about A Contact. It's not recommended you watch this film without having seen either the full series or the first movie.

However, if you have the context needed from having watched the preceding events, Be Invoked is a truly excellent ending to the show. The essential idea behind The Ideon is that it subverts the idea of super robots being man's servants against an alien menace by giving the titular robot a form of mind of its own, and removing the element of human control.

The events of Be Invoked pick up read more
Mar 24, 2016
Quiddity131 (All reviews)
The Ideon: Be Invoked is the thrilling conclusion to the Space Runaway Ideon franchise. In my eyes this is one of the best anime movies of all time and still is today, almost 35 years after its release.

A little bit of background is necessary coming into this movie. Space Runaway Ideon was a television series that aired from 1980 to 1981. Originally intended to last a full year, the show got cancelled after 39 episodes. The show’s director and much of the crew had been involved with the show Mobile Suit Gundam, which had suffered a similar fate, but had been provided with a read more
Jul 10, 2020
brandotendie (All reviews)
The Ideon: Be Invoked ran so End of Evangelion could fly.

i haven't been THIS slackjawed at anything anime since my first watch of End of Evangelion several years ago.

absolutely masterful. the best payoff i've gotten from the groundwork of a preceding TV show tie-in since motherfucking Fire Walk with Me. it's THAT amazing.

the sheer amount of emotions this film puts you through as it boils to a mind-melting fever point is overWHELMING. the previous 39 (well, 38 really if we have to discount the final episode) episodes completely lull us into believing in the in-world plot armor; everyone on board the Solo Ship and the read more
Feb 22, 2015
TwoSevenTwo (All reviews)
"Be Invoked" is absolutely fantastic, but it doesn't stand on its own (unless you just like pretty animation and gruesome deaths). If you want to care at all about any of the characters or understand any of what's going on, you'll either have to watch "A Contact" or the TV show first, neither of which quite match the standards of Be Invoked. If you watch "A Contact", you'll get a compressed version and miss much of the characterization. If you watch the TV series, you're in for a long haul of 39 episodes, some of which are just garbage, but the last read more

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Why do people say this was a BAD END Tomino show?
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