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Densetsu Kyojin Ideon: Hatsudou-hen

Alternative Titles

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: Unknown
Genres: Drama, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Space
Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


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The epic conclusion to the Ideon saga, featuring what was meant to be the final 5 episodes of the TV series. The Solo Ship and its crew continue their intense battle with the Buff Clan leading to a final battle that will determine the fate of all life in the universe.

This movie features the last episode of the TV series Space Runaway Ideon (39), and four more episodes (40-43) that were meant to air on TV, but never did since the show was cancelled.

This movie was the second part of a double feature along with "The Ideon: A Contact."

(Source: ANN)


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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
Apr 30, 2009
yaosaku (All reviews)
The Ideon: Be Invoked it's the second and last movie of a compilation of the series Space Runaway Ideon created by the infamous Yoshiyuki (Kill'em all) Tomino.

Story 10/10 the story is very appealing and well developed at least in this second movie, there's a lot of tragedy, a lot of killing, all of them caused because the two enemy factions are unable to understand each other and they make their small diferences bigger then their really are. At the end of it all the hatred, the pride, the desire for vengeance and the willing to live, merge in one of the most epic 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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Poll: The Ideon: Be Invoked Episode 1 Discussion
Beatnik - Sep 13, 2009
17 replies by jbm71 »»
May 18, 3:08 PM
Why do people say this was a BAD END Tomino show?
Bigred2989 - Apr 17, 2009
8 replies by Tenth »»
Dec 29, 2016 8:25 PM