Austral Island is located 2,000 km south from Samoa islands. The existence of the island was removed from the official records, and Tagami Yuu made a journey to search for the reason.
He sailed for the island with Dr. Waive who was his father's friend, Doris who is the daughter of Dr. Waive, and Captain who is the friend of Dr. Waive. On their way to the island, GAIL, the international conglomerate, and gangster, Cougar Connection lead by Lady Lynx attacked them.
They managed to arrive at the island, but suddenly a mysterious monster began to attack them. When they became ready for death, a blue giant robot appeared. It destroyed the monster and saved them. Although it was an existence far beyond human knowledge, it reminded Yuu of something warm and familiar.
It was Giant Gorg which is called "Messenger of the God" by the inhabitants of the island. Escaping from the attack of GAIL's assault team, Gorg guided Yuu into the underworld. There, he found alien's relic and an alien who woke up after 30,000 years' sleep.
I just wanted to draw some attention to Kyoshin Gorg (Giant Gorg). An anime that (at time of making this review) has only been viewed by 205 MAL users. Despite being as good as it is.
If you like adventure anime you will love Giant Gorg, It dives straight into the plot from episode 1, it does a very good job of introducing the initial main characters as well as giving you a nice overview of what's going on. It really doesn't waste any time at all with each episode bringing a new turn to the adventure.
This anime was made in 1984 however the quality of
the animation was superb for the time, obviously if you're someone who can't handle old styled animation then this isn't for you. However like I said the anīmation was actually very good and flowed perfectly from start to finish. If you hadn't known when it was made going into it you definitely wouldn't have been able to guess how early it was made.
Kyoshin Gorg has a fantastic range of characters, it's definitely the most racially diverse selection of characters I've seen in any anime, it even has aliens.
Main character Yuu is a refreshing protagonist, he has just lost his father and is going to visit his dads companion Dr. Wave in America to find out about Austral Island (the place his dad had spent his life researching). He has a positive adventurous spirit and cares deeply about his friends (he's voiced by the same Seiyuu as Luffy from One Piece).
Dr. Wave is the scientist of the group, he's not much use when it comes to fighting but he has his moments. Dorris is Dr. Waves little sister and the love interest of Yuu (kind of) honestly I found her a little annoying at times and she doesn't do much more than just tag along, but she wasn't a bad character. Argos the dog, he's just a normal dog but he's very clever and helps out in several ways.
Captain, by far my favorite character, he's Dr. Waves best friend but he is also a cold mercenary who has most of the action centred around him. His accuracy with tanks and bazookas is incredible and even his hand to hand combat strength is amazing. This is an anime which is set in the real world so the weapons are guns, tanks, knives, attack helicopters etc. (with the exception of the mecha obviously) and Captain looks badass no matter what he uses.
There are 2 initial antagonists who I wont go into details with. Lady Lynx, a hot gang leader who is very skilled in combat and has many loyal followers and Rod Balboa, the successor to a humongous corporation with an interest in Austral Island and all the money and weapons in the world at his disposal.
Giant Gorg is very enjoyable, in fact the enjoyment you get whilst watching it might even be it's best quality. It's a fun one although it has some really violent scenes and dark moments. It might not be something you watch in one go, it might even be an anime you watch over the course of a few weeks. They just don't make anime like this anymore and I'm sure many of you will find an anime that has no characters with special powers, no half naked girls with ginormous tits and no unrealistic characters refreshing.