Kikou Kantai Dairugger XV

Armored Fleet Dairugger XV

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Alternative Titles

English: Armored Fleet Dairugger XV
Synonyms: Dairugger XV, Armored Fleet/Armada Dairugger XV, Vehicle Force Voltron, Dairugger 15, Voltron of The Near Universe
Japanese: 機甲艦隊ダイラガーXV


Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 3, 1982 to Mar 23, 1983
Premiered: Spring 1982
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, SpaceSpace
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #67002
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Popularity: #9167
Members: 2,131
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In the original storyline as aired in Japan, Dairugger XV was simply an exploration robot, as well as an intended peace-keeping force. The Earth is in a time of prosperity. The president of the Terran League (the "Galaxy Alliance" in Voltron) launches a mission to explore beyond the galaxy. After commencing its mission of exploration, the starship Rugger-Guard is attacked by a ship of the Galbeston Empire. Dairugger, the super robot, is deployed in order to defend the Earth. It is somewhat by fate that they must help the people of Galbeston find a new planet before it explodes, and liberate it from its despotic Emperor. In the Japanese version, it does not have anything to do with King of the Beasts GoLion, as opposed to the U.S. version, Voltron: Defender of the Universe.

There are three assault team units: Land, Air, and Sea. There are a total of 15 parts referred to as "Rugger," which can combine together to form the super-robot Dairugger. The design of the 15 separate Rugger units came from the sport of rugby, since 15 players are required to form a rugby union. The U.S. version would rename the "Galbeston Empire" to "Drule Empire," along with editing a fair amount of violence and sexual content to keep the show safe for general audience broadcast.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Manabu, Aki

Furukawa, Toshio

Asimov, Dick

Yada, Kouji


Ginga, Banjou


Ginga, Banjou


Shiozawa, Kaneto


Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kuriyama, Yoshihide
Episode Director
Fujikawa, Keisuke
Theme Song Lyrics, Series Composition
Kawatsu, Kouichi
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

"Ginga no Seishun (銀河の青春)" by Kouichi Kawatsu

Ending Theme

"Ai wo Tsutaeru Tabi (愛をつたえる旅)" by Kouichi Kawatsu

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