Gowapper 5 Gordam

Goliath the Super Fighter

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Go Wapper 5 Go Dam, Gowappa 5 Godam
Japanese: ゴワッパー5ゴーダム
English: Goliath the Super Fighter
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Type: TV
Episodes: 36
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 1976 to Dec 29, 1976
Premiered: Spring 1976
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.101 (scored by 540540 users)
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Ranked: #89832
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Popularity: #12569
Members: 1,342
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Five youths from Edo City explore a strange rocky island and discover the mecha that Doctor Hoarai had been creating in order to resist the impending attack by a race of subterranean rock people.

Doctor Hoarai was ridiculed by the scientific community for his predictions that such an attack would take place. The youths decide to join the doctor (who was dead but had transferred his mind into a computer) in piloting the vehicles and protecting Earth. The Gowapper 5 Gordam team is born! With the aid of the giant fighting robot Gordam, the Gowapper team under the leadership of Youko Misaki must face the hordes of the inhuman subterranean people.

(Source: AniDB)


Gowapper was the first super robot anime to feature a female as the leader and main character. The concept of a group of young adults gathering to fight evil can be seen in other Tatsunoko works such as Science Ninja Team Gatchaman and in manga written by Tatsuo Yoshida and Ippei Kuri, but as of 2008, the only other Tatsunoko production featuring a female lead is Time Bokan 2000: Kaitou Kiramekiman. Gowappa 5 Gordam has a bright theme song and light-hearted situations, but the story also includes more serious parts, and there are episodes that end on a rather bitter note. (Source: Wikipedia)

Characters & Voice Actors


Toriumi, Hisayuki
Director, Chief Animation Director
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Episode Director
Nishimaki, Hideo
Episode Director
Wakabayashi, Ichirou
Theme Song Lyrics


Opening Theme

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"Ikuzo! Gordam (行くぞ!ゴーダム)" by Mizuki Ichirou, Young Fresh

Ending Theme

"Gowapper 5 no Uta (ゴワッパー5の歌)" by Mizuki Ichirou, Young Fresh


Sep 3, 2023
A relatively obscure show that came out during Tatsunoko’s heyday, the most notable aspect of Godam today would probably have to be the fact that it is one of, if not the earliest anime where the main hero team has a female lead. Even apart from this though, Godam is a fun show, and features many of the strengths of peak Tatsunoko; features common across most of their output prior to Yoshida Tatsuo’s passing, including a simple but engaging story, visually distinct and memorable character designs, and great action sequences.

The show was directed by Toriumi Hisayuki, a key member of early Tatsunoko, who prior to ...

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