Densetsu Kyojin Ideon

Space Runaway Ideon

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Synonyms: Ideon, Legendary Giant-God Ideon, Great God Legend Ideon
Japanese: 伝説巨神イデオン
English: Space Runaway Ideon
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Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 8, 1980 to Jan 30, 1981
Premiered: Spring 1980
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo, Sotsu
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, SpaceSpace
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.041 (scored by 38263,826 users)
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Ranked: #37932
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Popularity: #4961
Members: 16,220
Favorites: 116

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Mankind has traveled to the stars and come across various alien civilizations, now long dead. Upon discovering the archaeological remains of such a civilization on the planet Solo, humanity finally has its first encounter with a living alien species: the Buff Clan. When Karala Ajiba, the daughter of the Buff Clan's military leader, sets foot on the surface of Solo, the Buff Clan launches a brutal assault on the colony to retrieve her.

In order to escape, Cosmo Yuki, Kasha Imhof, and Bes Jordan climb aboard three trucks, which soon transform into the giant humanoid robot Ideon. When the settlement on Solo is destroyed, the survivors board a recently discovered spaceship—the Solo Ship—and flee, endeavoring to get away from the aliens and finally find peace. The relentless Buff Clan, however, is still in hot pursuit and will not give up so easily.

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The series won the Animage Anime Grand Prix Award in 1980.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Director, Storyboard, Theme Song Lyrics
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Takizawa, Toshifumi
Episode Director
Sadamitsu, Shinya
Episode Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
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"Fukkatsu no Ideon" by Taira Isao

Ending Theme

"Cosmos ni Kimi to" by Toda Keiko

Feb 21, 2015
Let's be honest here. You're probably interested in this series because of the movie's reputation, and you're wondering if the TV show is worth watching. Let's get this out of the way first: you CAN skip the TV series and just watch A Contact (the compilation movie) followed by Be Invoked (the new and improved ending). This may be fine for you: you'll get skip some of the repetitive bits of the series, but you'll also skip characterization. While the TV show is a bit slow at times, A Contact and Be Invoked try to cram everything together... things develop a ...
Jul 28, 2012
First of all, i usually don't make reviews, but i will make a exception just because i loved this anime and its movies by all my heart, and will be a quick review.
and please forgive me, i'm NOT good at writing reviews nor good at expressing my thoughts in English because my English isn't that muchl..

Ok, now, Ideon isn't a typical anime which anybody can watch or enjoy,
it's an anime that can be watched by hardcore mecha anime, classic anime fans, and or Tomino's fans.

Ideon's story was unique, one of kind gets interesting as the series progresses to a degree you became on your edge ...
Jan 14, 2021
This is Tomino's masterpiece. I don't mean that in the sense that this is a perfect anime by any means. But it is trying so much. All of his ideas are laid out plainly here and wrapped up in a very final way by the movie afterward. I would say Tomino spent the rest of his career chasing after the ideas and themes laid out over the course of this series. There is more of this in Zeta Gundam than 0079. You can see a lot of different aspects of things in this series very plainly being expounded upon in Zeta, ZZ and Victory Gundam ...

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