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Densetsu Kyojin Ideon


Alternative Titles

English: Space Runaway Ideon
Synonyms: Ideon, Legendary Giant-God Ideon, Great God Legend Ideon
Japanese: 伝説巨神イデオン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 8, 1980 to Jan 30, 1981
Premiered: Spring 1980
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: Sci-Fi, Space, Drama, Mecha
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.101 (scored by 1,248 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #30162
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3830
Members: 5,511
Favorites: 39
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Episodes: /39

Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

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

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Characters & Voice Actors

Jordan, Bes
Jordan, Bes
Main
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Japanese
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Yuuki, Cosmo
Yuuki, Cosmo
Main
Shioya, Yoku
Japanese
Shioya, Yoku
Ajiba, Karala
Ajiba, Karala
Main
Toda, Keiko
Japanese
Toda, Keiko
Formossa, Sheryl
Formossa, Sheryl
Main
Inoue, You
Japanese
Inoue, You

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

"Fukkatsu no Ideon" by Taira Isao

Edit Ending Theme

"Cosmos ni Kimi to" by Toda Keiko




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TwoSevenTwo
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 read more
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Merridian
Dec 31, 2009
Space Runaway Ideon is perhaps best known for its influence on Neon Genesis Evangelion, along with being one of the works of Yoshiyuki Tomino (of Mobile Suit Gundam fame). Ideon’s success in Japan was only marginal upon its original broadcasting, and was cancelled prior to its originally-scheduled ending (not unlike MS Gundam in this respect). There were enough outcries from fans that the “proper” ending was released theatrically and titled Be Invoked.

Dating from 1980, it shouldn’t come as a surprise how dated it is. I have done my best to write this review with this in mind, and unfortunately, the series has read more
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ZeraX
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 read more
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Quiddity131
Mar 20, 2016
The Ideon franchise is one of my favorite in the mecha genre and is something I’ve been a fan of for a very long time. Originally created as the follow up to director Yoshiyuki Tomino’s most well-known work, Mobile Suit Gundam, Ideon never got the same play that the Gundam franchise eventually got, although it is definitely something worthy of attention in its own right.

Ideon takes place far in mankind’s future. Mankind has searched throughout the stars, finding many long dead alien civilizations. On the planet Solo, they find the sixth such civilization, which left behind various relics such as the three trucks that make read more
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