Daikuu Maryuu Gaiking

Dino Mech Gaiking

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 大空魔竜ガイキング
English: Dino Mech Gaiking
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Type: TV
Episodes: 44
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 1976 to Jan 27, 1977
Premiered: Spring 1976
Broadcast: Thursdays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: Dynamic Planning
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.861 (scored by 807807 users)
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Ranked: #47972
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Popularity: #10243
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Earth is still in danger: aliens from planet Zeraz are willing to invade our planet because theirs is being swallowed by a Black Hole. Led by Great Darius and his four generals, they begin seeding death and destruction. When an ESP warrior is killed by aliens, professor Hi-Tech understands the danger and builds the huge Space Dragon (Daiku Maryuu) piloted by Pete, and the gint robot Gaiking whose pilot is Sanshiro Shiwobuki, an ex-baseball player. Daiku Maryuu is a big dragon shaped spaceship and his head is the Gaiking torso. When the Gaiking enters the action, Daiku Maryuu launches other Gaiking's components and then it re-unite neck with tail, becoming unbreakable.

The story chronicled the battle between the crew of the semi-transformable carrier Daikuu Maryuu and the Super Mecha Gaiking against an invading race of aliens from the planet Zela, whose home planet is facing destruction by a black hole. The robot Gaiking was piloted by a baseball star named Sanshiro Tsuwabuki (Sanshiro's name was changed to Aries Astonopolis for the English version of the show with the carrier being called the "Great Space Dragon", a literal translation of "Daikuu Maryuu". Gaiking was notable for being one of the few super robot series to take place in real places outside of Japan, and for being the first Super Robot series to have a mobile carrier for the chief robots.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Richardson, Pete

Inoue, Makio

Hayami, Bunta

Ogata, Kenichi


Shibata, Hidekatsu

Fan, Li

Tokumaru, Kan


Katou, Osamu


Katsumata, Tomoharu
Takayashiki, Hideo
Episode Director
Iuchi, Shuji
Episode Director
Ochiai, Masamune
Episode Director, Animation Director


Opening Theme

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"Daikuu Maryuu Gaiking (大空魔竜ガイキング)" by Isao Sasaki, Columbia Yurikago Kai

Ending Theme

"Hoshizora no Gaiking (星空のガイキング)" by Isao Sasaki


Mar 20, 2021
Mixed Feelings
(TLDR: Gaiking is decently fun, with episodes ranging from hilariously wacky to pretty boring. If you're just looking for a cheesy classic super robot show without much substance, you're in the right place.)

I watched Gaiking over a year ago at this point, and I've had my notes for this review sitting on my computer ever since. Since I don't spend nearly as much time writing anymore, I never got around to fleshing out those notes into a full review. Rather than trying to finally write cohesive paragraphs out of these thoughts, I'm just going to post all of my headings and year-old bullet points so ...

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