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Magne Robo Gakeen

Magne Robo Gakeen
マグネロボ・ガ・キーン
(Magunerobo Ga Kiin)
Genre Mecha
Anime television series
Directed by Tomoharu Katsumata
Studio Toei Animation
Network TV Asahi
Original run September 5, 1976June 26, 1977
Episodes 39

Magne Robo Gakeen (マグネロボ・ガ・キーン Magunerobo Ga Kiin) is a Japanese anime television series that aired from 1976 to 1977 in Japan. There were 39 episodes. It is also referred to as "Magnerobo Ga-Keen", "'Gakeen Supermagnetron", "'Gakeen Magnetic Robot", "Robotman Gakeen", "Gakeen". Outside of Japan, several episodes were edited and cobbled together into a movie-length feature, and in this format it is also known as Magnos the Robot or Renegade Force.[1]

Contents

  • Story 1
  • Concept 2
  • Characters 3
  • Staff 4
  • DVD 5
  • Merchandise 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Story

Doctor Kazuki, who perceived of an invasion of Earth by the Izaru people builds a robot based on the science of magnetism and sphere joint theory. Undergoing a dangerous augmentation process, Doctor Kazuki's daughter Mai becomes the pilot of "Mighty" or "Magnetman Minus". Takeru Hojo becomes the pilot of "Puraiza" or "Magnetman Plus". The pilots would hold each other and then physically transform their joint bodies in a metallic plate locking itself on the Gakeen (Short for "Gathering Keen") robot's frame thus enabling the super robot to move and fight.

Concept

Gakeen became one of the many super robot series to appear after the seminal works such as Mazinger and Getter Robo opened the floodgates to the genre. The robot was notable for its creative weaponry systems such as cutting fists, Gakeen fists, steel claws, bladed foot. Other specialties include magnetic onslaught, magnetic draw, arm cutter, laser beams, atomic hurricane. The show further extended the transformation into very long complex sequences that would become trendy for similar shows to follow.

Characters

Staff

DVD

In Japan it has been released as a DVD box set. Outside Japan, it was released on an edited 90-minute movie DVD. In Italy the series has been released on the home video market by Yamato Video who presented the whole series since only the first part was broadcast during the 1980s by local TV networks; the second half has a different voice cast.

Merchandise

  • Magne Robo Gakeen's website in Toei Animation (in Japanese)
  • Pictures and summaries of Magne Robo Gakeen's chapters (in Italian)
  • Super Robot
  • Magne Robo Gakeen (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia

External links

  1. ^ "The Vault of Error: Magnos the Robot".  
  2. ^ GaKeen Toys. "Robotman Series." GaKeen Toys. Retrieved on 2006-11-21.

References

CM's Corporation then released a Brave Gokin version of Gakeen in September 2008.

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