Five years ago, the young Daiya Tsuwabuki and his father were involved in an accident that destroyed their ship and caused Daiya’s father to disappear. Though Daiya claimed that the accident was the result of an attack by giant monsters, he was ridiculed for his belief. Now, in the present, the same monsters have emerged and attack Daiya’s home island; and when Daiya single-handedly faces them, he runs across a flying dragon-shaped battleship named Daiku-Maryu and joins its crew as the pilot of the super robot Gaiking. Along with the Daiku-Maryu, Daiya sets forth to the inner hidden world of Darius to find his father, and put a stop to the Darius Emperor’s evil schemes.
Gaiking is practically “Getter Robo meets Pokemon”. It has all the usual clichés of old mecha series, backed up by really young pilots who have the same irritating ideals as all kids in game/sports anime do. Well, it is expected, since it is a remake of an older series. As a remake, it is funnier, with better graphics and wackier characters.
The artwork is nothing much ; some generic... read more
|Daikuu Maryuu Gaiking||TV||1976||Original|