Golion, a powerful sentient robot, abuses his great powers by attacking and killing creatures known as Deathblack Beastmen, boasting that no one could defeat him. A divine space being punishes Golion for his arrogance and abuse by seperating him into 5 different lion robots. In the year 1999, a group of 5 young men return to Earth after a space voyage, only to find it ravaged by nuclear war. After encountering the alien race known as the Galra, the 5 youths end up on the planet Altea, and learn that the 5 lion robots that Golion was split into are in hibernation in various parts of Altea. Somehow, they must reunite the lions and form Golion, the only hope for the human race.
Voltron is the surface of what GoLion has to offer. GoLion is violent, dark, and gritty, but still manages to keep qualities that make it funny and kid friendly (by Japanese standards). We see disturbing portrayals of torture and slavery in a very clear and direct presentation, and we truly see how difficult the war between Planet Altea and the Galra Empire truly is when we see the death of innocents. The... read more
Voltron (Golion in Japan) is an old but quite famous mecha adventure. We can say that it’s the series that advertised the mecha genre in America and eventually to the rest of the world. It opened a path for the later more quality series such as Macross, Gundam, and Patlabor to cross with ease. That alone gives it a lot of historical value but beyond that, it’s just another mecha series with... read more
|Kikou Kantai Dairugger XV||TV||1982|
|Voltron: Fleet of Doom||TV Special||1986|