Giant Robo

Alt titles: Giant Robo The Animation: Chikyuu ga Seishi Suru H, Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still

OVA (7 eps)
1992 - 1998
3.778 out of 5 from 755 votes
Rank #2,152

In the near future, a small team of scientists have solved the world’s energy problems with the Shizuma Device. While the development of the device was hampered by a chilling disaster, the device is now viewed as the ideal power supply; it is clean, recyclable, and can be used to power every device imaginable. However, the terrorist group Big Fire has found a way to recreate the disaster that was triggered during the item’s development, in every Shizuma Device around the world. It is up to InterPol, a group of justice specialists with extraordinary powers, to stop this nefarious plan and save the world with the help of their trump card known as Giant Robo and the young Kusama Daisaku, the crux of the robot’s power.

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Welcome to my fourth Anime-Planet community review. In this review I will be looking at the epic seven episode OVA called Giant Robo. This had no reviews until now? This is blasphemy of the highest order. Well, now a voice has come to say and recommend this anime. Please comment and review my review. I appreciate compliments and criticism. Thanks. Story; The events take place in the near future, ten years after the advent of the Shizuma Drive triggers the third energy revolution. The series follows the master of the titular Robo, Daisaku Kusama, and the Experts of Justice, an international police organization locked in battle with the Big Fire (BF) Group, a secret society hell-bent on world domination. While incomplete, do not let that stop you from watching this beautiful piece of entertainment. Animation; Started in 1992 and finished in 1998, Giant Robo's animation is just absolutely amazing. For being made in the 1990's, it felt like it was made just in the middle to late 00's. It's some of the most beautiful and clean animation I've ever seen from the 1990's. It took Yasuhiro Imagawa so long to make because he continuously used up all the budget they had given him on each episode. The result is his masterwork, Giant Robo. Nothing he can do will ever compare or hold up to this. Sound; Giant Robo's soundtrack was composed, arranged and conducted by Japanese Academy Award nominee Masamichi Amano and performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir. The music ranges from grand pieces to more light-hearted tracks. The music of Giant Robo has been called one of animation's crowning achievements and that is no lie here. Each 45 minute episode (sometimes longer, sometimes shorter) felt like a genuine movie thanks to the A+ soundtrack. Characters; Noble heroism and noble villainy. Both are displayed heavily. You will fall in love with the heroes of the Experts of Justice or the villains of the Big Fire Organization. All of them are likable. Giant Robo is considered to be a character drama, as each episode passes, you will fall deeper and deeper into the character's depth until you simply just cannot breath. Daisaku's growth as a character was fantastic to watch, from a boy to a man, whether he wanted to grow up so fast or not. The result of this drama drove me to tears. It will most likely do the same to you. Overall; Giant Robo is considered a true classic of anime. With each episode varied in time 35-60 minutes each, each episode is like a movie, it sounds and feels like one. It's over-the-top action and adventure will leaving you with a massive grin on your face. It was so over-the-top, those who watch the last episode after watching the first six, have known to combust spontaneously - it's that good! This is a must-watch and must-own to all anime fans. Truly a masterpiece in every sense of the word. Go watch it now. Do not question it, JUST DO IT.

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