Giant Robo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Giant Robo
ジャイアントロボ
(Jaianto Robo)
Genre Action, Mecha, Secret agent
Manga
Written by Mitsuteru Yokoyama
Published by Shogakukan
Kodansha
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday
Original run May 1967March 1968
Portal icon Anime and Manga portal

Giant Robo (ジャイアントロボ Jaianto Robo?) is a manga by Mitsuteru Yokoyama, in which the huge robot of the same name as a title appears. Tokusatsu, Anime, etc. based on this manga were produced.

Since Toei requested a plot for Tokusatsu TV series from Yokoyama, he wrote this manga. Yokoyama made the setting "Giant Robo follows only a hero" for differentiation with his Tetsujin 28 which everyone can control.

Plot[edit]

Part 1[edit]

The secret society "Big Fire" to scheme to conquer the world is furthering Project GR. The special investigation organization of the United Nations dispatches an agent in Country T to interfere with the plan. Daisaku Kusama, the Japanese tourist, is mistaken for the agent, and is abducted by "BF".

Part 2[edit]

Daisaku Kusama comes back alive to Japan barely with GR1. However, "BF" plans the attempt on Daisaku's life to recapture GR1, and they let GR2 and GR3 attack Tokyo.

Part 3[edit]

The bomber carrying a hydrogen bomb crashes into Japanese waters. The hydrogen bomb has already been deprived by "BF" though the bomber is recovered at once. "BF" requires that GR1 should be exchanged for a hydrogen bomb.

Characters[edit]

  • Daisaku Kusama: The Japanese boy who was going to go to Country T to study.
  • Azuma: The chairman of Japanese branch of the special investigation organization of the United Nations.

Robots[edit]

Adaptations[edit]

Adaptaions include: