Machine Robo: Battle Hackers
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|Machine Robo: Battle Hackers|
(Machine Robo: Butchigiri Battlehackers)
|Anime television series|
|Network||TV Tokyo, Cartoon Network Japan|
|Original run||1987-06-03 – 1987-12-30|
Machine Robo: Battle Hackers (マシンロボ ぶっちぎりバトルハッカーズ Mashin Robo: Butchigiri Batoruhakkāzu?) is a Japanese animated television series produced by Ashi Productions. It ran on TV Tokyo from June 3, 1987 through December 30, 1987.
Connection to Revenge of Cronos
In the finale of Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos, the Machine Robo decide to leave planet Cronos after defeating Gandler so that they can fight against evil in a new dimension. When they cross the dimensional barrier, the Machine Robo (sans Rom and Leina Stol) appear on Electronic Planet B1 with no memory of events from the previous series.
In the year 406AE, the Electronic Planet B-1 falls prey to the Mechanoid space gang Gurendos. To fight back against them, the Machine Robo join forces to form the Algo Republic. Meanwhile, a large starship with five humans in suspended animation malfunctions and crash lands on B-1. Emerging from their ship, they find themselves caught up in the struggle between the Gurendos forces and the Algo Republic, eventually joining forces with the rough-and-tumble bunch of Machine Robo known as the Battle Hackers team to help save B-1 and eventually find a way back to Earth. In the final episode it is discovered that the robotic wars of Electronic Planet B1 were created by humans as a testing ground for arms traders.
- "マシンロボ ぶっちぎりバトルハッカーズ(1987)". allcinema.net (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
- Machine Robo: Butchigiri Battle Hackers at the Internet Movie Database
- Machine Robo: The Running Battlehackers (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia