Mirai Robo Daltanious

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Mirai Robo Daltanious
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Screenshot of Daltanious.
未来ロボ ダルタニアス
Genre Mecha
Anime television series
Directed by Tadao Nagahama (general director)[1]
Katsutoshi Sasaki
Studio Toei Animation
Network Tokyo Channel 12
Original run March 21, 1979March 5, 1980
Episodes 47
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Future Robot Daltanious (未来ロボ ダルタニアス Mirai Robo Darutaniasu?) [2] is an anime series that aired from 1979 to 1980. The show is one of the mecha shows which was and still remains very popular among Asian countries and Italy.

Story[edit]

It is the year 1995. Earth has been conquered by an alien army from the star cluster known as the Akron. The cities of Earth have been destroyed, and the remaining survivors live in harsh shanty towns and villages. Kento, a war orphan, hides within a cave along with his companions in order to escape some bandits.

In the cave, they find the secret base of Doctor Earl, who was an inhabitant of the planet Helios, a planet conquered by the Akron. Doctor Earl then fled to Earth, bringing with him the greatest achievement in Helian technology: the super robot Atlaus, whose power is increased when combined with the intelligent lion robot, Beralios. Doctor Earl entrusts the fight for Earth to Kento, who happens to be a descendant from the long disappeared Helian royal line.

Voice Actors[edit]

Staff[edit]

Concept[edit]

Tadao Nagahama had a heavy influence in the artistic style and direction of the show. The style resembles that of Voltes V and Combattler V.

The main attraction super robot, Daltanious, was formed with 3 components: Atlaus (the main robot), Gunper (the space ship), and Beralios, the mechanical lion which was recovered after the first battle with Akron. The robot is named after the main hero of the Three Musketeers, D'Artagnan.[3] Daltanious is 56 meters tall and weighs 678 tons. Daltanious was the first combining super robot to have an animal component, as well as the first to have a lion's head on its chest; the lion's head would be incorporated into several Brave Series robots, most notably GaoGaiGar.

Daltanious and Voltron[edit]

The Japanese Mirai Robo Daltanious series was originally planned to be adapted by World Events Productions as one act of the Voltron: Defender of the Universe series in the United States and abroad. The intention was for Voltron to have 3 series components made up of Daltanious, Dairugger XV (the "Vehicle Voltron"), and Albegas ("Gladiator Voltron"). When requesting master tapes from Toei Animation for translation purposes, the World Events Productions producers requested the "[The] ones with the lion." Mistakenly, Toei then proceeded to ship World Events copies of Beast King GoLion, another "combining-robot" anime featuring lion-shaped fighters. However, the World Events producers greatly preferred the GoLion series over Daltanious, and the GoLion episodes went on to become the most popular portion of the original Voltron run.[citation needed]

Toys[edit]

As with all Super Robot anime titles, Daltanious had a deluxe die-cast toy replica produced by Popy during its broadcast. In 2011, a new Daltanious toy was released by Bandai in their Soul of Chogokin line.[4][5]

Daltanious Weapons[edit]

Tran Saber トランセイバー : A single handed sword is summoned by the disk placed on the right hip of Daltanious.

Tran Shield トランシールド : A metal shield is summoned by the disk placed on the left hip of Daltanious.

Double Knuckle ダブルナックル : Daltanious punches are launched like rockets, against the enemy.

Gyro Spinner ジャイロスピンナー : Metal blades appears from the golden metal ring on the forearms of Daltanious, to cut through enemies. They can be even launched or combined with Double Knuckle weapon.

Lysander ライサンダー : A crossbow happear on the right forearm of Daltanious, used to shot metal arrows against the enemies.

Sigma Beam シグマビーム : From the four cross on the shoulders and knees of Daltanious, four purple beams are fired and combined into a single, cross-shaped laser beam.

Super Electromagnetic Eraser 超電磁イレーサー : From the mouth of Beralios, a giant ball of fire is shot against the enemy.

Kaenken: Cross Slash - Flaming Sword: Cross Slash 火炎剣・火炎十文字斬り : From the mouth (or eyes) of Beralios, a giant flamberge is summoned, and used to do the final attack of Daltanious, the Flaming Sword Cross Slash.

Cannon Cubic キャノンキュービック : A power-up from episode 29. From the arms of Daltanious, extended to the forearms, a double pair of cannons are summoned, to fire repeatable shots against the enemy.

Chain Slicer チェーンスライサー : A power-up from episode 29. From the right metal disk on the right hip of Daltanious, a chain with a hook and a sickle is summoned, used to grab enemies.

Kaenken: Flame Attack - Flaming Sword: Flame Attack 火炎アタック: Once the Flaming Sword is summoned, a flaming beam is shot against the enemy to spin against it seal its movement, then Daltanious performs the Cross Slash.

Video games[edit]

The series was introduced into Banpresto's Super Robot Wars series as part of Super Robot Wars Destiny's line-up in 2003. It was also featured in Super Robot Wars GC in 2004 and Super Robot Wars XO in 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ He resigned his position halfway.
  2. ^ Action-figure-boxes
  3. ^ Clements, Jonathan & McCarthy, Helen. [2006] (2006). The Anime Encyclopedia: Revised & Expanded Edition. Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge Press. ISBN 978-1-933330-10-5
  4. ^ Tamashii Web - Soul of Chogokin GX-59 Daltanious
  5. ^ CollectionDX.com - Soul of Chogokin GX-59 Daltanious

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