Panzer World Galient

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Panzer World Galient
Galient.jpg
Promotional image of the "Panzer World Galient" anime TV series showing the titular mecha from the show. Art by Yoshiyuki Takani.
Genre Mecha anime, Fantasy, Military science fiction, Sword and sorcery, High fantasy
Anime television series
Directed by Ryōsuke Takahashi
Studio Nippon Sunrise
Network Nippon Television
Original run October 5, 1984March 29, 1985
Episodes 25
Original video animation
Directed by Ryōsuke Takahashi
Studio Nippon Sunrise
Released January 21, 1986
Episodes 3
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Panzer World Galient (機甲界ガリアン Kikōkai Garian?) is a 1984 Japanese fantasy and science fiction anime TV series produced by Sunrise company. It was broadcast on Nippon Television from October 5, 1984 to March 29, 1985.[1]

Production[edit]

The series premiered on TV in October 1984 and lasted 25 episodes. It was directed by Ryōsuke Takahashi, with mechanical design by Yutaka Izubuchi.

Plot[edit]

Set in a far flung medieval-looking world of Arst, Prince Jordy Volder takes up the fight against the ambitions of the conqueror Marder. Jordy uses the legendary giant robot "panzer" Galient, which is one of many panzers that have been preserved underground for thousands of years. Using an army of advanced robot panzers, Marder is conquering all of Arst in preparation of his plan for dominance of the Crescent Galaxy.

Theme music[edit]

  • Opening Theme - "The Galient World" by EUROX
  • Ending Theme - "Hoshi No Ichibyou" by EUROX

The show's opening and ending musical themes were composed and performed by EUROX, a Japanese progressive rock band formed in 1984 in Tokyo, Japan.

The ending theme of the show was normally accompanied by nighttime shots of a sword stuck in the sand and images of the characters reflected on its blade as the credits flash on screen with the ending showing the same sword now being showered with rain (as reference to a line in the song about crying).

The final episode was different, with a tighter daylight shot on the sword that pans up to the handle. Prince Jordy's hand then pulls the sword from the sand and lifts it up in the air and we see him embracing Chururu. The credits flash onscreen as the Prince and Chururu look at each other as the images of the prince's mother and friends appear onscreen with rose petals blowing in the wind completing the ending.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 機甲界ガリアン (1984~1985). allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 

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