Tōshō Daimos

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Tōshō Daimos
闘将ダイモス
(Brave Leader Daimos)
Genre Mecha
Anime television series
Directed by Tadao Nagahama
Studio Toei Company, Nippon Sunrise
Network TV Asahi, GMA Network
Original run 1 April 197827 January 1979
Episodes 44 (List of episodes)
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Tōshō Daimos (闘将ダイモス Tōshō Daimosu?, "Brave Leader (or "Fighting King" or "Battle Commander") Daimos") is a Japanese anime television series produced by Sunrise. Daimos is the third installment of the "Romantic Trilogy", following Chōdenji Robo Combattler V and Chōdenji Machine Voltes V. It ran from 1 April 1978 to 27 January 1979 and consisted of 44 episodes. A movie with the pivotal episodes strung together titled Starbirds was released in the US by the same company that released Tranzor Z. The name Daimos is derived from Deimos, one of the two moons of Mars. Outside of Japan, the show also aired in the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Italy. In the early 1980s there was a VHS release in France, but only the first seven episodes were available. In the 1990s, the entire series was shown in Poland (although with Polish voiceover, the Italian dubbing could be heard in background).

Tadao Nagahama, who directed the series, is often miscredited as the "creator" of the trilogy. It was actually created by "Saburo Yatsude", best known to American fans as the creator of Voltron (Golion in its original Japanese).

"Saburo Yatsude" is not a real person. Similar to "Hajime Yatate", the name is a pseudonym which refers to the collective staff of Toei Co. Ltd (specifically, the main Toei division, as opposed to the animation division). The series was animated by Sunrise on Toei's behalf.

The first appearance of Daimos in the United States was in the late 1970s as a part of Mattel's Shogun Warriors line of imported Super Robot toys.

Story[edit]

After the destruction of their home world, the survivors of the planet Baam ("Brahmin" in the Philippine dub, and "Valerians" in the US dub Starbirds) head towards Earth with the goal of negotiating the purchase of land for emigration. Unfortunately, during the negotiations, the Baam-seijin (literally, 'Baam Star People') leader, Leon, is assassinated by his second in command, Georiya, and the delegation from Earth is framed for the murder. In the ensuing chaos, Doctor Isamu Ryūzaki of the Earth delegation is shot and killed.

Shortly after the disastrous end of the talks, the Baam-seijin begin a campaign of terror against Earth, led by Leon’s son, Admiral Richter, who deploys a variety of “Mecha Soldiers” against the planet’s defenses. The only thing standing between the Earthlings and annihilation is the transforming, karate-using super robot, Daimos and its pilot, Kazuya Ryūzaki (Richard Hartford in the Filipino English dubbed version). But that changes when he meets and falls in love with a mysterious girl named Erika, who turns out to be Richter’s sister. Over the course of their struggles to reunite, Kazuya and Erika each learn that the other’s people are not all evil... and that their own people are not all good.

Characters[edit]

Earthlings[edit]

  • Kazuya Ryuuzaki (竜崎一矢 Ryūzaki Kazuya?)
    The pilot of Daimos and the hero of the series, he was raised by Izumi after his mother’s death. After meeting and falling in love with Erika, he fights for the day when the war will end and they will be reunited, with his strong will of survival motivating him to be victorious. He is a karate black belt and champion (which helps battling the monsters, as Daimos has a system that makes it mimic its pilot’s movements). When he was 14 years old, he suffered a terrible accident, but managed to finish his rehabilitation successfully. He is also an accomplished drummer.
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      Richard Hartford
    • Starbirds dubbed name
      Kelly Hunter
    • French dubbed name
      Kazuya Ryūzaki
    • Italian dubbed name
      Kazuya Ryūzaki
  • Kyoushirou Yuuzuki (夕月京四郎 Yūzuki Kyōshirō?)
    Kazuya’s friend with a dark brown Afro style hair, and the main pilot of the jet fighter Galva FX-II. Apart from being an ace fighter pilot, he is also a skilled swordsman who takes the war with the Baams very seriously. In episode 22, he also has a grudge against his strict grandfather, whom he blames for his parents’ misfortune.
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      Edward Kramer
    • Starbirds dubbed name
      Duncan
    • French dubbed name
      Kyoushiro
    • Italian dubbed name
      Kyoshiro Yozuki
  • Nana Izumi (和泉ナナ Izumi Nana?)
    The granddaughter of Shinichirou Izumi (in the Filipino English dub, she's introduced as Richard's younger sister), an excellent marks woman and sometimes co-pilot of Galva FX-II. She has a crush on Kazuya, and initially resents Erika. She leaves the group for some time after committing a big mistake that almost costs her her life, and returns with a more serious attitude.
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      Joanna
    • French dubbed name
      Nana
    • Italian dubbed name
      Nanà Izumi
  • Shin'ichirou Izumi (和泉振一郎 Izumi Shin'ichirō?)
    After the death of Doctor Ryuuzaki, he takes over the operations of Daimobic. He taught Kazuya in the art of Karate.
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      Professor Yurgen
    • Starbirds dubbed name
      Professor Wells
    • French dubbed name
      Docteur Izumi
    • Italian dubbed Name
      Professor Izumi
  • Cairo (カイロ Kairo?)
    The ever-cheerful support robot at Daimobic. A useful assistant to Doctor Izumi, but sometimes bumbling, wise-cracking and always harassed by Nana's nanny Okane.
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      Wilbur
  • Okane (おかねさん Okane-san?)
    Nana's nanny. In episode 23, Nana thought that she wanted to marry Kitou (called Striker in the Filipino dub) but it was revealed that her niece wanted to get ready for her own wedding and she also got her nephew named Genta in episode 33.
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      Bertha
  • Genta (元太 Genta?)
    Okane's annoying nephew.
    • Appearance
      Episodes 33-44
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      Darwin
  • Doctor Douglas Banks (ダグラスバンクス Dagurasu Bankusu?)
    A scientist from Utopia, he arrived at the Baam Greenpeace Force Base to examine the secret formula of the ring. Later, he gave this secret formula to Dr. Izumi to upgrade the Daimos-Light energy along with more weapon upgrades for Daimos. In episode 39, he attended the United Nations Court with Dr. Izumi to appeal for Kazuya's freedom from General Miwa's illegal detention.
    • Appearance
      Episodes 27, 28, 37, 39
  • General Sakamori Miwa (三輪防人 Miwa Sakimori?)
    A leader of Earth’s military, Miwa is a bigot who wants nothing more than to see all of the aliens destroyed. In episode 38, he wants to take control of the Daimobic and Daimos itself, but in the end he gained nothing. In episode 40, he was knocked unconscious by Kazuya after the Daimobic relaunches from the Baam underwater base, and as his misdeeds were discovered, he was to be arrested.
    • Appearance
      Episodes 1-40
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      General Harris
  • Isamu Ryuuzaki (竜崎勇 Ryūzaki Isamu?)
    The founder of the Daimobic labs and designer of Daimos. He was killed during the breakdown of the negotiations between the Baam Seijin and the Earthlings. In episode 34, it was revealed that he was shot by Georiya.
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      Professor Hartford
    • Starbirds dubbed name
      Professor Hunter
    • French dubbed name
      Docteur Isamu Ryuzaki
    • Italian dubbed Name
      Professor Isamu Ryuzaki

Baam People[edit]

The Baam are winged humanoids in the Daimos storyline. Their wings gives them the ability to fly, and they can retract their wings in order to conceal their true identities. Aside from their wings, they also wear headbands fastened around their heads and are shaped like a snake's head. They have a mixture of Egyptian aesthetics in them.

  • Emperor Leon (リオン大元帥 Rion Daigensui?)
    A compassionate Baam emperor. Father of Richter and Erika. He was assassinated by poisoning during the council meeting with the earth forces. In episode 34, it was revealed that he was poisoned by Georiya.
    • Appearance
      Episodes 5, 17
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      King Leon
  • Olban (オルバン Oruban?)
    The personal adviser of Emperor Leon. He usurped the throne by killing Emperor Leon since the rightful heir has not reached the age of maturity. As their leader, he was selfish and eventually intended to turn everyone into zombies so nobody will rebel against him. In episode 37, he wanted to make Erika his queen. In the end, he was killed by Richter in mortal combat but before he died, he revealed that he has a remote-controlled implant in his heart that in case he was killed, it would automatically control the whole Baam Asteroid City to move towards Jupiter, but this was thwarted by Kazuya and Richter.
    • Appearance
      Episodes 1, 5, 34-44
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      Olvan
    • Starbirds dubbed name
      Olban
  • Georiya (ゲロイヤー Geroiyā?)
    Olban's right hand man. He poisoned Emperor Leon and killed Kazuya's father which caused the Baams and Earthlings to go to war. In episode 34, Olban ordered him to kill all the Baam people in the Baam Asteroid City. He was killed by Richter in episode 42.
    • Appearance
      Episodes 5, 34-42
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      Grovil
  • Richter (リヒテル Rihiteru?)
    A disgruntled admiral and prince who has hatred for all Earthlings because of his father’s death. He has an obsession to conquer the Earth and make it the new home for the Baam race. At first, he hated Kazuya because of Erika’s love for him, but in the end after he found out that Georiya was the one who assassinated Emperor Leon, he becomes determined to kill Olban and regain the throne of Baam. However, he ends up being mortally wounded by a wave of Baam genocide squad machine guns. Just before he dies, he manages to prevent the Baam Asteroid City from crashing into Jupiter and tells Kazuya to look after Erika for him. Although not an evil person, he is often blinded by his desire for vengeance. He is concerned for the safety of his people as well.
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      Ulrich
    • Starbirds dubbed name
      Roderick
    • Italian dubbed name
      Rikiter
  • Erika (エリカ Erika?)
    The Baam princess, sister of Richter and the true love of Kazuya. Once a royal princess, while accompanying her father Leon and brother Richter to a council meeting with the earth forces, she witnessed her father's death, and, in attempting to calm Richter, accidentally caused Doctor Ryuzaki's death. Thus, to atone for the death of her father, she is working as a field doctor while Richter became the admiral for the Baam forces against Earth. In a space accident, she fell out of a burning spaceship and fell to the sea, losing her memory (temporary amnesia). Kazuya finds her unconscious after his first battle, and by that moment falls in love with her, unknowing that she is a Baam Seijin. After she recovers her memory, her guilty conscience becomes the greatest obstacle to their happiness. In episode 21, Kazuya sees a girl who taken hostage by Balbas that looked like Erika. Later, he hears from Nana that the girl’s name is Sayuri (called Carina in the Filipino dub).
  • Raiza (ライザ Raiza?)
    Richter’s beautiful, green-haired scientist and a loyal subject of the Baam Empire. She has secret affections and high regards for Richter but she dislikes Erika because she considers her a traitor. In episode 42, she was killed by Olban while helping Richter to plan an assassination plot against the adviser.
    • Appearance
      Episodes 1-42
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      Laila
    • Starbirds dubbed name
      Lisa
    • Italian dubbed name
      Laiza
  • Balbas (バルバス Barubasu?)
    Richter’s bald-headed stocky general. In episode 35, he was killed when he helped Kazuya get into Daimos. Eventually revealed that he has a noble soul.
    • Appearance
      Episodes 1-35
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      Zendor
  • Margarete (マルガレーテ Marugarēte?)
    Erika’s nanny. She was the only witness of the two royal siblings growing up, and eventually she is a confidant to Erika’s feelings for the enemy pilot Kazuya. She even sacrificed her life to protect Erika from Richter’s brutal torture. In episode 18, she lost her wings as a punishment for being a traitor but she managed to protect Erika for the remainder of her life. In episode 43, she was killed by Olban's guard.
    • Appearance
      Episodes 1-43
    • Filipino dubbed name
      Rowena
    • Starbirds dubbed name
      Margareta
    • Italian dubbed name
      Margarete
  • Gurney Halleck (ガーニィハレック Gānyi Harekku?)
    A Baam warrior who, in exchange for a pardon for his supposedly traitorous activities, challenged Kazuya to a man-to-man duel. When the duel was interrupted by Baam ninja attempting to kill them both, Kyoshiro helped him and Kazuya escape. During their rematch, a combat machine containing a nuclear bomb attacked them. Halleck entered the machine, flew it into space and sacrificed himself to save Kazuya. In his final transmission to Kazuya, he told him that Erika was waiting for the day that they will be reunited again in peace. His name was clearly derived from the Frank Herbert novel "Dune".
    • Appearance
      Episode 9
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      Hector
  • Aizam (アイザム Aizamu?)
    A Baam scientist and also a close friend of Richter. Originally under the orders of Olban to replace Richter in the invasion of Earth, Aizam instead turned to Richter and became his trusted advisor, temporarily replacing Raiza as his scientist. He hides a fatal sickness, but overworks himself. It is because of his inventions that Daimos was forced to undergo several upgrades (particularly the Daimos-Light energy and more weapon upgrades). Aizam is killed in battle against Kazuya, declaring that he could not ask for more than a warrior's death in the battlefield instead of succumbing to his sickness.
    • Appearance
      Episodes 26-28
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      Aizard
  • Cindy (シンディ Shindi?)
    She is Erika's childhood friend. During her childhood, Erika saved her from a storm. On episode 16, she and Margarete sacrificed their lives to protect Erika from Richter’s brutal torture.
    • Appearance
      Episodes 13-16
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      Sirei
  • Merubi (メルビ Merubi?)
    He is the drunkard nephew of Olban. He rescued Erika from being imprisoned by General Miwa. Later, he was killed by the battle robot Gatsuru. Before he die he gave his ring to Erika and told her to take this ring to Barandooku.
    • Appearance
      Episode 19
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      Aide Nerby
  • Barandooku (バランドーク Barandōku?)
    He is the leader of Baam Greenpeace Force. He wanted bring peace with Baam and Earthlings. In episode 31, General Miwa had finally discovered his secret base in New Zealand. He tried to tell General Miwa that Baam are not the enemy but General Miwa ignore his words. However, he ended up being mortally wounded by a wave of General Miwa's squad machine guns. He told Erika to take Baam somewhere safe. He died when he activated the secret base's self-destruct sequence.
    • Appearance
      Episode 20-31
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      Paradox
  • Uoorin (ウォーリン Uōrin?)
    A Baam physician. He is Erika's mentor. He saved Erika from Richter's execution and escaped from the Baam Underwater Base. However, he was wounded during the escape with Erika and then rescued by General Miwa. In episode 18, he died when Erika failed to heal his wounds when General Miwa took her as prisoner.
    • Appearance
      Episode 17-18
    • Filipino English dubbed name
      Doctor Bowens
  • Maradon
    Baam war leader.
    • Appearance
      Episode 34
  • Mylor
    Balbas' close friend.
    • Appearance
      Episode 35

Earthlings Mecha[edit]

Space Daimobic[edit]

A giant space fortress used to defend against the Baam invaders. It is equipped with missiles, laser cannons, force field generators and a launch pad for Daimos and Galva FX II. Founder by Doctor Isamu Ryusaki (called "Space Dynamo" in the Filipino dub).

Daimos[edit]

Kazuya's machine, which transforms from tranzor mode, a giant truck, to robot mode. It utilizes a system that mimics the pilot's movements, which especially helps Kazuya in combat due to his training in Karate. Before battle, Daimos in tranzor mode is launched from inside a cave while Kazuya drives his Tryper 75S car (called "Rover 75S" in the Filipino dub) toward it. The car is launched into the tranzor through its rear doors before the cockpit detaches and is placed forward into the cab. After running off a cliff at top speed, the Tranzor begins its transformation into Daimos (called “Dynamo” in Starbirds).

  • Height
    45 meters
  • Weight
    150 tons
  • Power Source
    Daimos-Light
  • Weapons
    • Daimos Gun
      The standard machine gun mounted on the pelvic or hip area.
    • Daimos Missile
      The missile launchers mounted on Daimos' legs. It is called Daimos Rocket in the Filipino English dub.
    • Foot Cutter
      Blades mounted on Daimos' feet. It is called Daimos Kick Blade in the Filipino English dub
    • Five Shooter
      The five golden darts to be thrown to the enemy. It is called Magneto Blades in the Filipino English dub.
    • Snake Lock
      A pair of sharp discs with three strings launched from Daimos' elbow. It's called Gyro Whiplash in the Filipino dub version.
    • Cross Boomerang
      Two blades are joined to form a shuriken. It is called the Star Boomerang/Double Boomerang in the Filipino English dub.
    • Souryuu Ken (Double Dragon Blade)
      The two four headed daggers, which is originally mounted on Daimos' chest, can be retracted any time. Called the Daimos Daggers/ Double Daggers in the Filipino English dub.
    • Sanryuu Kon (Triple Dragon Stick)
      A three section staff with sharp blades on the end of its edges. It is called Battle Baton in the Filipino English dub.
    • Daimos Shaft
      The two glaives that can be attached together, hidden in Daimos' feet. This weapon is included in the upgrade at the aftermath of Aizam's arrival and his more advanced robots. It is called Daimos-Shaft Blade or Daimos-Shafts in the Filipino English dub.
    • Battle Break
      The two weapons which look like tonfas. The shafts are replaced by blades. This weapon is also an upgrade.
    • Daimos Chain Shark
      The two chains with a hook shoot from above Daimos' hands. They can be used to deal damage or to drag the enemy. This weapon is also added after Aizam's arrival.
    • Drill Anchor
      A missile launcher mounted on Daimos' back. These missiles have a drill effect, allowing them to pierce the enemy's armor and dealing more damage than the Daimos Missile. It is called Drill Missiles in the Filipino English dub.
    • Double Blizzard
      Daimos' chest is mounted with powerful fans that can generate a whirlwind against the enemy, which usually launches the enemy to the sky, setting up for most of Kazuya's finishing blows. In episode 40, during the battle against the Baam Underwater Base, Kazuya used the Double Blizzard to generate a whirlwind around Daimos to give enough strength to breakthrough the Baam Underwater Base, a move which is similar to the finishing move of Combattler V.
    • Freezer Storm
      After Aizam introduced his more powerful robots, this new weapon is introduced. Mounted on Daimos' head, it is capable of sending freezing rays, which freezes the enemy. It is called Freezer Blast in the Filipino English dub.
    • Fire Blizzard
      An upgrade of the Double Blizzard, though it does not replace the weapon. It is identical to Double Blizzard, except that it is empowered with fire. It is often used with Freezer Storm, due to the fact that the drastic changes of temperature can effectively weaken the enemy's armor.
      • Due to Kazuya's expertise in Karate, he usually finishes off his enemies with these finishing moves, mostly done after launching the enemy with Double Blizzard or Fire Blizzard although in some cases, he uses other means to launch the enemy or not launching them at all. It should be noted that Hissatsu translates into English as Deadly or Certain Kill.
    • Hissatsu Reppuu Daimos Kick
      Kazuya launches a flying kick to the enemy, in which Daimos' feet revealed sharp blades. Though not often used as a finishing blow, sometimes it is used to finish the enemy. It is called Daimos Kick in the Filipino English dub.
    • Hissatsu Daimos Chop
      Kazuya cuts the enemy in two with his hand just like he would break bricks.
    • Hissatsu Reppuu Seiken Zuki
      Kazuya's trademark finishing blow, sometimes simply the Reppuu Seiken Zuki. He launches a powerful punch which shatters the enemy robot's interior as the fist goes through the enemy. In the earlier Filipino English dub, it is merely called The Finishing Blow or Daimos Strike, but it is later referred as Daimos Deathblow. The technique translates to English as the Deadly Gale Correct Fist Thrust.

Galva FX II[edit]

A small combat plane piloted by Kyoshiro and Nana. Though it is not as powerful as Daimos, it has many times contributed in Daimos' victories. It is equipped with beam lasers and missiles (called Viper in the Filipino dub).

Baams Mecha[edit]

Baam Asteroid City[edit]

Appears in throughout the series a space city that located near Jupiter. It the home for the Baam race (called Brahmin Asteroid Base in the Filipino dub).

Baam Underwater Base[edit]

Appears in throughout the series although its true form is revealed in episode 40. Its powers include swimming, stinger missiles, laser turrets, energy howitzers, giant torpedoes strong enough to destroy naval fleets, sonic energy cannons, twin tube flamethrowers that act like the Fire Blizzard, and flight. Although it is not a mecha warrior, it acts as the monster of the week of its main appearance. It was destroyed by Daimos.

Guranrol[edit]

It appeared in episode 1 to 25. Baam battleship used to carried various Battle Robots. It is equipped with giant missile that fire from the mouth, multiple missiles and 4 giant blades can became the giant spinning cutters. In episode 25, it was destroyed by Daimos. It is one of the battleship to appear in various Super Robot Wars titles.

Cobrard[edit]

It appeared in episode 25 to 39. Baam's new battleship to replace Guranrol after being destroyed by Daimos and used to carried various Mecha Warriors. It is equipped with 4 headed Cobras that fire green laser and small missiles from the turret. It is one of the battleship to appear in various Super Robot Wars titles. (Pyramidian in Filipino dub.)

Battle Robots[edit]

Serve as the monsters of the week from episode 1 to 25 and are carried by the Baam battleship Guranrol.

  • Zubansa
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 1. Its powers include red eye lasers, a cannon for each arm, flight, and launchable chained heads. They serve as the primary infantry force of the Baam army and are seen throughout the series. This is one of the few robotic monster to appear in various Super Robot Wars titles.
  • Dali Form 1
    This robotic monster appears in episode 2. Its powers include electric force field and shocks from its whip-like hair, an armored roller mode, energy absorption, pink eye lasers, eight laser cannons in each side, flight, cluster missiles from the mouth, freezing breath, and reconstruction from the head. This is one of the few robotic monster to appear in various Super Robot Wars titles.
    • Dali Form 2
      Its powers include flight and clawed fingers.
  • Gaiosu
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 3. Its powers include flight, green eye beams, armored wings, a drill tail, needle missiles from the fingers, electric buzzsaws in the wings, and knuckle spikes.
  • Munsoruto
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 4. Its powers include flight, a 3-tube missile launcher in each arm, mouth flames, twin drills in each foot, crescent blasts from the head, and a sword in each shoulder.
  • Gurumongu
    This robotic monster appears in episode 5. Its powers include flight, shoulder buzzsaws, an 8-tube missile launcher in each shovel claw hand, and a chest barrel that fires missiles, bullets, and fire.
  • Meteoro Form 1
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 6. Its powers include flight, finger missiles, swimming, eye tractor beam, dual round shields armed with a grapple claw, pelvis missiles, spinning shoulder missile launchers, and wind manipulation.
    • Meteoro Form 2
      Its powers include a head drill and grapple claw arms.
  • Death Folk
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 7. Its powers include flight, rocket punches, finger missiles, a drill in each arm, rocket feet armed with sharp talons, lightning manipulation from the head horns, a launchable sword in each arm, and a rocket launcher in each leg.
  • Batoruda
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 8. Its powers include swimming, levitation, finger missiles, high body temperature, a reforming chain from each shoulder, a drill torpedo from the head, shoulder rockets, a six tube missile launcher in the abdomen, and eight machine guns in the torso.
  • Shaifurudo
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 9. Its powers include flight, four pink lasers from the back, blade resistant head, mouth flames, pincer claws, yellow eye lasers, leg clamps, and an atom bomb in the head.
  • Dangle
    This robotic monster appears in episode 10. Its powers include flight, twin fist missiles, a green sonic beam from the mouth, regeneration, twin head flamethrowers, and constricting tank treads.
  • Musterall
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 11. Its powers include swimming, levitation, dual body buzzsaws, three pink lasers from the neck, nine whip tentacles, launchable spikes from the top body buzzsaw, and abdomen missiles.
  • Gavotte Form 1
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 12. Its powers include a flying saucer mode, pink energy balls from the "mouth, mind control through sound waves, levitation, launchable spikes from the head, and high body temperature.
    • Gavotte Form 2
      Its powers include flight, double laser torpedoes on each "hip", pectoral lasers, regeneration, and mind control through ultra sonic waves.
  • Damuda
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 13. Its powers include swimming, twin heads, red eye lasers, mouth flames, fangs, and regeneration.
  • Klein
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 14. It has four bladed arms, the alpha ray that fires rain-like pink lasers, the beta ray that emits pink lightning bolts, the gamma ray that fires pink homing lasers, teleportation by combining its rays, will explode if used too long, flight, kicking, three teleporting missiles from the abdomen, and living flaming debris after exploding. This robotic monster is one of the few battle robots to appear in various Super Robot Wars titles.
  • Hazanga
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 15. Its powers include swimming, levitation, buzzsaw crab claws, six extendable drills from the torso, a cutter ring on the waist, and can survive decapitation.
  • Gonzarudo
    This robotic monster appears in episode 16. Its powers include breaking down into tanks, levitation, an underside drill, a red electric ray from the mouth, six sword arms, and spike missiles from the torso.
  • Gagadosu
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 17. Its powers include levitation, twin back rockets, grenade launcher arms, yellow energy bullets from the shoulders, a sword in each hand capable of emitting electricity when used like drills, six spike missile launchers in the torso, and a constricting tail.
  • Bikkugando: This robotic monster appeared in episode 18. Its powers include swimming, flight, missile launchers in the torso, pink energy bolts from the "mouth", and drill hands.
  • Gatsuru
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 19. Its powers include flight, swimming, a meteor mode, homing spike missiles, electric bites, talons, and a buzzsaw on the back.
  • Malegori
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 20. Its powers include swimming, a trident with launchable spikes and can create water spouts, scale spike missiles, levitation, red sonic rings from the manta ray mouth, and can separate from its lower half. Is named the Neptune Robot in the Filipino dub.
  • Medorsusu
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 21. Its powers include Flight, four arms, four rotatable faces armed with red eye lasers, mouth missiles, and mouth flames. This robotic monster is named the Janus Robot in the Filipino dub.
  • Zarukimusu
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 22. Its powers include a sword, a sharp round shield that fires eight pink lasers, bladed boomerangs from the scalp, a tractor beam from each wing, three missile launchers in each pectoral, can morph its right hand into a drill, and regeneration. This robotic monster is named Zargon in the Filipino dub.
  • Baioron
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 23. It has hurricane force suction in the back, a pair of grapple claws that emit electricity, thick armor, and regeneration. This robotic monster has the roar of Hedorah. This robotic monster is named the Tarantula Robot in the Filipino dub.
  • Zeron North and South
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 24. Both of them are magnetically attracted even when blown to pieces, can fly, use their magnetic fields to deflect and destroy projectiles, and will explode upon touching each other. North and South are replaced with Positive and Negative, respectively. North is also armed with a 3-tube missile launcher in the chest and a red visor ray while South can fire explosive blasts from its face. They are named Magneton in the Filipino dub.
  • Grangeiru
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 25. Its powers include swimming, flight, green energy bolts from the mouth, a long tongue ideal for coiling, a yellow sonic field called an ionizing shield, launchable razor fins from the back and explosive variation from all over the body, regeneration, launchable red iron spears from within each forearm, and six spike missiles in each shoulder. This robotic monster's roar is that of Godzilla's. This monster is named the Drax Robot in the Filipino dub.
  • Barbarian Robot
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 26. It is equipped with a pair of tomahawks and an orange electric field from the shoulders. This robotic monster was used as a testing robot used to fight Zonnekaiza.

Mecha Warriors[edit]

They serve as the monsters of the week from episode 26 to 44 and are carried by the Baam flying fortress Cobrard (except Gadorus and Goddoamon). This mecha warriors are highly resilient material called Mega Lithium which acts very similar to rubber and the first three are made of two other battle robots using fusing technology with one for the upper half and the other for the lower half (except in 40 and 42 episodes).

  • Zonnekaiza
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 26. The upper half resembles a two headed humanoid dragon while the lower half resembles a rhino. Powers include the lower half of the body having a sword-like nasal horn, concealed arms in the rhino lower half designed for squeezing, flight, and the upper half is armed with a double sided spear that can morph into an electric whip. This robotic monster has the roar of Kamacuras. It is the first created by Aizam. This robotic monster is one of the few mecha warriors to appear in various Super Robot Wars titles. This robotic monster was named Kaizer in the Filipino dub.
  • Big Thrassha
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 27. The upper half resembles a robot while the lower half resembles a jellyfish. Its powers include flight, the upper half having sixteen missile launchers in its torso, the lower half having large drill bombs from its large claw, antennae bolts from the upper half, red sonic rings from the arms of the upper half, organic blasts from the lower half that can form into electric shocking tentacles, and spikes from the arms of the upper half. This is the second robotic monster created by Aizam.
  • Gimeria
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 28. The upper half resembles a knight with the jaws of a big cat while the lower half resembles a lion. Its powers include the upper half being armed with a lance that can turn into a whip and shield for its arms, flight, electric bolts from the horns on the upper half, a forehead horn beam from the lower half, can reform in a gargoyle-like form armed with an energy draining ionizing ray from the torso and back, and is armed with a doomsday missile with chemical agents. This is the last robotic monster created and piloted by Aizam. This robotic monster is one of the few mecha warriors to appear in various Super Robot Wars titles. This robotic monster was named the Gladiator Robot in the Filipino dub.
  • Death Kargo
    This robotic monster appears in episode 29. Its powers include burrowing, a mouth flamethrower, electric mouth bolts, launchable spikes from the two shells which can be used as large buzzsaws that can separate and emit electricity, and can spin fast enough to deflect the Fire Blizzard.
  • Takaburudo
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 29. Its powers include swimming, talons, a tail drill, cyan eye rays, wing missiles, and an energy cannon on each wing.
  • Zuroddo
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 30. Its powers include flight, head missiles, a yellow laser from the eye on its torso, a flamethrower in the head, a cannonball on a chain for each hand, separation at the waist, and can use its lower half as a buzzsaw.
  • Daldasu
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 31. Its powers include swimming, scorpion claws and stinger tail, red eye lasers, can use its pincer claws like giant drills, needles from its three mouths, regeneration, and electric shocks. This robotic monster has the roar of Kamacuras.
  • Gelgada
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 32. Its powers include flight, pink lasers from each shoulder, pectoral missiles, yellow sonic rings from the mouth, missiles in the belt buckle, blade resistant armor, a launchable blade on each shoulder, sharp claws, four restrainers on each hip, and an electric drill in the belt buckle.
  • Darius
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 33. The powers with the first lower half include swimming, mace arms, flight, a terrain vehicle for the lower half of the body, three bombs in the underside, and separation at the waist. The powers of with the second lower half include three fire balls from each side of the torso, energy cannon arms, and spiked tank treads for feet. This robotic monster appears has the roar of Gyaos.
  • Reagindo
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 34. Its powers include swimming, flight, and shoulder missiles.
  • Gomurei
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 34. Its powers include flight, a bladed boomerang, dual pectoral heat rays, and a chained sword.
  • Geshutoru
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 35. Its powers include chained kama arms, eye lasers, mouth needle missiles (which also caused the death of Balbas), and mandibles.
  • Dobogu
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 36. Its powers include swimming and four spiked wheels on the lower half.
  • Aguda
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 37. Its powers include flight, twin lance blades, finger webs, electric surges, freeze resistance, and eye beams.
  • Grand
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 38. Its powers include electric bolts from the rod-like hands, pelvis missiles, and a snake form capable of coiling and flight that resembles a Chinese Dragon. This robotic highly resembles the monster slave Demon from Combattler V.
  • Zorubasu
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 39. Its powers include flight, an electric double sided lance, explosive eye beams from the cockroach-like lower half, a shield, mouth missiles from the lower half, electric antennae from the lower half, a sword to replace the double sided lance, and can detach from the lower half with a more humanoid one.
  • Gadorus
    This robotic monster appeared in episode 41. Its powers include space fight, resistance to lasers, sharp claws, eye beams from its three heads, and orange electric bolts for the pair of horns on the middle head. This robotic monster possesses mixed roars of King Ghidorah, Rodan, and Ebirah.
  • Goddoamon
    This is the final robotic monster who appeared in episodes 43 and 44. Its powers include a long spiked tail, levitation, a sword, twin torso missiles, an extendable tongue, and electrical teeth to assist it with eating its opponents. This robotic monster is one of the few mecha warriors to appear in various Super Robot Wars titles. This robotic monster also had the roar of Gyaos.

Cast[edit]

List of Tōshō Daimos Episodes[1][edit]

01. Victory Will Be Ours Forever

02. The Mysterious Girl Erika

03. Memory Of The White Wing

04. My Brother - Earth's Enemy

05. The Terrible Sin

06. Wipe Away Your Tears And Rise

07. Joanna The Sentimental Warrior

08. True Feelings Exposed

09. The Martyr Warrior

10. The Righteous Rebellion

11. The Ballad of Love and Betrayal

12. The Archangel of Death

13. Erika's Hazardous Flight

14. Erika Fights Richard

15. Is Princess Erika A Murderer?

16. Treachery On Devil's Island

17. Erika's Escape From Brahm

18. Erika A Prisoner

19. The Messenger From Brahm

20. The Battle For Peace

21. The Wait For Peace

22. A Visit From The Past

23. A Wedding For Bertha

24. Joanna's Secret Weapon

25. A Battle To The Death

26. The Imminent Defeat Of Daimos

27. Daimos' New Weapons

28. A Warrior's Death

29. A Sense Of Duty

30. The Race Against Time

31. Paradox Last Call For Peace

32. The Exodus Into The Southern Regions

33. The Arrival Of Bertha's Nephew, Darwin

34. Ulrich's Downfall

35. The Conversion of Zender

36. Richard's Mission Of Peace

37. The Sacrificial Bride

38. Daimos Or Death

39. Richard, The Traitor

40. Space Dynamo

41. Richard's Love, Betrayed

42. To Vanquish A Tyrant

43. Prelude To The Battle

44. Ulrich's Absolution

Other Appearances in Video Games[edit]

Daimos appears throughout the Super Robot Wars series as well as the Galva FX II.

Toys[edit]

Tosho Daimos, a Soul of Chogokin toy/mecha edition.

Popy released a diecast toy of Daimos during the series' run in 1978. Like its anime counterpart, the toy could transform from robot to Tranzer mode. Aside from its array of weapons, the toy came with two mini replicas of Kazuya's Tryper 75S car. The toy was imported into North America by Bandai as part of the Godaikin line in the 1980s.[2]

Popy also released a Jumbo Machinder version of Daimos, which was imported into the U.S. by Mattel as part of their Shogun Warriors line.[3]

In 2008, Bandai released a newer, smaller Daimos toy as part of their Soul of Chogokin line. This toy is more anime-accurate and more poseable than its Popy diecast predecessor. Unlike the original Popy toy, this toy has a more complex transformation in order to remain faithful to its anime design. In addition to its weapons and two miniature Tryper 75S cars, the toy comes with a larger-sized Tryper car that features an opening cockpit, movable wings and a Kazuya driver figure. A miniature replica of the Galva FX II plane is also included in the package.[4] [5]

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