The New Adventures of Gigantor

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New Tetsujin-28
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太陽の使者 鉄人28号
(Taiyo no Shisha Tetsujin 28-go)
Genre Adventure, Science fiction
Anime television series
Directed by Tetsuo Imazawa
Produced by Shigeru Akagawa
Toru Horikoshi
Written by Hideo Takayashiki
Hiroshi Kaneko
Keisuke Fujikawa
Masaaki Sakurai
Noboru Shiroyama
Yoshihisa Araki
Music by Yasuaki Shimizu
Studio Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Network Japan Nippon Television
Original run October 3, 1980 (1980-10-03)September 25, 1981 (1981-09-25)[1]
Episodes 51
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New Tetsujin-28 (太陽の使者 鉄人28号 Taiyo no Shisha Tetsujin Nijūhachi-gō?, lit. Solar Messenger Iron Man #28), also known as The New Adventures of Gigantor in the US, is the color modern style remake of Tetsujin 28-go.[2] It was later adapted in 1993. Fred Ladd and the TMS animation studio converted the series into The New Adventures of Gigantor and had it broadcast on America's Sci-Fi Channel from September 9, 1993 to June 30, 1997. In January 2012 New Tetsujin-28 was announced to appear in Super Robot Wars Z2: Regeneration Chapter.[3] It is known in the Middle East and Arabic-speaking countries (known as "رعد العملاق" Thunder Giant). The anime was also broadcast in Hong Kong, Italy, South Korea and Spanish speaking countries.[citation needed]

Opening narration[edit]

At the beginning of the 21st century, scientists found that with new computers and super alloys, they could build an even bigger, faster Gigantor. They built the new Gigantor!

Japanese Cast[edit]

English Cast[edit]

Broadcast[edit]

The series was created by Tokyo Movie Shinsha and broadcast as New Iron Man 28 in Japan between October 3, 1980 and September 25, 1981.[4] The opening theme was Taiyo no Shisha Tetsujin Nijūhachi-gō (太陽の使者・鉄人28号 Solar Messenger, Iron Man #28?) by Junichi Kawauchi. The two ending themes were Kibō ni mukatte 〜 Shōtarō no tēma 〜 (希望にむかって〜正太郎のテーマ〜 Theme of Shotaro: Toward the Hope?) and Muteki no Tetsujin Nijūhachi-gō (無敵の鉄人28号 The Invincible: Iron Man #28?), also by Junichi Kawauchi.

The series was adapted for North America by Fred Ladd and broadcast as The New Adventures of Gigantor on Sci-Fi Channel from September 9, 1993. This broadcast ended on June 30, 1997 after reruns.[4]

Episodes[edit]

# Title
1 "The Plot to Steal the Sun"
2 "Hands of the Enemy"
3 "Deadly Doctor Doom"
4 "The Robot Birdman"
5 "The Phantom Robot"
6 "Monster of the Deep"
7 "The Crashing Satellite"
8 "The Dreaded Double Robot"
9 "Menace from Space"
10 "Bitter Revenge"
11 "The Invisible Enemy"
12 "The Robot Runners"
13 "Will the Real Gigantor Please Stand Up?"
14 "The Abominable Iceman"
15 "The Dragon Master"
16 "The Guardian of Evil"
17 "The Manta Marauders"
18 "The Pirate Submarine"
19 "Sting of the Scorpion"
20 "The Fearsome Pharaoh"
21 "The Shrinking Ray"
22 "Kid Warriors"
23 "Red Devil"
24 "The Fiery Robosaurus"
25 "Invaders from Space"
26 "The Master of Space"
27 "The Great Garkonga"
28 "The Pritheum Plot"
29 "The Crusader Robot"
30 "Scheme to Scorch the West"
31 "The Doomsday Comet"
32 "The Thunder God"
33 "The Final Battle"
34 "The Robot Who Could Think"
35 "Blue Danger"
36 "Robot on a Rampage"
37 "The Awesome Alpha-Bot"
38 "Fall from the Sky"
39 "The Boy from Second Earth"
40 "The Black Hole"
41 "The Queen of Time"
42 "The Curse of Dracula"
43 "Z is for Zombie"
44 "The Ghastly Ghost"
45 "Skeemer's Demons"
46 "Trapped in the Past"
47 "Gigantor for Sale"
48 "The Space Fortress"
49 "The Friend Turned Enemy"
50 "The Battle to Save the Earth"
51 "The Sun That Never Shines"

Reception[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "鉄人28号 @ Tokyo Movie Shinsha". TMS (in Japanese). Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ "IRONMAN 28 @ TMS Entertainment". TMS. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ ""I re-Super Robot Taisen Z Hen" second series started suparobo latest!". Famitsu. January 19, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Patten, Fred. Watching Anime, Reading Manga. Stone Bridge Press. p. 322. ISBN 1-880656-92-2. 

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