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|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Masashi Nitta|
|Produced by||Katsumaro Saijo
Kensuke Fuji (NTV)
|Written by||Tatsuo Tamura, Toyohiro Andô|
|Music by||Akihiro Komori|
|Original run||October 4, 1972 – March 28, 1973|
An alien woman named Maya crash-lands on Earth. Her homeworld was destroyed by the Blasters, a cruel alien race who steals the natural resources from other planets. She falls in love with a scientist and gives birth to a human boy named Kentaro. When the Blasters invade the Earth, Kentaro must defeat them by fighting with Astroganger, a robot made from living metal.
This was the first Super Robot show in color, beating Mazinger Z to the air by two months.
Astroganger is very different from most of the robots of the genre. He is a sentient being who can talk, think, and feel pain. He has no special abilities and must rely on his strength to win battles.
- Enciclo'robo'pedia. "Astroganga (in Italian)". Retrieved 19 February 2014.
- Let's Anime. "Get the Knack, Let's Anime: Classic Japanese Animation 1960-1990". Retrieved 19 February 2014.
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