Barom-1

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Barom-1
BaromOne vol1 Cover.jpg
Cover of Barom One volume 1 as re-edited in May 1998
バロム・1
(Baromu wan)
Genre Supernatural
Manga
Written by Takao Saito
Published by Kodansha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Bokura Magazine
Original run 19701971
Volumes 2
Television drama
Chōjin Barom-1
Studio Toei Company
Original network Nippon TV
Original run April 2, 1972November 26, 1972
Episodes 35
Anime television series
Directed by Tsuneo Tominaga
Written by Shigemitsu Taguchi
Studio E&G Films
Licensed by
Original network AT-X
Original run December 7, 2002March 22, 2003
Episodes 13
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Barom-1[1][2] (Japanese: バロム・1, Hepburn: Baromu Wan?) is a Japanese manga series written by Takao Saito. Original story was serialized for about a year from 1970 in Weekly Bokura Magazine (週刊ぼくらマガジン, Shukan Bokura Magajin?). It was available online in English through Jmanga.com, but is now on Crunchyroll.[3]

In 1972, the manga was adapted into a TV tokusatsu series titled Chōjin Barom-1 (超人バロム・1?) by Toei, and broadcast by Yomiuri TV every Sunday 19:30–20:00 from April 2 to November 26. In this TV series, the original story and character designs by Saito were widely changed.

An anime version was created and broadcast from December 2002 to March 2003 by AT-X. In this version the plot and story were also changed from its original version.

Plot[edit]

One night, a monster comes out from a lake and starts attacking Takeshi Kido and Kentaro Shiratori, childhood friends who were born on the same day. When the monster is about to kill both of them, a being called Kopu calls and tells them that they are the chosen to protect the world from the evil creature Doruge.[4] Kopu gives a radar to Kentaro and Takeshi and the ability to transform into the powerful monster Barom-1 by joining their hands. Now both boys must destroy the monsters possessed by Goumon.

References to Barom-1 in other media[edit]

In Battle Royale manga during Yumiko Kusaka and Yukiko Kitano's flashbacks in the second volume (Shuuya Nanahara illustrates a point by mentioning the two main characters of the story).

After having their bodies swapped, Excel and Hyatt from Excel Saga return to normal after Nabeshin's instructions to fuse themselves as a monster that is very similar to Barom-1 (even Excel says she wanted to be Takeshi).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "9/15(土)AM10時~13時 強化稽古!!:友情のバロムクロス???". kuranari.blog37.fc2.com. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "バンダイ ソフビ魂 Vol−11超人バロム1 エネルギーダウン初期Ver". rakuten.co.jp. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Barom". Archived from the original on 2013-01-27. Retrieved 10 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "グロキモい (4)". rakuten.co.jp. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 

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