Blocker Gundan 4 Machine Blaster

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Blocker Gundan 4 Machine Blaster
ブロッカー軍団IVマシーンブラスター
(Burokkaa Gundan 4 Mashin Burastar)
Genre Mecha
Anime television series
Directed by Masami Anno
Studio Nippon Animation, Ashi Productions
Network Fuji TV
Original run July 5, 1976March 28, 1977
Episodes 38
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Blocker Gundan 4 Machine Blaster (ブロッカー軍団IVマシーンブラスター?) is an anime series aired from 1976 to 1977 in Japan. There are 38 episodes aired at 25 minutes each. It is also known as "Blocker Army IV Machine Blaster", "Blocker Corps IV", "Blocker Army IV", "Blocker Corps", "Machine Blaster" and in Italian version as "Astrorobot Contatto Ypsilon".

Original Story[edit]

Earth is being attacked by the Mogul civilization, a super advanced people that live beneath the ocean. Professor Yuri, having studied the ancient super-technology in Astro base, anticipated such an invasion would take place. Using what he had learned of their technology, he created a team of four super robots, piloted by four youth pilots, to help repel the Mogul invasion, and they are known as the Machine Blaster Corps. Led by the pilot Ishida, the Blocker Corps stands firm against the attack of the Mogul rulers, Hellqueen V and Kaibuddha.

Concept[edit]

The number 4 comes from the team of 4 robots. The robots individually have their own weapon, but they can also be combined to form a fire ring which cuts through the enemies. It was not the most popular show since anime powerhouses Gaiking and Combattler V, which featured more creative combinations and designs, were ruling the airwaves.

Episodes List (Italian series)[edit]

plus two last episodes:

  • 37. Scherzo fatale
  • 38. Battaglia mortale

Staff[edit]

Director: Masami Anno

Original Creator: Akira Hatta, Toshihiko Sato

Screenwriter: Akira Hatta, Susumu Takahisa

Designer: Motosuke Takahashi, Kunio Okawara

Animator: Tamotsu Tanaka, Takashi Nakamura

Music: Hiroshi Tsutsui

Robots[edit]

Pilot Tag Number Pilot (Japanese) Pilot (Italian) Japanese 'Mashin Burastar' Italian 'Astrorobot' Japanese Voices by Italian Voices by
Gundan I Gensuke Ishida Yshida Robocles Terremoto Stellare Tessho Genda Diego Regente
Gundan II Billy Kenjou Ylly Bullcaesar Sfondamento Galattico Masane Tsukayama Vittorio Guerrireri
Gundan III Jinta Hayami Yinta Sandaioh Turbine Solare the late Noriko Tsukase Fabrizio Mazzotta
Gundan IV Tenpei Asuka Yanosh Bosspalder Tempesta Spaziale Yoshito Yasuhara Claudio Trionfi

Song[edit]

Lyric: Blocker Gundan Machine Blaster (Opening Theme)

  • Todoroku raimei arashi wo tsuite
  • Yuke (yuke!) yuke yuke (yuke!) BLOCKER FOUR
  • Kitazo MOGURU jigoku no taigun
  • Mamore bokura no machi to umi wo
  • Moeru seigi no EREPAS komete
  • Ima da ATTACK engetsu kaiten
  • Kudaite miseruze aku no kiba
  • BLOCKER Gundan MACHINE BLASTER!!!

Trivia[edit]

  • It was aired every week Monday 7:00pm to 7:30pm.

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