Dinosaur War Izenborg
|Dinosaur Great War Izenborg|
(Kyōryū Daisensō Aizenbōgu)
|Genre||Tokusatsu, Mecha, Superhero, Daikaiju|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Kanji Otsuka, Kazuho Mitsuta, Jun Oki, Kiyosumi Fukazawa, Shohei Tojo, Toshihiko Nakajima|
|Produced by||Takao Niimi, Hiroshi Ishikawa (Tokyo 12 Channel), Tadashi Matsushima (Tokyu Agency), Akira Tsuburaya, Jun Oki (Tsuburaya Productions)|
|Written by||Keiichi Abe, Hiroyasu Yamaura, Kazuo Takagiwa, Shigemitsu Taguchi, Kimio Hirayama, Bunzo Wakatsuki, Yasushi Hirano|
|Music by||Toshiaki Tsushima|
|Studio||Tsuburaya Productions (Tokusatsu part)
Studio Deen (Anime part)
|Original network||Tokyo 12 Channel|
|Original run||October 17, 1977 – June 30, 1978|
Dinosaur War Izenborg (恐竜大戦争アイゼンボーグ? Kyōryū Daisensō Aizenbōgu) is a Japanese television program produced by Tsuburaya Productions that aired from 1977 to 1978 on Tokyo 12 Channel. It combined Tsuburaya's trademark suitmation tokusatsu techniques with Japanese Animation, so this program can be categorized anime or Daikaiju tokusatsu. The show runs for about 39 episodes.
Dinosaurs reappear on Earth, stronger and more intelligent than before, led by Dinosaur Satan Gottes, and this time they are back to rule Earth once more and wipe out humankind. They are alive and even thriving, in an underground Empire they built. In 1986, Ururu, the leader of dinosaurs, declares war against humanity. In an attempt to reclaim the Earth's surface, some of the dinosaurs evolve into deadly monsters and start wreaking havoc on human population centers around the globe. The story revolves around the D-Force (D戦隊 D Sentai), and its two members, a brother and sister team of Tachibana Ai (立花 愛) and Tachibana Zen (立花 善), the Special OPs force, whose mission is to combat monsterized dinosaurs and protect humanity. But early in the series, the siblings suffer a near-fatal injury from the massive explosion during the test of a prototype super-tank, "predecessor to Izenborg". In order to keep them alive, they receive cybernetic body parts and other implants, which synchronize with their combat vehicle and form Aizenborg (Ai + Zen + Cy"borg"; called Gemini in the US movie) to fight the Dino-Army.
In 1982, the first four episodes were released to VHS in the United States in the form of a movie edit titled Attack of the Super Monsters.
- Kyōryū Daisensō Aizenbōgu at the Internet Movie Database
- Attack of the Super Monsters at the Internet Movie Database
- Kyoryu Daisenso Aizenborg (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
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