Ganbaron

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Ganbaron
Also known as Chiisana Sūpāman Ganbaron
Little Superman Gunbaron
Country of origin Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
Release
Original release April 3 – December 24, 1977

Ganbaron (小さなスーパーマン ガンバロン Chiisana Sūpāman Ganbaron?, Small Superman Ganbaron) is a 1977 Japanese tokusatsu live action television show featuring Japan's own version of American superhero Superman. It was the third in the Baron series, following Red Baron in 1973 and Mach Baron in 1974.

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Teru Tendou is a young reporter for the Shonen Times. In times of trouble, he could transform into Ganbaron and save the day. The plot revolved mostly around Teru keeping his identity a secret from his friends.

The opening narration was "Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's Ganbaron! Faster than a Shinkansen! Stronger than Kaiju!"[citation needed]

Similar to Tetsujin 28-go and Giant Robo, Ganbaron could call a giant robot named Daibaron ("big baron"). Unlike those two however, Daibaron was a combining robot similar to Getter Robo or Golion/Voltron.

The show was sponsored by Bullmark which advertised toys based on the show, such as the "Zincron Deluxe Daibaron".

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