Kishin Corps

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Kishin Corps
(Kishin Heidan)
Genre Action, Military, Mecha, Science Fiction, Alternate History
Light novel
Written by Masaki Yamada
Published by Chuokoron-Shinsha
Original run 19901994
Volumes 10
Original video animation
Alien Defender Geo-Armor: Kishin Corps
Directed by Takaaki Ishiyama
Kazunori Mizuno
Music by Kaoru Wada
Studio AIC
Pioneer LDC
Licensed by
Released March 24, 1993 August 25, 1994
Runtime 30 minutes per episode
Episodes 7
Written by Masaki Yamada
Illustrated by Shohei Oka
Published by Tokuma Shoten
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly Shōnen Captain
Original run 19941995
Volumes 3
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Kishin Corps (機神兵団, Kishin Heidan), also called Alien Defender Geo-Armor: Kishin Corps, is a series of Japanese light novels written and illustrated by Masaki Yamada. The series was published in 10 volumes between 1990 and 1994. It is a work of alternate history, taking place in 1941 during World War II. An alien race invades the earth and their forces ally themselves with the Axis powers. To combat these aliens an elite allied unit called the Kishin Corps is created, using alien technology. The story deals with the main character Taishi, who obtains a secret alien device from his father, which the Germans are after to build their own robots.

In 1995, Kishin Corps won the Seiun Award for "Best Japanese Novel of the Year".[1] An original video animation titled Alien Defender Geo-Armor: Kishin Corps was produced by Geneon, co-directed by Takaaki Ishiyama and Kazunori Mizuno, and released in Japan between March 24, 1993, and August 25, 1994.


  1. ^ "日本SFファングループ連合会議:星雲賞リスト" [Japan Union Conference SF fan group: Nebula Award List] (in Japanese). SF-Fan. Retrieved 2011-06-30. 

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