Madö King Granzört

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Madö King Granzört
魔動王グランゾート
(Madō Kingu Guranzōto)
GenreAdventure, Mecha
Anime television series
Directed byShūji Iuchi
Produced byTakayuki Yoshii
Written byHideki Mitsui
Naruhisa Arakawa
Ryōsuke Takahashi
Shūji Iuchi
Music byKouhei Tanaka
StudioSunrise
Original networkNTV
Original run April 7, 1989 March 2, 1990
Episodes41
Original video animation
The Last Magical War
Directed byMamoru Hamatsu
Written byShūji Iuchi
Music byKouhei Tanaka
StudioSunrise
Released August 10, 1990 September 8, 1990
Runtime30 minutes (each)
Episodes2
Original video animation
Non-Stop Rabi
Directed byNobuhiro Kondo
Written byShūji Iuchi
Music byKouhei Tanaka
StudioSunrise
ReleasedAugust 16, 1990
Runtime30 minutes
Original video animation
An Adventure Story
Directed byNobuhiro Kondo
Written byRyota Yamaguchi
Music byKouhei Tanaka
StudioSunrise
Released March 27, 1992 June 26, 1992
Runtime30 minutes (each)
Episodes3
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Madö King Granzört (Japanese: 魔動王マドーキンググランゾート, Hepburn: Madō Kingu Guranzōto)[1][2] is a Japanese mecha animated series produced by Sunrise and Asatsu-DK, created and directed by Oji Hiroi (Sakura Wars, Far East of Eden) and written by Shūji Iuchi (Mashin Hero Wataru). It aired in NTV from April 7, 1989 to March 2, 1990. It spawned three special direct-to-video episodes and two Original Video Animation movies, as well as a video game for the PC Engine SuperGrafx.

Plot[edit]

In 2050, the moon was mysteriously terraformed after a great earthquake. Fifty years later, the moon is now populated with humans and has become a popular tourist destination. After a boy named Daichi arrives on the moon for summer vacation, he accidentally meets an old witch, V-Mei, and her granddaughter Guri Guri. Both of them are members of the endangered Long-Ears race, currently at war with the evil Jadou Clan, who are also planning to take over Earth. V-Mei gives a magic gun to Daichi and reveals that he is the chosen Madou Warrior destined to save the Long-Ears race and their land Rabiluna from the Jadou Clan.

With the magic gun, Daichi can summon Granzort, a giant robot called a Madou King with the elemental power of Earth, to fight against the monsters of the Jadou Clan. During their travels, Daichi, V-Mei, and Guru Guri are later joined by two other Madou Warriors, Gus and Rabi. Gus's magic bow summons Winzart, the Madou King of Wind, while Rabi's magic top summons Aquabeat, the Madou King of Water.

Theme Songs[edit]

  • Opening

"Hikari no Senshi-tachi (Soldiers of Light)" by Kenji Suzuki Lyrics: You and Hisa Araki, Composer: Yukihide Takekawa, Arranger: Yamamoto Takeshi

  • Ending

"Horore chuchu parero" by Tomoko Tokugaki Lyrics: You and Hisa Araki, Composition: Kosugi Yasuo, Arrangement: Yamamoto Takeshi

Staff[edit]

  • Planning: Sunrise
  • Written by: Hajime Yatate Prince Hiroi
  • Planning Cooperation: Red Company
  • Character Design: Studio Live
  • Mechanical design: Ookawara Kunio
  • Art Director: Ikeda Shigemi
  • Director of Photography: Okui Atsushi
  • Music: Tadashi Tadashi Tanaka
  • General Director: Iuti Hideharu
  • Producer: Itou Symphony, Yuko Sagawa, Yoshii Takayuki, Masayuki Tomita people
  • Guest Character Design: Ashida Toyoo, Yoshimatsu Takahiro, Uesugi Emiko
  • Guest Mechanical Design: Hiroshi Fuji
  • Original: live studio, production Nakamura, mu studio, animation ares, House Lust, GA studio, studio tan huh mark studio, studio plotting only
  • Video: plotting only studio, Studio MAX, Chimumu project, wombats, Eyume studio, studio mark, nine studio magic, ECHO, Studio G7, the last house, the group ZEN, anime romance, Nakamura Production
  • Check Videos: Aya Yoshi priest, Etsushi forest and Kazuhiko Komori, Nagasaki Takaharu, Kanno Toshiyuki
  • Color Design: Uemura Ayako
  • Coloring: Takeshi Mochida, Tiba Kenzi, Nozaki Kinuyo, Takiguti Yoshiko, Masashi Nitta, Matsushita Kumiko, Rieko Tanaka, Sanae Hukada
  • Special Effects: Isono Matsuko, Shibata Mutsuko, Komori Yasuhiko, Yamamoto Hiroshi
  • Finish: Studio DEEN, bogey studio, Studio G7, nine studio magic, just
  • Backgrounds: Atelier Musa, the modern mass production, green
  • Photographer: Asahi Production, trans arts, reefs
  • Sound Production: Tida Keiko
  • Effect: Yasushi Aya Yoda, Kageyama Minoru
  • Adjustment: Yoda Yoshiaki
  • Recording Studio: voicing
  • Symptoms: Toukyou processing station
  • Editor: Yumiko Fabrics
  • Titles: Maki Pro
  • Setting Cooperation: Sum Asahina Shiyou, two trillion Yoshikawa
  • Production Cooperation: Studio Devil nine studios, G7
  • Production Progress: Murakoshi Hideo, Yoshimura Akira, Manda Toshiya City, Miyagi Shinzi, Ida Kazuyuki, Ryota Yamaguchi, Sakamoto Masatoshi, Igarashi Takuya Yusuke Yamamoto, Matsuda Yoshiaki, Y. Oohashi Tie
  • Production Setup: Sato Sumiko
  • PR: Yamaguti Susumu, Susumu Iwakami joy, Suzuki Yasuko
  • Production Desk: Manda Toshiya City, Miyashita Masako
  • Production Planning: NTV
  • Production: ASATSU, Sunrise

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SUNRISE INTERNATIONAL Information [FILM WORKs]".
  2. ^ 魔動王グランゾート DVD-BOX [Madö King Granzört DVD Box] (DVD box set) (in Japanese). Japan: Movic. ASIN B000068W7S.

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