Nekketsu Saikyō Go-Saurer

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Nekketsu Saikyō Go-Saurer
熱血最強ゴウザウラー
(Nekketsu Saikyō Gōzaurā)
GenreAdventure, Mecha, School
Anime television series
Directed byToshifumi Kawase
Written byToshifumi Kawase
Music byTomoki Hasegawa
StudioSunrise
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original run March 3, 1993 February 23, 1994
Episodes51
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Nekketsu Saikyō Go-Saurer (熱血最強ゴウザウラー, Nekketsu Saikyō Gōzaurā, also called "Hot-Blooded Strongest Go-Saurer", "Matchless Passion Gozaurer" or "Gozaurer") is a 51-episode animated television series, and third series in the Eldran franchise funded by Tomy and produced by Sunrise. It aired in Japan from March 3, 1993 to February 23, 1994. The story revolves around a group of elementary school children who are given command of a mecha named Go-Saurer and their efforts to defend the Earth from the Kikaika Empire (Named the "Machine Empire" in the Filipino dubbed version).

Plot[edit]

A year has passed after the Three Great Demons got defeated by Great Ganbaruger. But it was not long that a month has passed when the mechanization organization, the Kikaika (literally mechanization) Empire invades the solar system in space, and in a matter of moments they take over and convert the planets Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter and Mars, and now, they had set their sights on Earth. However, Earth's only ancient protector and soldier of light, Eldran stands in their progress. To fight this new menace he gives the three sixth graders Kenichi Minezaki, Hiromi Tachibana and Shinobu Asaoka three huge robotic dinosaurs named Mach Ptera, Land Stego and Thunder Brachio, with the power to merge and form the giant robot Gosaurer. Then later the two secondary mecha appear; Magna Tyranno which will became Magnasaurer and Grantops which will change into Gransaurer, which Taro Shirogane and Youji Hiyama can pilot and use to combine to the ultimate King Gosaurer stop the Kikaika Empire's advances.

Characters[edit]

Saurers (ザウラーズ, Zauraazu)[edit]

Kenichi Minezaki (峯崎 拳一, Minezaki Kenichi)
Voiced by: Urara Takano

Kenichi Minezaki is the sixth grade main pilot of Mach Ptera and Gosaurer. His parents run a sports store named "Minezaki Sports". He is an active and cheerful boy who likes to skateboard and is good at sports, but like Jin and Kotaro, he is having a hundred percent problems of academics. He is friends with Saneyasu and Kazutaka whom he always plays soccer with. He dreamed that a giant gear crashed onto his home which converted him very strangely after Great Ganbaruger saved Earth months prior. Once, he was cursed by the Mechanical Empire into a mechanical cyborg for a few days temporarily for some time, but after a brief and bruised battle with the combined lifeforces and powers of the Four Great Machine Kings' new forme, the Machine Great King, he returned to being a human for the time being. After a harsher battle between themselves and the Emperor, the most powerful Kikaijin, he graduated from Harukaze Elementary along with the Saurers.

Hiromi Tachibana (立花 浩美, Tachibana Hiromi)
Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara

Hiromi Tachibana is the pilot of Land Stego and the conservative son of a klutzy doctor who lives in Harukaze City, a neighboring city to Aozora and Hinobori. He has a hobby for writing and drawing manga.

Shinobu Asaoka (朝岡 しのぶ, Asaoka Shinobu)
Voiced by: Yuri Amano

The first female Eldran pilot who operates Thunder Brachio. A tomboyish sixth grade girl who often argues with Kenichi. She is learning kendo, and often spars with her grandmother (who is also an arcade gamer).

Taro Shirogane (白金 太郎, Shirogane Tarou)
Voiced by: Bin Shimada

Also known as "Kinta". The judo club member who is refined, yet aggressive and the toughest. Magna Tyranno was found in a volcano in the dinosaurs' era so it accepted Taro as its pilot.

Yoji Hiyama (火山 洋二, Hiyama Youji)
Voiced by: Akemi Shinohara

An indecisive nerd and teacher's pet, who is a real bookworm and the heir to the elite family, though the Hiyama clan disapproved of the fact. Personally, he has a crush on the Class 6-3's homeroom teacher, Yayoi Yuri. The Boueigar-turned-Grantops became Yoji's personal mecha.

Goro Ishida (石田 五郎, Ishida Gorou)
Voiced by: Noriko Uemura

The very angry sixth grade class president of class 6-2 who has a serious disposition and a very dangerous and explosive temper. He is Saurer Jet's pilot.

Erika Kozu (光主 エリカ, Kouzu Erika)
Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara

Also known as "Eri". The leader of the Saurers. She gives the scramble command through her brace, and occupies the main command seat in the command center. She has a big ego, which leads to situations like dragging the Saurers into a movie production to fulfill her dreams of becoming an idol.

Takako Kojima (小島 尊子, Kojima Takako)
Voiced by: Ikue Otani

The "Professor" of the Saurers. Not only did she help develop Boueigar (Gransaurer) but she also writes the program for King Gosaurer. She is usually poised, but lashes out when she can't handle enough. She thinks failure can sometimes lead to success. Strangely enough, the code looks like Basic, so that may have helped. She also was the one who first worked out the functions of Gosaurer. She is the Kojima family cousin of Tsutomu Kojima, Jin Hyuga's classmate.

Shuzo Osada (長田 秀三, Osada Shuuzou)
Voiced by: Yuri Amano

A boy who is very good with mechanical things. He helped with the design and construction of Boueigar. He seems to possibly be more than a friend with Takako, often helping her make stuff. His father seems to have some type of job involving into fixing cars.

Saneyasu Mushanokoji (武者小路 叉音泰, Mushanokouji Saneyasu)
Voiced by: Akemi Shinohara

Also known as "Bon". The second of the "terrible trio" with Kazutaka and Kenichi who wears a blue cap. He is tall for his age.

Kazutaka Seki (関 和孝, Seki Kazutaka)
Voiced by: Mika Yanata

The third member of Kenichi's trio known as "Chobi". He is a short troublemaker who is good at soccer in school.

Yuka Mizuhara (水原 結花, Mizuhara Yuka)
Voiced by: Ikue Otani

The first of the female trio. She is more of a crybaby than Kumiko and Harue. It seems that she has some sort of relationship between her and Taro.

Kumiko Tanabe (田辺 久美子, Tanabe Kumiko)
Voiced by: Urara Takano

Also known as "Kuuko". The second of the female trio. She was once stalked by Hiromi as a subject for art, but when he gets hurt she gets around her feelings to treat him, and in fact seems to possibly care about him after that. The nurse, as such, among the kids.

Harue Yamamoto (山本 春枝, Yamamoto Harue)
Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara

The third member of the female trio, her timidity seems to be expressed in her introvertedness. She is the tallest one in the class, and while Bon seemed to have a crush on her due to her wearing a red raincoat during a very rainy day and so, in the end it appeared to have amounted to nothing, plausibly leaving her as the only one of the three likely not to have a potential boyfriend.

Akemi Sato (佐藤 明美, Satou Akemi)
Voiced by: Akemi Shinohara

Also known as "One". The bright first-born of the Sato twins who talks a lot.

Harumi Sato (佐藤 晴美, Satou Harumi)
Voiced by: Mika Yanata

Also known as "Two". The second-born of the Sato twins.

Masao Fujiyoshi (藤吉 雅夫, Masao Fujiyoshi)
Voiced by: Sanshiro Nitta

Also known as "Mabo". An overeater. During the Saurers' stay in the dinosaurs' era, he ends up for a short while adopting a baby dinosaur which hatched from the egg he was about to eat. In the end he has to leave it behind along with the dinosaurs.

Ikuyo Oyama (大山 育代, Ooyama Ikuyo)
Voiced by: Noriko Uemura

A heavyset girl. She takes care of the class's pet, an iguana named Dai, and is kind to animals in general. She even rescued a stray cat who got caught inside Gosaurer when a battle began.

The Robots[edit]

Unlike the previous Eldran series' unit, both the Gosaurer and Magnasaurer are transformed by the school itself, rather than launched under the base of school/street, which means the facilities in school are usable, but also means that the armour are extremely weak.

Gosaurer[edit]

(While not engaging in battle, it was the central part of the school, including classroom which the Saurers belongs to)

Saurer Jet (ザウラージェット, Zauraa Jetto)[edit]

It is piloted by Goro Ishida. This form is the form Gosaurer takes when first launched. It is good for transportation but not much else, as the only weapons usable in this form are the Thunder Cannons, Jet Vulcan, and the Saurer Jet itself. Once it has reached its destination, it splits into its three components with the command "Saurer Formation."

  • Specs
    • Length: 48.0 meters
    • Weight: 124.0 tons
    • Top Flying Speed: Mach 7
    • Power Output: 530,000 metric horsepower (390,000 kW)

Mach Ptera (マッハプテラ, Mahha Putera)[edit]

  • Specs
    • Height: 34.1 meters
    • Weight: 38.0 tons
    • Ground Movement Speed: 120 kilometers per hour
    • Top Flying Speed: Mach 4.8
    • Power Output: 88,000 metric horsepower (65,000 kW)

It is piloted by Kenichi Minezaki. The first Dinosaur Robot, it is the only flight-capable component of the three. It mounts a pair of gatling guns on the wings called the Brit Vulcans and a pair of slicing blades called the Ptera Slicers. It becomes the arms and back of Gosaurer. The support crew for it are Masao, Yuka, Ikuyo, Takako, and Youji, until Gransaurer's debut.

Land Stego (ランドステゴ, Rando Sutego)[edit]

  • Specs
    • Height: 34.5 meters
    • Length: 20.5 meters
    • Weight: 40.5 tons
    • Ground Movement Speed: 200 kilometers per hour
    • Top Hovering Speed: 580 kilometers per hour
    • Power Output: 106,000 metric horsepower (78,000 kW)

It is piloted by Hiromi Tachibana. The second Dinosaur Robot, it can attack with spinning back plates called the Fin Cutters and with missile launchers on the sides of the head called the Stego Launchers. Its support crew is Saneyasu, Erika, Kumiko, Harue, and Taro, until Magnasaurer was found in a volcano. It becomes Gosaurer's main body.

Thunder Brachio (サンダーブラキオ, Sandaa Burakio)[edit]

  • Specs
    • Height: 58.8 meters
    • Length: 35.0 meters
    • Weight: 59.8 tons
    • Ground Movement Speed: 160 kilometers per hour
    • Top Hovering Speed: 460 kilometers per hour
    • Power Output: 270,000 metric horsepower (200,000 kW)

It is piloted by the first female pilot, Shinobu Asaoka. The third Dinosaur Robot and its weapons are a gatling cannon inside the mouth called the Brachio Needle and the Thunder Cannons in its back. It can also withdraw the legs into the body and ram with hover jets. The support crew for this Robo are Kazutaka, Shuuzou, the twins Akemi and Harumi, and Goro. It becomes Gosaurer's legs.

Gosaurer (ゴウザウラー, Gouzauraa)[edit]

  • Specs
    • Height: 44.8 meters
    • Weight: 120.0 tons
    • Ground Movement Speed: 960 kilometers per hour
    • Top Flying Speed: Mach 5.6
    • Power Output: 530,000 metric horsepower (390,000 kW)

When the command "Nekketsu Gattai" is given to the Commander unit, the three Dinosaur Robots merge into Gosaurer. The three pilots move to the head, where Kenichi seems to be the main pilot. The three command centers recombine into a new command center in the middle of Gosaurer's chest. Its attacks include:

  • Saurer Bomber
    A crystal is formed from the chest crystal, then punched at the enemy
  • Water Beam
    It fires an energy beam form the chest crystal. The power magnifies underwater.
  • Saurer Blade
    It summons the sword and the shield
  • Shield Beam
    It fires a beam from the fins on the shield
  • Saurer Cannon
    It fires blasts from the leg-mounted cannons
  • Spin Boomerang
    It throws the Saurer Shield in a boomerang-style attack
  • Saurer Magma Finish
    The finishing attack, utilizing the Saurer Blade

Magna Tyranno (マグナティラノ, Maguna Tirano)[edit]

  • Specs
    • Height: 62.5 meters
    • Weight: 100.0 tons
    • Ground Movement Speed: 380 kilometers per hour
    • Power Output: 470,000 metric horsepower (350,000 kW)

Taro Shirogane is the pilot of two forms, and this is the form it takes when the Saurer Jet splits with "Saurer Formation". Its attacks are simple: Tyranno Fire fires a blast of fire from its mouth, Tyranno Smasher is a pair of torso mounted laser cannons, and it bodily rams the enemy when performing Tyranno Smash.

Magnasaurer (マグナザウラー, Magunazauraa)[edit]

  • Specs
    • Length: 42.6 meters
    • Weight: 98.0 tons
    • Ground Movement Speed: 820 kilometers per hour
    • Top Flying Speed: Mach 4.7
    • Power Output: 470,000 metric horsepower (350,000 kW)

The robot form. Its transformation command is "Nekketsu Shinka", or Hot-Blooded Evolution. It has:

  • Magna Blade
    Its own sword
  • Magna Shot
    It fires blasts from the arm cannons
  • Magna Bomber
    It forms a crystal from its chest crystal, which it then throws at the enemy like an American football

Magna Buster (マグナバスター, Maguna Basutaa)[edit]

The equipment mode. When the command "Nekketsu Bussou" or Hot-Blooded Armament is given, it can combine with Gosaurer to allow use of the finishing move "Saurer Big Buster" (Note: "Saurer Big Buster" can be fired even without combining with Gosaurer, but this has been done only once in the anime), firing a huge blast from the cannons. It also is this mode initially during launch, as a part of the Saurer Jet. When it is not engaging in battles, it was the part of the school which the stairs, as well as the cookery located. The name of the robot is Buster Gosaurer (バスターゴウザウラー, Basutaa Gouzauraa).Buster Gosaurer changes to Super Saurer Jet (スーパーザウラージェット, Suupaa Zauraa Jetto).

Grantops (グラントプス, Gurantopusu)[edit]

  • Specs
    • Height: 70.5 meters
    • Weight: 162.0 tons
    • Ground Movement Speed: 280 kilometers per hour
    • Power Output: 680,000 metric horsepower (500,000 kW)

Yoji Hiyama is the single pilot who controls all of the three forms. This is the Dinosaur mode of Gransaurer, and the initial mode it is gained in. It has several attacks in this mode:

  • Tricera Horn
    Its attack with the horns which can be launched and are attached to wires
  • Tricera Fire
    An attack of fire from the mouth
  • Tricera Launcher
    A missile spread fired from the launchers on the side
  • Tricera Arrow
    Energy blast from the horns

Granjet (グランジェット, Guranjetto)[edit]

  • Specs
    • Length: 50.3 meters
    • Weight: 148.0 tons
    • Top Flying Speed: Mach 8.2
    • Power Output: 680,000 metric horsepower (500,000 kW)

The initial form of Gransaurer during launch. This mode is pretty much just good for transportation, and has one attack: Gran Launcher, which launches a spread of missiles.

Gransaurer (グランザウラー, Guranzauraa)[edit]

  • Specs
    • Height: 43.5 meters
    • Weight: 148.0 tons
    • Ground Movement Speed: 880 kilometers per hour
    • Top Flying Speed: Mach 5.2
    • Power Output: 680,000 metric horsepower (500,000 kW)

When Youji gives the command "Nekketsu Shinka," or Hot-Blooded Evolution, to his Commander unit, Gransaurer transforms to robot mode. In this mode it has access to the following attacks:

  • Gran Launcher
    It fires a missile spread like those above
  • Big Lancer
    It summons its polearm weapon
  • Gran Bomber
    It forms a crystal form its chest crystal, then throws it at the enemy like a boomerang
  • Saurer Grand Slash
    Gransaurer's solo finishing move, using its polearm

King Gosaurer (キングゴウザウラー, Kingu Gouzauraa)[edit]

  • Specs
    • Height: 70.8 meters
    • Weight: 366.0 tons
    • Ground Movement Speed: 1,620 kilometers per hour
    • Top Flying Speed: Mach 9.8
    • Power Output: 1,800,000 metric horsepower (1,300,000 kW)

The combination of Gosaurer, Magnasaurer and Gransaurer into a single, powerful robot. It requires all the Saurers to be on board to commence the merge, and Kenichi, Taro and Yoji must all give the command "Chou Nekketsu Gattai" (Super-Hot-Blooded Merge) simultaneously to their Commander units. It can use the following attacks:

  • King Fire
    It releases fire from the Triceratops head on the chest, can also use an energy blast variant called the King Titan
  • King Shot
    It fires the foot cannons from Magnasaurer
  • King Launcher
    It fires a missile swarm form the shoulder launchers
  • King Blade
    It summons the sword
  • Saurer King Finish
    The finishing move, using the King Blade

In last episode it can further combine with the every part of the school which extra amour are placed on King Gosaurer, while the usable armaments are reduced to King Blade. The unit itself is called Gakuenger (ガクエンガー, Gakuengaa).

Theme Songs[edit]

Opening[edit]

  1. 1: "KEEP ON DREAMING" by Seraphim
  2. 2: "KEEP ON DREAMING SAURERS VERSION" by SAURERS

Insert[edit]

"Ready Go! Nekketsu Saikyo King Go-Saurer" by SAURERS

Ending[edit]

"OUR GOOD DAY...Bokura no GOOD DAY" by Megumi Hayashibara

Game appearances[edit]

Go-Saurer debuted as an entry in the Super Robot Wars series of video games in Super Robot Wars NEO for the Wii along with the other 3 Eldran robots.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Genki Bakuhatsu Ganbaruger
Nekketsu Saikyo Go-Saurer
1993–1994
Succeeded by
Kanzen Shouri Daiteioh