Six God Combination Godmars

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Six God Combination God Mars
(Rokushin Gattai Goddomāzu)
GenreMecha, Drama
Created byMitsuteru Yokoyama (manga Mars)
Anime television series
Directed byTetsuo Imazawa
Produced byTōru Horikoshi
Shigeru Akagawa
Atsushi Shimizu
Yasuji Takahashi
Written byKeisuke Fujikawa
Music byKei Wakakusa
StudioTokyo Movie Shinsha
Licensed by
Original networkNippon TV
Original run October 2, 1981 December 24, 1982
Anime film
God Mars: The Movie
Directed byTetsuo Imazawa
Produced byShigeru Akagawa
Written byKeisuke Fujikawa
Music byKei Wakakusa
StudioTokyo Movie Shinsha
Licensed by
ReleasedDecember 18, 1982
Runtime97 minutes
Original video animation
Godmars: The Untold Legend
Directed byMasakatsu Iijima
Produced byTadahito Matsumoto
Written byKeisuke Fujikawa
Music byReijirō Koroku
StudioTokyo Movie Shinsha
Licensed by
ReleasedJune 5, 1988
Runtime55 minutes
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Six God Combination God Mars (六神合体ゴッドマーズ, Rokushin Gattai Goddomāzu) is a mecha anime television series that was popular during its broadcast between 1981 and 1982 in Japan, Hong Kong, and Italy. The series consists of 64 episodes and 2 movies. Other loosely translated names are "Hexademon Symbiote God Mars", "Six God Union God Mars", and "Six Gods United As One Being"; sometimes spelling the title mecha as "Godmars".

The anime show is loosely based on the 1976 Mars manga from Shōnen Champion magazine by Mitsuteru Yokoyama. God Mars is named as such to represent the mythological Roman God of war.

Television series[edit]


In the year 1999, humanity begins to advance beyond the known Solar System. The small planet Gishin, led by the Emperor Zul, who aims to conquer the galaxy, runs into conflict with Earth. He targets Earth for elimination and to do this, he sends a male baby called Mars to live among humanity. Accompanying the baby is a giant robot named Gaia, which utilizes a new power source strong enough to destroy an entire planet. As planned, Mars is expected to grow up, where he will activate the bomb within Gaia to fulfill the mission of destroying the Earth. However, when Mars arrives on Earth he is adopted into a Japanese family and given the name Takeru. Seventeen years later, Takeru grows up with a love for humanity and refuses to detonate the bomb as ordered by Zul. However, if Takeru was to die, the bomb within Gaia would explode destroying the earth.

Takeru possesses psychic powers (ESP). Takeru also can pilot the God Mars robot with his mind. Takeru decides to join the Earth defense forces and becomes a member of the Crasher Squad (an elite space-defense force), where he and his friends take a last stand against the Gishin's attack. The relationship of Takeru with his brother Marg, which as fate would have it, pitted the two against each other in the war.

Unknown to the Gishin, five other robots were created in secrecy alongside Gaia by Takeru's father and sent with Gaia to protect Takeru. Whenever Earth is in danger, Takeru is able to summon the five other robots to combine with Gaia to form the giant robot God Mars. The five other robots are Sphinx, Uranus, Titan, Shin and Ra.


  • Original Manga author and Creator: Mitsuteru Yokoyama
  • Series director: Tetsuo Imazawa
  • Producer: Atsushi Shimizu, Shigeru Akagawa, Toru Horikoshi, Yasuji Takahashi
  • Character Design: Hideyuki Motohashi
  • Animation director: Hideyuki Motohashi
  • Music: Kei Wakakusa
  • Mecha design: Hajime Kamegaki
  • Background Art: Tsutomu Ishigaki

Voice actors[edit]

Name Japanese Name Voices by
Mars/Takeru Myojin マーズ/明神タケル Yū Mizushima
Kenji Asuka 飛鳥ケンジ Hiroya Ishimaru
Naoto Ijuin 伊集院ナオト Hirotaka Suzuoki (anime)
Gô Shinomiya (Super Robot Wars Series)
Mika Hyuga 日向ミカ Youko Kawanami
Akira Kiso 木曽アキラ Yoku Shioya
Namida Akashi 明石ナミダ Eiko Yamada
Shigeru Otsuka 大塚長官 Kousei Tomita
Dr. Myojin 明神博士 Takeshi Aono
Shizuka Myojin 明神静子 Toshiko Maeda
Marg マーグ Yūji Mitsuya
Rose ロゼ Rumiko Ukai
Flore フローレ Yoshiko Sakakibara
Gasshu ガッシュ Akio Nojima
Kazuyuki Sogabe (eps 43-44)
Emperor Zuul ズール皇帝 Goro Naya
Gyron ギロン総統 Osamu Kobayashi
Rui ルイ Kumiko Takizawa
Narrator ナレーター Eiji Kanie

Home release[edit]

Discotek Media has announced its license to the series at Otakon 2018 on August 12. Announced on October 23, 2018, the SDBD set will be released on December 18, 2018. Throughout its 2 discs, it will contain the series, the movie, and the OVA.[1]

God Mars: The Untold Legend[edit]

Later in 1988, a God Mars OVA was released under the title God Mars: The Untold Legend which focused on the life of Marg, Mars' twin brother. Gaia, God Mars, and the Gishin robot Zeron receive redesigns although the OVA mostly focuses on an alternate telling of Marg's life on Gishin up until the events of episode 19.


A theatrical feature was to follow called God Mars: The Movie.

Video games[edit]

God Mars would go on to make guest appearances in games like Super Robot Wars. In Super Robot Wars Destiny and Super Robot Wars Z2: Hakai-hen, the player gets a "Game Over" whenever God Mars is destroyed, due to the God Mars storyline for the first 25 episodes. In Hakai-hen, there is even a special game-over screen for when this happens.


God Mars came out very early in the super-robot animation era of the 1980s, having been created by Mitsuteru Yokoyama. The show did appear in the U.S., as an edited televised movie in 1982 called "Godmars".


  1. ^ "God Mars complete series and movie on SDBD Blu Ray!". October 23, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  • Ishizuki, Saburo. Alt, Matt. Duban, Robert. Brisko Tim [2005] (2005). Super #1 Robot: Japanese Robot Toys 1972-1982. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books LLC. ISBN 0-8118-4607-5
  • Clements, Jonatha. McCarthy Helen. [2006] (2006). The Anime Encyclopedia: Revised & Expanded Edition. Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge Press. ISBN 978-1-933330-10-5

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