Gear Fighter Dendoh

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Gear Fighter Dendoh
Gear 戦士電童
(Gear Faitā Dendoh)
Genre Mecha, Action, Drama
Anime television series
Directed by Mitsuo Fukuda
Produced by Kazunori Takagi (Yomiko Advertising)
Naotake Furusato (Sunrise)
Naotake Goshima (TV Tokyo)
Written by Chiaki Morosawa
Music by Toshihiko Sahashi
Studio Sunrise
Original network TV Tokyo
Original run October 4, 2000 June 27, 2001
Episodes38
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Gear Fighter Dendoh (Gear 戦士電童, Gia Faitā Dendō) is an anime series that aired in Japan. It ran for 38 episodes, from October 4, 2000 to June 27, 2001, on the TV Tokyo network and its affiliates.

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Overview

Gear Fighter Dendoh tells the story of two Japanese schoolboys—short-tempered Ginga Izumo and level-headed Hokuto Kusanagi—who meet each other one day, only a few minutes before the Earth is attacked by Galfa (sometimes translated as Gulfer or Garufa), a race of sentient machines determined to wipe out all life in the universe. In the midst of this chaos, the two are chosen by Dendoh, a giant robot built to battle Galfa, to be its pilots, causing them to become members of the Guard Earth and Advanced Reconnaissance organization designated with the protection of Earth from the Galfa advance. The two young pilots find themselves in a race to obtain the powerful and animal-like Data Weapons before Galfa can get their hands on them.

The show is directed and plotted by Mitsuo Fukuda and his wife, Chiaki Morosawa, the duo who went on to create Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and its sequel Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny . Notably, Morosawa was not sole head scriptwriter for Dendoh, instead sharing duties with Yasuko Kobayashi, who went on to be the head writer for Toei's Kamen Rider Ryuki , Kamen Rider Den-O , and Samurai Sentai Shinkenger .

Cast and crew

Cast

Crew

Gear Machines

Gear Fighter Dendoh (Gear 戦士電童, Gia Faitaa Dendou)

Knight Gear Oger (騎士 Gear 凰牙, Naito Gia Ouga)

Unicorn Drill

Viper Whip

Leo Circle

Bull Horn

Dragon Flare

Gatling Boar

Chojuuoh Kiba

Phoenix Alae

Galfa Empire

Seventeen years before the events of the series, Emperor Galfa was a biological manager program from planet Alktos that sought to destroy human life due to how they can and have easily destroyed nature. In an effort to save the environment from human intervention, he created a vast empire of machines to exterminate human life and named the empire after himself. In the final episode Galfa reveals his true form as a six headed mechanical dragon, possibly a reference to The Beast From The Sea or Orochi. After conquering the planet he created a large moon-sized satellite resembling the Death Star that emits an energy barrier that shields the entire planet and not only houses all of his forces, but also is armed with a gravitational cannon that can destroy planets.

Main Forces

Machine Beasts

Professional Machines

Heavy Machines

Episodes

  1. The First Day - Dendoh Launches - (始まりの日-電童出撃-)
  2. Appear! Unicorn Drill (出現!ユニコーンドリル)
  3. Knight Ogre Attacks! (騎士凰牙[ナイトオウガ]来襲!)
  4. The Trembling Spiral City! (戦慄の螺旋城)
  5. Explode! Viper Whip! (炸裂!バイパーウイップ)
  6. Courage of the Leo Circle (レオサークルの勇気)
  7. Assault! Bull Horn (突撃!ブルホーン)
  8. A New Companion (新しい仲間)
  9. The Missing Data Weapons (消えたデータウェポン)
  10. Zero Seconds Before Dendoh's Destruction (電童破壊0秒前)
  11. Decisive Match! Dendoh vs. Ogre (決戦!電童対凰牙)
  12. Omen of Crisis (危機の予感)
  13. Ginga's Father Comes Home (銀河の父、帰る)
  14. No Power! (電気が無い!)
  15. Ghost Story! The Data Weapons in School (怪談!学校のデータウェポン)
  16. The Demon from the Moon (月の悪魔)
  17. Lagowe's Teeth (ラゴウの牙)
  18. 8000 Meter Deep Battle (深度8000Mの戦い)
  19. Resurrected Life (よみがえる命)
  20. Burn! Ginga!! (燃えろ!銀河!!)
  21. Revived Black Knight! (黒騎士復活!)
  22. Mother's Secret (母の秘密)
  23. Locked Memories (閉ざされた記憶)
  24. Long Night (長い夜)
  25. In Midst of Flames (炎の中で)
  26. The Day Spiral City Falls (螺旋城の落ちる日)
  27. Stealthy Shadow (忍びよる影)
  28. Subaru's Challenge (スバルの挑戦)
  29. Hokuto in Danger (北斗の危機!)
  30. Greatest Rival! (最大の敵!)
  31. Hokuto's Cries, Ginga's Tears (北斗の叫び、銀河の涙)
  32. Fly! Subaru! (飛べ!スバル!)
  33. GEAR's Destruction! (Gear 壊滅!)
  34. Zero Attack! (ゼロ・アタック!!)
  35. Takeoff! To Space (発進!宇宙[そら]へ)
  36. Sea of Storms (嵐の海)
  37. The Truth About Arktos (アルクトスの真実)
  38. Legend of the Star - And, the Start of a Day (星の伝説-そして、始まりの日-)

Opening and Closing Themes

Opening:

Closings:

Insert Song:

Video Game

Gear Fighter Dendoh has spawned one platform title for the PlayStation. It was released in 2001.

Dendoh was also featured in the Super Robot Wars series of Japanese simulation games. It first appeared in 2002's Super Robot Wars R for the Game Boy Advance and Super Robot Wars MX for the PlayStation 2 and its PSP version.

Homage Weapons

In episode 24 of the series Dendoh is forced to fight without the aid of data weapons, forcing it to use an arsenal of weapons that are homages to various early mecha anime. This incarnation has been dubbed as Full Armor Dendoh.

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