The Brave of Gold Goldran

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The Brave of Gold Goldran
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The Brave of Gold Goldran DVD box art
(Ōgon Yūsha Gorudoran)
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Mecha
Anime television series
Directed by Shinji Takamatsu
Written byHiroyuki Kawasaki
Music by Hayato Matsuo
Studio Sunrise
Original network TV Asahi
Original run February 4, 1995 January 27, 1996
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The Brave of Gold Goldran (黄金勇者ゴルドラン, Ōgon Yūsha Gorudoran) is a Japanese anime television series begun in 1995, created by Takara and Sunrise under the direction of Shinji Takamatsu, and was the sixth in the Yūsha /Brave metaseries. Goldran follows the adventures of three young boys who are tasked with finding alien robot fighters, or Braves, that are sleeping in the form of crystals. Their major antagonist is the flamboyant and thoroughly incompetent Walter, and the villains that follow him are often similarly humorous. The entire show is extremely focused on comedy and silliness almost to the exclusion of much in the way of storytelling, although the series does develop some running plot lines towards its end. In terms of television ratings, Goldran was the peak of the Brave series' popularity.



Three boys, Takuya, Kazuki, and Dai are from Ishinowa elementary school in the sixth grade. They are actively a strong, curious, mischievous trio. They obtained a mysterious jewel's "Power Stone". They bring back Dran, the golden robot, a brave who slept within a Power Stone and they became his master. However, Prince Walter Walzac, who aims at the Power Stone, has attacked them. They then go to an adventure for searching eight Power Stones that were scattered all over the world. They now aim at El Dorado's Legendra with Goldran.


Brave's Master

Takuya Harashima (原島 拓矢, Harashima Takuya)
Voiced by: Omi Minami
12 years old. The leader of the trio. His good techniques is acting like a whiny child that tricks adults. He's a very active, cheerful and very greedy shrewd boy. He likes video games and plastic models. He hates studying, causing a stroke just to have heard the word "Test". He's quick-witted about mischief.
Kazuki Tokimura (時村 和樹, Tokimura Kazuki)
Voiced by: Chiaki Morita
12 years old. He's a childhood friend of Takuya. He is tall and very smart and has the knowledge of a university student. And he is the brain of the trio. He does a very cynical, severe speech and behavior. However, his zeal to the adventure is not completely inferior at all to the other two. He likes inventing, and his dream to apply an invention that a person can make. He likes idol-type girls, and he also likes pretty girls with round butts.
Dai Suganuma (須賀沼 大, Suganuma Dai)
Voiced by: Kosuke Okano
12 years old, a childhood friend of Takuya. He has a thickish physique, and is very good at sports. He is an animal romanticist in the mild-mannered nature. However, he assists in their adventures, to the intrigue of Takuya and Kazuki. He is also obstinate. He writes an adventure diary every day. He likes cooking and flower arrangements.

The Walzac Republic Empire (ワルザック共和帝国, Waruzakku Kyouwa Teikoku)

Walter Walzac (ワルター・ワルザック, Warutā Waruzakku)
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa
20 years old. A royal prince of the Walzac and serves as the main antagonist for the first half of the series. After awakening Captain Shark he becomes a protagonist and changes his name to Captain Eta Izak (イーター・イーザック船長|Ītā īzakku senchō)
Colonel Sangross (カーネル・サングロス, Kāneru Sangurosu)
Voiced by: Chafurin
60 years old. Walter's butler and second in command. Very loyal to his master and disciplined.
Serious Walzac (シリアス・ワルザック, Shiriasu Waruzakku)
Voiced by: Sayuri Sadaoka
12 years old. A second prince of the Walzac and very cold hearted. He is often accompanied by cyborg soldiers and his dog, Razor (レイザー, Reizā).
Sharanla Sheathluh (シャランラ・シースルー, Sharanra Shīsurū)
Voiced by: Junko Asami
20 years old. Prince Walter's fiance and stalker. She loves Walter very much despite him not loving her in return.
Treasure Walzac (トレジャー・ワルザック, Torejā Waruzakku)
Voiced by: Shigezō Sasaoka
Emperor of the Walzac.

The Braves

The mecha themselves, called Braves, were created by prolific mechanical designer Kunio Okawara. While some of the Braves transform into transportation (e.g. cars and trains), others transform into animals (e.g. tyrannosaurus and shark). Goldran itself is formed from Dran (a car) and Golgon (a tyrannosaurus). The Braves themselves are aliens from planet Legendra (レジェンドラ, Rejendora) in the Golden Galaxy created by Lady Licca The Legendra (レディリカ・ド・レジェンドラ, Redirika Do Rejendora). If the Braves are defeated or their masters are killed they will revert into Power Stones, indestructible gems that can only reactivate them by reciting an ancient incantation. When not in combat the Braves can regenerate from any wound they received.

Gold Braves (黄金勇者, Ougon Yuusha)

Silver Knights (シルバーナイツ, Shirubaa Naitsu)

Other Braves

Walzac Machines

Other Hostiles

See also

Preceded by
Brave Police J-Decker
Brave series
Succeeded by
Brave Command Dagwon

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