Iron King: The Complete Series
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Very little information was known beforehand, however, a good friend recommended I check it out.
When I did, I was thoroughly impressed by many things regarding this series. For one, it is very unique amongst similar giant hero programs released at the time. For one, there are essentially two main characters, Gentaro and Goro, who travel the country, going from town to town, protecting people and stopping the bad guys. (which has very early shades of 'Supernatural' regarding the Winchester boys, especially with the comedic bickering they share)
This works exceptionally well in that the character development is focused solely on Gentaro and Goro, as opposed to having to deal with a large government team of agents like in most Ultraman type shows.
in addition, the bad guys in question are all too human, they've just gotten their hands on some pretty advanced technology (in the form of giant robots) and use that technology to terrorize innocent civilians in their bid to take control of Japan, and from there the world. It isn't until much later in the series do aliens come to invade the planet.
And of course, the piece de resistance is the fact that the titular hero is not in fact the main character. What I mean is that Gentaro, the lead agent is not the one who transforms into Iron King, rather it is his sidekick (the seemingly bumbling Clark Kentish Goro) who has that distinct honor.Read more ›
(The Mill Creek release of Super Robot Red Baron has the same issue)
I warn you...Star Trek this isn't. It's not even as by-the-books as Ultraman or Johnny Sokko. This is a WEIRD series...but it's all the more entertaining for it.
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Packaging is a joke. disks are inside envelopes and the case is large enough to hold actual disk holders in it. The box seems to break more every time I open it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lord Al III
More wacky fun from Senkosha studios. Filmed at the same time as RED BARON (1973), this series has a decidedly different flavor. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Hose Knows (aka Jinzo Ningen)
A Japanese cowboy, A Japanese Native American woman, A Yakuza and a Giant robot powered by water. Turn it into a TV show and have them fight oddly named gigantic monsters. Golden.Published 21 months ago by potzo
This is an enjoyable series that, while following a definate formula in each episode, certainly appeals to those who are fascinated by giant robots and super heroes. Read morePublished on April 8, 2014 by Gerald D. Matzke
Once again here's another classic Japanese tokusatsu series from the same production team. That brought you the Ultraman series, this 26 episode series starring Shoji Ishibashi as... Read morePublished on March 27, 2014 by Yattaman X-79