Hyakuju Ou Golion

Japanese name: Hyakuju Ou Golion Hyakuju Ou Golion TV Series image
Japanese name: 百獣王ゴライオン
English name: King of Hundred Beasts Golion; Voltron: Defender of the Universe (Lion Force episodes)
Italian name: Golion; Voltron, difensore dell'universo
Dates: March 4, 1981-February 24, 1982
September 10, 1984 (United States)
1982 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 19:30-20:00, 18:00-18:30 (7:30-8:00, 6:00-6:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 52
Animation Studio: Toei Doga
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Tokyo 12, later TV Tokyo (TX)
syndicated (World Events Productions) (United States)
Canale 5 (Italy)
Creator(s): Saburo Yatsude
Series Director: Katsuhiko Taguchi
Episode Director(s): Hiroshi Sasagawa, Katsuhiko Taguchi, Kazushi Nomura, Kazuyuki Okaseko
Planning: Susumu Takaku (series composition)
Art Director: Shigemi Ikeda
Art Design: Nigiriko Oikawa (color)
Character Designer(s): Kazuo Nakamura
Animator(s): Kazuo Nakamura (director), Tsuneo Ninomiya (director), Yoshinori Higuchi (director), Moriyasu Taniguchi (director), Hiroshi Iino (director)
Music: Masahisa Takeichi
Sound: Katsumi Oota (director)
Voice Actors
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Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, giant robots, planetary exploration, aliens, war
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Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

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