1: MANV 1119
2: MANV 1120
3: MANV 1124
4: MANV 1125
5: MANV 1126
6: MANV 1127
7: MANV 1213
Giant Robo 1 - 7
Some years ago, Manga started releasing this
series. It got as far as volume 6, then it
stopped. For once, it wasn't Manga's fault, it
was down to the fact that the last episode had
not been made yet! Everyone, including the rabid
GR fans of the world, waited with baited breath
and sure enough, in 1998, GR7 finally appeared in
the US followed by a release in the UK in January
Giant Robo is actually the name of a
large robot. He only responds to the son of his
creator who was killed some years before the
story opened. However he is now part of the
Agents of Justice whose task in this story is to
stop Big Fire in its quest to conquer the Earth.
The plots and schemes of Big Fire soon become
subverted in themselves when the son of Dr. Von
Folgar, a scientist involved in the creation of a
new power source known as the Shizuma drive after
its creator, seeks to finish what his father had
begun, even if that meant the destruction of all
life on Earth. As the fight becomes more
desperate and casualties mount, it becomes clear
that the Shizuma drive is more than just a
ubiquitous tool, and the revenge that von
Folger's son desires is not what he thinks it is
The long wait for part seven has been worth it?
Maybe not. I always find it difficult to
reconcile myself to such a wait, something that I
endured with Macross Plus before.
However, the story ends well if a little sadly
and leaves the way open to a new adventure, so GR
fans can pause in respect then start drooling
again at what the future may bring.
The seventh tape also includes the pilot episode
of Barefoot Ginrei which takes
place during the previous series but outside the
storyline. This one starts seven hours after the
death of Dr. Shizuma, and folk are getting wound
up about Ginrei's success against Big Fire.
Ginrei has another, possibly more pressing
matter, however. She has lost her favourite china
dress! Oh the humanity!!! A light hearted view of
the folk in the Agents of Justice and the members
of Big Fire, though the lengthy insert between
the two "parts" is a little unneccessary and
would be better at the end, if have it you must.
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