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.

Overview

Gear Fighter Dendoh tells the story of two Japanese schoolboys—short-tempered Ginga Izumo and level-headed Hokuto Kusanagi—who meet one day in the midst of an attack on the Earth by Gulfer, a race of sentient machines determined to wipe out all life in the universe. The two are chosen by Dendoh, a machine built to battle Gulfer, to be its pilots during this attack. They also become members of the Guard Earth and Advanced Reconnaissance (GEAR) organization designated with the protection of Earth from the Gulfer advance. The two pilots find themselves in a race to obtain the powerful and animal-like Data Weapons before Gulfer 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

  • Director: Mitsuo Fukuda
  • Series Composition: Chiaki Morosawa
  • Screenplay: Sukehiro Tomita (ep. 1–2); Masaharu Amiya (ep. 3, 7, 9, 25, 28); Hiroyuki Yoshino (ep. 4, 8, 10, 14, 18, 19, 26, 30, 31, 37); Yasuko Kobayashi (ep. 5, 6, 11, 16, 21, 27); Chiaki Morosawa (ep. 12, 13, 23, 38); Shoji Tonoike (ep. 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 33); Tomoya Asano (ep. 32, 35); Noboru Kimura (ep. 34, 36)
  • Storyboard: Eiji Yamanaka; Goro Taniguchi ;Keisaku Asuka; Manabu Ono; Masahiro Hosoda; Masakazu Obara; Masamitsu Hidaka; Mitsuo Fukuda; Naoki Hishikawa; Shigeki Takagi; Susumu Yamaguchi; Takashi Kawashima; Tetsuya Watanabe; Yasuhiro Minami; Yuu Kou
  • Episode Director: Hiroshi Kawashima; Manabu Ono; Masahiro Hosoda; Masahiro Takada; Masakazu Obara; Mitsuo Fukuda; Naoki Hishikawa; Shigeki Takagi; Shigenori Awai; Tetsuya Watanabe; Yasuhiro Minami
  • Animation director: Akira Takahashi; Eiji Nakata (Mecha); Hirokazu Hisayuki (Character); Manabu Imura (Mecha); Minoru Yamazawa; Satoshi Shishido (Mecha); Susumu Yamaguchi; Takehiro Suzuki; Takuro Shinbo (Character); Tamotsu Ikeda (Mecha); Yasutoshi Niwa;Yuji Ushijima (Character)
  • Character Designs: Hirokazu Hisayuki
  • Mechanical Designs: Junichi Akutsu
  • Music: Toshihiko Sahashi

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:

  • COUNT DOWN by Little Voice (ep. 1–19, 22–38)
  • Brand New Mermaid by C-DRiVE (ep. 20 and 21)

Insert Song:

  • Over the Rainbow by Little Voice

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.

External links

it:L'invincibile Dendoh

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