Weird Monsters Giant Robo Dealt With

As Giant Robo was also repeatedly rebroadcast alongside of the Ultra Series in my childhood, I remember I enjoyed watching it every time it aired.

The product has not been publicly reviewed so much as the Ultra Series, I don’t remember the details of each episode unfortunately as I previously said.

But the monsters which appeared in the series remain in my memory quite vividly because of their unique appearances and characters.

Generally speaking, while it’s true of any other TV tokusatsu series back then, the monsters and villain characters looked so weird lacking the beauty and cleanness the Ultra Monsters designed by Tohl Narita.

Nevertheless, I have to admit that we were also drawn to such weird-looking monsters as a kid.

Giant Robo also had its unique-looking, impressive monsters which I can’t forget even now such as Ganmons, Glober, Iron Power and Ganger.

While each of them is a monster and robot with an enlarged human body part featured or distorted shapes of real-life creatures, they looked so striking with much impact in their own way.

The Toei crew audaciously applied the way of designing Tohl Narita avoided intentionally as shown in his kaiju design principles to their products, and it can be said it managed to win its own popularity.

It was fun to find a series of GR type robots controlled by the BF such as GR2 and Calamity appeared although, if my memory serves me right, Calamity didn’t move at all to the end because of the technical malfunction the BF suffered in the episode.


2 thoughts on “Weird Monsters Giant Robo Dealt With”

  1. Wow, that Ganmon looks really special. I like how the legs of the actor are covered in nerve-like filaments. It is similar to one of my favorite Ultra Series monsters, Gan Q from Ultraman Gaia. Even the name sounds alike!

    1. Yes, right. Gan Q might have been designed getting inspiration from Ganmons. The difference is Ganmons has its eyelid which I remember was closed forcibly by Giant Robo before the monster was beaten.

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