Saturday, May 3, 2008

Saturday morning cartoons: Kotetsushin Jeeg.

(link) Don't be shy....feel free to sing along.


'Kotetsushin Jeeg (鋼鉄神ジーグ Kōtetsushin Jīgu?, or "Steel God Jeeg") is a Japanese animated television series and sequel to the 1975 Super Robot series Steel Jeeg, created by Go Nagai. The show began airing on the satellite network WOWOW on April 5, 2007 at 11:30 p.m. JST. Press material describes the show as "A simple tale of 'Good versus Evil' while at the same time a robot anime created for the sake of the adult core audience.

The story of Kotetsushin Jeeg takes place fifty years after the original and features a new cast of characters - primarily the new main character Kenji Kusanagi, a high school student and motorcycle racer who becomes Kotetsushin Jeeg to fight the sudden reappearance of "Haniwa Genjin"

The colours!-a pict from the first Steel Jeeg series in the early seventies

Kenji's motorcycle "Raikoba" was created by Build Base with the bronze bell as it's core. While riding the motorcycle, Kenji can activate the Raikoba's transformation by slamming his fists together (while wearing special yellow gloves emblazoned with a green "S"). The Raikoba will then transform into the Jeeg's head unit (much like how Hiroshi Shiba transformed into the Jeeg head, except he didn't need a motorcycle since he was a cyborg). Kenji later learns that his own parents were part of the Jeeg project and his father designed Raikoba."

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