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Giant Robo OVA Series Blu-ray

4.5 star rating out of 5
7 Reviews
SKU: 875707010320

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About Giant Robo OVA Series Blu-ray

Giant Robo OVA the Complete Original Series contains OVA episodes 1-7 of the anime directed by Yasuhiro Imagawa and has both the new and old English Dubs!.

In a marvelous future, Earth is in the midst of conquering its energy crisis thanks to the Shizuma Drive, a miracle invention from a troubled scientist. But dark forces conspire to tip the balance of power in their favor; the Big Fire Organization seeks to neutralize the Shizuma Drive in order to create a new energy crisis, and one of their key operatives has his own secret plans to take revenge and plunge the world into darkness.

Standing against Big Fire is the International Police Organization, a heroic and colorful assemblage of mighty warriors, secret agents, and super scientists. The IPO’s youngest member is Daisaku Kusama, an earnest 12-year-old boy who commands the mightiest super robot in the world: Giant Robo!

Special Features: Commentaries on 5 episodes by original crew, Vintage Japanese previews & commercials,Japanese Blu-ray previews & commercials, Vintage English trailers, HD Remastered English trailers, Vintage Italian special: The Black Briefcase,Vintage Italian trailers, DVD Premium Remaster Edition Openings, Super Robot Wars appearances, PlayStation 2 Game Overview, Animatics/Pencil Tests for Episodes 2+6, Interview: G-Robo Battle Talk, Interview: Memories of Giant Robo, Scoring Giant Robo (Episodes 1-3, 6-7),Vintage English Credits (Animaze, NYAV versions), Art Gallery: Keyart & Color Works, Art Gallery: Model Sheets & Production Art, Liner Notes: The World of Giant Robo: The Animation

Contains both versions of the English dub, the Animaze dub (1992-1998) and The NYAV dub (2004).


  • Publisher: DISCOTEK
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action
  • Themes: Mecha
  • Age Rating: 10+
  • Run Time: 400
  • Year Created: 1992
  • Release Date: 12/24/2019
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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Ratings & Reviews

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5 star rating out of 5

A Prestige Release for a Prestige Anime

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I'll tell you this about the release: it is Discotek, quite possibly the best anime licensor in the United States. They have taken such great care with one of the greatest anime ever produced and presented it in a fantastic release that I would easily call one of the best anime collections put on the market.

How good are they? I'll say this: each episode in the Episode Select screen not only has the episode title in English, but the title in kanji with a direct translation and the exact date of that episode's release. When was the last time you saw that on a western release of an anime?

GIANT ROBO is one of the quintessential titles produced in this medium. Period. If you owned the prior releases, this is well worth the upgrade. If you've never seen it, then you really have no excuse at this point.

This will go down as one of the greatest home video releases in anime history. Don't miss it!

5 star rating out of 5

Essential 90's anime.

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The story's pacing is a bit uneven. It's obvious they wanted to present this world as bigger than what we got on screen. Characters already have histories and rivalries. Locations and the past are explained but only enough to make the story coherent while leaving details to reinforce the off-screen world building. Not bad but the weakest aspect to this anime.

Stylistically, the animation looks purposefully dated and I think it looks great. If anyone enjoyed the "Lunar" games on sega cd or ps1, Toshiyuki Kubooka was one of the main character designers of those games as well as this Giant Robo series.

If you enjoy classical music you're going to love this soundtrack. It's a full orchestra that was performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. I'm not aware of many anime that has such a mighty symphonic soundtrack. It's incredibly lush and can hang with any film that comes out of Hollywood.
This show feels more like one long movie instead of an episodic mini series. A+

3 star rating out of 5

disappointment for fans of the Japanese version

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I had highly anticipated this release of Giant Robo on Blu-ray because I have loved the show for over 20 years now (having owned previous VHS and DVD releases of it) and thought a remastered edition would be awesome. However, I was disappointed to find out that for the Japanese track on this disc only 2.0 audio was available. My old Anime Works DVDs have 5.1 audio available for the Japanese track. I was always somewhat dissatisfied with the sound on those old DVDs and was hoping for a remastered Japanese 5.1 track on this new release - but the 5.1 audio on my old DVDs sounds better than the 2.0 on this new disc. I've never watched the dubbed versions of Giant Robo because I've always been a fan of the original Japanese version and if you're like me, hold on to your old DVDs and skip this one, it's not an upgrade.

3 star rating out of 5

Great series, disappointing audio


This is a great series with peak animation quality. However, I'm very disappointed by how the Japanese audio is mixed. The dialogue is verrrrrrrry low in the mix. I'm Japanese so when I buy western releases of anime blu-ray, I like to turn off the English subtitles, but in this case the dialogue was constantly being drowned out by the sound effects that I actually had to turn the subtitles on to follow what the characters were saying. Maybe this is how it was in the original but it's a substantial flaw.

5 star rating out of 5

A Masterpiece of Animation now on Bluray

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I was glad to upgrade to this BD of "Giant Robo" when on sale by RS. The animation is stunning in 1080p / 4:3 format, and the great Warsaw Symphony Orchestra music includes the 'Libretto' musical score that still feels dramatic/captivating as ever to me.

The anime consists of seven one-hour episodes that takes place in seven days, and ironically took over seven years to complete for the extremely incredible battle animation sequences involved, which critics considered way over-the-top for an anime series back in the day.

I enjoyed the show for the mystery, colorful heroes/villains with special powers, a grand narrative that's complex along with cliff-hangers, and naturally, the many robots and machines showcased in the series. It also ends with a 'Nakaseru' finale that was said to shock viewers back in 1990's, but still leaves its impact and heart-felt reaction today. Highly recommended to add to your collection, and don't forget to watch "Ginrei" OVA series as well.

5 star rating out of 5

Fantastic time capsule for awesome 90's anime!

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This was my first time ever seeing this show and also my first time purchasing a Discotek release. I picked this up after hearing good things about both of them. My expectations were set very high and I was still pleasantly surprised! This is one of the best anime Blu-rays I own.

Discotek has been building a reputation as a boutique Blu-ray label and this release definitely showcases this. Seven 45-minute episodes across two discs and a TON of bonus features as well, a lot of love was put into this release.

The show itself has fantastic art and is beautifully animated. The story is loosely based on Mitsuteru Yokoyama's "Giant Robo" manga from the 1960's and also features characters that were introduced throughout the other manga he has written. The action never stops from start to finish, and all the characters get excellent character arcs, even the "bad" guys.

If you are a fan of action, sci-fi, or 90's anime in general you will not be disappointed.

5 star rating out of 5

One of the greatest OVA's and Blu-Ray Releases of all time!

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While this review is very biased, in that this is my favorite anime of all time, Discotek Media's release of Giant Robo - The Day the Earth Stood Still, is quite possibly the best version of this series on home video. The disc comes with both the Animaze and the NYAV Post English language tracks, as well as the original Japanese tracks. There's an extensive series of liner notes from Mike Toole, that really dives into the OVA's rich history and origins.

The retro look is what brought to Giant Robo, but what's inside is an incredible series that many should watch and Discotek Media spared zero expense to make this a MUST HAVE, for anyone that loves anime from the 90's.