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Premiere October 20, 1963
Finale May 27, 1965
Creator Mitsuteru Yokoyama
Network/Provider Fuji TV
Style 30-minute sci-fi anime action
Company TCJ Animation Center,
Delphi Productions
Seasons 2
Episodes 83
Origin Japan

Gigantor is the English-dubbed American adaptation of Tetsujin 28-Go or Iron Man 28, a Japanese science fiction anime series that is notable for being the first anime in which a giant robot is employed to fight evil. In the year 2000 when the armies of the world are stretched too thin to combat the overwhelming forces of terrorism, criminals and aliens, a virtually indestructable robot named Gigantor is built to save the world.

The series was the inspiration for virtually every mecha anime series and spawned several sequels and remakes, including: Tetsujin 28th, Tetsujin 28-go FX and New Gigantor.



English Cast Character
Main Cast
Billie Lou Watt Jimmy Sparks
Cliff Owen Inspector Blooper
Gilbert Mack Dick Strong
Ray Owens Voices
Sonia Owens Voices
Peter Fernandez Voices


Season Premiere Finale #
Fuji TV
Season One October 20, 1963 April 5, 1964 25
Season Two April 16, 1964 May 27, 1965 58


  • At a Glance: Additional information about the series
  • Characters: A listing of recurring characters from the series

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Episode Collections : Region 1
Boxed Set 1 October 22, 2002 4

Boxed Set 2 February 11, 2003 4

The Collection Volume 1 May 5, 2009 4


The Collection Volume 2 September 15, 2009 4