UFO Robot Grendizer

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UFO Robot Grendizer
UFOロボ グレンダイザー
Other Names Grendizer
Series Info
Broadcasting Type TV series
Episodes 74
Original Airing Date/Release October 5, 1975 – February 27, 1977
First Appearance Super Robot Wars 2


UFO Robot Grendizer was developed to be a sequel to Great Mazinger after the initial concepts of a sequel were rejected by Toei. With the appearance of Uchu Enban Daisenso at the March 1975 Toei Manga Festival a remake was pitched using elements from Mazinger. To breathe new light into the series, the villains of the series were decided to be aliens, a trend that followed in other Toei mecha series while also making Duke a more Blue Blood character with his suit being based on a knight including more romantic elements with its characters and sense of adventure.

Grendizer focuses on protagonist Duke Fleed, the crown prince of the now ruined Planet Fleed and the Super Robot Grendizer. When the Vegan Empire attack the peaceful Planet Fleed to expand their military rule as a result of the radiation emanating from their former home planet; they opt to steal the Grendizer for their own exploits. The robot was stolen by the surviving prince and using a Spazer to escape came to Earth. Duke is adopted by scientist Dr. Genzo Umon, as his own son and is renamed Daisuke Umon. Working on a ranch with his friend Hikaru Makiba and her family, they get a visit from space travel student Koji Kabuto who then goes to meet a swarm of UFOs that have been appearing around Japan, unaware that UFOs are the Vegan Empire. Duke saves Koji with Grendizer and begins a long battle against the Vegan Empire with Koji, Hikaru, and Duke's lost sister Maria Fleed joining him.

Super Robot Wars Appearances

Character Appearances

  • Duke Freed
  • Koji Kabuto
  • Hikaru Makiba
  • Maria Freed
  • Rubina
  • Kirika

Unit Appearances

  • Grendizer
  • TFO
  • Double Spazer
  • Marine Spazer
  • Drill Spazer

BGM used

Song Title Song Title (Romanji) English Translation Links
とべ! グレンダイザー Tobe! Grendizer Fly! Grendizer
宇宙の王者グレンダイザー Uchuu no Ouja Grendizer King of the Universe Grendizer