Voltron: Defender of the Universe (1984)

Voltron is the eponymous super robot of an anime series that features a team of Earth humans, known as the Voltron Force. The team’s individual vehicles join together to form the giant super robot, with which they defend the galaxy from evil. Initially produced as a joint venture between World Events Productions and Toei Animation, the original TV series aired in syndication from September 10, 1984 to November 18, 1985. The program was titled Voltron: Defender of the Universe.




PLOT SUMMARY

Lion Force Voltron (Voltron of the Far Universe)

The first season was based on Beast King Golion (Hykauu Juu Ou Golion),Voltron featured a team of five young pilots commanding five robot lions which could be combined to form Voltron. In this undefined future era, the Voltron Force was in charge of protecting the planet Arus (ruled by Princess Allura) from the evil King Zarkon (from planet Doom), his son Lotor, and the witch Haggar, who would create huge Robeasts to terrorize the people of Arus. Despite being the first of the two robots to appear on American television, the “GoLion” version of Voltron was regarded as “Voltron III” within the storyline because, within the original planned “three-Voltron” continuity, Arus was the furthest setting from Earth’s side of the universe (“Voltron I” being intended for the Near Universe, and “Voltron II” for the Middle Universe).

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