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Anime Profile: Dangaioh Hyper Combat Unit

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Dangaioh Hyper Combat UnitHaja Taisei Dangaioh (破邪大星弾劾凰) ("Giant Star Warrior Dangaioh")Dangaioh Hyper Combat Unit
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Giant Star Warrior Dangaioh
3 OVA episodes3 OVA episodes, 1 movie
1990–92 (OVA)1987–89 (OVA)
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1996 (movie)
US Renditions, Manga EntertainmentAIC/Bandai Ent./Emotion/Artmic
Toshihiro Hirano
Toshihiro Hirano
Great DangaiohHaja-Kyosei G Dangaioh
Garimos ⊕
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Lamda Nom ⊕
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Mia Alice ⊕
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon, and on VHS at Amazon.

Characters: Dangaioh Hyper Combat Unit

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Garimos ⊕ --?-- Pai Thunder ⊕ --?--
Lamda Nom ⊕ --?-- Roll Kuran ⊕ --?--
Mia Alice ⊕ --?-- Tarsan ⊕ --?--

Description: Dangaioh Hyper Combat Unit

Dangaio was one of the best mecha anime of the 1980's because of its similarities to Getta Robo and other mecha anime. It was originally brought to the US by US Renditions, but after the company fell, the tapes were no longer available. Later, the anime was picked up by Manga Entertainment and instead of being released as OAVs, it was chopped into a movie and renamed Dangaioh Hyper Combat Unit.

In the future, there are three teenagers named Mia Alice, Roll Kuran, Pai Thunder, and Lamda Nom who posess psychic powers. Called Espers, they are abducted and brainwashed by Professor Tarsan who works for Garimos, a powerful intergalactic warlord. Tarsan got the girls together in order to pilot the transforming mecha Dangaioh. After harsh leadership by Tarsan, the team has had enough and so they turn against him and run away, taking Dangaioh with them. Now Garimos' forces are after them. Tarsan decides to turn against Garimos and become the team's mentor. And so begins the Dangaioh team's quest not only to stop Garimos' criminal regime but also to dig up their pasts.

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