Friday, July 06, 2007


"X-Bomber (Xボンバー Ekkusu Bonbā) is a marionette tokusatsu TV series. Created by manga master Go Nagai, the show, aired on Fuji TV from October 4, 1980 to March 28, 1981, with a total of 26 episodes. This show was billed in Japan as being filmed in "Sūpāmariorama" (スーパーマリオラマ), a puppeteering process similar to Gerry Anderson's Supermarionation works. This show is basically a cross between Nagai's Getter Robo and Star Wars. Just like Getter Robo, the show's protagonists ride three vehicles that combine into a giant robot. Big Dai X, the show's robot, is more similar to the kind seen in the popular Super Sentai series than your average Nagai robot."

Now why didn't Krayonzilla hip us to any of these videos???


rickart said...

Speaking of giant robots, I was looking for something the other day with no luck... perhaps some of you guys might be able to help me out.

I borrowed a somewhat recent DVD of a Japanese production with some giant robots and monsters. One of the monsters was a walking bunch of buildings and another one was a watermellon monster. Some of the robots had some cool retro designs. It looked like some sort of mini-series.

I can't remember the name of the dang thing, but it was an amazing production with strange storylines about things like a stalker and a drunk.

Anyone know what I'm talking about?

Mr Goodson said...

I'll ask Krayonzilla next time he calls me. A building conglomerate thing and...watermelons? Man in rubber suit? Or CGI?

Krayonzilla said...

Been there....done that. 1980 was my Gundam/Yamato phase.