Sadly, Onidragon from TMUSubs has gone missing in action. Therefore, for the time being, Uchuu Majin Daikengo will be a Luurah Productions project only and no longer a joint project. To OniDragon, wherever you are, I wish you the best of luck, and I hope you’re doing well. Thank you for your involvement with this project up to this point.
And now, onto the newest episodes of Daikengo to be released…
On Episode 13, titled “The Secret of Planet Burai”, Prince Ryger and company encounters a robot named Spal, constructed by the Magellan armies as a way to learn of Bryman’s identity and, eventually, assassinate the vagabond swordsman. However, Spal’s programming may have gone awry as it appears to have developed its own free will. Whether that’s a stroke of genius or just a glitch on the Magellans’ part is up for debate.
If you like this episode, you might like “The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun“, a 1968 anime film that was directed by Isao Takahata. This was also the first of several films in which Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki collaborated over the years. Also, this film is available on Region 1 DVD by Discotek Media.
As for Episode 14, titled “Blueprints of the Mobile Planet”, our intrepid heroes run into Captain Nigero and his crew from Planet Coolina. Apparently, these people have gone yellow and ran away from the Magelllan Empire, abandoning their planet in the process. However, this is all a facade once Prince Ryger and company arrives on the planet and find a robot girl named Roscarl. You’ll just have to download and find out more.
The character, Roscarl, might reminds some viewers of the 1968 tokusatsu series, Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot(a.k.a. Giant Robo). Like Daikengo, the tokusatsu version of this show is owned by Toei. Also, the show is available on Region 1 DVD by Shout! Factory.
As for Episode 15, titled “Monster Planet of Evil”, we’re now on Planet Alpes, a quaint and inhabited planet that’s also home to a race of giant monsters called “monkira” (“Dragon” in the Italian & Spanish dubs) which look like the cross between a centaur and a monkey. Prince Ryger and his crew run into a smaller monkira and name him “Chibi”. (Japanese for “little”; was named “Tinytot” in both the Italian & Spanish dubs) However, General Roboleon has an interest in the monkira as well. This couldn’t end well…
Now to discuss another cast character from the show. Well, technically two… but since they’re both voiced by the same person, I’m mentioning them both here.