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Anime series. Part of force five series.

''Planet Robo Danguard Ace'' (惑星ロボ・ダンガードA (エース); Wakusei Robo Dangaado A [ehsu]) is a Japanese science fiction anime series created by Leiji Matsumoto (松本零士) with Dan Kobayashi (小林壇). It was licensed by Jim Terry Productions as part of the Force Five promotion as simply "Danguard Ace". The titular robot also appeared in Marvel Comics' Shogun Warriors series, as well as the toy line of the same name.

Danguard Ace takes place on a future Earth in which nearly all natural resources have been depleted. People have begun looking toward other planets to survive, in particular the fictional tenth planet, Promete. Although people had hoped to peacefully begin settlement there, disaster strikes as the first explorers are destroyed by betrayal.

After this event, an individual named Mr. Doppler leaves toward Promete on his own ship, and declares himself Chancellor of the planet. Using Promete's resources, Chancellor Doppler constructs a vast military force greater than that of Earth's. He forbids anyone approaching the planet, under the insane belief that only he is entitled to it.

To gain control of Promete, the governments of Earth begin constructing massive combat robots. Doppler is able to attack and destroy all robots before they are completed, except for Danguard Ace. The forces sent to attack Danguard's base were destroyed because of the efforts of Captain Dan. Nothing is known of this mysterious man, save that he previously served Doppler while under mind control.

Takuma Ichimonji, son of the man who betrayed the initial Promete exploration team, becomes a cadet at Danguard's base. Ichimonji hopes that he might restore his fathers honor by fighting against Doppler's forces.