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a mecha anime television series that aired from 1981 to 1982 in Japan. The show was also popular in Hong Kong and was aired there around the same time. There are 52 episodes that were aired at 30 minutes each.The story is about a young boy named Hiro Taikai who finds a gold lighter which turns out to be the giant Golden Warrior Gold Lightan, who has the mission to save the earth from an invasion by King Ibalda. Gold Lightan joined forces with his robot teammates to ruin the plots of King Ibalda and destroy invading alien robots by using his surpassing hand and leg strikes. Hiro also founded a group called the "Bratty Rangers" with his friends Edit
The robot is usually disguised as a tiny gold Zippo-style lighter in Hiro's pocket. When called upon, Gold Lightan transforms into a giant robot towering at 30 meters and weighing 200 tons. All robots in the show are sentient and do not require pilots. Usually the robot ends a battle with a trademark golden hand stab move which drives a hand strike cutting the enemy robots body, pulling out and smashing the heartbox energy deviceStaff Edit
Presenter: Kenji Yoshida[1]
Planners: Ippei Kuri, Shigeru Yanagawa
Producer: Tomoyuki Miyata
Chief Director: Koichi Mashimo
Character Design: Ippei Kuri
Mecha Establishment : Masaharu Kawamori
Music: Masayuki Jinbo, Masayuki Yamamoto
Animation director: Takashi Nakamura (Episode 6, 22, 30, 41, 48)
Key Animation: Takashi Nakamura (Episode 41)
Characters Edit
Japanese name Japanese full name English name Voices by
Hiro Hiroshi Taikai Hiro Yō Inoue
Samu Osamu Nanjo Sam Yūji Mitsuya
Emi Emi Takakura Emi Saeko Shimazu
Monki Monkichi Kokarashi Monkey Reiko Suzuki
Tonbo Tomokazu Gokuraku Donbo Satomi Mashima
Bikku Futoshi Mizumi Big / Rikku Minoru Inaba
Ohina Hinako Taikai Ohina Yūko Mita
Aburazemi Happei Aburada Akira Murayama
Momiji Akino Takumi Miura
Gold Lightan Issei Futamata
King Ibaruda King Ibaruda King Ibalda Kazuya Tatekabe
Mannakka Mannakka Naoko Terada
Uyokka Uyokka Shōzō Iizuka