Voltron (TV)

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Alternative title:
Beast King GoLion
Go Lion
Hundred-Beast King Go Lion
Hyakujū Ō Golion (Japanese)
King of Beasts Golion
Lion Force Voltron
Lion Voltron
Voltron - Obrońca Wszechświata (Polish)
Voltron - Verteidiger des Universums (German)
Voltron III
Voltron of the Far Universe
Voltron, difensore dell'universo (Italian)
Voltron, el defensor del universo (Spanish)
Voltron: Defender of the Universe
百獣王ゴライオン (Japanese)
Themes: mecha, super robot
Objectionable content: Mild
Copyright notice: © World Events Productions Ltd.
Plot Summary: Golion, a powerful sentient robot, abuses his great powers by attacking and killing creatures known as Deathblack Beastmen, boasting that no one could defeat him. A divine space being punishes Golion for his arrogance and abuse by seperating him into 5 different lion robots. In the year 1999, a group of 5 young men return to Earth after a space voyage, only to find it ravaged by nuclear war. After encountering the alien race known as the Galra, the 5 youths end up on the planet Altea, and learn that the 5 lion robots that Golion was split into are in hibernation in various parts of Altea. Somehow, they must reunite the lions and form Golion, the only hope for the human race.
User Ratings: 507 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 21 votes (dub:15, sub:4, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Tagalog dubbed
)
 Excellent: 40 votes (dub:20, sub:14, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:4
2 Arabic subtitled
1 Arabic dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Very good: 75 votes (dub:44, sub:19, edit.dub:7, ?:1, raw:1, others:3
1 Korean dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Good: 112 votes (dub:73, sub:26, edit.dub:8, others:5
3 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
1 Arabic dubbed
)
 Decent: 113 votes (dub:65, sub:25, edit.dub:14, ?:1, others:8
3 Spanish dubbed
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Indonesian dubbed
)
 So-so: 51 votes (dub:27, sub:11, edit.dub:6, raw:1, ?:1, others:5
1 Spanish dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Italian edited dub
1 Arabic dubbed
1 Polish edited dub
)
 Not really good: 37 votes (dub:20, edit.dub:8, sub:8, ?:1)
 Weak: 37 votes (dub:21, sub:6, edit.dub:5, others:5
2 Portuguese dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Bad: 16 votes (dub:7, sub:5, edit.dub:2, ?:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Awful: 4 votes (sub:2, edit.dub:1, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (edit.dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1771 users, rank: #590 (of 5920)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.276 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.9828, rank: #3876 (of 5913)
Weighted mean: 6.223 (Decent+), rank: #3926 (of 5913) (seen all: 6.65 / seen some: 6.14 / won't finish: 4.76)
Bayesian estimate: 6.254 (Decent+), rank: #3530 (of 4462)
Number of episodes: 52
Episode titles: We have 72
Vintage:
1981-03-04 to 1982-02-24
1984-09-10 to 1984-10-22 (U.S.- Original 52 eps.)
1985 (México)
1985-10-22 to 1985-11-18 (U.S.- Additional 20 eps.)
1988-09-07 (France Air Date)
1997-03-17 to 1997-05-29 (Cartoon Network's Toonami Air Date)
Release dates: We have 2
Opening Theme:
"Obtain! Golion" by Ichiro Mizuki and Columbia Yurikago-kai
Ending Theme:
"Gonin de Hitotsu" ("5 into 1") by Mizuki Ichirou
Insert song:
"Boku wa Ichiban Chibi Dakedo" by Masako Nozawa and The Chirps
"Golion Formation" by Columbia Yurikago Kai, Koorogi`73 and Mizuki Ichirou
"Golion Kazoe Uta" by Columbia Yurikago Kai, Koorogi`73, Mizuki Ichirou
"Golion March" by Columbia Yurikago Kai and Mizuki Ichirou
"Golion Sanka" by Columbia Yurikago Kai and Koorogi`73
"Kuroshiko yo" by Ichrio Mizuki and Koorogi`73
"Nezumi no Boogie Woogie" by Koorogi`73
"Utsukushiki Altea" by Hidaka Yoshiko
Links: We have 3
Trivia: We have 3
Comment:
Originally, Hyakujū Ō Golion ran in Japan for 52 episodes, but when it was released in the U.S. as Voltron, the show's popularity was so immense that World Events Productions commissioned Toei Animation to produce 20 more episodes exclusively for the western audience.
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Artbook
    Voltron: Defender of the Universe Official Art Book (Artbook) 2010-12-29 (from $23.43)
DVD (Region 1)
    Voltron - DVD Set 1 (Dub.DVD) 2006-09-26 (from $22.51)
    Voltron - DVD Set 2 (Dub.DVD) 2006-12-12 (from $14.85)
    Voltron - DVD Set 3 (Dub.DVD) 2007-02-27 (from $4.99)
    Voltron - DVD Set 4 (Dub.DVD) 2007-09-25 (from $4.99)
    Voltron - DVD Set 5 (Dub.DVD) 2007-12-11 (from $9.39)
    Voltron - DVD Set 6 (Dub.DVD) 2008-09-30 (from $19.66)
    Voltron - DVD Set 7 (Dub.DVD) 2009-01-13 (from $7.99)
    Voltron - DVD Set 8 (Dub.DVD) 2009-03-31 (from $7.99)
    Voltron - Lion Force Part 1 (Dub.DVD) 2010-05-04 (from $7.99)
    Voltron - Lion Force Part 2 (Dub.DVD) 2010-05-04 (from $7.99)
    Voltron - The Legend Begins (Dub.DVD) 2011-08-16 (from $8.06)
    Voltron - The Final Battle (Dub.DVD) 2011-11-01 (from $8.24)
    Beast King GoLion (Sub.DVD 1) 2008-05-27 (from $20.10)
    Beast King GoLion (Sub.DVD 2) 2008-08-12 (from $20.10)
    Beast King GoLion (Sub.DVD 3) 2008-11-25 (from $20.10)
    Beast King GoLion (Sub.DVD 1-3) 2010-04-13 (from $52.49)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Akira Kamiya as Prince Syncline
Kazuhiko Inoue as Akira Kogane
Kousei Tomita as Emperor Daibazar
Masako Nozawa as Hiroshi Suzuishi
Rumiko Ukai as Princess Faara
Tesshô Genda as Tsuyoshi Seidou
Yuu Mizushima as Isamu Kurogane

Kazuyo Aoki as Hisu
Masako Nozawa as Honerva
Ryusei Nakao as
Ryou Shirogane
Takashi Shirogane
Yuji Fujishiro as Raible

Haruko Kitahama as Space Goddess
Kenichi Ogata as Sadakku
Kousei Tomita as Narration
Mahito Tsujimura as King Raimon
Mari Shimizu as Prince Alor
Minako Arakawa as Girl(Debut)
Minoru Inaba as Cobra
Toshio Furukawa as Saint(eps 48-49)
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Translation: Duane Johnson (Golion version)
Producer: Steve Sterling

Additional Sound Effects: Steve Means
Associate producer: John Tiechmann
Audio Mixing: Mike Beiriger
Audio Recording: Gary Littell
Audio Supervisor: Cheryl Murphy
Editing: Harold McKenzie
Executive in Charge of Post Production: Mary Roscoe
Music Supervision: Dale Schacker
Stereo Sound Effects: Paul Vitello
Story Editor: Marc Handler
Video Tape Editor:
Bob Shafer
Jerry Greene
B.J. Ward as Princess Allura
Jack Angel as King Zarkon
Lennie Weinrib as
Hunk
Prince Lotor
Michael Bell as Lance
Neil Ross as
Keith
Pidge

B.J. Ward as
Haggar
Nanny
Michael Bell as Sven
Peter Cullen as
Coran
King Alfor
Tress MacNeille as Hagar 

Jack Angel as
Cossack
Hazar
Peter Cullen as
Commander Hawkins
Narrator
Stride the Tiger
Tress MacNeille as Merla
English companies
Audio Recording: Sound Services, Inc.
Distributor:
Classic Media
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Manga Entertainment (UK) (Great Britain & Ireland)
Media Blasters
Internet Streaming:
4Kids TV
Crackle (North America)
Crunchyroll
Hulu
YouTube
Post Production: Premore, Inc.
Recording: The Complex
Stereo Rerecording: Motown/Hitsville
Video Post Production: Bluth Video Systems
French staff
French cast
(none)
Brigitte Lecordier as Pidge(1st voice)
Brigitte Morisan as Allura
Daniel Russo as
Hunk(2nd voice)
Prince Lotar(2nd voice)
Gérard Desalles as Lance
Jackie Berger as Pidge(2nd voice)
Jean Claudio as King Zarkon
Jean-Philippe Puymartin as
Hunk(3rd voice)
Prince Lotar(3rd voice)
Patrick Messe as
Hunk(1st voice)
Prince Lotar(1st voice)
Régis Lang as Keith
Thierry Ragueneau as Hunk(4 eps)

Daniel Russo as Sven(2nd voice)
Jean Claudio as Koran
Jean-Philippe Puymartin as Sven(1st voice)
Lily Baron as
Haggar
Nanny

Anne Jolivet as Tulla(ep 9)
Gérard Desalles as Général Yurak
Gérard Dessalles as Général Yurak
Vincent Ropion as Prince Bokar(ep 8)
French companies
Broadcaster: Antenne 2 France (from 1988-09-07)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Alfredo Basurto as Hunk
Benjamin Rivera as Keith
Carlos Segundo as Prince Lotor
Eduardo Garza as Pidge
Gerardo Vazquez as King Zarkon
Monica Manjarrez as Princess Allura
Salvador Delgado as Prince Lotor

Alvaro Tarcicio as Alfor
Carmen Donna Dio as Hagar
Spanish companies
Italian staff
Italian cast
Executive producer: Aldo Grimaldi
Andrea Ward as Lance(Americanized "Voltron" version)
Christian Iansante as Sven(Americanized "Voltron" version)
Ermanno Ribaudo as Akira
Giorgio Locuratolo as Principe Sincrayn
Monica Ward as Pidge(Americanized "Voltron" version)
Nino Scardina as Hiroshi/Leone Verde
Oreste Baldini as Keith(Americanized "Voltron" version)
Riccardo Rossi as Takashi
Sandro Sardone as Imperatore Tai-Bazaal
Sergio Antonica as Huck(Americanized "Voltron" version)
Sergio Gibello as Isamu

Anna Teresa Eugeni as Strega Haggar(Americanized "Voltron" version)
Antonella Baldini as Syra(Americanized "Voltron" version)
Bianca Maria Toso as Principessa Fara
Daniela Gatti as Ilse la governante
Elena Magoia as Strega Garla
Elena Mogoia as Strega Garla
Elio Zamuto as Consigliere Koran(Americanized "Voltron" version)
Fabrizio Vidale as Chip(Americanized "Voltron" version)
Franco Latini as Lotor(Americanized "Voltron" version)
Giuliano Quaglia as Tsuyoshi
Giuseppe Fortis as Raidin
Marco Joannucci as Sadak
Monica Ward as Principessa Aurora(Americanized "Voltron" version)
Sandro Sardone as Sire
Sergio Matteucci as Narratore

Italian companies
Broadcaster:
Canale 5 (from 22 September 1982)
Euro TV (Americanized "Voltron" version)
Italia 1
Odeon TV (Americanized "Voltron" version)
SuperSix
German staff
German cast
Translation: Carsten Kurte
Producer: Ekkehard Holzer

Additional Dialogue Director: Timo Schouren
Dialogue Director:
René Dawn-Claude (eps 1-40)
Timo Schouren (eps 41-72)
Re-Recording Mixing:
Bernd Wittmann (eps 1-20)
Carl-Heinz Endres (eps 1-20)
Script Adaptation: Timo Schouren
Daniel Käser as Lance
Dennis Saemann as Keith
Dennis Sonntag as Pidge
Hans-Detlef Hüpgen as Erzähler / Voltron
Rieke Werner as Prinzessin Allura
Volker Wolf as Kumpel vom Ansager

Birte Baumgardt as Prinzessin Romelle
Cedric Seiler as Prinz Bandor
Edda Fischer as Haggar
Josef Tratnik as Coran
Karin Buchali as Nanny
Karl-Heinz Tafel as Coran(eps 1-20)
Reinhard Schulat as König Zarkon
Timo Schouren as Sven
Uwe Thomsen as Prinz Lotor
Volker Wolf as Yurak

Andreas Meese as Prinz Avok(ep 17)
Claus Thull-Emden as Prinz Bokar(ep 8)
Daniela Reidies as
Kir(ep 16)
Königin Orla(ep 13)
Fabian Körner as
Hazar
Romu(ep 47)
Sir Lorne(ep 44)
Gerhard Fehn as Kuro(ep 36)
Gerhard Piske as Marshal Graham
Gregor Höppner as
Captain Sorbo(ep 40)
Slugger(ep 35)
Hans Bayer as
König Kova(ep 17)
Zondra(ep 18)
Hans-Detlef Hüpgen as Dr. Gendo(ep 22)
Heinz Ostermann as Lei Long(ep 49)
Ilya Welter as Frau des Käpt'n(ep 33)
Jan-Christian Zeller as Tommy(ep 34)
Jülide Gülgec as
Denny(ep 35)
Morga(ep 19)
Jürg Löw as
General Steele
Grox
König Alfor
Katja Liebing as Krilan(ep 44)
Kirstin Hesse as
Suzie(ep 35)
Twyla(ep 9)
Zoe(ep 19)
Kordula Leiße as
Anga(ep 27)
Prinzessin Hebi(ep 30)
Lars Falinski as
Fry(ep 43)
Jai(ep 12)
Lars Schmidtke as Adam(ep 25)
Louisa Käser as
Tammy(ep 11)
Tochter des Käpt'n(ep 33)
Manuela Griesser as Sohn des Käpt'n(ep 33)
Marc Stenzel as
Milon(ep 47)
Pit(ep 43)
Maxi Häcke as Tal(ep 12)
Peter Harting as
Captain Ivan(ep 41)
General Steele
König Alfor
Petra Glunz-Grosch as Leyla(ep 11)
Phil Daub as Garrett(49; ep 48)
Renier Baaken as Prinz Tabor(ep 12)
Rolf Berg as
Hauptmann Rolfe(ep 28)
König Mag(ep 22)
Sarah Brückner as Faarla(ep 22)
Sascha Rotermund as Redmouth(ep 32)
Simon T. Roden as Rhodan(ep 32)
Stephan Schleberger as Arlo(ep 19)
Susanne Dobrusskin as
Lisa(ep 48)
Petico(ep 44)
Thomas Friebe as König Chappa(ep 44)
Thomas Lang as Käpt'n der Altea(ep 33)
Thomas Balou Martin as Graf Zada(ep 28)
Tobias Diakow as Tet(ep 43)
Ulrike Hoetzel as
Lara(ep 34)
Myris(ep 40)
Vittorio Alfieri as Keezor
Winnie Brandes as Yomi(ep 43)
Wolfram Fuchs as
König Langer(ep 47)
Professor Doubar(ep 42)

German companies
Broadcaster: RTL2 (kotz)
Distributor: Anime-House
DVD-Authoring: Studio DarkSol
Re-Recording Mixing:
Matchville Studios
Wittmann + Endres (eps 1-20)
Recording: Matchville Studios
Standards Conversion & Encoding: KTV Studios
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
Dubbing Director: Danny Mandia
Arnold Abad as King Zarkon
Bernie Malejana as Hunk
Jeff Utanes as Pidge 
Jefferson Utanes as Pidge
Louie Paraboles as Keith
Ryan Ang as Lance
Teng Masilungan as Princess Allura 

Benjie Dorango as Sven
Pocholo Gonzales as Coran
Teng Masilungan as Haggar

Arnold Abad as Yurak
Jeff Utanes as Narrator 
Jefferson Utanes as narrator
Louie Paraboles as King Alfor
Tagalog companies
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
(none)
Antônio Moreno as Zarcon
Eduardo Camarão as Keith
Ezio Ramos as Lance
Lúcia Helena as Allura
Márcia Gomes as Pidge
Mário Vilela as Hunk
Portuguese companies
Dubbing Studio: BKS (Brazil)
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