Dangaioh (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Dangaioh: Hyper Combat Unit
Dangaioh: Unidad de hiper combate (Spanish)
Evil-Crushing Great Star Dangaioh
Great Planet Evil-Destroyer Dangaio
Hajyataisei Dangaioh (Japanese)
Unidade de Hiper Combate Dangaioh (Portuguese)
破邪大星弾劾凰 [ダンガイオー] (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary:
Four psychic teenagers—Mia Alice, Roll Kran, Lamba Nom and Pai Thunder—are brainwashed by the scientist Dr. Tarsan as pilots of his greatest experiment—the giant robot Dangaioh. But as their memories slowly return, these pilots use their abilities and Dangaioh to combat the tyranny of Captain Galimos and the Bunker Space Pirates.
4 regular teens chosen to be espers of the psychic kind under Dr. Tarsan the most respected scientist in the galaxy. They must use their gifts to defeat a menace who is a threat to the galaxy and their universe. Little do they know unbeknownst to them they began to regain memories of a life and existence before ever meeting Dr Tarsan. These memories reveal royalty and pre psi abilities as well._
User Ratings: 127 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 3 votes (sub:2, raw:1)
 Excellent: 4 votes (sub:3, raw:1)
 Very good: 18 votes (sub:13, dub:4, raw:1)
 Good: 37 votes (sub:25, dub:10, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Tagalog dubbed
 Decent: 21 votes (sub:12, dub:9)
 So-so: 10 votes (sub:8, dub:2)
 Not really good: 9 votes (sub:8, dub:1)
 Weak: 14 votes (sub:10, dub:3, edit.dub:1)
 Bad: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Awful: 4 votes (dub:3, edit.dub:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 273 users, rank: #2815 (of 8114)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.803 (Decent−), std. dev.: 2.1953, rank: #6401 (of 8194)
Weighted mean: 5.700 (Decent−), rank: #6623 (of 8194) (seen all: 5.79 / seen some: 4.21 / won't finish: 3.55)
Bayesian estimate: 5.856 (Decent), rank: #5569 (of 6195)
Running time: 45 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 3
Episode titles: We have 3
Vintage: 1987-09-28 to 1989-07-25
Release dates: We have 8
Opening Theme:
#1: "Cross Fight!" by Mitsuko Horie & Ichiro Mizuki (eps 1-2)
#2: "Cheap Thrills" by Hidemi Nakai (ep 3)
Ending Theme:
#1: "Kokoro no Honesty (心のオネスティー; Honesty of the Heart)" by Mitsuko Horie (eps 1-2)
#2: "Who's Gonna Win?" by Hidemi Nakai (ep 3)
Official website:
Links: We have 6
Trivia: We have 3
Originally released in 1990–1993 by U.S. Renditions in subtitled form. Along with Gunbuster, Dangaio was the company's first domestic anime release.
Manga Entertainment's English dubbed version was episodes 2 and 3 compiled into one movie. Episode 1 was not included in this version, as episode 2 contains a summary of the first episode.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Dangaioh (DVD) 2003-01-28

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Toshihiro Hirano
Akiyoshi Nishimori (ep 2)
Koichi Ohata (ep 1 & 3)
Masami Obari (ep 1)
Toshihiro Hirano
Toshiki Hirano (eps 1-3)
Original creator: Toshiki Hirano
Character Design: Toshihiro Hirano
Animation Director:
Kenichi Ohnuki (eps 1-2)
Masami Obari (OP; eps 1-3)
Masanori Nishii (ep 3)
Narumi Kakinouchi (assistant)
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda
Director of Photography:
Akihiko Takahashi (ep 1)
Kazuhiro Konishi (eps 2-3)
In-Between Animation: Keiji Gotoh
Monster Design: Junichi Watanabe
Opening Animation:
Masahito Yamashita (op&ed)
Narumi Kakinouchi (op&ed)
Sound Effects:
Daisuke Jinbo (eps 1-2)
Yasuyuki Konno (ep 1)
Theme Song Arrangement: Tilt (OP 2/ED 2)
Theme Song Composition:
Michiaki Watanabe (OP 1/ED 1)
Tatsuyuki Ōhara (OP 2/ED 2)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Akira Ootsu (OP 1/ED 1)
Takeshi Sakakibara (OP 2/ED 2)
Theme Song Performance:
Hidemi Nakai (OP 2/ED 2)
Ichiro Mizuki (OP 1)
Mitsuko Horie (OP 1/ED 1)
Akira Kamiya as Roll Kran
Maya Okamoto as Lamba Nom
Mayumi Shō as Mia Alice
Naoko Matsui as Pai Thunder
Shigeru Chiba as Gil Berg

Kazuhiko Inoue as Burst (ep 3)
Kenichi Ogata as Captain Galimos
Masako Katsuki as Shazara (ep 2)
Ryo Horikawa as Flash (ep 3)
Takeshi Aono as Dr. Tarsan

Daiki Nakamura as Kilkel (ep 3)
Daisuke Gouri as Yosho Dartira (eps 1-3)
Hiroshi Ohtake as Mosho Goutira (eps 1-2)
Ichiro Mizuki as Yoldo (ep 1)
Isamu Tanonaka as shoulder buffoon
Ken Yamaguchi as
Folk (ep 3)
Skeleton (ep 3)
Kōzō Shioya as Tosho Mesutira (eps 1-2)
Michitaka Kobayashi as Domton (ep 2)
Mitsuko Horie as Dira (ep 1)
Naoko Watanabe as Mido (ep 3)
Osamu Saka as Kensho Santira (eps 1-2)
Yūsaku Yara as Oscar (ep 2)
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
Deborah Grant (ep 1)
Toshifumi Yoshida (eps 2-3)
Trish Ledoux (eps 2-3)
Yuki Nakajima (ep 1)
Executive producer: Laurence Guinness
Producer: David Keith Riddick ((US Renditions version))

Associate producer: Robert Napton
Casting: Jill Wilmot
Dubbing Mixing: Richard King
Packaging Design: Will Culpepper II
Production Supervision: Upton S. Redmonton
Re-Recording Engineer: Clive Mitchison
Voice Direction: Michael Bakewell
Alice Barryt as Pai Thunder
Anne Marie Zola as Mia Alice
Edward Glen as Roll Kran
Julia Brahms as Lamba Nom
Robert Glennister as Gilburgh

David Collins as Dr. Tarsan
Jocelyn Cunningham as Shazara

Alan Marsh as Narrator
John Jay Fitzgerald as Imperialist (uncredited)
Sean Barrett as Captain (uncredited)
Toni Barry as Dira
English companies
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Manga Entertainment (UK)
Licensed by:
Manga Entertainment
U.S. Renditions (Expired)
Packaging Design: Nippan Design Team
Post Production: 525 Post Production
Recording Studio: Manga Entertainment
Released by: L.A. Hero, Inc.
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Executive producer:
Jorge Gabarró Frau
Luis de Val (Manga Films)
Angel de Gracia as Roll Kran (Spain dub)
Graciela Molina as Lamba Nom (Spain dub)
Miriam Guilimany as Pai Thunder (Spain dub)
Núria Trifol as Mia Alice (Spain dub)
Ricky Coello as Gilburgh (Spain dub)

Federico Menescal as Captain Garimoth (Spain dub)
Francisco Garriga as Dr. Tarsan (Spain dub)

Ana Romano as
Dira (Spain dub)
Mido (Spain dub)
Angel de Gracia as Kilkel (Spain dub; first take)
César Martínez as Flash (Spain dub)
Francisco Alborch as General Dartira (Spain dub)
Jordi Royo as Oscar (Spain dub)
María Luisa Rosselló as Shazara (Spain dub)
Miguel Marquillas as Kilkel (Spain dub)
Miguel Rey as
General Goutira (Spain dub)
General Mesutira (Spain dub)
Skeleton (Spain dub)
Oriol Rafel as Narrator (Spain dub)
Rafael Calvo as Burst (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Manga Films (Spain; VHS; eps 2-3)
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (Spain; DVD)
Dubbing Studio: Q.T. Lever (Spain dub)
DVD Distribution: Selecta Visión
Licensed by: Selecta Visión (Spain; 2007)
TV Distribution: Selecta Visión
Italian staff
Italian cast
Executive producer: Francesco Di Sanzo
Daniela Gatti as Ramba
Romano Malaspina as Gil Berg
Sergio Luzi as Roll

Elio Marconato as Tahsan
Italian companies
Distributor: Granata Press
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Licensed by: Selecta Visión (Portugal)
Portuguese cast

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