Densetsu Kyojin Ideon

Japanese name: Densetsu Kyojin Ideon Densetsu Kyojin Ideon TV Series image
Japanese name: 伝説巨神イデオン
English name: Legendary Giant God Ideon; Space Runaway Ideon
Dates: May 8, 1980-January 30, 1981
Broadcast time: Thursday, 18:45-19:15 (6:45-7:15 pm)
Number of episodes: 39
Animation Studio: Nippon Sunrise
Production Company: Tokyo 12, Tokyu Agency, Nippon Sunrise
Broadcaster: Tokyo 12
Creator(s): Hajime Yatate (Nippon Sunrise staff members), Yoshiyuki Tomino
Series Director: Yoshiyuki Tominio
Episode Director(s): Masanori Miura, Toshifumi Takizawa, Susumu Ishizaki, Yoshiyuki Tominio Densetsu Kyojin Ideon TV Series image
Producer(s): Hiroshi Ishikawa (Tokyo 12), Tadashi Matsushima (Tokyu Agency), Tooru Hasegawa (Nippon Sunrise)
Planning: Tokyu Agency, Nippon Sunrise
Storyboard(s): Minoru Onoya, Hiroshi Yoshida, Yoshiyuki Tominio
Layout: Tomonori Kogawa
Writer(s): Hiroyasu Yamaura, Sukehiro Tomita, Kenichi Matsuzaki
Art Director: Mitsuki Nakamura
Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Tomonori Kogawa, Submarine (mecha)
Animator(s): Tomonori Kogawa (director), Saburo Sakamoto (assistant director), Eiji Uemura (assistant director)
Music: Koichi Sugiyama
Sound: Yasuo Urakami (director)
Voice Actors
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Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, giant robots, space travel, aliens, future life
Home Video
Japan: DVD (THD 90521, 90531)
Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Densetsu Kyojin Ideon go to the Chronology of Animation.
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