Tetsujin 28-go

Japanese name: Tetsujin 28-go
Shin Tetsujin 28-go
Taiyou no Shisha Tetsujin 28-go
Japanese name: 鉄人28号
太陽の使者 鉄人28号
English name: Iron Man No. 28; New Iron Man No. 28; Messenger of the Sun Iron Man No. 28; New Adventures of Gigantor
Dates: October 3, 1980-September 25, 1981
September 9, 1993 (United States)
Broadcast time: Friday, 18:00-18:30 (6:00-6:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 51
Animation Studio: Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS)
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Nippon Television (NTV)
Sci-Fi Channel (United States)
Creator(s): Mitsuteru Yokoyama (manga)
Series Director: Tetsuo Imazawa
Episode Director(s): Tetsuo Imazawa, Shigeo Hasagawa, Kazuyuki Hirokawa, Minoru Okazaki
Producer(s): Yasuji Takahashi; Shigeru Akagawa
Planning: Akira Yoshikawa (NTV)
Art Director: Tsutomu Ishigaki
Art Design: Chisato Sunagawa (color setting), Masayo Yamamoto (color setting)
Character Designer(s): Akio Sugino, Minoru Maeda (mecha)
Animator(s): Kinichirou Suzuki (director)
Sound: Wataru Idachi
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Eiko Yamada
Genre(s): science fiction, giant robots, adventure, crime, children
Home Video

Note(s): This is the second Tetsujin 28 Gou series. It is a remake of the earlier, 1963, series.

The title variations such as Shin Tetsujin 28-go and Taiyou no Shisha Tetsujin 28-go were used in home video releases of this version or to otherwise distinuish it from the earlier version.

Chou Dendo Robo Tetsujin-go 28 FX is a sequel to the events of this series although not directly made as a sequel.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Tetsujin 28-go go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: April 11, 2009
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