They also explain that the monsters are weapons from the planet Darius, which is trying to invade Earth since their own world is in danger. Notes: Episode 17: Friend or Foe?! Notes: Rosa was actually trying to develop a new defensive system for the Maryu. A Darusian monster wraps itself around the Maryu, keeping its mecha from emerging. He learns that there is an enemy that plots to conquer the world, and he leaves for another world, Darius, to stop the plot. But he soon realizes that Daiya reminds him of a certain person from his own past. Also, yet another Maryu Prototype, the Tenku-Maryu, surfaces, along with another Gaiking equivalent, the Raiking.
Notes: We find Dick's full origin here. The crew is , they are not noticing the proximity of the enemy, or even a spy in their midst! A big monster came out of the fire, and the father and the crews were disappeared into the sea. It wasn't until later that an emergency shut-off was installed. The music is evocative; an outstanding vocal theme kicking in as the heroes turn the situation in their favor, and the voice actress of lead character Daiya is emotional, intense, and enthralling; as is the voice work of almost everyone else in the show. Defeating it, he learns that the land of Darius, hidden away inside the Earth's centre, is sending these creatures as an invasion force, and the metal dragon - known as Daiku Maryu - and its crew are against this attack. Like Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann after it, Gaiking successfully homages and parodies the super robot shows of the past, while creating its own unique flavor to make in the end, an incredibly satisfying watching experience.
An Honorable DuelA former Darusian general challenges Daiya to a one-on-one robot duel, and he accepts. Daiya's childhood friend also becomes very prominent in the last eight episodes. When Rongo, the Maryu's pilot, is hurt, Daiya's friend Naoto, of all people, is the only one who can replace him. There's a strong theme about becoming independent from your parents; Garis requests that all the Daiku Maryu crew members are adults - not necessariily in terms of age, but in terms of responsibility, and Daiya has to make the step to part with his mother, not knowing if he'll be alive to see her again. It was turned into a cloth wall in the corrected version. Later on, Proist ascends to being , and finally becomes the near the end after the 17th Emperor of Darius reveals his intentions. Several characters' arcs involve growing independent from their parents, most notably Proist, who represents a negative aspect of independence - she emotionally depends on her father, and when she kills him accidentally, she loses what little sanity she had left in her grief.
Its an All-Out War, Captain Lulu! Notes: We finally find out what happened to Daiya's father: he's been working secretly for the Emperor to help save the Darusians. Daiya then asks if that was Proist's best punch, then say that if it was, then she's lost, just before crushing Dborak's fist and part of its arm. Then she kidnaps Daiya's father. In episode 14 Shizuka arises from scrap and seems to be dual wielding two that appear to be Getter Tomahawks of the Shin Getter - Armageddon variety. This seemingly is because enemies are approaching, or because the Daiku Maryu entered the human world again.
A Dangerous New ForceDick, a former troublemaking member of the crew, is asked to rejoin by Captain Garis, to the chagrin of everyone else. Notes: Episode 16: Break Through the Cordon! They manage to capture the other two Maryus from the enemy. Notes: Introduces Daiya and his family; the other main characters appear briefly. The Maryu uses the aliens' own wormhole to travel to their planet, which proves to be harder than it seems. He gets in Gaiking, fights against the monster, and beats it. With Garis still recovering from his wounds, Lulu takes over as Captain of the Daiku-Maryu. Preteen boy Daiya tells everyone that his father was taken away by , but no one believes him.
Episode 28: Sin and Punishment and the Cursed Child! Notes: Episode 27: Black Past Uncovered! Five years ago, and his father were attacked by an while out on a fishing trip. But I Love You So Much!! Notes: Episode 8: The Smallest Strongest Enemy in HistoryPuria plays a prank on Daiya involving alien insects. Episode 3: The Start of a Journey. She's also the first one to begin to. When Daiya first gets into Gaiking, he knows how to run, jump and fight, but doesn't know how to use any of Gaiking's special attacks. The crew think she's suffering from stress, and plan various ways to cheer her up. Everybody has it as an innate power, and so much of it is stored within the Hydroroot that it's used as a power source for every machine in the series.
The gives us Face Open: The Great, which is Gaiking the Great using Face Open - eighty times the Flame Power of regular Gaiking! Notes: This episode is a fake final series ending. His best friend ends up piloting the , Daiku Maryu, and has his equally-young daughter fill in for him after being gravely wounded. During the attack, , and has been since pronounced legally dead. Light the Flame in the Wild Boys Heart! Episode 29: Deadly Full Course Attack! In terms of giant robot action Gaiking certainly delivers, nearly every episode a new weapon or combination or mecha is revealed and its all done in a very enjoyable fashion. However, pretty much any scene animated by Hiroyuki Imaishi of Gurren Lagann and Dead Leaves fame. When the crew start hallucinating pink hippos due to combat fatigue yes, really they decide to cheer themselves with. He learns that there is an enemy that plots to conquer the world, and he leaves for another world, Darius, to stop the plot.
Proist manages to active a prototype version of the Daiku-Maryu and the Gaiking called the Vulking and uses them against the heroes. Daiya gets three, technically - one when he unlocks Face Open, one when he figures out the mechanics of Lee's martial arts style leading to the Shin Ryu Hydro Blazer , and one with Gaiking The Great. Episode 19: The New Emperors Trap! Choose Message Please enter a brief explanation regarding your report. Just the Two of Us in a Battle on the Surface!! A big monster came out of the fire, and the father and the crews were disappeared into the sea. Notes: Episode 9: Face the Future and Fire! Daiya is a good person too. Daiya accepts to go to Darius to help fight the invasion and to look for his father but first asks to be given the chance to explain things to his mother.
Dvorak's face being the original Face Open with all the original attacks Otherwise, the second series is a completely separate series that has no relation to the original. The heroes return to Darius, but Proist allows the Darusian capital city to sink in lava, forcing the Maryu's crew to rescue them. The animation is fluid and the plot development, while not amazing, is certainly a cut above average with some nice twists and a fairly interesting setting explanation I found it particularly interesting as it would be eminently thieveable for an rpg setting. Dick proves to have and is still rather trustworthy, Puria eventually mellows out somewhat, and both are at worst a. Episode 30: The Successor is 13 Years Old! Very, very quickly, all the other subordinates got killed off. Rosa's Day OffWhile hiding at an abandoned amusement park, starts acting strange.