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Invincible Super Man Zambot 3

Super Machine Zambot 3 (無敵超人ザンボット3 Muteki Chōjin Zanbotto Surī, lit. Invincible Super Man Zambot 3) is a Super Robot anime series created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Yoshitake Suzuki, featuring character design by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko and produced by Sunrise. It was first broadcast on Japanese TV in 1977. The series lasted for 23 episodes. The show begins as a typical Super Robot anime, but effort to putting realistic explanation to the “strangeness” seen in the precedent anime like “why young children are chosen for the pilots” etc., trial to depict civilians’ sufferings under the invasion of aliens, and also with the cruel Human Bomb episodes middle of the show and the tragic end that most protagonists are killed, this work is regarded as the most important forerunner to the Real Robot anime. Director Yoshiyuki Tomino’s nickname, “Kill ‘Em All Tomino” originates from this work.

Plot

There once existed a planet named Beal, until it was wiped out by the mysterious entity known as Gaizok. The few remaining survivors escaped to Earth and split into three families, named Jin, Kamie, and Kamikita respectively. While attempting to start a new life, the collectively known "Jin Family" prepared for the inevitable Gaizok invasion on Earth and its giant mechanical beasts known as "Mecha Boosts". In order to defend their new home, they have built three vehicles which when combined form the mighty Zambot 3. The Jin Family must not only defend against Gaizok attacks, but also harsh criticisms from the very people they protect, who blame the Jin Family for the invasion in the first place.

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