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Kikaider

2003-2003 Ended/Cancelled
 
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Manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori's reworking of "Pinocchio" was made into a live-action series in 1972; this later anime version (2000) is done in a retro style that reflects the influence of Osamu Tezuka and some American cartoons. Professor Komyoji is killed in his lab while creating Jiro, a super-android who looks like a human--until he morphs into his battle form. What sets Jiro apart is the "Gemini Circuit" that gives him a conscience. Jiro meets Komyoji's daughter Mitsuko and son Masaru, who initially welcome him. But when Mitsuko checks her father's data, she learns that the Gemini Circuit is flawed: if it cannot be repaired, Jiro must be destroyed. Jiro flees, but finds himself battling the insect-like mecha sent by the evil Dr. Gill. The basic story is familiar, but it's presented with more feeling than most mecha tales.



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Genres: Action / Adventure / Animation / Drama / Sci-Fi

Language: english

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#Ep. No.Episode Title Prod # Available InfoiTunes DL Broadcast  Comments 
1x01Lonely Puppet        |edit  2003-06-09  Discuss episode! 
1x02Mad Machine        |edit  2003-06-10  Discuss episode! 
1x03Stray Sheep        |edit  2003-06-11  Discuss episode! 
1x04Mirror        |edit  2003-06-12  Discuss episode! 
1x05City of Rain        |edit  2003-06-16  Discuss episode! 
1x06Negative Fragments        |edit  2003-06-17  Discuss episode! 
1x07Afterglow of Regret        |edit  2003-06-18  Discuss episode! 
1x08Friends        |edit  2003-06-19  Discuss episode! 
1x09Frozen Bonds        |edit  2003-06-23  Discuss episode! 
10 1x10The Destroyer        |edit  2003-06-24  Discuss episode! 
11 1x11The Machine That Dreams        |edit  2003-06-25  Discuss episode! 
12 1x12End of the Dream        |edit  2003-06-26  Discuss episode! 
13 1x13Jiro Meets Ichiro        |edit  2003-06-30  Discuss episode! 
14 1x14Beautiful Enemy        |edit  2003-07-01  Discuss episode! 
15 1x15Gill Rises Again        |edit  2003-07-02  Discuss episode! 
16 1x16The Fate of Pinocchio        |edit  2003-07-03  Discuss episode! 
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