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Lightspeed ElectroGod Albegas
(光速電神アルベガス)
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director Kozo Morishita
studio Toei Animation
network 22x20px TV Tokyo
first March 30 1983
last February 29 1984
episodes 45

Lightspeed Electroid Albegas (光速電神アルベガス Kōsoku Denjin Arubegasu?) was an anime series aired from 1983 to 1984 in Japan, Latin America, Spain and Italy. There were 45 episodes aired at 25 minutes each. Other loosely translated names are "Arbegas", "Arebegas", "Lightspeed ElectroGod Arbegas" and "Arbegas: El Rayo Custodio".

Original Story

Three talented students of a technical high school, Daisaku, Tetsuya and Hotaru create award-winning robots as part of a school competition. At this time, the evil Derinja race that plans control of all space extends its ambitions to Earth. To combat this threat, Hotaru's father, Professor Mizuki, takes the three robots and modifies them for battle. Albegas, a Super Robot, is born.

Concept

The three individual robots form by stacking on top of one another to form a super robot called Albegas. There are six stackable formations. Each one serves a special function. Individually, the name of the robots are derived from Greek alphabets (Alpha, Beta, and Gamma).

The plot of high school students defending the Earth, while sounding farfetched, actually signaled a critical point in super-robot anime when character developments began to matter. Fans were beginning to look for more than just a shell of a charismatic robot.

Staff

Characters

Robots

Japanese Name Japanese Full Name English Name Voices by
Daisaku Daisaku Enjoji Toshio Furukawa
Tetsuya Tetsuya Jin Hideyuki Hori
Hotaru Hotaru Mizuki Hiromi Tsuru
Derinja Derringer
Prof. Mizuki Professor Mizuki
Goro Goro Kumai
Ritsuko
Saeko
Bunta
Professoressa
President Bios
Generalissimo (Shogun) Duston
Commander Katastra
Commander Mira Zero </table>

Stackable configurations

</table> A friend of the three pilots, Goro, also piloted the comic relief Gori Robo (in the tradition of Boss Borot from ).


Configuration Color Pilot
Alpha Robo Black Daisaku Enjoji
Beta Robo Blue Tetsuya Jin
Gamma Robo Red Hotaru Mizuki

Super Abega and New Super Abega

In the beginning of the series, each pilot also used a smaller aircraft, which was flown in through small hatches into the backs of the robots in order to pilot the robots. The three aircraft could also combine into a single jet called the Super Abega.

They were very quickly replaced by a different set of small aircraft that could transform into different bipedal droid forms, and similarly combined into the New Super Abega.

When combined, the first listed robot forms the upper torso, head, arms, and thighs of Albegas, the second robot listed forms the midrif, upper backpack, and the backs of the lower legs, and the third robot forms the waist, the lower backpack, and the prominent portion of the lower legs.


Albegas Mode Stack (top to bottom) Albegas Colors
Denjin Dimension (Electroid Dimension) Alpha, Beta, Gamma Black, Blue, Red
Magma Dimension Beta, Gamma, Alpha Blue, Red, Black
Space Dimension Alpha, Gamma, Beta Black, Red, Blue
Marine Dimension Gamma, Alpha, Beta Red, Black, Blue
Guard Dimension Gamma, Beta, Alpha Red, Blue, Black
Sky Dimension Beta, Alpha, Gamma Blue, Black, Red

Voltron and Albegas

The original plan was to introduce Albegas into the Voltron universe as the third portion of the Voltron: Defender of the Universe series, but due to the extreme popularity of the Golion derived Voltron and lack of popularity of the Dairugger XV-derived portion of the series, the plan was ultimately scrapped in favor of a new season of originally animated "Lion Voltron" episodes.[1] However, Albegas toys were still released as "Voltron II" (a.k.a., "Gladiator Voltron") in the Matchbox Voltron toy line, and Albegas made a brief appearance as Gladiator Voltron in the Voltron comic book series. Ultimately, Albegas did eventually appear in the U.S. in unaltered form as a laserdisc arcade game from Sega.

External links

References

  1. Voltron Universe. "Albegas Info." Voltron Universe. Retrieved on 2006-11-05.


ar:الشجعان الثلاث es:Arbegas it:Arbegas ja:光速電神アルベガス

Original Jet Transforming Jet/Robot Pilot
Jet Alpha New Jet Alpha/Jetrobo Alpha Daisaku Enjoji
Jet Beta New Jet Beta/Jetrobo Beta Tetsuya Jin
Jet Gamma New Jet Gamma/Jetrobo Gamma Mizuki Hotaru</table>
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