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Gigantor

This, I believe, was based on a Japanese manga called Tetsujin 28-go. Gigantor was set in the "future" year of 2000, where a boy named Jimmy is the nephew of Dr. Bob Brilliant and lives with him on an island. Jimmy fights crime around the world with the help of a huge remote-controlled robot named Gigantor. The robot is made of steel, and has a rocket-powered backpack for flight, a pointy nose, eyes that never move, and incredible strength, but no intelligence.

Parallels have been drawn between Gigantor and Ted Hughes' Iron Man.


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Do You Remember Gigantor?

Do You Remember Gigantor?