Space Runaway Ideon

Densetsu Kyojin Ideon

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Mankind has traveled to the stars and come across various alien civilizations, now long dead. Upon discovering the archaeological remains of such a civilization on the planet Solo, humanity finally has its first encounter with a living alien species: the Buff Clan. When Karala Ajiba, the daughter of the Buff Clan's military leader, sets foot on the surface of Solo, the Buff Clan launches a brutal assault on the colony to retrieve her. In order to escape, Cosmo Yuki, Kasha Imhof, and Bes Jordan climb aboard three trucks, which soon transform into the giant humanoid robot Ideon. When the settlement on Solo is destroyed, the survivors board a recently discovered spaceship—the Solo Ship—and flee, endeavoring to get away from the aliens and finally find peace. The relentless Buff Clan, however, is still in hot pursuit and will not give up so easily.

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English: Space Runaway Ideon
Japanese: 伝説巨神イデオン
Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 8, 1980 to Jan 30, 1981
Premiered: Spring 1980
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: Sci-Fi, Space, Drama, Mecha
Duration: 25 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p
Type: Eng Sub


Yoshiyuki Tomino – Director, Storyboard
Yasuo Urakami – Sound Director
Susumu Ishizaki – Episode Director
Shinya Sadamitsu – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Fukkatsu no Ideon” by Taira Isao
ED1: “Cosmos ni Kimi to” by Toda Keiko


First horror-themed mecha anime. Eva ripped off most of its themes from Ideon as well as stole a few characters. VERY conceptual.


It’s good


Incredibly repetitive, underdeveloped characters and thematically shallow. Too focused on action sequences, rather than emotive moments.



    "We, who hurt each other so terribly, will sit here licking each other's wounds. We damaged goods will each seek the other out in comfort. If you are to die tomorrow, I'm fine with my life ending then as well. But if you want to live for me for one more day,I'll go on living with you today as well. And thus begins a tale of kindred, bound by their scars. Soaked in red and written in black, a story of blood. One of which I'll never speak. Our very own, precious as it is, story of scars. And I have no intention of reciting it to anyone."