The BEST Episodes of UFO Robot Grendizer
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 15, 2020
Network: Fuji TV
UFO Robot Grendizer is a super robot TV anime and manga created by manga artist Go Nagai. It is still widely popular in the Middle East, and it was especially popular in France and Quebec, as well as among French speaking Canadians in the province of New Brunswick, where it was aired under the title Goldorak. In Italy, the series was as popular and known as Goldrake. The plot revolves around Duke Fleed who is a survivor of the Vega Star, raised by Dr. Umon as his adoptive son, and known as Daisuke Umon on Earth. Years after his arrival, he's faced with the threat of King Vega and his army, who want to conquer the Earth. With his friends Koji and Hikaru (and later his kid sister Maria Grace), Duke decides to fight back using his best weapon, the almighty Grendizer.
#1 - The Awakening of Volcanoes
Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired Jul 4, 1976
A series of explosions start to occur under the sea and General Zuril wastes no time in discovering that this is raw Uranium. Saucer beast "Boi Boi" is launched to go and get this energy as this saucer beast naturally collects Uranium. At the same time Dr. Umon is alerted by these explosions which are close to an island with a Uranium capsule.
#2 - Vega's Spy
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 7, 1975
An inhabitant of the planet Rubi is contacted by Vega to explode the UFO carrier of Grendizer. The mission fails because of Duke Fleed and the Vegans try to kill the Rubinian. But Duke Fleed flies to his help.
#3 - Win or Perish
Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired Apr 4, 1976
Grendizer's delicate weapon systems malfunction and he finds himself struggling against the enemy. The Vegans arrive and descend upon the Center. Hikaru and Daisuke must fix Grendizer and save the Center.
#4 - The Lightning Rock
Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Apr 25, 1976
A strange rock full of radiation energy lands on Earth and Dr. Umon can't make much of this new phenomenon. At the same time, the Vegans discover this strong source of energy and put it to use in their next saucer beast.
#5 - The Wings of Death
Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired May 16, 1976
The Vegans send a bird named "Zari Zari" to distroy Grendizer, but Duke remember a similar bird from his home planet Fleed and will use this knowledge to go and finish it off.
#7 - The Invincible Cosmos
Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired Jun 6, 1976
Dr. Umon calls Daisuke and Koji to show them the way that Grendizer and Double Spazer can unite together and fly. The objective of this is to minimize the need for Grendizer to have to lock in and out of Spazer as these are Grendizer's weakest moments and he is helpless in them.
#9 - Darkness Makers
Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired Jun 20, 1976
Hikaru becomes a pilot. Duke Freed faces another Vegan saucer beast loaded with Vegatron rays, and Koji nearly gets captured by the Minifo after gathering the energy but manages to escape very injured.
#10 - The Patrol of Eagles
Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired Jun 27, 1976
Danbi tells Daisuke that his daughter is outstanding and capable of helping him and Koji. Daisuke disagrees insisting that war and sport are two different things. Finally Daisuke will allow Hikaru to be part of the team after her vital help.
#11 - Baptism of Fire
Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired Jul 11, 1976
Hikaru loses her consciousness during training and Duke Freed gets injured and his old wound gets worse. The Vegans begin their attack and Daisuke goes to the battle even though he is injured.
#12 - Ants and Men
Season 1 - Episode 45 - Aired Aug 8, 1976
With his telescope, Goro spots a meteor that splits in two with each piece landing in a different mountain. These actually contain eggs of the Vegan ants. When Goro tells everyone about it he is not taken seriously. Soon Grendizer and Drill Spazer will unite to face the new danger.
#13 - Brothers of the Universe
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 5, 1975
Koji Kaboto tries his OVT that he made with pieces of mecano. When flying, he is attacked by the UFOs of Vega. Fortunately Duke Fleed arrives on time to save the day (but not too quickly nonetheless). Koji does not actually know that Duke Fleed is the prince of Fleed.
#14 - Prince of the Other World
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 12, 1975
Koji discovers the identity of the Duke Fleed, but has no time to ask questions because Vega attacks. Duke Fleed and Koji unite their power and push back the enemy.
#15 - The Tragic Fiesta
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 19, 1975
Dampee Makeeba organizes a party at the ranch and invites Koji and Duke Fleed. The latter has no time to eat anything because Vega attacks. Will he have the time to make it to Grendizer before the earth is ravaged? All bets are open...
#16 - The Island of Fear
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 26, 1975
Gandal wants to discover the hiding place of Grendizer. So he launches a massive attack. Koji tries to confront the enemies alone, but he only succeeds to crush himself on a deserted island. Finally Duke Fleed makes it there and saves the day.
#18 - Attack on Perlepolis
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 9, 1975
Hikaro leaves for Perlepolis with Bunta. Their bus is attacked by a monster of Vega. Koji distracts the monster the time that Duke Fleed arrives (Grendizer has trouble to start up in winter).
#20 - The Radars are Off
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 23, 1975
Blaki sets a trap to Grendizer by hiding mines in a cloud of spatial dust. Koji falls in the trap. Fortunately Duke Fleed helps him and destroys the Golgoth 8.
#22 - The Day when the Sun will Stop
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 14, 1975
The Vegans plan is to bring Grendizer to the shadow of the moon during the eclipse because Grendizer's systems will shut down temporarily under it and then destroy it.
#23 - Blood on Snow
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 21, 1975
Daisuke and Kogi are sent to investigate an avalanche and to find survivors. They find a girl named Mirana who lost her memory. Back at Space Science Centre she begins to remember how a saucer destroyed her home.
#24 - By Iron and by Fire
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 28, 1975
A new Vegan mecha comes to destroy Earth. It sucks power from the sun and burns everything in its path. Grendizer is damaged by it and has to withdraw. As the mecha attacks again Grendizer has to go to battle weaponless.
#25 - The Day of the Rising Sun
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 4, 1976
Boss, Nuké, and Mocha are in this episode. They are visiting their old friend Koji Kabuto. The Vegans keep their eye on a mysterious orange robot that is found skiing near-by. Commander Blacki orders the Minifo to follow it and investigate.