''Go Shogun'' (''Sengoku Majin Goshōgun'') was a super robot anime series produced in 1981 by [[Creator/ProductionReed Ashi Production]] and aired in 1982 in Japan. It is variously referred to in English as "Demon God of the War-Torn Land [=GoShogun=]", "Warring Demon God [=GoShogun=]", "Civil War Devil-God [=GoShogun=]" and "Macron 1".

A meteor strikes the Earth and is found to emanate a powerful new energy called [[AppliedPhlebotinum Beamler]], which is used to power a battle robot, [=GoShogun=], and a teleporting fortress, Good Thunder. The Docouga Crime Syndicate, lead by crime lord [[BigBad Neo Neros]], try to steal the secret of the energy from the inventor of [=GoShogun=], but he kills himself rather than let them acquire it. His son Kenta is targeted by Neo Neros next, but he is taken in by the crew aboard Good Thunder, who travel the world fighting Neo Neros's forces with [=GoShogun=]. Eventually Kenta learns that he is actually an alien. In the end, [[HeelFaceTurn Neo Neros's three officers side against him with the [=GoShogun=] crew]]. After he is defeated, [[ButNowIMustGo Kenta takes [=GoShogun=] into space, back to his home planet]].

''Go Shogun'' has a sequel: a movie ''Go Shogun: The Time [[GratuitousFrench Étranger]]'' (戦国魔神ゴーショーグン 時の異邦人, ''Sengoku Majin Goshōgun: Toki no Étranger''), released in 1985. The movie takes place 40 years after the series. Remy Shimada, a former member of the Go Shogun team, now an old woman, lies in a coma after a car accident as her former team mates and Docouga generals watch it helplessly. But in the depths of her subconscious Remy goes back to the time of her childhood and youth and fights death along with her five comrades. The movie is strikingly [[GenreShift different from the series]] in its dark and surrealistic tone, resembling the works of Creator/SatoshiKon.

There are also eight Go Shogun novels, written by Takeshi Shudo and published in 1982-1991. ''Go Shogun: The Time Étranger'' is a film adaptation of the eponymous fifth novel. Creator/YoshitakaAmano made most of the covers and illustrations, as well as a number of pictures in the artbooks.

As of 2017, the series and the movie have [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-03-03/discotek-licenses-goshogun-tv-anime-goshogun-the-time-etranger-film/.112975 both been licensed by]] [[Creator/DiscotekMedia Discotek]]
!!Tropes in the series

* AdjectiveNounFred
* AnAxeToGrind[=/=]BladeOnAStick: Go Stick
* AncientAstronauts: [[spoiler: Neoneros reveals to be this in the final episode]]
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Beamlar
* ArtificialHuman: Yatta-la Kernagul and [[spoiler:Sabalas.]]
* {{BFG}}: Space Bazooka
* ButNotTooForeign: Remy Shimada (part-French, part-Japanese)
* CallingYourAttacks
* ChestBlaster
* CoolSword: [=GoSaber=]
* TheDandy: Leonardo Medici Bundle
* EvilDoppelganger: [=GoNagurl=]
* EyepatchOfPower: Suegni Cutnall
* FinishingMove: Go Flasher Special
* HeelFaceTurn: Neo Neros's three officers
* HotWings
* ImpliedLoveInterest: [[DatingCatwoman Bundle and Remy.]] More obvious on Bundle's side, but in ''The Time Étranger'' Remy is quite flirty around him, too. Yoshitaka Amano's illustrations and artbooks imply this even stronger - [[http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/288947 this]], for example.
* MeaningfulName: Leonardo Medici Bundle's first & second names are based on Leonardo da Vinci & Lorenzo de Medici.
* {{Parody}}: ''Go Shogun'' is one of the first robot anime to parody other robot series and poke fun at the genre concepts. Two of the more obvious examples are Kernagul, whose greatest ambition is to own a chain of fast food restaurants, and an enemy robot in episode 22 named Doshard was modeled after the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam RX-78-2 Gundam]], which, when granted sentience by [=GoShogun=], declares that it doesn't want to fight any more and destroys itself.
** BlandNameProduct: Yatta-la Kernagul wants to open a chain of fried chicken restaurants called "Kernagul's Fried Chicken" and a hamburger chain called "[=KerDonald's=]".
* {{Pirate}}: Suegni Cutnall
* PowerGlows
* PowerTrio: Shingo Hojo, Killy Gagly, and Remy Shimada
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Docooga Crime Syndicate
* SuperRobot: [=GoShogun=] is a Combining Mecha that runs on [[AppliedPhlebotinum Beamlar]] and one of the pilots [[CallingYourAttacks calls out its attacks]]. It definitely counts.
* WineIsClassy: Leonardo Medici Bundle is usually holding a rose or a glass of red wine in his hands.
!!Tropes in the movie

* ActionGirl: Remy
* BackToBackBadasses: Shingo and Killy, Cuttnal and Kernagul.
* BadassCrew
* BarBrawl
* BittersweetEnding: It is not entirely clear whether[[spoiler: [[BolivianArmyEnding Remy lived or not]]. Although most fans who have seen this movie elect to regard it as closure for ''Go Shogun'' (since there's no plausible room for anything else) and ''heavily'' lean towards the assumption that she does not.]]
* CaptainErsatz: The character of Remy is intended to be a grown up version of [[Anime/MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo Minky Momo]], they both have the same voice actor Creator/MamiKoyama, they do have the same mindset, speech-patterns and emotions.
* CarChase
* ChekhovsGun: Played with. Remy wears a golden pendant on her neck. While preparing for the FinalBattle, she takes it off and hangs her [[OneBulletLeft last revolver bullet]] on the chain instead.
* CombatMedic: Suegni Cuttnal is a version of this.
* CoolAirship: Bundle has a supersonic jet in his Japanese-style ''country house''
* CoolBike: the one Bundle borrows from the cops.
* CoolCar[=/=]FlyingCar: Remy's, which can be seen during the opening minutes.
* CreepyChild: the Messenger of Fate.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: in her LastStand, exhausted Remy leans against a stone cross for support.
* CulturedBadass: Leonardo Medici Bundle.
* DemotedToExtra: Though while the time frame and the series' ending makes this an understandable example. The titular mecha is just shown as a hanging toy in Remy's car.
* {{Determinator}} - PluckyGirl: Remy
--> '''Bundle''': Remy defies the odds. Her will to live itself has always been a thing of beauty.
* EldritchAbomination: the Beast of Fate, especially when it grows.
* EldritchLocation: The town where our six friends are stuck.
* TheFaceless: Remy as an old woman. We never see her aged face in full frame (especially in regards with her eyes). The bits that ''are'' shown reveal a face that's ''almost'' identical to that in the series, but aged slightly. Even in the ending, Remy is never shown as an old woman.
* FlashbackNightmare: Subverted, as it is not clear whether Remy's childhood flashbacks are actual memories or fantasies.
* GenreShift: The series parodies kids' robot shows. This is a serious psychological thriller.
* HeroicSpirit: Certainly Remy.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: While Bundle's no slouch with a submachine gun, his weapon of choice is a katana.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Remy engages in a BarBrawl while wearing a long evening dress.
* KnifeNut: Killy Gagly.
* LastStand: an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] one for Remy.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Remy and her team mates.
* LittleMissBadass: It was not a good idea to mess up with Remy, even when she was a kid.
* OneBulletLeft
* ParentalNeglect: Remy's mom hardly notices her.
* ThePhilosopher: Bundle
* ThePianoPlayer: Played with. Bundle plays piano when a BarBrawl starts, and [[NervesOfSteel unfazedly]] continues to do so until Remy throws an unfortunate mook right on the keyboard, causing a loud tone cluster.
--> '''Remy''': Pardon me! Hope I didn't disturb you.
--> '''Bundle''': Not at all. A forte was appropriate at that point. ''(Punches another mook.)''
* ThePollyanna: Remy is optimistic and always maintains her humour even in the face of obvious trouble.
* RetiredBadass: In the beginning of the movie, Remy is over 70 years old and long in retirement. It doesn't stop her from racing her way through the traffic-jammed city, disabling several bank robbers' cars in the process. Made even more awesome once you think this woman is [[spoiler: dying of leukemia.]]
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Remy's preferred weapon is a Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum.
* RuleOfSymbolism: All around.
* {{Samurai}}: Bundle, a self-made one.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Shingo Hojo's weapon of choice, together with [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter grenades]].
* SymbolicBlood: When Remy tries to take a shower, water suddenly turns into blood. Later we learn it was just an illusion.
* TrueCompanions: Remy and her team.
* WarriorPoet: Bundle. His choice of words is exquisite, and he's prone to philosophical speeches.
* YouCantFightFate: Inverted. The movie's central idea is that you ''can''.