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->In one night, the three-thousand-year history of House Volder was destroyed. No. As long as this princes lives, it is not over. And, one day, the greatest dream come true. After that abominable day, a journey of hardships began. An escape from the gaze of Marder's hunting minions. It was obvious that Marder, subjugator of Arst, would issue a capture order for the prince. It became necessary raise the prince as my own grandson. But this did not mean we were running away with neither purpose nor destination. We believed that somewhere in this world an iron colossus existed, and it was this unknown land that we sought after. The legends of old said that "when evil rules upon the world, Galient the Iron Giant manifests, and cleanses this world of the darkness."

''Panzer World Galient'' (機甲界ガリアン Kikōkai Garian) is a HumongousMecha anime produced by Sunrise company and Tatsunoko Production, directed by Ryosuke Takahashi of ''Anime/ArmoredTrooperVotoms'' fame and with mechanical designs of Yutaka Izubuchi (who also designed mechas of some ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series and ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'', as well as creating and directing ''Anime/{{Rahxephon}}''), that aired between 1984 and 1985.

Set in the far flung medieval-looking world of Arst, the millenia-old [[TheKingdom kingdom of Volder]] is celebrating the birth of [[TheHero Prince Jordy Volder]] when the troops of the conqueror [[BigBad Marder]] invade the capital city, using an army of advanced robots called [[AMechByAnyOtherName panzers]]. The city falls easily, and during the battle the king gets killed and the queen kidnapped, but before they trust their newborn son to Asbeth, one of their most loyal and most {{Badass}} soldiers. Asbeth flees the city and [[WalkingTheEarth becomes a wandering warrior]] in order to hide Jordy from Marder, raising him like his own grandson as searching the land for the legendary giant robot "panzer" Galient, which is one of many panzers that have been preserved underground for thousands of years. Twelve years later, Jordy finds Galient and gets ready to fight Marder, who is conquering all of Arst in preparation of his plan for dominance of the Crescent Galaxy.

''Galient'' is noteworthy for being one of the first anime to combine a MedievalEuropeanFantasy setting with HumongousMecha.

Compare and contrast with ''Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine'' and ''Anime/VisionOfEscaflowne''.
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!!'''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient''' features examples of:

* AceCustom: Hy Shaltat's Wingal Zee, which has a silver coat of paint and [[DualWielding wields two tomahawks]] (instead of one, unlike the others).
* ActionGirl: Hilmuka. Martial artist, sniper... you better believe she can look after herself in a fight.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Jordy Volder is a surprisingly focused and capable fighter, considering the fact that he's merely ''12 years-old''.
* AfterTheEnd: Several millennia before the beginning of the show, the world of Arst was devastated by a terrible war. Most of the survivors left the planet as the rest started to rebuild it. Tens of centuries later Arst is inhabitable again, but their inhabitants technology has regressed to medieval levels.
* AlienSky: Planet Arst is orbited by two moons.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Redd Windu, who is dark-skinned but it is hard to tell what race he is supposed to be.
* AnAxToGrind: General Zaba's robot and some more mechas use battle axes.
* AndIMustScream: After getting captured, Queen Felia -Jordy's mother- was frozen, framed and turned into a strange blend of living painting and statue to adorne Marder's private chambers. She is aware, but she cannot move, talk or even blink.
* AnimalMecha: Galient's Falcon Flight Form.
** ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The name describes exactly what it is and how it looks.
* ApatheticCitizens: The Lanplatians. Even when a tower falls on their friends right in front of them, they just stand there drooling in confusion. [[spoiler: Marder's grand plan is actually to make them forget this and care about *something* again.]]
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Chururu gave one to Jordy in episode 3 when [[ClingyJealousGirl she asked him if he liked Hilmuka]] and to tease her, he replied "What if I do?"
* AwesomeYetImpractical: Galient's Flight Form makes quick travel to other places convenient, but since it has no weapons to speak of, it's completely vulnerable to aerial attacks. Luckily, this is eventually fixed via the Assault Galient upgrade.
* TheBladeAlwaysLandsPointyEndIn: Swords ''always'' act like this in this series. In one episode, two characters are dueling when the vehicle where they are standing on blows up. The sword of one of them flew away and landed right on its tip.
* CutShort / BittersweetEnding: The anime sort of just...ends. [[spoiler:The Arstians all escape Lanplate, and the Eraser comes and wipes out the planet and all of its inhabitants. Marder abruptly decides to end the Arst War and spend the last few minutes with his people.]]
* ChildSoldier: Jordy Volder, not that the circumstances give him much of a choice in the matter.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Zauel's sword spins like a [[ThisIsADrill drill]].
* EvilOverlord: Marder.
* {{Expy}}: Hy Shaltat has [[Anime/ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS Chirico Cuvie's]] exact face.
* FacelessGoons: Marder's soldiers always wear a mouthless white mask that covers their heads fully and a blue helmet.
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: When Jordy and Asbeth arrive at White Valley, Jordy meets and befriends White Valley's leader's girl, Chururu. Shortly after Asbeth and Chururu's father explain to both they had already met when they were two-years-old, during an ealier visit of Jordy's "grandfather". Naturally, since Jordy and Chururu were toddlers back then, they had completely forgotten that.
* GreenEyes: Hilmuka has green eyes that add to her considerable appeal.
* HiddenAgendaVillain: Marder. While it's made apparent early on that he wants to take over the entire Crescent Galaxy (to the point of treating Arst's conquest as an anciliary goal), the reason why isn't revealed for a good while. [[spoiler: It turns out that he sees the peace on his home planet of Lanplate as "false", since the populace is practically emotionless. As such, he plans to use Arst's technology to cause a chain reaction that will plunge the entire galaxy into all-out war, with him as the victor that will promote true peace.]]
* HumongousMecha: The titular giant robot and the panzers.
* IMissMom:
** In the first chapter [[TheHero Jordy]] asks Asbeth about his deceased mother. Asbeth's reply makes clear that Jordy constantly asks about her.
** After being forced to leave White Valley [[LoveInterest Chururu]] also begins to miss her mom and dad.
* InUniverseNickname: Jojo for Jordy Volder. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], since Asbeth is [[HiddenBackupPrince hiding his royal lineage]] until the time is right to rally up the White Valley's rebels.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Asbeth]] and [[spoiler: General Rhodan]]. Also, the end credits in the final episode heavily imply this for [[spoiler: Hy Shaltat and Marder]], as well.
* KillSat / AttackDrone: [[spoiler:The Eraser]] is a network of these that uses a powerful gravity surge to [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroy]] the surfaces of planets.
* LargeHam: Redd Windu. Of course, given that his voice actor is Creator/ShigeruChiba, it's to be expected.
* LostTechnology
* AMechByAnyOtherName: Collectively, they're called '''Armored Soldiers''' (Kikouhei). Each mech line is also classified with the prefix word Panzer. For example, Galient is Panzer Blade, centaur mechs like Promaxis are Panzer Trampler, while flyable Wingals are Panzer Gust.
* MechaMook: Out of the Marder Army's entire supply of Panzers, the Promaxis is the most common one.
* MechaShow
* MentorOccupationalHazard: Asbeth became [[TheHero Jordy's]] surrogate grandfather, mentor and trainer, taking care of him and training him since he was a newborn. He [[spoiler:died trying to kill the BigBad]] to fulfill a prophecy that would ensure Jordy's victory over Marder.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Assault Galient.
* MsFanservice: Hilmuka.
* ObviouslyEvil: With his black outfit, piercing eyes, [[BeardOfEvil black goatee]] and [[BaldOfEvil lack of hair]], it'd be difficult to mistake Marder for anyone other than the BigBad.
* OriginalVideoAnimation: Three of them: '''Crest of Earth''' and '''Crest of Heaven''' are [[CompilationMovie Compilation Movies]], while the third, '''Crest of Iron''', is an AlternateUniverse.
* PantyShot: Chururu is a [[ButtMonkey rather unfortunate]] provider of these. Somewhat disturbing, since she is ''twelve''.
* RealRobotGenre
* RedIsHeroic: Galient is almost completely red. Also, Jordy wears black and red armor and body suit.
* TheRival: Hy Shaltat.
* SchizoTech
* ScienceFantasy: The setting is a typical medieval fantasy world... with giant robots thrown in the mix.
* ShonenHair: Jordy Volder.
* ShoulderCannon: Assault Galient's beam gun and Monocot's flash arrow pod.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Where to even start? At the very least, X Nebula's fansub transliterations of the names are pronounceable.
* SpoilerOpening: A small example. The Zauel and Skartz are briefly shown in it, long before their respective pilots appear in the story proper.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Wingal's tomahawk can be used as beam gun.
* TapOnTheHead: In chapter 5, Hy uses the "karate chop to the neck" variant with Lord Protz. The blow was strong enough to slam Protz in a nearby railing, though.
* TheThreeFacesOfEve:
** Queen Felia is the wife, calm, mature and wise.
** Hilmuka is the temptress, beautiful, sultry, and more than willing to use her charms to get what she wants.
** Hot-tempered, rash, immature, emotional twelve-year-old Chiruru is the child.
* TricksterMentor: Hilmuka, to some extent.
* VillainousFriendship: Hy Shaltat and Marder are a Type I, as both men have mutual respect for each other. Even though the former [[NonActionBigBad really isn't in a position to assist the latter much]].
* WhipSword: The Galient blade.
* WorthyOpponent: Jimzal Lambert. He is so honorable that when General Rhodan interrupted his and Jordy's duel with an attack force, he refused to budge his Zauel during the ensuing invasion of White Valley.
* WordSaladTitle
* XMeetsY: ''StarWars'' meets ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' meets MedievalEuropeanFantasy.
** ''Anime/MazingerZ'' meets ''Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine''.
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' meets ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' meets MedievalEuropeanFantasy.
** And in the ending, ''AuraBattlerDunbine'' meets ''Literature/BraveNewWorld''

!!Tropes from Third OVA: Crest Of Iron
* AceCustom: Both Jordy and Marder have their own version of Jinbahei.
* AlternateUniverse: Jordy, Hy Shaltat and Chururu both are brothers-in-law, Hilmuka is not an Alien.
* AttackDrone: [[spoiler: Tetsukyojin [[ShockAndAwe electrifying]] own sword, and attack Jashin- Hei and broke the sword, '''but''' the broken parts from the sword fly and attack Jashin-Hei destroying him, and back from the grip from the sword and rebuild him]].
* CurbStompBattle: and '''How''' [[spoiler: Tetsukyojin destroy all army without one serious damage!]].
* {{Foreshadowing}} : In the beginning of the OVA, one thunder hit the hut showing in a flame a image from [[spoiler: Hy Shaltat killing King Madaru]].
* [[SnakePeople Snake]] [[HumongousMecha Mecha]]: Jashin Hei piloted by [[spoiler: Hy Shaltat]].
* VillainProtagonist: Hy Shaltat.

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->What is the point of eternal peace? Life and death clash against each other. Lusts and ideals intertwine, and joys and sorrows color this world. Therefore, paradise... can only be unbearable grief. It can only be unbound joy. The paradise of all living things is, indeed, in chaos.