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[[caption-width-right:290:LET'S MIGHT GAINEEEE!]]

''Brave Express Might Gaine'' was the fourth Brave Series produced by Sunrise. ''Might Gaine'' aired in Japan in 1993, with a total of 47 episodes. Unlike prior shows in the Brave Series, the robots were created by humans, as opposed to having more extraterrestrial or supernatural origins.

''Might Gaine'' is set in the near future, when the world's reserves of fossil fuel have nearly run out; cars are powered with recharageable electric batteries, and long distance trade is handled by surface ships such as trains. Also made possible are the construction of powerful mecha, some of which are used for criminal ends.

Opposing them is the Brave Express Team, lead by by the teenage industrialist Might Senpuuji. Given life by an advanced AI program, he is assisted by his own team of transforming mecha. The episodes are fairly stand-alone for the first part of the series; it isn't until Might's rival, Joe, shows up that there is really any connecting thread between the episodes. The main enemy isn't even hinted at until further on.

[[SequelDisplacement Best known as]] the ''[[GaoGaiGar other]]'' BraveSeries entry with NobuyukiHiyama [[HeyItsThatVoice voicing the lead character]].
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!!Tropes used for this series:
* AccidentalPervert: Played with in episode four. Sally's [[ItMakesSenseInContext caught in a swarm of robotic mice]], and Might helps beat them off. There's one left, and in removing it, Might [[ThanksForTheMammary accidentally cops a feel]]. Sally slaps him on reflex, then realizes what she just did and runs away, crying out apologies.
* ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount: The Senpuuji Corporation.
* {{BFG}}: Might Gunner
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Black Noir]]
* CallingYourAttacks: GAINE SHOT! [[FinishingMove ICHIMONJI-GIRI!]]
* CoolSword: Might Gaine has one, Dorinken.
** FinishingMove: A jumping slash, Ichimonji-giri.
* CoolTrain: '''MIGHT GAINEEEEE!''' Also, the Bombers and the Divers. Oh, and Might Gunner and Might Kaiser.
** To explain just how much CoolTrain the Brave Express team is packing: Might Gaine is comprised of 3 trains, 2 of which can be stored within the larger. Might Kaiser and Might Gunner are 1 each. The Bombers and Divers are 4 trains each, which can combine into 2 ''larger'' trains. That's ''thirteen'' trains total, capable of combining into ''five'' larger ones. Oh, and those 5 can lock together to pull off their ultimate FinishingMove: Joint Dragon Fire. (Yes, their ultimate attack involves the opponent getting run over by ''thirteen Cool Trains.'')
* CombiningMecha: Duh.
* CinderellaCircumstances: Sally, a high school girl struggling to make ends meet in taking care of her hospitalized single parent dad and elementary school little brother, [[WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs takes on different part time jobs per episode throughout the series]] and ''unfortunately'' gets trapped within enemy disputes practically all the time. And the one who always saves her was PrinceCharming Might... ah-hem, [[RagsToRoyalty conclusion please]].
* DistressedDamsel: Sally
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:As he dies, Black Noir questions if, instead of being ThePlayer of his game, he was actually the villain.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Battle Bomber is destroyed taking an attack for Great Might Gaine.]]
* HumongousMecha: Great Might Gaine.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Exeve is killed when Joe flies Goryu's jet mode through the cockpit of his mecha, impaling him on the drill.]]
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Might delivers one from time to time.
* MerchandiseDriven: Infamously deconstructed by way of WriterRevolt. [[spoiler:When the writers were on the outs with the merchandisers, the protagonists discovered that their entire world was created by a malevolent alien toy company to serve as a commercial for their toys. Cue [[ScrewDestiny epic battle to control their own fates]].]]
* NamesToKnowInAnime: Back in the day, [[Creator/NobuyukiHiyama Might]] and [[Creator/AkikoYajima Sally's]] seiyuu [[Manga/YuYuHakusho rose alot]] [[Anime/ShinChan of wham]] for playing the [[TheCharmer Charismatic]] [[TheHero Hero]] and YamatoNadeshiko Heroine.
** The anime also garnered a good amount of the female fanbase when it was known that [[Creator/HikaruMidorikawa Kaede Rukawa]] and [[Creator/RyotaroOkiayu Mitsui Hisashi]] of Manga/SlamDunk came in to play TheRival and [[TransformingMecha Fire Diver]] respectively.
* PrincelyYoungMan: Might. He's the young and sassy CEO of the world's largest transportation company, with all the princely qualities below:
** BenevolentBoss: He constantly surveys his company's various projects, and made sure to greet all of his employees and personally give compliments for their hard works. As for his personal subjects, he treats them like his own family, and made sure their needs are granted.
** {{Bishonen}}: Complete with HairFlip, eye-winks, and some BishieSparkle.
** TheCharmer: He's very good at sweet-talking with people, even with the jerkasses that threat the society.
** MrFanservice: He provided an awesome length of his ShowerScene upon his introduction shot right on the ''first episode''.
** PrinceCharming
** TeenGenius: At the age of 15, his intelligence is actually more on the Ph.D level. But rather in heading straight to college, he chose to stay in high school so that he can stay with his average, middle-class close friend, Hamada.
** WarriorPrince
* TheRival: Joe. (his last name is obvious enough....)
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:After Guard Diver is destroyed, Might and Might Gaine go on one of these against Purple. [[FromBadToWorse Battle Bomber is then destroyed]]. Maito and Great Might Gaine respond by bisecting the robot that did it, then ''killing'' Purple by blowing his battleship and army into oblivion with the [[WaveMotionGun Perfect Cannon]]. This probably extends to Exeve and Black Noir as well.]]
* ShipperOnDeck: Grandpa Senpuuji is very, ''very'' active in taking Might and his staff to wherever Sally part-times in, calls Sally in to serve during meal time for [[EveryoneCanSeeIt everyone to see the embarrassed look on Might's face]].
* ShoutOut: A little boy from a ridiculously wealthy family witnessed his parents' death at a young age, brought up by his butler, swears to fight to protect his city in the name of justice and revenge on whoever plotted his parents' death, and so, teamed up with his butler in using his mansion to build machines to fight against their enemies, [[Franchise/{{Batman}} does that even freaking remind you of somebody?]]
** In the episode featuring the EvilTwin, Black Might Gaine, its transformation sequence finishes off with the villain docking with it a la ''MazingerZ''.
** Targeting method and working of internal mechanisms of Perfect Cannon show it to be not just a WaveMotionGun but '''The''' [[UchuuSenkanYamato Wave Motion Gun]].
** The jewel thief Pink Cat has, at least once, used the alias "MarilynMonroe".
** Of all things, SonicTheHedgehog makes a cameo in episode 19 as a key chain figurine.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Might is often translated to Maito, much like how [[GaoGaiGar Guy]] is sometimes translated as Gai, primarily to keep consistency with how names of mecha are spelled.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Joe does a suicide run and flies his mecha right into Exeve's cockpit, impaling him on the drill.]]
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Whenever Might Gaine is about to commence asskicking, an instrumental version of the opening, ''Arashi no Hero'', starts up.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Grandpa Yuujiro can't live without his nattōs.
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: One villain managed to succeed to prevent the combination of the individual Braves using the robots Raijin and Jinrai, by firing an anti-combine magnet from the base and having Raijin and Jinrai surround it to disrupt the combination. Luckily Might Gunner ended it by firing at the ship's antenna which provided the anti-combination mechanism, and the villain gets it. See Cool Train above on how the good guys payed him back.
* TransformationNameAnnouncement
-->'''Might Gaine:''' "Carrying hopes on silver wings, this green light glows for peace! [[TitleDrop The Brave Express Might Gaine]], arriving right on time!"
* TransformingMecha: Do we really have to say it?
* TrumanShowPlot
* TheWorfEffect: Gaine is a pretty effective combatant in the first episode... and then after that he starts getting kicked around, having to hold out until the [[CombiningMecha Locomoriser]] shows up to form Might Gaine. The same could be said for both Guard Diver and Tri-Bomber/Battle Bomber as well.
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