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''Voltes V'' (formally, 超電磁マシーン ボルテスV or ''Choudenji (Super Electromagnetic) Machine Voltes Five'') is the second of Tadao Nagahama's ''Anime/RobotRomanceTrilogy'' of SuperRobot series, premiering in 1977. It was preceded by ''Anime/CombattlerV'' and followed by ''{{Anime/Daimos}}''. As with its predecessor ''CombattlerV'', the "V" is for the CombiningMecha's five constituents, [[FiveManBand their five pilots]], and the traditional V for Victory.

Considerably DarkerAndEdgier than ''Combattler V'', ''Voltes V'' chronicles the Voltes Team and Camp Big Falcon's defense of Earth from the invading Boazanian Empire, [[MonsterOfTheWeek Beast Fighter]] by [[{{Robeast}} Beast Fighter]], as well as a simmering civil war within planet Boazan itself, long under the brutal caste-system rule of Emperor Zu Zambajil, between the horned elite and the hornless commoners.

It may come as a surprise (or not) that YoshiyukiTomino was involved in making this anime.

Has a character sheet that needs to be completed.

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!!'''Anime/VoltesV''' provides examples of:

* {{Acrofatic}}: General Oka. Justified, he's from a clan of {{ninja}}s after all.
* AffirmativeActionGirl: Megumi
* AirborneAircraftCarrier: Boazanian Flagships, Zeltan and Sugoshin Godor, all of them equiped with formidable weapons and even DeflectorShields.
* AnyoneCanDie: KillEmAll [[FanNickname Tomino]] was involved, what do you expect?
* ArmCannon: Voltes Bazooka, which flips a hand down to protrude a scaled-up revolver from the forearm.
* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever: The Beast Fighters are really earth animals that the Boazanians turned into giant robots.
* AwardBaitSong: The end theme "Looking For Father".'' [[CaptainObvious And we wonder who is the "father" they are searching for]]''.
* BadassNormal: The titular Voltes V compared to other [[SuperRobot Super Robots]] like GoLion/Voltron, Gigantor, and others. [[FridgeLogic That is, if you don't count the fact that Voltes can apparently summon lightning for the Choudenji Ball regardless of the weather...]]
* BarehandedBladeBlock: The Butterfly Returns
* BattleTops: The Ultraelectromagnetic Top attack.
* {{BFG}}[=/=]ArmCannon: Voltes Bazooka
* {{BFS}}: [[{{Kiai}} TEN KUU KEN!]] Plus points goes to this BFS for being able to hide its blade into {{Hammerspace}}. Its hilt, however, is collapsible.
* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: Earth is spared, Boazan is finally freed from Zambajil's iron grip, and the Gou brothers are finally reunited with their father [=LaGour=]/Kentaro, but their older half-brother Heinel is dead, and [=LaGour=] chose to stay behind in Boazan, instead of going to Earth with his sons, to help rebuild it from scratch.]]
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Prince Heinel, although Emperor Zambajil might be more qualified for this type.
** BlondesAreEvil: [[LoveMakesYouEvil Katherine]].
* CallingYourAttacks: Half of Voltes's weaponry works like this.
* CatchPhrase: "LETS... VOLT... IN!!!"
* CharacterDevelopment: The characters are somewhat more fleshed-out than in the standard SuperRobot show.
* ChestBlaster: Voltes Laser and Choudenji Wave. Further down is the Grand Fire. ([[DoubleEntendre No, not THAT further down.]])
* ColorCodedCharacters: Kenichi wears [[color:red:red]], Ippei wears [[color:blue:blue]], and Megumi wears [[color:gold:yellow]] with [[color:magenta:pink accents]]. The other two members of the Voltes Team wear [[color:green:green]].
* CombiningMecha
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Choudenji Ball would drain all of Voltes V's energy, making it unable to move after the attack. Later it receives an upgrade to avert this.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to ''CombattlerV'', but not to [[YoshiyukiTomino extremes otherwise prevalent during the Super Robot Boom of the 70s]].
** Interestingly enough, Tomino ''himself'' was involved in making this anime. Foreshadowing, perhaps?
* DirtyCoward: Emperor Zambajil [[spoiler:kicked his older brother and legitimate heir, [=LaGour=], out of the throne for simply being a hornless nobleman]], held Boazan in an iron grip with a FantasticCasteSystem, and [[spoiler:manipulated [=LaGour's=] first son Heinel into becoming his pawn]], yet he's quick to bail out once [[spoiler:the Voltes Team finally reach Boazan, the hornless Boazanians are turning the tide of the civil war in their favor, and Heinel discovers his true heritage]]. It's worth noting that the {{Big Bad}}s of the other Romantics, for all their [[ObviouslyEvil vileness]], have ''[[NobleDemon at least]]'' [[VillainousValor some dignity]].
* DisappearedDad: Kentaro Gou left his sons when they were young [[spoiler: [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou in order to save the slaves in planet Boazan]]]].
* EnergyBall: Choudenji Ball
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: The "spin-fly" technique.
* ExpositoryThemeTune: Its song names several of the weapons it has while showing them on screen. And the closing theme tune talks about how the Go brothers [[spoiler:are searching for their missing father]].
* FantasticCasteSystem: Born on Boazan and got horns sticking out? No? Then prepare for a life of pariah-esque slavery supporting the planet's thriving galactic tourism industry. [[spoiler:Or exile beyond the ruling class's clutches, as in [=LaGour=]/Kentarou Gou's case.]])
* FantasticRacism: One of the few SuperRobot shows of the [=70s=] that deal with this.
* FingerFirearms: Voltes V's Finger Missiles
* FinishingMove: Regular and Choudenji Ball flavors of the V-no-Jigiri.
* FiveManBand: The pilots, in order by Volt Machine altitude on combination. Two of them are [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guys]].[[note]]GeniusBruiser Daijiro and ChildProdigy Hiyoshi[[/note]]
** ''Kenichi Gou :'' TheHero, [[TheGunslinger marksman]] and [[BadassBiker Motocross champion]].
** ''Ippei Mine :'' TheLancer, orphaned rodeo champion.
** ''Daijiro Gou :'' TheBigGuy, defense tactician and hand-to-hand combat ace.
** ''Hiyoshi Gou :'' KidAppealCharacter, roboticist and swimming and diving ace.
** ''Megumi Oka :'' TheChick, 18th-generation {{Ninja}} and expert diplomat.
* FiveBadBand
** ''Zambajil'': TheBigBad
** ''Heinel'': TheDragon
** ''Katherine'': TheDarkChick
** ''Jangal'': TheBrute
** ''Zuhl'': TheEvilGenius
** ''Bergan'': TheSixthRanger (after Zuhl was killed)/ TheStarscream
* FlyingBrick: Apparently trying to outdo Combattler: "You'll never beat this 600-ton Voltes!"
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler: The Gou brothers. Their father is a Boazanian noble who defected.]]
* {{Hammerspace}}: Finger Missiles, Voltes Bazooka and Chain Knuckles are too big to have all been stored in Voltes V's arms.
* HomeBase: Camp Big Falcon, which is basically {{Mission Control}} set up on a [[IslandBase bird-shaped island]]. It turns out [[spoiler:that the whole island is actually a [[TheBattlestar gigantic]], bird-shaped CoolStarship in disguise, capable of traveling space warps in order to bring the fight onto Boazan's doorsteps]].
* HonorBeforeReason: [[spoiler: Heinel]] continues to fight the Voltes team in the last episode, even though it is obvious his side is about to lose. The only reason for doing so is that he is a noble.
* HornedHumanoid: The Boazan nobles.
* HumanAliens: The only real difference is that the privileged of the Boazanians have horns.
* HumiliationConga: Let's see... Heinel was [[spoiler:betrayed by the emperor he loyally served, his subordinates are killed, finds out he was pitted against his father and brothers, and finally dies]]. [[SarcasmMode Yeah, serves him right]].
* IfItSwimsItFlies: Volt Frigate, the machine forms the legs of Voltes V, also is able to fly and swim.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Only because the Choudenji Tops and the Choudenji Strings that launch them don't quite fit under KillerYoyo.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Zambajil had been manipulating his nephew Heinel into committing atrocities on Earth. Guess who kills him in the end?]]
* KillItWithFire: Grand Fire.
* LatexSpaceSuit: The pilot suits.
* LightningCanDoAnything: It charges up the FinishingMove, for one.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:[=LaGour=]/Kentarou is Prince Heinel's father from his deceased first (horned Boazanian) wife]].
** Which also makes [[spoiler: [[CainAndAbel Heinel the Cain to Kenichi's (also, to a lesser extent, Daijiro and Hiyoshi) Abel]].]] Unlike most cases of said trope, they have much in common, personality-wise.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Duh.
* MysteriousProtector: They were being helped by someone flying in a jet shaped like a hawk in later episodes. [[spoiler:It's a friend of Prof. Gou]].
* NonActionBigBad: Emperor Zambajil just let his minions do all the fighting for him.
* OncePerEpisode: Every episode the team yelled "Let's Volt In!" to combine in Voltes-V. And every episode they killed the MonsterOfTheWeek with the [[FinishingMove V-Slash]].
* RedshirtArmy: Camp Big Falcon personnel.
* {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler: General Oka]] dies in the same episode when he decides to retire.
* {{Robeast}}: The Beast Fighters.
* RobotBuddy: Hiyoshi's "Tako-Chan."
* ''Anime/RobotRomanceTrilogy'': It's the second series in the franchise.
* SchizoTech: The Boazanians managed to develop sub-lightspeed spaceship drives but were unable to apply the technology elsewhere, hence the use of Battle Beasts and atomic/nuclear conventional weaponry. They also retain their medieval culture, pimped-out dresses, and a FantasticCasteSystem that'd make slavery look humane.
* SimpleStaff: Daijiro's weapon of choice is a bo.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is the Emperor Zu's last name supposed to be Zambajil, Zambojil or Zambujil?
* TheStarscream: Zuhl. He fails, though, and gets executed for it.
* SuperRobot
* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: Premiered in ''VideoGame/{{Shin|SuperRobotWars}}'' and tag-teamed with ''CombattlerV'' ever since. It also appeared in the ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Alpha]]'' series, ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Advance]]'', ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsReversal Reversal]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsJudgment Judgement]]''. Appeared with Combattler once again in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsL L]]''.
* {{Takarazuka}}: Heinel's overall look is inspired by this.
* TelescopingRobot: Its belt was in reality two whips, its midsection stored a spinning top, the ornament on its chest hid its sword's blade...
* TrainingFromHell: The Spin Fly Formation.
* TransformationNameAnnouncement: '''VOOLTEEEESSSS FIIIVEEE!!!!!'''. Followed by extending arms to form a "V" and an AssKickingPose.
* VillainousBSOD[=/=]DespairEventHorizon: Heinel went through these [[spoiler:when he found out [=LaGour=]/Kentarou Gou was his real father, the Gou brothers were his younger half-brothers, Zambajil is just an usurping bastard, [[DrivenToSuicide and one could only guess what happened next]]]].
* WeHaveReserves: Emperor Zambajil does not care if his own troops get within range of his DoomsdayDevice, as long as Voltes V is defeated.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: In one episode the Boazanians are gobsmacked to find out Earth people have the capacity to love; which was part of their FantasticRacism.
* WhipItGood: Ippei, being an ex-cowboy, has a whip. Choudenji Strings are sometimes used to punish an enemy that manages to destroy the Choudenji Goma.
* WorthyOpponent: Prince Heinel; played for all its tragic worth. To a lesser extent, the Boazanian giant Gilligan.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: This happens a ''lot'' to Prof. Gou. It's one of the devices that keep the story running.
* ZettaiRyouiki: When suited-up, Megumi uses the miniskirt + boots version.
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