->''Evil laughter echoes in the shadow of the night sky's twinkling stars, burdening the universe with the tears of people crying from world to world! Call Galaxy Cyclone Braiger -- they will arrive in a second!''
-->-- OpeningNarration

Yay! Describe ''Braiger'' here, yay yay!

Galaxy Cyclone Braiger was an anime series aired from 1981 to 1982 in Japan. There were 39 episodes aired. It is the first series from the J9 Series.

In the year 2111, the solar system has been colonized. Khamen Khamen wants to destroy the planet Jupiter in order to create a new star and change the solar system. Team [=J9=] is assembled by Isaac Godonov, consisting of himself, Blaster Kid, Stephen Bowie, and Angel Omachi. With the robot Braiger, they are a team that will handle any missions the police will not in the asteroid belt. Meanwhile, Earth has been divided into four power blocs: Omega, Red Dragon, Volga and Nubia. Nubia hatches a plan to rule the solar system in which Jupiter is destroyed, leading to the creation of over 30 smaller planets that could sustain life. However, such a plan would lead to the destruction of Earth.

The series was supposedly inspired by real-life scientific research and used a lot of Korean talents at the lower ranks of production. The show mostly became well known due to its character designs resembling those of ''Manga/LupinIII'' (Kazuo Komatsubara was asked to design characters similar to Lupin's) and the catchy opening theme with its animation done by the legendary Yoshinori Kanada.

It's also known in Japan for being the first TV anime to have an on-screen sex scene

It has two sequels: Baxinger and [[Anime/GalacticWhirlwindSasuraiger Sasuraiger]]. They are set 600 and 800 years later, respectively.


* AdjectiveNounFred
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Pancho Poncho
* AnimalAssassin: Khamen Khamen disposes of anyone who fails him with a cobra.
* AntiHero: The [=J9=] guys oscillate between Type 2 and Type 3. They certainly aren't the merciful kind, especially Isaac.
** During the first episode:
--> '''Kid''': * snatches an enemy craft filled with pleading {{Mook}}s out of the air* What do we do, Isaac? They want to be saved.
--> '''Isaac''': Those who would make good people cry...* eye twinkle with AudibleGleam* ...deserve '''no mercy'''.
--> *The enemy craft, and the mooks inside, promptly get crushed in Braiger's big blue claw*
* BigBad: Khamen Khamen
* BladeOnAStick: Brai-Spear
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Yay!" Despite being so simple, it ended up becoming so popular amongst fans that it was present in both Baxinger and Sasuraiger.
* CoolCar: One of Braiger's forms, Brai-Thunder.
* CoolPlane: Braiger's other form, Brai-Star.
* CoolSword: The Brai-Sword. It also shoots laser beams.
* EyeCatch: Kid, who is holding a double guitar for some reason, tosses a yellow guitar pick at the screen, at which point the logo appears.
* EvilLaugh[=/=]MostAnnoyingSound: Khamen Khamen
* FourTemperamentEnsemble
** '''[[color:maroon:Sanguine (blood):]]''' [[spoiler:Machiko]] "Angel Omachi" [[spoiler:Valencia]]
** '''[[color:orange:Choleric (yellow bile):]]''' Jotaro "Blaster Kid" Kidou
** '''Melancholic (black bile):''' Stephen "Speedy" Bowie
** '''[[color:green:Phlegmatic (phlegm):]]''' Isaac "The Razor" Godonov
* FrickinLaserBeams: Brai-Sword Beam. Also the lasers fired from Braiger's ear-things.
* TheGunslinger: Blaster Kid
* GunsAkimbo: The Cosmo Winders and the Brai-Cannon.
* HandsomeLech: Stephen Bowie
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov6QB4gWK3A Khamen Khamen's theme]], so much that it was reused for his descendants in the two sequel series
* MechaMooks
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase: ''Next time, on Galaxy Cyclone Braiger - call them, and they'll arrive in a second!''
%% * RepetitiveName: Khamen Khamen
* SpellMyNameWithAnS:
** Other loosely translated names include "Braiger", "Bryger", "Brygar", "Galactic Whirlwind Bryger", "Galactic Cyclone Buraiger", "Cosmo Runner".
** Also, Carmen Carmen or Khamen Khamen.
%% * TagalongKid: Mei Ling Ho and Shin Ling Ho
%% * TheTease: Omachi
* TelescopingRobot: As is the norm for HumongousMecha of this era, Braiger stores a good number of weapons in shrunken forms on its body. Averted for the [[BackpackCannon Brai-Cannons]] though, as Pancho has to fly in with a transport ship to deliver these to the J9 team.
* ShapeShifterBaggage: The Brai-Synchron system Pancho developed allows mass to be stored in a pocket dimension; thus allowing the normal-car-sized Brai-Thunder to transform into the much larger Brai-Star, and thence to the 32-metre-tall Braiger.
%% * TransformingMecha
* WhipItGood: Isaac's [[BuffySpeak laser-whip-sword-thingy]].