Anime: Brave Exkaiser

The first of the Braves.

Brave Exkaiser (Yuusha Exkaiser) is the first installment in the Brave Series. It was broadcast in 1990 through 1991, and mostly draws inspiration from Transformers. The story begins with Exkaiser and his men chasing the Geisters through space and their search takes them to the Earth. Soon, a boy named Kouta comes across the titular robot and a bond between them is formed.

Exkaiser was so popular, it soon spawned seven Brave shows after it. Even today, long-time fans still remember it fondly.

This show provides the following tropes:

  • Lighter and Softer: Compared to the more grim Jushin Liger anime, this show is about as kid-friendly as it gets.
  • Laughably Evil: Despite being the most dangerous space pirates in the Galaxy, the Geisters have a collective IQ of about 5.