Anime / Brave Series
The Brave Series (or Yuusha Series) is a toy and animation franchise formed after toy company Takara had ended the animated "Generation 1" storyline of Transformers in Japan. Following a decline in the series' popularity that led to the cancellation of the OVA series Transformers Zone, Takara struck a cooperative deal with the animation studio Sunrise (known for the Gundam series) to develop a new franchise and set of toy lines. This would lead to the development of the Brave Series, a landmark Super Robot series in the 1990s.

The Brave Series includes:

A ninth series, The Saint Of Braves Baan Gaan, was planned but never produced. However, development was so near completion that Sunrise considers material from it to be canonical. The material meant to be used in this canceled series was later recycled into the plots for the Brave Wars Video Game Quantum Leap Rayserver, and later into the unrelated Super Robot anime GEAR Fighter Dendoh. Also, due to the OVA GaoGaiGar Final Grand Glorious Gathering Version, Betterman could be considered as a spinoff to the series.

Names to know for this franchise:

Common tropes that are seen throughout the franchise are the following: