Heavy Metal L-Gaim (重戦機（ヘビーメタル）エルガイム, Jūsenki (Hebī Metaru) Erugaimu, literally "Heavy Fighting Machine L-Gaim") is an anime television series, begun in 1984, which was directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino. Its characters and mecha were designed by Mamoru Nagano, who would later go on to create The Five Star Stories.L-Gaim takes place in the Pentagona System, a solar system made up of five planets. Oldna Posaydal, the legendary emperor from the planet Gastogal leads his 24 Temple Knights from planet to planet until all have fallen under his control. His final victory is on the planet Mizum in 3975 when he defeats Kamon Walha V, ruler of the Yaman Clan. However, before being overthrown Kamon hid his heir, Kamon Myroad on the planet Mizum with the legendary white mecha, L-Gaim.Fifteen years later, now grown up and known as Daba Myroad, he lives in planet Koam peacefully. During a trip through the desert, he and his friend Kyou meets a girl named Amu and run into the Lilin's scavenger gang. After a brief scuffle, one of the defeated thugs hands over a cash card to Daiba before dying and requests him delivering it to a man named Amandara Kamandara (a weapon dealer who sends weapons to both the Imperial army and the rebels). Daba sets to do so, not knowing that that action would lead to him leading a rebellion to free the planets of Pentagona from Posaydal's grasp.Other than in several Super Robot Wars games, L-Gaim has also showed up on Another Centurys Episode saga.
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