Anime: Makyou Densetsu Acrobunch
Legend of the Demon Lands (Makyou Densetsu) Acrobunch is an anime that aired in 1982. Led by scientist Tatsuya Randou, the Randou family undertakes a journey around the globe in order to search out ancient ruins to uncover the legend of Quetzalcoatl, which unlocks the key to a fabulous treasure. However, tailing the Randou family is Gopurin, an evil organisation that covets the legendary treasure for itself. The Randou family has the secret weapon of super robot Acrobunch. It becomes a race around the world of who finds the treasure first.
Contains examples of:
- Badass Family: The Randou family. All of which are accomplished explorers and pilot the title mech.
- Big Bad: Deros, leader of the Gopurin.
- Combining Mecha: Acrobunch is formed from a jet, two motorcycles and two cars.
- Follow the Leader: The anime was made after seeing how successful Raiders of the Lost Ark was.
- Monumental Damage: Episode 7 has Stonehenge being destroyed by some fire column...thing.