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Anime: Panzer World Galient
In one night, the three-thousand-year history of House Volder was destroyed. No. As long as this princes lives, it is not over. And, one day, the greatest dream come true. After that abominable day, a journey of hardships began. An escape from the gaze of Marder's hunting minions. It was obvious that Marder, subjugator of Arst, would issue a capture order for the prince. It became necessary raise the prince as my own grandson. But this did not mean we were running away with neither purpose nor destination. We believed that somewhere in this world an iron colossus existed, and it was this unknown land that we sought after. The legends of old said that "when evil rules upon the world, Galient the Iron Giant manifests, and cleanses this world of the darkness."

Panzer World Galient (機甲界ガリアン Kikōkai Garian) is a Humongous Mecha anime produced by Sunrise company and Tatsunoko Production, directed by Ryosuke Takahashi of Armored Trooper VOTOMS fame and with mechanical designs of Yutaka Izubuchi (who also designed mechas of some Gundam series and Patlabor, as well as creating and directing Rahxephon), that aired between 1984 and 1985.

Set in the far flung medieval-looking world of Arst, the millenia-old kingdom of Volder is celebrating the birth of Prince Jordy Volder when the troops of the conqueror Marder invade the capital city, using an army of advanced robots called panzers. The city falls easily, and during the battle the king gets killed and the queen kidnapped, but before they trust their newborn son to Asbeth, one of their most loyal and most Badass soldiers. Asbeth flees the city and becomes a wandering warrior in order to hide Jordy from Marder, raising him like his own grandson as searching the land for the legendary giant robot "panzer" Galient, which is one of many panzers that have been preserved underground for thousands of years. Twelve years later, Jordy finds Galient and gets ready to fight Marder, who is conquering all of Arst in preparation of his plan for dominance of the Crescent Galaxy.

Galient is noteworthy for being one of the first anime to combine a Medieval European Fantasy setting with Humongous Mecha.

Compare and contrast with Aura Battler Dunbine and Vision of Escaflowne.

Panzer World Galient features examples of:

Tropes from Third OVA: Crest Of Iron

  • Ace Custom: Both Jordy and Marder have their own version of Jinbahei.
  • Alternate Universe: Jordy, Hy Shaltat and Chururu both are brothers-in-law, Hilmuka is not an Alien.
  • Attack Drone: Tetsukyojin electrifying own sword, and attack Jashin- Hei and broke the sword, but the broken parts from the sword fly and attack Jashin-Hei destroying him, and back from the grip from the sword and rebuild him.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: and How Tetsukyojin destroy all army without one serious damage!.
  • Foreshadowing : In the beginning of the OVA, one thunder hit the hut showing in a flame a image from Hy Shaltat killing King Madaru.
  • Snake Mecha: Jashin Hei piloted by Hy Shaltat.
  • Villain Protagonist: Hy Shaltat.

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alternative title(s): Panzer World Galient
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