Anime / The Brave Figher of Legend Da Garn

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We can fly
Past the Moon and Mars
We'll fly to the stars
We'll fly 'til our dream's in sight
Say Da Garn
Now stand up and fight
With all of your might
To make a future that is bright!

The Brave Figher of Legend Da Garn (Densetsu No Yuusha Da Garn) was broadcasted through 1991-1992. It is the third installment of the Brave franchise. The story focuses on Seiji Takasugi, who obtained a jewel called "Orin", which is the Earth's alter ego and it has elected him to be the commander of eight brave robots. The robots are sleeping within many parts of the world as the "Brave Stones". However, they become super robots by fusing with modern machines once Seiji awakens them, and they soon follow his commands. Their enemy is Lord Ohboss, an invader who aims to steal the Earth's planet energy with the aid of his subordinates that Da-Garn and the other brave robots must stop in order to save the Earth.


Tropes for the following show:

  • Alien Invasion: One being launched against Earth is what causes it to select Seiji to awaken the Braves from their slumber.
  • Blood Knight: Redlone, who's response to finding Earth can actually pose a threat to him is to smile and be happy there's something there worth fighting. Though he quickly becomes annoyed that he's losing to 'unrefined, ugly robots'.
  • Chest Blaster: Da Garn X's Brest Earth Buster, a Wave Motion Gun fired from his chest. However, doing so complete drains his energy.
  • Combining Mecha: It's Brave Series, so all of the main heroes are these.
    • Da Garn and his two support vehicles into Da Garn X.
    • Jumbo Saber, Shuttle Saber, and Jet Saber can combine into Sky Saber.
  • Cool Car: Da Garn, Mach and Turbo Lander all have cool cars of various kinds as alternate modes.
  • Disney Death: Sky Saber dies, but is restored back to life by Hawk Saber.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: In episode 20, Butcho reacts this way to Hotaru when she feels sorry for him.
  • The Dreaded: Ohboss to his minions. Redlone was planning to flee after his defeat in episode 10 when Ohboss caught up to him.
  • Guardian Entity: The Braves are the guardians of the Earth itself, awoken to protect if from the invasion.
  • Hero Stole My Bike: A Running Gag, with a twist. Da Garn is possessing a police car...and said car's owner is unaware of the fact that his car is a sapient guardian of the planet. So he tends to react badly whenever it gets 'stolen' by Da Garn heading off.
  • Kid Hero: Seiji, who despite being a child is technically Da Garn's BOSS. He also gets a suit that protects him.
  • Mecha-Mooks: Redlone's minions, both the mooks and the giant Monsters of the Week, seem to be unmanned machines.
  • Militaries Are Useless: Earth's military is unfortunately painfully outmatched against the invaders, and can't even deal with the mooks.
  • Parents as People: Seiji's parents aren't abusive or INTENTIONALLY neglectful, they've just both got very demanding and important jobs they can't take much time away from, his father being a high ranking member of the military during an alien invasion and his mother being a news anchor covering the same situation. They clearly love and want to have more involvement in his life, and regret this situation.
  • Put on a Bus: Da Garn himself for a few episodes, while he's busy holding Africa together.
  • Recruit Teenagers with Attitude: The Earth decided to recruit a fifth grader as it's champion. To be fair, Seiji is a very COMPETENT fifth grader, but still.
  • Battle Trophy: Redlone shows a liking to collecting enemy vehicles for his personal collection.
  • Sealed Cast in a Multipack: The Braves are slumbering in the Brave Stones all over the world, and it's Seiji's job to free them.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: The Braves in this series are sealed into Brave Stones and its up to Seiji to awaken them.
  • Secret Identity: Seiji creates a suit for himself to prevent him fromm bein recognized while helping Da Garn.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": While one fansub calls the first villain "Redlone," one fan's synopsis of the final episode uses "Red Ron."
  • Time Abyss: The Braves are very old, having been created in ancient times to protect the planet.
  • Those Were Only Their Scouts: The first monster to arrive destroys all of Earth's military sent up against it...and it turns out that was only his mooks, not even a full fledged Monster of the Week.
  • Transformation Trinket: The Director, which not only allows for the transformations and combinations of the Braves, but let's Seiji transform into his suit.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Violecche can transform into a cat and a wolf while Lady Pinky can transform into Pink Yamamoto and Magical Pinky.
  • The Woman Behind the Man: Lady Pinky for Butcho.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Da Garn X's Brest Earth Buster, an extremely powerful beam fired from his chest. However, using it depletes his energy reserves rapidly so it's a last resort.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: Seiji has this issue with both of his parents. In the second episode, he reveals he hasn't seen his mother in four days if that's an indicator. His mother is not happy about this.
  • You Have Failed Me: Violecche kills Butcho on behalf of Ohboss in episode 20, although Butcho is later revived.


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