—Mitsuko Komyoji, in Android Kikaider: The Animation in every single episode.
Android Kikaider (人造人間キカイダー, Jinzō Ningen Kikaider) was originally a 1972 Japanese tokusatsu live-action series that aired alongside a tie-in manga version, both created by Shotaro Ishinomori. The tokusatsu was a huge hit and a classic among superhero media. An animated version was produced in 2001 in a rather retro art style quite similar to that of the manga. The overall plot of the animation was also much closer to that of the manga than the plot of the live-action series was, which took many liberties with the story and was slightly more Monster of the Week type story.The basic story follows Jiro, a robot who was built by Doctor Komyoji in order to stop DARK and Professor Gill from achieving world domination. What will enable Jiro to do so is GEMINI, a special conscience circuit designed to help Jiro distinguish between good and bad and thus ignore the evil orders of Professor Gill. However, GEMINI was left incomplete due to Professor Gill catching wind of Doctor Komyoji's intentions and taking him prisoner. Jiro meets the doctor's daughter, and the two of them, along with a private detective, his assistant, and Mitsuko's little brother, set out to find the Doc and attempt to fix Jiro's broken conscience circuit. Professor Gill sends out his robot minions to try and thwart them, but Jiro is able to change into his high-powered alter-ego Kikaider and stop them.The tokusatsu series was followed by Kikaider 01, which focuses on a new Kikaider model of the same name who goes under the civilian identity of Ichiro. An OVA version of Kikaider 01 was also produced which serves as a sequel to the first anime series, but despite the title, focuses more on Jiro than Ichiro. A spinoff movie titled Mechanical Violator Hakaider was made, which recasts Kikaider's rival as an Anti-Hero.See also the movie version, Kikaider Reboot, released in May 2014. Like Gavan and Go-Busters, Kikaider had a crossover with Gaim to promote the movie.The TV anime series and the OVA aired on [adult swim] in 2003.Now it has a character sheet under construction.
Back for the Finale: The little girl who lost her cat in the beginning of the series shows up again in one of the last scenes of the OVA finale. Along with Hattori and Etsuko, though you'd have to keep an eye out for them in the background to spot them.
Batman Gambit: Professor Gil arranged the death of Dr. Komyoji's older son, and later second marriage to convince him to make his robots.
Becoming the Mask: Mitsuko's mother, who was just a mole doing her job. She claimed to Mitsuko that she never wasn't the mask, but reveals that she really does love her children.
One episode begins and ends with a shot of a flower vase as a woman says "I will wait for you."
Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Hattori is cheap, and slightly stupid, but he and Etsuko managed to find Jiro well enough when hired to locate him.
Brain in a Jar: Hakaider carries the brain of Dr. Komyoji in his head; it usually doesn't have any role in Hakaider's personality or actions. Professor Gill later undergoes an Emergency Transformation into a Hakaider-style body.
Breaking Speech: Mitsuko gets one during the anime, with the Monster of the Week asking her if she's thought out her feelings for Jiro and how she'd react if Jiro fell in love with her. Jiro gets the "you'll never be human" one throughout the anime. In the OVA he turns this on Gill, explaining that with the newly implanted submission circuit, Jiro now has the evil heart that Gill wanted him to have. Jiro utilizes this new ability to kill him, saying that Gill gave him the means to finally become human.
Brown Note: Gill's flute, which controls all of DARK's robots and can drive Jiro Brainwashed and Crazy. As the page quote indicates, this didn't make a good impression on Mitsuko in the anime.
Saburo's whistling can do the same thing.
Composite Character: Professor Gill's twin children, Akira and Rumi, were reduced to just one character in the OVA.
Continuity Nod: In one episode Mitsuko's little brother befriends some people who turn out to be the Monster of the Week, after Jiro destroys them the boy is horrified and cries for them. An episode or two later it shows him hiding and secretly still mourning them.
Credits Montage: [adult swim] cut out the opening credits when they aired the show, but instead of showing the normal closing credits, they instead played a series of video clips from throughout the series to the tune of the opening credits theme, probably because they really wanted to use that song.
Crossover: The 2003 had an OVA episode where Jiro met another Ishinomori hero, Inazuman; this episode wasn't included in the US release presumably because the character isn't well-known outside of Japan.
The 2014 reboot was kicked off with an appearance from Jiro in an episode of Kamen Rider Gaim.
The Dulcinea Effect: When asked in the OVA why Jiro is bent on protecting Rieko, who's backstory is pretty suspiciously vague, Jiro just says it's the right thing to do.
Driven to Suicide: Soon after the characters meet Mitsuko's mother, she commits suicide, right in front of them.
Even Evil Has Standards: The bat android, he fancies himself a gentleman and shows a degree of compassion. Justified because he has a prototype Gemini circuit.
Saburo in the live action. While his animated counterpart is a total Jerk Ass, he avoids killing innocent people and he revolted against Gill when he momentanealy destroyed Kikaider with dirty methods.
Humanity Is Infectious: In the beginning of the OVA series, Bijinder is just another robot goon working for the Big Bad. But after encountering Jiro and the others, she starts to grow empathy and feelings for other people. When she asks Kikaider 00 about this, he simply rejects the notion that they can possibly have feelings, and tells her it is nothing more than simple malfunctions, not love.
The gold bat robot seems to slowly be affected by his interactions with Mitsuko.
I Am a Monster: Jiro spends a few episodes hating himself because people think he's a monster, and Gill makes him do terrible things. For a while he even refused to willingly transform in front of Mitsuko because he didn't want her to think he was ugly.
If It's You, It's Okay: Played straight, but not the way you think. Mitsuko hates all robots. All except Jiro.
I Will Wait for You: Mitsuko after Jiro runs away at the end of the anime. Jiro does eventually try to return to her in the OVAs, only for her and her family to have left the country by then.
The woman in one episode who is waiting for the man she cared for to return to her. Not realizing he died that night to save the entire city.
Just a Machine: Mitsuko lays it all out by bluntly stating the page's quote up there. And then again, and again. And then they play flashbacks of that quote a lot of times in the show. If you don't learn to laugh about it, it'd drive you insane.
Most of the robots built by DARK tell Jiro that they do not have sympathy or goodness or even evil in their hearts, because they are just machines fulfilling what they were programmed to do.
Kikaider 00 fully believes that he is nothing more than metal and wires, and that any notion that robots can feel emotions is completely ridiculous.
Instant Expert: Jiro knows how to operate The Sidemachine (his motorcycle) immediately after finding it, and can play his guitar at a virtuoso level after watching a guy play scales a single time.
Keep Circulating the Tapes: After the company that supported the English dub dropped the series, it's getting harder to get a hold of some of the DVDs.
Kill 'em All: In the OVA, Every single android, good or evil, is annihilated by Jiro's hands, as the city lies in complete destruction with only a handful of survivors.
Averted in the live action Kikaider 01's finale.
Large Ham: The golden bat robot guy, who seems to be as melodramatic as it gets.
Mysterious Parent: Apparently Mitsuko and Masaru had no idea what their father was up to in his free time in their backyard castle. It turns out he is involved in a complex conspiracy. And lets not even start with their mother.
Noble Demon: The Golden Bat robot, who has a prototype version of the GEMINI circuit.
Also Saburo has shades of this in the 1970's show.
No Name Given: A lot of the monsters of the week weren't given real names, or atleast weren't clear about them. Such as giant mantis, robot black ant guy, golden bat vampire dude, and that one leopard robot, and the flying turtle that shoots rocks.
They do have names which pretty much boil down to what color they are and the animal they're based on.
I'm not sure if it's ever mentioned more than once at most in the anime, but Hattori's assistant is apparently named Etsuko.
Oh, Crap: A few with Dr.Gill, one in particular is when Jiro sheds a tear despite being impossible for a robot to do. Gill Literally recoils back from the screen questioning what the Gemini Circuit is doing to him.
Offing the Offspring: Mitsuko's mom holds a gun up against her head and threatens to kill Mitsuko. But ultimately can't go through with it.
Only Six Faces: Bijinder seems to be Mitsuko in a different outfit, and Reiko looks and dresses exactly like Mitsuko only with long hair.
Replacement Goldfish: Jiro (literally "next son") was modoled after the likeness of his creator's dead son Ichiro ("first son"). Hakaider's human name, Saburo ("third son") continues the theme.
Remember the New Guy: In the OVA There is Ichiro and Rei, Ichiro is an Android Created right before Jiro and Rei was an Incomplete android which was Komiyoji's last creation before getting kidnapped. Non of them are eluded to in the Previous series.
Suspiciously Similar Substitute: In the OVA series Rieko and Akira have an uncanny resemblance to Mitsuko and Masaru. Dr. Gill in one instance slightly lampshades this by mentioning their resemblance may have been what attracted Jiro to them.
Then in the OVA there is the evil organization SHADOW. In no way related to DARK.
Sweater Girl: Mitsuko spends all of two scenes in the series not wearing a tight form fitting sweater.
As stated above, the OVA series has SHADOW. A vaguely different organization ran by the same people. But they seem to be confused about themselves too because now and then they refer to themselves as DARK.
Tears from a Stone: In one episode, Jiro sheds a tear, and everyone around him is astounded at how impossible that is, Gill in particular is terrified at the implications of what Jiro's conscience circuit could be evolving into. Does it actually make that much sense? Well, no, but it's just so dramatic we let it slide.
The Stoic: Kikaider 00, who spends his time in the OVA leaning angstily, and discussing how love and feelings are dumb.
Token Minority: The black android toting a lovely afro in the fourth episode of the anime is one of the few black people seen in animes these days.
What Have I Done: Jiro in the second episode, after being controlled by Gil's flute
And in the first episode when he accidentally breaks a bunch of eggs in a birds nest.
What Happened to the Mouse?: After Dr. Komiyoji takes over his body, we never see Saburo/Hakkaider again for the rest of the series, and was never given a suitable defeat as once he returns he is then immediately killed by Gill and thus never got a proper final fight with Kikaider. In the OVA Gill returns in a Hakkaider-style body, but that's not quite the same.
Also in the 1970's series there are victims of the week.
Yamato Nadeshiko: Mitsuko and Reiko both fit this trope very well. Mitsuko sort of subverts it initially with her hatred of machines and therefore temporary hatred of Jiro, but she eventually breaks out of that and plays the trope quite straight.