Original Run: October 5, 1975 to August 29, 1976
The story tells about Hiroshi Shiba, a car racer
who is mortally wounded on a laboratory accident, but restored to life
by his father, Professor Shiba, a talented scientist/archeologist, who
is incidentally investigating the relics of the ancient Yamatai Kingdom.
The professor discovers a tiny bronze bell with sorcerous powers, and
shortly afterwards he is murdered by the henchmen of Queen Himika, the
ruler of the Yamatai, who wants to seize the ancient bell and its power.
Hiroshi learns about his father's death, and his legacy: after the
accident, Hiroshi was turned by his father into a cyborg, the bronze
bell hidden in his own chest, able to transform into the head of a giant
robot, the Steel Jeeg, created by Prof. Shiba with the purpose of
stopping the Yamatai invasion of modern Japan. The minions of Queen
Himika have huge haniwa robots, called clay phantoms buried thousands of
years under Japan's soil, and only Jeeg can destroy them and save the
Therefore, Hiroshi must roughly try to live his double life as his
career as a racer who takes care of his mother and sister and a hero who
fight to save the world. After episode 29, the Yamatai invaders were
replaced by the Ryoma Empire.
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- Dynamic Original Design Galleries (Digital Artworks)
- Full screen Presentation, NTSC, Aspect Ratio 4 : 3
- Dolby Digital Stereo: Japanese Track
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