Art of the Unchallengeable Daitarn 3

The Unchallengeable Daitarn 3 is an animation series produced by Sunrise and created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Hajime Yatate in 1978. Despite being relatively unsuccessful in Japan, the series became very popular abroad, especially in Italy during the early 80's. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for this series.


THE STORY

Sozo Haran was a brilliant scientist who was conducting research on Mars. He created a form of cyborg life with the ability to think for itself. These cyborgs, dubbed the meganoids, soon ran out of control and killed Dr. Haran along with his whole family, save his youngest son, the 16-year-old Banjo Haran. Banjo escapes from Mars on a rocket with a solar-powered super robot called Daitarn 3, which was built with the special metals of Mars. Now 18 years old and living on Earth in a luxurious mansion, Banjo fights against the meganoids and their leader, Don Zauser and his second in command Koros, with the aid of his faithful butler Garrison, his two gorgeous companions, Reika and Beauty, and an orphan boy named Topo. Together they must stop the evil meganoids which aspire to turn all humans into cyborgs and thus "improve" the human race.


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