Galactic Gale Baxingar

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Galactic Gale Baxingar (銀河烈風バクシンガー, Ginga Reppū Bakushingā) is a mecha anime series that aired from 1982 to 1983 in Japan. There were 39 episodes released. Other loosely translated names include Baxinger, Galactic Stormwind Baxinga and Cosmo Rangers. Known additionally as "Mustanger" while sold as a knock-off toy in the United States during the early 80's. It is the second of the J9 Series, serving as a sequel to Braiger and is followed by Sasuraiger. Its plot was based on the Japanese late Tokugawa period and the story of the Shinsengumi samurai.

Galactic Gale Baxingar
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Screenshot from the anime depicting the robot Baxingar
銀河烈風バクシンガー
(Ginga Reppuu Baxinga)
GenreMecha
Anime television series
Directed byYoshikata Nitta
Produced byKazuo Komatsubara
Shigeo Tsubota
StudioKokusai Eiga-sha
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original run July 6, 1982 March 29, 1983
Episodes39
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Original storyEdit

The story is set 600 years after the destruction of Jupiter where the solar system was in a state of peace under the Bakufu government. However, the lawlessness of this new solar system prompts a man named Dan Condor to organize a new J9 team to fight against injustice. Equipped with Cosmobikes, they merge into a super robot named Baxingar.

ConceptEdit

The main robot, Baxingar, is assembled from five motorbikes and stands at 48 meters tall.

CastEdit

Director: Takao Yotsuji

Additional Directors: Jouhei Matsuura, Hideki Takayama

Character Design: Kazuo Komatsubara

Mecha Design: Hiroshi Ohnishi

CharactersEdit

Name Nickname/"Roadname" Bike
Digo Kondoh Don Condor Typhoon
Shuteken Radcliff Moroha no Shuteken (Moroha means "Double-edged sword") Hurricane
Shiro Mahoroba Billy the Shot Reppun
Samanosuke Dodi Kattobi no Sama (Kattobi means "speeder") Cyclone
Layla Mineri Fushicho no Layla (Fushicho means "immortal Butterfly") Monsoon

Video gamesEdit

Baxingar has been featured in the video game Super Robot Wars GC alongside the other titular robots Braiger and Sasuraiger. The only enemy units from the series to appear in the game are the Shin Wakusei Rengu Battleship and the Krauwanka.

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