Dennō Bōkenki Webdiver

Dennō Bōkenki Webdiver (電脳冒険記ウェブダイバー, Dennō Bōkenki Webudaibā, lit. Cyber Adventure Record Webdiver) is a mecha anime produced by Nihon Ad Systems and TV Tokyo and animated by Radix Ace Entertainment. The show included a toyline by Takara that could interact with TV screens.

Dennō Bōkenki Webdiver
電脳冒険記ウェブダイバー
Anime television series
Directed byHiroshi Negishi (Chief)
Naoyuki Tatsuwa
Written byMayori Sekijima
Music byYuzo Hayashi
StudioRadix Ace Entertainment
Nihon Ad Systems
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original run April 6, 2001 March 29, 2002
Episodes52

PlotEdit

In the year 2100, children have become Web divers and uploaded their consciousness onto global computer networks. They play in a cyber park called the Magical Gate. One day, a mysterious computer virus appears and begins to destroy the Magical Gate. Programs called Web Knights were created to protect the children from the virus but it turned all the Web Knights against the children. The only Web Knight to escape is Gladion. Gladion seeks the help of Kento Yuki, a Web Diver who is in the fourth grade.

CharactersEdit

Kento Yūki (結城ケント, Yūki Kento)
Voiced by: Yumiko Kobayashi
The main protagonist. The fourth grade kid that is lucky enough to escape through the remaining gate before the virus control it. Later then, he also meets one of the web knights called Gladion who has survived the brainwashing and starts to pilot him. In real life he doesn't have special talent or being smart and cause some trouble in school but inside the web he is a skilled pilot and also care to all his friends, including Web Knights and develops a deep relationship with them.
Gladion (グラディオン, Guradion)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita
A steam locomotive which transforms into a gladiator.
Aoi Arisugawa (有栖川アオイ, Arisugawa Aoi)
Voiced by: Shiho Kikuchi
The heroine, a close friend of Kento and grand daughter from Prof. Arisugawa who develops Magical Gate. She is also the only girl in the group. Although she doesn't pilot any web knight, she acts as operator and CIC in Magical Station (the base for Web Knights) with Karon and Kaito (after he joined and when he's not in pilot). She also able to escape Magical Gate with Kento and starts to assist Kento after she's aware of Kento's mission.
Naoki Asaba (浅羽ナオキ, Asaba Naoki)
Voiced by: Junko Takeuchi
Kento's childhood friend and class mate. Naoki often shares rivalry with Kento in some sports and also often to argue with Kento. But they are close friends. He was trapped and brainwashed at first but then Kento and Gladion defeats plus save him with Draguon. Unlike other kids that saved and remember nothing, he actually remembers what happened so he joined the group and stay as Draguon's pilot.
Shō Kurachi (倉知ショウ, Kurachi Shō)
Voiced by: Yuki Kaida
Another Kento's senior and Jean's classmate. He was trapped and brainwashed as well plus pilotting the last Web Knights set that Kento and Gladion need to fights and save them. After saved he joined the group and pilots Daitarion which is a surprise to his friends as Daitarion is main Web Knights. Shō has wise and smart personality which makes him reliable by other members and Daitarion as well (which previously he doesn't trust anyone)
Jean-Jacques Jacquard (ジャン・ジャック・ジャカール, Jan Jakku Jakāru)
Voiced by: Masataka Nakai
Kento's senior in school and he is from France that stayed in Japan. Jean is also one of survivor that can escape Magical Gate but he doesn't aware to Kento's mission at first. After Garyun has recruited, he volunteer to help Kento and serve as Garyun's pilot much as his pleasure due to his hobby as Galleon ship figurine collector and his Web Knights is a Galleon ship.
Kaito Yūki (結城カイト, Yūki Kaito)
Voiced by: Reiko Takagi
Kento's little brother that trapped inside Web but he's not brainwashed, instead he just trapped inside Daitarion. His father tried to save him but failed. This forcing Kento to save them both. At first Kento doesn't let him join but as the group transported to alternate dimension inside the Web world and forced to fight Deletloss Kento doesn't have other choice. As the youngest boy in the group, He has little to no experience in battle and also only have minor role to help Aoi but he can be helpful in rare situations, such as evacuating the whole group when they're trapped and wounded. Despite he being newbie, Wyverion allow him as pilot and got some experience in the battle field few times plus the fact making strongest mode when Wyverion pilotted by Kaito fused with Gladion.
Charon (カロン, Karon)
Voiced by: Yuki Kaida
Griffion (グリフィオン, Gurifion)
Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura
A jet which transforms into a griffin. Griffion can also become an armor/weapon module which mounts on Gladion's chest.
Phoenixon (フェニクオン, Fenikuon)
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura
A shinkansen train which transforms into a Phoenix. Phoenixon can also become an armor/weapon module which mounts on Gladion's chest.
Sharkon (シャークオン, Shākuon)
Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino
A hovercraft which transforms into a shark. Sharkon can also become an armor/weapon module which mounts on Gladion's chest.
Jaguaron (ジャガオン, Jagaon)
Voiced by: Tokuyoshi Kawashima
A sportscar which transforms into a jaguar. Jaguaron can also become an armor/weapon module which mounts on Gladion's chest.
Garyūn (ガリューン)
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi
A pirate galleon which transforms into a chinese dragon. Garyūn can also become an artillery emplacement for Gladion to operate.
Kerberion (ケルベリオン, Keruberion)
Voiced by: Michio Miyashita
A saw-equipped vehicle which transforms into a cerberus.
Orthrion (オルトリオン, Orutorion)
Voiced by: Akio Suyama
A drill-equipped vehicle which transforms into an orthrus.
Golemon (ゴレムオン, Goremuon)
Voiced by: Michio Miyashita & Akio Suyama
The combined form of Kerberion and Orthrion: a mayan/aztec-style warrior golem.
Dragwon (ドラグオン, Doraguon)
Voiced by: Shinji Kawada
A Semi-trailer truck which transforms into a European dragon. Dragwon can transport Gladion and can also become an artillery emplacement for Gladion to operate
Wyverion (ワイバリオン, Waibarion)
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi
A World War II propeller-driven fighter plane with seaplane pontoons which transforms into a wyvern. Wyverion can become a winged flight backpack for Gladion.
Pegasion (ペガシオン, Pegashion)
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura
A moon rover which transforms into a unicorn-headed centaur. Pegasion can become a weapon gauntlet or a different head for Daitarion, forming "Ditalion Pegas."
Ligeron (ライガオン, Raigaon)
Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura
A tiltrotor aircraft that transforms into a liger. Ligeron can become a weapon gauntlet or a different head for Ditalion, forming "Ditalion Liga."
Ditalion (ダイタリオン, Daitarion)
Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita
A massive, fantastical airship which transforms into a titanic robot. When transformed into airship mode, Ditalion's head separates, becoming a smaller robot called "Titan." With Ligeron and Pegasion both combined as gauntlets, Ditalion becomes "Ditalion Prime."

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