|Blocker Gundan 4 Machine Blaster|
(Burokkaa Gundan 4 Mashin Burastar)
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Masami Anno|
|Original network||Fuji TV|
|Original run||July 5, 1976 – March 28, 1977|
Blocker Gundan 4 Machine Blaster (ブロッカー軍団IVマシーンブラスター) is an anime series aired from 1976 to 1977 in Japan. There are 38 episodes aired at 25 minutes each. It is also known as "Blocker Army IV Machine Blaster", "Blocker Corps IV", "Blocker Army IV", "Blocker Corps", "Machine Blaster" and in Italian as "Astrorobot Contatto Ypsilon" ("Blocker Corps IV Astrorobot" for the DVD release).
Earth is being attacked by the Mogul civilization, a super advanced people that live beneath the ocean. Professor Yuri, having studied the ancient super-technology in Astro base, anticipated such an invasion would take place. Using what he had learned of their technology, he created a team of four super robots, piloted by four youth pilots, to help repel the Mogul invasion, and they are known as the Machine Blaster Corps. Led by the pilot Ishida, the Blocker Corps stands firm against the attack of the Mogul rulers, Hellqueen V and Kaibuddha.
The number 4 comes from the team of 4 robots. The robots individually have their own weapon, but they can also be combined to form a fire ring which cuts through the enemies. It was not the most popular show since anime powerhouses Gaiking and Combattler V, which featured more creative combinations and designs, were ruling the airwaves.
|Crew Type||Crew Members|
|Original Creators:||Ashi Productions|
Akira Hatta (Yu Yamamoto)
|Screenwriters:||Akira Hatta, Susumu Takaku, Itaru Musha, Takao Koyama, Naoko Miyake, Katsuhiko Taguchi, Sōji Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Hatta, Eiichi Okawa, Yoshitake Suzuki, Hikaru Arai, Yu Yamamoto|
|Pilot Tag Number||Pilot (Japanese)||Pilot (Italian)||Japanese 'Mashin Burastar'||Italian 'Astrorobot'||Japanese Voices by||Italian Voices by|
|Gundan I||Gensuke Ishida||Yshida||Robocles||Terremoto Stellare||Tessho Genda||Diego Regente|
|Gundan II||Billy Kenjou||Ylly||Bullcaesar||Sfondamento Galattico||Masane Tsukayama||Vittorio Guerrireri|
|Gundan III||Jinta Hayami||Yinta||Sandaioh||Turbine Solare||Noriko Tsukase||Fabrizio Mazzotta|
|Gundan IV||Tenpei Asuka||Yanosh||Bosspalder||Tempesta Spaziale||Yoshito Yasuhara||Claudio Trionfi|
Lyrics: Blocker Gundan Machine Blaster (Opening Theme)