Brave Exkaiser - '90-91 The Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird - '91-92 The Brave Fighter of Legend Da-Garn - '92-93 The Brave Express Might Gaine - '93-94 Brave Police J-Decker - '94-95 The Brave of Gold Goldran - '95-96 Brave Command Dagwon - 96-97 The King of Braves GaoGaiGar - '97-98 The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Final - '00-03 The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Final Grand Glorious Gathering - '05
ALL have 40+ episodes and there are few spinoffs or well known animes inspired by of a few of them.
#1) Now, before I go into a little detail about them, I just want everyone to know: THEY ARE NOT DUBBED (except for about ¼ of GaoGaiGar). I repeat, THEY ARE NOT DUBBED. I know that J-Decker, GaoGaiGar, Da-Garn, and Fighbird are subbed on youtube, but I am not sure about the rest.
Trust me though, even if you don’t like watching subbed shows, these are worth the mild annoyance. Especially since some of the characters have really HOT distinct and unique voices.
#2) While I personally have only completely watched J-Decker and GaoGaiGar, I have seen parts of the others and wholeheartedly recommend all of them. Each have adorable/badass sentient robos of some sort (aliens or human-made), and each in some way or form, explore different aspects of the robots, whether or not the robots themselves are the main characters.
To expand a little more on this, I’m going to explain J-Decker and GaoGaiGar to you all (without any spoilers of course).
#3) The very first show I watched and thus introduced to the Brave Saga was J-Decker.
Simply put, it’s about a boy and how his interactions with a specialized (read A.I.) police robot causes it to develops sentience. Now, it goes much farther than that, making one wonder at just what makes us human, and the true definition of the “heart”. Very sweet, and very cute with a lot of human/robot interactions with a good dash of mystery, feelings, and good ole action mixed in. In human/ robot relationships, it’s a show that really sets the bar for me, and I haven’t seen one show quite like it since.
And then, there’s GaoGaiGar.
GaoGaiGar focuses heavily upon aliens, and a cyborg (named Guy, no I’m serious) who pilots a mindless mecha. While Guy is the second main character, (I’m not giving away the first cause spoilers) he is not the sentient robot of the show since he was born human.
In fact, the sentient robos don’t come in until, if my memory serves me right, episode 4 or 5, and even then aren’t really explored until episode 20. But once you get there, WOW. The story line gets really involved with ALL the characters, alien, robot, human, hero and villian alike. It’s full of action even before then, a wide variety of characters that all tend to impact on you in ways you don’t expect, and plot twists.
Now don’t get me wrong, J-Decker has plot twists too, but none quite like GaoGaiGar. I honestly didn’t see most of them coming, and by then it was too late but hold on for the ride.
See the difference in the two? All of the shows have something unique that sets them apart from each other, and I find myself really loving them.
#4) And last but not least is something else I think you should know about all of them:
THEY ALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE RIDICULOUS EPISODE THAT MAKES YOU UNSURE WHETHER TO STARE OR LAUGH. (I usually do both. :D)
I am not even joking. The fact that they were all made and aired in the 90’s explains more than it doesn’t. I personally find this really adorkable of Brave Saga, and it only makes it seem more lovable to me. To be honest, a few of these episodes I found awfully similar to Blue (roboticdreams sweet and lovely mod).
So, to sum it all up, the Brave Saga are a seriously underrated/unknown anime collection filled to the brim with adorable and hot sentient robots. That you all should really really watch.
It was strange not hearing Seiji’s alarm clocks yelling for him to get up, she didn’t have to reach across the tiny gap between their houses to warn him about school anymore, no loud music while he went through his morning routine…
It was all just too quiet for Hikaru.
Seiji had moved before the beginning of the school year after his mother had gotten a better position. He didn’t want to go and had tried to get his mother to change her mind about the move but had failed.
They still talked on the phone whenever they could. Hikaru kept him up to date on everything happening in the neighborhood and their school and Seiji told her everything he could about his new home.
And while it was nice to hear from him, she couldn’t shake off the feeling of boredom while she went through her day.