Tetsujin 28-go AKA Gigantor


The Japanese giant robot Tetsujin 28 has had many incarnations. Created in manga form in 1956 (written and illustrated by Mitsuteru Yokoyama), it spawned several anime series, was renamed as “Gigantor” for US TV, appeared in a live-action movie and is being made into a full-length CGI feature film.

1960s TV Series (as “Gigantor”)


Tetsujin 28-go (Japan-2005; live action; dir. Shotaro Kaneda):

Upcoming T28 (CGI animated film):

But on top of that, it was announced some time ago that a full-size statue of Tetsujin 28 would be built in Kobe:


And just last month it was officially unveiled to the public in Wakamatsu Park in Kobe, Japan:



  1. […] the giant robot is named in the US) — or Tetsujin-28 according to its Japanese origins (see Robot War Espresso article) — has finally been given the green […]

    • He is the awesome flying robot with the heart of iron and steel is the last line of defense and a popular super robot as the secret weapon for the last line of defense named Tetsujin 28/Gigantor. Thanks for the information. From:Wayne

  2. 60th anniversary of the giant flying robot becomes a popular anime series and comicbook/manga stories of all time created by Mitsuteru Yokoyama Japanese novelist illustrator cartoonist and creator of the famous guardian robot and defender of justice named Tetsujin 28/Gigantor turns 60 years old in 2016 to celebrate in Kobe Japan birthplace of the author tribute to many several million fans around the world. Thanks for the information. From:Wayne

  3. Tetsujin 28/Gigantor was part of the international superheroes of all time. Thanks! From:Wayne

  4. is the cg film released yet or is it dead ?

    • Hmmm. That trailer was uploaded in 2009. I haven’t heard anything since then. And haven’t been able to verify anything. I’ll check around.

      • He is the awesome flying robot with a heart of iron & steel and the guardian of peace and protector of the future from Tetsujin 28/Gigantor film & television series.Thanks for the information. From:Wayne

  5. I am the big fan of cartoons/anime & comicbooks/manga in film & television became a popular culture icons of all time from Japan. Thanks! From:Wayne

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