Anime

Cult Cartoon Essentials: Lightspeed Electroid Albegas

Originally scheduled to be re-edited as Gladiator Voltron before plans were dropped, Lightspeed Electroid Albegas still stands on its own two feet throughout its 45 episode run.

The show focuses on three talented students of a technical high school, Daisaku, Tetsuya, and Hotaru. They create award-winning robots as part of a school competition. At this time, the evil Derinja race that plans control of all space extends its ambitions to Earth. To combat this threat, Hotaru’s father, Professor Mizuki, takes the three robots and modifies them for battle. Albegas, a super robot, is born.

The three individual robots form by stacking on top of one another to form a super robot called Albegas. There are six stackable formations. Each one serves a special function. Individually, the name of the robots are derived from the first 3 letters of the Greek alphabet (Alpha, Beta, and Gamma).

Albegas’ weapon of choice is the Sanbai Plasma Sword, with which he defeats enemy Derinja robots by splitting them in half. Each robot also uses an individual sword.

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