Kyodai Shishin Robot: Si Xiang Machine (Kanji: 巨大四神ロボット シジャンマシーン) is a 1998 mecha anime produced by Studio XYZ and aired on NHK.

Kyodai Shishin Robot: Si Xiang Machine was the studio's first anime to make use of 3D computer graphics, provided by their then-recently opened XYZ Computer Works division.

Synopsis

The series revolves around giant robots modeled after the Four Symbols of chinese mythology, piloted simultaneously by a male and a female pilots.

Cast

Male Pilots

  • Yūji Ueda as Ryūji, the male pilot of the Seiryū.
  • Kazuhiko Inoue as Kaibō, the male pilot of the Suzaku.
  • Shigeru Nakahara as Tokio, the male pilot of the Byakkō.
  • Keiji Fujiwara as Junya, the male pilot of the Genbu.

Female Pilots

  • Omi Minami as Miyo, Ryūji's sister and the female pilot of the Seiryū.
  • Mayumi Tanaka as Shirley, a ganguro girl and the female pilot of the Suzaku.
    • A running gag involves Shirley unsuccessfully attempting to romance Kaibō.
  • Miki Itō as Motoka, Tokio's girlfriend and the female pilot of the Byakkō.
  • Miki Narahashi as Junko, Junya's little sister and the female pilot of the Genbu.

Other Characters

  • Unshō Ishizuka as General Kōryū, the mentor to the pilots.

Theme Songs

Opening

  1. "Meguru Kisetsu wo Koete" (めぐる季節を越えて, Beyond the Season) by FIELD OF VIEW
    Lyrics and Composition by Yūya Asaoka
    Arrangement by FIELD OF VIEW and Daisuke Ikeda

Ending

  1. "Collision and Improvisation" by Pizzicato Five
    Composition and Arrangement by Yasuharu Konishi
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