Robotman and the Five Elements (Japanese: 電気軍団ロボ五行) is a 1985 anime movie produced as a joint venture between Shochiku and Saban Entertainment.

In this movie, Roboman is a part of a team of five robots similar to him called the Elementals.

Development[edit | edit source]

Two versions of the movie were produced.

  1. The original Japanese version, written and storyboarded by Kyōgo Yamashita himself, was released in 1986 exclusively for LaserDisc, making it the studio's first ever OVA.
  2. The American version adapted by Donn Sonntag, which was released on theaters. This version cut many adult jokes that were in Yamashita's version, such as a scene where Roboman peeks through a bar to find a female alien getting frisky with a severely drunk Bearman.

Cast[edit | edit source]

English[edit | edit source]

  • Townsend Coleman as Robotman, the Metal Elemental and main protagonist.
  • Frank Welker as Phoenixman, the Fire Elemental.
  • Terri Hawkes as Fishwoman, the Water Elemental.
  • Ian James Corlett as Leopardman, the Earth Elemental.
  • Charlie Adler as Bearman, the Wood Elemental who acts as a comic relief character.
  • Mary Kay Bergman as Milly, the Heart Elemental and Roboman's best friend.
  • Susan Roman as Prankies, small creatures who live for mischief.

Japanese[edit | edit source]

Theme Songs[edit | edit source]

Opening[edit | edit source]

Japanese Version[edit | edit source]

  • "Denki Hero Roboman" by Susumu Hirasawa
    Lyrics by Kyōgo Yamashita
    Composition and Arrangement by Isao Tomita

Ending[edit | edit source]

  • "Behind the Mask" by Yellow Magic Orchestra
    Lyrics by Chris Mosdell
    Composition by Ryūichi Sakamoto
    Arrangement by Yellow Magic Orchestra
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