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.
- 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.
- 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]
- Kei Tomiyama as Roboman.
- Tōru Furuya as Fireman.
- Kazuko Yanaga as Aquawoman.
- Nobuo Tobita as Leopardman.
- Ginzō Matsuo as Bearman.
- Tomiko Suzuki as Mako Kanehata.
- Masako Nozawa as Akumas.
- Akira Kamiya as Ace.
- Hiroshi Masuoka as King.
- Miyoko Asō as Queen.
- Takeshi Aono as Jack.
- Kaneta Kimotsuki as Joker.
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