|Genre||Action, Mecha, Sci-fi|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Yoshikazu Yasuhiko|
|Original run||April 5, 1984 – September 27, 1984|
In 1990, an island emerged about two thousand kilometers south-east of the country of Samoa. It was named New Austral Island because of its close proximity to Austral Island. However, due to a secret concerning the new landmass, an organization called GAIL covered up its existence. Though absent from the map, it was still very much afloat. As part of the cover-up, Dr. Tagami, a university professor obsessed with the island, was killed.
In his will, he instructed his son, Yuu Tagami to meet with his former student, Dr. Wave, in New York. Shortly after he arrives, he, Dr. Wave, Doris (Dr. Wave’s sister), and their dog, Argos, are attacked by GAIL. They escape with the help of Captain, an old friend of Dr. Wave’s who Doris describes as “a bad guy.” With Captain’s help, they make their way to Austral Island, though not without trouble. There Yuu is saved by a seemingly, sentient robot called Gorg that the locals believe is the island’s protector. The story unfolds from there, as the Yuu, Gorg, and friends try to uncover the secrets of New Austral Island while fighting off the forces of GAIL.
|Yuu Tagami||Mayumi Tanaka|
|Doris Wave||Kazumi Amemiya|
|Dr. Wave||Keaton Yamada|
|Rod Balgia||Shuuichi Ikeda|
|Lady Links||Gara Takashima|
|Sarah (eps 1-7)||Naomi Jinbo|
|Sarah(eps 8-26)||Yuko Sasaki|
|Roi Balgia||Yuzuru Fujimoto|
|Samuel Goto||Masayuki Kato|
|Professor Tagami||Koichi Chiba|
|Dr. Hekkeru||Masaharu Satou|
In 2001, Bandai announced that they would start a new sub label called Sunrise Classic Action in which Giant Gorg would be part of. However, the plan was later scrapped. In 2015, Discotek Media announced that they had licensed the series for a North American release on DVD.
- "Giant Gorg (TV)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2014-12-10.
- "Bandai at AX". Anime News Network. 2001-07-07. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
- "Discotek Media release announcement". Discotek Media. 2015-04-07. Retrieved 2015-04-07.
- Official Sunrise Giant Gorg website (Japanese)
- Giant Gorg (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia