Dangerous Grand Whale

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Machine Robo: Battle Hackers
Episode 13
"Dangerous Grand Whale"
Production company Ashi Productions
Airdate August 26, 1987
Written by Nobuaki Kishima
Directed by Goro Yamahoji

Gakurander builds a super-cannon.

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Synopsis[edit | edit source]


Gakurandar is overseeing a huge new gun the Gurendos are planning to bombard the Grand Whale with, and is set up covering the only bridge across a gigantic valley. Battle Rock is able to overhear their plans but the Devil Satan 6 catch him. Nevertheless he is able to signal RIM before being disconnected, and she once again tells the assembled commanders about Baikanfu. The Winner Robo, now part of the Battle Hackers, are in the area with Akira in the Jet Riser; he and Jetter Robo spot something and head off to investigate. However, the latter is caught in a trap left by the Gurendos, consisting of barbed wire and floating mines. Akira shoots the mine but the blast traps the Jet Riser and damages Jetter Robo, leaving them stranded partway down the chasm. Meanwhile Rod Drill and the Silver Wolves are investigating Battle Rock's signal, and stake out the bridge when the Winner Robo appear, looking for Akira and Jetter Robo. The Devil Satan 6 then appear, with Battle Rock suspended from one of the mines. Back at the base the Battle Hackers are restless and Drag Sam shoots off for a drive after unsuccessfully trying to get Mia to come along. Meanwhile the Gurendos have the bridge covered with the weapon, with Police Robo suggesting an idea. Below, Jetter Robo removes a wing from the Jet Riser to repair himself while Gakurandar orders the gun to be fired.


The huge gun easily hits Crystal City; RIM orders a red alert as Gakurandar prepares to aim at the Grand Whale itself. Meanwhile Rod Drill and Tough Trailer fire rappels across from Roboshooter Gaiden to the other side of the chasm; he is then able to propel Testarossa Robo across. Below, Jetter Robo has repaired himself and freed Akira from the wrecked Riser Suit. Despite some difficulty he is able to fly out of the valley and begin to help Battle Rock. Truck Racer Robo and Racer Robo make it across fine but the cables come loose as Police Robo and Dirt Robo try to cross; the former makes it while the later falls - only to be caught by Jetter Robo. Meanwhile Gakurandar misses his shot but still causes more destruction to Crystal City. The Winner Robo approach the Grand Whale but are spotted by the Devil Satan 6. However, they kick up a dust storm with their wheels and are able to sneak past. Suji sends an army of Sitappas but they're simply flattened by the Winner Robo, who barely break their stride. They find Gakurandar a much tougher proposition, but thankfully the rest of the Battle Hackers have arrived on the other side of the bridge, alerted by Drag Sam. R. JeTan and Mach Blaster destroy the mines, and the resulting dust storm gives the Winner Robo a chance to get clear. Police Robo and Dirt Robo sabotage the gun's ammunition before the former imitates Gakurandar and orders the hapless gunner to fire. The reversed shell destroys the gun and the Winner Robo escape - as do Gakurandar and Suji. Akira is rescued and the Battle Hackers move out. Meanwhile Luke and the Gattai Saurer team realise they've missed all the excitement following Drag Sam.

Featured characters[edit | edit source]

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This time Baikanfu's stock footage is his formation, which eats up a good forty seconds of screen-time.
  • Jetter Robo can fly now it won't mess up the plot.

Home video releases[edit | edit source]


2003Machine Robo: Battle Hackers DVD-Box (Pioneer)