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Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos ep 24
"Gather All Machine Robo"
("MASHINROBO zen ki shuugou seyo")
Production company Ashi Productions
Airdate 11 December, 1986
Written by Hideki Sonoda
Directed by Kiyoshi Murayama

In an unexpected twist, Revenge of Cronos starts being good.

Celebration time!
Official release coming!

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Synopsis[edit | edit source]


Rom, Battleflex, Triple Jim, Rod Drill, Blue Jet and Triple Jim are escorting the convoy of refugees across the Red Desert, but the convoy is under constant attack from Gyandlar Devils, with Rod, Jet, Combat Buggy and Shuttle Robo providing covering fire and trying to force the enemies onto the red-hot sands either side of the road. They come to a raised bridge over an acid river, halting their progress. Rom jumps the bridge in Flex but is attacked by Devil Rock and Geiger Rock; he knocks them into the river, though it has no effect on them. He lowers the bridge and they cross to the fortified Emerald City. They aid the city's residents with the defences - just in time, as Garudi and Diondra launch a massive attack, believing the city to contain the Hyribead; Gadess is beginning to corrode and needs the energy source soon. The first wave is driven off, though city leaders Karate Robo, Jūdō Robo and Kendō Robo confide to Rom that they have run out of ammunition.


There is a depot outside the city, located in the Red Desert. Jim, feeling useless as Leina's independence grows, volunteers to go and fetch it but Kendō Robo and Heli Transer are selected to go instead under cover of night, with Rom given charge of the defences. Jim follows the resupply team anyway and saves the pair from a Gyandlar Rock attack. Back at the city, Leina feels guilty about Jim going on such a dangerous mission. The party are attacked again at the depot - Heli Transer holds off the attackers while Jim and Kendō Robo fetch the ammunition. At dawn the Gyandlar make a renewed attack, with Devil Satan 6 battling Baikanfu as Jet and Drill try to fend off the Gylandar Devil troopers with improvised weaponry. In the nick of time Jim's team arrives in Land Giant 32 with the ammunition and the defence is renewed. Covering fire from the city gives Baikanfu an opening against Devil Satan 6 and the Gyandlar retreat. Leina apologises to Jim and thanks him for his help.

Featured characters[edit | edit source]

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • From this point on, Rom will shift straight up to Baikanfu, omitting Kenryū (aside from the latter's presence in the stock footage of the conversion).
  • Triple Jim quotes Rom's "You don't deserve to know my name!" speech when appearing to protect Kendō Robo and Heli Transer.
  • This is the first appearance of Emerald City, which will become the hub of the series for the final 20 episodes. It also features the first appearance of the Land Giant 32 vehicle.
  • It is also the first to feature Kendō Robo, Jūdō Robo and Big Trailer Robo; the former is the only Martial Arts Robo to use his alternate mode in the cartoon, switching to police car mode in a flash.

Errors[edit | edit source]

Continuity and plotting errors[edit | edit source]

  • When the convoy started out last episode, it consisted of three Tough Trailers; now it's one and a Big Trailer Robo.
  • Why does Rom risk jumping the bridge in Flex when Jet and/or Shuttle Robo - or any other Jet Tribe member inside the trailers - could just fly across?
  • Once again, the Gyandlar seem to independently target the exact place Rom & company have just arrived at.

Animation and technical errors[edit | edit source]

  • Initially the convoy is under attack from two Casmodon; when the Battle and Jet Tribe escorts face them off onto the Red Desert one has been replaced by a Baldas.

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

Laser Disc

1992Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos Box (Toshiba EMI)


2001Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos DVD-Box 1 (Pioneer)


2022Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos (Discotek Media, USA)