Save Amber Man, Blazer Cannon!
|"Save Amber Man, Blazer Cannon!" |
("ANBAA wo sukue. BUREEZAAKANON")
|Production company||Ashi Productions|
|Airdate||12 March, 1987|
|Written by||Mami Watanabe|
|Directed by||Naoyoshi Kusaka|
The third of the Jewel People might hold the key to stop the Gyandlar - if he wants to join them.
Official release coming!
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The Rock People join Rom's forces on the Battle Base and Ruby Man alludes to there being a third Jewel Robo - Amber Man, who is currently enjoying a peaceful retreat in a forest. Near the Battle Base, Cross Rock is being pursued by Diondra; his absence is noted by Triple Jim, so Blue Jet and Phantom Robo set out to find him. They spot Amber Man's fortress and inform Rom; Dia Man and Ruby Man warn them that Amber Man enjoys solitude and is disinterested in the war; he attacks Jet and Phantom Robo, who lose contact with the Battle Base. The activity is spotted by Grujios, who informs Gadess. Rom, Jim, Leina, Dia Man and Ruby Man set out to find Jet and Phantom Robo. On finding his fortress Rom goes in alone, leaving the Wolf Sword with Leina to prove his peaceful intentions to Amber Man. However, this development is also observed by the Gyandlar. Inside his tower, Amber Man has Diondra, Jet and Phantom Robo imprisoned, refusing to release them because of their warlike behaviour. Rom is attacked by Gyandlar when he reaches the tower, their stray blasts hitting the walls; Amber Man mistakes the blasts as an assault by Rom and activates the defences, incapacitating them inside crystals with the others. This causes the Wolf Sword to glow and Leina runs towards the tower realising something must have happened to Rom. Amber Man dismisses Rom's pleas to join the fight for Cronos but Cross Rock appears and tries to explain the situation. Just then Garudi bursts in, having evaded the defences, freeing Diondra. They persuade Amber Man to tell them about the Hyribead by claiming to be a force for good. He tells them the secret can be found from four elements of the Hyribead - the Dragon Helmet, the Lion Shield, a Wolf Sword and his own Phoenix Armor. This information discovered, Diondra attacks him and calls in reinforcements, while outside Rod Drill has also arrived with a squad of troops. Amber Man summons Rockgiran and Rockdon to fight off both sets of attackers but Leina and Jim are able to slip into the fortress anyway.
Rod attempts to prove his good intentions by helping Rockgiran damage the Varigale-X - only for the monster to join Rockdon in attacking his troops. Inside, Garudi and Diondra try to find the Phoenix Armor while Leina frees Rom, Jet and Phantom Robo. Jim walks into Garudi but is saved by Rom in the form of Baikanfu. Diondra confronts Amber Man, demanding to know the location of the Phoenix Armor; his shock causes Rockdon and Rockgiran return to being inanimate stone. Rod's team breach the fortress but Diondra breaks up the battle between Baikanfu and Garudi, threatening to kill Amber Man if Rom doesn't surrender. The fortress begins to collapse; faced with Baikanfu and the reinforcements the Gyandlar retreat. Amber Man wants to stay and die with his tower but Baikanfu is able to convince him to help their cause when he realises how much Rom and his allies care for each other. He gifts the Phoenix Armour to Rom as a result.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)
- The four Hyribead elements are recapped as:
- The Wolf Sword, different to those used by Rom and Garudi.
- The Dragon Helmet, which Kempō Robo discovered in "The Four Treasures of the Mysterious Ruins"
- The Phoenix Armor, which Amber Man gives to Rom Stol at the end of the episode
- The Lion Shield, yet to be seen.
Continuity and plotting errors
- Jūdō Robo, Battle Robo and Ambulance Robo appear from nowhere later in the battle, as do the Jet Tribe contingent.
Animation and technical errors
- The Casmodon with Diondra while she's chasing Cross Rock disappears.
Home video releases
- Laser Disc
1992 — Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos Box (Toshiba EMI)
2001 — Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos DVD-Box 2 (Pioneer)
2022 — Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos (Discotek Media, USA)