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Machine Robo Rescue
Episode 52
Production company Sunrise
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TV Tokyo
Airdate January 3, 2004
Written by Hideki Sonoda and Junko Okazaki
Directed by Masakazu Hishida
Animation studio Sunrise

MRR looks to the future.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]


The cadets discuss their hopes and dreams for the future one night in the hangar, and make promises to each other. Years later, nervous Musashi Miyajima, Chief of Machine Robo Rescue Japan, oversees the arrival of a new group of cadets with instructors Ace, Shō and Alice. The instructors show the new class - which includes Jun and Ryo Mizushima - a training video, introducing them to the Fire Team as Fire Robo lectures on the dangers of fire storms. The next section is on the Police Team, with Police Robo demonstrating evacuation techniques, and then the Drill Team, with Drill Robo giving a somewhat off-topic but typically bouncy demonstration of the power of courage. Gyro Robo's piece on the Gyro Team is similarly unhelpful, mainly being a showcase for his overconfidence, and Submarine Robo's section on the Submarine Team is mainly about how awesome the sea is, before attempting to command Shō into Hyper Mode.


Jet Robo's segment on the Jet Team restores some of the decorum at least, though V Stealth Robo is less comfortable on camera, and cloaks himself after a brief introduction, leading to Shō once again trying - and failing - to lighten the mood, bemoaning the absence of Ken. The Stealth Team's own segment sees V Stealth Robo a little more talkative before Machine Commander Robo gives a typically rousing speech. However, the presentation has generally left the prospective Robo Masters nervous about the legacy they have to live up to, but Ace reassures them that if they apply themselves during training that one day they might become a legend. Like he is. He gives his own presentation called Ace the Hero Legend which is a montage of him doing cool stuff, which results in the class ignoring it and arguing over which Machine Robo they want to be Robo Master of. As a result he sends everyone to clean the hangar, in such a furious tone that Alice has to stop Shō from joining the cadets. It makes the trio nostalgic, and they wonder what the rest of their class are up to. Makoto has become head of the Metropolitan Police Force's new Machine Robo division, and has Police Robo and the Bike Robo preparing security for the Prime Minister of Japan but is disrupted by the arrival of a strange vehicle. He is a new Machine Robo, built by Professor Suidōbashi with the help of Daichi Hayami at Hayami Heavy Industries, but got loose when Drill Robo let his guard down by having a nap. The Professor, Daichi and Makoto all contact Rescue Headquarters to warn them it is heading their way. It lands and the Professor introduces it as Air Leon, impressing Jun.

Featured characters[edit | edit source]

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Quotes[edit | edit source]

"If you can't study and you have no talent, there's always the 'guts' method!"

Shō makes a terrible instructor.

Notes[edit | edit source]


Continuity notes[edit | edit source]

  • How far ahead in the future the bulk of the episode is set is unclear. The former cadets are young adults but Musashi Miyajima is unchanged (surprisingly, considering you'd expect his hair to be grey after a week of being in charge) beyond wearing a suit and growing a Brad Bitou-style beard, while Jun Mizushima appears to be only slightly older.
  • Alice maintains a film career along with her Blue Sirens instructor role, starring in several films about Machine Robo Rescue.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Foreign localization[edit | edit source]


  • Title: "No Sadness in the Preparations! First Half"
  • Original airdate: ?