Chōsoku Henkei Gyrozetter

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Chōsoku Henkei Gyrozetter
Chō Soku Henkei Gyrozetter manga vol 1.jpg
Cover of the first manga volume
超速変形ジャイロゼッター
Game
DeveloperSquare Enix
GenreDigital Card RPG/Racing
PlatformArcade
Released31 May 2012
Game
DeveloperSquare Enix
GenreDigital Card RPG/Racing
PlatformNintendo 3DS
Released13 June 2013
Manga
Written byTeruaki Mizuno
Published byShueisha
ImprintJump Comics
MagazineSaikyō Jump
DemographicShōnen
Original runOctober 2012April 2014
Volumes7
Anime television series
Directed byShinji Takamatsu (chief)
Kunihiro Mori
Written byDai Satō
Story Riders
Music byNaoki Satō
StudioA-1 Pictures
Original networkTXN (TV Tokyo), AT-X
English network
Original run 2 October 2012 24 September 2013
Episodes51 (List of episodes)
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Chōsoku Henkei Gyrozetter (超速変形ジャイロゼッター, trans. Super High-Speed Transforming Gyrozetter) is a media franchise by Square Enix which includes a series of arcade digital collectible card games, a Nintendo 3DS game, a manga series, and an anime television series.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

In 21st century Japan, vehicles with artificial intelligence for increased safety, known as A.I. Cars, have revolutionized the automotive industry. Special schools teaching children to drive A.I. Cars have been established. One day, Kakeru Todoroki, a fifth grader of Arcadia Academy, is summoned by the school principal and given an A.I. Car with which to save humanity. The car, however, is actually also a transforming robot known as Gyrozetter. When Xenon, an evil organization bent on world domination, wreak havoc across New Yokohama City, Kakeru must gather the other "chosen drivers" foretold on the artifact known as the "Rosettagraph", and stop Xenon's evil plans.

Characters[edit]

Kakeru Todoroki (轟駆流, Todoroki Kakeru)
Voiced by: Marina Inoue

The main protagonist of the series, and the first of the six chosen drivers selected by Arcadia. A young carefree boy who was very polite, and never forgets to smile and bow at whoever he met, although he regularly displays recklessness that almost gets him into trouble. However, whatever he sees someone in danger, he would not think twice before rushing to help, but when his friends were in deep danger, or if they were hurt in front of him, Kakeru sets his outgoing personality aside and unleashes his repressed hatred at his enemies. He usually uses the word depressingly as an adjective, much to Rinne's dismay. His Gyrozetter, Raibird, uses a short sword, called "Thunderclap Blade", to deliver strikes at his enemies, and usually uses attacks based on Japanese wrestling moves, such as Lightning Slash, an diving attack. He has three Final Burst in the series

Souta Gunji (軍司ソウタ, Gunji Souta) Ilaser01 (イレイザー01, iraeizar01)
Voiced by: Mutsumi Tamura
Rinne Inaba (稲葉りんね, Inaba Rinne)
Voiced by: Yuka Iguchi
Shunsuke Hayami (速水俊介, Hayami Shunsuke)
Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Michinori Hane (羽根ミチノリ, Hane Michinori)
Voiced by: Akio Suyama
Satori Miwa (美輪サトリ, Miwa Satori)
Voiced by: Arisa Kiyoto

Media[edit]

Video games[edit]

The initial entry in the franchise was a 2012 arcade game, Chō Soku Henkei Gyrozetter, which incorporates a physical collectible card game. The game has two modes, car racing and robot battling. The arcade machine features a transforming input, which switches between a steering wheel for vehicle mode and a joystick for the robot battle mode.[3]

In 2013, a Nintendo 3DS port called Chōsoku Henkei Gyrozetter Arubarosu Wings [ja] was released.[4]

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation of the series, written and illustrated by Teruaki Mizuno, was serialized in Shueisha's Saikyō Jump manga magazine from October 2012 to April 2014.

Anime[edit]

A total of three theme songs are used, one opening and two endings. The opening is Let's Go! by Masahiko Kondō, the first ending is Strobe and the second ending, used from episode 18, is One Step, both by TEMPURA KIDZ. The series started on 2 October 2012 and ended on 24 September 2013.

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1"Raibird to the Front!"
Transcription: "Raibādo Kakeru!" (Japanese: ライバード駆ける!!)
2 October 2012 (2012-10-02)
Student Todoroki Kakeru learns he is a 'chosen driver', becomes involved with the battle with the evil organization Xenon, and is given a special transforming car - a Gyrozetter - named Raibird.
2"The Secret of the Rosettagraphy"
Transcription: "Rozettagurafī no Himitsu" (Japanese: ロゼッタグラフィーの秘密)
9 October 2012 (2012-10-09)
Kakeru learns more about the secrets behind the Arcadian school and Gyrozetters, while his friend Rinne is revealed to be the second chosen driver.
3"The Magnificent Third Driver!"
Transcription: "Kareinaru Daisan no Doraibā!" (Japanese: 華麗なる第三のドライバー)
16 October 2012 (2012-10-16)
When hints to the identity of the third chosen driver are deciphered on the Rosettagraphy, Kakeru decides they refer to his friend, Michie.
4"Showdown! Racing Battle!"
Transcription: "Taisetsu! Rēshingu Batoru!" (Japanese: 対決!レーシングバトル)
23 October 2012 (2012-10-23)
Kakeru clashes with the new chosen driver, Shunsuke, leading to a race between the two highly competitive boys.
5"Appearance! Eraser-01!"
Transcription: "Tōjō! Irezā-01!" (Japanese: 登場!イレイザー-01!)
30 October 2012 (2012-10-30)
With the chosen drivers heading to Mount Fuji for a training camp to improve their teamwork, Xenon prepares to unleash their secret weapon.
6"Clash! Raibird vs Guiltice!"
Transcription: "Gekitō! Raibādo VS Giruteisu!" (Japanese: 激闘!ライバードVSギルテイス!)
6 November 2012 (2012-11-06)
With Arcadia's forces under attack both at Mount Fuji and headquarters, Rinne must race to be back in time to save their base while Kakeru and Shunsuke take on the mysterious Eraser-01.
7"Satori the Transfer Student"
Transcription: "Denkousei Satori" (Japanese: 転校生サトリ)
13 November 2012 (2012-11-13)
As the fifth chosen driver, Satori, transfers into Arcadia, Xenon's Haruka takes advantage of the situation to infiltrate their ranks.
8"Dash! Disappearing AI Cars!"
Transcription: "Shissou! Ēai Kā Shissōjiken!" (Japanese: 疾走!エーアイカー失踪事件!)
20 November 2012 (2012-11-20)
With AI cars inexplicably disappearing all over the city, the chosen drivers take it on themselves to solve the mystery.
9"The Stolen Gyro Commander"
Transcription: "Nusumareta Jairo Komandā" (Japanese: 盗まれたジャイロコマンダー)
27 November 2012 (2012-11-27)
Kakeru finds himself in hot water after being unable to find his Gyro Commander. Did he lose it, or was it stolen?
10"Guiltice Returns!"
Transcription: "Giruteisu Futatabi!" (Japanese: ギルテイス再び!)
4 December 2012 (2012-12-04)
As Arcadia puts on a show to formally announce the existence of the Gyrozetters, Eraser-01 plans to crash the party.
11"A Day Without Raibird"
Transcription: "Raibaado no Inai Hi" (Japanese: ライバードのいない日)
11 December 2012 (2012-12-11)
Kakeru struggles to deal with the aftermath of his last battle with Eraser-01, while Xenon attempt to steal Raibird's Moebuis engine.
12"Complete! Raibird Hyper Spec"
Transcription: "Kansei! Raibādo HS" (Japanese: 完成!ライバードHS)
18 December 2012 (2012-12-18)
While Arcadia TV investigates reports of mysterious giant monsters, Eraser-01 attacks the Majima Institute and the Rosettagraphy.
13"The Nightmare of Great Kraken"
Transcription: "Gurēto Kurāken no Akumu" (Japanese: グレートクラーケンの悪夢)
25 December 2012 (2012-12-25)
With the Arcadia TV crew in Xenon's clutches, the chosen drivers must face off against the giant Gyrozetters Dragnos and Great Kraken.
14"Hyper Speed Special: Showcasing All Of Gyrozetter"
Transcription: "Chō Soku Tokuban Zenbu Misemasu Jairozettaa" (Japanese: 超速特番全部見せますジャイロゼッター)
8 January 2013 (2013-01-08)
Arcadia TV presents a special show summarizing all the events thus far, while a memory of his past stirs in Eraser-01...
15"Nice To Meet You, Dolphine!"
Transcription: "Hajimemashite Dorufīne!" (Japanese: はじめましてドルフィーネ)
15 January 2013 (2013-01-15)
Feeling dejected and hurt after arguing with Kakeru, Rinne makes a new friend at the aquarium.
16"A Mic-man's Love"
Transcription: "Maikuman no Koi" (Japanese: マイクマンの恋)
22 January 2013 (2013-01-22)
After Rinne mistakenly believes Saki and Mic-man Seki to be dating, she conscripts everyone into helping them out.
17"Roaring! Death Match!"
Transcription: "Bakusou! Desu Macchi!" (Japanese: 爆走!デスマッチ!)
29 January 2013 (2013-01-29)
Kakeru, Rinne and Michie help their class president when her father, a professional wrestler named Devil III, goes missing after losing a fight.
18"An Exciting Valentine"
Transcription: "Tokimeki Balantain" (Japanese: ときめきバランタイン)
5 February 2013 (2013-02-05)
As Valentine's Day approaches, Kakeru's refusal to see a dentist over a cavity leads to him being forbidden from eating chocolate.
19"A Panda Comes To Town"
Transcription: "Panda ga Machi ni Yattekita!" (Japanese: パンダが街にやってきた!)
12 February 2013 (2013-02-12)
As the city welcomes a panda visitor, a team of emergency services Gyrozetters prepare for their debut.
20"Birth of the Comedy Hero!"
Transcription: "Owarai Hīrō Tanjō!" (Japanese: お笑いヒーロー誕生!)
19 February 2013 (2013-02-19)
Wanting to become a comedian, Michie ropes Kakeru into appearing with him on a TV talent show.
21"Let's Go! Smash out the Rally!"
Transcription: "Let's Go! Rarī de Kattobase!" (Japanese: Let's Go! ラリーでかっとばせ!)
26 February 2013 (2013-02-26)
Kakeru and Shunsuke team up to take on the International AI Car Rally, facing off against competitors such as EnelX's Touma and Masahiko Kondō.
22"Satori! The Shot of a Pledge!"
Transcription: "Satori! Sakai no Ichigeki!" (Japanese: サトリ! さかいの一撃!)
5 March 2013 (2013-03-05)
Feeling immature, Satori looks to her teacher Rui for inspiration on becoming a respectable woman.
23"The Eraser Corps Appear!"
Transcription: "Irezā Gundan Tōjō!" (Japanese: イレザー軍団登場!)
12 March 2013 (2013-03-12)
As incidents of data disappearing crop up across the city, Arcadia TV's Todoroki Kenzou is more preoccupied with remembering why that day is special to his wife.
24"Soar! Triple Twist Jump!"
Transcription: "Tobe! Sankaiten Janpu!" (Japanese: 跳べ! 三回転ジャンプ!)
19 March 2013 (2013-03-19)
Rinne gets into a fight with her brother Takumi, Shunsuke suspects the existence of a traitor in Arcadia, and Satori receives a mysterious message.
25"The Gyro Ark's Close Call!"
Transcription: "Jairoāku Kikippatsu!" (Japanese: ジャイロアーク危機一髪!)
26 March 2013 (2013-03-26)
Shunsuke's suspicions of a traitor in Arcadia are confirmed when a bomb is planted on the Gyro Ark in mid-air.
26"RRR Awakens! Secret of the Burst Core"
Transcription: "Kakusei RRR! Bāsutokoa no Himitsu" (Japanese: 覚醒RRR!バーストコアの秘密)
2 April 2013 (2013-04-02)
When the traitor is revealed and Commander Hisaishi kidnapped, Arcadia rushes to prepare a new type of Gyrozetter to rescue him.
27"The Saki from the future"
Transcription: "Sono Saki no Mirai-kara" (Japanese: そのサキの未来から)
9 April 2013 (2013-04-09)
Saki prepares a report on the events that have transpired so far, and rejoins her colleagues.
28"Guiltice's Challenge"
Transcription: "Girutisu no Hatashijō" (Japanese: ギルティスの果たし状)
16 April 2013 (2013-04-16)
The final showdown between Kakeru and Eraser-01 brings forth memories of the past and a revelation.
29"Sunset Lightning Slash"
Transcription: "Yūyake Raitoningu Surasshu" (Japanese: 夕やけライトニングスラッシュ)
23 April 2013 (2013-04-23)
New foes appear as Arcadia looks to rescue Gunji Souta from Xenon.
30"A desperate situation! Raibird"
Transcription: "Zettaizetsumei! Raibādo" (Japanese: 絶体絶命!ライバード)
30 April 2013 (2013-04-30)
As Souta settles into life at Arcadia, another giant Xenon Gyrozetter attacks Arcadia to retrieve him.
31"The Shining Edition Prophecy"
Transcription: "Sono Yogen wa Shaining Edishon" (Japanese: その予言はシャイニングエディション)
7 May 2013 (2013-05-07)
Transported to a unthinkable future, Kakeru and Rinne encounter new friends and some familiar faces.
32"Roar! Moebius Overdrive!"
Transcription: "Todoroke! Meviusu Ōbādoraibu" (Japanese: 轟け!メヴィウスオーバードライブ)
14 May 2013 (2013-05-14)
After returning home, Kakeru and Rinne find that a week has passed and things have changed at Arcadia.
33"Shining Edition Targeted"
Transcription: "Nerawareta SE" (Japanese: 狙われたSE)
21 May 2013 (2013-05-21)
34"A Heart-Pounding Rainy Drive"
Transcription: "Ame no Dokidoki Doraibu" (Japanese: 雨のドキドキドライブ)
28 May 2013 (2013-05-28)
35"Eraser 666 Has Arrived!"
Transcription: "Ireizā 666 Kenzan!" (Japanese: イレイザー666見参!)
4 June 2013 (2013-06-04)
36"Cats, Fireworks and the Summer Festival"
Transcription: "Neko to Hanabi to Natsu-matsuri" (Japanese: ネコと花火と夏まつり)
11 June 2013 (2013-06-11)
37"Surpass Mach! A BlaZing Race!!"
Transcription: "Mahha o Koero! Gekisōda Z!!" (Japanese: マッハをこえろ!激走だZ!!)
18 June 2013 (2013-06-18)
38"King's Royal Road! Kimeraiger Appears!"
Transcription: "Kingu no Ōdō! Kimeraigā Tōjō" (Japanese: キングの王道!キメライガー登場)
25 June 2013 (2013-06-25)
39"It Began Under the Shooting Stars"
Transcription: "Hajimari wa Ryūsei no Shita de" (Japanese: はじまりは流星の下で)
2 July 2013 (2013-07-02)
40"Defeat Albaros, the Wings of Despair!"
Transcription: "Zetsubō no Tsubasa! Arubarosu o Taose!" (Japanese: 絶望の翼!アルバロスを倒せ!)
9 July 2013 (2013-07-09)
41"A Mysterious Night in a Mysterious City"
Transcription: "Fushigina Koto no Fushigina Yoru" (Japanese: 不思議な古都の不思議な夜)
16 July 2013 (2013-07-16)
42"Dangerous Summer Vacation on a Southern Island"
Transcription: "Minami no Shima no Abunai Natsuyasumi" (Japanese: 南の島のアブナイ夏休み)
23 July 2013 (2013-07-23)
43"Start of the Arcadia Grand Prix!"
Transcription: "Kaimaku! Arukadia GP!" (Japanese: 開幕!アルカディアGP!)
30 July 2013 (2013-07-30)
44"Prevent the Grand-Prix Destruction Plan!"
Transcription: "Tomero! GP Hakai Keikaku!" (Japanese: とめろ!GP破壊計画!)
6 August 2013 (2013-08-06)
45"Final Showdown at the Arcadia Grand Prix!"
Transcription: "Ketchaku! Arukadia GP" (Japanese: 決着!アルカディアGP)
13 August 2013 (2013-08-13)
46"An Excellent Day for Filming! Who's the Hero?"
Transcription: "Satsuei Kaichō! Hīrō wa Dareda?" (Japanese: 撮影快調!ヒーローは誰だ!?)
20 August 2013 (2013-08-20)
47"Summer's End, Autumn's Beginning!"
Transcription: "Natsu no Owari Aki no Hajimari" (Japanese: 夏の終わり秋の始まり)
27 August 2013 (2013-08-27)
48"To Haruka of the Distant Future"
Transcription: "Haruka Naru Mirai no Kimi he" (Japanese: ハルカなる未来の君へ)
3 September 2013 (2013-09-03)
49"King of Hades, Death Xenon"
Transcription: "Meifu no Ō! Desu Zenon" (Japanese: 冥府の王!デスゼノン)
10 September 2013 (2013-09-10)
50"The Gyrozetter Crisis"
Transcription: "Jairozettā Sensō no Kiki" (Japanese: ジャイロゼッター戦争の危機)
17 September 2013 (2013-09-17)
51"Race to the Future, Kakeru and Raibird!"
Transcription: "Mirai he Kakeru! Raibādo!" (Japanese: 未来へカケル!ライバード!)
24 September 2013 (2013-09-24)

Reception[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Square Enix Streams Gyrozetter Game, Anime Trailers". Anime News Network. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Square Enix's Gyrozetter Card Game Gets 2012 TV Anime". Anime News Network. 1 December 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Square Enix's Gyrozetter Card Game Gets 2012 TV Anime". Anime News Network. 1 December 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  4. ^ Inc, Aetas. "「超速変形ジャイロゼッター アルバロスの翼」,国産自動車メーカー・スズキ,ダイハツが参戦。実在する車アルト/ワゴンR/タント/ムーヴなどがメカに変形". www.4gamer.net (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-04-22.

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