- This article is about the series. For the robot, see GaoGaiGar.
The King of Braves GaoGaiGar (勇者王ガオガイガー Yūsha Ō Gaogaigā ) is an anime television series which began in 1997, created by Takara and Sunrise's internal "Studio 7" under the direction of Yoshitomo Yonetani, and the eighth and final in the Yūsha metaseries.
In the 21st Century, there was an incident where the first identified extraterrestrial intelligence—classified as "EI-01"—crash-landed on Earth and absorbed a large number of machines into itself before disappearing without a trace. Following this incident, the Japanese government created a secret organization to combat potential alien threats: the Gutsy Geoid Guard, or "GGG", based beneath G-Island City in Tokyo Bay. Parasitic alien life-forms known as "Zonderians" have begun to emerge; using the Zonder Metal of which they are made, they can assimilate various kinds of matter to form "Zonders." which use humanoid beings as their hosts.
GGG gains three key resources with which to combat this threat. These are Galeon, a sentient mechanical lion of alien design, Mamoru Amami, an alien child whom Galeon had left with human parents eight years earlier, and Guy Shishiō, a human cyborg whose life was saved by Galeon two years earlier and is capable of fusing with him, forming the mechanoid GaiGar. When combined with the GGG-made GaoMachines, GaiGar becomes the Super Mechanoid GaoGaiGar: a mecha capable of defeating Zonders, recovering their cores for Mamoru to "purify" and saving the human host in doing so.