Voltron: Defender of the Universe
- For other uses of "Voltron", see Voltron (disambiguation).
, also known as Voltron 84
is an animated television series
that features a team of space explorers that pilot a giant super robot
known as "Voltron
". Initially produced as a joint venture between World Events Productions
and Toei Animation
, the original television series aired in syndication
from September 10, 1984 to November 18, 1985. The series was extremely popular during its original run,
and spawned a follow-up series, several comic books, and a 1-hour special. It also served as the inspiration for the later Netflix
series Voltron: Legendary Defender.