Remember that flying robot?

MEDIA | When today’s 30-something’s go nostalgic, they go online and dig. Ahmad Humeid does his own digital shovelling

Grendizer The other day I had one of the strangest business meeting. Stuck in a typical Ramadan traffic jam in Amman, I arrived 20 minutes late for my appointment at my client’s office. But instead of rushing to see my presentation, the two partners in the firm were interested in something totally different.

“Are you into animated series?” one of the partners asked me. Without waiting for an answer he already had launched a video file on his laptop’s screen. The other partner was already loudly demanding that the screen be tilted toward him so he can see better. I just stood there not believing what I saw? It’s GRENDIZER.

If you grew up in the Middle East in the early 80s, then there’s a big chance that Grendizer (dubbed in Arabic by Lebanese actors) was part of your childhood. For those of you too young to remember or if you were living underground during that time, Grendizer was absolutely the greatest Japanese animated science fiction series during that time. These were the days when our choice of TV was either JTV’s Channel 3 (Arabic), Channel 6 (English, French and that Hebrew news bulletin) or Israel TV. Those with longer TV antennas could see Syrian TV too.

Anyway. So there we sat, three thirty-something’s watching a 20 minute episode of Grendizer, making comments about the absurdity of some scenes (like when the hero, Duke Fleed, navigates his Grendizer UFO/Robot hybrid, skilfully avoiding the laser beams of a hundred UFOs shooting at him simultaneously), laughing our heads off at the “scientific” dialogue and forgetting about everyday business.

As children we used to patiently wait every week for ‘Grendizer day’. I used to go and watch it with my best friend in the neighbourhood. We knew the opening theme by heart. A rush of excitement would overcome us when Grendizer used his various weaponry (with names like ‘Space Thunder’ and ‘Rotating Cutter’) to slash the enemy monster-robots to pieces.

I left that meeting with 2 video files on my laptop (Episode 1 and 4 out of 74 or so episodes in existence). Back at home, visibly excited, I called my wife and six year old son to the kitchen table to show them “my favourite TV show as a kid”. My wife was amused at the idea. She didn’t grow up in one of the “Grendizer Countries” which included Japan, Canada, France and Italy.. Oh well.. But my son was totally hooked for the duration of the 2 episodes, eagerly demanding to see them again and again! Here’s an animated series created in the mid Seventies in Japan (by Anime master Go Nagai) that still grabs the attention of a kid in 2004. If that’s not proof of the power of original content and storytelling I don’t what is!

The act of Thirty-something’s looking for old songs, TV shows and even computer games is what I call Digital Archaeology. And I can tell you: it’s BIG. It’s one of those wonderful things that are only possible on the internet.

A Google search on Grendizer (aka Grandizer, Goldrake) revealed a whole universe of fan sites with everything from video clips to historical and plot information. One of the biggest sites, Grendizer.net is operated by a certain Wasim A. Ismail, an Arab living in Canada. He grew up in Saudi Arabia and, like millions of Arab children, fell in love with Grendizer and today is part of a small cottage industry, selling sets of home made DVDs of every episode and spin-off movie to nostalgic Grendizer fans. Mr Ismail’s DVDs have been created by combining high quality video, taken off original Japanese video discs (remember those?) and the Arabic sound from old video tapes. What a fan!

Now, my son can’t wait for my next meeting with the client as I promised him to bring back more Grendizer episodes.


174 Responses to “Remember that flying robot?”

  1. Natasha Says:

    That’s a great post Ahamd! I was a huge Grendizer fan although I’m still not thirty something;-). We’ll be in Amman in Dec, maybe I can copy those two episodes from you;-)

  2. jameed Says:

    I went through this nostalgia phase a while ago. I was partly satisfied with similar findings on the net as yours and by the fact the ART America started showing extremely bad audio quality reruns of Grendizer! (arguably the only thing worth watching on that channel). However, I am still in need for some Sasuke (I have the trailer movie clip) his own version of Kung Fu.
    Ah…good days

  3. Isam Bayazidi Says:

    :) Well, I am a little yonger than you Ahmed and Natasha .. Grendizer wasn’t part of my childhood, but all my friends who came from Kuwait in the early 1990s were hooked up to this series.
    My Childhood series would be Adnan Wa Lina, (English version: Future Boy Conan) by The one Miyazaki Hayao (of the Anime Spirited Away).. 3adnan was really special, he was a hero of our age, something that Grendizer is not :)

  4. Dalia Says:

    God bless piracy…

    Here in Dubai – you can get the complete series on VCD or DVD or VCR.. We’ve already shipped a few copies to cousins in the States in anyone is interested..

    Guess what else?
    Adnan wa Lina – the complete series.

    Nice ah?

  5. Mariam Says:

    I loved this post, it is amusing, nostalgic and i definetly could relate to it. So thanks for bringing all those memories up! I was also fan of Adnan and Lina, Sandi Bell, Remi, but my favorite was someone called Oscar!

    We all loved Grandizer, one my cousins had a big party when we were young because he was given a a very big Grandizer toy, and he had to show it off, the jealousy we went through that day! i am smiling now so thanks again!

  6. Mariam Says:

    Ahmad, This post was very amusing. It brought up so many memories. I laughed when read about channel 3 and channel 6! I guess every Jordanian could relate to what you because we all had the same two channels! As a kid i watched Adnan and Lina, Sandi Bell, Remi, but my favorite was Oscar!
    Once when we were kids, my cousin was given a relatively big Granizer prototype toy and he had to invite everyone he knows to show off. Man I hated him that day! I am smiling now so thanks!

  7. Dalia Says:

    God bless piracy…

    Here in Dubai – you can get the complete series on VCD or DVD or VCR.. We’ve already shipped a few copies to cousins in the States in anyone is interested..

    Guess what else?
    Adnan wa Lina – the complete series.

    Nice ah?

  8. amal Says:

    During the 80s I was living in Canada so had never heard of Grandizer. However, when my family returned to Lebanon EVERYONE would talk about this cartoon and look at me really strange for not knowing who he was. I grew up with the Smurfs and Astro-Boy :)

  9. Humeid Says:

    I didn’t expect so many comments on this. This is really great. I would really like to get all the Adnan Wa Lina episodes soon. When it was shown on JordanTV I was already out of the “Children TV age”, but I caught a few episodes and I remember that it was great. One thing worth investigating is the experience of today’s Arab kids. Will they also form common memories about certain TV shows, especially with the multitude of channels availble. We’ll see.

  10. Otaibi Says:

    Grendizer :) what memories…

    when I saw the title my eyes sparked, and flashback to that era, ran in my head, watching Grendizer, Adnan wa Lina, Oscar, & not to forget Sasuki through our childhood, and till now if any have the chance to watch, will not hesitate, and I feel happy that we had all these when we were kids.

    Lookin at the recent cartoon series, (I say in my mind, YA 7aram), no way to compare!!

    And since my partner is addicted to Anime (Japanese Cartoon), I’ve seen them in the original Japanese and have the Music (in Japanese)!!

    Thanks Ahmad, for putting a smile on my face :)

  11. Mohamed Ibrahim Says:

    well i’ve never forgotten Grandizer and they are laughing at me all the time in my family, here in Egypt the toys are unfindable, and the series was aired very late (90′s) not like other countries yet i had managed to get a few episodes from Kwait , luckily we have Original Copies here in Egypt and they are still sold, i have a copied one and i am saving to get an original copy, by the way the original DVD box set has been just released in Japan in an incredible price thousands of dollars, but i guess the original video tapes will do :D , thanks for sharing this :D

  12. Amin Matalqa Says:

    For 13 years, I went everywhere searching for JAZEERAT AL-KANZ (Treasure Island). I’m sure if you remember Grandizer, you will remember how amazing John Silver and Jim Hawkins’ adventure searching for the treasure was. For 13 years I searched around the planet for a copy of the Arabic dubbed version of the series. Finally a friend found me a copy at a video store in Anaheim, here in California. I watched it and consumed it like a drug addict swimming in a pool of cocain (PS. I don’t know what what means). I was ecstatic. The beauty of Jazeerat Al Kanz is that the themes remain adult. To me Grandizer becamse cheesey when viewed as an adult. Treasure Island did not. It was better than any hollywood movie I’d seen in a while. However, the quality of picture and audio on the set I bought ($100) was terrible. I wish I can find someone who can direct me to a place where I can find this on DVD with good audio and decent video. Please let me know via e-mail who I can ask. I will owe you one of my toes.

    Thank you

    Amin Matalqa

    http://www.matalqa.com

  13. khalifa Says:

    http://www.UniversalCartoons.com has it all in Arabic Remi, Sanafir, LAdyLady, Zina, Grendizer, Sindibad, Jongar

  14. khalifa Says:

    http://www.UniversalCartoons.Com ALL Arabic Cartoons from the 80s

  15. Malek Dagamseh Says:

    Hi all ,,, i do have grendiezer and ( Adnan wa lena ) in arabic if any one intrested to buy them just send me an email

  16. Ariana Says:

    Hi there,I was really glad 2 find this website;I’ve been a great fan of Grandizer 2! :) I’m not Arab,but can understand & speak Arabic.I was interested in watching Arabic animes;they did help me alot in learning more about the language.I was searching 4 some sites about the theme songs of the animes & the search brought me here.I’ve found another good site 2,will put the link here 4 those who r interested in downloading the clips & songs.
    http://www32.brinkster.com/thamaramv/ITEMS/SHARAT/mainp.htm

  17. Mohamad Says:

    hi
    it s the best movies i have saw and i wish ho have the songs of jongar or sasuki or grendayzer in arabic to send it to me plz

  18. Belal Says:

    Tell me about it.. Grendayzar, adnan wa lina ( my 3 year old watching it eagerly right now ), Flona.. ifta7 ya semsem.. all these and more you can find them in this website: http://www.arabiccartoons.net/

  19. elias Says:

    Is there anybody who can tell me where I could find an arabic copy of the motorsport anime “ALJAEZA ALKOBRA” ?

  20. alaa alsenan Says:

    i rember one i was 7 years i entered the room where my brother 14 ,uncle 18 and cousin 15, they were crying while watchin one of the last & sad episodes and i laguhed at them and they cloberd me, man at that day i know that this cartoon was special. though i found out the hard way.

  21. Giulio Says:

    I am an Italian 32 young man, we in Italy grew up with Grendizer (Goldrake here in Italy), I was at an exposition the other day all about Japanese Robots and of cours Grendizer was the main attraction.
    I bought an action figure for about 300 euros, and that’s a lot of money believe me. I have everything about him, books, cd’s, dvd’s and a lot more.
    It was very big here in the early 80′s and it was with all of us childhood, we will never forget him.

  22. Hanibaal Says:

    hi i would like to have adnan wa lena dvd and grendizer dvd i was a great fan and i want my children in the future to see them too…. how can i get them….plz contact me on my email

  23. fatima Says:

    Hi,
    for a long time i have been looking for some arabic classic children’s cartoons. I am particularly looking for Adnan wa Lena, Grendizer, Reemy (a doblajed cartoon), Bashaar (the honey bee!) and probabley Sindbad el Bahry.
    if any of you can help me with where I can find them, probably a reliable website of such cartoons, then that would be cool mmm!

    my brother is going to Dubai in the next few days, I was wondering if any one knows a shop in Dubai that sells such cartoons?! please

    chears

  24. mahmoud Says:

    now…i’m 23 years old but still…i can’t forget that flying robot and the first episodei watched….i was 4 years old…..

  25. Karim Says:

    Hello to all,

    Great memories, I have two children, a 3 year old boy and a 6 year old girl and I want them to experience the same memories I had in the late 70′s and 80′s.

    Arabic ‘dubbed’ cartoons form the following below where among my favorites:
    Flona, Sindibad, Sandybelle and Adnan Wa Lina

    Has anyone brought any from the following sites and where they quality any good, I am worried if I purchased them, the quality would be bad.

    http://www.arabiccartoons.net/
    http://www.internationalcartoonclub.com

    Salaam

  26. Hussein Says:

    Hi everyone. I want to tell you that iam a grendizer fan but in reality my favorite cartoon is JAZEERAT AL KANZ. i had all its episodes and others like grendizer, sindibad, raad al imlaq etc.. by the way i have the grendizer Cd soundtrack.

  27. Ariana Says:

    Hi friends,
    I’ve been searching alot 2 find the theme song of Voltron in Arabic,but couldn’t actually,if any of u know about a site through which I can download it,plz let me know,vwry many thx in advance.

  28. Nafi Says:

    Dear all,

    I was and still a big fan of Grendizer cause I had watched it when I was 4 years old and I hope to find a complete episodes (1-74) of the famous cartoon series.

    To all of you who loved watching grendizer. check out this link, and download the trailer.

    http://www.gtgroup.info

    Best regards

    Nafi Wedie
    Baghda Iraq

  29. w.zaki Says:

    Hello.
    I am IN NEED!!!
    Do you have any of the Following(all in arabic):

    Jongar
    Lucy
    Faress el shoja3(boxing series)
    Heidi
    senan
    lolo al saghira
    Zeina wa na7ool
    bashar
    al amira yakoot
    sindibad

    anyway if any one has any of the above movies
    i WILL buy from them right away.

    Thanks
    please contact
    or call +20122263008

    Thanks

  30. Selwan Says:

    Oh my god. I love grendizer and when I saw the pictures of grendizer for the first time since 13 years I was short for crying…..
    It was a nice time…..

  31. emma laris Says:

    Hi , I have lived most of my childhood with cartoons I loved and formed a big part of who I am today.
    adnan wa lina, zina wa nahool, flona, al jaeza al kobra, spank, hiedi, katoli, tom sawyer, besma wa abdu.

    i also spent many months searching for these cartoons and found the same websites as quoted by others,
    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com
    is the best to find information about all the animes you can imagine. they will give dates of release, tv prodution companies and episode numbers.
    please let me know if you bought arabic anime from any websites that you recommend.
    thank you

  32. falah Says:

    salam all,

    I just bought Jazeerat al kanz, Grendizer, Iftah Ya Simsim from

    http://www.UniversalCartoons.Com

    the quality was the best, service was a bit slow but the owner was very strait and honest about everything. That site is recomended Unlike arabiccartoons.net with the worst quality ever they are all divix quality and internationalcartoonsclub.com is unreal with th e prices and the long website ….. just too much almost duble the price or even more thna trible the price.

    http://www.UniversalCartoons.Com get my vote

  33. falah Says:

    its also the same owner for :

    http://www.CartoonsArabia.Com

    http://www.IftahYaSimSim.Com

    http://www.HikayatSimSim.com

    I asked him why the many names… he said just to make it easy for Arabs to remember them ….

  34. From the owner of www.arabiccartoons.net Says:

    Salam Alikoum

    We are the owner of http://www.arabiccartoons.net we Amine and Nasrine are based in Dallas, Texas, USA.

    We saw from our logs that many people where coming from here so we decided to leave a message to all of you :)

    Yes we truly exist and have started our business in 2002, we started selling Grendizer and 3dnan wa lina at 1st but now we have many different cartoons in arabic language.
    Grendizer quality is great.

    Thanks and we hope you will visit our website :)

    http://www.arabiccartoons.net

    Amine and Nasrine :)

  35. Roula Says:

    Hi there all Arabic Cartoons fans.

    Here is 1 of the first website selling Arabic cartoons on DVDs & VCDs:
    http://www.ArabiaTower.com

    Regards,
    Roula

  36. لمياء Says:

    http://www.bh4all.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4285

  37. jamal Says:

    salam
    Yes in my childhood and untill now grendizer will remain always one of the best animes if not the best of all , the thing I saw what Wasim did and unfortunatly he messed up with the cartoon quite a lot as there is no copy rights for that cartoon at the moment so he changed the entire begiining and end of the original series putting one made by him which involved even putting his name??? and saying produced by wiseem , he also messed up with lots of episiodes putting things that does not exist like using his voice to say the episiode titles and eceb changing with the episoides it self cutting them down and putting some stuff that doesnt exist unfortunatly he just messed up with the original thing without realising

  38. Sara Omar Says:

    hey everyone:
    I have no idea how i came across your site, but i was searching for some way to find the old cartoon series “Jazirat Al kinz” do you guys know how i can get a hold of this series anywhere? too old i know, but would mean a lot to my husband, cause it brings back some sweet childhood memories for him. please let me know if any of you can find that out.

    Thank you greatly :)

  39. Victor Says:

    Esta serie de GRENDIZER nunca la dieron en EL SALVADOR porque unicamente recuerdo que solamente pasaron los 94 episodios de MAZINGER Z hasta donde llega GREAT MAZINGER con Tetsuya, pero nunca dieron a GRENDIZER mucho menos a MAZINKAISER

  40. Aya Says:

    I have realy bad experince with arabiccartoons.net. They very slow , and the quality of the produt is terrible to say the least? anysimilar experinces with this particualr website ?

  41. Moheb Soliman Says:

    Count me in guys cause you conjured up my dear memories in Kuwait in the early 80s, I’m now in the United States but I still vividly remember those days and Wasim Ismael by the way is not the only merchant on the net that sells this series, there is a whole host of them you can hardly tell who’s the best, and I’m still looking for the Grendizer arabic magazines that I used to read back then, in the US or abroad, any help?

  42. J.B.S Says:

    I have one thing to say, the theme song for Grendaizer has helped me out in almost everything in my life.Sung beautifully by the great musician Mr.Sami Clarck. I have a 2 year old who just loves to sit and watch with me and my wife all the grendizer epsiodes.
    I am a teacher and i teach kids around 12 – 13 year old. I was so amazed to have these arabic kids that grew with obviously and luckily arab parents have never watched grendizer or heard of it. So i dropped all the course and we did grendizer month (im a media/art/it teacher) and we did a gallery of grendizer pics and theme songs that my students exctracted from vcr to computer. We did lots of powerpoint movie and presentations to storyboards of episodes the kids wanna see done. The kids boys and gilrs all felt the same adrenalin rush i as a kid felt when the theme song opened or when daisky said ra3d el fadaa or al razzat el mouzdawija. God it made me and the kids feel like we belong to the golden era long gone and replaced by ridiculous cartoons that vegetate the young minds such as cow-chicken or whatever.
    thanx to see peoople feel the same way i feel. thanks.
    i guess next year it could be ra3d el 3imlak or sanchero.
    Its amazing to see how being in love with a cartoon many people regard as stupid(lack of vision along with everything else) can be placed into reall life sort of a cross curriculum fuse of art and knowledge along with nostalgia to come up with an amazing end of year project that all parents love to watch and see. Last note the parents that went to watch the Grendaizer exhibition are almost 30 yrs old, I saw them as 10 year old. thier expressions were one of a person that saw the best thing in his life. and truthfeully grendaizer is nothing shoort of the best. thanx for the blog. it rules

  43. Humeid Says:

    Wow..

    42 comments on the Grendizer article. The last one by JBS was really amazing. My 7 year old kid also liked the episodes I showed him and now wants to see all of them. But doing a course for school based on Grendizer is a very clever idea. I just wish we were told in what school/country this was done..

    It’s also good to see Arab parents and children being able to share this. My parent’s Generation didn’t really understand all this stuff.

    I am happy to see so many animation fans reading 360east.

    Thanks for everyone’s participation

    Ahmad Humeid

  44. J.B.S Says:

    your blog is nothing short of amazing.

    Its a great way to really pay tribute to our generation that no one wants to or even trys to understand.

    I would like to see also other people try different sorts of stuff and be involved in the society by trying to revive the feelings of ultimate acts of goodness that was known about our generation and is lost by random acts of violence that our kids see today on tv. People say Grendayzer is bad and violent. How about ren and stimpy, violence without a cause. Only the difference is Grendaiazer was about goodness and protection of the human race.

    Grandizer can bring us all together and really make a difference. All it takes is touch the life of one little boy or girl and the rest is history. That person maybe the next president that would really make that difference. Yes we are looking for an inspired leader. Frankly speaking there is no leader that is inspired.

    We can and will make the difference. Sorry for going long but I believe everyone should read this.

    A great blog you have. Job well done.

  45. Ali Says:

    Guys, I am a pakistani and in US studying for my doctorate. I was a kid when i saw Grendaiazer and Adnan wa Lena in Riyadh. I still remember these series and i was wondering if I can purchase the series from somewhere. Please let me know if anyone has any information.

  46. Dalya Says:

    hello there i wanted to congratulate u for that great website and to ask u if there is anyway i can find the soundtrack of arabic cartoons(grendizer,jongar…) i just need the songs not the cartoon!

  47. Firas Says:

    Hi people
    you really get me back to life with all the old memories in such a period of time.
    I didn’t expect to find such crazy people like me fund of Grendizer,even if i’m at late twinties but i was sparked by the pic at the top.
    Thanx guys and keep up the cool old memories.

  48. Ahmed Says:

    Salam

    Guys im trying to decide who to buy from.

    So far:

    http://www.internationalcartoonclub.com – very expensive+unknown quality(although they claim they are the best quality)

    http://www.universalcartoons.com-Unknown and no replies

    http://www.arabiccartoons.net-better prices but unknown quality

    http://www.arabiatower.com-good prices unknown quality but appears more professional with proper labelling etc

    None of them can show their quality and dont have any samples. Has anyone tried these? Whats your verdicts?

    Thnx yall!

  49. mohssine Says:

    rien ne vaut les cartoons des années 80 que se soit grendizer ou arrajoulou lhadidi ;y’avait aussi raad al imlak;khoumassi……..etc
    maintenant tout change en des trucs pas terribles je note aussi que nous aussi on change car l’enfance n’est pas du tout comme la maturité!!!ciao

  50. emma Says:

    hi girls and guys
    it is simple, there are websites that you can down load these once loved cartoons of our childhoods,
    try ..www.magz.info
    i downloaded adnan wa lina, excellent quality, grendizer by wassim!! good quality..sindibad, and many more.

    check http://www.animenewsnetwork.com

    for the best encyclopedia of all the animes we love.

    also check http;//allpeevishtripod.com for a dictionary of all the arabic cartoon names into english so you can search for them in other english websites i.e. anime news network.

    has anyone ever bought swan lake anime ? please let me know or little mermaid anime,

    check these sites for info and pictures

    http//radish-spirit.com/cbl/swanprincess/miscl/anime.htm
    http//www.stormpages.com/animation/the littlemermaid/miscl.htm

    all the best

  51. Ahmed Says:

    EMMA thats AWESOME!!!

    Ive been looking for a website that actually had the cartoons available for download.

    Are there any more that you know of?

  52. sahar Says:

    u know on dubai tv arabic i watch sindibad but i really got bored of it bec they keep reply it again and if u can put one of those instead of fucking sindibad

    sally
    adnan wa lena
    sandible
    grendayzer
    but i like sally the most …lol

  53. ceawlene Says:

    i wud like 2 know if there is an anime shop in dubai….

  54. audifan Says:

    I just wanna ask you guys about a Japenese animation which was about a small robot controlled by a young boy and that robot fought with other robots. I watched in kuwait and it was in late 80′s

  55. Sabri Says:

    Hi audian,
    I think that you’re talking about Ra3d al Emlak, رعد العملاق .

    Bye

  56. Mohamed Says:

    Hi guys
    please i just want to see the final Episode of Grendizer i have saw all of the series when i was child but i couldn’t see the fanal one,can any one of you help me to make my wish true please


  57. Walid Ch Says:

    It is a shame how our OWN people are taking advantage of our nostalgia for Grandizer, adnan wa lina, al rajjoul al hadidi and other titles, and using this need to make more money!

    They are selling the set of dvds for 60$ and above! another case were we arabs have proved our love of stealing each other and sucking the blood out of our brothers’ veins if we had the chance to!

    I have 2 Jongar and 2 Sindibad VCDS and I dont have but those, I reside in Lebanon and I’m willing to give a copy for free to anyone living in Lebanon.

    Arabs will hopefully learn how to share, one day, instead of being greedy for more and more money.

    No offense we’re all Arabs here.

  58. Abdulaziz Says:

    Hello, I’m the owner of http://www.internationalcartoonclub.com and http://www.robotonia.com I do offer the NEST quality and the UNCUT versions of all Arabic Cartoons on DVDs. Samples can be provided for FREE for each person as long as the customer pays the shipping charges. Thank you.

  59. Abdulaziz Says:

    *Correction “THE BEST QUALITY”

  60. Nour Says:

    Hello, i have all grendizer episodes on CD’s, the quality is real good and i can copy the CD’s for free and send them to anybody who wants them, you can only send me the money for the blank CD’s and shipping depending on your location, i love what you all wrote and i understand your feelings i felt the exact same way when i was looking for them and i cannot describe how happy i was when i got them and will be even happier if i gave them to everybody to whom having this series will make a difference. Email me if you want them

  61. audifan Says:

    “I just wanna ask you guys about a Japenese animation which was about a small robot controlled by a young boy and that robot fought with other robots. I watched in kuwait and it was in late 80’s ” . That is sanshiro, I just downloaded the 27 episodes

  62. Alaa Says:

    hi everybody,
    i’m looking for Grandizer and Adnan wa lina, anybody have them for sale? dvd please. this is my email

  63. Mana Says:

    hi
    I am intending on buying Grendizer( arabic) on DVD , so which website you all recommand to me

  64. Memories!!! Says:

    What was the name of that cartoon which had an old battleship which tries to save the earth from an Alien ship which couldn’t be destroyed because it had an indistructable shield. I think it was shaped like a sphere, and I think Earth built five “andromedas?” which were state of the art of ships to try and defend the Earth, but failed, and it was the humble old ship that saves the Earth by pointing its weapon “madfa3 al mawjat lol, that’s sad that just came back to me as i was typing this message” at the bottom half of the alien sphere, which didn’t have a shield, and it managed to save the Earth in the end, does this ring any bells at all? I can’t be the only one to have watched this arabic cartoon, I would love someone to put me out of my misery and remind me what the title of it was. Thanks for a fantastic post!!!

  65. Memories!!! Says:

    I have found out what it is…after several hours searching, it’s called Star Blazers!!!!! Hurrahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh oh the memories….

  66. Maen Says:

    Amazing how many people like grendizer , im really shocked ! my favorite cartoon is “Jazeerat el Kanz” which is maybe the best story ever told , but i also love grendiser , jongar (Astroganger) , Al rajol al 7adeede , Rimi , adnan wa leena , haidi , and zeina wa na7ool .

    I also own the collection of “Grendaiser” (complete) , Jazeerat al Kanz (Complete) and adnan wa leena (complete) , if anyone wants these u can borrow them from me , i am a lebanese guy living in KSA , e-mail me on it would be nice to meet people who love japanese anime , great blog over here especially humeid and JBS posts :)

  67. Ramzi Says:

    Hello all,
    I watched these cartoons in arabic and Italian (I was living in Tunisia until 18). Grendizer (Goldrake), Jazeerat el Kanz (Isola del tesoro), Sinbad, Mazinger (Mazinga Z), Al Jaeza Al Kobra and Pepero Anassr Dahabi are not only something I liked, but they are part of me. Although I am 32, I am always about to cry every time I see one of these episodes. The music of Pepero affected me so much, that 5 years ago I went to Bolivia to learn to play the pan flute (that was more than 20 years after watching Pepero!!!). Thank you guys for all your comments, I am so happy to know I am not the only weird person… I live in London now and if any of you wants to have a drink sometime, I will be more than happy to meet. My email is and my number is +44 7766963281. So, let me know if you are around! Ciao!

  68. shaker Says:

    hello everyone, GRANDIZER was the greatest animated series of all time, i remember when i was a kid i used to watch it, and get very into it and into the charechters that have inspired me with their courage and peace that they give to the world, here i grow up and i make friends and i end up being very close to 3 of my friends who we call our group now, The GRANDIZER UNIT, peace out from shaker in ottawa , canada, to all the arabs in the world, peace on us, yala salam

  69. Vassil Roussev Says:

    I am so excited that I can’t find the right words to express what I feel now…….I just saw the pictures from the Grendizer … after 25 years. Yes 25 yrs. I am 34 from Europe. I lived with my parents in Libia for 4 yrs when i was 6-10. That’s when I started watching Grendizer with my brother and all our friends. For me this is the best cartoon ever. I’ve been trying to find some information about the Grandizer for such a long time…….I am so excited and happy now. Please if somebody knows how I can find Grendizer on dvd , preferablly in English let me know. My e-mail is

  70. noor Says:

    There is a site you can get all of he grendizer episodes for free. Other cartoons such as alhadaf, adnan wa lina …etc. are also available.
    Is it illegal to give the website adress?

  71. zaher Says:

    hi,
    noor said that there’s a site where we can download all the dizer episodes for free…

    so wat’s the site???? it’s not illegal……………

    “noor Says:

    December 17th, 2005 at 7:20 pm
    There is a site you can get all of he grendizer episodes for free. Other cartoons such as alhadaf, adnan wa lina …etc. are also available.

  72. TheXmenForce Says:

    Hi All.
    i am a very big fan of those cartoons( Rajol Hadidi,Jongar,Ninja Kabamaru,Sasuki),i live in Lebanon.
    If anyone have them in here plz email me.i will pay for them if they r good quality and complete(although i prefer if they were for free hehhehehe:)
    Anyways,.. these cartoons bring such strong feelings( We2if Cha3er badane:)
    Thank You All.
    here is my email:

  73. Jasim Says:

    heyya all.

    just got a few cartoons from http://www.UniversalCartoons.Com Got grendizer, Sandy Belle, Jazirat al kanz , hmmm let me think … , Sanshiro , and a few more. Quality… all good specialy grendizer .

    the owner was slow on returining emails .. but he was direct with the answer and no games… just strait forword. I got a few VCDs from http://www.ArabicTower.Com and let me tell you…. the quality was the worst ever… from syria and customer service was baaaaad. They charge extra to use paypal… they lied to me about shipping time.. it says they ship within 72 hours on the site… not true… it took them almost a month and they blamed it on not getting the payment!!!! I paid with paypal at the same moment I placed the order. Then I get the dvds and vcds…..quality…. Sucks… I will never buy anything from them again.

    any other new sites you all know about?

  74. Jasim Says:

    I also got some cartoons from arabiccartoons.net . They are nice but shipping is almost a month long. Over all they are ok.. quality… varies… they list it as “good” on the site which could be anything. I got a good “good” and a bad “good” from them.

    They are fast in emails though…. and it seams like they are full time cartoon holics :-) .

  75. Jasim Says:

    sorry I ment arabiatower.com or .Org and not arabictower.com

  76. mohamed shater Says:

    im 26 years old and i live in tripoli libya i watched grendizer since i came back from the uk and its the best cartoon ever even nowadays i can still feel the excitment when i watch it
    nowadays i sit down with my nephyews and watch there cartoons its boring and fake also silly but our days were the best in toons
    thx alot for the arabic translation

  77. sultan Says:

    I found this girl by the name seema the website is

    http://www.AflamWorld.Com

    has grendizer , sindibad , adnan wa lina , iftah ya simsim or sim sim , and even Nizar qabbani musalsal , she has good feedback and very good looking too :-) .

    I did get some dvds from http://www.UniversalCartoons.Com and the service was not bad and quality is good . but the guy is not a full time dvd maker . the site needs to be updated too.. he promissed he will be working on it soon.

    the prices on the site are not real if you email him for the expensive ones he might be able to give to you for lower.

    I got Pepero al nesr al thahabi for about $150 from him insted of the 900 he has on the site.

    the other guy from kuwait internationalcatoonsclub has crazy prices and I think he doesn\’t have most of the things on his site . I know a guy that lost about $1200 ordering from that kuwaiti guy.

    also I think he is the same guy Al Anzi that had a site called tvq8,com I think… because if he knows he is a scamer and they are both from kuwait wouldn\’t you think that he would be able to have someone contact the scamer and take him to police. He has a warning on his site about tvq8,com, but when I emailed him and asked him why he can\’t tell his family in kuwait to call the police on the scamer… he said to me that I should do it!!!!

    tvq8,com al anzi scamed everyone on earth. I lost $400 just for him.

    {editor\’s note: accusations of fraud have not been verified by us. Comments posted here express the opinion of the people who posted them}
    I hope this helps

    Don\’t trust any new website… specialy if they don\’t take credit cards and only western union… that how tvq8,com scamed arabs. He would act very dunp and like he didn\’t know much about how credit cards worked. Ya right.

    anyhow

    sultan

  78. imad Says:

    My favorit cartoon is sindibad . I loved it . I never liked grendizer much or anyother robot cartoon…. it just didn’t have any culture in it.

    I have a recorded from tv copy of it.. I would love to have a good copy of it any idea where from….

    is http://www.UniversalCartoons.Com any good . I sent an email to the guy and he says he has an amlost 10 of 10 quality of sindibad . Has anyone got sindibad from him… please advice.

  79. Mahmood Says:

    I have sindibad that I got from http://www.universalcartoons.Com and the quality is super… re-mastared from japanese original dvds…. its great. I can send you a copy if you want… what do you have to trade?

    I also have many other arabic cartoons for trade… send me a list of what you have with the quality, number of dvds, episodes.

    let me know

    oh my email is

    salamz

  80. wisam Says:

    anyone has Lady Oscar all episodes in arabic??? even http://www.universalcartoons.Com doesn’t have them. Please elt me know where I can get them. I want all episodes and not just a few like some sites has a few episodes but the quality is bad and not the whole thing.

    I have been searching all over for them….please help :-) .

    thank you

  81. ammar Says:

    this stuff is amazing! so many memories!
    but i have a question – there’s one scene from an anime cartoon i remember from the late 80s in UAE, it might have been khomasi or raad or something like that, it had a fighting robot in it. anyway, the main bad guy in the show was a young man who, at the end of the series, finds out he is a robot himself! he’s in an underground bunker or something on an island and he finds hundreds and hundreds of robots just like him with imperfections, broken arms and so on. he realises he’s not human, he’s just a robot!

    please please – anyone know what i’m talking about? i’m dying to find that show.

    ps – i’m in syria at the moment. anyone know where i can buy these dvds from here or in lebanon?

    peace and great memories!!!!

  82. ihsan Says:

    salam… I think it is khomasi and I seen it on http://www.universalcartoons.com check them out they ship international

  83. GM Says:

    internationalcartoonclub is a salesman not a collector. I just tried to get an arabic artoons from the internationalcartoonclub . … the owner plays games and lies. He has it listed as the quality 8 of 10 … when I email him about it he says it acyually 6 of 10 not 8!!! then he tells me I need to get the more expensive one ( $400 ) or I will have missing episodes!!!

    I finaly told him to sell me the less expinsive one… he never got back to me.

    is this guy a scamer. does he actualy have cartoons for sale or he just has the site to waste our time??? hs anyone got anthing from him?

    is he in kuwait or usa? fishy huh.

    {EDITOR\’S NOTE: accusations of fraud have not been verified by us. The responsibility for the comment on this site is that of the person posting it}

    how about arabiccartoons . net should I buy from them? please help me out… this is my first time trying to get cartoons from such sites.

    arabic cartoons . net seams to be more strait forword than this {edited} guy from internationalcartoon . have you seen his prices!!! I think he is trying to make a living not collecting .

    anyhow email me or write on this site if you know of any other good honest sites for arabic cartoons and anime.

    my email is

  84. noor Says:

    goto magz.info, u can download some free cartoons and buy some for just $10

  85. samir Says:

    I got magz.info i had a problem downloading… some files are bad.

  86. Hamad Says:

    {EDITOR\’S NOTE: accusations of fraud on this thread have not been verified by us. The responsibility for a comment on this site is that of the person posting it. This comment was disputed by the owner of the site in question.}

    Warning TVq8.com is the same person as internationalcartoonclub.com

    scaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamers.. I was just on one of the cartoon and anime forums and the operator confirmed it. TVq8.com is a kuwaiti guy in kuwait scamming many arabs all over the world. He makes very nice websites posing as a collector and has a connection in kuwait to get cartoons at a very cheap price… he only takes western union and then he becomes very insulting and rude after he gets the money and never shipes anything.

    We conracted the kuwaiti police and they didn\’t do nothing. His name changes and he is smooth and slick till he gets the money. It has been confirmed that him and the owner of internationalcartoonclub.com know each other. internationalcartoonclub.com posts the same items and has a link that leads to the scamers site. now internationalcartoonclub.com has a warning on his site warning others from tvq8.com site after the fact that tvq8 has been closed down since many arabs know about it. He will probebly open another site soon…. just watch out for cartoons sites from kuwait.

    thanks
    Hamad
    NJ

  87. wisam Says:

    I had to laugh when I was reading the disclaimer in internationalcartoonclub site. This guy scares the buyer from getting anything from him before any transaction takes place…. can you imagin after he gets the money what will he say to you !!!! but it is still funy how he put it…

    check it out:

    “************************PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING************************

    Right now I’m so packed with orders to finish, so please do NOT bother me with your emails about your order. As soon as I finish your order, I will ship it. The waiting time right now is between 1 week to 6 weeks or even a little bit more and it is all depends on the size of the order and how many orders I have to finish. I need time to breath like everybody else and I only have two hands to work with. I do receive an average of 122 emails per day so I really appreciate your understanding if I do not respond to you instantly. I will do my very best to answer all of your questions in 6 hours or less. Or you can always ask for my phone number and you can call me at anytime to place an order or you can ask any question regarding any cartoon series that you want to buy or trade. ”

    loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

    isn’t it funy??… he needs time to breath ad he only has two hands.. I thought most people had three hands..loooooooooool .

    and do not bother him about the your order…loool with the prices he has … I would move in with him to make sure he gets my order done .. not as well bother him about it…. looool .

    well .. I will not be getting anything from him… its a scary thought …looooool.

  88. Ahmad (ShadowX) Says:

    For those who are still looking for cartoons, you can download them from:

    http://www.magz.info
    and
    http://www.arabanimes.org (this is the site noor meant to publish, im sure)

    you can download them from both sites for free. (except for magz.info, if you pay 10$ you will have full access to the site, but you can still get some episodes for free). If any episode link is down, then post a topic on the forums, magz will fix it as soon as he can. He is really a nice guy. I even met him in real life, really nice and fun person.

    If you don’t want to download, but buy, then go to http://www.arabiccartoons.net , he is legit.

    if you have any questions, email me at:

  89. Ali Says:

    My Ratings:

    ArabiaTower : Sucks because they lie about the time to ship. The quality is real bad and they have the worst cutomer service.

    http://www.UniversalCartoons.Com : Great guy to work with.. fast shipping but not dedicated to the the site. He is not full time on it.

    http://www.ArabicCartoons.net: good cheap… but takes forever to ship.

    Internationalcartoonclub: Sucks… lies too much about what he has and how many episodes and so on. Expensive for no reason.. 3/4 of the listings he doesn’t have in stock…the site is hard to brows.

    Magz.net: good, but some files don’t download and when they do sometimes it doesn’t play…after all its a good service..take long time.

    arabanimes.org: torrents so you have to know what your doing.

    I hope this helps… I have been buying arabic cartoons and arabic dvds for the past 7 years and I have been around the block…so wanted to pass my experience on.

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  91. Abid Says:

    Hi all,
    Nice forum, I’m interested in buying some Arab cartoons and some plays only on dvds, if yu interested in selling please send me a copy of your list and prices to my email

    many thanks

  92. sultan Says:

    yes, internationalcartoonclub does suck. I lost $1000 with this guy. He promissed to get me cartoons from kuwait I paid him… then he said he was ripped off by his contact in kuwait.. I never got my money back since it was by western union. When I asked him hwy he wouldn\’t give me my money back. He said that i took the same risk he took when i gave him the money!!.

    I am in contact with the authoroties now to get my money back.

    so much for trusting him.

    {EDITOR\’S NOTE: accusations of fraud have not been verified by us. The responsibility for the comment on this site is that of the person posting it}

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  94. asma Says:

    hi

  95. eli Says:

    hi i need to download grendizer series for free if any one can please sent me a mail

  96. salam Says:

    salam all … http://www.UniversalCartoons.Com has free grendizer in arabic download .. only if enough people asked him for it. Please email the owner asking him to set up free grendizer / Goldrak download.

    He charges $15 now to download arabic cartoons … but with more requests he will do it for free for a limited time. help us out

    thank you

  97. salam Says:

    again http://www.UniversalCartoons.Com has grendizer dowload free and arabic cartoons dowload free just for the asking …. if he gets enough requests asking for them … help us and email him ASAP

  98. Mona Says:

    Hey everyone,

    There is this new website that sells cartoons called:
    http://www.arabicmovies.net

    Is it a safe one????? Did anyone buy from it????

  99. Yasser Says:

    Salam to all

    I was watching jongar last night and i thought it was preatty amazing.. But my question to everyone is there more series of jongar? Because I know the last episode is 26 but I was wondering are there more series? If anyone knows please let me know..

  100. malak Says:

    i was a little girl i watch it

  101. khalid Says:

    hi all im khalid fromm egypt big fan of grendizer im 34y a love him soooooooooooooo much and never forget him until i die

  102. yasser Says:

    To everyone out there,

    Please please let me know if there are more episode of jongar.. Email me at my email I am sending to all.. i know that the last part is 26, but my question is there anymore epiosode to jongar? Please guys..

    yasser

    ps its important

  103. Hussein Says:

    Hi to everyone. I was wondering if any one has the original opening and ending of grendizer in arabic “video” ? Note I mean with MONTAG ARABIC NOT YABANI? Please reply soon!!!

  104. sami Says:

    salam,

    I got dvds from arabicmovies.net … Mona let me tell you. It was hell they never answer the emails, they never deliver on time it took more than 4 months… and finaly I got dvd-rs without any art work. I had to call my credit card companey to dispute it for them to ship the dvds.

    I would never buy from them again … ever.

  105. sami Says:

    I think so far http://www.UniversalCartoons.com has been the best experience i had. I got cartoons from many sites and I got ripped off. http://www.UniversalCartoons.com is a nice guy… not greedy . and helpful.

    he even has grendizer downloads for free if your nice to him :-) . He does take his time to ship though because he travels allot as he says.

    hope this helps

  106. mona Says:

    Ohhh is it?? thank you Sami for the advice….. ;O)

  107. Lady Says:

    Lady Oscar DVD in Arabic is now available at http://www.UniversalCartoons.Com

  108. khaled Says:

    salam, i have been searching for the theme songs of all the old 80′s cartoons but i can’t find any??? so if anybody knows where to go/surf i will be very thankfull

    salam

  109. Yasser Says:

    To who it may consern,

    Can anyone ask if jongar ever continues after 26 please.. I know that the last episode is 26 but please please can anyone what happens to jongar in the end.. I dont think he died in the very end of 26.. He might be alive.. nobody but please if you know anything.. Please email me..

    please..

    hello to all the ladies out there.. does anyone want to chat…my screen name is ykma82, and if anyone has yahoo messanger that is my screen name..

  110. Yasser Says:

    if anyone knows if jongar continues after 26 please please let me.. I would appreciated very much.. If anyone has the soundtrack of grendizer and jongar please.. Anyone out there please let me know..

    god bless

    yasser

    ps email me if you know anything..

  111. Tarek711 Says:

    I sell Arabic Cartoons on Ebay..

    contact me if you need to download them for free.
    add me to your MSN. you cant send emails. just add me, this is the address. and yes it will work on normal MSN.

  112. Wasim Ismail Says:

    Thanks for the reference to my site, please note the release dates of probably the best Grendizer Arabic series you will get. Japanese DVD video with enhanced Arabic audio along with optional English subtitles and motion menues.

    Thanks,
    Wasim.

  113. Looni Says:

    Who doesn’t remember Grendizer?! It reminds me of the wonderful days of my childhood. We had great times back then with the lovely cartoons we used to watch on KTV.
    Thank you and thanks to all of who posted the links.

  114. scottyB Says:

    wholy freaking crap!!!!

    I have been searching for this show name and the episodes for freaking ever!! I am the only person in Canada that watched it i think, because everyone remembers Voltron and I’m like “what about that dude who flew out of a waterfall, and his chair would move to the face of his robot, who would pop out and fight, then at the end of each episode the hero needed radiation treatment, then i never saw the show again, so i figured theey killed him off, and that was my first taste of realism as a child”…

    and of course they look at me, shake their heads and say “nut.”

    Thanks mate, this makes me howl, i know his name and now if willing, where to access more info. Grendizer!!

  115. scottyB Says:

    …and since we’re on the topic of very odd cartoons, which perhaps were shown in other countries and i was lucky enough to watch it in Canada, i have another one i cannot find.

    A couple of space dudes riding in long-front-end type space go-karts, like one-man ships with no lids (they can breathe in space…), and when the hero fought, he would jump onto his ships wings (the car was not that big), pull out two small wands from his pants, put them together (it would stretch into a staff) and he would wield it and it could shoot lasers…it was a cool show i just don’t know what it was called.

    and yes, i can see how my reference seems more seductive than a kids show, say no more…

  116. Abdulaziz Says:

    hello, salam alikum, my name is Abdulaziz and I\’m absolutly honest seller and this is one of my websites http://www.internationalcartoonclub.com … I have dealt with more than 48000+ customers and no one ever complained. I had only 5 problems with 5 customers from 48000+ customers…I still say it is a good thing 5 out of 48000+ that is nothing. Those 5 customers problems were they wanted a cheaper prices or they wanted a refund after they recorded the cartoons…and one problem with delivery of an order…other that that, no problems. As I said, a lot of jelouse people try to destroy my reputation just because I refuse to sell to them…I do own more than 48 websites already…I can accept payment through PayPal + Credit Card \”normal checkout or over the phone\” + Cash + Western Union…remember this everybody, this is a safety tip for all, any website if they are VERISIGN MEMBERS or if they accept Credit Card payments through a secure website THEY ARE REAL not fake…As you can see from other people are simply trying to say whatever they like to make some business for websites…I will do this on my newest website…I will offer certain selected cartoons complete with all episodes in arabic for $1 ONLY with FREE SHIPPING to any country in the world…this is just to prove to you that I\’m not as those {edited} claim. I will not mention their websites because they are trying to mention their websites over and over again and again on this page…so please keep in touch for my newest website that will offer cartoons in Arabic for $1 ONLY with FREE SHIPPING…you have nothing to lose and everything to gain…the reason I\’m doing this is to teach those {edited} a good lesson in life…I\’m sick and tried of looking at these stupid comments by them about me or about my website/websites…and remember {edited}, there is only a ONE MAN word of honor against your fake claims…those seller try to get thing from me by faking their names so I wouldn\’t know them…and to be honest with you all, they were good at it…since they are known for being back stappers anyway…which is not new thing about them…ask yourself this…do they allow you to talk to them over the phone?…do they accept credit cards over the phone even?…are they Verisign member?…if they are, ask them for a proof…if they are not, then you know they are nothing but {edited} trying to make a living off some else\’s back..{edited}…I can come to this site and try to make a good advertising for my hobby, and under my real name and even under fake names and emails like they do…but I don\’t…so expect the $1 deals…which they will be available to all of you…specially in the middle east…remember you have nothing to lose and everything to gain with my new $1 deals…and if they match my price for, I will give it away for FREE :) now let\’s see who is HONEST and who is fake {edited}…those losers need someone to talk to them like that…with all respect to others.

  117. Abdulaziz Says:

    I have a proof of shipment for everyone with tracking numbers in my private data-base…and a lot of these idoits who are claiming to be my customers are lairs, they never bought any thing from me…email me the paypal or western union transaction code and put it in public and I will put your shipping info if you are real in public also………what you guys are doing is wrong, but I will do my very best to show everybody who is telling the truth and who is lying…{edited}, and I\’m not dying to make money if you know what I mean :) ))))

  118. Jasim Says:

    Hi everyone,

    Aziz i don’t see credit card or VERISIGN MEMBERS sighn on your site , can you please tell me how to pay by credit card and not paypal?

    also can you list your 48 sites , I only see 2.

  119. Abdulaziz Says:

    Lady oscar is now available at http://www.UniversalCartoons.Com for only $100 . Almost 10 of 10 quality

  120. Humeid Says:

    I am no longer allowing abusive comments that are flying back and forth about the different stores that sell DVDs. I am actually sorry I previously allowed them.

    I will be going through this comment thread and deleting all the abusive stuff.

    It is ok to post reviews of stores and be crtitical and stores have the right to tell their side of the story. But I will not allow abuse comments. I have already deleted the latest comments submitted.

  121. Abdulaziz Says:

    it is about time that you do something about it. I have called your number in Jordan to report this non sence abuse towards my reputation. I thank you personnaly for taking this matter seriously.
    Abdulaziz http://www.internationalcartoonclub.com

  122. Abdulaziz Says:

    please revise everything because there is still some non-sence issues need to be cleared. I do have the phone number of the owner of this website through the webhost data base and the ISP company, I will contact both today to see what they can do about these issues of ruin my reputation.

  123. Humeid Says:

    Abdulaziz,

    No need to call me. Just leave me a comment here and mark it ‘private message, do not publish’.

    On the other hand, I think you had a fair chance to defend your site here. I am only removing direct abusive words. But if someone has a negative review of any seller, posting it here is their right (as long as they don’t abuse peope or use racist language).

    Some of your replies have also been harsh and people have written to me complaining about this.

    So please everyone: the original post was about celebrating this whole ‘cartoon’ culture. We had so many people share their memories and experiences here. So let’s keep it clean and fun.

  124. yahala Says:

    {edited}Humeid pal keep it up and its a great blog… I love it and appreciate the posts you add and enjoy the feedback from others too.

    I will not post any more comments about this matter… lets move on.

    love all

  125. jamal Says:

    My favorit cartoon out of all was and still is sindibad. I think its the stories and the arabic costom they had.

    Not to say that Grendizer was not great. Loved all the cartoons back then but sindibad was the one I can keep watching over and over.

    Now my kids watch some of them on dvds and arabic tv spacialy dubai tv.

    I wish I know how to creat cartoons and I would make the same cartoons over again but with new episodes :-) . A dream… may be :-)

  126. hakam Says:

    is it true that adnan wa lina is astory of jews? I was reading on it on one of the blogs and it was saying somthing about jews taking over the world and the messiah ( lina’s father or uncle I think).

    Just wanted to discus it.. you know how rumers start.. like tom and jerry was about arabs(tom) and Jerry(Jews) … I don’t know how far we can translate every show to whatever we think it is… but does it have any truth to it????

    what do you think?

  127. Mishari Says:

    Salam Mr.Humeid, thanks for the great post. …To be honest I was not searching for any Grendizer material or websites when I stumbled into this blog, but it has certainly caught my attention.

    I too am still a big fan of UFO Robot Grendizer….and I have quite a collection including all 74 episodes on AVI (so so quality) plus two posters that I had framed, some collectible deicast figures and even completed models of Maria Fleed and Grendizer. It is great to read what other Grendizer fans write about memories of the series and old dubbed animes as well. I hope everyone the best and take a look at my website if you have the time…it is not Grendizer related directly, but I will soon be posting a Grendizer model in it.

  128. khamis Says:

    whats the website?

  129. Mishari Says:

    My website is gtmworkshop.org, you can find it by clicking on my name.

  130. Humeid Says:

    I cleaned up the language of this site. I also added EDITOR’s NOTES, on the comment that contain accusations of fraud and scamming, that such accusations were not verified by us and that the comments posted here are the responsibility of those people posting them.

    If yo want to post new reviews please use polite language.

    I reserve the right to edit/delete any comments that don’t conform to the standards I havew set.

  131. qasim Says:

    Tom Sayer توم سوير is now available on http://www.UniversalCartoons.com , Very much fun I loved it

  132. Ahmad Says:

    Hi all!!
    During the year 1986 I still remeber watching cartoon everyday at 10 am, ………….I was living those days in UAE with my father and my ant with her two dghters ,who were both eldert than me , during that year, I couldn’t join the regular school (el sabaa7e), coz i was 7 yrs old ( already one year older than the requred age for first yr class…..so istead i was in an afternoon school) so I used to spend whole the moring hours alone,….I still rember how hard those days were, and I still remeber how I was missing my mother and my brothers, sisters…and our home and country…specially I couldn’t have as much friend as I had there in my country
    Oh God!!!!
    I still remeber hidi……, tonight I was about to cry when I heard for the first time from that year, the opening of hidi,
    Guys see this site all the songs you want is for free…
    http://www.arabicmusic.ws/anime_cartoons.htm

  133. mogammad Says:

    hi all. i’m from south africa, does any1 know where i can download or get all the force five movies. grandizer, danguard ace, star vengers,etc. pls mail me

  134. mohamme kaleemi Says:

    hi guys, thanks for taking me back to my childhood days, i am in india, hyderabad, can anyone help me find these cartoons
    grandizer, bashar, adnan wa lina, bionic-six (english)…..even if you give me the download link that would be fine or else tell me the place to buy……………….thanks..

  135. Akaki Says:

    I was born in 1991 but know Grendizer very well as one of Georgian TV companies Rustavi2 was showing it in my childhood in 1999-2000 . I loved it very much, and now am willing to get its epizodes.

  136. morninghope Says:

    I live in lebanon and i’ve bought JANGAR on 3 dvds for only 7$!
    AMAZING

  137. jmachinder Says:

    Does anyone know about toys that were released for Grendizer in Arabic countries. I know many toys were released in Japan, but I’m curious about toys with Arabic packaging. Specifically, does anyone know about 24 inch tall plastic toys released in Arab countries?

  138. jasim Says:

    check this out:

    http://www.arabrank.org/out.php?id=azaghab

  139. Ahmad Says:

    Hi again!
    It’s realy wonderful how so many ppl from diffrent countries shares the same wonderful memories…i just wounder if internite can bring me the old friends of schooldays, the way it enabled me to listen the music of my childhood days and even downlaoding episodes of cartoons like adnaan wa lena..etc, which i oneday tot it is only still exists in my memories….
    Anyway, anyone knows any website for findingback the school flowers…i realy like to hear about them.
    Email:

  140. Hussein Says:

    This message is for morninghope
    I live also in lebanon
    in what country do you live?

  141. Ali Elassad Says:

    iwould like every one to be so devoted to his belongins

  142. anime_bombastic Says:

    Hello Everyone
    Iam a Grendizer Fan myself and i would like to know that if there is any one of you who has the original tapes of grendizer in arabic?
    I mean the original tapes who were aired in the 80′s maybe in Tele Liban or In Sudia Arabia First Channel. So If anyone knows please inform me!!You can send me an email :digitalhero100@hotmail.com
    Please This is important

  143. jihad Says:

    can u sen me free sidibad series ,all ?

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  145. anime_bombastic Says:

    Hello Everyone
    Iam a Grendizer Fan myself and i would like to know that if there is any one of you who has the original tapes of grendizer in arabic?
    I mean the original tapes who were aired in the 80’s maybe in Tele Liban or In Sudia Arabia First Channel. So If anyone knows please inform me!!You can send me an email :digitalhero100@hotmail.com
    Please This is important.
    Note: To be clear more, check this url:
    http://www.mexat.com/vb/showthread.php?t=216576

  146. Abdulaziz Says:

    hello everyone, right now I have upload my website and I’m still working hard on updating the other pages.
    you can see all the DVDs and Toys that are offered for sale and also you will see a pack of cigarettes to show and give the reader and viewer a simple idea of the size of each toy.
    thank you all and happy new year 2007

  147. Marie Says:

    It’s cute to see you all share these memories. It’s also sad to see how much of us were unfortunately brainwashed by all these cartoons. (No offense intended)
    Check out this cool site Arabic4US.com

  148. tony Says:

    hi i’m tony i live in lebanon and i’m searching for jongar in arabic on dvd format the whole episodes,so if anybody have them pls contact me ,or send me an e_mail thanks

  149. Sally Says:

    Hello
    Im in Dubai right now and i want to know where can i buy Grendizer DVD Series?thanks in advance.

  150. ahmed adly Says:

    Oh the memories. Being half english half egyptian, now in london, and growing up in Dubai in the 80′s these shows were great. I’ve just bought the grendizer and alrajul al hadidi on DVD. I am madly looking for starlazers Yamato in arabic on DVD. proving to be very difficult. If anyone has any ideas please let me know.

    Thanks
    Ahmed

  151. Nayef Says:

    I lived through these days when GRendizer was my hero (still is). If anybody is interested I have all 72 episodes contact me if you want

  152. ismael adebayo Says:

    The other day I had one of the strangest business meeting. Stuck in a typical Ramadan traffic jam in Amman, I arrived 20 minutes late for my appointment at my client’s office. But instead of rushing to see my presentation, the two partners in the firm were interested in something totally different.

  153. Habib Harran Says:

    I am 29 years old, i lived in Saudi Arabia, now living and working in Lebanon as I am Lebanese. Watching this great series, I still have some episodes on the Sony Betamax tape and i do not know how to copy them on DVD, they are starting to get spoiled. I never thought i would find sites about all the International Cartoons, I would surely do my best to get them as soon as i get the money so i would also let my children experience the beauty of it. the memories of me watching never fade away. recently i was checking to see if i could find a theme to use as a ring tone.

  154. teona tbilisi Says:

    weri,weri,weri gut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  155. vincent bate Says:

    hi i’m vincent from the philippines. it was a joy stumbling upon a site where fond memories of my childhood days came to life once more. i’ve been a fan of grendizer ever since it hit the t.v. screen.
    i’m joining the thread hoping that i get some attention. i saw a trailer (youtube)…it was so amazing…the works and everything! my joy not just doubled…but a hundredfolds more! the thing now is…does anybody out there has a copy of the full movie in any format? may it be vcd, dvd or vhs? i’m calling on to all the grendizer fans out there…hope somebody hears me….thanks and more power to this site!

  156. jamal Says:

    i was a big fan of grandizer & adnan and lina ,i will apreciate
    any body to get me a copy
    my email is :djamel@vodamail.co.za

  157. Francis Says:

    Hi,

    I’m trying to get hold of the cartoon series ‘Sally’, which was aired on MBC. I ordered it from arabiccartoons.net four weeks ago (sent off on July 16)but still waiting… Has anyone ordered from there recently? I haven’t had any replies from there lately and am getting worried…

  158. Cyrus Says:

    Here we are again.. all 80′s kids who used to go through almost anything to see Grendizer. Just right now..I’m writing my Doctorate thesis and after hours of torturing myself the best fun was still looking for Gredizer on line!! I lived in sout Iran during the Iran-Iraq war and despite absolute restriction by Islamic hardliner to watch just people going to die!! we had a privilege to have access to Arab TV channels and have some fun. I bought the whole series in DVD from ebay and I’m so looking forward to see my fav. cartoon and introduce it to my little boy. An guess what I bought it in arabic despite my rusty Arabic language just to maximize its fun exactly the way that things were.

    Cyrus UK

  159. Rola Says:

    Salam All, I found this site http://www.AljazeeraKids.com for Arabic Cartoons and Anime. The have great old arabic cartoons of the 80s like grendizer bambo Adnan Wa Lina aka Future Boy Conan Ramiya Moltahiba Rami Sayyad Saghir Rihlat Annaba Zina Wa Nahool aka The Adventures of Maya The Bee Robin Hood Lady Lady aka Gwendoline Lady Oscar aka Roses Of Versailles Sally aka Princess Sarah Ghawassa Zarka aka thundersub, Blue Noah, Ushu Kubo Blue Noah Batal Khomassi aka Kombattler V.

    I got iftah ya simsim from them and it was perfect.

  160. Grandizer-MazingerLover Says:

    hey man . i’m one of Grandizer admirers not only grandizer but Mazinger Z also . i’m crazy about these series and have effected many searches on internet just to get Grandizer and Mazinger Songs . wallahi till now when i listen to such music i feel full of power . and sure i will give my little son the chance to know these mighty Robots . hey for all Mazinger and Grandizer Fans . please check the following link on you tube . it’s include a Mazinger Song ( IT”S WONDERFULL WITH ALL THE MEANING OF THE WORLD . IT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE A GLADIATOR :)

    youtube.com/watch?v=7l2_NNoUAOY&feature=related

    enjoyy :)

    Grandizer and Mazinger Lover

  161. GrandiZer Says:

    It’s funny how this series has made such an impact on so many people. As a kid growing up in the 80′s in the US we only got to see 26 episodes, but it still made such a lasting impression.

    Grandizer-MazingerLover, thanks for the use of my URL as “your” website I think. Made me go look at it and realize that 5 years have gone by and I REALLY need to do something better with it.

    “Grandizer GO!”

  162. Emma Laris Says:

    The best website for buying cartoons and is very trustworthy. I used it myself several times and truly recommend it.

  163. Don Says:

    I used to watch this show when I was a kid living in Quebec, Canada in french named, “Goldorak”.

    I always thought that Grendizer was a European phenomena. Nice to hear that if I ever meet a middle eastern my age that he may know the show.

    Makes the world so much smaller. ;-)

  164. hassan Says:

    which one was the cartoon where the kid ran and jumped into this chute like thing and then floated in the air while transforming into his suit then jumping into his robot, mazinger or grendizer?

    shukran

  165. Icbahl Says:

    Yeah but Wassim edits out scenes that he doesn’t like.
    ‘Sexual’ scenes (including what? a hint of cleavage???)
    and ‘religious’ scenes…(someone wearing a Crucifix????)
    If only Hong Kong, or Japan would release these shows
    (Grandizer, Starvengers/Getter RoboG, Danguard Ace, Gaiking)
    with Subtitles (and other 1970′s audio track options!) but without
    Wassim’s ‘thought police’ edits.

    I don’t believe in wearing religious jewelry either, but people wearing religious jewelry is a part of this world. I don’t think they should be ‘edited out’ just because they believe different than me. I don’t think art should be edited by a ‘thought police’.
    If Wassim doesn’t think so, what’s he doing living in a country with ‘freedom of religion’ like Canada.
    Hitler lost, Wassim.

  166. GOLF Says:

    hi man, i am 24 years old and i have littel daughter. but when grendizer shows on tv or accdently see it. i transform to kid. i can not resist it man. it is the best show ever. peace out.

  167. GOLF Says:

    by the way could any body show the way to GRENDIZER FAN WE SITE. also i need the original japanease song. peace out

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  169. ABEED Says:

    Although I was a fan of grandizer and jonger I really liked another cartoon called sasooki a small magician with his friend jumbo .I never got tosee all the episodes but the ones that I saw were great

  170. ABEED Says:

    What the author of the post says is true,compared to he cartoons of the 70s and the 80s like grandizer, jonger, sasooki ,abtaal al malaib(UNUSUAL WAYS OF SCORING GOALS) the cartoons that we have now (courage the cowardly dog and sakura)dont measure up to much.No wonder his son is hooked I was too

  171. KLB Says:

    My favoriate cartoon figure was Do La A Mung!The most common thing my little neighbours and I did was sitting and watching the cartoons together of that robot cat;-)I believe that having a job of creating cartoons can be the most wonderful things in the world!haha

  172. sami Says:

    hi if I wanted to contact the person in charge for this site how can I contact him ? it is urgent
    thanks

  173. bleak46n2 Says:

    hey…
    i have all the episodes 1-74 on me…
    they are in arabic …
    any idea as to where i could find subtitles in english for these episodes?!?!…

  174. Hakeema Says:

    Its great to see all the different comments / opinions and memories on this site. I remembered Mazinger and Grendizer from Egypt in the 90s. Both series are available from BestArabic.com and from another company called Cosmoarabia which is in Canada,which also has Arabic cartoons plus Arabic tv shows and movies.

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