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I am desperately trying to remember an anime I used to watch as a kid in the 80s.

It was about robots, I don't remember if the boy (the protagonist) could transform into a robot or he just was the pilot but the weird thing was that before starting the "robot action" a group of girls "prepared" this guy bathing and scrubbing him (the whole scene lasted a few seconds).

I am not totally sure but I think I remember that the boy looked more mature after the girls' treatment

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  • When Wataru Toki turns into Yattodetaman (superhero AND robot pilot), some girls from the future help him wear the super suit, unfortunately I don't remember if they bathed him and I can't find the full scene, only these shots: timebokanturnip.tumblr.com/post/135697495941/… If it rings a bell, I'll turn it into a full answer – Teem Porary Jun 18 '17 at 14:48
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    Hello, yes, it's that. I solved yesterday by myself and I forgot to edit here. Thanks anyway. Mine was a "false memory", there is no bath, just the girls helping him, and it happens just in one episode (44th), you can find the whole episode on youtube. thanks again – Guy78 Jun 19 '17 at 19:04
  • @Guy78 ok! I expanded the comment into a full answer, you can accept it if you like it! – Teem Porary Jun 19 '17 at 20:22
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(expanded from the comment)

It is Yattodetaman, one of the Time Bokan Series (see this other question).

When Wataru Toki turns into Yattodetaman (superhero AND robot pilot), some girls from the future help him wear the super suit. Wimpy and coward before the "treatment", he is definitely more "mature" (stronger and brave) after the transformation - this is also due to the hammer to the head, super food and super fast training. The whole transformation happens inside a time-slowing beam, so it takes only 3 seconds of "real time".

Yattodetaman transformation

As you said in the comment, part of the transformation is visible in episode 44, but the very first episode in which the full transformation sequence appears is episode 29 (here in Italian):

The girls appear again in episode 40 (in which all characters play themselves on stage). In this case the girls undress him completely, but they don't bathe him, they just dress him as Yattodetaman.

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    I have seen plenty of odd and unusual cartoons/anime but this is ridiculous. I love it! – SDH Jun 19 '17 at 20:48

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