I remember watching this show around 20 years ago, likely on a children's cartoon channel (probably Cartoon Network, Toonami or Fox Kids) so it could well be a 90s cartoon or a re-run. Don't remember much of the story other than they would break out this giant robot to fight crime or whatever the disaster of the day was. I remember the robot itself being pretty bland compared to other anime styles but still quite cool and sleek and could fly using rockets in its feet. It was all black from what I can remember and looked very much like someone from a SWAT team or the police (possibly with a visor). Haven't been able to place the show whatsoever and it's really nagging at me...

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    Hi, welcome to SF&F! Please check out the guidelines for a story-id question and for an anime-id question to see if there are any other details they can help you recall.
    – DavidW
    May 31, 2019 at 3:52
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    Was the robot formed of smaller robots combined together? May 31, 2019 at 8:27
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    It was a single giant robot. No smaller parts. It might not have had people in it at all actually. Might have been remote controlled May 31, 2019 at 17:30
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    Megas XLR immediately comes to mind. Also, The Big O was on Toonami and had a black mecha. May 31, 2019 at 23:31
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    I remember Megas XLR well! :) But not it sadly, this one wasn't as "out there". It was more toned down for sure. Japanese style as opposed to American style robot cartoons Jun 1, 2019 at 0:04

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Gigantor the space age robot? I know it had a sequel to the old sixties series. It was used as a 'guardian of the peace' and had rockets to fly with


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YouTube link to the sequel series, possibly what you viewed, he can be seen flying about five seconds into the intro

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    YES!!!! That's the one! ...it seems so cheesy looking at it now. Thank you! Jun 27, 2019 at 16:51

Perhaps its the Patlabor series?

It fits the data of being a robot/mecha to fight crime or disasters.

It does not fit in the fact this carry a people inside (but can be remote controlled) and as far as I remember it cant fly.

  • @DannyMcG, it may be, but GroomedGorrila, does not mention if the animation is that old.
    – riccs_0x
    Jun 22, 2019 at 18:15
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    The other aspect of Patlabor that stuck with me were the huge revolver cartridges being ejected after shooting.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Jun 22, 2019 at 19:22
  • @FuzzyBoots Do you image the weight of the full rounds?
    – riccs_0x
    Jun 22, 2019 at 20:09

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