Review: Netflix Voltron



For millennia, the evil Galra Empire has plagued the universe by conquering planets and destroying their inhabitants. The only known threat to the empire’s power and plans is the legendary “Defender of the Universe” Voltron, a 100 meter tall robot warrior composed of five lion mechas whose pilots are known as the Paladins. At the crux of the war that ended with the destruction of planet Altea, Voltron was separated by King Alfor of Altea in order to protect Voltron from falling into the Galran Emperor Zarkon’s possession. King Alfor bonded the five lion’s energies to his daughter Allura’s life force and sent them across the universe to different locations until the time for the next generation of Paladins to appear and pilot Voltron arrived. Princess Allura, her retainer Coran, and the Altean Castle of Lions were hidden on planet Arus along with the Black Lion. In the present, the Galra Empire’s path of conquest and search for Voltron has led them to Earth’s solar system. A group of space pilots – Shiro, Keith, Lance, Pidge, and Hunk – discover the Blue Lion and immediately get swept up into the Galran War. They meet Princess Allura, become the next Paladins, and reunite the five lions to form Voltron and combat Emperor Zarkon’s nefarious schemes, with the hopes of ultimately defeating the entire Galra Empire.

General Information:

Based on: Beast King GoLion by Toei Animation,Voltron: Defender of the Universe by World Events Productions
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Mecha
No. of seasons: 1
No. of episodes: 11
Origin: United State, South Korea
Original Language: English
Original release: June 10, 2016



Volton was my favorite childhood anime. I was so excited when I heard about the remake. I just had to watch it. I noticed that the mecha design looked different. I also noticed that the team was lacking in female characters there were supposed to be 2 in the team now its just one. I can live with that. I loved the fact that they stayed true to the original series by always showing the voltron assembly scene. I also liked the fact that they kept the characters personality the same. Even though I don’t remember the black lion’s rider personality being this nice, I like the new Shiro. However there were major issues with the animation it self, like wrong frames and such.

Overall Rate: 6/10

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