Ideon Ep. 11: In Pursuit – The Ruined Planet


The Gataman Zan reaches the communication point with Harulu. Gije is willing to accept the blame for what has happened so far. Harulu’s ship, the Dorowa Zan, comes out of Null Space. Meanwhile Cosmo and Bento practice flying the Ideo-Delta on the planet Ruins Star. The Ideo-Buster also returns with pictures of the planet. Sheryl complains that the pictures are of ruins instead of any language for her to study. Cosmo and Kasha get upset with her. Gije and Damido meet with Harulu on the Dorowa Zan. She tells Gije to borrow the ship Gero Zan and return to Logo Dau (Solo) to research the Ide. Damido reports to Harulu about the Ide’s power as Gije departs. A portion of the Gataman Zan heads down to Ruins Star. Joliver works with Bes on the ship’s anti-matter engine. Joliver and Bes ask her about the Ide but Sheryl arrives and complains, telling them to listen to her instead. Karala explains how long ago a meteor hit the planet of the Buff Clan, which they found out came from the planet Logo Dau. She talks about the “fruit of the Ide.” On the deck, Cosmo finds the Buff Clan’s transmission device but doesn’t realize what it is. A Buff Clan craft is able to approach the Solo Ship when one of the crew members fall asleep. Cosmo destroys the small craft, which appears to be an observation unit with his knife. Karala says the Buff Clan must be nearby if they were using this device. Cosmo wonders if Karala is contacting the Buff Clan. Bes says he trusts her due to the help she’s given them. He wonders why the Buff Clan is observing them closer than they have before. Karala wonders if her sister is involved. On the Dorowa Zan Harulu watches the transmission from the destroyed unit. Harulu sends out a unit of troops, led by Guhaba Geba in his Heavy Mobile Mecha Zigg Mack. Damido tells Birasu that he thinks this is his last chance to get himself above Gije. The Zigg Mack waits, allowing a group of Gil Baus led by Damido to approach the Solo Ship.

The Buff Clan units attack the Solo Ship, which has trouble due to the absence of the Ideon. Harulu sends another unit, the Zlow Jick, out as well to the surprise of Guhaba. The Ideo-Delta, Ideo-Nova and Ideo-Buster meanwhile approach the Gataman Zan and attack it, taking the chance now while their forces are away. The Gil Baus arrive and fight back against the three Ideon units. Guhaba sends the Zlow Jick back to protect Harulu. He wonders why she isn’t giving him more responsibility. Karala tells Bes they should be careful of the Gataman Zan and Zlow Jick. Karala tells Joliver her sister is on the ship they are fighting, which he is surprised to hear. The three Ideon units continue to fight the Gil Baus until the docking sign appears and they combine. The Zigg Mack closes in to attack the Ideon. Damido plans to attack the Ideon while it duels the Zigg Mack in order to prove himself to Harulu. The Gil Baus are successful in launching their hooks into the Ideon’s eyes and sending through an electronic current. The Ideon is temporarily stunned, but manages to heavily damage Damido’s Gil Bau and punch the Zigg Mack. Harulu is shocked to see the “Giant God” punch like a human being. Harulu orders the Buff Clan forces to retreat. Cosmo is upset that they are always on the defensive. After the battle Kasha and Moera want to launch an attack on the Buff Clan, but Karala advises against it. Cosmo and Kasha wonder if they can trust her, especially with the Buff Clan so close. Everyone eases up on her however, even Sheryl. A heavily wounded Damido is upset at the effect the “Giant God” has had on his life. Guhaba reports to Harulu about the battle with the “Giant God.” Harulu wonders about them calling it “Ideon,” a word so close to “Ide.”


The show starts going in a new direction with this episode as Harulu becomes front and center the new primary antagonist and Gije and Damido shift more to the background. With Gije heading back to Solo and Damido heavily injured after the battle, we’ll being seeing a lot more of her for the time being. This episode introduces multiple new Buff Clan crafts, the Dorowa ZanGero Zan and Zlow Jick as well as a new character, Guhaba Geba. Karala continues to be suspected even after all the time she’s been with the Solo Ship due to the Buff Clan coming so close. Ironic that the true reason for the Buff Clan’s ability to be so close, the transmission device they left on the ship, has already been found twice and ignored by members of the ship’s crew.

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Ideon Info

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Toshifumi Takizawa (movie 2)

Sukehiro Tomita
Ken’ichi Matsuzaki
Yuuji Watanabe
Hiroyasu Yamaura
Arata Koga

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara

Character Designer:
Tomonori Kogawa

Musical Composer:
Koichi Sugiyama

39 episodes; 2 movies

Japan 05.08.1980 – 01.30.1981

Theatrical Release:
Japan 07.10.1982 – 08.10.1982


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