Genndy Tartakovsky has been nothing less than a gold mine to Cartoon Network. With classic shows under his belt like The Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Laboratory and the original Star Wars: Clone Wars ink & paint animated series. After viewing the premiere of Sym-Bionic Titan on September 17, I have no doubt that the Network has another hit on their hands. Sym-Bionic Titan airs Friday nights on Cartoon Network at 8PM as part of their Friday Night action block.
The planet Galaluna has fallen. In the last moments before defeat, the king sends his daughter Ilana to the distant planet Earth to preserve the planet’s principle of uniting the heart, body and mind as one. Protecting her are Corporal Lance of the royal elite guard and Octus (aka Newton), a cyborg of great intelligence who is not yet fully aware of his programming. The princess is far from helpless however because both she and Lance have power armor they can activate from their wristwatches. Octus is capable of altering his size, shape and appearance. The three combine to form Titan and battle the evil Mutraddi beasts that come to Earth to destroy them.
The premiere episode is your standard “here is our cast of characters” show and it delivers the only way Tartakovsky knows how: big. Our three heroes have to brave the trials and tribulations of high school in order to fit in to society and at the same time they have to protect their new home from the monsters that destroyed their real home. I look forward to watching this show develop. If you liked any of Tartakovsky’s past shows, or the classic mecha-based anime like Voltron or Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, you’ll enjoy this one as well. Don’t miss it.