This project was created in collaboration of American and Korean animators. The series is a part of Voltron franchise based on the characters of 1980s cartoon. The premiere episode was broadcast on the 10th of June 2016 by Netflix. The series consists of 11 episodes of the first season. What about the second one?
Voltron is a huge robot created on the base of five lion mechas controlled by Paladins. The energies of lions are connected with life force of Allura – King Alfor’s daughter. He was the one who decided to send Voltron away from his planet in order to protect it from Galran Emperor Zarkon. Princess Allura connected with five lions’ forces lives hidden on planet Arus. Now, a group of five teenagers from earth, a new generation of Paladins, has to unite their forces in order to form Valtron again and protect the Universe from King Zarkon evil forces with the help of princess Allura.
Main Characters and Voice Cast
- Josh Keaton shares his voice with Shiro. He’s the Black Paladin, controlling the Black Lion. He is also a Guardian Spirit of Sky. He is the main one in the team, a leader that is always calm and self-controlled. He has received a special weapon while being captured by the Galra Empire – he can use his right arm as weapon. The Black Lion is Voltron’s head and torso.
- Steven Yeun voices Keith. Keith is the Red Paladin controlling the Red Lion that works as the right arm of Voltron. He’s the Guardian Spirit of Fire. He is an orphan that got used to doing everything on his own. He’s a sullen and gloomy loner with his personal temperament. He spends his free time practicing for the future battles. His bayard can become a double edged sword.
- Jeremy Shada acts as Lance. He’s the Blue Paladin controlling the Blue Lion that is Voltron’s right leg. He’s the Guardian Spirit of Water. He’s self-confident, stubborn and cocky. He’s also sure he’s liked by ladies. Has constant arguments with Keith but manages to always stay effective in teamwork. His bayard becomes a rifle.
- Bex Taylor-Klaus shares the voice with Pidge Gunderson. Pidge is the Green Paladin and the one who controls the Green Lion being Voltron’s left arm. She’s also the Guardian Spirit of Forest. She pretend to be a boy. Her aim is to get to know anything about the disappearance of her father and brother. She’s best in technical issues being a real genius. She’s smart enough to modify her green lion. Her bayard becomes a blade and a grappling hook.
- Tyler Labine voices Hunk who is the Yellow Paladin controlling the Yellow Lion forming Voltron’s left leg. He’s got a great appetite and looks really large. This gentle and caring giant works as the emotional heart of the team. He manages to smooth the conflicts and create peaceful atmosphere. His bayard becomes an energy cannon.
- Kimberly Brooks voices Princess Allura. Her responsibility is to control the Castle of Lions. She’s the one who sends the defenders on their missions. Her aim is to finish her father’s old battle with Zarkon and finally set the universe free. She’s gentle and lovable.
The second season has been officially confirmed by Dreamworks and the premiere is scheduled for the end of 2016.
Update: Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 2 Release Date Changed
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As you can see, it’s almost the end of 2016 but the long awaited season is yet to appear. That is indeed so. The reason is, the release date has been delayed. Now, the season’s release is scheduled for January 20, 2017. That is almost a month away.
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