Meet the cast of Tatsunoko vs Capcom

First appeared: Golden Warrior Gold Lightan

Giant robots are a dime a dozen in anime, even if they can transform. But what about a giant robot who somehow shrinks down to the size of a cigarette lighter? That’s how Gold Lightan normally gets around as he hides in the pocket of school boy Hiro, though once danger strikes he leaps out and becomes over 30 meters tall. He and his team of Lightan warriors fight the monster of the week, and Gold Lightan usually finishes them off by stabbing their chests with his freaking hand and crushing their heart. In the below opening theme, watch as he jabs his hand through some robot’s head. That is one hardcore gold motherf***er.

Henry Gilbert

Henry Gilbert is a former GamesRadar+ Editor, having spent seven years at the site helping to navigate our readers through the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation. Henry is now following another passion of his besides video games, working as the producer and podcast cohost of the popular Talking Simpsons and What a Cartoon podcasts.