Robo Crosser (cancelled anime series; 2004-2008)

Robo Crosser
TIAF 2008 display.
TIAF 2008 display.
Status Lost

Robo Crosser was a planned anime series from Telecom Animation Film and Disney's Jetix division. The series was formally announced at the 2008 Tokyo International Anime Fair with the intended broadcast window being spring 2009. According to reports, the series would've told the story of "a 12-year-old boy and his unicycle robot who are trying to win a motorbike race."[1] At the fair, a fully animated trailer was presented to the public.[2] Shortly after, the series was silently cancelled for unknown reasons.

Plans for Robo Crosser date back to at least 2004, when Telecom shared storyboards for the first three episodes of the series on their website. At the time, the company projected the series to run for 26 episodes. [3] The page has since gone offline and the storyboards weren't properly archived.[4]


  • Planning/Production: Jetix[5]
  • Animation Production: Telecom Animation Film[5]
  • Script: Koichi Mashima (episode 1), Yukada Yuka (episode 2-3)[4]
  • Storyboards: Toshihiko Masuda (episode 1), Nobuo Tomizawa (episode 2), Yuichiro Yano (episode 3)[4]



  1. Jetix, Telecom's Robo Crosser to Launch in Spring 2009 Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  2. Anime Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  3. Misc Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 WEBCONTE TOP Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 TVA「ROBO CROSSER」2009年春より放映開始予定! Retrieved November 1, 2017.



Anonymous user #1

1 months ago
Score 1++
This sounds like it would've been a good anime. Too bad that it's lost....


1 months ago
Score 0++
My guess is that it has to do with the closure of Toon Disney and Jetix/Jetix Europe divisions since it happened around that time. DIsney wasn't interested with it. and they made it Disney XD for almost everywhere. At that time, Disney XD was focused with "for a boys/live action audience" unlike now.
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