This article is about a/an episode in Choudenshi Bioman.

Our Friend, Bio Robo ((わが友バイオロボ Waga Tomo Baio Robo))  is the third episode of Choudenshi Bioman. In the Philippine English Dub, the title of the episode changed to "The Tale is Folly".


When Bio Robo becomes unexpectedly damaged during a battle with a Mecha-Gigan, Shirou tries to get a part needed for repair only to have the powerful Monster standing in his way.


The Bioman patrols the city, meanwhile Doctor Man tortures Farrah and Psygorn for failing to defeat the Bioman then sends Gorilla Canth to destroy the Bio Robo While performing routine maintenance on the Bio Robo (imagine the Biomen actually cleaning and washing the exterior of the robot!) Shingo accidentally leaves a wrench near some sensitive mechanism inside the Bio Robo. During a subsequent battle with the Mechagigan Gorilla Canth, the wrench jams an energy control circuit and the Bio Robo becomes helpless. Green2 tries to fix the damage but is hurt. The team is forced to retreat and hide the Bio Robo until it is repaired. Red1 gets the necessary parts from Peebo, but is cornered by Monster, of the big Three, and his lieutenant, the monster Zyuoh. The two are too strong for Red1 alone, and they use him as a ball to play catch! Red1 eventually uses his agility to escape, but passes out. A dog comes up to him and encourages him to go on, as Shiro discovers that he can speak to animals. With the help of various animals, Red1 finds a short cut to the Bio Robo. Meanwhile, Shingo recovers just in time to go help Red1. The team defeats Monster and Zyuoh just as Gorilla Canth finds the helpless Bio Robo. The circuit is replaced and Gorilla Canth is defeated. Doctor Man gets furious with Monster and Zyuoh and hits them with his electric stick as a punishment for failing him and agree to battle the Bioman.


Suit Actors


  • Viewership: 11.3%
  • Opening: The first shot of the opening, which originally shows a zoom-in to Red1's helmet circuitry prior to a team pose, is changed to the "Bio-Electron" shot with the five Biomen's helmets merging into Red1's prior to the same team pose.
  • A variation of the scene where the Biomen are washing the exterior of the Bio Robot appears in the first part of the closing sequence.

DVD releases

Bioman DVD Vol 1

Bioman Volume 1, DVD cover

Choudenshi Bioman Volume 1 features episodes 1-11. [1]


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