Voltron: Defender of the Universe is an animated television series about a team of human heroes with a common interest in flying and operating machinery (particularly robots). The storyline behind the show originated in Japan from two similar Japanese anime series (GoLion and Dairugger XV) and ran on American television from September 10, 1984 to November 10,1985.
The series was later edited for violence and dubbed into English by the television production and distribution company World Events Productions so is could air on American television.
The heroes of the show were an elite team of five young pilots who controlled giant robot lions in order to protect the planet. The robots also had the ability to join together and “Voltron” is the name given to the massive robot formed when each of the pilots linked their robot lions together.
The Voltron team fought against the evil King Zarkon from Planet Doom to save and preserve the planet Arus that was ruled by Princess Allura. Princess Allura would later join the elite robot team taking them to six members instead of five.