The Knights of the Multiverse is a fan-made series crossing over cartoons and anime from all sorts of such as Steven Universe, Regular Show, Star Vs the Forces of Evil, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, Sailor Moon, Mazinger Z, Getter Robo, various Gundam and Transformers shows, and numerous others. A mix between action/adventure/fantasy/comedy/mecha genres, it contains one 13 episode mini-series and three seasons.
A collection of short animations showcasing all the characters in the series, with each character introduced in each presiding season being added into each new segment.
A short film showcasing a small battle between the Crystal Knights and the Dark Gundam from G Gundam.
The original 13 episodes detailing the origin of the Crystal Knights, and their attempts to defend their homes against the threat of The Black Moon Clan and Unicron. Also features guest appearances from the Justice League.
|Episode Title||Ep #||Synopsis|
|A Strange Twist of Fate! The Meeting of the Warriors!||1||Fourteen strangers find themselves in a mysterious forest and are confronted by mysterious droids, before they learn of a madman named Ross who plots to destroy all of space and time.|
|More Questions! Enter the League!||2||Tetsuya Tsurugi & Great Mazinger appear and suddenly attacks Starscream, but before the others can explain the situation, they fall through another portal where they encounter the Justice League.|
|Untitled Mazinger/Getter Earth Episode||4||TBA|
|Untitled Homeworld Episode||6||TBA|
|Untitled Mewni Episode||7||TBA|
|Stop the Black Moon Clan! Neo Sailor Moon!||12||TBA|
|The Final Blow! All-Out Assault on Unicron!||13|
This season introduces the main format for the series, with episode lengths interchanging between two 11 minute segments or a full 22 minutes. Each episode involves the Knights either having mini-adventures around a city, traveling to some other Earth to assist another hero(es) or just having misadventures on Earth. This season also introduced many important themes and characters, such as the team's first oppositional force, L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N., team-ups with Guy Shishioh, Future Ryoma, Gene Starwind, appearances from Tom Lucitor and another from the Diamonds, and adds a MASSIVE amount of new characters to the roster (for the full list, visit Season 1's main page). This season also has the longest length, with 49 episodes.
|Episode Title||Ep #||Synopsis|
|The Crystal Knights||1||Three months after Unicron's destruction, dozens of new faces have joined the Crystal Knights in their crusade to help anyone lost in the vast multiverse. Now, they're out to investigate another new dimensional rift along with reports of a mysterious Super Robot.|
|Untitled Energer Z Episode||3||A giant robot that looks like Mazinger Z starts causing huge amounts of confusion and destruction.|
|TBA||4||A giant robot abducts Usagi, and as the team rushes to rescue her, they stumble across a huge fleet of strange battleships|
|The Chronicles of Meap: Meap Me in St. Louis||5||While visiting Danville, Mitch returns for one last round. Meanwhile, Candace is having trouble keeping her secret new "job" with the Knights from her mother.|
|The Isle of Monsters||6||After a failed teleportation spell, Usagi and Star teleport to the dangerous Monster Island, so the rest of the Knights set out on a rescue mission. Don't be fooled, though. In a place like Monster Island, you need to keep your wits about you at all times if you want to make it out alive.|
|Baldios, Charge Up!||7||The team heads to an EDC base to pick up the finally completed Baldios from Marin's space craft. But suddenly, the same time though, a new opponent, DaiRugger XV, attacks the base, and the Knights are quick to join the defense.|
|Orguss||8||Wanting to be of more help, Mohm starts constructing her own fighting robot. It's not working as well as she hoped.|
|An Unexpected Hand||9b||While training to get used to her new role as a fighter, Lorelai receives some advice from an expected friend.|
|Hell on Wheels||TBA||What started out as a simple day with Sunset teaching Usagi how to ride a bike turns into a high-speed chase through a apocalyptic-like future Detroit
(features cameo from Motorcity)
|Infiltration!||10a||In her first real solo mission, Usagi is tasked with disabling some kind of fortress codenamed the Adzam. While there, she meets Nyoka, the kind-hearted daughter of the head scientist of the base.|
|Taking the Hand||9b||Lorelai finally decides to visit Kazuya's home for some training, unaware that she's being tracked by another one of L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N.'s creations.|
|Fly Away, Space Cowboy||9||A group of... interesting bounty hunters appear to try and take the Knights down for a bounty of 113 Wu-Longs (whatever that means).|
|Untitled Asuka Episode||10||To try and prove herself, Asuka takes off on her own to battle an army of L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. robots.|
|Untitled Asuka & Noriko Episode||11||Untitled episode that establishes Noriko and Asuka's friendship.|
|Untitled Daioja Episode||12||TBA|
|The Funhouse||13||After one of their teammate's is kidnapped by one of L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N.'s goons, the Knights track her down to some kind of hideout, only to be trapped inside of a maze of death traps.|
|The Elusive Ninja Robot, Tobikage||14||L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N.'s newest robot, a ninja-bot named Tobikage, tries to infiltrate Crystal HQ and eliminate Shizuka.|
|Untitled Multi-Dimension Episode||16b||Untitled episode where Usagi and Asuka fall through a portal to a very strange world.|
|Race Against the Clock! Hiroshi Shiba Rides Again!||16||The team try to go to a race to visit their old friend Hiroshi Shiba, but he's soon caught up in the middle of another cross-dimensional adventure.|
|Bax Against the Wall||17||Hiroshi, Koji, Tetsuya, Ryoma and Hayato are challenged to a motorcycle race/duel with the Space Bikers with new bikes given to them by L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N..|
|Build Up!||21||Hiroshi takes up arms as Daimos once more to do battle with L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N.'s newest super robots, Ga-Keen and Gaiking.|
|Battle Turn!||20||L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N.'s newest bots are out for blood and oil as they challenge Kazuya & Daimos to a 2-on-1 match.|
|Going Twice as High||22||Dr. Astro decides to throw his hat into the "World Domination" ring with an array of Space Lasers aimed at numerous sites. After a failed attempt by the mech pilot Knights, even getting Tidal Wave extremely damaged, an unexpected hero arrives to help whip the Knights into shape.|
|Christmas Special||25||Untitled episode where either:
A) The Knights have to stop some kind of L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. plan to ruin Christmas for everyone (because evil)
or B) Some other kind of outside force crash lands to ruin the holidays.
|TBA||26||In this two-parter mid-season finale, the Knights stumble across another team of heroes that came from different parts of the Multiverse.|
|TBA||27||As the Knights continue to work alongside this new team, they begin to question their own means of fighting evildoers.|
|The Crossroads of Destiny!||28||Several Crystal Knights fall through a portal to an almost utopian-like 2050, but after a portal malfunction, they wind up in an apocalyptic future world ruled by three androids powered by Getter Rays created by L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. that took control of all the world's robots in a revolution. Features camoes from Getter Robo Go and Mirai Robo Daltanius.|
|X-Marks the Spot||29||While the events of the previous episode occur, several Knights catch word that a pair of L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. goons are trying to reach an unexplored island to find both lost treasure and a powerful, ancient Mycenae robot. So, the race is on to reach the island first.|
|The Three-Headed Titan Rises from His Grave! The Return of the Brave Hero!||30||In their latest scheme, L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. does the unthinkable: using robotic enhancements, he revives on the world's greatest evils, King Ghidorah. With no other choice, the Knights must call upon the final, and arguably most powerful, member of ARC, Akira Hibiki and the mighty Raideen.|
|The Enormous Genbu! ARC, Reunited at Last!||31||When L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. unleashes its latest weapon, the Genbu, it serves as the perfect "sparing partner" for the official reunion of the Allied Robot Corps.|
|Attack on the School||32a||L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. sends multiple androids to Canterlot High to target the Crystal Knights' younger members. Meanwhile, a mysterious woman in a strange outfit begins following Ruri around.|
|Untitled Egyptian Episode||34||Untitled episode where the team goes to the Egyptian Pyramids.|
|The Bizarre Battle Fleet||37||The Knights get caught in a battle with a fleet of motorcycle-type battleships.|
|Untitled Arctic Episode||41||Untitled episode where the Knights need to stop a L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. scheme going on in the arctic mountains.|
|Untitled Sigma Episode||42||Untitled episode where Sigma reveals herself.|
|Untitled Groizer X Episode||47||L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. distracts the rest of the Crystal Knights by sending bomber-type mechas while Sigma and two new cronies, Blade and Orgun, to capture Atros.|
|High-Stakes Rescue! Raid on L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. HQ!||48||The Crystal Knights find the location of L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N.'s hideout and launch a full-scale assault to rescue Shizuka. However, a majority of the team is kept outside by another of their mechas: God Mars. And insult to injury, its pilot is Pacifica's father Preston, finally back to settle the score.|
|Aim for the Top! L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N.'s Last Stand!||49||After rescuing Atros, L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. reveals its final trump card: Gigantis, an immensely tall robot with deadly strength and firepower. The Crystal Knights must put together all of their strength in a last bid to stop the evil organization once and for all.|
|Episode Title||Ep #||Synopsis|
|Shattered Glass Part 1||1||In this season premiere two-part special, The Knights find themselves on a strange planet with messed up locations, and a strange new enemy that controls it.|
|Shattered Glass Part 2||2||The Knights must destroy Warworld before more innocent people die to their twisted games.|
|Untitled Tom Episode 1||3a||TBA|
|The Five Shooting Stars||4||Five mysterious objects appear on Earth, with at least one of them being confirmed as a Gundam. Along with a strange new student attending Canterlot High, the questions just keep racking up of whether or not there's the possiblility of a new threat.|
|Five Gundams Confirmed||5||After the Knights capture Duo Maxwell and Heero Yuy to question them on their mission, another group must deal with a sudden attack by Gundams Heavyarms and Sandrock.|
|TBA||7||A squadron of OZ soldiers attack catches the Knights off-guard during a birthday party, as Duo must decide where his loyalties should lie.|
|Third Impact||13||In this extended episode, the Knights travel to the Evangelion's earth to fight off OZ once more. But after they push back their forces, the group are roped into protecting NERV's staff and stopping Third Impact. (Adapts part of "End of Evangelion")|
|Untitled Rei Episode 1||14||Untitled episode where Rei tries to adjust to life in Crystal Headquarters, as well as Asuka's attempts to reconcile with her.|
|Untitled Rei Episode 2||15||Untitled episode where Rei gets her Getter.|
|Untitled Romefeller Invasion Episode||37||Romefeller finally launches a full-scale assault on Earth Prime to "teach the Crystal Knights a lesson". In the middle of the carnage, Ryoma is injured in battle, and Michiru reveals plans for something that could turn the tide of the battle: Shin Getter Robo.|
|Awaken, Shin Getter Robo!||46||As Shin Getter Robo is finally nearing completion, Romefeller launches an attack on Crystal Headquarters. The rest of the Knights must hold off the Mobile Doll forces while Shin Getter awakens.|
|You (Can) Advance||47||Episode that concludes Asuka's character arc for the season.|
|Episode Title||Episode #||Synopsis|
|The Battle for Mewni Part 1||1||After Star's sudden departure for Mewni, the Crystal Knights decide to follow her and assist in whatever problem Mewni is facing. Meanwhile, Star and Moon try to stay alive in the Mewman wilderness as a small group of Knights find her.|
|The Battle for Mewni Part 2||2|
|The Battle for Mewni Part 3||3|
|The Guild of the Multiverse||4|
|The Getter Army! A New Mazinger?||5||Thrust's Guild unleashes their new weapon, an army of Getter Robo G clones. Mazinger Z is captured and Koji is lost in battle, but as the Getter Army advances on Crystal Headquarters, a strange new "ally" arrives.|
|A God or a Devil? Mazinkaiser's True Power!||6|
Episode Structure Edit
Most of the episodes in the preceding three seasons that go for 22 minutes follow a sort of three-act structure that goes as follows:
Before the title sequences, a prologue starts the episode that does one of three things:
- plays a flashback to establish an event that'll be important to the episode's proceedings, like to show how two characters met or how they joined the Knights,
- a scene of the villain's new weapon attacking/destroying something (usually a small town or a factory or something),
- establishes the episode's main plot either through the characters having a conversation or something nearly falling on their heads.
Act One Edit
An establishment of the ,and the episode's monster/robot/super weapon-of-the-week introduced, usually beating up the Knights to build up how strong it is.
Act Two Edit
The big battle scene and resolution of the episode's main conflict.
Most episodes also have two plots going on, with the A plot focusing on one or more character's personal issues, and the B plot focusing on the giant robot battles.
Many of the stories are reimaginings of multiple episodes/story arcs from Steven Universe, Star vs The Forces of Evil, Sailor Moon (R, S, Super S & partially Stars from the original series as well as seasons 2 & 3 of Crystal), Transformers Energon, and multiple Getter Robo and Mazinger stories. Others serve as sequels (or midquels) to the original Mazinger Z (minus UFO Robo Grendizer) and Getter Robo series, G Gundam, Equestria Girls, Danny Phantom, and many of the other shows featured throughout the series.
The series is very heavily inspired by the Super RobotWars franchise, a series of video games that crossover dozens of giant robot anime, with how it takes multiple storylines and character arcs from different shows and combines them into a single narrative.
The series mostly focuses on action cartoons (or at least cartoons with a large focus on action) and action-based anime, and while there are certain comedic elements, the story tries to take story elements like character's psychological troubles and death scenes seriously. Some comedy-based shows do appear for at least a single episode, but none of the characters that appear join the main cast, so don't expect characters like SpongeBob SquarePants or Bugs Bunny to fight against Godzilla or something.
On the giant robot side of the series, for the mecha shows featured, each of the three seasons follow a trend similar to the three eras of the genre. In the mini-series, it was simply to throw in the big three predecessors of mechas (Mazinger, Getter and Gundam), with Transformers thrown into the mix for the fun of it, and Machine Robo for the fun of seeing Transformers & "Gobots" characters sharing the screen. For the proper three seasons, the first season takes inspiration from the Super Robot era (themes of love, compassion, friendship & courage, though does have a hints of real robots mixed in), the second themes from the Real Robot era (themes of war and loss, though still slight instances of Super Robot elements), and the third elements from the Fusion Era (a combination of elements from both genres).
Just to avoid confusion, everyone in the series is able to speak English, simply so that dialogue flows better.
The main idea behind the selection process for most of the cast is to pick characters that didn't get much screen time/development in their respective series (like Starscream, Dani and Melody), they have an interesting alternate universe concept (such as Pink Diamond's inclusion), or just to see how differently their stories would progress interacting the rest of the cast (such as Usagi and Star).
A common theme of the series, and the Crystal Knights team as a whole, is for second chances, for characters who've lost their way in life or are trying to make up for their previous actions to seek refuge and redemption.
For more information on the basics of the series, visit the following pages: