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Dennou Keisatsu Cybercop (電脳警察サイバーコップ, Dennō Keisatsu Saibākoppu, Computer Police Cybercops) is a Japanese tokusatsu TV series. First created in 1988 by Toho Enterprises, the show was an attempt to create a Tokusatsu series using the Super SentaiIcon-crosswiki.png motif, but the idea was dropped after the unaired episode 0. The show was broadcast on NTV and aired from October 2, 1988 to July 5, 1989.

Plot

In the year 1999, crime has overrun the city of Tokyo. Hopelessly outmanned and outgunned, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Force decides to set up a special task force to combat the dire situation. Codenamed “ZAC” (Zero-Section Armed Constable), this police department is designed for special missions and its members are known as "Cybercops". For this cause, the police scientists developed the "Bit Suits", three high-powered armors outfitted with the latest technology: Mars, Saturn and Mercury. In the first episode, a mysterious young man, Shinya Takeda, appears from nowhere and saves the day after using his own armor, the Jupiter Bit Suit. Following his victory, he joins ZAC, which starts to battle the evil organization Death Trap, ruled by Baron Kageyama, which manages to use the computers' will-power to gain world domination.

As the battles against the enemies progress, Jupiter's mysterious powers increase bit by bit and reveals a secret: he was found unconscious by the Interpol wearing his armor. Shinya Takeda is an amnesiac: he cannot remember who he is and what he did. In spite of this, he receives the support and friendship of the other ZAC members (except for Akira Hojo, the wielder of Mars Bit and ZAC's field commander, who is jealous and distrustful of Takeda).

The friendship and the union among the ZAC members grow more and more as they defeat powerful enemies until the appearance of Lucifer, another mystery man donning similar powered armor who hates Jupiter. Allied with Death Trap, Lucifer has more advanced and powerful weapons than those from ZAC. He is the first enemy that can defeat Jupiter and the other Cybercops. In fact, he almost kills Jupiter.

During the battles against ZAC, Lucifer reveals why he hates Jupiter: according to him, the both came from the future and were allies in the war between humankind and the computers, but Jupiter supposedly betrayed the humans. Because of his amnesia, Takeda does not know if what Lucifer says is true or not, so he decides to fight him to death. In the middle of their duel, however, Jupiter remembers the truth: there were actually three men who came form the future; the third one was Baron Kageyama, one of Death Trap'smembers in the present and the real traitor. From then on, Lucifer becomes an ally of ZAC, without formally joining the team, only helping the Cybercops from time to time. In fact, he often shows up in time to turn things around for ZAC when they are facing defeat.

After countless battles, threats and dangers, ZAC and Lucifer finally defeat Baron Kageyama, who dies in a fiery explosion. In his final moments, Kageyama reveals his true purpose: to ensure that the world would be ruled by AI in order to avoid an environmental collapse. The explosion also makes a time-travelling tube appear, leading to the future. Thus, Jupiter and Lucifer return to their proper time and ZAC officer Tomoko Uesugi (who had fallen in love with Takeda) decides to join them. The world is safe thanks to ZAC.

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Color Role Actor
Jupiter Shinya Takeda Tomonori Yoshida
Mars Akira Hōjō Shogo Shiotani
Saturn Ryōichi Mōri Ryuji Mizumoto
Mercury Osamu Saionji Ryoma Sasaki
Lucifer Lucifer Takashi Koura

Allies

Other ZAC Members

Villains

Supporting Characters

  • President Ryuichi Kaido
  • Reiko Ando
  • Prince Rolan
  • Osamu's Mother
  • Maki Ichijoji
  • Alisa
  • Koichi Tachibana
  • Akemi
  • Michiko Saegusa
  • Li Bai Long
  • Satoru
  • Yukari
  • Kazumi Mori
  • Naomi Mori
  • Kenji Mori
  • Kumi Mori
  • Kazuo Hassegawa

Episodes

Episode 14 ended up airing on January 15, 1989 because Emperor Shōwa died on January 7; and on April 12, the day that Episode 25 aired, the show began airing on Wednesdays instead of Sundays.

  1. The Strongest Detective! Jupiter Appears (最強の刑事!ジュピター登場 Saikyō no Keiji! Jupitā Tōjō) (Original Airdate: October 2, 1988)
  2. The City Is Sinking! Save The Seaside Metropolis (街がしずむ!海上都市を救え Machi ga Shizumu! Kaijō Toshi o Sukue) (Original Airdate: October 9, 1988)
  3. Clash! The Cyborg Tank (激突!サイボーグタンク! Gekitotsu! Saibōgu Tanku!) (Original Airdate: October 16, 1988)
  4. Traffic Panic! The Computer's Trap (交通パニック!コンピューターの罠 Kōtsu Panikku! Konpyūtā no Wana) (Original Airdate: October 23, 1988)
  5. A Prince In Trouble! Escape From The Dark Zone (危うし王子!ダークゾーンからの脱出 Ayaushi Ōji! Dāku Zōn kara no Dasshutsu) (Original Airdate: October 30, 1988)
  6. Oda Targeted! ZAC In Big Trouble (狙われた織田!ZAC大ピンチ Nerawareta Oda! ZAC Dai Pinchi) (Original Airdate: November 6, 1988)
  7. The Murderous Jet!! Urban Warfire In Tokyo (殺人ジェット!!東京市街戦 Satsujin Jetto!! Tōkyō Jigaisen) (Original Airdate: November 13, 1988)
  8. Eletric Dam In Danger! Operation Tokyo Darkness (危うし電子ダム!東京暗黒作戦 Ayaushi Denko Damu! Tōkyō Ankoku Sakusen) (Original Airdate: November 20, 1988)
  9. The Racing Machine!! Blade Liner Appears (激走マシン!!ブレードライナー登場 Gekisō Mashin!! Burēdo Rainā Tōjō) (Original Airdate: November 27, 1988)
  10. A Ghost Hotel!? So Many Zombies (幽霊ホテル!?ゾンビがいっぱい Yūrei Hoteru? Zonbi ga Ippai) (Original Airdate: December 4, 1988)
  11. The Flying Tank!! Life Or Death On Highway (空とぶ戦車!!ハイウェーの死闘 Sora Tobu Sensha!! Haiuē no Shitō) (Original Airdate: December 11, 1988)
  12. The Dragon Dances! A Strange Christmas (ドラゴンが舞う!ふしぎなXマス Doragon ga Mau! Fushigi na X Masu) (Original Airdate: December 18, 1988)
  13. The Satellite Is Falling!! Jupiter Dies On The Job!? (衛星が落ちる!ジュピター殉職!? Eisei ga Ochiru! Jupitā Junshoku!?) (Original Airdate: December 25, 1988)
  14. Takeda's Secret!! He's Seen The Illusive Future (武田の秘密!!まぼろしの未来を見た Takeda no Himitsu!! Maboroshi Mirai o Mita) (Original Airdate: January 15, 1989)
  15. Change The Future!! The Soldier Of Hope, Jupiter (未来を変えろ!!希望の戦士ジュピター Mirai o Kaero!! Kibō no Senshi Jupitā) (Original Airdate: January 22, 1989)
  16. Hell's Emissary?! Lucifer Appears!! (地獄の使者!?ルシファー登場 Jigoku no Shisha!? Rushifā Tōjō) (Original Airdate: January 29, 1989)
  17. Lucifer's Counterattack!! The Devil's Challenge (ルシファーの逆襲!!悪魔の挑戦状 Rushifā no Gyakūshū!! Akuma no Chōsenjō) (Original Airdate: February 5, 1989)
  18. Boming Is Impossible!! A Giant UFO Appears (ボミング不能!!巨大UFO現わる Bomingu Funō!! Kyodai UFO Arawaru) (Original Airdate: February 12, 1989)
  19. Uesugi's Mutiny!! The Dangerous Female Detective (上杉の反乱!!危ない女刑事 Uesugi no Hanran!! Abunai Onna Keiji) (Original Airdate: February 19, 1989)
  20. The Roaring Killer Weapon!! Gigamax's Power (うなる必殺武器!!ギガマックスの威力 Unaru Hissatsu Buki!! Gigamakkusu no Iryoku) (Original Airdate: February 26, 1989)
  21. The 5th Cop!? The Ultimate Cyber, Lucifer (5人目のコップ!?究極のサイバー・ルシファー Goninme no Koppu!? Kyūkyoku no Saibā Rushifā) (Original Airdate: March 5, 1989)
  22. Fake Cybers!! ZAC's Ultimate Crisis (にせサイバー!!ZAC絶体絶命 Nise Saibā!! ZAC Zettaizetsumei) (Original Airdate: March 12, 1989)
  23. The Final Killer Attack!! Cybernic Wave (最後の必殺技!!サイバニック・ウェーブ Saigo no Hissatsu Waza!! Saibānikku Uēbu) (Original Airdate: March 19, 1989)
  24. The Missiles Fire!! Clash At Deathtrap's Base (ミサイル発進!!激突デストラップ基地 Misairu Hasshin!! Gekitotsu Desutorappu Kichi) (Original Airdate: March 26, 1989)
  25. The Frightening Female Soldier! Luna Arrives (恐怖の女戦士!ルナ登場 Kyōfu no Josenshi! Runa Tōjō) (Original Airdate: April 5, 1989)
  26. Destroy The Invisible Fortress!! (見えない要塞をたたけ!! Mienai Yōsai o Tatake!!) (Original Airdate: April 12, 1989)
  27. The Cyber Bits Are Broken!! (こわれたサイバービット!! Kowareta Saibā Bitto!!) (Original Airdate: April 19, 1989)
  28. City Air Strike The Blimp Bomb (シティ空爆!飛行戦爆弾 Shiti Kūbaku! Kikōsen Bakudan) (Original Airdate: April 26, 1989)
  29. Assassinate Uesugi Hurry Cops (上杉暗殺!いそげコップ Uesugi Ansatsu! Isoge Koppu)(Original Airdate: May 10, 1989)
  30. Dash Through The Devil's Mountain!! (悪魔の山を走りぬけ!! Akuma no Yama o Hashirinuke!!) (Original Airdate: May 17, 1989)
  31. The Stolen Thunder Arm (奪われたサンダーアーム Ubawareta Sandā Āmu) (Original Airdate: May 24, 1989)
  32. The Loft Is Attacked!! (おそわれたロフト!! Osowareta Rofuto!!) (Original Airdate: May 31, 1989)
  33. Defend The Linear Car! (リニアカーをまもれ! Rineakā o Mamore!) (Original Airdate: June 7, 1989)
  34. The End of Deathtrap!! (デストラップのさいご!! Desutorappu no Saigo!!) (Original Airdate: June 14, 1989)
  35. Request Top 10 Special Part 1 (リクエスト・トップ10特集 Part1 Rikuesuto Toppu Ten Tokushū Pātto Wan) (Original Airdate: June 28, 1989)
  36. Request Top 10 Special Part 2 (リクエスト・トップ10特集 Part2 Rikuesuto Toppu Ten Tokushū Pātto Tsu) (Original Airdate: July 5, 1989)

Cast

  • Shinya Takeda/Jupiter: Tomonori Yoshida
  • Tomoko Uesugi: Mika Chiba
    • Fake Tomoko Uesugi (19): Mika Chiba
  • Akira Hojyo/Mars: Shogo Shiotani
  • Ryoichi Mori/Saturn: Tom Saeba (credited as Ryuji Mizumoto)
  • Osamu Saionji/Mercury: Ryoma Sasaki
  • Lucifer: Takashi Koura
  • Captain Hisayoshi Oda: Masaaki Daimon
  • Lt. Shimazu Mizue: Atsuko Mita
  • Daisuke Yazawa: Shuhei Suzuki
  • Miho Asakura: Hiromi Onishi
  • Baron Kageyama: Junya Sato
  • Dr. Ploid: Ken Okabe
  • Mme. Durwin: Tomoko Ishimura
  • Dr. Einstein (1-24): Kenju Hayashi
  • Luna (25-34): Masako Takeda
  • Führer/Narrator: Goro Mutsumi
  • ZAC's Syntheised Speech: Tembaro Baba

Guest Stars

  • Cops (1): Saburo Ishikura, Mitsuhiro Takeda
  • Lighthouse Attendant (2): Chafurin
  • President Ryuichi Kaido (3): Sei Hiraizumi
  • Reporter (3): Aruno Tahara
  • Reiko Ando (4): Shiho Wada
  • Prince Rolan (5): Roger Allen Hamrick
  • Kindergarten Bus' Criminals (7): Makoto Kakeda and Ryo Yamada
  • Wolf (7): Ulf Otsuki
  • Osamu's Mother (8, 32): Kumiko Kishi
  • Maki Ichijo (9): Masako Shiozawa
  • Dr. Yamamoto (9, 11, 17, 33-34): Akira Otani
  • Alisa (11): Kurumi Wakuseiji
  • Koichi Tachibana (12): Takeshi Iwase
  • Akemi/Fake Akemi (13): Natsumi Nanase
  • Elder Cid (16): Ichiro Izawa
  • Kirara (16): Hiroko Ichikawa
  • Rampage Jack (16): Kazutoshi Yokoyama
  • Police University Female Dormitory's Director (19): Nadeshiko Yamato
  • Police Officer (19): Daisuke Ijima
  • Misako Saegusa (20): Rie Hirakata
  • Pai Lo (23): Jyunichi Haruta
  • Satoru (26): Yousuke Iizuka
  • Yukari (26): Yuko Honna
  • Kazumi Mori (27, 30, 32): Rika Abiko
  • Naomi Mori (27, 30, 32): Mayumi Muto
  • Kenji Mori (27, 30, 32): Daisuke Kurosawa
  • Kumi Mori (27, 30, 32): Ayagi Aragaki
  • Mamoru (28): Toshiharu Shinohara
  • Kazuo Hasegawa (29): So Furukawa
  • Snooker (human form, ep 31): Toshimichi Takahashi

Stunt

  • Jupiter: Richii Seike

Notes

  • to be added

External Links

  • Rescue Police SeriesIcon-crosswiki.png - A trilogy of Metal Hero shows made by Toei that have a similar concept of super powered police officers.
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