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Kaiketsu Lion Maru (快傑ライオン丸, Kaiketsu Raionmaru), translated in English to The Vigilant Lion Knight, Swift Hero Lion Maru or Extraordinary Hero Lion-Maru, is a jidaigeki/henshin hero tokusatsu series created by P-Productions and the first installment of the Lion Maru Series. It was aired between 1972 and 1973. The series was also dubbed into English, but only one episode (the first) surfaced in North America, released on a VHS tape in the 1980s, entitled Magic of the Ninja, and sold through toy store chains such as Toys R Us.


Plot

During the late 16th century, a trio of ninja orphans are wandering Japan and saving people from evil by battling a villain of the week in each episode.

Characters

Lion Maru & Tiger Joe

Lion Maru Shishimaru
Tiger Joe Tora Jonosuke

Allies

  • Saori(Lion Maru)
  • Kosuke
  • Kashinkyoshi
  • Gamo Jotaro

Villains

Gousan Party

  • Dark Great Demon King Gousan
  • Debonoba (8-20)
  • Skull Ninjas
  • Gousan Monsters
    • Orochi (1)
    • Yamawaro Doji (2)
    • Wakuranba (3)
    • Musasabian (4)
    • Obo (5)
    • Doki (5)
    • Tsurara (5)
    • Flowander (6)
    • Gin Zame (7)
    • Iwageba (8)
    • Zombie (9)
    • Doku Imori (10)
    • Kamakirian (11)
    • Giorji (12)
    • Oniwarashi (12)
    • Tenguwarashi (12)
    • Umi Kaburo (13)
    • Funashidoki (13)
    • Nezugunda (14)
    • Elethunder (15)
    • Meleonga (16)
    • Geromo (17)
    • Muiodori (18)
    • Gamirasu (19)
    • Kuma Oroji (20)
    • Haniarasu (21)
    • Kibagira (22)
    • Dagatsu (23)
    • Tobi Musashi (24)
    • Moth Gaiga (25)
    • Kuraru Girube (26)
    • Dokuronga (29)
    • Masasuraba (30)
    • Orochi Jr. (31)
    • Gamawolf (32)
    • Kame Madara (33)
    • Pandaran (34)
    • Ari Jarin (35)
    • Hachi Garaki (36)
    • Todogirasu (37)
    • Tasudorodo (38)
    • Kichiku (39)
    • Harizanza (40)
    • Garaitachi (41)
    • Kirugodo (42)
    • Girara (43)
    • Me Ganda (44)
    • Hanzaki (45)
    • Noiser (46)
    • Djanma (47)
    • Mafiran (48)
    • Jamura (49)
    • Jukaku (50)
    • Abuda (51)
    • Gonrado (52)
    • Gundoro (53-54)

Cast

    • Tetsuya Ushio as Shishimaru
    • Akiko Kujō as Saori
    • Norihiko Umechi as Kosuke
    • Kazuo Kamoshida as Kaiketsu Lion Maru (suit actor)
    • Shingo Fukushima as Tiger Joe (suit actor)
    • Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Akuma Gousan / Devil Gousan (voice)
    • Kōji Tonohiro as Tora Jōnosuke [episodes 27-30, 36-41]
    • Yoshitaka Fukushima as Tora Jōnosuke [episodes 42-53]
    • Daisaku Shinohara as Narrator


Crew

  • to be added

Notes

Development

Writing

Casting

Special Effects

Matte Paintings

Sound Effects

Music

Songs

  1. Kaze Yo, Hikari Yo (Oh Wind, Oh Light) (opening song)

Trivia

  • to be added

External Links

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