This article is about a/an show in the Tokusatsu Super Hero subgenre.
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Lion Maru
Number 01
Number of episodes: 54
First episode:
Last episode: {{{last-ep}}}
Original airing: April 1, 1972
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Fuun Lion Maru

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Lion Maru & Tiger Joe

Lion Maru Shishimaru
Tiger Joe Tora Jonosuke

Allies[edit | edit source]

  • Saori
  • Kosuke

Villains[edit | edit source]

  • Shocker (Not to be confused with the Shocker Combat Men of Kamen Rider Fame.)
  • To be added

Cast[edit | edit source]

    • 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 Gosun / Devil Gosuun (voice)
    • Kōji Tonohiro as Tora Jōnosuke [episodes 27-30, 36-41]
    • Yoshitaka Fukushima as Tora Jōnosuke [episodes 42-53]
    • Daisaku Shinohara as Narrator

Crew[edit | edit source]

  • to be added

Notes[edit | edit source]

Development[edit | edit source]

Writing[edit | edit source]

Casting[edit | edit source]

Special Effects[edit | edit source]

Matte Paintings[edit | edit source]

Sound Effects[edit | edit source]

Music[edit | edit source]

Songs[edit | edit source]

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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • to be added

External Links[edit | edit source]

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