Chōjin Sentai Jetman

television series

Chōjin Sentai Jetman is a Japanese television series. It is the 15th series in Toei's Super Sentai series.

Chōjin Sentai Jetman
GenreDrama
Tokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Action
Science fiction
Fantasy
Created byToei
Developed byToshiki Inoue
Directed byKeita Amemiya
StarringKōtarō Tanaka
Rika Kishida
Ikko Tadano
Sayuri Uchida
Toshihide Watamatsu
Mikiho Miki
Maho Maruyama
Narrated byTsutomu Tareki
Opening themeTitle song by Hironobu Kageyama
Ending theme"The Heart is an Egg" by Hironobu Kageyama
Composer(s)Kazuhiko Toyama
Country of originJapan
Original language(s)Japanese
No. of episodes51
Production
Producer(s)Atsushi Kaji
Takeyuki Suzuki
Kyōzō Utsunomiya
Running time25 minutes
Release
Original networkTV Asahi
Original releaseFebruary 15, 1991 (1991-02-15) –
February 14, 1992 (1992-02-14)
Chronology
Preceded byChikyu Sentai Fiveman
Followed byKyōryū Sentai Zyuranger

PlotEdit

This series takes place in 199X. On the Earth Ship, the command center of a defence agency called Sky Force, the guardians of peace on Earth, scientists have developed "Birdonic Waves", a newly developed technology that gives the subject superhuman abilities. Experiments called "J-Protect" were successful. Aya Odagiri, the director of the project, chooses five elite Sky Force officials from Earth to use this technology. Ryuu Tendou, one of the Sky Force officers, is successfully exposed to the Birdonic Waves, making him the first Jetman, the Red Hawk.

However, the Earth Ship is suddenly attacked by Vyram, an evil outer-dimensional organization bent on inter-dimensional domination. They successfully destroy the ship, apparently killing Ryuu's lover and fellow candidate member Rie. In the chaos, the remaining Birdonic Waves for the other four officials become scattered on Earth, hitting four civilians. Odagiri and Tendou successfully escape and begin searching on Earth for the four remaining Jetmen, training them to aid them in stopping Vyram's plans of conquering their dimension.

The series later follows the tribulations of Ryuu as he learns of Rie's survival and enlistment in the Vyram forces, as well as a love triangle between Gai, Ryuu, and Kaori.

CharactersEdit

JetmanEdit

Actor Name Rangers Mecha
Kotaro Tanaka Ryuu Tendou Red Hawk Jet Hawk
Toshihide Wakamatsu Gai Yuki Black Condor Jet Condor
Ikko Tadano Raita Ōishi Yellow Owl Jet Owl
Rika Kishida Kaori Rokumeikan White Swan Jet Swan
Sayuri Uchida Ako Hayasaka Blue Swallow Jet Swallow
Jeffrey Kensaki Green Eagle Jet Eagle

CastEdit

  • Ryuu Tendou / Red Hawk: Koutaro Tanaka
  • Kaori Rokumeikan / White Swan: Rika Kishida
  • Raita Ōishi / Yellow Owl: Ikko Tadano
  • Ako Hayasaka / Blue Swallow: Sayuri Uchida
  • Gai Yuki / Black Condor, Jeffrey Kensaki / Green Eagle: Toshihide Wakamatsu
  • Commander Aya Odagiri: Mikiko Miki
  • Rie Aoi / Maria: Maho Maruyama
  • Tran: Miku Kuga
  • Narrator: Tsutomu Tareki

SongsEdit

Opening theme
  • Title song
    • Lyrics: Toyohisa Araki
    • Composition & Arrangement: Gōji Tsuno
    • Artist: Hironobu Kageyama
Ending theme
  • "Your Heart is an Egg"
    • Lyrics: Toyohisa Araki
    • Composition: Gōji Tsuno
    • Arrangement: Kenji Yamamoto
    • Artist: Hironobu Kageyama

ReceptionEdit

Jetman was originally going to be adapted into the first season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, but Saban chose its successor, Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger to be the first instead.