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Japanese Super Heros from the 70's
July 2, 2003 8:46 PM   Subscribe

What's that up in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Warrior of Love Rainbowman!
Japanese superheroes from the 70's. Via Coudal
posted by btwillig (11 comments total)

 
Starting with episode 40 Rainbowman has to battle both the Shine Shine Dan and Iquana's mother God Iquana who needs his blood to bring Iquana back to life.

Well, that explains Flagtroth's betrayal of Ifftang in episode 18, (the uncompromised first edition preferred by the director), but it still doesn't account for Vomave's blood boils in the Wrath of the Mother Zombie. And, also, what happened to his flying cat?

Could somebody account for this discrepancy?
posted by squirrel at 8:56 PM on July 2, 2003


". . . All people are friends and that is the way it is.
However, there are those who would like to change this
And that is the reason for me...Rainbowman. . .
For no matter what becomes of me,
My heart and mind know what is just.
Over the seas and anywhere I am needed, I go.
I can never stop and never turn back.
That is the reason why I continue...Rainbowman."

- Warrior of Love Rainbowman theme song

oh Rainbowman, where are you now that we need you!
posted by jdaura at 8:58 PM on July 2, 2003



Mechanical Monsters (episodes 1-22)

1. Devil Killer
2. Devil Drill
3. Devil 'Mite
4. Devil Gun
5. Devil Wrestler
6. Devil Amazon
7. Devil Electric
8. Devil Flower
9. Devil Spider
10. Devil Cane
11. Devil Gang
12. Devil Sphinx
13. Devil Goo
14. Devil Wolf
15. Devil Mummy
16. Devil Ball
17. Devil Devil
18. Devil Fishing
19. Devil Athletic
20. Devil BEM
21. Devil Batter
22. Devil Scrap


Watch out for Devil 'Mite, he's the worst one.
posted by squirrel at 9:05 PM on July 2, 2003


And where's Devil Squirrel?
posted by squirrel at 9:06 PM on July 2, 2003


Oh, my kind of wacky Japanese stuff, btwillig, this is fun. Nice first post - thanks!
posted by madamjujujive at 9:56 PM on July 2, 2003


And where's Devil Squirrel?
Hanging out with Devil Moose?
posted by wendell at 10:23 PM on July 2, 2003


excellent find, btwillig.
posted by eddydamascene at 11:01 PM on July 2, 2003


This stuff reminds me of the Nintendo game Mega Man.
posted by Dr_Octavius at 5:32 AM on July 3, 2003


Warrior of Love Rainbowman theme song

Catchy, but those lyrics just don't quite measure up to the Bouncy Gamera Song
posted by MrBaliHai at 5:40 AM on July 3, 2003


Hey...

These guys look familiar.
posted by grabbingsand at 5:47 AM on July 3, 2003


Catchy, but those lyrics just don't quite measure up to the Bouncy Gamera Song

Damn you, MrBaliHai. Damn you to the molten cores of a thousand suns! Now I must put on my little pants and have adventures with my giant space turtle friend. For at heart I am a child, and as we all know "Gamera is a friend to all children."
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 6:11 AM on July 3, 2003


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