Battle Fever J

Battle Fever J (バトルフィーバーJ, Batoru Fībā Jei) is a live-action Japanese TV series. The third entry of the Super Sentai series franchise, Battle Fever J was a co-production of Toei Company and Marvel Comics. A total of 52 episodes aired on TV Asahi between February 3, 1979 and January 26, 1980.

Battle Fever J
Battle Fever J Title Card.jpg
Title Screen
GenreTokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Science fiction
Created byToei Company
Marvel Comics
Developed bySusumu Takaku
Shozo Uehara
Directed byKoichi Takemoto
StarringHironori Tanioka
Yukio Itou
Narimitsu Kurachi
Kenji Ohba
Diane Martin
Naomi Hagi
Daisuke Ban
Chiyonosuke Azuma
Noriko Hidaka
Masashi Ishibashi
Maki Ueda
Narrated byToru Ohira
ComposerMichiaki Watanabe
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes52
Production
ProducersTetsuo Kanno
Kanetake Ochiai
Itaru Orita
Susumu Yoshikawa
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesToei Company
Marvel Comics
Release
Original networkTV Asahi
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseFebruary 3, 1979 (1979-02-03) –
January 26, 1980 (1980-01-26)
Chronology
Preceded byJ.A.K.Q. Dengekitai
Followed byDenshi Sentai Denjiman

The team have codenames named for countries around the world, also respectively named in their theme song: Battle France, Battle Cossack (Soviet Union), Battle Kenya, Miss America (United States) and Battle Japan. It marks the first appearance of a Black Ranger in the franchise. It was also the first series in the Super Sentai franchise where the heroes must control giant robots to defeat a monster who itself has grown to a gigantic size. Toei's tokusatsu adaptation of Spider-Man was the first to introduce this format and was also the inspiration for this and the subsequent entries in the series series. The series was also partially inspired by the Marvel Comics character Captain America.

Battle Fever J was the first series to use the term Super Sentai (unlike the previous two who were just called Sentai, without the “Super”) until Toei announced in 1995 that its predecessors Himitsu Sentai Gorenger and J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai were also part of the Super Sentai series, when Chouriki Sentai Ohranger was announced as the 19th Super Sentai team.[citation needed]

PlotEdit

General Kurama assembles four young agents who had been dispatched around the world for training. They are joined by FBI investigator Diane Martin, whose father was murdered by Egos. The five don powered suits to become the Battle Fever team. The Battle Fever team's trump card is the Battle Fever Robo. Egos tries to stop the construction of the Robot, but the monsters they send to perform this task are defeated one by one by the Fever team. Egos then unleashes the "younger brother" of the Buffalo Monster, a giant robot replica of its "older brother". The Robot, fortunately, is finished in time. Aboard it, the Fever team defeats the Buffalo Monster and its successors. The Fever team never stops, even when it lost two of its members (the original Miss America and Battle Cossack). With new members, the team defeats Hedder, now the Hedder Monster, and breaks into Egos' headquarters, where they are fed into the Egos Monster Making Machine so that they may be used as material for a Battle Fever Monster. The team destroys the machine and slays the mysterious deity Satan Egos himself with the Lightning Sword Rocketter sword-throwing move.

CharactersEdit

National Defense MinistryEdit

Battle Fever TeamEdit

The Battle Fever Team is unique among Super Sentai shows in that, originally, they did not "transform" into their costumes (as in the previous two series, Gorenger and JAKQ), instead they resorted to an unseen costume change. In most episodes, however, the members yell "Fever!" and spin around to transform although in episode 24 it is revealed they can store their costumes in their Battleceivers.

  •   Masao Den (伝正夫, Den Masao) / Battle Japan (バトルジャパン, Batoru Japan): A former National Defense Ministry officer. He is good at judo and karate. He is armed with a spear. During the team's roll call, he performs a martial arts-inspired dance. 21 years after Battle Fever J ended, Battle Japan appeared as one of the 24 Red Rangers in Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai, introduced by Liveman Red Falcon to inspire the current team.
  •   Kensaku Shiraishi (白石謙作, Shiraishi Kensaku) / Battle Cossack I (バトルコサック初代, Batoru Kosakku Shodai) (1-33): Unofficially the first Orange Warrior in Super Sentai history. He was good at science as well as war. Wielded twin sais. During the team's roll call, he performed a traditional Soviet dance. He was the original second in command of the team. In episode 33, he left the Big Baser without his Battle Cossack uniform and was fatally shot by a troop of Cutmen, attempting to save a little girl named Mayumi from Egos' forces. He loved to play Pachinko and enjoyed eating caviar.
  •   Kyousuke Shida (志田京介, Shida Kyōsuke) / Battle France (バトルフランス, Batoru Furansu): He is trained in France. He became the new second in command of the team after Kensaku's death. He is normally a beautician, a dandy and playboy. He enjoys eating escargot. He is armed with a rapier sword. During the team's roll call, he performs a flamenco dance.
  •   Shiro Akebono (曙四郎, Akebono Shirō) / Battle Kenya (バトルケニア, Batoru Kenia): Unofficially the first Black Warrior in Super Sentai history. He was trained in Kenya. He is a wild child who can talk to animals. He is armed with a whip. During the team's roll call, he performs a tribal dance. He eats just about anything. The smell of his cooking is not appreciated by the other team members. Shirou later appeared in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. He is also thematically similar to the Marvel superhero Black Panther.
  •   Diane Martin (ダイアン・マーチン, Daian Māchin) / Miss America I (ミスアメリカ初代, Misu Amerika Shodai) (1-24): An FBI agent who joined the Fever team to avenge her father Bosner, who was slain by Egos. She is armed with throwing knives. During the team's roll call, she performs a disco dance. In episode 24, after she was wounded by the Dracula Monster, she returned to the United States. Diane has a sister named Catherine.
  •   Maria Nagisa (汀マリア, Nagisa Maria) / Miss America II (ミスアメリカ二代目, Misu Amerika Nidaime) (24-52): An FBI agent trained by Diane Martin's father. When Diane was injured, Maria took her place as Miss America and then stayed on permanently when Diane decided to return to the United States.
  •   Makoto Jin (神誠, Jin Makoto) / Battle Cossack II (バトルコサック二代目, Batoru Kosakku Nidaime) (33-52): A silent cowboy. A man of action, not words. A scientist who trained in the Defense Ministry along with Kensaku. He joined Battle Fever to avenge the death of his friend. Makoto is an expert marksman. He is a loner, preferring to go off by himself. Makoto plays a trumpet to distract Egos.

GearEdit

  • Battleceiver (バトルシーバー, Batorushībā): The Battle Fever Squad's communication device, in Episode 24 it is revealed that the Battle Fever suits can be stored inside.
  • Command Bat (コマンドバット, Komando Batto): The Battle Fever Squad's standard issue weapon. It transforms into the Battle Fever Squad's assigned weapons. Forms the Penta Force (ペンタフォース, Penta Fōsu) bazooka or boomerang.

VehiclesEdit

  • Battle Fever Car (バトルフィーバーカー, Batoru Fībā Kā): Stock green Mazda RX-7 used by Battle Japan and Miss America.
  • Three Machines (スリーマシーン, Surī Mashīn): The motorcycles used by the rest of the BFS. In episode 35, Miss America rode Battle France's motorcycle.

MechaEdit

  • Big Baser (ビッグベイザー, Biggu Beizā): The Battle Fever Squad's box-like undersea headquarters. It can move from place to place under the sea.
  • Battle Shark (バトルシャーク, Batoru Shāku): A submarine-like mecha carrier. Splits in half to launch the Battle Fever Robo and stores all of its weaponry.
  • Battle Fever Robo (バトルフィーバーロボ, Batoru Fībā Robo): Resembling a samurai, this the first mega-robot in Super Sentai history. It has a variety of weapons:
    • Lightning Sword (電光剣, Denkō Ken): Samurai-type sword with scabbard. On the grip are the letters "ACFKJ" (America, Cossack, France, Kenya, Japan).
      • Bamboo Slice (唐竹割り, Karatake Wari): The Battle Fever Robo's primary finisher.
      • Battle Fever Power (バトルフィーバーパワー, Batoru Fībā Pawā): The auxiliary finisher using the robot's total energy. It was used to kill Hedder Monster.
      • Lightning Sword Rocketter (電光剣ロケッター, Denkō Ken Rokettā): The auxiliary finisher used to kill Satan Egos in the final battle.
    • Swords Fever (ソードフィーバー, Sōdo Fībā): The throwing daggers stored in sheaths attached to the robot's legs. It was used in the Cross Fever (クロスフィーバー, Kurosu Fībā) attack.
    • Fever Axe (フィーバーアックス, Fībā Akkusu): The hatchet.
    • Chain Crushers (チェーンクラッシャー, Chēn Kurasshā): The chains stored in the robot's arms.
    • Stick Attacker (スティックアタッカー, Sutikku Atakkā): A spear.
    • Attack Lancer (アタックランサー, Atakku Ransā): A trident. It can be used in conjunction with either Chain Crusher.
    • Cane Knocker (ケーンノッカー, Kēn Nokkā): A shakujo. It was used in Episode 24 to fight the Dracula Robot.
    • Battle Shield (バトルシールド, Batoru Shīrudo): A defense tool. It can withstand 28,000 tons of pressure.
    • Knuckle Punchers (ナックルパンチャー, Nakkuru Panchā): Knuckle dusters.
    • Cross Turn (クロスターン, Kurosu Tān): The robot can attack using its detached horns.
    • Fever Cannons (フィーバーカノン, Fībā Kanon): The cannons stored inside the robot's lower legs.

AlliesEdit

  • General Tetsuzan Kurama (倉間鉄山将軍, Kurama Tetsuzan Shōgun): The chief of the special science office of the National Defense Ministry who established the Fever team. He is a master of traditional Japanese swordsmanship.
  • Keiko Nakahara (中原ケイコ, Nakahara Keiko): One of the operatives that runs Big Baser.
  • Tomoko Ueno (上野トモコ, Ueno Tomoko): The other operative that runs Big Baser.
  • Masaru Nakahara (中原マサル, Nakahara Masaru): Keiko's little brother.
  • Yuki Ueno (上野ユキ, Ueno Yuki): Tomoko's little sister. Was used by Egos in episode 27 to find Battle Fever's base.
  • Kyutaro (九太郎, Kyūtarō): Robot mynah bird built by Tetsuzan as a present. Often had insight into the situation. Revealed in episode 51 to have a freezing ray built in.

Society EgosEdit

Society Egos (秘密結社エゴス, Himitsu Kessha Egosu) is a religion of mad egocentrists who intend to plunge the world into chaos.

  • Satan Egos (サタンエゴス, Satan Egosu): The mysterious head, entirely draped in black. He creates the Egos Monster's inside the Egos heart, calling them "My beloved Children". They call him "Father". He is ultimately slain by the Lightning Sword Rocketter.
  • Commander Hedder (ヘッダー指揮官, Heddā Shikikan) (1–51): The high priest of Egos. He later becomes the Hedder Monster and is slain as such by the Battle Fever J's new attack, Battle Fever Power.
  • Salomé (サロメ, Sarome) (19–52): An Egos American branch officer who came to Japan to aid Hedder with her super strength. She is responsible for all the assassinations in America. She allowed herself to be captured by Battle Fever after attacking and replacing several policemen with disguised cutmen, with whom she stole a billion yen to give to Egos. She believes she is taken to the Battle Fever Base, but in reality she is taken to a warehouse. She carries a hand mirror with a tracker in it, which she uses to fire solar beams or to bludgeon people. She was killed in the collapsing castle as Satan Egos fled. Her last words were begging Egos to help her.
  • Cutmen (カットマン, Kattoman): The foot soldiers in grey and black armed with MP40 machine guns.

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Assault!! Run to the Ballpark"
"Totsugeki!! Kyūjō e Hashire" (Japanese: 突撃!!球場へ走れ)
Koichi TakemotoSusumu TakakuFebruary 3, 1979 (1979-02-03)
2"Egos' Monster-Making Method"
"Egosu Kaijin Seizō Hō" (Japanese: エゴス怪人製造法)
Koichi TakemotoShozo UeharaFebruary 10, 1979 (1979-02-10)
3"Search for the Spy!"
"Supai o Sagase!" (Japanese: スパイを探せ!)
Itaru OritaSusumu TakakuFebruary 17, 1979 (1979-02-17)
4"It's a Super-Powered Trap!"
"Chōmaryoku no Wana da!" (Japanese: 超魔力の罠だ!)
Itaru OritaShozo UeharaFebruary 24, 1979 (1979-02-24)
5"Robot Big Dogfight"
"Robotto Dai Kūchūsen" (Japanese: ロボット大空中戦)
Koichi TakemotoSusumu TakakuMarch 3, 1979 (1979-03-03)
6"Launch the Multipurpose Battleship"
"Bannō Senkan Hasshin Seyo" (Japanese: 万能戦艦発進せよ)
Koichi TakemotoShozo UeharaMarch 10, 1979 (1979-03-10)
7"The House Burns!!"
"O-uchi ga Moeru!!" (Japanese: お家が燃える!!)
Itaru OritaSusumu TakakuMarch 17, 1979 (1979-03-17)
8"The Riddle of the Strongarm Ace"
"Tetsuwan Ēsu no Nazo" (Japanese: 鉄腕エースの謎)
Itaru OritaShozo UeharaMarch 24, 1979 (1979-03-24)
9"The Woman from the Land of Ice"
"Kōri no Kuni no Onna" (Japanese: 氷の国の女)
Koichi TakemotoSusumu TakakuMarch 31, 1979 (1979-03-31)
10"I Saw the Naumann Elephant"
"Nauman-zō o Mita" (Japanese: ナウマン象を見た)
Koichi TakemotoShozo UeharaApril 7, 1979 (1979-04-07)
11"The Great Case of the Pet Kidnapping"
"Petto Yūkai Dai Jiken" (Japanese: ペット誘拐大事件)
Itaru OritaSusumu TakakuApril 14, 1979 (1979-04-14)
12"The Cursed Killing Method, Rose Snowstorm"
"Noroi Sappō Bara Fubuki" (Japanese: 呪い殺法バラ吹雪)
Itaru OritaTakashi EzureApril 21, 1979 (1979-04-21)
13"Golden Eggs and Sunny-Side-Up Eggs"
"Kin no Tamago to Medamayaki" (Japanese: 金の卵と目玉焼き)
Minoru YamadaShozo UeharaApril 28, 1979 (1979-04-28)
14"Marriage of the Beauty and the Beast"
"Bijo to Yajū no Kekkon" (Japanese: 美女と野獣の結婚)
Minoru YamadaShozo UeharaMay 5, 1979 (1979-05-05)
15"Egos' Hellish Cooking"
"Egosu no Jigoku Ryōri" (Japanese: エゴスの地獄料理)
Koichi TakemotoSusumu TakakuMay 12, 1979 (1979-05-12)
16"The Tragedy of the Unarmed-Combat Queen"
"Kakutōgi Joō no Higeki" (Japanese: 格闘技女王の悲劇)
Koichi TakemotoTakashi EzureMay 19, 1979 (1979-05-19)
17"Steal the Monster Machine"
"Kaibutsu Mashin o Ubae" (Japanese: 怪物マシンを奪え)
Itaru OritaShozo UeharaMay 26, 1979 (1979-05-26)
18"Hurry to the Dove's Nest of Evil"
"Hato yo Aku no Su e Isoge" (Japanese: 鳩よ悪の巣へ急げ)
Itaru OritaShozo UeharaJune 2, 1979 (1979-06-02)
19"The World's Strongest Beauty!!"
"Sekai Saikyō no Bijo" (Japanese: 世界最強の美女!!)
Koichi TakemotoSusumu TakakuJune 9, 1979 (1979-06-09)
20"Hazardous Ghost Hunting"
"Kiken na Yūrei Kari" (Japanese: 危険な幽霊狩り)
Koichi TakemotoHirohisa SodaJune 16, 1979 (1979-06-16)
21"Assault the Dinosaur Peninsula!!"
"Kyōryū Hantō e Totsugeki" (Japanese: 恐竜半島へ突撃!!)
Minoru YamadaShozo UeharaJune 23, 1979 (1979-06-23)
22"The Female Spy Team's Counterattack"
"Onna Supai Dan no Gyakushū" (Japanese: 女スパイ団の逆襲)
Minoru YamadaShozo UeharaJune 30, 1979 (1979-06-30)
23"Decisive Battle!! All Monsters Appear"
"Kessen!! Kaijin Sō Tōjō" (Japanese: 決戦!!怪人総登場)
Koichi TakemotoSusumu TakakuJuly 7, 1979 (1979-07-07)
24"Tears! Diane Falls"
"Namida! Daian Taoru" (Japanese: 涙!ダイアン倒る)
Koichi TakemotoSusumu TakakuJuly 14, 1979 (1979-07-14)
25"The Film Studio is a Strange Haunt"
"Satsueijo wa Kaiki Makyō" (Japanese: 撮影所は怪奇魔境)
Koichi TakemotoShozo UeharaJuly 21, 1979 (1979-07-21)
26"The Bandage Man's Masked Report"
"Hōtai Otoko no Kamen Hōkoku" (Japanese: 包帯男の仮面報告)
Itaru OritaHirohisa SodaJuly 28, 1979 (1979-07-28)
27"Beware of First Love Thief"
"Hatsukoi Dorobō ni Goyōjin" (Japanese: 初恋泥棒にご用心)
Itaru OritaShozo UeharaAugust 4, 1979 (1979-08-04)
28"Chase the Mysterious Boat"
"Nazo no Bōto o Oe" (Japanese: 謎のボートを追え)
Koichi TakemotoShozo UeharaAugust 11, 1979 (1979-08-11)
29"Did You See Her!? The Woman With the Torn Mouth"
"Mita ka!? Kuchisake Onna" (Japanese: 見たか!?口裂け女)
Koichi TakemotoTakashi EzureAugust 18, 1979 (1979-08-18)
30"The Bizarre Taste, Omnivorous Head Chef"
"Akujiki Zasshoku no Ryōrichō" (Japanese: 悪食雑食の料理長)
Minoru YamadaHirohisa SodaAugust 25, 1979 (1979-08-25)
31"Violent Dash Truck Siblings"
"Gekisō Torakku Kyōdai" (Japanese: 激走トラック兄妹)
Minoru YamadaHirohisa SodaSeptember 1, 1979 (1979-09-01)
32"Hometown Homicide Village"
"Furusato Satsujin Mura" (Japanese: ふるさと殺人村)
Koichi TakemotoShozo UeharaSeptember 8, 1979 (1979-09-08)
33"Cossack Dies in Love"
"Kosakku Ai ni Shisu" (Japanese: コサック愛に死す)
Koichi TakemotoShozo UeharaSeptember 15, 1979 (1979-09-15)
34"The Dark Shogun Who Laughs in Hell"
"Jigoku de Warau Yami Shōgun" (Japanese: 地獄で笑う闇将軍)
Itaru OritaShozo UeharaSeptember 22, 1979 (1979-09-22)
35"Starving Big Panic"
"Harapeko Dai Panikku" (Japanese: 腹ペコ大パニック)
Itaru OritaShozo UeharaSeptember 29, 1979 (1979-09-29)
36"The Blown-Up Wedding"
"Bakuhasareta Kekkonshiki" (Japanese: 爆破された結婚式)
Kimio HirayamaShozo UeharaOctober 6, 1979 (1979-10-06)
37"Lightning Sword vs. Pinwheel Sword"
"Denkōken Tai Fūshaken" (Japanese: 電光剣対風車剣)
Kimio HirayamaHirohisa SodaOctober 13, 1979 (1979-10-13)
38"The Bizarre Party's Trap"
"Kaiki Pātī no Wana" (Japanese: 怪奇パーティーの罠)
Koichi TakemotoShozo UeharaOctober 20, 1979 (1979-10-20)
39"The Friend Who Became a Demon"
"Akuma ni Natta Tomo" (Japanese: 悪魔になった友)
Koichi TakemotoShozo UeharaOctober 27, 1979 (1979-10-27)
40"The Beautiful Teacher, in the Nick of Time"
"Bijin Sensei Kikiippatsu" (Japanese: 美人先生危機一髪)
Koichi TakemotoTakashi EzureNovember 3, 1979 (1979-11-03)
41"A Big Come-from-behind on the Verge of Explosion"
"Bakuha Sunzen no Dai Gyakuten" (Japanese: 爆破寸前の大逆転)
Itaru OritaTakashi EzureNovember 10, 1979 (1979-11-10)
42"The Fireworks of Electric Human Love"
"Denki Ningen Ai no Hanabi" (Japanese: 電気人間愛の花火)
Itaru OritaShozo UeharaNovember 17, 1979 (1979-11-17)
43"Assassin Jackal"
"Ansatsusha Jakkaru" (Japanese: 暗殺者ジャッカル)
Koichi TakemotoSusumu TakakuNovember 24, 1979 (1979-11-24)
44"The Tsukikage Clan of Hell Valley"
"Jigoku-dani no Tsukikage Ichizoku" (Japanese: 地獄谷の月影一族)
Koichi TakemotoTakashi EzureDecember 1, 1979 (1979-12-01)
45"Five Minutes Before the Heart Stops!"
"Shinzō Teishi Gofun Mae" (Japanese: 心臓停止五分前!)
Koichi TakemotoTakashi EzureDecember 8, 1979 (1979-12-08)
46"The Cursed Straw Doll"
"Noroi no Wara Ningyō" (Japanese: 呪いのワラ人形)
Itaru OritaShozo UeharaDecember 15, 1979 (1979-12-15)
47"A Mystery! Strategic Grass-Lot Baseball"
"Kai! Bōryaku no Kusayakyū" (Japanese: 怪!謀略の草野球)
Itaru OritaHirohisa SodaDecember 22, 1979 (1979-12-22)
48"The Big Thief and the Robber Boy"
"Dai Tōzoku to Dorobō Shōnen" (Japanese: 大盗賊と泥棒少年)
Kimio HirayamaSusumu TakakuDecember 29, 1979 (1979-12-29)
49"The Five Second Graders Rebel Army"
"Ninen Gokumi no Hanrangun" (Japanese: 2年5組の反乱軍)
Kimio HirayamaShozo UeharaJanuary 5, 1980 (1980-01-05)
50"The Demon Who Aims at the Shogun's Mask"
"Shōgun o Nerau Fukumen-ki" (Japanese: 将軍を狙う覆面鬼)
Kimio HirayamaShozo UeharaJanuary 12, 1980 (1980-01-12)
51"Egos' Revival Ceremony"
"Egosu Fukkatsu no Kishiki" (Japanese: エゴス復活の儀式)
Itaru OritaShozo UeharaJanuary 19, 1980 (1980-01-19)
52"The Symphony of the Heroes"
"Eiyūtachi no Kōkyōkyoku" (Japanese: 英雄たちの交響曲)
Itaru OritaShozo UeharaJanuary 26, 1980 (1980-01-26)

MovieEdit

There was a theatrical release of Battle Fever J, released as part of the Toei Manga Matsuri on July 29, 1979. It was a blown up version of Episode 5 "Robot Big Dogfight". Interestingly though, this theatrical version did not appear on Toei's Super Sentai Movie compilation DVD's, but it did make its way onto Toei's Tokusatsu Hero The Movie DVD series, being featured on Volume 5 of that collection.

CastEdit

  • Masao Den: Hironori Tanioka (谷岡弘規, Tanioka Hironori)
  • Kensaku Shiraishi: Yukio Itou (伊藤武史, Itō Yuiko)
  • Makoto Jin: Naoya Ban (伴直弥, Ban Naoya)
  • Kyosuke Shida: Yuuhei Kurachi (倉地雄平, Kurachi Yūhei)
  • Shiro Akebono: Kenji Ohba (大葉健二, Ōba Kenji)
  • Diane Martin: Diane Martin (ダイアン・マーチン, Daian Māchin)
    • Diane Martin (voice): Lisa Komaki (小牧リサ, Komaki Risa) (Episodes 1-14 & 17-24) / Keiko Yokozawa (横沢啓子, Yokozawa Keiko) (Episodes 15 & 16)
  • Maria Nagisa: Naomi Hagi (萩奈穂美, Hagi Naomi)
  • General Tetsuzan Kurama: Chiyonosuke Azuma (東千代之介, Azuma Chiyonosuke)
  • Keiko Nakahara: Noriko Itō (伊東範子, Itō Noriko)
  • Masaru Nakahara: Takumi Satō (佐藤たくみ, Satō Takumi)
  • Tomoko Ueno: Keiko Kanno (菅野啓子, Kanno Keiko)
  • Yuki Ueno: Michiyo Satō (佐藤三千代, Satō Michiyo)
  • Akio Hamamura: Shin'ichi Yoshimiya (吉宮慎一, Yoshimiya Shin'ichi)
  • Shigeo Aoki: Seiji Suzuki (鈴木誠司, Suzuki Seiji)
  • Kyutaro (voice): Hisako Kyōda (京田尚子, Kyōda Hisako)
  • Commander Hedder: Kenji Ushio (潮建志, Ushio Kenji) (Episodes 1, 3, 5 & 7[note 1]) / Masashi Ishibashi (石橋雅史, Ishibashi Masashi) (Episodes 4, 6 & 8-51)
  • Salome: Maki Ueda (マキ上田, Maki Ueda) (Episodes 19-52)
  • Satan Egos (voice): Shōzō Iizuka (飯塚昭三, Īzuka Shōzō)
  • Narrator: Tōru Ōhira (大平 透, Ōhira Tōru)

Guest StarsEdit

SongsEdit

Opening theme
  • "Battle Fever J" (バトルフィーバーJ, Batoru Fībā Jei)
  • "Battle Fever J (Alternate Opening)"
    • Lyrics: Keisuke Yamakawa
    • Composition and Arrangement: Michiaki Watanabe
    • Artist: MoJo, Columbia Yurikago-Kai, Feeling Free
Ending theme
  • "Yūsha ga Yuku" (勇者が行く, "Brave Men Go")
    • Lyrics: Saburō Yatsude
    • Composition and Arrangement: Michiaki Watanabe
    • Artist: MoJo

International broadcastsEdit

Battle Fever J was popular in Hawaii,[1] along with Gorenger, Kikaider, Kamen Rider V3, Rainbowman and many others, all of which were shown in the original Japanese dialogue and subtitled by JN Productions on then KIKU Channel 13. The show was also broadcast in Thailand late in the mid-1990s with the title Ranger J on MCOT Channel 9.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Original version only. Subsequent airings and releases have replaced Kenji Ushio by Masashi Ishibashi, except for episodes 4 and 6.[further explanation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Battle Fever J". Battlefever.com. Archived from the original on 2015-08-01. Retrieved 2015-08-23.

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