The Akuma Zoku (Demon Clan), a race of
magical cyborgs who live deep within the earth, plot to invade the
surface world. Zabitan, the son of a male demon and a female human,
deserts the clan in order to defend the humans. Two demons, Evil and
Gabura, are sent to kill Zabitan but they chose to join him in
defending the human race against the demons.
October 07, 1975 - June 29, 1976 (38 episodes)
Created by Ishimori,Shotaro
Produced by Hirayama,Tôru
Directed by Atsuo Okunaka
Music by Watanabe,Michiaki
Mega Lord (voice)
Stuck In Somebody's Frame
"Zarado - Erado - Garado!"
Zabitan is armed with his sword "Zarado" and miniture cannons "Zabitan Nova". He also the power to make himself invisible, change his form and transform animals and inanimite objects. In the second half of the series he often takes on the form of reporter Nagumo, Takeshi. At the site of the Demon Clan's Talisman his head cracks open.
Starting with episode 14 Zabitan frequently disquises himself as his friend Shima, Ippei. So the children in the audience won't be fooled the Zabitan Ippei wears golden earrings.
Starting with episode 17 Zabitan takes the form of Nagumo, Takeshi and works with Shima, Ippei as a reporter.
Evil (Iberu) is armed
with his sword "Erado", which can transform into his "Jô Gun". Evil has
the special combat technique "Evil Finish". Seeing his own reflection
Gabura is armed with
his sword "Garado", which can transform into his spiked ball and chain
weapon "Denburu". Gabura is the strongest and least inteligent of the
Akumaizer 3. Gabura needs water to function properly, without he
Evil has the (little used) power to transform himself into an inanimate object.
Mega Lord leader of
the Demon Clan sends demons who are relatives and friends of the
Akumazier 3 to attack them. The Akumaizer 3 are forced to kill most of
these demons, but one Darunia (episodes 2-38), joins them. She does
this because she's in love with Zabitan.
Gabura has the power to transfrom into the ostrich like bird Gabura Cho (episodes 25-38).
At the end of the
series (episodes 37 & 38) four demons, Basugaru, NaameNaameda,
Nobera and Nobera Jr form the The Demon Party of Peace (Heiwa Tô Yonin
Jyu) and join the Akumaizer 3 in battling the Demon Clan. Basugaru is
the only demon who didn't first fight against the Akumaizer 3 before
joining their side.
The Akumazier 3 took from the Demon Clan an unusual aircraft, Zeidabeck, for their own use. Zeidabeck is usually disguised as an old pirate ship
Zabitan, Evil and Gabura each rider their own motorycles, Garibr A, Garibr B and Garibr C, which combine into a single more powerful machine, Gari Bird.
The first 24 episodes
of Akumaizer 3 were the best. Before Gabura
gained the ability to transform into a bird the series was the most
action packed tokusatsu ever. Starting with episode 25 the series got
Akumaizer 3 as befits this unusal series, had a non-traditional ending.
Akumaizer 3 Songs - opening them now has video
Akumaizer 3 is followed by the sequel Chôjin Bibyun.
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Akumaizer 3 © 1975 Ishimori Productions and Toei Co., Ltd.
Series logo, Shima Ippei photo, 2nd Zeidabeck photo and cast list are from Japan Hero