February 03, 1979 through January 26, 1980, 52 episodes
|Den, Masao||Tanioka, Hironori|
|Battle Japan||Niibori, Kazuo|
|Shida, Ky˘suke||Kurachi, Yűhei|
|Battle France||Hasimoto, Haruhiko & Mashita, Tetuo|
|Shiraishi, Kensaku [episodes 1-33]||It˘, Yukio|
|Jin, Makoto [episodes 33-52]||Ban, Daisuke|
|Battle Cossack||Atsum, Hiroshi & Koga, Hirohumi|
|Akebono, Shir˘||Oba, Kenji|
|Battle Kenya||Oba, Kenji & Kitagawa, Tsutomu|
|Diane Martin [episodes 1-24]||Diane Martin|
|Maria Nagisa [episodes 24-52]||Naomi Hagi|
|Miss America [episodes 1-17]||Lisa Komaki & Kitagawa, Tsutomu|
|Miss America [episodes 18-52]||Onodera, Eiiko & Kitagawa, Tsutomu|
|Shogun Tetsuzan, Kurama||Chiyonosuke, Azuka|
|Nakahara, Keiko||Noriko, Ito|
|Satan Egos (voice)||╬zuka, Sh˘z˘e|
|Commander Hedda||Ishibashi, Masashi|
|Salome [episodes 19-52)||Ueda, Maquis|
Kurama created Battle Fever to battle the criminal organization Egos.
(Diane Martin; Akebono, Shir˘; Shida, Ky˘suke; Tetsuzan, Kurama; Shiraishi, Kensaku; Den, Masao)
He gave the power suits to four Japanese men and one Japanese-American
woman, an FBI agent who followed Egos to Japan.
Den, Masao (Battle Japan) - former National Defense Ministry officer. Trained in Judo and karate. Armed with spear. Did a kung fu dance.
Shida, Ky˘suke (Battle France) - a dandy and a playboy. Works as a beautician. Armed with fencing sword. Did a flamenco (Spanish) dance. Enjoys eating escargo (snails).
Shiraishi, Kensaku (Battle Cossack 1) - trained in science and war. Armed with twin sais. Did a Russian dance. Enjoys eating caviar (fish eggs). Left Big Baser without the Battle Cossack uniform and was killed attempting to save a child from Egos. Shiraishi, Kensaku is in episodes 1-33. (It˘, Yukio (later Takeshi, It˘) left the series to get married and spend the time with his bride.)
Jin, Makoto (Battle Cossack 2) - a scientist who trained in the Defense Ministry along with Shiraishi, Kensaku. Joined Battle Fever to avenge the death of his friend. Jin, Makoto is an expert marksman. He's a loner, prefering to go off by himself. In episode 45 Jin, Makoto plays a trumpet to distract Egos. The tune he plays is the tune Ichiro plays in Kikaida 01. Jin, Makoto is in episodes 33-52.
Akebono, Shir˘ (Battle Kenya) - can talk with animals. Armed with a whip. Did an African dance. Eats just about anything. The smell of his cooking is not appreaciated by the other team members.
Diane Martin (Miss America 1) - FBI agent. Joined Battle Fever to avenge her father, who was killed by Egos. Armed with throwing knives. Did a disco dance. After being injured by Dracula Monster, Diane decides to return to the United States to care for her younger sister Catherine. Diane Martin is in episodes 1-24.
Maria Nagisa (Miss America 2) - FBI agent trained by Diane Martin's father. When Diane is wounded Maria takes her place as Miss America and then stays on permenantly when Diane decides to return the the US. Maria Nagisa is in episodes 24-52.
The other members of Battle Fever are two female spies (who when not out spying wear brown uniforms) and a robotic minna bird. The bird's negative comments about Battle Fever annoy them. The required child is Masaru, the younger brother of one of the spies. He is NOT played by the Jinzo Ningen Kikaida Masaru actor. The other spy has a teenage sister.
Battle Fever defeated the human sized monsters with "Penta Force". There were two versions of "Penta Force". In the early episodes the Battle Fever J members formed Penta Force Cannon from their Command Bats and fired an explosive shell at the monster.
In later episodes they throw their Command Bats into the air, forming Penta Boomarang, which flew into the monster blowing it up.
Battle Fever J was the first Sentai to feature a giant robot used to destroy giant monsters. Starting with episode 5, when the human sized monsters of Egos are in danger of being defeated a giant robot "younger brother" is sent to take their place. To fight these giants one of the Battle Fever team radios Shogun Tetsuzan Kurama at Battle Fever's underwater base, Big Bazer, to request the release of the flying submarine Battle Shark. Most of the time it is Battle Japan who calls for Battle Shark but each of the others has also made the call at least once.
Battle Shark is armed with Tail, Wing, and Vulcan Missiles, Guns of Navarone, and depth bombs.
To finish off the giant robots Battle Shark releases the giant robot Battle Fever Robo. Battle Fever Robo is armed with Lightning Sword, Cross Fever throwing knives, Stick Lancer, Chain Crusher, Attack Lancer trident and Fever Axe. The throwing knives are stored in sheathes on Battle Fever Robo's legs the other weapons and a shield are sent to Battle Fever Robo from Battle Shark. Battle Japan, Battle France, Battle Kenya, Battle Cossack and Miss America have rockets in their boots which allow them to fly ("Jet On") into Battle Fever Robo's stomach.
Battle Cossack, Battle France and Battle Kenya travel by motorcycles, Three Machines. Battle Japan and Miss America ride in Battle Fever Car.
The Battle Fever team fights the evil Egos cult, lead by the mysterious Satan Egos, his priest Commander Hedda (played by Ishibashi, Masashi who was Iron Claw in J.A.K.Q. Dengeki Tai) and American Egos officer Salome.
Battle Fever J is different from most tokusatsu in that the villains do not know who the heroes are in the first episode. Egos learns who each of the Battle Fever members are slowly over the course of the series. They don't discover who Miss America is until episode 24 but then she's replaced by a different woman, who's name Egos does not know. In episode 26 Egos finally learns the names of all the Battle Fever members.
J (Battle Fever J) featured music composed by Watanabe,
Michiaki (best known for the music from JInzo
Last modified Monday, August 4, 2008
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