Three Mitsurugi ninja,
Jin (blue scarf & stripes on helmet), Suisei (yellow scarf
& stripes on helmet), Genri (female, red scarf &
stripes on helmet), battle the alien warriors of the Scorpion Army (Sasori Gundan).
Majin Hanta Mitsurugi [Demon Hunter Mitsurugi]
January 8, 1973 - March 26, 1973, 12 episodes
These three ninja are ahead of their time. They wear motorcycle helmets...
...and in addition to being armed with swords and throwing daggers they carry hand grenades.
An elderly ninja who is the keeper of the Mitsurugi Ninja's secrets gives the three siblings three magical short swords.
When a giant monster
appears the three ninja use their magic short swords to transform into
the giant, armored warrior Demon Hunter Mitsurugi.
"Chi! - Gi! - Ai!"
Unlike most other
tokusatsu series which used men in costumes the giant hero and giant
monsters in Majin Hanta Mitsurugi are models
animated using stop action photography.
Demon Hunter Mitsurugi carries a sword and a shield,
and fires exploding shells from his chest.
The legendary Iga ninja Hattori, Hanzo is a regular character in this series. He's not the hero of this series however, so he's usually needs help.
1. 01-08-1973 Crush
the Scorpion Army Corps' Space Ninjas!
2. 01-15-1973 The
Severed Head Laughs From the Prison Gates
3. 01-22-1973 Break
the Devil's Curse!
4. 01-29-1973 Gold
Apparition! Cain Whale's Magic
5. 02-05-1973 Earthquake
6. 02-12-1973 Attack
of Monster Gandarar!
7. 02-19-1973 Mobile
Giant Fortress Roados!!
8. 02-26-1973 A
Black Demon Bleeds Red!!
9. 03-05-1973 Desperate
10. 03-12-1973 Satan's
Messenger: Scorpion Monster
11. 03-19-1973 From
12. 03-26-1973 Scorpion
Army Corps' Annihilation Operation
Dash Into The Storm [OP] Tales Of The Wind
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Last modified Monday, August 4, 2008
Majin Hanta Mitsurugi © 1973 Kokusai Eigasha
Images are for viewing only.
1st giant Mitsurgui photo from Japan Hero.
Other photos provided by David McRobie & Arislan.
Episode title translations by Arislan & Lich.