Taiyo Sentai Sanbarukan [Solar Task Force Sun Vulcan]
February 07, 1981 through January 30, 1982, 50 episodes
Owashi, Ryűsuke [episodes 1-23]
Vul Eagle 1
Hiba, Takayuki [episodes 23-50]
Vul Eagle 2 [episodes
Shibahara, Takanori & Watari, Hiroshi
Sun Vulcan Robo
President Hell Saturn
President Hell Saturn (voice)
Zero One [episodes
Zero Four [episodes
Zero Four [episodes
Amazon Killer [episodes 23-50]
Inazuma Ginga [episodes 45-49]
Inazuma Ginga (voice)
EPDS air force officer Owashin, Ryűsuke (episodes 1-23) becomes Vul Eagle. Vul Eagle's special combat techniques are "Eagle Wings", "Eagle Diving", "Eagle Fire". Owashin, Ryűsuke eventually leaves Sun Vulcan to work with NASA on Space Shuttles. (Kawasaki, Ryűsuke was a musician who signed a contract to act for Toei for only 6 months. His leaving the series was intended from the beginning.)
EPDS naval officer Samejima, Kinya becomes Vul Shark. Vul Shark's special combat techniques are "Shark Jaws", "Shark Washer", "Shark Typhoon", "Shark Rolling". Samejima, Kinya entertains himself by playing accustic guitar.
EPDS ranger Hyo, Asao becomes Vul Panther. Vul Panther's special combat techniques are "Rolling Panther", "Panther Claws", "Panther Galaxy", "Panther Bomber", "Panther Mole", "Panther Throw". Hyo, Asao suffers from an irrational fear of dogs, likes to eat a lot and is generally a comical character.
Owashi, Ryűsuke's friend Hiba, Takayuki (episodes 24-50) takes over as the new Vul Eagle. A master of kendo Hiba, Takayuki's Vul Eagle adds new combat abilities "Dashing Sword Technique" and "Secret Sword Style Cross Cut".
The combined attack techniques of Sun Vulcan are "Vulcan Ball" (intially vollyball, later soccer), "Combined Vulcan Sticks", "Sky Jetter", "Scram Hurricane", "Solar (Taiyo) Flash", "Solar Kick", "Vulcan Shoot" and (introduced in episode 45) "New Vulcan Ball" (3 footballs which merge into one large spikked ball).
Each Sun Vulcan member has the ability to use "Vulcan Eye" to see that things that are far away, "Vulcan Eye See Through" to see through walls or under the skin of people to determine whether their human or a robot duplicate and "Vulcan Ear" to hear distant sounds. The heroes can also "Solar Jump" (alone or all three togther).
Vul Eagle drives a jeep called Sandvulcan, Vul Shark rides a motorcycle called Sharkmachine and Vul Panther rides Panthermachine.
"Vul Eagle!" - "Vul Shark!" - "Vul Panther!"
Assisting Commander Arashiyama at the Sun Vulcan base is his daughter Misa. Misa has a crush on Samejima, Kinya (Vul Shark). Misa has a talking, robot dog, CC, made by her father (he made all the Sun Vulcan machines). CC looks like a real dog not like a machine at all. Hyo, Asao (Vul Panther) is afraid of CC.
In episode 29 Arashiyama, Misa creates a mask and costume to appear as White Rose Mask (Shiro Bara Kamen) to help Sun Vulcan fight Red Rose Mask (human form of Rose Monga). White Rose Mask only appears in this episode, she does not become a member of Sun Vulcan.
From their secret underground base Sun Vulcan's battle machine Jaguar Vulcan is launched.
Jaguar Vulcan carries the components of Sun Vulcan Robo (Sanbarukan Robo).
The aircraft Cosmo Vulcan, usually piloted by Vul Eagle, merges with Bull Vulcan to form the Sun Vulcan Robo.
Unlike most other sentai robots which have a single control room in which all the rangers sit Sun Vulcan Robo has 3 seperate control rooms, one for each Sun Vulcan.
In episode 23 the Sun Vulcan base is found and destroyed but a top secret second base had already been built as a back up. When the first base was destroyed the original Jaguar Vulcan was also destroyed which means the Sun Vulcan Robo blew up too. Commander Arashiyama had prepared for this however, and a second Jaquar Vulcan was stored in the back up headquarters.
Sun Vulcan battles the alien invaders of the evil Machine Empire Black Magma, which has as one of its leaders Queen Hedrian the defeated leader of the Vader Clan (Denshi Sentai Denjiman [Electronic Task Force Denjiman]).
Sun Vulcan star in their own movie "Solar Task Force Sun Vulcan" (July 18, 1981).
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Taiyo Sentai Sanbarukan © 1981-1982 Toei Co., Ltd.
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Some information from Marc H. Miyake's Sentai Series Manual Version 2.095 © 1995 Marc H. Miyake.
Cast names provided by Tetsuya Sawaki.
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