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Kaiketsu Zubat  is a tokusatsu superhero series that aired in 1977. Created by Shotaro Ishinomori, this 32-episode series (which aired on TV Tokyo from 2/2/1977 to 9/28/1977), harkens back to tokusatsu superhero shows of the 1950s, but with a late-1970s twist. The series was first released on DVD in 2008.

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Kaiketsu Zubat

This series is popular with fans of creator Ishinomori, and unique as the title hero Zubat does not “henshin” (transform) like the other superheroes he created. Ken Hayakawa (played by veteran Hiroshi Miyauchi[5]), a private detective dressed in black & red gringo cowboy attire, actually just puts on his red & black “Zubasuit” (hidden in his white guitar, which is opened with the push of a button), which looks no different from that of a Sentai hero:

  • A helmet with “Z”-themed features and an open/close visor and mouthpiece
  • A streamlined rubber jumpsuit with a white scarf (another Ishinomori trademark).
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Zubat drove a car called the Zubat Car.[6] Zubat’s name is based on the sound effect “zubatto,” which is the sound of something being hit right on target.

The villains are also unusual, as there are no monsters, rather they originate from a large criminal organization named Dakker,[7] which has a mysterious leader (who is revealed in the final episode as Fuhrer D), and outlandishly-dressed criminals. Many episodes of this series even had a bizarre Japanese “wild west” setting.

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Kaiketsu Zubat

An episode would generally have a single head criminal, and a yojimbo, somehow terrorizing a group of people. Ken Hayakawa would happen upon this, and meet the yojimbo, which would lead to a demonstration of the latter’s preferred skill, only for Ken Hayakawa to show that he was much better.

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Kaiketsu Zubat

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Kaiketsu Zubat[1][2][3]  is a tokusatsu superhero series that aired in 1977. Created by Shotaro Ishinomori, this 32-episode series (which aired on TV Tokyo from 2/2/1977 to 9/28/1977), harkens back to tokusatsu superhero shows of the 1950s, but with a late-1970s twist. The series was first released on DVD in 2008.

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Kaiketsu Zubat

This series is popular with fans of creator Ishinomori, and unique as the title hero Zubat does not “henshin” (transform) like the other superheroes he created. Ken Hayakawa (played by veteran Hiroshi Miyauchi[5]), a private detective dressed in black & red gringo cowboy attire, actually just puts on his red & black “Zubasuit” (hidden in his white guitar, which is opened with the push of a button), which looks no different from that of a Sentai hero:

  • A helmet with “Z”-themed features and an open/close visor and mouthpiece
  • A streamlined rubber jumpsuit with a white scarf (another Ishinomori trademark).
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  • Kaiketsu Zubat

Zubat drove a car called the Zubat Car.[6] Zubat’s name is based on the sound effect “zubatto,” which is the sound of something being hit right on target.

The villains are also unusual, as there are no monsters, rather they originate from a large criminal organization named Dakker,[7] which has a mysterious leader (who is revealed in the final episode as Fuhrer D), and outlandishly-dressed criminals. Many episodes of this series even had a bizarre Japanese “wild west” setting.

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Kaiketsu Zubat

An episode would generally have a single head criminal, and a yojimbo, somehow terrorizing a group of people. Ken Hayakawa would happen upon this, and meet the yojimbo, which would lead to a demonstration of the latter’s preferred skill, only for Ken Hayakawa to show that he was much better.

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Kaiketsu Zubat

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Kaiketsu Zubat (快傑ズバット Kaiketsu Zubatto?), translated into English as Swift Hero Zubat, Extraordinary Zubat or Vigilante Zubat, is a tokusatsu superhero series that on TV Tokyo in 1977. Created by Shotaro Ishinomori, this 32-episode series harkens back to tokusatsu superhero shows of the 1950s, but with a late-70s twist. The series was released on DVD in 2008.

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Kaiketsu Zubat

After the private detective Ken Hayakawa’s best friend, Goro Asuka was murdered by the criminal group Dakker, Ken tries to find out who the killer is, then get revenge. Using the Gorou suit design originally intended for space exploration, Ken invents Zubat Suit which gives him the speed, dexterity and superhuman strength, making him as Swift Hero Zubat.

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Kaiketsu Zubat

This series is popular with fans of Ishinomori, and unique as the titular hero Zubat does not “henshin” like the other superheroes he created. Ken Hayakawa (Hiroshi Miyauchi), a private detective dressed in black and red gringo cowboy attire, actually just puts on his red & black “Zvasuit” (hidden in his white guitar, which is opened with the push of a button), which looks no different from that of a Sentai hero:

  • A helmet with “Z”-themed features and an open/close visor and mouthpiece
  • A streamlined rubber jumpsuit with a white scarf (another Ishinomori trademark).
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  • Kaiketsu Zubat

The villains are also unusual as they are not monsters. Instead, it is a criminal syndicate known as Dakker, which has a mysterious leader (who is revealed in the final episode), and outlandishly-dressed criminals. Early episodes of this series even had a bizarre Japanese “wild west” setting. An episode would generally have a single head criminal, and a yojinbo, somehow terrorizing a group of people. Hayakawa Ken would happen upon this, and meet the yojinbo, which would lead to a demonstration of the latter’s preferred skill, only for Hayakawa Ken to show that he was much better.

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Kaiketsu Zubat

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