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Brave Police J-Decker
Brave Police J-Decker DVD box.jpg
Cover art from box 1 of the DVD release
勇者警察ジェイデッカー
(Yuusha Keisatsu Jeidekkaa)
Genre Adventure, Mecha
Anime television series
Directed by Shinji Takamatsu
Music by Yasunori Iwasaki
Studio Sunrise
Network Nagoya TV
Original run February 5, 1994January 28, 1995
Episodes 48
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Brave Police J-Decker (勇者警察ジェイデッカー Yuusha Keisatsu Jeidekkaa?) is the fifth series of the anime television meta Brave series (Yūsha). It aired in Japan from February 5, 1994 to January 28, 1995.[1] Brave Police J-Decker returns the series to a subtly lighter tone, focusing more on the concept of "robot as human-built AI construct" emphasized by the previous season's series, The Brave Express Might Gaine. The series takes place in the fictional city of Nanamagari City.

Characters[edit]

Yuuta Tomonaga (友永 勇太 Tomonaga Yuuta?)
(Voiced by Hiromi Ishikawa)
A fourth grader. stumbles upon Deckerd, a humanoid robot under construction by the Japanese police, built to fight advanced forms of crime. Yuuta's constant contact with Deckerd gives the robot a "heart", or personality; when Yuuta is recruited as the "boss" of the "Brave Police" (ブレイブポリス Bureibu Porisu?) as a result, a true human/robot partnership occurs. While he is a cry-baby as manifest by the fact, he practically cries every other episode, he shows that he has courage to step up if it is for people, or his team.
Azuki Tomonaga (友永 あずき Tomonaga Azuki?)
(Voiced by Michiko Neya)
Eldest daughter in Tomonaga family and Yuuta's elder sister. 16 years old. She is doing housework instead of her absentee parents. She is a love interested of Masaya Kashiwazaki.
Kurumi Tomonaga (友永 くるみ Tomonaga Kurumi?)
(Voiced by Mika Yanata)
Second daughter in Tomonaga family and Yuuta's elder sister. 13 years old. Tomboyish, impatient girl.
Juzo Saejima (冴島 十三 Saejima Juuzou?)
(Voiced by Ryuzaburo Otomo)
Metropolitan Police Department Superintendent General. He conceived Brave Police and appointed Yuuta to Police inspector.
Shunsuke Toudou (藤堂 俊助 Toudou Shunsuke?)
(Voiced by Masaaki Tsukada)
The development designer of Brave Police in Japan. He is not only a skilled mechanic, but has a genuine interest and love for the machines.
Kazuto Azuma (東 一門 Azuma Kazuto?)
(Voiced by Kazuo Oka)
Metropolitan Police Department vice-inspector-general. he is considerable straitlaced person.
Regina Argine (レジーナ・アルジーン Rejiina Arujiin?)
(Voiced by Yuko Miyamura)
Brave Police development chief of Scotland Yard. With the duke whom she made She came over to Japan. She has a doctorate of the Cambridge University mechanical engineering in spite of 12 years old. Due to her dark past, which include her father not arresting her mother, thus failing on his duty as policeman, she resolves to be a "perfect" policeman; A policeman not swayed by "evil" emotions. She designed and created Duke, and Duke always refers her as "Lady"
Ayako Kimizuka (君塚 綾子 Kimizuka Ayako?)
(Voiced by Takumi Kurebayashi)
A cheerful journalist and photographer. She has strong friendship with the Build Team's Dumpson.
Seia Onoue (尾上 せいあ Onoue Seia?)
(Voiced by Etsuko Ishikawa)
A high-ranked officer of the military Defense Forces. She has strong friendship with the Build Team's McCrane, especially after McCrane saved her brother.
Daisaku Omura (大村 大作 Oomura Daisaku?)
(Voiced by Mitsuaki Hoshino)
Sanae Itohata (糸畑 さなえ Itohata Sanae?)
(Voiced by Takumi Kurebayashi)
Masaya Kashiwazaki (柏崎 雅也 Kashiwazaki Masaya?)
(Voiced by Takumi Yamazaki)
Mudra (ムドラー Mudoraa?)
(Voiced by Ryotaro Okiayu)
Yuichiro Tomonaga (友永 勇一郎 Tomonaga Yuuichirou?)
(Voiced by Ken Shiroyama)
He is Yuuta's father.
Amami Tomonaga (友永 亜真美 Tomonaga Amami?)
(Voiced by Naoko Ishii)
She is Yuuta's mother.
Makoto Onoue (尾上 真琴 Onoue Makoto?)
(Voiced by Akifumi Endo)
He is Seia Onoue's younger brother.
Masaki Kitagawa (喜多川 勝気 Kitagawa Masaki?)
(Voiced by Takumi Kurebayashi)
Kikumaro Takano (鷹野 菊麿 Takano Kikumaro?)
(Voiced by Michiko Neya)
Emiri Aihara (愛原 絵美里 Aihara Emiri?)
(Voiced by Mika Yanata)

Offenders[edit]

Ken Shinjo (新庄 健 Shinjou Ken?)
(Voiced by Kazuyuki Sogabe)
Victim O'Rand (ビクティム・オーランド Bikutimu Oorando?)
(Voiced by Takehito Koyasu)
Neuva Fahrzeug (ノイバー・フォルツォイク Noibaa Forutsoiku?)
(Voiced by Nobuo Tobita)
He is Eva's son.
Eva Fahrzeug (エヴァ・フォルツォイク Eva Forutsoiku?)
(Voiced by Miki Ito)
She is Neuva's mother.

Brave Police[edit]

J-Decker[edit]

  • Fire J-Decker Max Cannon Mode (ファイヤージェイデッカー・マックスキャノンモード Faiyaa Jeidekkaa Makkusu kyanon moodo?) (Voiced by Tōru Furusawa) : Complete union of Deckerd, Duke, Gun-Max, and their support vehicles.
    • Fire J-Decker (ファイヤージェイデッカー Faiyaa Jeidekkaa?) (Voiced by Tōru Furusawa) : Combination of series' primary and secondary super robots.
      • J-Decker (ジェイデッカー Jeidekkaa?) (Voiced by Tōru Furusawa) : Super robot combination of Deckerd with his support vehicle. This is the series primary super robot.
        • Deckerd (デッカード Dekkaado?) (Voiced by Tōru Furusawa) : The sentient police robot that transforms into a police cruiser. He is the main character of the story and is the first robot created with Super A.I. From him, every Super A.I is originated as all Braves robots' A.I is copied from Deckerd. He acts as the leader of the team and he is usually a peace-maker when conflict arises among Brave Team. He is the only one from the team that refers Yuuta as "Yuuta" rather than "Boss." He forms the head of J-Decker.
        • J-Roader (ジェイローダー Jeiroodaa?): A massive SWAT van. It has a garage located in the rear in which to transport Deckerd in car mode. It forms the body of J-Decker.
      • Duke Fire (デュークファイヤー Dyuuku faiyaa?) (Voiced by Toshiyuki Morikawa) : The secondary super robot of the series, formed from Duke and his support vehicle. He forms the body additions of Fire J-Decker.
        • Duke (デューク Dyuuku?) (Voiced by Toshiyuki Morikawa) : A sentient robot that transforms into an ambulance. Created by Regina, he was instructed to have perfect AI, not swayed by emotions and evil thoughts. However, as he spends more time with other members, he realizes that traits once Regina called evil, such as anger, hatred, are not always necessarily evil. As one of the most serious robots of the Brave team, he does not talk much, speaks only if necessary. He always calls Regina as "Lady" rather than her real name. Only time he ever called Regina by her first name was when Regina was about to be attacked by J-Decker Knight (under the control of Gaizonite) as he managed to get all strength to unite to save Regina from the attack. He forms the arms of Duke Fire.
        • Fire Roader (ファイヤーローダー Faiyaa Roodaa?): A massive firetruck that serves as Duke's support vehicle. It forms the torso, legs and head of Duke Fire.
    • Gun-Max Armor (ガンマックスアーマー Ganmakkusu Aamaa?) (Voiced by Naoki Makishima) : The combined robot form of Gun-Max and his motorcycle. It can also combine with J-Decker alone (without Duke Fire), to form J-Decker Max Cannon Mode (ジェイデッカー・マックスキャノンモード Jeidekkaa Makkusu kyanon moodo?).
      • Gun-Max (ガンマックス Ganmakkusu?) (Voiced by Naoki Makishima) : A sentient police robot that does not transform on his own. He is from Traffic Patrol Division. As a quite independent robot, he refuses to work with him at first. However, when Yuuta almost sacrificed himself to save Gunmax, he is touched by Yuuta's genuine love and join the team. He often uses English when he talks, and is one of the most care-free character of the story. Time to time, he refers Yuuta as "kid" and he has a special relationship with Toudou, the development chief of the Brave team.
      • Gun Bike (ガンバイク Ganbaiku?): An oversized police motorcycle that is large enough to be ridden by Gun-Max.

Build Team[edit]

  • Super Build Tiger/Tiger Gimlet (スーパービルドタイガー / タイガーギムレット Suupaa Birudo Taigaa?) (Voiced by Ryōtarō Okiayu) : The combined forms of the full Build Team. Super Build Tiger is their super robot form. The Tiger Gimlet is an elongated assault vehicle with a front-mounted drill.
    • Build Tiger (ビルドタイガー Birudo Taigaa?) (Voiced by Ryōtarō Okiayu) : The combined forms of the Build Team without Drillboy. Build Tiger is a super robot. The Build team originally did not start with Super A.I. as there was still a debate among the police force, as the police force did not buy the idea of Super A.I. After seeing the difference between the robot with super A.I (in this case Deckerd) and the robots without it (the Build Team), the police force decided to give super A.I to the Build Team, officially starting the Brave team.
      • McCrane (マクレーン Makureen?) (Voiced by Ryōtarō Okiayu) : Member of the Build Team that transforms into a hydraulic crane mode. He is one of the most reserved member of the team and he acts as the leader of the Build Team. He has close relationship with Seia, the chief of the Defense Force. When forming Build Tiger or Super Build Tiger, McCrane forms the torso and head.
      • Power Joe (パワージョー Pawaa Joo?) (Voiced by Takumi Yamazaki) : Member of the Build Team that transforms into a power shovel mode. His hot tempered personality often leads to quarrel in the team, espercially with Drill Boy. He is close to Yuuta's three friends, Masaki, Emily, and Kigumaro. He often wields nunchaku or Karate stick, a two section staff and is a fan of Kungfu. He often uses Kungfu move when engaged in a fight. When forming Build Tiger or Super Build Tiger, Power Joe forms the arms.
      • Dumpson (ダンプソン Danpuson?) (Voiced by Mitsuaki Hoshino) : Member of the Build Team that transforms into a dump truck mode. He has close relationship with Ayaho, a field reporter. He has a fighting style of a wrestler, and like Power Joe, he shows his temper time to time. He uses his dumbbells in a fight. When forming Build Tiger or Super Build Tiger, Dumpson forms the legs.
    • Drillboy (ドリルボーイ Doriru Booi?) (Voiced by Hiro Yūki) : A soccer playing member of the Build Team that transforms into a drill tank or drill jet mode. As the youngest member in Brave team, he often acts childish, and gets scoled by Yuuta, or his teammates. He is a prankster, and loves to joke around. His main weapon his soccer ball, which turns into spiked soccer ball when used against enemies. When forming Super Build Tiger, Drillboy becomes the foot additions, torso addition and wings.

Other Brave Police[edit]

  • Shadow Maru (シャドウ丸 Shadou maru?) (Voiced by Fumihiko Tachiki) : A large ninja robot that transforms into a kind of police car, an artillery tank, a jet, or a giant German shepherd. He can also transform into the Brave Cannon (ブレイブキャノン Bureibu Kyanon?), a massive gun that is supported by J-Decker, Duke Fire, Gun-Max Armor, and Super Build Tiger in a team attack. Shadow Maru is a remolded and recolored version of Sixshot from the Transformers. Unlike other members, he is equipped with many difference sensors, he is able to detect things that other members cannot. He usually does all the research and detective work as he is an expert in that area. He is only member of the team that does not unify with other members. He is the brother of Kagerou and has personal history with Kagerou. He was forced to kill Kagerou in tears after Kagerou became mindless killing machine as his A.I. was already taken by Shinjo, a villain of the series. He wished to die with Kagerou after he revenged Kagerou, but with the wish of Kagerou, he became official member of the Brave team.
  • Kagerou (カゲロウ Kagerou?) (Voiced by Shigeru Nakahara) : The prototype and brother of Shadow Maru. He is a large ninja robot of appearance similar to Shadow Maru, and transforms into a car mode and a Rodan-like draconic mode. He went renegade when he discovered that his A.I was to be deleted after testing. So, he fights against the Brave Police, who are assigned with the task of capturing him, and later killed by the hands of his brother Shadow Maru. He is caught by Shinjo and his AI taken to be installed in a submarine, which sinks. His A.I. is later used by Excellent Company, a company that main antagonist Nueva, to build enemy robots with Super A.I. Victim and his Chieftain series use the A.I. that was stolen from Kagerou.

Unlawful Monsters[edit]

The many organic and robotic monsters that appear throughout the series that the Brave Police fought.

  • Death Magnet: Appears in episode 1. Powers include magnetic beams from the main coil in torso, flight, and a stealth system. It was constructed and piloted by Dr. Gauss. Reappears in Brave Saga with the hip funnels being used as small laser cannons.
  • Barbarossa: Appears in episode 2. Powers include flight, twin machine guns, and summoning flight battler units armed with a machine gun and missiles. It is actually a living aerial bomber commanded by sorcerer Noriyasu Cato.
  • Gaizonite: Appears in episodes 3 and 26. Powers include traveling to planets in a meteor, a silicate body, red lightning bolts from the antennae that can control inorganic matter although strong willed robots can resist it, and levitation.
    • Dastogon: Appears in episode 3. Its only known power is a drill for the right arm.
  • Screwdriver: Appears in episode 4. Powers include burrowing, sharp claws for fingers, and high jumping. It is a human sized assassin robot used by Monsieur Monde.
  • Black Russian: Appears in episode 4. Powers include breaking its body into pieces and an electric grapple claw in the torso. It is a robot piloted by Monsieur Monde. The design resembles Mazinger Z and Steel Jeeg.
  • Gawan: Appears in episode 5. Powers include a long tongue, a whip tail, and adaptive armor.
  • Pierorobo: Appears in episode 6. Powers include retractable limbs, a drill in the left index finger, and rotating machine guns in the waist. It is piloted by clown partner bioscientists Donik and his assistant Pierrot.
  • Bronze Kong: Appears in episode 9. Powers include a bio-bronze body that allows it to divide into statues, absorb physical blows, and regenerate. It was constructed by art thief Wakabayashi Nobio.
  • Abyss Guardians: Appear in episode 11. Powers include a chained kama, a shield on either arm, and a laser gun in the left arm. They serve as the guards of the advanced submarine Abyss created by Dr. Ken Shinjo. Reappear in Brave Saga.
  • Cabalientro Brelicatodomes: Appears in episode 12. Powers include a larval form with high jumping, a thick exoskeleton, growth by eating, adolescent form armed with sharp claws, and in its adult form butterfly wings with acidic scales and adhesive black gas from its two tails and mouth.
  • Crimson X Workbots: Appear in episode 13. Their only known power is an enhanced engine that causes them to explode after being used for too long; the second one also has drills for hands. They were originally regular workbots before being stolen by Yoshiki, Yoshito, and Yoshiva Kikaida and given a Crimson-X System.
    • Death Metal: Appears in episode 13. Powers include laser absorbing shoulder plates and a pair of combinable lances. It is the completed version of the Crimson-X System used and piloted by Yoshiki, Yoshito, and Yoshiva Kikaida. It heavily resembles the replica Auge from Heavy Metal L-Gaim.
  • Robotic Cockroach: Appears in episode 14. Powers include burrowing and green electric bolts from the antennae. It is one of three robotic insects created by Dr. Eric Von Gigastein III.
  • Robotic Beetle: Appears in episode 14. Powers include burrowing, a large horn, tank treads in the thorax, and pink eye lasers. It is one of three robotic insects created by Dr. Eric Von Gigastein III.
  • Robotic Mantis: Appear in episodes 14 and 15. Powers include burrowing, a rapid fire grenade launcher and pink energy blasts from the mouth, and green electric bolts from the antennae. They one of three robotic insects created by Dr. Eric Von Gigastein III with one assisting the other two robotic insects and one guarding his castle in Germany.
  • Gigazector: Appears in episode 15. Powers include four arms, electric bolts from the eyes, sound waves that control insect men of the Underground Kingdom, a statue disguise, a flamethrower in the mouth, and a 3-tube energy cannon in each pectoral. It is a combination of human and insect man technology created and piloted by Dr. Eric Von Gigastein III. It heavily resembles aura battlers from Aura Battler Dunbine.
  • Big Steel Soldier Demars: Appears in episode 16. Powers include burrowing, eight firework cannons on the torso, flight, bullas from the torso, finger missiles, emitting a holograms of itself, and a flamethrower in the abdomen. It is controlled by Lieyer The Thief's unnamed son.
  • Inti: Appears in episode 17. Powers include possession to drag out human greed, levitation, phasing through matter, pink eye beams that cause possession and small explosions, and a stone body. She is an ancient Mayan evil spirit from Machu Pichu that will lose energy if she sees her reflection.
  • Growth Serum Cockroach: Appears in episode 18. Possesses no known powers as it is quickly killed by Shadowmaru before attacking a scientist.
  • Growth Serum Panda: Appears in episode 18. Powers include swimming long distances and sharp claws. Reappears in Brave Saga 2.
  • Doublebots: Appear in episode 19. Powers include spear legs, pincer claws, and wires that emit electric shocks. They are modified junk cars controlled by Bob Marey.
  • Bycross: Appears in episode 21. Powers include a machine guns while dividing into motorcycles, drill fingers, and cyclone lightning blasts from the palms. It is driven by former Highway Patrol officer Kirisak.
  • Bullfighter Robo: Appears in episode 22. Powers include speed and bull horns. It is a centaur-like robot piloted by master of disguise and masked wrestler crime lord Mil Amigo.
  • Gyrobot: Appears in episode 23. Powers include flight, a pair of machine guns in the torso, finger machine guns, and a laser cannon in each arm. It is piloted by Dr. Adolf Madoh.
  • Chieftain Twins (チーフテン Chiifuten?) (Voiced by Ginzo Matsuo): Appear in episodes 25 and 26. Powers include jet boosters on the back that grant flight and swimming, a katana that fires lightning bolts, and a beam absorbing force field by combining. They have Super A.I. based on the cyborg duplicate of Victim O'Rand commanded by Neuva Fahrzeug with them originally being produced by the Excellent Company.
  • Tank Combined Robo: Appears in episode 26. Its only known power is having seven tank cannons on each side of its body. It was constructed from Special Police Units merged from Gaizonite.
  • Satan J-Decker (サタンジェイデッカー Satan Jeidekkaa?): Appears in episodes 26 and 27. Powers include swimming, j-buster, flight, a laser cannon on each foot, and a beam javelin. In Brave Saga 2 his origin is redone from being possessed by Gaizonite to becoming zondarized by Primada from GaoGaiGar.
  • Remodeled Chieftain 1 (Voiced by Ginzo Matsuo): Appears in episodes 26 and 27. Powers include a machine controlling sword named Dan based on Gaizonite, emitting an electromagnetic pulse from Dan, and a long range armored tazer for the right arm. After being defeated, Dan fled the battle and served as Victim's transport in episode 29.
  • Mechasaura: Appears in episode 28. Powers include scythe arms, ten energy cannons on the body with an eleventh in the mouth, and concealed missile pods.
  • Hyper Chieftain Twins (ハイパーチーフテン Haipaa Chiifuten?) (Voiced by Ginzo Matsuo): Appear in episode 29. Powers include a missile launcher in each pectoral, a saber, lasers from the right wrist, a beam absorbing force field by combining, and a brave up style combination. They were created from data on Remodeled Chieftain 1 after Dan fled and retrieved his head for Victim O'Rand to use.
    • Armored Chieftain (アーマードチーフテン Aamaado Chiifuten?) (Voiced by Ginzo Matsuo): Appears in episode 29. It possesses the combination of both Hyper Chieftains with the first one in controlling the body upon killing the second one and is twice the size. Powers include a beam absorbing chest plate, a double sided saber, armpit missiles, and lasers from the right wrist.
  • Psycho Gunner: Appears in episode 31. Powers include separating its body into three pieces, levitation, absorbing psychic energy as fuel, cutting beams from the palms, constricting extendable hair, and throwing psychokinetic energy balls. It is controlled by esper agent Sister Nanase.
  • Wetherd: Appears in episode 32. Powers include levitation, creating magnetic storms from the underside, manipulating weather to create storms, a magnetic force field, and several 12-tube missile launchers around the body.
  • Janus: Appears in episode 34. Powers include interference signals, emitting illusions, levitation, and invisibility. It is a crime robot piloted by the game programming Bubble Gun Sisters.
  • Armgun: Appear in episode 35. Powers include perfect accuracy with the gunarms, four wheeled legs, and a highly explosive body. They were created by Dr. Edgar Popkins. They heavily resemble the title mech from Gunhed.
  • Biomecha: Appear in episode 36. Powers include agility and sharp claws. They are three biomachines with one being used by bioscientist Kuze.
    • Super Biomecha: Appears in episode 36. Powers include burrowing, an explosive mouth beam, sharp claws, and armored plates that can be shed for agility. It is a bio machine piloted by bioscientist Kuze.
  • God Whale: Appears in episode 37. Powers include fast swimming, a narwhal-like horn, can temporarily survive and move on land, and mouth flames by drinking oil. It is a giant cyborg whale created by former marine biologist Shiro Mizushime using thought patterns of his late son Shin.
  • Nue: Appears in episode 38. Powers include levitation, an electrical body, and a coiling tail. It is an artificial ghost created by illusionist Magi Demon.
  • Trailer Robo: Appears in episode 39. Powers include a remote semi truck armed with a pair of pile drivers, disguising itself as a truck trailer, lasers and machine guns from the palms of its clawed hands, a pair of 13-tube missile pod launchers, and foot treads. It is a car stealing robot created by car dealer Yasuko Ensuuji.
  • Minotaur Robo: Appears in episode 42. Powers include burrowing and eye heat lasers.
  • Barak Seijin: Appears in episodes 42 and 43. Powers include human disguising, causing objects to melt telepathically, holograms, spawning electrical fields to trap enemies, and summoning Baracron by throwing his capsule. They heavily resemble Metron Seijin from Ultraseven while having the laugh of Baltan Seijin from the original Ultraman.
    • Baracron: Appears in episodes 42 and 43. Powers include fire balls from the head hole and energy shockwaves from the body. It resembles Zetton from the last episode of Ultraman while his capsule form is an obvious homage to Windam, Mikulus, and Agira from Ultraseven.
  • Black Chieftains (ブラックチーフテン Burakku Chiifuten?) (Voiced by Ginzo Matsuo): Appears in episodes 44, 45, 46, and 47. Powers include back thrusters granting swimming and flight, super speed, detachable rocket powered hands, self destructing, automatic rifles, and a katana. They are mass production chieftains based on the original two created by the Excellent Company and manufactured in the Turkish city of Etonia. Reappear in Brave Saga with their katanas firing blue laser beams similar to the original twins.
  • Mecha Victim (Voiced by Takehito Koyasu): Appears in episodes 45 and 46. Powers include flight, a jousting lance that can be charged with blue fire, and agility. It is a giant robot with the AI of the cyborg duplicate of Victim O'Rand piloted by Neuva Fahrzeug. Reappears in Brave Saga.
  • Big Mother (ビッグ・マザー Biggu Mazaa?): Appears in episodes 45, 46, and 47. Powers include flight and Hamlen waves from the mouth that take control of any machine with a Fahrzeugronne Chip.
    • Mad Mother (マッド・マザー Maddo Mazaa?): Appears in episode 47. Powers include disguising itself as a statue, impaling tendrils from the back, a scythe, blade resistant armor, and four energy cannons hidden in the abdomen. It is a command unit of the black chieftains piloted by Eva Fahrzeug. Reappears in Brave Saga.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "勇者警察ジェイデッカー(1994)". allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
The Brave Express Might Gaine
Brave series
1994-1995
Succeeded by
The Brave of Gold Goldran