Jikuu Senshi Spielban

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Jikuu Senshi Spielban
Format Metal Hero Tokusatsu
Created by Toei
Starring Hiroshi Watari
Makoto Sumikawa
Naomi Morinaga
Shōzō Iizuka
Narrated by Toru Ohira
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 44
Production
Running time 30 minutes (per episode)
Broadcast
Original run April 7, 1986 – March 9, 1987

Jikuu Senshi Spielban (時空戦士スピルバン Jikū Senshi Supiruban?) is a Japanese tokusatsu television series, part of the Metal Hero Series created by Toei Co. Ltd. from April 7, 1986 to March 9, 1987. Spielban's action footage was used for the battle scenes in VR Troopers.

For distribution purposes, Toei refers to this television series as Spielvan.[1]

Plot[edit]

The Waller Empire destroys the planet Clin in search of water for its deity. Two Clinian children, Spielban and Diana, escape to Earth aboard the Grand Nasca. The two grow up during the long journey and don High Tech Crystal Suits to defeat the Waller who have come to Earth in search of more water. Spielban must avenge his dead mother Anna and his homeworld, and find his missing father Ben and older sister Helen. Unknown to Spielban at the start of the series his father and sister have been made members of the Waller against their will.

Characters[edit]

Grand Nasca Crew[edit]

Diana Lady
Diana (unmasked)

Spielban's group is based on the super dimensional mothership Grand Nasca, the source of Spielban and Diana's armor and vehicles. Diana also pilots it to see above the battlefield while Spielban is in Gaios. Its projectile weapons are Nasca Missiles and Nasca Rockets. It also transforms into the Big Bang Cannon, a bazooka-type weapon that Spielban can use. It can also go into "Combat Formation", where it becomes a giant robot that performs the "Nasca Hyper Crush" where it stomps General Deathzero's tank vehicles, shoot X-Ray beams from its eyes, and uses "Knuckle Bomber", where it punches General Deathzero's fighter planes in mid-air.

  • Dimensional Warrior Spielban (時空戦士スピルバン Jikū Senshi Supiruban?): A 20 year old man from the planet Clin. He took the name of Yousuke Jou (城洋介 Jō Yōsuke?) on Earth. When he shouts "Kesshou!" ("Crystallize"), the Grand Nasca showers "Clin Metal Super Corpuscles" upon him, which crystallize to form the silver, black and red suit around his body in 10 microseconds. Spielban's primary weapon is a sword which then becomes the Twin Blade, a double-edged laser lance used to destroy the mechanoids and lifeforms with his "Arc Impulse" attack.
  • Diana (ダイアナ Daiana?): She is 18 years old and Spielban's girlfriend fighting as Diana Lady (ダイアナレディ Daiana Redii?) by performing the same techniques as Spielban to activate her own white and red suit. When she shouts "Kesshou!" ("Crystallize") like Spielban, Diana is quite capable in a fight both in and out of uniform and carries with her the Lady Sniper which acts as her own personal weapon. She primarily serves as a backup for Spielban when they battle the mechanoids or when the Waller send out assault vehicles. There have been times when the Waller have turned their attention towards her once they recognized how much of a threat to them she can be. A running gag on the show was that she would use her charm and sex appeal on the Kinclons, distracting them from their duties while she made her move. Another gag is that she sometimes uses her rear end to attack the Kinclons, which apparently knocks them out cold.
  • Helen (ヘレン Heren?, 3–6, 9, 18, 21, 26, 29–44): Spielban's older sister is 22 and was captured by the Waller Empire when she was only a child. She was forced to witness her father's fate as the Waller turned him into Dr. Bio. Later, Dr. Bio was instructed to do the very same to her as well, converting her into Hellvira (ヘルバイラ Herubaira?) with a secondary persona that activates via remote control. Helen is constantly kept away from her brother fearing she would turn into Hellvira and kill him. When trying to stop Spielban and Diana from killing Dr. Bio her secret as Hellvira is revealed as well as revealing Dr. Bio's identity as Speilban's father. After Pandora's trap almost kills her, Bio places the comatose Helen in a protective tube. When Diana learns that Helen survived, she and Spielban save her, as Dr. Bio destroys the remote control, deactivating the Hellvira persona. Soon after, Helen joins her brother in the fight against the Waller as Helen Lady (ヘレンレディ Heren Redii?), possessing a high-tech crystal armor identical to Diana's, and armed with the double-sided Helen Cutter. When she shouts "Kesshou!" ("Crystallize") Outside of the Waller Empire, three peoples discovers her identity as Hellvira: Karen (ep 18), Spielban and Diana (ep 21).

Arsenal[edit]

  • Super Dimensional Tank Gaios: A small tank-like vehicle piloted by Spielban. Armed with Gaios Rockets, Gaios Missiles and a Gaios Laser, it is also able to remove its cockpit and turn into "Jet Gaios" for aerial combat and "Drill Gaios" for digging underground. The Jet Gaios fires the Gaios Beam.
  • Hoverian: A hover-craft vehicle piloted by Spielban which turns into a motorcycle and can fire Hoverian Lasers and perform the Hoverian Rush.

Others[edit]

  • Anna: Spielban and Helen's mother chose Spielban and Diana to survive by escaping in the Grand Nasca shortly before the destruction of the Clin mothership. She died but was "restored" to life in the alternate future timeline in which the Waller Empire never existed.
  • Marin: Diana's mother who died when the Clin detonated their own mothership but was "restored" to life in the alternate future timeline in which the Waller Empire never existed. Not to be confused with Marin from Uchhu Keiji Shaider.
  • Space Swordsman Teacher (ep 14, 31): A hologram generated by the Grand Nasca's computers to train Spielban in swordsmanship. Later trains Helen/Helen Lady in the same capacity.
  • Daigorou Koyama: Owner of the invention shop "Edison". He claims to be a genius and comes up with various gadgets that don't quite work out. Was once tricked into building a robot for the Waller.
  • Miwa Koyama: Daigorou's younger sister. She helps out at "Edison" but is sick of Daigorou's inventions that don't sell.

Waller Empire[edit]

The Waller Empire (ワーラー帝国 Wārā Teikoku?) is the main villain group in Spielban. From their winged turtle-like mobile fortress called the Waller Castle Gamedeath, they search for water throughout the universe to sustain the life of its deity Waller Empire's Guardian Spirit Waller (ワーラー帝国の支配者ワーラー Wārā Teikoku no Shihaisha Wārā?).

  • Queen Pandora (女王パンドラ Joō Pandora?): Supposedly receiving orders from the guardian deity Waller, she in turn orders the heads of the three armies. In actuality, she is the true leader of the empire, creating the concept of Waller and its cruel intolerance for failure to keep her true position a secret from the generals. During the finale, she splits into two creatures named Pandora Battle Mechanoid (パンドラ戦闘機械人 Pandora Sentou Kikainin?, 43–44) and Pandora Lifeform (パンドラ生命体 Pandora Seimeitai?, 43–44) in order to fight the heroes herself. Thought to have been destroyed, Pandora endures and merges her two forms into the more powerful Pandora Life-Mechanoid (パンドラ生命機械人 Pandora Seikikanin?, 44). Spielban and his allies are powerless until Ben appears and injects Pandora with a virus, weakening her long enough for Spielban to destroy her.
  • Emperor Guillotine (ギローチン皇帝 Girōchin Kōtei?, 24–40, 43): He claims to be a descendant of Waller, which therefore makes him a relative of Pandora. He was summoned from the 23rd century, by a talking gerbil created by Dr. Bio's experiments, from the life of a street beggar to help Pandora in the present. The gerbil told him that his life as a beggar was caused by Spielban. Though he treats his followers and allies as somewhat disposable, he remains eternally loyal to his Queen. Guillotine kept the talking gerbil for a pet, who is later left to Pandora, after he is rifted and destroyed. He dislikes Youki from the start, sensing that this new general will betray the Waller. Guillotine is dressed similarly to a rebel biker. He falls into a dimensional rift and returns as a ghost. As a ghostly form he invades the Grand Nasca and attempts to torture Helen. In this form his right arm has been replaced by a small, living, snake-like monster, which he could launch at the heroes. He was eventually destroyed by Spielban with the help of the Grand Nasca's energy. His gerbil was later contained and destroyed by Dr. Ben during the finale.
  • Machine Army Leader General Deathzero (機械軍団 リーダーデスゼロウ将軍 Kikaigundan Rīdā Desuzero Shōgun?, 1–42): Leader of Waller's Battle Mechanoids he is a black-armored android who is programmed with a knowledge of all tactics. He can transform into the Deathzero Torpedo, a black headed missile that is launched from a catapult. He transforms into this form twice during the series (Episodes 24 and 42), which coincidentally were the only two times he battled Spielban himself. It was strongly hinted that Deathzero was attracted to Diana. He later challenges Spielban to a second battle (both inside and outside of his tank), now having become/been promoted to Super General and powered with a 10,000 volt cylinder given to him by Pandora. He is destroyed by Spielban soon afterwards, with Spielban using his infamous finishing attack.
  • Bio Army Leader Doctor Bio (軍団 リーダードクターバイオ Baiogundan Rīdā Dokutā Baio?, 1–43): Formerly Spielban's father, Doctor Ben. Because of his great skills in biology he was captured by the Waller Empire and converted into the leader of Waller's Bio Army. He creates Biohumans and Battle-Lifeforms with Lifeform Modification Surgery. He was also protective of Helen and constantly watched over her like a father would. Bio can unleash vine-like appendages from his arms and wields a giant sword in battle. In his first and only battle against Spielban he mutated and ended up in a Bioroid monster form, Bioroid Bio (ep 21, 30). Bioroid Bio's abilities included transforming into plant life and/or slime and summoning small bee-like creatures and tentacles from his body. In this battle Helen tries to protect, and prevent him from fighting, his son Spielban before she was forcibly transformed into Hellvira to fight too. Pandora sets up an explosive trap to kill Bio, Helen, Diana, and Spielban all at once though, unfortunately for her, all four of them survive. Bio uses his slime morphing ability to pull his daughter and himself to safety. After surviving the battle Bio returns to the Empire and transforms into a floating brain with eyeballs and a spinal cord. Dr. Bio breaks Helen's remote control and is attacked by Deathzero under Pandora's orders. Afterwards Pandora takes away his privilege of moving around freely and imprisons him in a water-filled glass tube. He returns to his Dr. Bio form, with Pandora's efforts, and is returned to his original human Doctor Ben self, via the energy of the Gamedeath, soon afterwards. During the final he is killed by Pandora when she battles the heroes and he intervenes to help them destroy her. Doctor Ben was "restored to life" in the alternate future timeline in which the Waller Empire never existed.
  • Spy Army Leader Rikki (スパイ軍団 リーダー Supaigundan Rīdā Rikki?, 1–36): Leader of the Waller's all-female spy army. At one point she tricks the owner of the Edison shop, Daigorou Koyama, into building a prototype for a Battle Mechanoid. She often spies and comes up with cruel plans for the Waller, but is not one for combat. After she interferes with Youki's plan, Pandora angrily turns her into a stone statue for Youki to use as his throne. After Youki's death, the talking gerbil was given this throne for his own. During the finale, it disappears though it was presumably destroyed when the Gamedeath exploded.
    • Shadow & Gasher (1–25?): Rikki's aides and fellow spies in Waller's all-female Spy Army. They assist Rikki in almost every evil scheme she creates and employs against Spielban and Diana. Spielban manages to destroy them both with a single strike of his sword when they tried to attack him during a vulnerable time per Guillotine's orders. Unfortunately for them he had gained a second wind, shocking the Waller. Even if he had not they would have been destroyed anyway, as the daggers exploded during the battle. Guillotine had tricked them into wielding the daggers, having promised them an increase in rank for killing Spielban. Upon being destroyed, they were revealed to be robots as they leave behind mechanical pieces and chunks of metal.
  • Youki (ヨウキ Youki?, 35–39): A new Waller officer and androgynic entity created from the evil hearts of men by the Waller deity's (Pandora's) power. He gathered key members of Japanese society and brainwashed them into joining his own secret society, Mumumu. He uses these brainwashed characters to attack and terrorize the city, as well as Spielban and the heroes. Spielban was able to save the brainwashed masses. Youki can appear and disappear at will, as well as blast lasers from his mouth in battle which he first demonstrates in a fight against Spielban. Not trusted by many of the other officers Youki eventually decides to take over Waller, creating the Youki Battle Mechanoid from the remains of various Battle Mechanoids. Vacuumer destroys Youki's creation and sucks up most of his powers. Afterwards, Pandora kills the weakened Youki with his corpse given a funeral before being sent into the depths of space.
  • Kinclons (キンクロン Kinkuron?): Waller's mass-produced Battle Machine Soldiers, garbed in black tights with gold stripes, smiling gold masks with red eye slits, and black and gold capes. Some Kinclons attack with capes, some by kicking their detonating heads at Spielban, and some are equipped with blades on their hands. There was also a Kinclon with a robotic head which was revealed upon being struck by Spielban's Twin Blade. This one seemed stronger than the normal Kinclons, but was destroyed by Spielban just the same.

Waller Vehicles[edit]

  • Waller Battleship Skulljaws: The Waller's transport battleships that resemble giant flying sharks. They are launched from the Gamedeath during battles.
  • Skulldon: General Deathzero's black tank which plits into the Skulldon Jet (top half) and the Skulldon Cutter (bottom half), a tank armed with a buzzsaw. Skulldon is accompanied by numerous lesser unnamed black tanks and is frequently defeated and knocked around by the Grand Nasca.

Battle Mechanoids[edit]

The Battle Mechanoids (戦闘機械人 Sentō Kikainin?) are under Dethzero's command.

  • MechaShoulder (メカショルダー Mekashirudā?, 1): A spider-like Battle Machineman with massive shoulders and hidden weapons such as an electrical laser under its faceplate that was deployed to deal with Spielban and Diana. During the battle Spielban managed to blast off the robot's arms, but the ring on its back remained and was used to bind Spielban. Gathering the strength he had left Spielban broke free and destroyed MechaShoulder with Arc Impulse.
  • MechaBander (メカバンダー Mekabandā?, 1–2): A Battle Machineman built following Mecha Shoulder's demise. While investigating the Waller's latest scheme Spielban was lured into a trap/battle against MechaBander. It had multiple arms, including two large hands and an axe-equipped arm. Also included in its arsenal are electrical dischargers in its shoulders. Spielban survived the first encounter against MechaBander, but the two fought once more. This time Spielban had a plan, scanning the robot for a weak spot. He attacked/blasted the device on the robot's head weakening it and disabling the dischargers before ultimately killing it.
  • MechaShocker (メカジョ-カー 2–3?): MechaShocker can extend cables from his chest and blast electrical lasers from the cable's tips. MechaShocker has a bazooka hidden in the right hump, next to its face, which he used to blast Spielban. The battle did not last long as Spielban made short of the robot with his sword's finishing attack.
  • Mechaputer (メカピューター Mekapyūtā?, 4–5): This character is also sometimes called MechaProcessor. Spielban spotted Helen while out patrolling the city, however his search for her was cut short by the appearance of Mechaputer. Mechaputer had all of Spielban's attacks downloaded into its system. As a result it could predict Spielban's attacks before he made them, making Mechaputer able to attack, defend and evade as it pleased. Spielban warped the battle to an empty rock quarry when Deathzero's army arrived. Spielban made short work of the jets and retreated from the battle. Helen was then forced to set up a trap for her brother and lured him into another fight with Mechaputer. This time Diana was in battle and Mechaputer had no data on her, so it was brought down and weakened by Diana and Spielban's combined laser attack. It was finally destroyed by Spielban's sword finishing attack.
  • MechaAquactor (メカノーチラ?, 6–7): A small robotic tank that was assigned to guard the Waller's new underwater lab. Daigorou and a friend were fishing nearby and accidentally snagged MechaAquactor. The robot then pulled them both into the aquatic base where they were greeted by the bathing suit-clad Rikki, Gasher, and Shadow. Shortly afterwards the men were released after the Waller femmes fatale flirted with them. Daigorou told Spielban about the underwater paradise, which made him suspect that the Waller may be involved. After discovering the lab Spielban was attacked by Waller's jets and MechaAquactor. MechaAquactor mercilessly drove over Spielban and then transformed into a full humanoid form. Spielban took a heavy beating but was saved thanks to a recharge from Diana. Spielban used his finishing attack on MechaAquactor while riding his motorcycle. Aquactor seems to come from the combined words of "aqua" and "tractor".
  • MechaMachine (メカマジン Mekamashin?, 8): A machine gun-themed samurai robot equipped with machine gun blasters concealed under his shoulder pads. This robot could also blast a powerful laser from the sphere-like apparatus in his forehead. The Waller's plan this time was to target Diana. Once Diana was isolated at a dam, MechaMachine appeared with the Kinclons to fight her. Diana held her own as long as she could, but MechaMachine was too strong. It broke her Lady Sniper and threw her off the dam. Injured and bleeding, Diana fled into the woods where she came face to face with Helen. Helen treated Diana's wounds but was forced to flee from the Waller's soldiers when they appeared. Both ladies parted ways and Diana once again faced off with MechaMachine, but Spielban came to the rescue this time. Loaning his gun to Diana they both destroyed MechaMachine.
  • MechaRoboter (メカロボター Mekarobotā?, 10): A robot originally created by Daigorou. An attractive businesswoman came into the Edison shop and offered him a great sum of money if he would construct a robot for her. Daigorou, infatuated by the mystery woman, was more than happy to accept the job. The woman was really Rikki in disguise and the Waller's plan was to use the goofy inventor's creation to launch a sneak attack on Spielban. He went to work dreaming about the possibilities of fame, fortune, and women. Daigorou finally finished his robot but knock-out gas filled his shop and the Kinclons added their own secret modifications. A party was held to celebrate the robot's creation, but the robot secretly attacked Spielban with a small deadly needle in its finger. Spielban faked his demise as he was wearing protective body armor under his jacket. The robot discarded its creator's logo and changed into its Battle Mechanoid form. Spielban went into battle with it and destroyed it with his finishing attack.
  • MechaGunman (メカガンマン Mekaganman?, 10–11): A robotic sniper armed with a laser rifle and a sword. It was also the first Machine Man with the ability to speak. At the beginning of the episode, Spielban came face to face with a mystery man in a cowboy hat and poncho. MechaGunman and Spielban exchanged gunfire, but MechaGunman left the battle and demanded a showdown for later. This was also the first fight which left Spielban injured. Spielban modified his own gun and practiced his target shooting on board the Grand Nasca. Meanwhile the Waller examined the data MechaGunman had managed to collect on Spielban. When the two had their second gunfight MechaGunman had new surprises. MechaGunman generated a radar and a red laser shield to deflect Spielban's fire. Diana joined the fight but didn't fare much better against the shield. She was quickly defeated, but her fall gave Spielban the motivation to short out the gunman's shield and destroy the robot once and for all.
  • MechaFreezer (メカフリーザー Mekafureizā?, 12): A robot based on a freezer and other household appliances. MechaFreezer could use his right arm like a vacuum to attack, as well as a fan-like apparatus built into his chest to blast Spielban and Diana with fierce winds and ice spray. An average family was given the chance to live their lives in comfort and fortune in a futuristic house with a safe filled with money. The youngest son felt something was not quite right about the house but the boy's parents and older siblings began to let greed set in as they became more and more conceited. The boy was a friend of Spielban's, so Spielban personally took a look at the house only to get booted out by the parents. Diana had a different approach, placing a spy camera there disguised a toy, courtesy of the Edison Shop. One night the appliances began to behave strangely. The two heroes charged in to witness the birth of MechaFreezer. By combing their efforts, Spielban and Diana were able to destroy MechaFreezer.
  • DrillHander (ドリルハンダー Doriruhandā?, 14): A drill-themed robot. The episode began with Spielban on a high speed chase to rescue a bus full of children and a teacher from the Kinclons, but waiting for him was DrillHander. While Spielban engaged in combat his bike was stolen. Deathzero then announced to Spielban that he had a choice to either recover his bike, or save the children from a bomb. Unable to do both, Spielban retreated to the Grand Nasca to formulate a plan to rescue both the bike and the children. Throughout the episode a narration recaps all the Spielban arsenal in action as well as the two Metal Heroes' training. After training with a holographic swordsman, Spielban finally has a plan. Diana uses her sex appeal to distract the Kinclon guards while Spielban sneaks into the abandoned warehouse. Meanwhile Deathzero was trying to dismantle the bike to extract any useful information, but had no luck. Spielban finds the hostages, but is ambushed by DrillHander. The bike suddenly springs to life, breaks free of the restraints and aids its master. Spielban kills DrillHander with his finishing attack while he rides his motorcycle.
  • BossKong (ボスコング Bosukongu?, 16): A gorilla-themed robot. Bosskong had spikes on his fists, and could launch his fists like flying maces at Spielban and Diana in battle. The Waller took a local camping site hostage; two men made an attempt to escape but were stopped by the robotic primate. The two men were recaptured, restrained, and tortured by the Kinclons. A young boy also tries to escape and is successful. Spielban finds the child and learns about the hostage situation. As Spielban makes his way to the campsite, BossKong is spying on him. He manages to free everyone, but Spielban finds himself in serious trouble against BossKong. Diana comes to the rescue, but her efforts against BossKong do not fare any better. BossKong takes hold of Spielban's sword with its jaws and, to reclaim it, Spielban hops onto the monkey's back, pounding it repeatedly until BossKong overheats. Spielban used his finishing attack to destroy BossKong.
  • Blocker (ブロッカー Burokkā?, 17): A powerful white robot equipped with a hook and a large blaster pack on its shoulder. Blocker has the ability to detach its arms to attack its opponents. Spielban's friend, a young child named Nobuo, was playing a motorcycle arcade game. Nobuo was then approached by a stranger who offered him a chance to try out a new arcade game. The game was a trap and Nobuo's mind became trapped inside a virtual world. Spielban follows and has his mind trapped as well. Inside the virtual world, and unable to transform, Spielban went through endless bizarre events during his quest to find Nobuo. Every time Spielban came close to Nobuo and the mysterious man, his location kept changing from the urban city, to rock quarries, to train yards. With each new setting there were simulated people who looked harmless but attacked him without warning, including a pair of white robotic hands. The hands belonged to the robot Blocker. Meanwhile, his real body was transported to a hospital with Diana watching over him. Every injury Spielban sustained in the virtual world, his body also suffered. His body was also in danger as the surgeon treating it was Blocker in disguise. The surgeon attacked Diana, who pleaded Spielban to wake up. Spielban managed to wake up from his virtual nightmare to battle Blocker. He managed to cut off Blocker's arms and kick off its head, but it makes no difference and the robot continues to attack. It was finally defeated for good by Spielban's finishing sword attack. Nobuo is saved as well and is eager to play more video games.
  • Doberilar (ドーベラー Doberirā?, 18): A fire-breathing kangaroo-like robot with a high-jumping ability. Doberilar could blast laser spheres from its mouth as well as unleash a tiny airplane-like camera from its chest. The camera had the ability to fire lasers as well as spy on targets through its single lens. Spielban fought with this robot by itself, as well as with Hellvira at the same time. Hellvira at this time having been forced to fight against her will. Once Spielban knocked Hellvira down, this robot was destroyed soon afterwards by his finishing attack while he rode his motorcycle.
  • Electroilar (デンジラー Erektoroirā?, 19): An electricity-themed robot that can attack with electricity. A robotics professor was visiting the Edison shop with his collection of robots. The robots looked more like oversized toys, except for one that was modeled with the appearance (and strength) of a weightlifter, called Samson. Later that night Electroilar used its electrical current to take control of the robots, including the robot strongman. Spielban went to look for the missing robots and found them causing havoc throughout the city. While Spielban battled the robots he tried to reason with Samson, but Electroilar gave it more juice to overpower Spielban. While regrouping at the Edison Shop Daigorou told Spielban and Diana that the professor grew depressed and went to find his beloved robots on his own. Spielban then disguised himself as a robot for the Waller to capture, but his plan was complicated when the Kinclons found the inventor snooping around and captured him. Spielban removed his disguise and battled Electroilar while Diana took on Samson. Diana was saved when the professor snipped the wires in Samson's head, disabling it. Electroilar still remained but Spielban transported the battle to a rock quarry where it was destroyed by his finishing sword attack. The professor was then reunited with all of his stolen robots, including the strongman robot.
  • Wheelder (シャリンダー?, 20): A wheel-themed robot that could launch wheel-themed discs and blast lasers from his eyes in battle. The discs he launched matched the theme of the wheels that were on his body. This robot was used, alongside Shadow, Gasher, and Rikki, to help capture a scientist and his android wife. The android wife was destroyed in battle by Wheelder. Wheelder controlled a humvee-like vehicle of his own which he brought out in battle against Spielban and Diana. First Spielban used the power of his motorcycle to destroy the humvee. Then Spielban destroyed this robot, with his finishing attack whilst riding his motorcycle. Afterwards, Spielban and Diana helped the scientist and made sure he would arrive safely to his next destination.
  • Sartan (サータン Sātan?, 22): A shaman-like shark-themed robot that had a humanoid and a robotic form. He managed to brainwash a KISS-like rock group into becoming an assassin group for the Waller. This robotic creature fought both Spielban and Diana inside a cave which was set as a trap for the hero. Later in the battle Sartan revealed that it could launch the fin-shaped blade on the top of his head at the heroes, which they managed to destroy. When Sartan was destroyed by Spielban with his sword's finishing attack, the spell on everyone he had brainwashed was broken.
  • Godoilar (ゴドラー Godirā?, 23): A robot that could roll up into a ball and attack. It also had the strength to toss heavy boulders. While on Demon Mountain, Spielban and Diana confronted Godoilar during a search for a researcher that was last seen near the location by his little boy and girl. It was later revealed that the researcher had been kidnapped by Deathzone and the female spy team after he had discovered the Waller's new base. Godoilar had been created to guard the Waller's newly built base on Demon Mountain by killing anyone who dared to even approach the place with his vicious traps and weapons. Diana managed to locate the base and destroy it, while Spielban went into battle with Godoilar. In battle, Godoilar managed to throw heavy boulders on Spielban and pin him down, as well as blast lasers from his eyes. Spielban managed to escape from being pinned and destroy Godoilar with his finishing attack. After Godoilar and the base were destroyed, and Deathzero and the spies retreated, Spielban and Diana helped the two children and their father re-unite in a safer place at a safer time.

New Battle Mechanoids[edit]

The New Battle Mechanoids (ニュー戦闘機械人 Nyū Sentou Kikainin?) are a stronger series of Battle Mechanoids.

  • Puncher (パンチャー Panchā?, 25): Guillotine personally supervised Puncher's construction. After the two kunoichi completed their training, Guillotine presented them with brand new kunai. One of Puncher's abilities was to detach its massive claw on its right arm and launch it at the enemy. The claw could operate separately from the main body and held a tight grasp on Spielban during their battle. After Diana broke free from the Kinclons she joined the fight, but sadly her efforts made no difference. Puncher was powerful, but was eventually destroyed by Spielban.
  • Medor (人メドー?, 26): This robotic creature has a snake tail instead of legs. She was built by Guillotine and Deathzero, who planned to use her as a part of Guillotine's plan against Spielban. Medor could blast arrows from her one, bow-like arm, as well as crack her tail like a whip and bind enemies (like Spielban) with it in battle. Spielban managed to destroy Medor with his finishing attack. Spielban figured out later that Medor was not Helen, and that Helen was still alive and out there somewhere for him to find one day.
  • Batilar (カーミラー Batirā?, 27): A copper-colored bat-themed robot who was sent, alongside Kinclons, to capture an alien couple who crash landed on Earth. The alien travelers story was much like Spielban and Diana's, which had happened years ago. Spielban managed to rescue the female, while the male was successfully captured by the Waller. Batilar launched and latched his tentacled tongue onto the spaceman, draining him of his blue-colored blood while storing his robotic bat-like body. The blood was then turned into blue-like stones/pearls that were given to Pandora and used as an offering to the Waller deity. As the alien hostages were being taken back Spielban appeared and rescued them, which lead to him and Diana having a battle with Batilar, Deathzero, and the Kinclons. After the Kinclons had been taken care of, Spielban fought Batilar, who attacked by biting him on the neck. Though overwhelming at first, Spielban endured and destroyed this robot with his sword finisher attack.
  • Disk (ディスク?, 28): A disk player-themed robot. This robot helped in the Waller's plot to use CDs, with Pandora's voice, to hypnotize and lure/trap pregnant women into their clutches. The Waller planned to use the babies for their own evil deeds. Diana disguised herself as one of these women and ended up in the same trap as the others before Spielban came to the rescue. After the pregnant women were saved, Spielban and Diana took on the Waller forces and Disk together. Disk could launch/blast disks from his arm/hand in battle, use a giant disk as a shield to reflect attacks made by Spielban and Diana, as well as reflect sunbeams as lasers to blast the heroes. Like many robots before it Disk was eventually destroyed by Spielban's finishing sword attack.
  • Offside (オフサイド?, 29): This football-themed robot attacked Diana with the help of Hellvira. With an injured leg, Diana could not withstand the combined onslaught of Hellvira and Offside. When Offside removes the football on its head and kicks it towards his opponents, the ball detonates upon impact. Offside used the football on his head and tried to tackle Spielban repeatedly in battle, both to no avail. Offside was destroyed by Spielban, but Diana was left in critical condition.
  • Carman (クルマン?, 30): A van-themed robot. After Helen failed to harm Spielban, and it was discovered that her transformation remote was no longer working, Carman was sent to destroy Spielban and bring back Helen. Carman could transform between his Battle Mechanoid form as well as take the form of a regular-looking SUV. In regular form, he can blast lasers from his high beams and could produce a force field-like shield to deflect Spielban's attacks. In battle Spielban managed to blast and destroy this robot's rear-end, which seemed to slow it down long enough to be destroyed by Spielban's finishing attack, which Spielban implemented while riding his motorcycle.
  • Antom (アントム?, 31): A bee-themed robot, Antom can spray acidic liquid from its mouth that could destroy anything it touched. Antom could also release miniature robotic bees that stung and electrocuted Spielban, Diana Lady, and Helen Lady, attempting to fry their armor's circuits in the process. Antom can also drill its tongue into a building's foundation to cause it to quake and crumble to pieces. He was destroyed by Spielban's finishing attack.
  • Ivyara (ツターラ?, 32): A walking tree-like robot. He appeared when the Waller Empire's scheme was to turn people/Earthlings into plants. Ivyara grew from seedlings that the Kinclons were delivering on unmarked trucks across the city. After he grew he went into battle with Spielban, Diana, and Helen. Ivyara could launch vines from its mouth and fingers. These vines could bind and shock Spielban and the girls. He was eventually killed by Spielban's finishing attack.
  • Biker (バイカー Baikā?, 33): A motorcycle-based robot. Guillotine had infiltrated a biker gang and planned to use them, and this robot, to destroy Spielban for him. Biker could transform between his Battle Mechanoid form as well as take the form of a regular-looking motorcycle. Diana's Lady Sniper did not seem to affect it. Spielban was able to destroy it in battle with his finishing move.
  • Dreampacker (ユメパックン?, 34): A balloon-themed robot. He appeared around Christmas when the Waller Empire's scheme was to use him/his powers to devour the dreams of children. Dreampacker could release a binding, glowing balloon in battle as well as fire explosive laser spheres. He was eventually destroyed by Spielban's finishing attack.
  • Liondon (シシドン?, 35): He was used during the Waller Empire's scheme to give Earthlings magic mirrors on New Year's Eve that were supposed to make the Earthlings look beautiful. In reality, these mirrors turned people into mummies, through the use of magic from the deity Waller. Liondon first appeared in the guise of a kimono lion, hence the name. Liondon is a rollerskate-themed robot who wore rollerskates and resembled a giant rollerskate. He threw explosive parasol umbrellas at Spielban in battle. In battle he could also extend his arms and neck to fit his needs and can blast bladed arrows, mini-missiles and fire from his mouth. He was destroyed by Spielban's finishing attack.
  • Walther (ワルサー Warusā?, 36): A red robot with three yellow eyes and a bazooka-type weapon mounted on his right shoulder. Not fully trusting the Youki's plan, Rikki tried to convince Guillotine and Deathzero to use added measures. After Walther appeared, Youki and the Mumumu pulled back and left Walther to destroy the heroes. Spielban, Diana, and Helen combined their laser blasts in order to weaken him. Spielban then destroyed him with his finishing attack.
  • Brainder (ブレンダー Buraindā?, 38): A brain-themed robot with its brains on its chest. Youki abducted a couple of scientists and drained their knowledge into the robot so that he could steal a device that the couple had developed for the Empire. The device supposedly contained technology that could boost the Waller's technology, as they had nothing like it at the time. Spielban and Diana combined their laser blasts to destroy the robot's brains, which held the transferred knowledge of the scientists. The scientists gained back their stolen knowledge afterwards. It was destroyed by Spielban's finishing attack.
  • Youki Battle Mechanoid (ヨウキ戦闘機械人 Youki Sentou Kikainin?, 39): A scrap-metal robot created by Youki. Its scrapped body seemed to have previously been that of Dreampacker's since it had Dreampacker's right foot, covered with Blocker's head and helmet, Godoilar's body and legs, Sharinder's right arm, Puncher's right arm which was used for a left arm, and Mechaputer's left foot. It attacked only once before it was destroyed by Vacuumer, though it did manage to attack Vacuumer and Deathzero before being reduced back to scrap.
  • Vacuumer (バキューマー?, 39): A heavy-armored fan-themed robot that can suck anyone toward him or blow them away with gusts from his built-in fans. When Youki rebelled against the Waller and took over the Gamedeath, this robot was summoned to deal with him. It sucked up all of Youki's power and destroyed the Youki Battle Mechanoid. Later it was sent to destroy Spielban, Diana, and Helen, with Deathzero and his fleet in tow. Spielban destroyed it with his finishing move, soon after confronting it.
  • Kumason (クマソン?, 40): A green, scaly dragon/lizard-themed robotic creature that was dressed like a samurai warrior. He sought to wield the Legendary Demon Sword. With it, Kumason would become more powerful than Spielban in battle. Eventually, he and Deathzero discovered the "fossilized" sword, but realized it needed electrical energy (lightning) to recharge its power. The granddaughter of the sword's temple keeper used her energy to turn the sword back into a fossil after Spielban saved her. This distraction and loss allowed Spielban to destroy the weakened Kumason with his finishing sword attack.
  • Movieman (ムーブマン Moviman?, 41): A movie camera-themed robot, Movieman was used in Deathzero's plan to make a film. In the movie Deathzero would win Diana and defeat Spielban. In battle Movieman could blast powerful lasers from his camera lens eye and teleport in flashes of light. Movieman could also create translucent decoy images of himself and bind his opponents with movie reel tentacles. Movieman confronted and captured Diana first before going into battle with Spielban and Helen. Movieman eventually had to battle Spielban, Helen, and Diana after Helen rescued her, but it was destroyed by Spielban's finishing attack.
  • Blizzer (ブリザー Burizzā?, 42): This robot resembles a walrus. Blizzer had the ability to freeze water pipes as well as freeze his opponents with built-in ice-blowers. To keep from being frozen Spielban, Diana, and Helen were given anti-freeze defense on their armor. Spielban tried to reflect Blizzer's attacks back to him, but Blizzer was also equipped with a flamethrower and melted through the ice. Eventually it was destroyed by Spielban with the help of Diana in the Grand Nasca, who managed to freeze him with his own laser long enough for Spielban to use his finishing attack to destroy him.

Battle Lifeforms[edit]

The Battle Lifeforms (戦闘生物 Sentō Seimaitai?) are Dr. Bio's monsters created out of organic material. Only a few were produced and at the end of the series Bio would operate on himself and become a Bio Lifeform.

  • Sporeja (グジャ?, 5–6): The first of three Bio Lifeforms. Sporeja could metamorph itself into green slime for infiltration as well as morph into a flat starfish-like mass to wrap itself around its victims in order to consume them. After eating a human Sporeja could assume their identity. Sporeja was used to break into a museum and after eating and impersonating a guard, a diamond was stolen which Pandora used as an offering to the Waller deity. Dr. Bio later upgraded Sporeja with the ability to shoot deadly gas. Spielban was almost eaten, but he finally killed Sporeja with his lance.
  • Cottonja (ワタジャ?, 13): A floating spore-like organism that emerged from a rose. While conducting his research by the lake Spielban found a sad little girl. She quickly ran off leaving her backpack behind. The backpack had her address and name which revealed that she was the daughter of a renowned scientist. Spielban returned the backpack, but the scientist and his daughter were being held hostage by the Waller. The scientist was forced to conduct experiments for the Waller while his daughter kept him fed and made it appear to the public that everything was alright. Spielban sneaked in to save them, but Deathzero threatened to kill them and forced Spielban to throw down his gun. The scientist mustered his courage and broke free from the Kinclons clutches which allowed Spielban to attack. Cottonja had no body and it was difficult for Spielban to land a decent hit. Spielban destroyed it with his laser sword finishing attack.
  • Seaja (ウミジャ?, 15): An octopus-based monster and Dr. Bio's final lifeform. Seaja was covered in tentacled limbs and was colored bluish grey. Seaja was unleashed into the ocean where it would spawn from its arms. Dr. Bio's plan was to infect all the Earthlings with small aquatic parasites causing the infected person enter the ocean where they would turn into fish people. Spielban went scuba diving and confronted Seaja. He told Diana what was going on and she volunteered herself as bait to lure Seaja out of the water. Meanwhile, Spielban stumbled into Bio's hidden mountain lab and demolished it with his land vehicle. Diana, meanwhile, was engaged in battle with Seaja, who could spit out a sludge-like material from the large opening on its face and Diana was hit by it. Spielban managed to join in the battle and kill the monster. After Seaja was destroyed, the victims of the parasites were freed of their manic need for the ocean.

Episode list[edit]

  1. A Shocking Pair! The Crystallized Combination! (ペアでドッキリ! コンビで結晶 Pea de Dokkiri! Konbi de Kesshō?)
  2. Goodbye Mama! The Two Hightech Heroes (グッバイ・ママ! 二人はハイテクヒーロー Gubbai・Mama! Futari wa Haitekku Hīrō?)
  3. Hello Earth: The Blue Seas' Adam & Eve (ハロー・地球 青い海のアダムとイブ Harō・Chikyū  Aoi Umi no Adamu to Ibu?)
  4. Angel or Devil? the Masked Girl Hellvira (エンゼル? 悪魔? 少女仮面ヘルバイラ Enzeru? Akuma? Shōjo Kamen Herubaira?)
  5. Further Than Planets... An Older Sister and Her Young Brother (惑星よりも遠い…姉・そして弟 Wakusei yori mo Tōi... Ane・Soshite Otōto?)
  6. The Combat Creature's Strange Cells (戦闘生物のふしぎ細胞 Sentō Seibutsu no Fushigi Saibō?)
  7. The Kinclon Dance on the Mermaid Island (キンクロンも踊りだす人魚島 Kinkuron mo Odoridasu Ningyoshima?)
  8. Diana's Wrath・Tears・Smile (ダイアナの怒り・涙・ほほえみ Daiana no Ikari・Namida・Hohoemi?)
  9. Helen is...!? My Wrath is About to Explode (ヘレンが……?! おれの怒りは爆発寸前 Heren ga .....?! Ore no Ikari wa Bakuhatsu Sunzen?)
  10. Shock, Gulp! The Beauty-Beauty's Robot (ドッキリゴックン・ビジョジョロボット Dokkiri Gukkun・Bijojo Robotto?)
  11. Strange Robot Gunman (へんてこりんなロボットガンマン Hentekorin na Robotto Ganman?)
  12. The Futuristic House Sad Puppies (未来ハウスのかなしい子犬たち Mirai Hausu no Kanashii Koinu-tachi?)
  13. Do Your Best Papa! The Mini-Mama's Sunny-Side Up Eggs (パパがんばれ! ちびっ子ママの目玉焼き Papa Ganbare! Chibikko Mama no Medama Yaki?)
  14. That Planet is a Map of Our Tomorrow! (あの星がおれたちのあしたの地図だよ Ano Hoshi ga Ore-tachi no Ashita no Chizu da yo!?)
  15. It is the Sea! The Shining Sun, a Wink and a Gulp (海だ! 太陽ギラギラ ウインクゴックン Umi da! Taiyō Giragira Uinku Gokkun?)
  16. Waller Lurks in Loose Layers of Earth (ワーラーがひそむブクブク地底湖 Wārā ga Hisomu Gukuguku Chiteiko?)
  17. A Maze Gamezone (迷宮のゲームゾーン Meikyū no Gēmu Zōn?)
  18. A Bright Rainbow Bridge in a Cup (コップの中に光る虹の橋 Koppu no Naka ni Hikaru Niji no Hashi?)
  19. A Dangerous Technique Hidden in a Circuit (ハッとする危険回路のかくしワザ Hatto suru Kiken Kairo no Kakushi Waza?)
  20. Love and Sadness of a Cyborg (愛と哀しみの人造人間 Ai to Kanashimi no Jinzō Ningen?)
  21. The Queen Sings to the Devil in F Minor (女王が歌う悪魔のヘ短調 Joō ga Utau Akuma no Hetanch ō?)
  22. A Black Mass With an Opera Beat (黒ミサはカゲキなビートで Kuro Misa wa Kageki na Bīto de?)
  23. A Brother and Sister Race Through the Legendary Demon Mountain (兄と妹が鬼伝説の山を走る Ani to Imōto ga Oni Densetsu no Yama o Hashiru?)
  24. From the Year 2201 Comes Emperor Guillotine (2201年から来たギローチン皇帝 2201 Nen kara Kita Girōchin Kōtei?)
  25. The Newly Made Emperor's New Mechanoid Presses Near the End (皇帝製のニュー機械人がギリギリに迫る Kōteisei no Niyūkikaijin ga Girigiri ni Semaru?)
  26. The Second Helen Tears Off Her Loving Heart (二人ヘレンが愛の心を引きちぎる Futari Heren ga Ai no Kokoro o Hikichigiru?)
  27. The Poison Fang Which Tries to Suck the Blood of the Beautiful Runaway (美しき逃亡者を急襲する吸血毒牙 Utsukushiki Tōbōsha o Kyūshū suru Kyūin Dokuga?)
  28. Good Day, Baby; a 23rd Century Lesson (赤ちゃんこんにちは・23世紀レッスン Akachan Konnichi wa・Nijūsan Seiki Ressun?)
  29. 1 Plus 1 Equals 5? Diana Smash Plan (1+1=5? ダイアナつぶし作戦 Ichi Tasu Ichi wa Go? Daiana Tsubushi Sakusen?)
  30. A Tearful Reunion, And Doctor Bio is... (涙の再会、そしてドクターバイオは… Namida no Saikai, Soshite Dokutā Baio wa...?)
  31. Tokyo is Sinking! Third Crystallize Helen Lady (東京が沈む! 三人結晶ヘレンレディ Tōkyō ga Shizumu! Sannin Kesshō Heren Redi?)
  32. Return Mama! Frightful Green Panic (ママをもどして! 恐怖の緑パニック Mama o Modoshite! Kyōfu no Midori Panikku?)
  33. Don't Stop! The Roar of the Destructive Bike Gang (止まらない! 爆走する破壊バイク部隊 Tomaranai! Bakusō suru Hakai Baiku Butai?)
  34. All Happiness・Packer Doesn't Provide the Dream (まんぷくりん・夢をパックンしないでね Manpukurin・Yume o Pakkun Shinai de ne?)
  35. Waller's New Year's Gift; The Beautifying Mirror (ワーラーのお年玉・美人になるカガミ Wārā no Otoshidama・Bijin ni Naru Kagami?)
  36. Mumumu! Waller's New War Potential: Youki? (ムムム! ワーラー新戦力=ヨウキ? Mumumu! Wārā Shinsenryoku: Yōki?)
  37. Drumroll! Youki's Manipulating Devil Dance (どろどろん! ヨウキに踊ろう悪魔ダンス Dorodoron! Yōki ni Odorou Akuma Dansu?)
  38. You've Been Defeated!? Papa & Mama Mechanoid Counterattack (君は倒せるか?! パパママ機械人の逆襲! Kimi wa Taoseru ka?! Papa Mama Kikaijin no Gyakushū?)
  39. The Queen Paints an Unexpected Trick (ウラワザ どんでん女王がえし Urawaza Donden Joō ga Eshi?)
  40. The Girl Watches! The Duel of the Beam Sword VS The Legendary Demon Sword (少女は見た! 光線剣VS伝説魔剣の決闘 Shōjo wa Mita! Kōsenken tai Densetsu Maken no Kettō?)
  41. Who is the Lead Performer!? Plans Made by the Dream Factory (主役は誰だ?! 仕組まれた夢工場 Shuyaku wa Dare da?! Shikumareta Yume Kōjō?)
  42. The Commander-in-Chief's Assault! The 100,000 Volt Final Circuit (大将軍の突撃! 100万ボルトの究極回路 Daishōgun no Totsugeki! Hyakuman Boruto no Kyūkyoku Kairo?)
  43. Last Stand! Breaking into Waller Castle (決戦! ワーラー城突入! Kessen! Wārā Shiro Totsunyū?)
  44. Now You Know! Planet Clin's Secret (いま君は知る! クリン星の秘密 Ima Kimi wa Shiru! Kurinsei no Himitsu?)

Cast[edit]

Alternative versions[edit]

In Brazil this series was named Jaspion 2 after the success of Juspion (Jaspion in the dub), much like was done to the Super Sentai series that succeeded Choudenshi Bioman in France. However, the main hero was always called Spielvan in the dub.

Songs[edit]

Opening theme
Ending themes
  • "Kimi no Nakama da Spielban" (君の仲間だスピルバン Kimi no Nakama da Supiruban?, "Your Friend Spielban")
    • Lyrics: Keisuke Yamakawa
    • Composition & Arrangement: Michiaki Watanabe
    • Artist: Ichiro Mizuki
    • Episodes: 1-10
  • "Kesshō da! Spielban" (結晶だ!スピルバン Kesshō da! Supiruban?, "Crystallize! Spielban")
    • Lyrics: Shōzō Uehara (上原 正三 Uehara Shōzō?)
    • Composition & Arrangement: Michiaki Watanabe
    • Artist: Ichiro Mizuki
    • Episodes: 11-44

References[edit]

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