Pro-Wres no Hoshi Aztecaser

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Pro-Wres no Hoshi Aztecaser
Pro-Wres no Hoshi Aztecaser (LDs).jpg
LDs packages showing the Aztecaser romanization
Also known as Pro-Wrestling Star Aztekaiser
Genre Tokusatsu, Action, Martial Arts, Pro-Wrestling
Created by Go Nagai
Ken Ishikawa
Written by Bunzo Wakatsuki
Directed by Kiyoto Fukazawa
Akira Okazaki
Kanji Otsuka
Shouhei Tojo
Starring Miki Shimamura
Futoshi Kikuchi
Tadayoshi Kura
Akira Oizumi
Rika Yazaki
Takumi Usuda
Shouhei Yamamoto
Asao Matsumoto
Antonio Inoki
Voices of Joji Yanami
Narrated by Toshio Furukawa
Theme music composer Toshiaki Tsushima
Composer(s) Toshiaki Tsushima
Country of origin  Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26
Production
Producer(s) Akira Kitsu
Running time 22-26 minutes
Production company(s) Tsuburaya Productions
Broadcast
Original channel NET (now TV Asahi)
Original run October 7, 1976 (1976-10-07) – March 31, 1977 (1977-03-31)

Pro-Wres no Hoshi Aztecaser (プロレスの星 アステカイザー Puroresu no Hoshi Asutekaizā?, officially romanized as Aztecaser and translated as Pro-Wrestling Star Aztecaser) also known as Pro-Wrestling Star Aztekaiser is a Japanese pro-wrestling-themed tokusatsu/anime superhero television series produced by Tsuburaya Productions, and created by Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa. Nagai and Ishikawa created three manga series, simply named Aztecaser (アステカイザー asutekaizā?), published in different magazines by Shogakukan.[1] None of them are related between them or the TV show. They were compiled in a single tankōbon in 1978 (Futabasha), 1986 (Asahi Sonorama) and 2001 (Futabasha).[1][2]

This primarily live-action series is unique, in that, during each climactic battle with the weekly demonic menace, the titular wrestling superhero is able to transform his entire live-action surroundings into anime footage, enabling him to perform superhuman wrestling techniques that are otherwise impossible to perform in live-action.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Battle Hawk & Aztecaser" (in Japanese). Japan: The World of Go Nagai. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  2. ^ "AZTEKAISER" (in Italian). Japan: d/visual. Retrieved 2008-10-26. [dead link]

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