Ike! Godman

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Ike! Godman (行け!ゴッドマン?) (Go! Godman in North America) is a tokusatsu tv series by Toho. It ran from October 5, 1972, to April 10, 1973. This was Toho's first Kyodai Hero. It was pulled from reruns on September 28, 1973, and it was replaced by Ike! Greenman.

While on air Monday through Saturday, with only one or two episodes per week, each episode consisted of six (or three) parts and each part was five minutes long. The entire series ran for twenty-six episodes.

On every Monday (or Thursday), the Kaiju for the particular set of episodes would appear, with the plot for the set advancing through each successive day of the week, with the battle ending on Saturday with Godman being victorious. Each set follows a similar structure, with people calling for Godman's aid and the hero coming to assist them.

Aya Hirano, as Konata Izumi from the anime Lucky Star, sang this show's theme song on the Lucky Star music compilation CD.

List of monsters[edit]

The following is a list of the monsters from the series:

Toho Monsters[edit]

Gorosaurus battles the Toho superhero Godman.

Other Monsters[edit]

  • 1. Kinga
  • 3. Gosuton
  • 4. Yasugon and Tsunoterah
  • 5. Tsunoshirba
  • 7. Madaran
  • 8. Giandorah
  • 9. Momondarah
  • 10. Forugun
  • 11. Borupes
  • 12. Imgoras
  • 13. Bullman
  • 14. Dongorah
  • 15. Skeleton Man No.1 and No.2
  • 18. Tolanka and Hosuta
  • 19. Green Mask and Funtorah
  • 20. Katsubarge
  • 21. Tieboras and Osutotamu
  • 22. Tsunsuras and Elephanter
  • 23. Totsutosaurus and Tsuras
  • 24. Wolfrah and Getsurba
  • 25. Torilon and Ibogirah
  • 26. Sutegozuras and Akumon

Movie Monster Changes[edit]

The Toho movie monsters that appear in this series are not related to their theatrical counterparts in terms of continuity. The suits were changed since their appearance in the original movies.

  • Gabara, the Gargantuas, Tieborasu, Tsunzaurasu, Totosaurus, Akumon, and Tsurazuu later appeared in Ike! Greenman.
  • Gabara's suit is green instead of blue. He was also green in Greenman.
  • Some of the Toho suits were in really bad shape. The Gargantuas suits appear to be rotting (especially Gaira), despite the fact that both suits were repainted. They are also wearing new masks (with wigs).
  • The Gorosaurus costume is in such poor shape that the inner support seems to be deteriorating. It makes Gorosaurus' torso look like its caving in.
  • Kamoebas had a flatter head and darker color.

Theme Songs[edit]

These are the theme songs from the show:

  • Ike! Godman (Go Forth! Godman)
    • Sung by: Yamamoto Ichiro
    • Lyrics by: Fuji Konosuke
    • Music by: Yamashita Takeo
    • Arrangement by: Hirose Masakazu

-Note: "Ichiro Yamamoto" is another professional name of Ichirou Mizuki.This song plays during the shows opening.[2]

  • Bokura No Godman (Everyone’s Godman)
    • Sung by: Yamamoto Ichiro & ‘Green Peace’
    • Lyrics by: Fuji Konosuke
    • Music by: Yamashita Takeo
    • Arrangement by: Hirose Masakazu