Megaloman (1979)

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The Megaloman title card
Air date May 7 - December 24, 1979
Production company Fuji TV, Toho
Channel(s) Fuji TV
Genre(s) Kyodai hero
Episodes 31
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Megaloman (メガロマン,   Megaroman) is a Japanese tokusatsu kaiju series co-produced by Fuji TV and Toho which ran from May 7 to December 24, 1979.


At an unknown position in space, a planet existed known as Rosetta, home to two coexisting tribes: the Black Stars and Manes. These two tribes were lifelong rivals, transforming Rosetta in to a battleground. Meanwhile, an astronaut from planet Earth became lost in space and eventually arrived on Rosetta. There, the man fell in love with a Mane woman named Rosemary, and the two married. Rosemary then later gave birth to twins, who became separated at age 3 by a huge ethnic conflict between the tribes, ending in Rosetta falling under full Black Star control. Unbeknownst to the family, a Black Star named Smeller had kidnapped the boy and began raising him as his own. During his time on Rosetta, the Earthly man acquired special bracelets which transforms him into a superhero named Megaloman. He attempted to fight against the Black Star but was presumed dead, with his bracelets being passed on to one of his sons. The Black Stars then set their sights on Earth, the planet which Rosemary and her son Takashi had planned on fleeing to. Fleeing to Earth as planned, Rosemary trained her son in martial arts. With this training combined with Takashi's father's Megaloman bracelets, Takashi was entrusted with protecting Earth from the Black Stars, who had then appointed a new commander named Captain Dagger.


No. Title Directed by Written by Director of
special effects
Air date
1 "Burn Up! Flaming Superman" Takashi Nagano Tatsuo Tamura Yoichi Manoda 05/07
2 "Friendship Bracelets" Sukehiro Tomita 05/14
3 "Roar! Space Kenpo" Masaji Nonagase Tatsuo Tamura Shinichi Kamisawa 05/21
4 "The Monster Corps Take Off!" Sukehiro Tomita 05/28
5 "The First Step of Earth Conquest!" Tatsuo Tamura 06/04
6 "Battle Against the Invisible Enemy" 06/11
7 "Fight! Warriors of Love" Shohei Tojo Koichi Kawakita 06/18
8 "Critical Moment! The Small Hero" Sukehiro Tomita Shinichi Kamisawa 06/25
9 "The UFO Fell in to the Ocean!" Tatsuo Tamura 07/02
10 "Fight with Tears! The Human Weapon" Masaji Nonagase Sukehiro Tomita 07/09
11 "The Fortress Planet Approaches Earth!" 07/23
12 "Collapse! The Black Stars' Ambition" Tatsuo Tamura 07/30
13 "The Great Invasion Strategy" 08/06
14 "Target the Earth Child!" Shohei Tojo Sukehiro Tomita 08/13
15 "Horn Missile! Shoot the Flaming Superman" Tatsuo Tamura 08/20
16 "The Golden Mask! Appearance on the Earth" Masaji Nonagase Koichi Takano 08/27
17 "Where is the Secret Monster Base!?" 09/03
18 "The Monster Erased the City!" Shohei Tojo Sukehiro Tomita Shinichi Kamisawa 09/10
19 "The Half-Fish Alien! Mystery of the Scales" Sukehiro Tomita 09/17
20 "The Monster Corps Invasion: Megaloman Execution Strategy (Part 1)" Tsunehisa Ito 10/08
21 "The Monster Corps Invasion: Megaloman's Desperate Situation (Part 2)" Haruya Yamazaki 10/15
22 "Megalon Fire Stolen" Kiyosumi Fukazawa Tatsuo Tamura 10/22
23 "Escape from the Devil's Hand" 10/29
24 "Dagger is Alive" Tsunehisa Ito 11/05
25 "Tears in a Lion's Mane!" Haruya Yamazaki 11/12
26 "Threat of the Spider Monster Zvider! Unable to Transform" Masaji Nonagase Koichi Takano 11/19
27 "Three Seconds Before the Reactor Explodes! Light Ray Monster Jadonga" Sukehiro Tomita 11/26
28 "Deadly Soldier: Buffalo Monster Buffalone" Hidetaka Ueno Haruya Yamazaki Shinichi Kamisawa 12/03
29 "Don't Shoot the Monster! Combat Monster Teroguirus" Tsunehisa Ito 12/10
30 "Supreme Ruler Dagger's Counterattack! Spark Monster Deathper" Shohei Tojo Tatsuo Tamura,
Sukehiro Tomita
31 "The Fateful Confrontation! Megaloman vs. Masked Monster Dagger" 12/24


Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Yuki Kitazumi   as   Takashi Shishido / Megaloman (voice, episodes 1-4) / Captain Dagger
  • Yukiko Takabayashi   as   Mari Shishido
  • Yusuke Kawazu   as   Go Shishido
  • Madoka Sugi   as   Ran Takamine
  • Pepe Hozumi   as   Hyosuke Yuri
  • Jimmy Araki   as   Seiji Kurokawa
  • Koji Hashimitsu   as   Ippei Mashira
  • Takao Inoue   as   Sogen Takamine
  • Michihiro Ikemizu   as   Megaloman (voice, episodes 5-31) / Captain Dagger (voice)
  • Ritsuo Sawa   as   Supreme Ruler Smeller
  • Susumu Kurobe   as   Barock
  • Ken Nishida   as   Kazuya Yuri


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