Warrior of Light Diamond Eye (1973-74)

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Kawauchi Trilogy series
Warrior of Love Rainbowman
Warrior of Light Diamond Eye
Symbol of Justice Condorman
Warrior of Light Diamond Eye
Warrior of Light Diamond Eye
Air date October 5, 1973 - March 29, 1974
Produced by Masayoshi Kataoka,
Etsuo Yamamoto
Distributed by Toho, NET
Channel(s) NET
Genre(s) Tokusatsu
Episodes 26

Diamond Eye (ダイヤモンド・アイ,   Daiyamondo Ai), also called Warrior of Light Diamond Eye (光の戦士 ダイヤモンド・アイ,   Hikari no Senshi Daiyamondo Ai), is a Japanese tokusatsu television program co-produced by Toho and NET that aired from October 5, 1973 to March 29, 1974. It serves as a spiritual successor to the 1972 series Warrior of Love Rainbowman, and is the second in a trilogy of superhero stories authored by Kohan Kawauchi.

Plot

Warrior of Light Diamond Eye focuses on the life of young reporter Kotaro Rai, who had been on the trail of a ring of gem thieves. But, Rai is faced with an evil that threatens all of Asia, the Zensei Majin who had been in disguise. Luckily, the man's life was saved by a good spirit named Diamond Eye who had appeared from one of the stolen diamond rings. From that day on the diamond hero entrusted the ring in Rai, and when he was in need of help, Diamond Eye would appear and protect him.

Episodes

  1. "My Name is Diamond Eye"
  2. "Defeat the Zensei Majin!"
  3. "Operation Hurricane Ready!"
  4. "Don't be Discouraged, Raiko"
  5. "The Vanished 2 Billion!"
  6. "Raiko Cornered!"
  7. "Smash the Wall of Death!!"
  8. "Chase the Mastermind!"
  9. "The Jewelry Exhibition Conspiracy!"
  10. "Mojingah's Great Counterattack"
  11. "Kerarin's Great Challenge"
  12. "Gerarachin's Attack"
  13. "King Cobra's Great Battle!"
  14. "A New Enemy: Princess Cobra"
  15. "Devil's Den!! Hitodetsubo's Fierce Attack"
  16. "Secret Technique!! Lightning of Wareatama"
  17. "Kero Cat's Great Game"
  18. "Onikabuton's Great Escape"
  19. "King Cobra's Great Revival"
  20. "Hitodetsubo's Great Tornado from Hell"
  21. "King Cobra's Great Execution Strategy"
  22. "Princess Cobra's Great Deathmatch"
  23. "The Great Diamond Eye Obliteration Strategy"
  24. "The Great Dynamite Strategy"
  25. "The Great Secret Factory Strategy"
  26. "King Cobra's Final Battle"

Staff

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Masahiro Takase (episodes 1-2, 5-7, 10-11, 14-15, 22-23), Hideo Rokushika (episodes 3-4, 8-9, 12-13, 16-17, 20-21), Takeshi Yamada (episodes 18-19, 24-26)
  • Written by   Tsunehisa Ito (episodes 1-6, 10, 13, 15-16, 20-22, 26), Tatsuo Tamura (episodes 7-9, 11-12, 14, 17-19, 23-25)
  • Based on a story by   Kohan Kawauchi
  • Produced by   Masayoshi Kataoka, Etsuo Yamamoto
  • Music by   Takaharu Ikeda
  • Cinematography by   Fumio Tajima
  • Production Design by   Haruo Asao
  • Assistant Directing by   Takaki Nakamura
  • Special Effects by   Yoichi Manoda, Kunitoshi Shiga, Masumi Suzuki, Masao Masuko
  • Fight Choreography by   Takamitsu Watanabe, Koji Uenishi, Kanzo Uni
  • Narration by   Shinji Nakae

Cast

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

  • Shiro Ohama   as   Kotaro Rai
  • Noriko Kurosawa   as   Kaboko
  • Satoru Fukuda   as   Goro
  • Ryoichi Tamagawa
  • Shiro Kuno
  • Kin Sugai
  • Hidemi Aoki
  • Takashi Kanda
  • Shigeyuki Sunochi   as   Mon-chan
  • Koji Tanioka
  • Kazuyo Sumita   as   Ranka / Voice of Princess Cobra
  • Goro Kataoka   as   Kilt / Voice of Onikabuton
  • Koji Nanbara   as   Genkairyu / Voice of King Cobra
  • Michihiro Ikemizu   as   Voice of Diamond Eye (episodes 1-7)
  • Keiichi Noda   as   Voice of Diamond Eye (episodes 8-26)
  • Haruhiko Hashimoto, Tatsumi Nikamoto, Kanetsumi Arikawa, Takanobu Toya, Chitakeshi Furuta, Junji Iwashita   as   Zensei Majin
  • Yosuke Naka   as   Voice of Satan Bat (episode 2)
  • Koji Uenishi   as   Machine Gun Joe / Voice of Kerarin (episode 4)
  • Susumu Kurobe   as   Beheading Jaguar / Voice of Wareatama (episode 5)
  • Katsumasa Uchida   as   Drill / Voice of Gerarachin (episode 6)
  • Toki Shiozawa   as   Cat Mask / Voice of Kero Cat (episode 7)
  • Kazuyuki Senba   as   Viper / Voice of Wareatama (episode 9)
  • Kusuo Kita   as   Hitman Saturn / Voice of Kerarin (episode 11)
  • Norifumi Sasamoto   as   Wolf / Voice of Gerarachin (episode 12)
  • Tomoko Mayama   as   Voice of Kero Cat (episode 13)
  • Yasuo Araki   as   Condor / Voice of Satan Bat (episode 14)
  • Shozo Furuyama   as   Voice of Hitodetsubo (episode 15)
  • Koichi Uenoyama   as   Geruba / Voice of Wareatama (episode 16)
  • Yudai Ishiyama   as   Demura / Voice of Hitodetsubo (episode 20)
  • Kazuo Suzuki   as   Gamuro / Voice of Gerarachin (episode 22)
  • Miki Yoshida   as   Voice of Kero Cat (episode 23)
  • Shinya Kashima   as   Dogra / Voice of Hitodetsubo (episode 26)
  • Iwao Kumagaya   as   Diamond Eye (episodes 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13)
  • Yoichiro Tajiri   as   Diamond Eye (episodes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14-26)

Appearances

Characters and Monsters

Vehicles, Weapons, and Races

Video Releases

Pioneer LDC (2003)[1]

  • Released: March 3, 2003
  • Region: Region 2
  • Language: Japanese
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Limited Edition
  • Other Details: 1.33:1 aspect ratio, 650 minutes run time, 5 discs

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