choujin sentai jetman

the-last-alicorn  asked:

The moral of literally every Sentai Season: It's nice to have friends.

Yes it is whether they be childhood friends:

School friends:

Friends from Work:

Friends you serve with:

Or total strangers who become fast friends:

Everything is better when you share it with someone else.  The burdens, the responsibilities, the tragedies and the triumphs.  As long as there are those whose hearts burn with justice, who cannot stand to watch others suffer and who will stand as one to protect this Earth, there will be hope.

All it takes are friends.

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Our editor-in-chief Paula Gaetos had the chance to interview prolific director, character designer, and monster designer Keita Amemiya, who is best known for being the creator and director of the GARO franchise. He is also known for being the director of various other tokusatsu, including Choujin Sentai Jetman, Choujuu Sentai Liveman, Kamen Rider J, Kamen Rider ZO, and Mechanical Violator Hakaider; he was also the character designer for Kamen Rider BLACK and Kamen Rider BLACK RX.

A relationship chart for the characters of Choujin Sentai Jetman.

Note Ako/Blue Swallow over there in her corner unconnected to anyone just watching the drama from afar.

She knows the first rule of a life free of drama, don’t date anyone you work with. There is also the second part of that rule, don’t date anyone who has tried to kill you.  Is it really that hard?

Neo Jetman

Supreme Commander Ichijō of the Sky Force was never actually happy with the original team in Choujin Sentai Jetman.  He didn’t like that the protectors of the Earth were mostly civilians and had a tendency to disobey orders.  That’s why he had his own team created composed entirely of soldiers who never disobeyed.  He called them Neo Jetman and they first appeared in episode 40.

Unlike the original team, they wore identical uniforms and were designated not by their color and the name of a bird but numerically.  They were J1 to J5.  Instead of being bathed in Birdonic Waves to grant them powers, they had birdonic generators surgically implanted into their bodies, giving them a constant source of new energy.  Each of them was also cocky and considered themselves better than the original Jetman team.

The team was composed of four men and one woman, their field leader was J1, played by Yūta Mochizuki who would return the next year as Geki, the leader of Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger.

This team was more well trained and physically more powerful than the original Jetman Squad but lacked two things; a sense of unity and a commander who cared about them. Supreme Commander Ichijō viewed them as expendable and easily replaced and actually refused to order them back to headquarters when they were being defeated saying, “There is no home for losers”. 

He was punched out by Ryu/Red Hawk and then the original Jetman Commaner, Aya Odagiri ordered her team to rescue their imperiled replacements. So much for Neo Jetman.

At least they had a cool finishing cannon.