Choujuu Sentai Liveman
Choujuu Sentai Liveman (超獣戦隊ライブマン Chōjū Sentai Raibuman, translated into English as Super Beast Squadron Liveman) was the 12th season of the Super Sentai series. It was produced by Toei Company and aired on TV Asahi from February 27, 1988 to February 18, 1989. This season holds the distinction of being the first anniversary season as well as the first series with an animal motif.
Plot[edit | edit source]
This series takes place on Academia Island, which is both a location and a school for scientists. One day, Academia's three finest students, Tsukigata, Senda, and Omura felt their talents were being wasted at Academia and left. They accepted a position in the evil organization Volt. On the night of their departure, their former classmates Yusuke Amamiya, Jou Ohara, Megumi Misaki, Takuji Yano, and Mari Aikawa saw them leaving on a space ship. When asked where they were going, Tsukigata drew a gun on the five, killing Takuji and Mari.
Prior to the pair's deaths, Takuji and Mari were working alongside Yusuke, Jou, and Megumi in creating a suit strong enough for space exploration. They had made substantial progress on the night that they were murdered. One of the professors at the school, Professor Hoshi, pitched in to help them complete their original ambitions. Hoshi was also worried that Volt would begin attacking people, and thus helped out to prepare against a future assault.
Two years later, Academia launched a shuttle for space exploration. However, a mysterious ship appears and downs the shuttle; Yusuke, Jou and Megumi are among the few survivors. They discover that Tsukigata, Senda, and Omura were responsible for the destruction of the shuttle. As a result, Yusuke, Jou, and Megumi took up the powers of the original project, becoming Liveman to battle against their former classmates and Volt.
Later in the series, they are joined by Tetsuya and Jun'ichi, the younger brothers of the late Takuji and Mari.
Ep. 3: Obular Demonic Transformation[edit | edit source]
Jou shows doubt in facing down his old friend Gou as he prepares to use a virus to evolve into the ultimate being.
Ep. 9: Rose! Smell Feverish[edit | edit source]
Megumi attempts to protect the love of her newlywed friends from being corrupted by Mazenda's love-potion perfume.
Ep. 42: Bias' Challenge From Space[edit | edit source]
Bias uses the power of Giga Brain Waves to brainwash Tetsuya into sabotaging the Gran Tortoise and killing his Liveman teammates.
Ep. 47: A 1000-Point Brain! Mazenda!![edit | edit source]
Mazenda fights the Liveman to complete her goal of achieving a thousand-point brain for Bias, even as Gou tries to warn of the consequences of doing so.