Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan

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Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan
GenreTokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Created byToei Company
Marvel Comics
Developed byShozo Uehara
Directed byKoichi Takemoto
StarringRyūsuke Kawasaki
Kinya Sugi
Asao Kobayashi
Shin Kishida
Yumi Nemoto
Takayuki Godai
Narrated byTōru Ōhira
Opening theme"Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan" by Akira Kushida & Koorogi '73
Composer(s)Michiaki Watanabe
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes50
Production
Producer(s)Takeyuki Suzuki
Yūyake Usui
Susumu Yoshikawa
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)TV Asahi
NT21
Toei Company
Toei Advertising
Release
Original networkTV Asahi
Original releaseFebruary 7, 1981 (1981-02-07) –
January 30, 1982 (1982-01-30)
Chronology
Preceded byDenshi Sentai Denjiman
Followed byDai Sentai Goggle-V

Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan is a Japanese television series. It is the 5th in Toei's Super Sentai series. It was broadcast from February 7, 1981, to January 30, 1982, and is the Super Sentai series to serve as a direct sequel to its previous series (Denshi Sentai Denjiman). It is also the first and only series in the franchise to have an all-male Super Sentai team and the first to have fewer than five members in the core team.

Plot[change | change source]

The threat of the Machine Empire Black Magma causes the United Nations to establish the Solar Sentai at a summit. From the UN's Guardians of World Peace's (GWP) air force, navy, and rangers, Commander Arashiyama assembles three specialists to become Sun Vulcan. When Black Magma learns of this, he attacks the GWP's base, but Sun Vulcan debuts in time to save it. Hell Saturn prays to the Black Solar God and is rewarded with a revived Queen Heridan, now a cyborg with a mechanical heart and a metallic Afro. Black Magma multiple plots, even with Herdian's aid, fails. Following the death of 01, Amazon Killer, (a Vader) arrives from space, destroying the Sun Vulcan Base. A new Vulcan Base is then built.

The original Vul Eagle, Ryusuke Ohwashi, is replaced by a friend and master of the sword, Takayuki Hiba (who first appeared on episode 23).

Characters[change | change source]

Sun Vulcan[change | change source]

Actor Name Rangers
Ryusuke Kawasaki Ryusuke Ohwashi Vul Eagle
Takayuki Godai Takayuki Hiba
Kinya Sugi Kinya Samejima Vul Shark
Asao Kobayashi Asao Hyou Vul Panther

Cast[change | change source]

Songs[change | change source]

Opening theme
  • "Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan"
    • Lyrics: Keisuke Yamakawa
    • Composition: Michiaki Watanabe
    • Artist: Akira Kushida & Koorogi '73
Ending theme
  • "Wakasa wa Plasma" ("Youth is a Plasma")
    • Lyrics: Keisuke Yamakawa
    • Composition: Michiaki Watanabe
    • Artist: Akira Kushida
    • Episodes: 1-33
  • "Ichi tasu Ni tasu Sun Vulcan" ("One plus Two plus Sul Vulcan")
    • Lyrics: Keisuke Yamakawa
    • Composition: Michiaki Watanabe
    • Artist: Akira Kushida
    • Episodes: 34-50