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Tokkyuu Shirei Solbrain
Number 10
Number of episodes: 53
First episode: Tokyo Skies' SOS
Last episode: Until We Meet Again
Intro: Tokkyuu Shirei Solbrain (theme)
Original airing: February 4, 1991
Producer: Toei
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Tokkyuu Shirei Solbrain (特救指令ソルブレイン Tokkyū Shirei Soruburein?, lit. Special Rescue Command Solbrain) is a Japanese tokusatsu television series produced by Toei Company. It ran for 53 episodes from 4 February, 1991 to 27 January, 1992 on TV Asahi. It is part of the Metal Hero Series franchise; a sequel to Tokkei Winspector, it is the second series to follow the Rescue Hero trilogy.

Plot

Tokkyuu Shirei Solbrain

After the Winspector police team leaves Japan to fight crime in France, Chief Shunsuke Masaki realizes he must create a new police team to defend Tokyo from crime. He creates Solbrain – a high-tech special rescue force, expert in missions requiring rescue and firepower. Its leader is Daiki Nishio, a rookie detective who can use the Plus Up command in his car to transform into SolBraver. Other members are Reiko Higuchi, also able to use the Plus Up command to transform into SolJeanne, SolBraver's female counterpart; and SolDozer, a yellow bulldozer robot. Later in the series, the Winspector returns to Japan and teams up with Solbrain for a three-part story (episodes 21, 22 and 23). From episode 34 on, Ryouma Kagawa, the protagonist from Winspector, returns as a member of Solbrain, wearing a solid suit dubbed the Knight Fire.

Team

Solbrain

Main article: Solbrain (team)
SolBraver Daiki Nishio
SolJeanne Reiko Higuchi
SolDozer SolDozer
Knight Fire Ryouma Kagawa

Other Members

Allies

Villains

  • Ryuichi Takaoka ( 高岡隆一, Takaoka Ryuichi ? ) (P. 34-35, 40, 43, 47, 51-53). Real name: Ryuchi Mizutani. He was the greatest villain of the series. Starts to pursue the Solbrain organization from episode 34 when it appears next to Honma. After calls Koji Tanimura to destroy Solbraver and Knight Fire. Again, Ryuichi returns firing a shot at Ritsuko leaving her forgetful. Customarily, when he fled from Solbrain. He returned in the final episodes and also merges to a computer, but was poisoned in order to join their parents, that they had.
  • Sasamoto Katsuhito (p. 8) - A superior of Daiki who stole the Proto Armor and wears it becoming the 4th Warrior Metal Hero in the series. Then,he manages to hurt Chief Masaki and challenges Daiki to a duel. During the fight, the warehouse begins to blow up interrupting and stopping the battle between the two. After seeing the heroic act of Daiki to save a little girl and discussion with Masaki, he regrets everything he did. Played by Junichi Haruta .
  • Messiah (p 21-23.) - Created by Dr. Kenzo Fujinami like an obedient robot. But his self-destruct mechanism has been activated and he could explode in a few days. Arrives in Japan and being chased by Ryoma. It has the ability to turn into any human being. It was built with the brain Matsubara which implanted in the mechanical body. Discovering a picture of him and his family in the past, Daiki gives up destroying it. Hence, Messiah self-destructs when going toward the city wall.
  • Bomber Honma (p 34-35.) - Some time ago he was a fighter, having been shot mistakenly by the police, he was guinea pig of an experience where he had injected the GL 9 metal in his body causing him to become a metal man, gaining more strength and endurance as well. During the battle, his body was transformed into a metal monster with more powers and becomes a tough opponent for Solbrain and Knight Fire. However, his body began to lose a lot of energy and dies.

Arsenal

  • Solid Suit (ソリッドスーツ Soriddo Sūtsu?): Daiki, Reiko and Ryōma's armor.
  • Proto Suit ( プロトスーツ, Puroto Suutsu ? ) Is the prototype of SolBraver armor, Sassamoto steal armor to destroy SolBraver, but the armor had a timeout, Sassamoto was known as a psychotic person who had no qualifications to become the SolBraver.
  • SolGallop (ソルギャロップ Soru Gyaroppu?): Daiki's car, based on the Toyota Sera
  • SolDrecker (ソルドレッカー Soru Dorekkā?): Reiko's car, sometimes also driven by Jun. Based on the Toyota Previa
  • Knight custom (ナイトカスタム Naito Kasutamu?): Ryōma's car, based on the Mazda RX-7
  • Solid States Ⅰ (ソリッドステイツI Soriddo Suteitsu wan?): the mothership (abbreviated S.S.-I (エスエスワン Esu Esu Wan?)). S.S.-I takes off from Solid Hanger (ソリッドハンガー Soriddo Hangā?) in one minute.
  • Cerberus Delta (ケルベロスΔ Keruberosu Deruta?): SolBraver and Knight Fire's weapon. It has two operating modes: Shot Mode (ショットモード Shotto Mōdo?) (used as a ray gun) and Slash Mode (スラッシュモード Surasshu Mōdo?) (used, as a sword, to break obstacles such as girders and fighting enemies armed with knives).
  • BosWinder (ボスワインダー Bosu Waindā?): a tool which shoots a special carbon-fiber rope or a special bullet
  • SolIndicater (ソルインジケーター Soru Injikētā?): Daiki and Reiko's police license
  • O2 Pack (O2パック Ō tsū Pakku?): oxygen cylinder
  • Medical Pack (メディカルパック Medikaru Pakku?): emergency equipment used by SolJeanne
  • Cuffs Lock (カフスロック Kafusu Rokku?): handcuffs
  • GigaStreamer (ギガストリーマー Giga sutorīmā?): the only weapon Solbrain inherited from Winspector (see Tokkei Winspector for details).
  • Pile Tornado (パイルトルネード Pairu Torunēdo?): SolBraver and Knight Fire's big gun, with three functions:
    • Super Discharger (スーパーディスチャージャー Super Disuchājā?): shoots a fire-extinguishing beam
    • Caulking Puncher (コーキングパンチャー Kōkingu Panchā?): shoots a special gelatinous, gluey, freezing bullet
    • Tornado Burst (トルネードバースト Torunēdo bāsuto?): a hail of 40 plasma-energy bullets per second, fired by Cerberus Delta. Its power is three times that of GigaStreamer's maximum mode (when SolBraver and Knight Fire fire it at the same time, its power is four times GigaStreamer's).

Episodes

  1. Tokyo Skies' SOS (東京上空SOS Tōkyō Jōkū Esu Ō Esu?)
  2. The Explosive ESP Sisters (爆襲!エスパー姉妹 Bakushū! Esupā Shimai?)
  3. Is Father an Angel or a Devil? (父は天使か怪物か Chichi wa Tenshi ka Kaibutsu ka?)
  4. The Game-Software of Dreams (夢のゲームソフト Yume no Gēmu Sofuto?)
  5. The Mutant's Courage (怪人のくれた勇気 Kaijin no kureta yūki?)
  6. The Storyteller and the Bomb (バクダンと落語家 Bakudan to Rakugoka?)
  7. The Reincarnated Human Machine (人間再生マシーン Ningen Saisei Mashīn?)
  8. The Vanishing Power-Suit (消えた強化スーツ Kieta Kyōka Sūtsu?)
  9. Father and Daughter's Red Bond (父と娘の赤い絆 Chichi to Ko no Akai Kizuna?)
  10. The Naive Arson Team (わしら純情放火団 Washira Junjō Hōkadan?)
  11. The Elegy of Love and Revenge (愛と復讐の挽歌 Ai to Fukushū no Banka?)
  12. Birth! The New Dozer (誕生!新ドーザー Tanjō! Shin Dōzā?)
  13. Murder Playback (殺人プレイバック Satsujin Pureibakku?)
  14. The Love-Calling Bullet (愛を呼ぶ銃弾 Ai o Yobu Jūdan?)
  15. The Dove Doll (人形は平和の使者 Ningyō wa Heiwa no Shisha?)
  16. The Disappearance of Mothership S.S. (母艦S.S.-I消失 Bokan Esu Esu Wan Shōshitsu'?)
  17. Escape in Handcuffs (手錠のままの脱走 Tejō no Mama no Dassō?)
  18. Bicycling for Tomorrow (明日に走る自転車 Ashita ni Hashiru Jitensha?)
  19. Kame-chan and the Detective Girl (亀ちゃんと探偵娘 Kamechan to Tantei Musume?)
  20. Shoot the Handcuffs of Tears (涙の手錠を打て Namida no Tejō o Ute?)
  21. The Returned Winspector (part one) (帰ってきたWSP(PART-I) Kaettekita Uinsupekutā (Pāto Wan)?)
  22. Heartless Fire (part two) (非情のファイヤー(PART-II) Hijō no Faiya (Pāto Tsū)?)
  23. From Ryouma to Daiki (part three) (竜馬から大樹へ(PART-III) Ryōma kara daiki e (Pāto Surī)?)
  24. Rescue the Goshawk (オオタカをすくえ Ōtaka o Sukue?)
  25. The Gigantic Mothership Response (巨大母艦応答せよ Kyodai Bokan Otō seyo?)
  26. The Trap-Setting Detective (罠をしかけた刑事 Wana o Shikaketa Keiji?)
  27. The Story Plant's Secret (お話し植物の秘密 Ohanashi Shokubutsu no Himitsu?)
  28. Hurry! Mothership of Life (急げ!命の母艦 Isoge! Inochi no Bokan?)
  29. The Revolt of the Children's Empire (子供帝国の反乱 Kodomo Teikoku no Hanran?)
  30. God is Painful! (神様はつらいよ Kamisama wa Tsurai yo!?)
  31. She is a Dream Future Car (彼女は夢の未来車 Kanojo wa Yume no Mirai Kā?)
  32. Pursue the Murderer Policeman (警官殺人を追え Keikan Satsujin o Oe?)
  33. When the Hero Cries (勇者が涙を流すとき Yūsha ga Namida o Nagasu Toki?)
  34. New Hero to Kyushu! (part one) (新英雄九州へ!I Nyū Hīrō Kyūshū e! Pāto Wan?)
  35. New Hero to Kyushu! (part two) (新英雄九州へ!II Nyū Hīrō Kyūshū e! Pāto Tsū?)
  36. The Kidnapper is the Commanding Officer! (誘拐犯は隊長! Yūkaihan wa Taichō!?)
  37. The Sad Hitman (哀しいヒットマン Kanashii Hittoman?)
  38. The Devil Whispers Death (死をささやく悪霊 Shi o Sasayaku Akuryō?)
  39. The Space Alien who Delivered the Dream (夢を届けた宇宙人 Yume o Todoketa Uchūjin?)
  40. Trap the Hero (英雄を罠にかけろ Hīrō o Wana ni Kakero?)
  41. Clash! High Speed Machines (激突!高速マシン Gekitotsu! Kosoku Mashin?)
  42. Oath of Revenge in Hand (グラブに誓う復讐 Gurabu ni Chikau Fukushū?)
  43. The Woman with Two Faces (二つの顔を持つ女 Futatsu no Kao o Motsu Onna?)
  44. The Thief and the Old Doctor (コソ泥と老博士 Kosodoro to Rō Hakase?)
  45. The Target is the Small Witness (標的は小さな証人 Hyōteki wa Chiisa na Shōnin?)
  46. The Ingenious Time Machine (瞬間天才製造器 Shunkan Tensai Seizōki?)
  47. Digression! The Divine Investigation Team (脱線!占い捜査隊 Dassen! Uranai Sōsatai?)
  48. Today Without Papa Again (今日もいないパパ Kyō mo Inai Papa?)
  49. Love Her! The Bad Child (大好き!悪い子 Daisuki! Waruiko?)
  50. The Devil-Dog's Birth of Hope (希望を生んだ魔犬 Kibō o Unda Maken?)
  51. Special Rescue: Breakup Order (特救・解散命令 Tokkyū: Kaisan Meirei'?)
  52. Special Rescue: Explosion Order (特救・爆破命令 Tokkyū: Bakuha Meirei?)
  53. Until We Meet Again (また逢う日まで Mata Au Hi made?)

Video Game

A video game version of Tokkyuu Shirei Solbrain was released in 1991 for the Japanese company Family Computer, published by Angel and developed by Natsume. It is a modified version of Shatterhand, which was published by Jaleco for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America and Europe shortly after the Japanese release. The differences are mainly cosmetic (changing graphics and plot) but there were also several substantial changes, such as which boss appeared in which area. In addition, the theme-park stage from the Famicom version was replaced with a nuclear-submarine stage in the NES version.

Cast

Crew

Songs

Opening theme
Closing theme
  • "Ai ni Dakarete" (愛に抱かれて? "Embracing in Love")
    • Lyrics: Akira Ōtsu
    • Composition: Kisaburō Suzuki
    • Arrangement: Tatsumi Yano
    • Artist: Takayuki Miyauchi

External links

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