Ike! Greenman

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Go! Greenman (行け! グリーンマン, Ike! Greenman) is a tokusatsu tv series by Toho in 1973. It ran from November 12, 1973, to September 27, 1974. It emerged as a follow-up series to Ike! Godman, but the two share no continuity. Compared to Ike! Godman, Go! Greenman has an established plot.

Synopsis

Deep beneath Japan, a demonic creature called Maoh plots his escape after being imprisoned there by God. But, in order to do this, he has to obtain the blood of human children and summons his sidekick, Tonchiki, to assist him. He also uses a legion of kaiju and clay doll phantoms (called Maoh-no Teshita) to assist him in his task. However, his plans are quickly foiled after Greenman, a self-described "envoy of God", descends from space to do battle against Maoh's pawns. After his first battle on Earth, he gives the kids two devices called 'Green Calls', which can be used to summon him whenever the children are in danger.

Toho movie monster appearances

An evil version of Minilla battles the Toho superhero Greenman.

Other monsters

These are the monsters from the various episodes. The show lasted 52 episodes (each one broken into three parts).

  • 01. Garameddon
  • 02. Antogiras [4]
  • 03. Gejiru [5]
  • 05. Burupuru [6]
  • 06. Tsunojirasu [7]
  • 07. Stalk
  • 08. Baringa
  • 09. Megahertz [8]
  • 10. Dragonder
  • 11. Totosaurus
  • 12. Danbaraki
  • 13. King Takoras [9]
  • 15. Gyaron [10]
  • 16. Motoras
  • 17. The Blue Guerrilla
  • 18. The Doroku Alien
  • 19. Spider
  • 20. Fokusaurus
  • 21. Buranka
  • 22. Ibokira
  • 23. Gowakudon
  • 24. Jairokku
  • 25. Daiketto
  • 26. Sekuron #1
  • 27. Inaburun
  • 28. Robabura
  • 29. Giringa
  • 30. Red Rock
  • 32. Shibiregon [11]
  • 33. Zarizon [12]
  • 34. Red Flasher [13] and Blue Flasher [14]
  • 35. Sutegojiras [15]
  • 36. The Teborasu Alien
  • 37. Yasugon
  • 39. Spider II
  • 40. Shiraji
  • 41. Akumon
  • 42. Kaparuge
  • 43. Kuipatto
  • 44. Hotta
  • 45. Miss Mutant
  • 47. Fonshugaron
  • 48. The Ninja Monster
  • 49. The Magic Monster
  • 50. Tonchiki
  • 51. The Pattern Monster
  • 52. Maoh the Devil King (a.k.a. "The Devil")

-Note: The henchmen are known as Maoh-no Teshita (Devil's Underlings).

Costumes

  • Like in Ike! Godman, Gabara's suit was green instead of blue.
  • Sanda had a new head and wig, and can spray out a mist which makes people sleepy.
  • Gaira, like Sanda, also had a new head and wig.
  • The Gargantuas' suits in this show were in very poor condition. Not only did the suits look like they were rotting (despite a new paint job), but tears could clearly be seen in the legs.
  • The Minilla suit in this show was brand new (but looks very cheaply built) and was not an actual suit from any of the Godzilla films.
  • The Flasher kaiju (from episode 34) had previously been seen in the show Assault! Human!!. Since Nippon TV co-produced that show, and co-produced this show with Toho, they were able to use the Flasher costumes. Red Rock, Shibiregon, Zarizon, Spider, Giringa, Gejiru, Stalk, Megahertz, Danbarki, Gyraron and Garmeddeon also appeared on Assault! Human!!.

Theme songs

The various theme songs that appear in this show are:

  • "Green-Man"

Sung by: ‘Call Unizone’ Lyrics by: Fuji Konosuke Music by: Yamashita Takeo Arrangement by: ‘Bob’ Sakuma

-Note: This is the song that plays during the show's opening.[16]

  • "Green-Man March"

Sung by: Nakatsu Tomoyoshi & Green Peace Lyrics by: Fuji Konosuke Music by: Setitguchi Tokichi Arrangement by: ‘Bob’ Sakuma

  • "Green-Man No Chosenjou" ("Green-Man’s Challenge")

Sung by: Nakatsu Tomoyoshi & Green Peace Lyrics by: Fuji Konosuke Music by: Yamashita Takeo Arrangement by: ‘Bob’ Sakuma

External links

  • http://minicard.hp.infoseek.co.jp/agreenman/agreenman.htm
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