Kaiketsu Zubat is definitely a show of its time. The detective themed drama and the pacing are something that lived in abundance in the 70’s. While Zubat does have a set formula to each episode, by episode three there are signs of variety that tease a more fluid story line.
With its extreme close-ups, lightning fast cuts, and gloriously dressed characters, it feels as if this show practically prides itself in its intensity and seriousness. So, for someone unfamiliar with or simply haven’t gotten around to watching a henshin hero tokusatsu show from the 70s, watching Kaiketsu Zubat may come as a bit of a […]
While he is probably known most in the world of tokusatsu for creating Kamen Rider and Super Sentai, Shotaro Ishinomori was behind a number of other tokusatsu shows. One of the shows Ishinomori created goes by the name Kaiketsu Zubat. The series, a rather short one from 1977, ran just 32 episodes but managed to […]
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