The sheer will of a man is tested in a race against time. It is crazy off-the-wall action in episode 9 of Kaiketsu Zubat: Turn Back to the River of Tears.
Hayakawa Ken investigates a mysterious explosion in episode 8 of Kaiketsu Zubat: Propane Explosion of Sorrow.
The Tokusatsu Network continues its episode-by-episode review of 1977’s Kaiketsu Zubat with Episode Seven: A Bad Wind in a Harbor Town.
This episode of Zubat promises some interesting developments with our characters, but does it deliver?
Back in 1990, there was a massive crossover special with all of your childhood favorites entitled Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue. It was a noble effort to make a relatable anti-drug PSA but it’s hilariously bad. I bring this up because maybe if they had taken a hint from Episode 5 of Kaiketsu Zubat, it […]
The Tokusatsu Network staff continues its review of Kaiketsu Zubat with Episode Four. Having established our character to some extent, one may think it is time for the plot to develop further.
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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