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Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan

Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan (太陽戦隊サンバルカン, Taiyō Sentai San Barukan), is a Japanese tokusatsu superhero TV series created by Shotaro Ishinomori. It was aired in Japan by TV Asahi from February 7, 1981 to January 30, 1982.

Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan poster

“Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan” poster

Basic information

Original title (Japanese): 太陽戦隊サンバルカン
Phonetic title: Taiyō Sentai San Barukan
English title: Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan
Language: Japanese
Country: JP Japan
Runtime: 30 minutes
No. of episodes: 50
Genre: Tokusatsu TV series
Creator: Shotaro Ishinomori
Director: Koichi Takemoto
Scriptwriter: Shozo Uehara
Producer: Takeyuki Suzuki, Yūyake Usui, Susumu Yoshikawa
Production company: Toei Company
Broadcast network: TV Asahi
Broadcast period: February 7, 1981 – January 30, 1982


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 Hedrian, now a cyborg with a mechanical heart and a metallic afro. Black Magma multiple plots, even with Hedrian'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 21).

Some scenes in Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan - 1

Some scenes in Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan - 2

Some scenes in “Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan”


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