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J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai

J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai (ジャッカー電撃隊, Jakkā Dengekitai), is a Japanese tokusatsu superhero TV series created by Shotaro Ishinomori. It was aired in Japan by TV Asahi from April 9, 1977 to December 24, 1977 for 35 episodes.

J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai poster

“J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai” poster

Basic information

Original title (Japanese): ジャッカー電撃隊
Phonetic title: Jakkā Dengekitai
English title: J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai
Other title: lit. J.A.K.Q. Blitzkrieg Squad
Language: Japanese
Country: JP Japan
Runtime: 30 minutes
No. of episodes: 35
Genre: Tokusatsu TV series
Creator: Shotaro Ishinomori
Director: Kōichi Takemoto, Atsuo Okunaka, Kimio Hirayama, Katsuhiko Taguchi, Minoru Yamada
Scriptwriter: Shōzō Uehara, Kuniaki Oshikawa, Hirohisa Soda, Susumu Takahisa, Hikaru Arai, Kimio Hirayama, Shukei Nagasaka
Producer: Takafumi Hagino, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Susumu Yoshikawa
Production company: Toei Company
Broadcast network: TV Asahi
Broadcast period: April 9, 1977 – December 24, 1977

Plot

Iron Claw is the "Crime Czar" of a global criminal empire known simply as "Crime". With a network of wealthy and influential sympathizers and employing an army of faceless, leather- masked thugs (Crimers) and cyborg/robot assassins, "Crime" seeks to become the most powerful mafia organization in the world.

To combat this threat, INTERPOL organizes a special taskforce to spearhead the efforts to bring Crime to justice. Based in New York, ISSIS (International Science Special Investigation Squad [Kokusai Kagaku Tokusou Tai]) begins to organize its forces around the world to battle Crime. Tokyo ISSIS branch commander, Kujirai Daisuke, proposes a radical experiment to aid his forces in Japan. Taking the codename “Joker”, he recruits four young test subjects to undergo his cyborg enhancement project – multitalented athlete and Olympic Gold medalist Goro Sakurai, disgraced Junior Walter Weight Champion boxer Ryu Azuma, critically injured Policewoman Karen Mizuki and clinically dead and cryogenically sustained oceanographer Bunta Daichi. Surgically altered and given various energy manipulation powers and bionic enhancements, the four youths begin their mission to destroy Crime as the crime-busting quartet code-named "JAKQ – Dengekitai". Later on, uber cyborg and master of disguise Sokichi Banba is added to the team to strengthen their number and step up their attack on Crime.

Some scenes in J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai - 1

Some scenes in J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai - 2

Some scenes in “J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai”

Cast

Main cast

Guest Stars

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