Jaspion: Success and Curiosities of the Fantastic Hero

Space monster investigator Jaspion, or just Juspion, is one of the best-known heroes of the tokusatsu genre, especially in the Brazil. In February 1988, the first episode of this series was broadcast on TV Rede Manchete in Brazil.

His debut in Japan was in 1985, under the name of Kyojuu Tokusou Juspion (巨獣特捜ジャスピオン), produced by Toei Company, on TV Asahi, having 46 episodes. The original name “Juspion” comes from the junction of two English words, "Justice" and "Champion". (Champion of Justice).

The story begins when a human boy, traveling along with his parents in a spaceship, is attacked. Only the young boy survives, being adopted by a wise man named Edin, raising him as if he were his son, naming him Jaspion.

The fantastic jaspion - success and trivia

Until an evil force called Satan Goss, which threatens to take away the peace of the universe. Jaspion then decides to fight the evil one, and gets some equipment from his adoptive father, including his famous armor and the Daileon, a spaceship that transforms into a fort giant robot.

Jaspion then travels around several planets, until it lands. There they meet Satan Goss and his son MacGaren, who become our hero's enemies. These villains wanted to dominate the Earth and turn it into the empire of monsters. Thus begins the great journey of Jaspion and his allies here on earth.

Jaspion's success in Brazil

The series has become fever here in Brazil, surpassing all other productions of the genre shown here. This not only popularized the series, but also opened the door for new series of the genre to come to Brazil. The success was so absurd that even being broadcast on a small station, its audience was higher than that of Globo.

The fantastic jaspion - success and trivia

Soon several themed products from the series were a sales success. From backpacks, lunch boxes, toys, clothes, even comic books. These magazines were produced by Brazilian artists and brought unpublished stories of the character. Even though this popularity was not as great as in Japan, Jaspion became one of the most famous "metallic heroes" all around the world.

Other series of the type had already been broadcast here in Brazil as Ultraman, National Kid and Zillion, but none of these achieved the status that Jaspion did. After that, many other series of this style were brought to Brazilian TV. See some:

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  • The incredible ninja Jiraiya - 1989
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  • Jiban the Steel Policeman -1990
  • Metalder the Machine Man - 1990
  • Cybercop, the Cops of the Future -1990
  • Gavan - 1991
  • Winspector Special Squadron -1994
  • Kamen Rider Black RX -1995

Among many others.

Some facts about Jaspion

  • Jaspion was brought to Brazil by a Japanese descendant who owned a tape store;
  • the series was rejected by both Globo and Sbt;
  • The hero's rival called Satan Goss, was entirely inspired by the Darth Vader;
  • Jaspion's main weapon is the Spadium Laser, basically a lightsaber
  • Jaspion's armor gave powers such as super strength and speed, x-ray vision, optical sensor and much more;
  • Jaspion's hair had to be changed several times over the course of the episodes, all this to increase the acceptance of the eastern audience;
  • So successful that Brazilian TV changed the name of another series called Spielvan for Jaspion 2. Even though one has nothing to do with the other;
  • Jaspion was one of the pawns responsible for making the tokustasu become popular in Brazil.

Jaspion's Villains and Megabeasts

Do you remember Jaspion's villains and megabeasts? See a list below and try to remember by name…

  • Aiger
  • Aqua Rocky
  • Badogres
  • Balloom
  • bogue
  • Bream
  • Deathchillas
  • unlock
  • Diagorth
  • Donges
  • Dou
  • Dyna Seijin
  • Fake Miya/Ebizhol
  • wow
  • jays
  • Galactic Witch Gilza
  • Gamagorath
  • Gasler
  • Gelgon
  • Giga
  • Gilmarza
  • Handar of Beeze
  • Head Dorimar
  • Headstone
  • Iki
  • jimus
  • Ka
  • Kabegonta
  • Kidama
  • Kumoda
  • Mad Gallant
  • Magnadar
  • Majin
  • Marigos of Beeze
  • Moke
  • Moku
  • Namagerath of Dodo
  • Oceanking
  • Onideviler
  • Phodon
  • Phodon 2
  • piracy
  • Portsanky
  • Prawnzole
  • Rock Gorilla
  • Satan Gorth
  • Seablur
  • Shishion
  • Sodomon
  • Switzerland
  • Tetsugos of Peace
  • The 4 Deva Kings
  • The 5 Space Ninjas
  • Os assalariados do Mad Gallant;
  • Zampa

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Tokusatsu Jaspion songs

See some of the songs that became popular during the exhibition of this tokusatsu:

  • Ore ga Seigi da! by Juspion, by Ai Takano
  • Powerful Fighter Juspion, by Akira Kushida
  • Itsu no Hi Heiwa ga, by BOBBY
  • Kyojuu Tachi Yo, by SPACE MINSTRELS
  • Ginga no Taazan, by Akira Kushida
  • I'm Juspion, by Henry
  • A Wolf in Space Juspion, by Henry
  • Neppuu Yarou Juspion, by Ai Takano
  • Ryuusei no Senshi, by Ai Takano
  • Chou Wakusei Sentou Bokan Daileon, by Akira Kushida
  • Mabushii Aitsu, by Akira Kushida & Columbia Yurikago Kai
  • Space Wolf Juspion, by Ai Takano

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