“Like some kind of GRASSHOPPER maybe! With a MOTORCYCLE! Or an ALIEN COP DUDE!”
Janperson finds himself up against his toughest opponent yet: An artificial human who cannot die! But this immortal foe soon begins to question his own humanity. Is he truly human? Or is he just a weapon? As the imitation man ponders his existence, Janperson is faced with his own dilemma: Kill a human being and stop a threat, or let him escape and risk SSN advancing their nefarious plans?
This is a terrific episode with some really heavy stuff in it for a metal hero episode. And to add to the greatness, the MOTW is played by Kamen Rider ZO himself: Kou Domon.
SPEAKING OF, Kamen Rider ZO goes quite well with this episode, and we highly recommend the terrific subs by Weeaboo Shogun for what is one of my favorite bits of tokusatsu…
that isn’t Janperson, of course! Hey, 1993 was a year for both! We can get both :3c
Get ready for Gun Gibson’s training montage.
The fires of vengeance course through Gun Gibson’s circuits as he unleashes vigilante “justice” against former Neo-Guild robots. As Janperson rushes to stop further casualties, the Super Science Network unleashes their newest bio weapon on the duo! Can our Special Police Robo end Gun Gibson’s reckless vendetta AND defeat this new SSN critter?!
Rumblings abound that Neo-Guild has infiltrated the Robot Prison for nefarious purposes, using the inmates for their shady schemes. Determined to get to the bottom of their plans, Janperson infiltrates the prison undercover…but gets far more than he bargained for. Not only is Neo-Guild up to something, they’ve got help: A rough-talkin’, quick-drawin’ assassin robot by the name of Gun Gibson and his partner, Carol! Can our hero solve this mystery and survive against his most deadly opponents yet?!
Pundercracker here, and oh BAYBEH~! This is an episode I’ve been so excited to work on since we began this project! In fact, it’s one of my favorite episodes of the series! The plot is incredibly fun for this story arc, taking advantage of the show’s premise in a silly and cool way. The fact that it introduces one of the best characters in the series helps it a bunch too, of course.
As a side note: See if you can spot the recycled Zyurangera and Winspector props in this episode.
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The Super Science Network has a new trick up its sleeve: Transforming civilians into a Ninja Army! Through genetic manipulation, Kaoru and her goons plan to use these ultimate stealth assassins to dominate Japan! But things go a bit awry when one kid’s lazy, wimpy pop turns out to be descended from the one-and-only Sarutobi Sasuke! Can Janperson and his newfound shinobi comrade put a stop to the SSN’s schemes? And can a father learn to become a hero for his son?! New year brings new goodies from the Janperzone! This is a silly episode, but it’s the Janperson brand of weird silliness that you come to expect from this show. Stay tuned next time, because things are about to heat up, baby~!
Champstice Note: This is the second (07 was the first) of the four Janperson episodes written by Kyoko Sagiyama, who seems to be a rather hit-or-miss when it comes to writing for Tokusatsu, at least looking at western fandom. Thankfully, this episode is better than 07 was (well, I didn’t mind it, but Lew hates it :U). Time will tell how good the other two are. In the meantime, look forward to the next three, written by the main writer: Junichi Miyashita!
(Pretend this post was written by the normal Jan-P post maker. Granted, everything above the italicized paragraph was actually written by him, but details :U)
The master thief known as Panther Lady is on a blue-diamond-stealing crime spree! To make matters worse, she’s able to appear and disappear at will by digitally teleporting herself! Detective Sekimachi is on the case to stop her crimes…but a tragic incident from his past keeps him from closing the case! Can Janperson help Sekimachi conquer his demons and crack the case?!
Janpi’s back, folks! And this is one of those weird, wonderful episodes that really makes Janperson what it is. More’s on the way! As a side note: Rikya Koyama guest stars as the rookie cop working with Sekimachi in this episode. It still blows my mind how he went from his tokusatsu work to being a deep and intimidating voice actor.
At last, the moment you’ve all been waiting for! The episode’s title says it all, and there’s a ton of spoilers in this one, so I’ll keep things to a minimum here. It’s a great episode though, folks!
Also, as with the previous episode, Ryosuke Sakamoto of Bioman fame is a guest star here. Please continue to show him your support and well wishes on twitter with #GoRedOne as he battles esophageal cancer.
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Patches for folks who’ve already downloaded the older versions
Here’s the first 14 episodes of Special Police Robo Janperson: A show about a robot clad in purple fighting against multiple evil organizations, and their various evil schemes.
Janperson’s first 14 episodes set up the show to go down a bit of a different route from most other Metal Heroes. Rather than a human donning a suit or armor or a metal form, we’re given a hero whose identity IS the suit by making him a robot. What’s more, episodes are set up as being less about rock quarry karate (though there is plenty of that) and more as kid friendly crime dramas with an extra helping of science fiction and special effects. We see a lot of experimenting with the strange world that the staff set up in these early episodes, with often mixed results in logic, but frequently fun results. I tend to compare Jan-P in many ways to Batman: Our protagonist is a stoic force for justice that arrives out of nowhere, saves the day, and just as quickly departs while the human cast essentially asks the same question the audience has: Just who the heck IS this guy?
These early episodes are interesting in their set up, and it’s clearly a process which sees some elements (namely the recurring human protagonists) soon fall to the wayside, while Janperson himself starts out far more robotic and blunt than we will see him later. Overall, these are a refreshing and clever batch of episodes that set up the world wonderfully. – Staff Member Pundercracker
So yeah, here’s a mini-batch of the first 14 episodes of Janperson, with some typos fixed, misc things made consistent (file names, terminology, etc), styling being made to match up to what our releases look like now instead of the rush-job I did back in 2014, etc, etc. Due thanks to Kilowog from Midnight Crew Subs for making the patches for these~. For anyone unsure how the patches work: Each patch has its own folder. Unzip them to somewhere on your computer, toss the episodes into the appropriate folder (Janperson 01 into the Janperson 01 patch folder, etc), double-click the bat file, wait for like a minute, and it should give you the updated file. The DDL folder already has the updated files. Either way, if folks who go either way could help seed the torrent, it’d be mighty appreciated.
For those wondering “Why you making a batch at 14, instead of like, 15 or further?” Episode 15 starts off a pretty serious arc, and we wouldn’t want to leave a batch on a cliffhanger like that. 14 seemed like a decent cut-off point.
Now, with all this said, I will leave a picture from each episode below to give any new folks an idea of what to expect from the show. Read the rest of this entry »