“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?!
Riots have erupted in Robot Prison as Neo-Guild’s plans are completely revealed. As Janperson works to thwart his foes evil schemes, Gun Gibson appears with his own goal: A battle to the death with our Special Police Robo! Who will win in this clash mechanical might?!
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.
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.
As the cries to “Destroy Evil” ring louder and louder in Janperson’s mind, a figure from his past arrives in Japan to aid him. What follows will reveal the long-awaited truth behind our hero’s mysterious origins!
I’m not gonna say too much about this episode because the first half of a two parter that’s loaded with spoilers, but it also shows a real shift in the series in quite a few ways. Jan-P really turns from brooding stoic robot to a more emotional android protagonist, and we get a new supporting cast to replace the cops and reporters from earlier in the show. The next five episodes set the stage for the rest of the show, and it’s a set that includes some of my favorite episodes in the series.
OBSTRUCTIVE CHAMPSTICE EDIT: One spoilerish thing that should be mentioned is that a character that appears in this episode and the next is played by Ryosuke Sakamoto, (aka Red One/Shirou Gou from Super Electron Bioman), who was recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer. If you’re a fan of the show (or just the actor himself), we recommend joining others on twitter and sending positive messages with #GoRedOne.