Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Dai Sentai Goggle V

Dai Sentai Goggle-V (大戦隊ゴーグルファイブ Dai Sentai Gōguru Faibu), also called Dai Sentai Goggle Five is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. It was the sixth installment in Toei Company's Super Sentai series of tokusatsu television dramas. It aired on TV Asahi from February 6, 1982 to January 29, 1983, with a total of 50 episodes. Its international English title as listed by Toei is simply Goggle V.

The Goggle V is a team that was recruited and formed by the Future Science Laboratory. Their surnames include their color. Dr. Hideki Hongo, founder of the Future Science Laboratory, is saved by world class explorer Akama. Using his Computer Boys & Girls. Hongo recruits five people, including Akama, to form the Dai Sentai Goggle V.

Goggle Brace is the Goggle V's transformation device. To transform, they either call their name (Goggle (color)) by themselves or the team name together.

Goggle V Team :


Akama Ken'ichi: A world class explorer and mountain climber, aged 22. By saving Dr. Hongo from Desdark's Madaramen, he came to realize what peril the world was in. His forehead jewel is the ruby (it has the lowest roll call pitch), symbolizing Atlantis. His rhythmic gymnastic apparatus is the rope.
Weapons: Red Ruby Whip and Red Rope.
Attacks: Red Punch, Red Kick, Red Ruby Beam, and Red Windmill.


Kuroda Kanpei: The president of the chess club at Touto University, aged 26. He is second-in-command and he specializes in strategy. Normally a janitor at Korakuen Stadium (replaced by the Tokyo Dome after the series ended). His forehead jewel is the emerald (second lowest pitch), symbolizing Asia, specifically Angkor Wat. His rhythmic gymnastic apparatus is the clubs.
Weapons: Black Clubs, Black Emerald Nunchaku, and Iron Arm.
Attacks: Black Shadow, Black Windmill Whirlwind, Energy Dispatch Machine, Black Dark Run, Black Chess Art, Screw Kick, Black Windmill Kick, Black Clone, and Black Junior.


Aoyama Saburo: An ice hockey player and would-be inventor, aged 20. He develops a friendship with Kijima. He is also good with children. His forehead jewel is the sapphire (middle pitch), symbolizing Egypt. His rhythmic gymnastic apparatus is the hoop.
Weapons: Blue Ring and Blue Sapphire Jet Ring.
Attacks: Portable Rocket, Blue Jet Dash, Blue Jet Kick, Blue Windmill Whirlwind, Spin Kick, Kangaroo Kick, and Flamingo Kick.


Kijima Futoshi: He works at a zoo and he is the comedic one of the group. Kijima is the oldest of at 27. His forehead jewel is the opal (second highest pitch), symbolizing Mu (Lemuria). His rhythmic gymnastic apparatus is the ball.
Weapons: Yellow Ball, Yellow Opal Megaton Ball and Yellow Hammer.
Attacks: Yellow Holedigging, Yellow Attack, Yellow Tackle, Yellow Double Throw, and Yellow Windmill Throw.


Momozono Miki: A gymnast who works as an announcer at Kourakuen Stadium. Momozono is the youngest at 16, but is very mature for her age. Her forehead jewel is the diamond (highest pitch), symbolizing the Maya and Inca. Her rhythmic gymnastics apparatus is the ribbon.
Weapons: Pink Ribbon, Pink Dia Baton and Pink Mirror.
Special weapon: the ability to transform into multiple disguises and identities, like Cutie Honey. Attacks: Pink Ribbon Bind, Pink Whirlwind, and Pink Heart Hypnosis.

The team has many combination attacks, such as the Lightning Ropes, the Dynamite Clubs, the Ring Spin Typhoons, the Lightning Balls, the Ribbon Sparks. Ultimate attacks are the Goggle Victory Flash (ゴーグルビクトリーフラッシュ Gōguru Bikutorī Furasshu), and the Goggle Golden Spear (ゴーグルゴールデンスピア Gōguru Gōruden Supia).

Goggle Victory Flash

All are armed with Goggle Sabres (ゴーグルサーベル Gōguru Sāberu). Notably, the team's weapons include versions of all the apparati used in rhythmic gymnastics, usually distributed by one core member to the others.

Computer Boys and Girls - Five children in blue tights who comprise the Junior Goggle V and support the team proper with the Computers. Each follows a specific team member:
  • Tatsuya Ueda (Red, 12 years old)
  • Makoto Takenaka (Black, 10 years old)
  • Haruo Shimada (Blue, 8 years old)
  • Daisuke Ooyama (Yellow, 10 years old)
  • Akane Aizawa (Pink, 12 years old)

Goggle Caesar (Goggle Shīzā) - The flying fortress that is launched from a pad beneath Kourakuen Stadium, launches three numbered carriers which contain the components of Goggle Robo. It is driven by Goggle Black and Goggle Pink to aid Goggle Robo in battle. It shoots missiles from its "mouth". Goggle Container 1-3 - Three remote controlled carrier pods carried by Goggle Caesar. Goggle Jet is carried by Goggle Container 1, Goggle Tank by Goggle Container 2, and Goggle Dump by Goggle Container 3.

Goggle Jet - Goggle Red's mecha. It is stored in Goggle Container 1, with wings retracted. It forms Goggle Robo's head and chest. It can shoot down Desfighters, but Goggle Red can also use its speed to outmaneuver them. Since it is a jet, it can take off while Goggle Caesar is still airborne.

Goggle Tank - Goggle Blue's mecha. It attacks with retractable missile launcher. It forms Goggle Robo's arms and back.

Goggle Dump - Goggle Yellow's mecha. It has a rectangular cavity in the back. It forms Goggle Robo's legs.

Goggle Robo - A giant robot that is composed of three giant vehicles that combine when the command "Go! Go! Change!" is given. Its main weapon is the Earth Sword (地球剣 Chikyū Ken) and it destroys monsters with its finishing attacks like the Electron Galaxy Slash (電子銀河斬り Denshi Ginga Kiri) and the Electron Galaxy Missile (電子銀河ミサイル Denshi Ginga Misairu).

Chikyu Ken - Denshi Ginga Kiri

Its other weapons are the Goggle Hand (ゴーグルハンド Gōguru Hando) and the Hand Missile (ハンドミサイル Hando Misairu), Goggle Top (ゴーグルベイ Gōguru Bei), Goggle Flash (ゴーグルフラッシュ Gōguru Furasshu), the Goggle Spin (ゴーグルスピン Gōguru Supin), the Goggle Thunder (ゴーグルサンダー Gōguru Sandā), the Goggle Robo Dai Tornado (ゴーグルロボ大竜巻 Gōgururobo Dai Tatsumaki). It also uses enhanced vision called the Eye Catch (アイキャッチ Aikyatchi).

  Goggle V Cast :

  • Ken'ichi Akama: Ryouji Akagi
  • Kanpei Kuroda: Jyunichi Haruta
  • Saburo Aoyama: Shigeki Ishii
  • Futoshi Kijima: Sanpei Godai
  • Miki Momozono: Megumi Ōgawa
  • Dr. Hideki Hongo: Noboru Nakaya
  • Tatsuya Ueda: Hidenori Iura
  • Makoto Takenaka: Minoru Takeuchi
  • Haruo Shimada: Kazuhiko Ohara
  • Daisuke Oyama: Mizuno Tomonori
  • Akane Aizawa: Hanae Sugimoto
  • Midori Wakagi: Itsuko Kobayashi
  • Sayuri Yamamoto: Chieko Hosoya
  • Goggle Robo: Shinji Nakae (voice)
  • Führer Taboo: Eisuke Yoda (voice)
  • Grand Marshal Desmark: Yousuke Naka
  • General Desgiller: Toshimichi Takahashi
  • Mazurka: Mayumi Yoshida 
  • Dr. Zazoriya: Kumiko Nishiguchi
  • Dr. Iguana: Eiichi Kikuchi
  • Bella: Mariko Ōki, Noriko Nakanishi
  • Beth: Kumiko Shinhō
  • Narrator: Toru Ohira
Opening theme:
  • "Dai Sentai Goggle-V" (大戦隊ゴーグルV Dai Sentai Gōguru Faibu)
    • Lyrics: Kazuo Koike
    • Composition & Arrangement: Michiaki Watanabe
    • Artist: MoJo, Koorogi '73, The Chirps
    Lyrics :
    Tachiagare Tachiagare
    Hiewa no shisha-tachi yo
    Hashire Tobe Hashire Tobe
    Ai no senshi-tachi yo
    Ai suru kuni wo mamoru tame ni
    Googuru Robo de hasshin da
    "Goggle Go!"

    Goggle Red Goggle Black
    Blue Yellow Pink
    Furikazase Chikyuu-Ken Sukuramu kunde
    Mezame yo (Mezame yo) Wakaki shishi-tachi yo
    Aa Dai Sentai Goggle V

    Dai-Da Dai Dai-da Da-ya
    Dai-Da Dai Da-da-da
    Dai-Da Dai Dai-da Da-ya
    Dan Dan Da-ya-da Da

    Maiagare Maiagare
    Mirai no shisha-tachi yo
    Sora kakero Sora kakero
    Ai no senshi-tachi yo
    Ai suru tomo wo mamoru tame ni
    Go Go Chenji de shutsugeki da
    "Goggle go!"

    Goggle Red Goggle Black
    Blue Yellow Pink
    Hissatsuwaza da Ginga kiri chikara wo awase
    Mezame yo (Mezame yo) Wakaki shishi-tachi yo
    Aa Dai Sentai Goggle V

    Goggle Red Goggle Black
    Blue Yellow Pink
    Hissatsuwaza da Ginga kiri chikara wo awase
    Mezame yo Wakaki shishi-tachi yo
    Aa Dai Sentai Goggle V

Ending theme:
  • "Stop The Battle" (ストップ・ザ・バトル Sutoppu Za Batoru)
    • Lyrics: Kazuo Koike
    • Composition & Arrangement: Michiaki Watanabe
    • Artist: MoJo
    Goggle Go! (Goggle Go!)

    Tatakai wa tsuzuku! Tatakai wa tsuzuku!
    Oh! Stop! Za Ba....toru

    Teki wa ankoku no desu daaku
    Yatsura wa koori da sabaku no suna da
    Moyase seigi no atsui chi o
    Sukuranburu da Hasshin da

    Oh! Ready Set!
    Goggle! Goggle! Go!
    1 2 3 4! Goggle! Goggle! Go!

    Mamore Chikyuu o taose tabu o
    Tatakae Dai Sentai Goggle V!

    Goggle Go! (Goggle Go!)

    Tatakai wa tsuzuku! Tatakai wa tsuzuku!
    Oh! Stop! Za Ba....toru

    Teki wa ankoku no desu daaku
    Yatsura wa arashi da fubuki no umi da
    Ikare gonin no nakama-tachi
    Goggle Flash! Atakku da!

    Oh! Ready Set!
    Goggle! Goggle! Go!
    1 2 3 4! Goggle! Goggle! Go!

    Mezase heiwa o taose akuma o
    Tatakae Dai Sentai Goggle V!

    Oh! Ready Set!
    Goggle! Goggle! Go!
    1 2 3 4! Goggle! Goggle! Go!

    Mezase heiwa o taose akuma o
    Tatakae Dai Sentai Goggle V! 

Ever since the ancient times, the Dark Science Empire Desdark has always been lying in shadows, manipulating the progress of various sciences that usually led to destruction of many human lives, as well as being responsible of the collapse of various ancient civilizations. In the present time, Dr. Hideki Hongou, already aware of the existance of Desdark, formed the Future Science Laboratory in order to one day counter the rise of Desdark and teach the future about constructive and good science.

During one of his trips to Wolfborg Castle in Germany, Dr. Hongou was ambushed by Desdark soldiers, with its leader, Führer Taboo, declaring that the time has come for Desdark to launch its goal of world conquest. Hongou was fortunately near a passing-by word class explorer, Ken'ichi Akama. Once the assault ended, Hongou drafted Ken'ichi to become the first member of Great Squadron Goggle V and along with the already-formed Computer Boys And Girls, gathered four more individuals to complete the team. Thus their battle to fight evil by Desdark began.

Once one of Desdark's great generals Grand Marshall Desmark arrived, the attacks by Desdark became more intense, culminating in one of his plans to have one of his subordinates (Mazurka) successfully infiltrate the Future Science Laboratory and blew it up. Despite the destruction of their base, the Goggle V evacuated to a smaller scale base and launched a counterattack, which eventually defeated not only Desdark, but also Führer Taboo and ended the threat of Desdark forever.

The Villains : Dark Science Empire Desdark

From the time when iron was discovered in ancient Turkey, the Dark Science Empire Desdark have existed to move the world in the shadows. United by Fuehrer Taboo, they are based from the Dark Giant Castle Destopia that launches giant robots from its gate. It is usually underwater, but it can fly. When in flight, its high-power propulsion winds wreak destructive chaos underneath.
  • Führer Taboo : A one-eyed 'super gene' product of genetic engineering that hides behind a translucent wall. He is merciless and unforgiving and seeks to reform the Earth in his image. During the final episode, Goggle Red attacked him in one on one battle thrusting him thus revealing the monster he really was in the process behind his translucent wall. When the Desdark Castle was destroyed, he finally appeared in giant form hoping to destroy the Goggle-V. He was ultimately destroyed by Goggle Robo with the eye-poking Electron Galaxy Missile when the default final attack didn't work on him.
  • General Desgiller : A swordsman field commander in black. He is rivals with Goggle Red and close allies with Mazurka. However he betrayed Mazurka by trying to use her as a bomb. However Mazurka was able to counter and the base exploded along with him. However he was found alive and nursed back to health by the Goggle-V team until he was well to fight with them again. He showed no gratitude to the enemy by revealing the location of their new hiding place to Desmark. He piloted the last of the Kongs, Bear Kong before his death after the defeat of Bear Mozoo which he threatened Desmark in the process to use the robot.
  • Mazurka (Mazuruka) : The first female field commander introduced. Armed with Dark Sword Black Thunder sword. Serves Desdark faithfully and with extreme fierceness against those who oppose Desdark. She dies when showered with the powerful Hightron energy that makes her invisible and intangible while draining her life force considerably. She was expected to die from the process and the necklace given to her by Desdark would explode for in reality it was a bomb. She took the control from Desgiller and set the bomb to try to destroy Desgiller, but failed.
  • Grand Marshal Desmark : A Pharaoh-like commander brought back to life by Taboo. He executed both Iguana and Zazoriya to reorganize Desdark as Fuehrer Taboo ordered him to. He was the last to be destroyed before the emergence of Fuehrer Taboo with Goggle Golden Spear.
  • Bella and Beth : The faceless warriors in purple and blue who can assume human forms. They are the twin handmaidens of Desmark. Were fight as two young feisty girl warriors. They were destroyed alongside Desmark.
  • Dr. Zazoriya : A Desdark Scientist dressed as a scorpion-woman who builds mecha-motif robots. An occasional rival of Doctor Iguana. She was put to death by Desmark.
  • Dr. Iguana : A Desdark Scientist dressed as an iguana-man who builds beast-motif robots. He was put to death by Desmark.
  • Madaramen : The android foot soldiers in camouflage-colored tights.
This Super Sentai series was very popular in Indonesia during the mid-1980s. It was readily available in VHS and Betamax format for rental during that time. Goggle V was so popular, it's the only Super Sentai that has a Live Stage Show in Jakarta.

My own Goggle Robo toy from Bandai-Godaikin :-)

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