Also known as Phantom Star God Justirisers,
which is the full Japanese title, The Justirisers
is the follow up show to Toho's successful The
Gransazers, and is the second entry in the "Super
Star God" series. Like its predecessor, the show was
joint venture, this time being produced by Toho and TV Tokyo,
the latter of which also aired the program. Once again,
Kawakita handled the special effects of the production,
while a multitude of directors took charge of the episodes,
including Okihiro Yoneda who previously directed Rebirth
of Mothra (1996) and Rebirth of Mothra III (1998).
The show's story begins four and a half centuries before
modern time, as a space battle between the Riser Seijin
and Kaiser Hadess is taking place above feudal Japan. The
conflict causes Kaiser Hadess and Nolun to come crashing
down to Earth, sealing Hadess in the process. Nolun, knowing
that the warlord could rise again, bestows several items
to Earth for future warriors to use to battle Kaiser Hadess'
forces. Much later, in the year 2004, the Hadess Army has
landed on Earth in a bid to free their leader and crush
the planet. The invasion awakens Nolun's gifts as the Justirisers
are born from civilians Date Shouto, Sanada Yuka and Hiraga
Shinya as the trio must face off against the alien invaders
for the sake of Earth.
The program would be followed up by the show Super
another entry in the "Super Star God" series,
while the characters would reappear for the 2005 feature
Fleet Sazer-X the Movie: Fight! Soldiers.