Zone Fighter Episode Guide


Episode #1 - Episode #2 - Episode #3 - Episode #4 - Episode #5 - Episode #6 - Episode #7 - Episode #8 - Episode #9 - Episode #10 - Episode #11 - Episode #12 - Episode #17 - Episode #21 - Episode #22 - Main Listing

Episode #1: Destroy the Terro-Beast Missile!

Air Date: Running Time:

04/02/1973
24 Minutes

 

Episode #1: Destroy the Terror-Beast Missile!


Japanese Episode Title

恐獣ミサイル 爆破せよ!
[Kyoju Misairu Bakuha Seyo!]

While driving alone one night, Hikaru Sakimori happens to spot a flying missile shaped capsule streaking across the the sky. Momentarily confused, the man returns home to report to his grandfather what he had just seen. Once told this description, Raita Sakimori, Zone Great, recognizes the mysterious object. The Garoga empire had moved on from their previous shattered home, Peaceland, and now were making Earth a new target. He told his grandchildren, Hikaru, Hotaru, and Akira, to be on the lookout for anything strange. The gargoyle-like demons were truly deceptive and most likely were already among the human populace. Indeed he was correct. Crashing to Earth, several Garoga beings crawled from out of the wreckage and made their way towards the city.

The next day, while shopping, Hotaro happened to spot one of the vile creatures in disguise. Looking like a normal policeman, the being's webbed-like hands were a dead giveaway. She relayed her information to her little brother, as Hikaru drove out to the crash site of the mysterious alien vessel. While there, however, he was attacked from behind by a Garoga agent. Meanwhile, at the same time, his sister and little brother are also both abducted by another agent, posing to be their taxi driver.

Back at home, after listening to a distress message that Hikaru taped, the rest of the Zone family receives a phone call from the Baron Garoga. The ruthless dictator tells them where his men are holding the children and that if they wish to see them alive they should come unarmed. Solemnly they agree and arrive at the abandoned warehouse where they are soon reunited with the kidnapped children. Tsukiko, the mother, begs for their lives to be spared, but her pleas fell on deaf ears. Stepping forward, the three agents take aim with their machine guns, prepared to wipe out the last survivors of Pleaceland. Fortunately for the Zone Family, the Garoga minions had no idea of the three children's unique gifts. Uttering the words "Zone Fight Powers!", Hikaru, Hotaru, and Akira transform into Zone Fighter, Zone Angel and Zone Junior. In their new forms, bullets prove completely ineffective. So, the three spies transform.

With frozen grins of pure malice, the inhuman creatures battled the warriors of light. But their power proved not enough and they soon found themselves beaten back. Realizing defeat was at hand the demons combined their power and joined to form the horrifying Terror-beast, Red Spark. Laying waste to the refinery district, Zone Fighter was forced to reveal his last and most powerful form. Harnessing his power, he changed into a giant warrior, enabling him to battle with the massive kaiju. Fighting like a true hero, the human-like alien was able to dispatch the crimson titan with a single blast of his Meteor Missile Might. However this would not be the end of the Garoga attack. Sending down yet another capsule, a second monster exploded from it and parachuted down to Earth. It was the monster Jikiro, a powerful war machine. Attacking fiercely, Jikiro nearly exhausted the last remaining strength from the hero. Zone Angel and Zone Junior, though, interfered. They summoned Smokey, a spaceship built by the Zone Family. Using it, they recharged Zone Fighter, letting him continue the fight against the Terror-beast. With renewed strength, it wasn't long before the warrior from Peaceland destroyed Jikiro with a few volleys from his Meteor Missile Might.


Monsters



Aliens, SDF & Misc.

Zone Aliens
Zone Aliens



Staff

Cast

Directed by Jun Fukuda
Writing credits Jun Fukuda
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Go Misawa
Art Direction by Gen Kobayashi
Directors of Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
Hikaru Sakimori, Zone Fighter Kazuya Aoyama
Hotaru Sakimori, Zone Angel Kazumi Kitahara
Akira Sakimori, Zone Junior Takashi Sato
Yoichiro Sakimori, Zone Father Shoji Nakayama
Tsukiko Sakimori, Zone Mother Sachiko Kozuki
Raita Sakimori, Zone Great Shiro Amagusa
Narrator Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Baron Garoga Munemaru Kouda
Junichi Masaaki Oyama
Junichi's Mother Sachiko Mohri
Junichi's Father Eizaburo Komatsu
Garoga Yurio Araki, Ohmae Wataru, Yenji Temple





Episode #2: Beat Destro-King!

Air Date: Running Time:

04/09/1973
24 Minutes

 

Episode #2: Attack! Destro-King


Japanese Episode Title

やっつけろ! デストロキング
[Yattsukero! Desutorokingu]

Still steaming over their surprise defeat, Baron Garoga sends out a larger scout team to Earth. In the daytime, their arrival doesn't go unnoticed. A local man and boy witness the glowing red missile streak down from the heavens and smash into the countryside. They pack up their telescope and try to find where it landed, but by the time they locate it, the Garoga creatures have scampered away. All that is left are bits and pieces of their shattered vessel. The man feels that Yoichiro Sakimori, really Zone Father, might be able to identify the strangle metal, since he's a toy maker. As they prepare to leave, a peculiar man arrives on the scene and tosses a small transmitter into their car. Listening to their conversation, a concerned toy shop owner , Takeru Jo, gathers information about the recent objects falling from space.

While looking over the alien metal and some photos taken by the man's telescope camera, Zone Father comes to the conclusion that the Garoga are making another attempt at Earth. As this horrifying truth of the Garoga finally reveals itself, elsewhere Akira and the little boy are playing around with a remote control boat. Two agents in human garb nearby take control of the vessel with their own control unit and send it to attack the little boy. Hitting him in the head the child is gravely wounded, forcing Zone Junior to find help. Luckily for them both, Takeru Jo is nearby and brings them both back home.

Zone Father, sensing nearby danger, calls for Hikaru to return to the house immediately. His trip would be delayed, however, as he mets a police roadblock. Stopping for them to ask some questions, one of the police officers takes the opportunity to place a bomb under Hikaru's car. Hikaru drives away, completely unaware of what the disguised malice filled aliens had done. Fortunate for him, an old woman is crossing the road, forcing the-would be hero to halt his car and shake loose the bomb. He then drives away, leaving the destructive device in the dirt where it would later explode as the Garoga agents were attempting to follow him.

Back home, the little boy and Akira were transferred to a hospital. The boy's run in with the haywire toy boat resulted in his need for surgery. Both boys were placed side-by-side on tables and prepped for the doctoral work. In reality, the doctors were three more Garoga agents in disguise. Preparing to stab the life out of both children with a scalpel, their plans fell apart as a gunshot rang out through the window and stuck one of them in the arm. Charging forth from the shattered glass, Takeru fought and defended the boys from the murderous spies. This gave Akira enough time to send out a S.O.S with his communicator, which soon brought Hikaru and Hotaru to their aid. Fighting side-by-side, Hikaru and Jo eventually send the cowardly creatures fleeing. Quickly the three Zone family members take off in hot pursuit. Transforming themselves and their vehicle to their real villainous forms, the Garoga make a mad dash to get away. However, the heroes too transform, along with their car. Flying in the Mighty Liner, they almost catch up to the black vehicle, yet fate intervenes and a Monster Capsule rains down from the night sky and explodes.

Setting its clawed feet on the soil of Earth, Destro-King attacked the Zone family, allowing the Garoga agents to escape. Zone Fighter has little time to worry about the getaway car, forced to transform himself into his giant form to battle the Terror-Beast. Attacking with unbridled fury, it wasn't long before Earth's savior unleashed a flurry of missiles from his bracelets. To his surprise, Destro-King still stood! The creature had survived his most powerful attack and in his weakened state he was a sitting duck. The two headed cackling demon would have won if not for Zone Juniors and Zone Angels interference. Taking to the skies, the duo blasted off one of the leviathan's heads. They then used their beams to restore power to their fallen comrade. Rising, the silver warrior launched another assault on the creature, which soon led to its destruction. Earth was safe once again from the Garoga empire.


Monsters



Aliens, SDF & Misc.

Zone Aliens
Zone Aliens
Mighty Liner
Mighty Liner



Staff

Cast

Directed by Jun Fukuda
Writing credits Jun Fukuda
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Go Misawa
Art Direction by Gen Kobayashi
Directors of Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
Hikaru Sakimori, Zone Fighter Kazuya Aoyama
Hotaru Sakimori, Zone Angel Kazumi Kitahara
Akira Sakimori, Zone Junior Takashi Sato
Yoichiro Sakimori, Zone Father Shoji Nakayama
Tsukiko Sakimori, Zone Mother Sachiko Kozuki
Raita Sakimori, Zone Great Shiro Amagusa
Takeru Jo, Toy Shop Owner Hideaki Ohara
Narrator Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Baron Garoga Munemaru Kouda
Jiro Hiroyuki Kawase
Jiro's Brother Towada Tada
Garoga Hiromito Kimura, Mitsuyuki Oshima, Hitoshi Toyama, Hidehisa Tachibana, Yukieya Omiya
Doctor Yoshio Katsube





Episode #3: Defeat Garoga's Subterranean Base!

Air Date: Running Time:

04/16/1973
24 Minutes

 

Episode #3: Strike! Garoga's Subterranean Base


Japanese Episode Title

たたけ! ガロガの地底基地
[Tatake! Garoga no Chitei Kichi]

Playing with a toy train, Akira and his new friend are interrupted by a phone call from the boy's father. He informs them that he will be over shortly to pick the boy up. Unfortunately, the father's plans are halted when he is attacked on the road by a pair of disguised Garoga agents. Firing a canister from a bazooka-like gun, the car was engulfed in magenta hued smog. In seconds the man and vehicle were both gone, transported away. Hours passed before Takeru Jo and the boys receive a call from the man's work asking if he has arrived yet. When they discover that he is missing, the toy shop owner heads back to the Sakimori's home and informed the family. Immediately Hikaru become suspicious and suspected that the Garoga aliens had a hand in the man's disappearance.

Elsewhere in Japan, the rest of the Baron's invasion forces were continuing to build their underground base. A small Garoga team was also preparing for the arrival to Japan of an important Middle Eastern world leader. Takeru, Akira and Hotaru intercepted the important figure and tried to escort him safely away. Sadly for them, the Garoga were two steps ahead. Stopping them at a road block, the human disguised enemies of Earth blasted the ambassador's vehicle with a canister that swallowed the car in lavender smoke. Hikaru was close behind in pursuit in his car, but was too late to help them. Yelling "Zone Power!" the young man transformed into Zone Fighter and took the Mighty Liner vehicle into the alternate dimension from which his family and friends had disappeared to.

The Gold Garoga was angered once he learned that his agents had brought the two Zone Family members with them. They had endangered the plans and had to be punished. With no care or pity, the maniacal beast blasted the groveling minions, setting them ablaze. Grunting in satisfaction the gargoyle creature moved on to tape record information that he was going to pry out of the father that had been kidnapped earlier, an engineer. Seeing a chance, Hotaru unhooked her communication device and tossed it away. Her actions did not go unnoticed, though, as the captain alien howled in rage. He then proceeded to beat the woman as she was still strapped helplessly to her chair.

After receiving the distress message from Zone Angel, Zone Great told Akira to transform and take Smokey to their aid. The youthful warrior complied and converted to Zone Junior. Using the technological spaceship, the child flew into the alternate dimension in hopes of finding his sister in time. Meanwhile, the human captives had finally broken free of their en-slavers. Takeru led the little boy and father up to the surface, as the newly transformed Zone Angel battled with the red eyed Gold Garoga.

Outside, four Silver Garogas surrounded and advanced on the humans attempting to escape. However, Zone Fighter, whom had just arrived, intervened and transformed the murdering creatures into ash with a single laser blast. He wasted no time before doing his Astral Dash and teleported to help his sister battle with the last of the outer space invaders. Unable to cope with both of the elder Zone warriors, the Garoga grabbed a nearby microphone and pleaded with his commander to send the genetically engineered plant monster Dorora. Growling with dissatisfaction the Baron complied and sent the Monster Capsule to Earth.

Once on the planet, Dorora instinctively went to attack Zone Fighter. The warrior summoned his power and grew to match the alien creature's massive size. Zone Fighter battled with intensity, but against the hybrid kaiju's toxic breath he found himself beaten. With his energy gauge flashing red, Earth's hero was on the brink of defeat. Zone Angel and Zone Junior would not let that happen, though. They beamed their power into the giant's energy capsule on top of its head. Given brand new life, the hero went back on the offensive. With a combination of his Meteor Missiles and Side Chop slicing energy darts, the newest Terror-beast was eliminated. After vanquishing the monster, Zone Fighter turned his attention against the Garoga's underground base, leaving a flaming wreckage behind. Afterwards, the Zone family returned the man and boy to his grieving wife and mother. A happy ending for everyone…except Baron Garoga.


Monsters



Aliens, SDF & Misc.

Zone Aliens
Zone Aliens
Mighty Liner
Mighty Liner



Staff

Cast

Directed by Ishiro Honda
Writing credits Masaru Takesue
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Go Misawa
Art Direction by Gen Kobayashi
Directors of Special Effects Koichi Kawakita
Hikaru Sakimori, Zone Fighter Kazuya Aoyama
Hotaru Sakimori, Zone Angel Kazumi Kitahara
Akira Sakimori, Zone Junior Takashi Sato
Yoichiro Sakimori, Zone Father Shoji Nakayama
Tsukiko Sakimori, Zone Mother Sachiko Kozuki
Raita Sakimori, Zone Great Shiro Amagusa
Takeru Jo, Toy Shop Owner Hideaki Ohara
Narrator Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Baron Garoga Munemaru Kouda
Morita, Doctor Haruo Suzuki
Morita's Wife Mika Katsuragi
Morita's Son Sakagami Yashinagi
Garoga Yasuke Fujimura





Episode #4: Attack the Garoga Army! Enter Godzilla

Air Date: Running Time:

04/23/1973
24 Minutes

 

Episode #4: Invasion! The Giant Garoga Army - Enter Godzilla


Japanese Episode Title

来襲! ガロガ大軍団 - ゴジラ登場 -
[Raishu! Garoga Taigundan - Gojira Tojo -]

While staring into the night sky, Hotaru watches as one of the Garoga meteorites crashes to Earth. The next morning. the group set to investigate the crash site. While at the area, the group decides to split up and look for any traces that one of the Garoga monsters might have been unleashed. Soon after, however, Takeru Joe is attacked by a toy airplane. When the individual controlling the toy finally reveals himself, Joe confronts him about his intent with the toy plane. The duo is interrupted, though, when Hotaru and her brother arrive on the scene. They immediately recognize the gentleman as being Sachio, a fellow citizen of Peace Land. Hikaru has his doubts, but Hotaru is more than happy to accept the fact that her closest childhood friend was alive.

The group returns home, where Sachio tells his amazing tale of how he had survived. How he was lucky enough to be on patrol in a spaceship the day the planet was attacked. Zone Father, like Hikaru, has doubts and leaves the table. Feeling brushed off, the rest of the family takes their new found friend about the country side to show him the sights. While traveling, the monster Wargilgar appears, prompting Earth's hero to transform and battle the howling demon. Wargilgar, though, proves to be on par with the hero, as neither could get the upper hand. That is until Sachio interferes, blasting the cackling monster with a ray gun. Stunned in disbelieve, Zone Fighter watches as the creature disappears, apparently killed by the attack.

After the battle, the team returns home, where Hotaru and her father discuss the turn of events. Claiming that there was no honesty in Sachio's eyes, the elderly man tried to convince his daughter of the imposter's true intentions. However, Hotaru refuses to believe him, and storms out. The next morning, the whole family tries to make her see the light, yet the young girl still refuses to believe them. Instead, she runs to Sachio's room, where she finds a note and a music box. Within the writing, her friend professed how much he would miss her and wrote that if she should miss him then to open the music box. Immediately the woman did as the paper instructed. Instantly the toy robots, tanks and aircraft spring to life. They began to attack, blasting the control room and damaging the Zone Family's machines. Realizing what she has done, Hotaru shuts the music box, ending the toys' threat. Soon after, though, Sachio appears on the TV screen, laughing at the foolish Zone Family.

Deeply betrayed, Zone Angel runs to confront her friend. Meanwhile the monster Wargilgar begins to ransack Tokyo, despite the JSDF's best attempts to stop it. Tanks and jets proved no match against the flame spewing monster. Transforming into Zone Fighter, Hikaru uses his Astral Dash and flies into the TV and straight to Tokyo. When arriving, he soon discovers his limitation. Plagued from a shoulder wound he received from the bloodthirsty toys, he was only able to battle with one arm. While the hero battled bravely, Hotaru confronted her old friend and was forced to shoot him. The man, however, rises from the ground and transforms into a Silver Garoga. This prompts the young woman to transform as well. Yet even as Zone Angel she could not overpower him. Fortunately, Zone Junior was not far away, and together the two gain the upper hand. Overtaken by rage, the alien casts them aside and transforms into Spyler, a huge kaiju. Joining Wagilar, the pair tag team the injured Zone Fighter. Meanwhile, Angel and Junior send out a transceiver robot to call for Godzilla's help. In no time, the nuclear leviathan arrives to answer the call, and soon turns the tide of the battle. Together the fighters of justice prevail, destroying the twin horrors of the Garoga empire.


Monsters



Aliens, SDF & Misc.

Zone Aliens
Zone Aliens
Mighty Liner
Mighty Liner



Staff

Cast

Directed by Ishiro Honda
Writing credits Shozo Uehara
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Go Misawa
Art Direction by Gen Kobayashi
Directors of Special Effects Koichi Kawakita
Hikaru Sakimori, Zone Fighter Kazuya Aoyama
Hotaru Sakimori, Zone Angel Kazumi Kitahara
Akira Sakimori, Zone Junior Takashi Sato
Yoichiro Sakimori, Zone Father Shoji Nakayama
Tsukiko Sakimori, Zone Mother Sachiko Kozuki
Raita Sakimori, Zone Great Shiro Amagusa
Takeru Jo, Toy Shop Owner Hideaki Ohara
Narrator Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Sachio Akihiko Nishijima





Episode #5: Blast King Ghidorah at Point Blank!

Air Date: Running Time:

04/30/1973
24 Minutes

 

Episode #5: Shoot Down King Ghidorah!


Japanese Episode Title

キングギドラをむかえ撃て!
[Kingugidora o Mukaeutsu!]

Fed up with recent failures, Baron Garoga unleashes the golden terror King Ghidorah to wreck havoc across Earth. Meanwhile on the planet, government officials are checking up on a scientist's recent discovery. Called the Blue-Green System, the discovery is able to take in CO2 and radioactive contaminated air and decrease the level of the contamination. As the officials praise the man's work, Takeru Joe charges in. He tries to warn them that a future terrorist attack will strike the lab and subvert their efforts. While they argue, elsewhere in Japan the SDF is confronting King Ghidorah. Unable to coup, the jets are ripped to shreds in midair from the demon's powerful hurricane force winds.

Dismayed, Joe returns home to inform the Zone Family that they need to act if they are to preserve the lab. Unfortunately, by the time he returns to the laboratory the terrorists have already begun their attack. Strapping bizarre helmets to the humans called the Garoga Pack, the disguised aliens attempt to paralyze the men long enough for King Ghidrah to arrive and decimate the building and its occupants. Their plan would not come to fruition, though, as Joe and the Zone Family arrive just in time. Joe is attacked by one of the Garoga Pack helmets, while the Peace Land natives are chased outside by the murdering aliens. Once there, everyone transforms and prepares for battle. During the skirmish, the stone grinning invaders were beaten back by the fighting family. Fleeing, the Zone Family transforms back and run to help their friend and the scientist.

Fuming at his subordinates' failure, Baron Garoga orders the Dark Prism Strategy to be placed into effect. The Dark Prism is a shimmering crystal-like rock that has the ability to absorb energy. Setting the trap, the aliens placed the prism on the road, where the Zone Family found it and brought it back for study. Not realizing its true purpose, Zone Angel, Fighter, and Junior use the device to trace it back to the Garoga headquarters on Earth. Once arriving there, the trio transforms to battle the gargoyle race. Shortly after defeating the aliens, King Ghidorah shows up. Answering to its master, the prism flies into the sky. The object begins to absorb the power of the sun and feed it to the cackling three-headed horror. Once fully powered the dragon would attack the research facility. Seeing humanity's future in the Blue-Green system, the Zone warriors transformed. Junior and Angel took the aircraft Smokey, as Hikaru grew to the giant warrior Zone Fighter. Taking to the air, the hero sought to lure the dragon away from the building and battle it in a more appropriate area. The remaining Zone family could only watch in horror as Zone Fighter's energy was drained from a combination of King Ghidorah's attacks and the Dark Prism. Earth's only hope lay in Zone Great's hands. Using his machine, he took control of the Great Raideki, an artificial thundercloud. Despite its use shortening his life, the old man pressed on and unleashed a wave of lighting against the three-headed monster. Knocking it down briefly, the kaiju lost its concentration over the Dark Prism, allowing the sun to seep through and recharge Zone Fighter.

In a last ditch effort, Zone Great removed the Proton crystal from the house's computer. It was the only thing that would give Zone Fighter the extra power he would need to lure King Ghidorah far out into space. Unfortunately, by removing the crystal the family would lose their Proton Barrier. This would leave them in the future susceptible to Garoga attacks. Caring only for the life of humanity, though, Fighter used the green crystal and flew into space, followed by the winged Ghidorah...


Monsters



Aliens, SDF & Misc.

Zone Aliens
Zone Aliens



Staff

Cast

Directed by Jun Fukuda
Writing credits Akira Ishikari
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Go Misawa
Art Direction by Gen Kobayashi
Directors of Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
Hikaru Sakimori, Zone Fighter Kazuya Aoyama
Hotaru Sakimori, Zone Angel Kazumi Kitahara
Akira Sakimori, Zone Junior Takashi Sato
Yoichiro Sakimori, Zone Father Shoji Nakayama
Tsukiko Sakimori, Zone Mother Sachiko Kozuki
Raita Sakimori, Zone Great Shiro Amagusa
Takeru Jo, Toy Shop Owner Hideaki Ohara
Narrator Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Baron Garoga Munemaru Kouda
Kazuo Ikawa, Director Zenji Yamada
Researcher Yuichi Yanagisawa
Secretary Junji Masuda
Secretary's Aide Teruyoshi Torii
Garoga Go Mikami, Kaneko Fujio
Fighter Pilot Shinya Kashima





Episode #6: King Ghidorah's Counterattack!

Air Date: Running Time:

05/07/1973
24 Minutes

 

Episode #6: King Ghidorah's Counterattack!


Japanese Episode Title

キングギドラの逆襲!
[Kingugidora no Gyakushu!]

Being chased in space by King Ghidorah, Zone Fighter used his transmitter to communicate with his father. He informed him that he intended to battle the three-headed monster on Venus. Unfortunately, King Ghidorah had discontinued its pursuit. Bewildered, Zone Fighter rushed back to Earth fearing the worst. By the time he arrived back on the planet, though, Hikaru found his house empty. As it turned out, the Garoga had taken the opportunity of the downed Proton Barrier to kidnap the entire Zone Family. Wasting little time, the young man transformed into his human size Zone Fighter form and, with the Mighty Liner, scanned for energy readings that would lead him to the alien's base. Attacked from the ground by the Garoga Car, Fighter knew that he was close. Landing the car, he took off on foot to battle the soldiers manning the vehicle. Through superior fighting skills, the Peace Warrior prevailed. He then made his way into the underground base just in time to free Zone Great from a torturing device. Following that, he freed his brother and sister whom dealt with the remaining Garoga.

After the battle's conclusion, Hikaru returned the Proton Crystal to his grandfather. The family had little time to celebrate before the car's alarm went off, alerting that King Ghidorah was about to strike again. Miles away, the space demon was defying gravity and holding cars in midair. Uttering Zone Double Fight, Hikaru transformed into Zone Fighter and plucked the citizen filled cars from the sky. He then returned them safely to the ground. After this feat, the giant warrior once again began his battle against King Ghidorah. Hurtling bolt after bolt, the humanoid giant was thrashed nearly to death. Junior and Angel, watching from the sidelines, stepped in with Smokey and blasted King Ghidorah. It was too late for Zone Fighter, though. Having no strength left and nearly blinded, the monolith hero was returned to human size. Badly weakened, his brother and sister flew him away in the Smokey vehicle just in time, as the golden beast unleashed its hate upon the research building.

Back at home, Zone Great restored Hikaru's vision. The family then started to formulate a plan to defeat the space bound King Ghidorah. As a result, Zone Great took them to a secret room beneath the house. The elder alien showed them the Pandora Capsule, a interstellar aircraft original designed to take the family home to Peaceland. The machine was only capable of one more trip, because of its depleted power. If they used it to fly Zone Fighter into space, then they would never be able to return home. It was then that the family realized they were Earthlings, and that Earth was their home. Casting aside thoughts for their own safety, the family took the Pandora Capsule and battled King Ghidorah with Zone Fighter in outer space. Blasting the dragon with a few proton beams, they were able to force it to land with Zone Fighter on Venus' surface. The heavy gravity of the planet would allow Zone to have the upper hand, as the demon would not be able to use hurricane force winds. Unleashing power after power, Zone Fighter attacked with unseen determination. The yellow scaled leviathan was helpless and soon was called into retreat by the Garoga. Confident the monster would never return, the family and warrior returned back to Earth, their now permanent home.


Monsters



Aliens, SDF & Misc.

Zone Aliens
Zone Aliens
Mighty Liner
Mighty Liner



Staff

Cast

Directed by Jun Fukuda
Writing credits Akira Ishikari
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Go Misawa
Art Direction by Gen Kobayashi
Directors of Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
Hikaru Sakimori, Zone Fighter Kazuya Aoyama
Hotaru Sakimori, Zone Angel Kazumi Kitahara
Akira Sakimori, Zone Junior Takashi Sato
Yoichiro Sakimori, Zone Father Shoji Nakayama
Tsukiko Sakimori, Zone Mother Sachiko Kozuki
Raita Sakimori, Zone Great Shiro Amagusa
Takeru Jo, Toy Shop Owner Hideaki Ohara
Narrator Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Baron Garoga Munemaru Kouda
Kazuo Ikawa, Director Zenji Yamada





Episode #7: Zone Family's Critical Moment!

Air Date: Running Time:

05/14/1973
24 Minutes

 

Episode #7: Zone Family's Critical Moment!


Japanese Episode Title

ゾーンファミリー危機一髪!
[Zoon Famiri Kikiippatsu!]

Following an explosion, the monster Dragon King begins an assault on Japan. Using its fire breath, the Terror-Beast ignites homes ablaze as it advances toward a dam. Before the creature can destroy it, though, Zone Fighter appears. Taking the fire blast meant for the dam, the giant warrior saves the village. The huge Zone alien then battles Dragon King. The Terror-Beast briefly gains the upper hand, trapping Zone Fighter behind a rock mass. Once more, the monster turns its attention to the dam. However, after breaking out, Zone Fighter distracts the creature with a Proton Beam. The two then engage once again, with the Peaceland warrior destroying the Dragon King.

Furious, Baron Garoga goes about destroying surveillance equipment out of rage. His troops put their leader at ease, though, while they go over their next scheme. This time the evil race plans to disguise one of their agents as Hotaru Sakimori, Zone Angel.

They enact their scheme while the family is going on vacation, targeting Hotaru on her were way back from school to join them. The switch, done in the bathroom of a coffee shop, is successful. However, Takeru Jo sees the aliens carrying away the real, unconscious Hotaru and chases after them.

While the Garoga agent infiltrates the Zone Family, the real Hotaru wakes up in a warehouse. There, the despicable aliens let her watch their agent at work from a monitor. This involves the disguised Garoga agent making coffee for the Zone Family. However, the fake Hotaru adds poisoned milk to each cup. The plan goes awry, though, as Yoichiro, Zone Father, never drinks milk. Realizing his coffee has it, he offers it to the fake Hotaru, putting the agent in an awkward position to avoid the poisoned drink. Akira, Zone Junior, also complains that his coffee was not made how he likes it. Losing its composure, the disguised agent knocks the coffee from Akira's hands and storms out. Meanwhile in the warehouse, Takeru tries to free the captured Hotaru only to be taken hostage himself.

As night falls at their vacation hotel, the fake Hotaru is confronted by Tsukiko, Zone Mother. The mother suspects something is wrong, although doesn't realize the impostor already planted a bomb in the room. Tired of the setbacks from the charade, the alien removes its disguise. Revealed as a silver Garoga, the being attacks Tsukiko. Zone Mother is saved by her son, Hikaru, whose presence causes the agent to retreat. Zone Fighter gives pursuit, though, and eventually battles it off a cliff. Exploding on impact, a nearby capsule is disturbed, releasing the monster Gilmaras. Entering his giant form, Zone Fighter engages the monster. After a short battle, the creature is dispatched with a barrage of Meteor Missiles.

Meanwhile at the warehouse, Hotaru's Zobot is released. It's able to warn the family, as Zone Fighter arrives at the hideout. Beating the huge group of Garoga, any celebration is cut short as Hotaru warns of the planted bomb. Rushing back in his Mighty Liner, the hero arrives just in time to grab the bomb. He then quickly throws it out a nearby window as the explosive detonates. The huge blast narrowly avoids the family. Saved, the Peaceland beings are finally able to breath a sigh of relief.


Monsters



Aliens, SDF & Misc.

Zone Aliens
Zone Aliens
Mighty Liner
Mighty Liner



Staff

Cast

Directed by Kengo Furusawa
Writing credits Satoshi Kurumi
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Go Misawa
Art Direction by Gen Kobayashi
Directors of Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
Hikaru Sakimori, Zone Fighter Kazuya Aoyama
Hotaru Sakimori, Zone Angel Kazumi Kitahara
Akira Sakimori, Zone Junior Takashi Sato
Yoichiro Sakimori, Zone Father Shoji Nakayama
Tsukiko Sakimori, Zone Mother Sachiko Kozuki
Raita Sakimori, Zone Great Shiro Amagusa
Takeru Jo, Toy Shop Owner Hideaki Ohara
Narrator Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Baron Garoga Munemaru Kouda
Garoga Naoya Kusikawa, Tosuka Tosuka, Emiko Nara





Episode #8: Smash the Terrifying Invader!

Air Date: Running Time:

05/21/1973
24 Minutes

 

Episode #8: Smash the Terrifying Invader!


Japanese Episode Title

倒せ! 恐怖のインベーダー
[Taose! Kyofu no Inbeda]

At Takeru Jo's toy ship, Akira and his young friends are playing with a train set. By chance, one of the boys looks through a telescope and notices a Terror-Beast Missile. Looking through the telescope too, Takeru predicts where the missile must be heading. The toy shop owner then jumps in his car, joined by Akira, as they leave to investigate.

In the Tanzawa Mountains, two fishermen see the missile land in the nearby lake. They rush off to warn authorities, although are confronted by three people in lab coats on a bridge. The three claim to be from the Geological Research Institute. However, the fishermen spot their webbed hands. With the jig up, the three reveal themselves as Garogas. They then use their antennas to strangle the fishermen to death.

Shortly afterwards, Takeru and Akira arrive and find the bodies. The Garoga then jump out and attack the two. Akira manages to hide in the trunk of one of the cars, while Takeru is less fortunate. Strangled and then blasted with blinding light, the toy owner is taken hostage. With their captive, the aliens drive off to their hidden base, unaware of Akira in the trunk. The young boy then uses his Zobot to alert Zone Fighter and Zone Angel to his location.

At the hidden base, the evil aliens are ready to kill Takeru using a giant saw. Forced to intervene, Akira rushes in and saves him. Unfortunately, the beings then trap Akira too. The predicament is temporary, though, as Zone Fighter and Zone Angel arrive. Beating the Garoga, the two warriors then free Takeru and Akira.

Meanwhile in the Garoga Space Station, the alien leader activates the Terror-Beast Missile in the lake. This unleashes the giant monster Gelderah. Zone Fighter first battles the beast in his Mighty Liner, strafing the creature. However, the aquatic monster gets a lucky shot off against the vehicle. With the Mighty Liner damaged, Zone Fighter transforms into his giant form to continue the battle. The hero then gets into a fierce melee conflict with Gelderah. The tides of the battle are turned, though, with a blast of Zone Fighter's Meteor Missiles. As Gelderah is weakened, the Peaceland warrior uses his slice shot to decapitate the monster. With the threat ended, the Zone aliens meet Takeru back at the lake. There, they shake hands, affirming their friendship with the toy shop owner.


Monsters



Aliens, SDF & Misc.

Zone Aliens
Zone Aliens
Mighty Liner
Mighty Liner



Staff

Cast

Directed by Akiyasu Kikuchi
Writing credits Satoshi Kurumi
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Go Misawa
Art Direction by Gen Kobayashi
Directors of Special Effects Koichi Kawakita
Hikaru Sakimori, Zone Fighter Kazuya Aoyama
Hotaru Sakimori, Zone Angel Kazumi Kitahara
Akira Sakimori, Zone Junior Takashi Sato
Yoichiro Sakimori, Zone Father Shoji Nakayama
Tsukiko Sakimori, Zone Mother Sachiko Kozuki
Raita Sakimori, Zone Great Shiro Amagusa
Takeru Jo, Toy Shop Owner Hideaki Ohara
Narrator Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Fishermen Senkichi Omura, Tsuji Shigeru
Baron Garoga Munemaru Kouda
Garoga Teihei Nagahama, Takeshi Hirai, Michiko Tide
Akira's Friends Hitoshi Takahashi, Umetsu Terunori, Nojima Senran





Episode #9: Search for the Secret of the Red Spider!

Air Date: Running Time:

05/28/1973
24 Minutes

 

Episode #9: Search for the Secret of the Red Spider!


Japanese Episode Title

追え!レッドスパイダーの秘密
[Oe! Reddosupaidaa no Himitsu]

While stopping during a drive to Izu, Hikaru sees a blinding light in the sky. Using a radio wave detector, the Zone alien hops into the Mighty Liner and follows the source. This leads him to a red spider, the size of several tarantulas. Before he can approach, the arachnid miraculously takes flight. Undeterred, Hikaru pursues it.

The spider eventually lands onto a transport, which is housing a lion inside. Afterwards, a disguised Garoga agent appears, trying to free the lion. Thankfully, Zone Fighter quickly blasts the evil alien away with his gun. This prompts reinforcements to appear, as Hikaru battles the Garoga.

Meanwhile at the Sakimori household, the Zone family is alerted that Hikaru is in battle. Zone Angel and Zone Junior quickly transform and fly off to aid their brother. The trio easily overpower the Garoga, causing the evil aliens to retreat. Before they escape, though, they threaten that their Garoga Spider will unleash monsters all over the world.

Back at the Sakimori household, the Zone Family ponders the threat. They eventually deduct that the Garoga Spider has a way to transform things into Terror-Beasts. Given this power, they figure that a zoo would be a likely target. As a result, the next day Yoichiro and his three children investigate a nearby zoo.

While there, Akira sees a zookeeper attempting to feed a gorilla. The keeper, though, is revealed to be a disguised Garoga agent, freeing the ape. As Akira rallies his family, the Garoga Spider is seen in the skies. Unfortunately, the gorilla escapes as the Zone family and the Garoga aliens fight. Sadly, the Garoga Spider finds its target: the gorilla. Landing on its shoulder, the red arachnid pierces the ape. This process sucks the blood of the gorilla while injecting it with a sickeningly blue venom. This grotesquely transforms the ape into Garoga Gorilla, a mammoth creature.

As the Garoga Spider flies off, the Zone Family splits up. Zone Fighter goes after the spider, while the rest of the family fights Garoga Gorilla and the other aliens. Zone Fighter, though, is stopped by the appearance of another Terror-Beast: Spider Uros. This allows the smaller, flying Garoga Spider to escape.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Zone Family destroys Garoga Gorilla, exploding the creature with their combined firepower. This causes the Garoga aliens to flee in terror. Zone Fighter is fairing worse, though, being restrained by webbing. Zone Angel and Zone Junior eventually rescue him, allowing Peaceland warrior to finally beat Spider Uros. The family then rejoices in their victory, although the Garoga Spider is still on the loose...


Monsters



Aliens, SDF & Misc.

Zone Aliens
Zone Aliens
Mighty Liner
Mighty Liner



Staff

Cast

Directed by Kengo Furusawa
Writing credits Juro Shimamoto
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Go Misawa
Art Direction by Gen Kobayashi
Directors of Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
Hikaru Sakimori, Zone Fighter Kazuya Aoyama
Hotaru Sakimori, Zone Angel Kazumi Kitahara
Akira Sakimori, Zone Junior Takashi Sato
Yoichiro Sakimori, Zone Father Shoji Nakayama
Tsukiko Sakimori, Zone Mother Sachiko Kozuki
Raita Sakimori, Zone Great Shiro Amagusa
Takeru Jo, Toy Shop Owner Hideaki Ohara
Narrator Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Baron Garoga Munemaru Kouda
Garoga Kazuo Arai





Episode #10: Zone Fighter Annihilated!

Air Date: Running Time:

06/04/1973
24 Minutes

 

Episode #10: Zone Fighter Annihilated!


Japanese Episode Title

絶体絶命!ゾーン・ファイター
[Zettaizetsumei! Zoonfaitaa]

Undeterred by recent failures, the Garoga put into operation their ultimate plan to finally rid themselves of Zone Fighter. Creating a beast able to literally become its host's shadow before manifesting into its own terrible form, the Garogas release this creature against their rival.

The creature first takes the form of a mysterious orb, which appears near Hikaru. The noble alien transforms into Zone Fighter and easily destroys the object. Unbeknownst to Zone Fighter, though, the incident went according to the Garoga's plan. That night, Hikaru notices his shadow moving on its own. Zone Great examines him, although finds nothing wrong with him. Unknown to either, though, the young warrior is now housing a parasite inside of himself.

Pleased with this turn of events, the Garoga move to phase two of their plan. This involves unleashing the monster Jipudoro on a helpless city. In response, the Mighty Liner and Smokey appear on the scene. They attack the beast before Zone Fighter changes into his giant form to finish off the creature. No sooner does Zone Fighter appear, though, before his shadow starts to swerve in the day's sun. The shadow eventually migrates to take form on a hilltop. Shadorah was finally born. The creature easily defeats Zone Fighter before ushering Jipudoro off to safety. The creature then returns back to its host, as Zone Fighter changes back into his human form.

Fighting the enemy within, the Zone Family can only watch as Hikaru struggles while in a bed ridden state. Zone Fighter decides to take the beast head on the next day, with his family by his side. He changes into his giant form as Shadorah takes its physical form again. Zone Fighter is hopelessly outmatched though, and is easily beaten. With Zone Fighter out of the battle, and Shadorah now converging on the nearby populace, it's up to the Zone Family to find a way to stop the creature. Thankfully, they have discovered the Garoga's Earth base, located in an underwater shipwreck. Infiltrating it, they destroy the control room, causing Shadorah to self-destruct. The brave act saves the day, as Zone Fighter one again return to normal.


Monsters



Aliens, SDF & Misc.

Zone Aliens
Zone Aliens
Mighty Liner
Mighty Liner



Staff

Cast

Directed by Kengo Furusawa
Writing credits Juro Shimamoto
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Go Misawa
Art Direction by Gen Kobayashi
Directors of Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
Hikaru Sakimori, Zone Fighter Kazuya Aoyama
Hotaru Sakimori, Zone Angel Kazumi Kitahara
Akira Sakimori, Zone Junior Takashi Sato
Yoichiro Sakimori, Zone Father Shoji Nakayama
Tsukiko Sakimori, Zone Mother Sachiko Kozuki
Raita Sakimori, Zone Great Shiro Amagusa
Takeru Jo, Toy Shop Owner Hideaki Ohara
Narrator Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Baron Garoga Munemaru Kouda
Garoga Nami Ming, Ken Ito





Episode #11: Just in Time - The Roar of Godzilla!

Air Date: Running Time:

06/11/1973
24 Minutes

 

Episode #11: Just in Time - The Roar of Godzilla!


Japanese Episode Title

間一髪 ゴジラの叫び!
[Kanippatsu Gojira no Sakebi!]

One day, a Daito Motor test driver is run off the road. Hikaru, Zone Fighter, goes to investigate, finding the charred remains of the vehicle. Unknown to the hero, the driver was run off the road by the appearance of a Terror-Beast Missile. Furthermore, the Garoga spy on the Peaceland warrior as he leaves.

Later, Hikaru is picked by Daito Motor to be the race driver of a car using new engine technology. For the position, he was selected over many other drivers, including Hikaru's racing rival Yasuo Sasaki. Before racing, Hikaru takes the vehicle for a test drive. However, the Garoga had set a trap, switching the cars for one that was booby trapped. This new vehicle was completely under the evil aliens' control. Furthermore, it was engineered to prevent its passenger from escaping. In fact, even the windows were strong enough to protect against Zone Fighter's gun.

As it turns out, Hikaru was betrayed by Sasaki, who was aiding the Garoga. While the hero alerts his family to his fate with his Zobot, the aliens transport the vehicle to a scrap yard. With Zone Fighter still trapped inside, they load the car into a compactor. Realizing the aliens intend to kill Hikaru, Sasaki regrets his actions and attempts to save him. The effort is for naught, though, as the aliens kill Sasaki with a machine gun for interfering.

Meanwhile, Zone Angel and Zone Junior arrive at the scrap yard. They are ambushed, though, by a squad of Garoga. The pair are then stuck trying to fight back the evil aliens, seemingly out of time to save Zone Fighter. Miraculously, though, Godzilla emerges just in time. Seeing the King of the Monsters, the Garoga panic and flee. However, overhead a Terror-Beast Missile detonates, releasing Gigan. The two titans briefly skirmish, until Zone Great uses his machine to zap Gigan with electricity. The distraction gives Godzilla enough time to destroy the power lines, freeing Zone Fighter. With the Peaceland warrior saved, the King of the Monsters turns his attention back to the cyborg. Unfortunately for Gigan, the creature proves unable to combat Godzilla and is defeated.

Having been saved, Hikaru is joined by his sister and brother. The three warriors then enter the Garoga's base. They discover the body of Sasaki, before they cause the remaining Garoga to retreat. As Godzilla leaves the area, though, Gigan gets back up. Ready to battle, Zone Fighter changes into his giant form and engages Gigan. While the cyborg briefly gains the upper hand with its explosive hammer-claw modification, Zone Fighter proves too strong. With his Meteor Missiles, Gigan sustains critical damage. The creature walks momentarily after the attack before collapsing. Succumbing to its wounds, the monster explodes.

Later, the three Zone aliens visit the grave of Sasaki, where Zone Fighter vows revenge against the Garoga...


Monsters



Aliens, SDF & Misc.

Zone Aliens
Zone Aliens
Mighty Liner
Mighty Liner



Staff

Cast

Directed by Kohei Oguri
Writing credits Shinichi Kanzawa
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Go Misawa
Art Direction by Gen Kobayashi
Directors of Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
Hikaru Sakimori, Zone Fighter Kazuya Aoyama
Hotaru Sakimori, Zone Angel Kazumi Kitahara
Akira Sakimori, Zone Junior Takashi Sato
Yoichiro Sakimori, Zone Father Shoji Nakayama
Tsukiko Sakimori, Zone Mother Sachiko Kozuki
Raita Sakimori, Zone Great Shiro Amagusa
Narrator Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Yasuo Sasaki, Driver Tsuyoshi Tamaki
Daito Motor President Shizuo Yoshida
Garoga Norihiko Yamao
Daito Motor Test Driver Tetsuo Asai
Daito Motor Factory Employees Masakatsu Okuyama, Kei Yahido





Episode #12: Terror-Beast HQ - Invade the Earth!

Air Date: Running Time:

06/18/1973
24 Minutes

 

Episode #12: Terror-Beast HQ - Invade the Earth!


Japanese Episode Title

恐獣基地 地球へ侵入!
[Kyouju Kichi Chikyue Shinnyu!]

Reflecting on past failures, the Garoga enact a new plan. Launching five Terror-Beast missiles, the capsules strike the Earth. The Zone family witnesses this, but are unaware of the ramifications. What the missiles achieve, though, is burying a giant egg, while four of the missiles combine to form an underground base.

The next day, Hikaru Sakimori and family friend Takeru Jo stumble upon a group of Garoga. The evil aliens are in the midst of stealing chickens until Zone Fighter engages them. Meanwhile, Hotaru Sakimori is hanging out with her friend Yoko, who is traveling with some baby chicks. Hotaru receives a distress call from her brother, though, and rushes off alone to join the fight. Together, they are successful at repelling the Garoga.

Unfortunately, as the diabolical aliens retreat, they spot Yoko and kidnap her. Realizing what happened, Hotaru gives pursuit on her own to save her friend. However, the ground begins to shake, sending the young Zone alien falling over. As purple smoke covers the area, Hotaru vanishes. She later awakens alongside Yoko inside the Garoga underground base. It is too late, though, as the evil aliens have already put their plan in motion. Through combining the stolen chickens with seismic energy the aliens give birth to the monster Barakidon.

Thankfully, the Zone Family gets word of Hotaru's disappearance through a Zobot. Arriving on the scene, Zone Fighter fights with a group of the aliens as Hotaru does the same inside the base. As Barakidon gets ready to emerge, the alien base is damaged, allowing Hotaru and Yoko to escape.

With the monster loose, Zone Fighter transforms into his giant state and engages in battle. Meanwhile, Hotaru returns to the Garoga base, securing information that Barakidon is weak against the dark and against the cold. Using this information, Smokey blocks out the moon, causing Barakidon to lose control. In this state, Zone Fighter uses his missiles combined with a freezing blast to kill the beast.


Monsters



Aliens, SDF & Misc.

Zone Aliens
Zone Aliens
Mighty Liner
Mighty Liner



Staff

Cast

Directed by Kohei Oguri
Writing credits Shinichi Kanzawa
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Go Misawa
Art Direction by Gen Kobayashi
Directors of Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
Hikaru Sakimori, Zone Fighter Kazuya Aoyama
Hotaru Sakimori, Zone Angel Kazumi Kitahara
Akira Sakimori, Zone Junior Takashi Sato
Yoichiro Sakimori, Zone Father Shoji Nakayama
Tsukiko Sakimori, Zone Mother Sachiko Kozuki
Raita Sakimori, Zone Great Shiro Amagusa
Takeru Jo, Toy Shop Owner Hideaki Ohara
Yoko Yuri Hayashi
Narrator Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Baron Garoga Munemaru Kouda
Garoga Nami Ming, Ken Ito





Episode #17: Go! Fighter Emergency Take off!

Air Date: Running Time:

07/23/1973
24 Minutes

 

Episode #17: Go! Fighter Emergency Take off!


Japanese Episode Title

GO! ファイター緊急発進
[GO! Faitaa Kinkyu Hasshin]

Hotaru Sakimori and Akira Sakimori wake up in the middle of the night, having a vision of a Garoga Spacer ship stealing Smokey. Acting on the vision, the two transform into Zone Angel and Zone Junior and go in search of their ship. Sure enough, the craft is missing. Using equipment at their house, they determine Smokey is currently in Tanzawa.

Come daybreak, the two visit the area alone. While searching for their ship, they come across a woman named Yuri Nanya who offers to assist them. Leading them to an isolated shrine, Yuri then rips the skin from her hand, revealing herself to be a Garoga alien. The evil being then springs a trap at the shrine, sending the two to a different dimension. The Garoga then proceed to taunt the two Zone Aliens, as their weapons and attempts to call for help fail.

Later, the Zone family find a letter left by Hotaru explaining that they went in search of Smokey in Tanzawa. Worried, Hikaru travels to the area to locate the two. In the process, he drives past Yuri who once more offers her assistance. She coaxes Hikaru out of his car as the two travel on foot to search the shrine. As she springs the trap, though, Hikaru transforms into Zone Fighter. Pulling out his weapon, he then leads Yuri at gunpoint to try and use her as a hostage against the Garoga. The evil aliens reveal themselves, though, and show hostages of their own: Hotaru and Akira. They also reveal that they are actually in a different dimension already, that the trap earlier had worked. Zone Fighter finds this the hard as his weapons don't work and he is captured.

Thankfully, Raita, Zone Great, comes to their rescue. With a flash of lighting and fire, the evil aliens are defeated as the elder Zone alien calmly strolls in to meet his grandchildren. The threat is far from over, though, as Zone Fighter realizes he left the Mighty Liner unprotected. Sure enough, the Garoga manage to steal the car... but are unaware that Zone Fighter can still control it. Calling the car back, the surprised Garoga emerge from the vehicle. After a brief stand off, Zone Fighter spares the two aliens who run off.

Transforming into his giant form, the Zone warrior then flies into space. His destination is the planet Bulgar, the location of Smokey. However, once arriving on the planet the Garoga release the monster Barugas. Able to roll into a ball, the two combatants fight viciously. Eventually, Zone Fighter wins by vanquishing his opponent with his Meteor Might missiles. Victorious, Zone Fighter then picks up Smokey and flies to Earth, ending the ordeal.


Monsters



Aliens, SDF & Misc.

Zone Aliens
Zone Aliens
Mighty Liner
Mighty Liner



Staff

Cast

Directed by Jun Fukuda
Writing credits Satoshi Kurumi
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Go Misawa
Art Direction by Gen Kobayashi
Directors of Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
Hikaru Sakimori, Zone Fighter Kazuya Aoyama
Hotaru Sakimori, Zone Angel Kazumi Kitahara
Akira Sakimori, Zone Junior Takashi Sato
Yoichiro Sakimori, Zone Father Shoji Nakayama
Tsukiko Sakimori, Zone Mother Sachiko Kozuki
Raita Sakimori, Zone Great Shiro Amagusa
Takeru Jo, Toy Shop Owner Hideaki Ohara
Narrator Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Baron Garoga Munemaru Kouda
"Yuri Nanya", Disguised Garoga Tomoko Ota





Episode #21: Invincible! Godzilla's Violent Charge

Air Date: Running Time:

08/20/1973
24 Minutes

 

Episode #21: Invincible! Godzilla's Violent Charge


Japanese Episode Title

無敵! ゴジラ大暴れ
[Muteki! Gojira Ooabare]

Locked in combat, Godzilla and Zone Fighter engage one another. The two giants exchange physical blows, punching and throwing boulders at each other. Eventually Zone Fighter spins in the air, causing Godzilla to applaud the feat. As it turns out, the battle was merely a sparring match. The two giants shake hands, as Zone Fighter rushes off with his siblings in human sized form.

Meanwhile on the Garoga Space Station, Baron Garoga was being debriefed by one of his troops. He reveals a miraculous discovery on another planet. There, they had found a small life form which was resistant to Zone Fighter's Proton Beam. Seen as the key to victory, the life form is launched at Earth in a Terror-Beast Missile.

Luckily, Hikaru and his sister Hotaru arrive at the destination of the missile. Dropping its payload, the capsule is recovered by two disguised Garoga agents. They, however, are quickly defeated by the two Zone aliens. Hikaru then secures the capsule holding the new creature.

Furious, the Garoga retaliate by capturing Akira, Zone Junior. Tortured, the small child is used as a hostage. Going on a killing spree at a construction site, the evil aliens lure out the Zone Family. Face-to-face, they arrange an exchange: Akira for the Jellar capsule. Once the boy is returned, though, a gunfight breaks out. During the skirmish, the capsule is broken, releasing Jellar.

To fight the monster, Zone Fighter transforms and engages Jellar. However, resistant to the Proton Beam, Jellar quickly gains the upper hand. Realizing the danger, the Zone Family uses a Zobot to reach out to Godzilla for aid. The King of the Monsters receives the message, emerging from a cave. The nuclear leviathan then charges to Zone Fighter, arriving in time to attack Jellar. During Godzilla's assault, a piece of the Jellar is ripped off, creating Kastam-Jellar. The two monsters tag team the King of the Monsters, briefly gaining the upper hand. Luckily Zone Fighter is recharged thanks to the ship Smokey and rejoins the battle. Together, Godzilla and Zone Fighter destroy the two Jellars, ending their reign.


Monsters



Aliens, SDF & Misc.

Zone Aliens
Zone Aliens
Mighty Liner
Mighty Liner



Staff

Cast

Directed by Kohei Oguri
Writing credits Shinichi Kanzawa
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Go Misawa
Art Direction by Gen Kobayashi
Directors of Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
Hikaru Sakimori, Zone Fighter Kazuya Aoyama
Hotaru Sakimori, Zone Angel Kazumi Kitahara
Akira Sakimori, Zone Junior Takashi Sato
Yoichiro Sakimori, Zone Father Shoji Nakayama
Tsukiko Sakimori, Zone Mother Sachiko Kozuki
Raita Sakimori, Zone Great Shiro Amagusa
Takeru Jo, Toy Shop Owner Hideaki Ohara
Narrator Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Baron Garoga Munemaru Kouda
Garoga Takamitsu Watanabe, Eikichi Kikuchi, Ozaki Koji





Episode #22: Counterstrike! Defeat Super Jikiro

Air Date: Running Time:

08/27/1973
24 Minutes

 

Episode #22: Counterstrike! Defeat Super Jikiro


Japanese Episode Title

逆襲! スーパージキロを倒せ
[Gyakushuu! Supa Jikiro wo Taose]

In their home, Zone Junior notices that the clock hands are going backwards. Meanwhile out at sea, a ship is having trouble navigating due to their compass being stuck. As it turns out, a super magnetized Super Jikiro is the source. Emerging from the waters, the monster attacks and destroys the ship. Suddenly, Zone Fighter appears to confront the robotic monster. The hero attempts to end the battle quickly through using his Meteor Missiles. Unfortunately, Jikiro was equipped with anti-Missile Might technology. As a result, the machine not only resisted the missiles, but could then return their attack power at Zone Fighter. Unprepared for this, Zone Fighter was quickly defeated by the giant robot.

Injured, the Peaceland warrior reverted to human size and attempted to drive to the hospital. However, shocked by another driver, Hikaru runs off the road. Thankfully the other driver, Junko Wakasugi, works at the Space Medicine Research Institute. Taken to surgery for his wounds, Zone Fighter is given time to recover. Unfortunately, his family watches on helplessly while Jikiro destroys ships at sea.

Eventually, Hikaru recovers enough to leave the hospital. At this point, he heads to the beach with Junko, Akira, Hotaru and Takeru Jo. Although prepared to enjoy themselves, they are also searching for a fragment of Jikiro that might have blown off. Junko happens to find a piece just as a pair of Garoga agents emerge from the water. The evil aliens attack the group, but are defeated.

The piece of the robot is then brought to Yoichiro, Zone Great. The man begins to work on an Double Anti-Missile Might. This would circumvent Jikiro's anti-Missile Might technology, giving Zone Fighter an edge. Meanwhile, Hikaru returns to the Space Medicine Research Institute for more surgery. This time, though, the surgery would actually graft magnetic force resistant tissue to Hikaru. The Garoga are wise to efforts against Jikiro, though, and have infiltrated the institute. Posing as medical aids, they mortally wound the doctor in charge of the surgery before being defeated themselves. Near death, the doctor walks Junko through the operation before he succumbs to his wound and dies.

The Garoga are far from finished, though. After the operation, Junko leaves on a ship for a space medicine meeting on Okinawa. The ship is captured by the Garoga, though. Thankfully, Zone Fighter is not far away, waging an undersea battle with a Garoga Spacer. Eventually Jikiro emerges,and Zone Fighter transforms to engage him. Takeru Jo meanwhile unsuccessfully tries to save Junko, only to be captured himself. Suddenly, Smokey flies over the ship, dropping Zone Angel and Zone Junior below. The Garoga retaliate, though, gunning down the ship's crew. Undeterred, the Zone aliens fight and beat the Garoga, freeing the survivors.

With Junko safe, attention is turned back to Zone Fighter who battles Jikiro out of the water. In his sights, the hero launches his Meteor Missiles at the robot, as Jikiro believes to have the upper hand. However, as the machine returns fire, Zone Fighter uses the new Double Anti-Missile Might to likewise absorb the firepower. He then sends it back at Jikiro, destroying the monster's hand. The robot is then blasted with Meteor Missiles, destroying the creature as it can no longer resist them.


Monsters



Aliens, SDF & Misc.

Zone Aliens
Zone Aliens
Mighty Liner
Mighty Liner



Staff

Cast

Directed by Kohei Oguri
Writing credits Shinichi Kanzawa
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Go Misawa
Art Direction by Gen Kobayashi
Directors of Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
Hikaru Sakimori, Zone Fighter Kazuya Aoyama
Hotaru Sakimori, Zone Angel Kazumi Kitahara
Akira Sakimori, Zone Junior Takashi Sato
Yoichiro Sakimori, Zone Father Shoji Nakayama
Tsukiko Sakimori, Zone Mother Sachiko Kozuki
Raita Sakimori, Zone Great Shiro Amagusa
Junko Wakasugi, Research Institute Staff Yasuko Sato
Takeru Jo, Toy Shop Owner Hideaki Ohara
Narrator Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Baron Garoga Munemaru Kouda
Doctor Yoichiro Kitagawa
Ship Captain Egami Noguchi