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Galactic Whirlwind Sasuraiger
Sasuraiger.jpg
銀河疾風サスライガー
(Ginga Shippū Sasuraigā)
Genre Mecha
TV anime
Director Takao Yotsuji
Studio Kokusai Eiga-sha
Network Japan TV Tokyo
Original run April 5, 1983January 1, 1984
Episodes 43
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Galactic Whirlwind Sasuraiger (銀河疾風サスライガー Ginga Shippū Sasuraigā ?) was an anime series aired from 1983 to 1984 in Japan. There were 43 episodes aired. Other loosely translated names include "Sasuraiger", "Galactic Gale Sasuraiger", "Galaxy Whirlwind Sasuraiger", "Wonder Six." It is the sequel to Baxinger and is the final member of the J9 Series.

Contents

Original Story

The year is 2911 and the solar system consists of 50 planets. I.C Blues, a casino gambler, makes a bet with the boss of a criminal syndicate known as Bloody God that it is possible to navigate to all 50 planets within the space of one year. Taking up the challenge of I.C Blues is the JJ9 team, made up of Rocky, Beat and Birdy, who have purchased a super robot capable of transforming into a train from the space merchant, D.D Richman. This robot is Sasuraiger. As Blues and the JJ9 team start the challenge, it soon becomes evident that the Bloody Syndicate will do anything to ensure the JJ9 team loses the bet. Sasuraiger will become the JJ9 team's best defense as they adventure across the stars.

Concept

The main robot Sasuraiger transform into a train to travel the galaxy. The original concept was adopted from the novel Around the World in Eighty Days. The names have a noticeable western influence.

Toys

The Sasuraiger toy was released under the name Fast Track in the Convertors toy line in the U.S.

Staff

  • Directors
    Takao Yotsuji
  • Additional Directors
    Teppei Matsuura
    Hideki Takayama

Characters

Name Nickname Voiced by Description
Blues Carl Bernstein IC Blues Kazuyuki Sogabe The leader of JJ9 team which controlled Sasuraiger.
Rock Anlock Makiuchu Rock Kaneto Shiozawa A marksman who was recruited by Blues to control Sasuraiger weapons.
Beat MacKenzie Otobake Beat Katsuji Mori A lover of racing, he was assigned to be the pilot and occasionally doubled as a mechanic.
Birdy Shaw Moody Birdy Yōko Asagami The daughter of the famous novelist Vincent Shaw.
Jimmy Kenjo Yoku Shioya The technician.
Suzy Chang Masako Miura Suzy helped in the kitchen affair, though she and Jimmy are a teenage pair who joined Sasuraiger to look for a planet that permitted under-aged marriage.
D. D. Richman Jōji Yanami The original owner of Sasuraiger, he hoped Blues and his friends will make money for him.
Inspector Organ Kan Tokumaru The police officer that relentlessly pursued the team, suspecting them to be bank robbers.

Robots

  • TV-83X Sasuraiger (J9-III go)
  • Cosmo Shanker
  • PRETTY-1 (Spiral Gyro)
  • PRETTY-2
  • PRETTY-3
  • VI-C5 Birdrun

Sequels

This is part 3 of the J-9 Trilogy Galaxy series.

Part J9 Team Japanese Translated Name English Translated Name
Part 1 J9 Ginga Senpuu Braiger Galactic Whirlwind Braiger
Part 2 J9-II Ginga Reppuu Baxinger Galactic Gale Baxinger
Part 3 JJ9 Ginga Shippu Sasuraiger Galactic Hurricane Sasuraiger

Merchandise

The toy was originally called Batrain when released by Takatoku. Interestingly, the Batrain stickers on the model could be removed to reveal Sasuraiger stickers underneath.

Video games

The robot have been featured in video games such as Super Robot Wars, Super Robot Wars GC.

Trivia

  • The anime was available in Indonesia in the form of VHS and Betamax with the title "Wonder Six". It was called this because there were 6 characters on the adventure.
  • Because of typos done by animator Japan, the Rock character name was occasionally written as "Lock".

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