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Fight! Mighty Jack (戦え!マイティジャック, Tatakae! Maiti Jakku) is the more comical sequel series to Mighty Jack. It aired on the same network the following week, from July 6 to December 28, 1968 with a total of 26 half-hour episodes, equaling the original in length.

Production[]

After the broadcast of Mighty Jack, as the second season in its series and considering factors such as low viewership, the series underwent a reconstruction to become a 30-minute special effects television drama aimed at children. Using a new budget, the series underwent a reconfiguration of its storyline. To compensate for the reduced airtime resulting from the shift from a one-hour program to a 30-minute format, the new season was required to extend its broadcasting period. Following negotiations with Tsuburaya Productions and Fuji Television, the decision was made to fully air the remaining 13 episodes.

The fundamental settings of the series, such as Mighty Jack and the antagonistic organization "Q", remained consistent with the previous installment. However, the identity of the Mighty Jack team transitioned from being a "volunteer professional team supported by international funds" to a subsidiary organization of the public international institution "Apple". The regular team members were reduced from 11 to 5, resulting in significant changes to the cast. Simultaneously, the series did at first retain the style from the original spy action genre but after the halfway point in the series, it changed to a format where Kaiju appear in each episode.

Characters[]

MJ[]

  • Ippei Amada
  • Akira Genda
  • Susumu Imai
  • Kisuke Ogawa
  • Nami Emura
  • Ichiro Funaki
  • Mitsuo Kataoka

Kaiju[]

Cast[]

  • Ippei Amada (天田 一平, Amada Ippei): Hiroshi Minami (南 廣, Minami Hiroshi)
  • Akira Genda (源田 明, Genda Akira): Masanari Nihei (二瓶 正也, Nihei Masanari)
  • Susumu Imai (今井 進, Imai Susumu): Akira Yamaguchi (山口 暁, Yamaguchi Akira)
  • Kisuke Ogawa (小川 喜助, Ogawa Kisuke): Kenji Nagisa (渚 健二, Nagisa Kenji)
  • Nami Emura (江村 奈美, Emura Nami): Nami Emura (江村 奈美, Emura Nami)
  • Ichiro Funaki (船木 一郎, Funaki Ichirō): Mitsuo Kataoka (片岡 光雄, Kataoka Mitsuo)
  • Mitsuo Shimizu (清水 光夫, Shimizu Mitsuo): Nobuyoshi Terao (寺尾 信義, Terao Nobuyoshi)
  • General Fujii (ゼネラル 藤井, Zeneraru Fujii): Junya Usami (宇佐美 淳也, Usami Jun'ya)

Staff[]

Music[]

Opening Theme
  • Mighty Jack no Uta (マイティジャックの歌, Maiti Jakku no Uta, lit. "Song of Mighty Jack")

Home Media[]

Fight! Mighty Jack was previously released on VHS and LaserDisc. A remaster of the series released on DVD across 6 volumes as part of the "Digital Ultra Series" series on March 24 and April 21, 2006.[1][2] On May 21, 2013, Toei Video released a complete DVD box set of the series, which also comes commercials, a recorded interview, and audio commentaries.[3][4]

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Trivia[]

  • The opening scene of the series (with a reverse paint-swirling effect forming "MJ" before a burst of red envelops the scene, with a yellow "Fight! Mighty Jack" superimposed) is almost exactly like that of the original Ultraman.
  • One episode of this series is quite notable, as it features a comical guest appearance by Kohji Moritsugu, who played Dan Moroboshi, the alter-ego of Ultraseven, and referenced his popular role. He plays a mechanic, who, in one scene, looked as though he was about to transform into Ultraseven by pulling the Ultra Eye from his pocket to put it on, but the red object he slowly pulls from his pocket is actually a small wrench with which he gets right to work on fixing a machine.

References[]

Productions
Showa Series Ultra Q | Ultraman | Ultraseven | Return of Ultraman | Ultraman Ace | Ultraman Taro | Ultraman Leo | Ultraman 80
Heisei Series Ultraman Tiga | Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Gaia | Ultraman Cosmos | Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy | Ultraman Nexus | Ultraman Max | Ultraman Mebius | Ultraseven X | Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle | Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey | Neo Ultra Q | Ultraman Ginga | Ultraman Ginga S | Ultraman X | Ultraman Orb | Ultraman Geed | Ultraman R/B
Reiwa Series Ultraman Taiga | Ultraman Z | Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga | Ultraman Decker | Ultraman Blazar | Ultraman Arc
Outside of Japan Ultraman: The Adventure Begins | Ultraman: Towards the Future | Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero | Ultraman: Rising
Original Video and TV Special Ultra Fight | Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider | Ultra Super Fight | Ultraman Nice | Heisei Ultraseven | Ultraman Neos | Ultraman: Super Fighter Legend | Ultra Idemitsujin | Ultra Zone
Showa Movies Ultraman: Monster Movie Feature | Ultraman, Ultraseven: Great Violent Monster Fight | Return of Ultraman | The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. The Monster Army | Ultraman (1979) | Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle | Return of Ultraman: MAT Arrow 1 Takeoff Order | Ultraman ZOFFY: Ultra Warriors vs. the Giant Monster Army | Ultraman Story
Heisei Movies Ultra Q The Movie | Revive! Ultraman | Ultraman Zearth | Ultraman Zearth 2 | Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Dyna, & Ultraman Gaia | Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey | Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact | Ultraman Cosmos 2 | New Century Ultraman Legend | Ultraman Cosmos vs. Ultraman Justice | New Century 2003 Ultraman Legend | ULTRAMAN (2004) | Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers | Super 8 Ultra Brothers | Mega Monster Battle Ultra Galaxy: The Movie | Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial | Ultraman Saga | Ultraman Ginga Theater Special | Ultraman Ginga Theater Special: Battle Royale | Ultraman Ginga S The Movie | Ultraman X The Movie | Ultraman Orb The Movie | Ultraman Geed The Movie | Ultraman R/B The Movie
Reiwa Movies Ultraman Taiga The Movie | Ultraman Trigger: Episode Z | Shin Ultraman | Ultraman Decker Finale | Ultraman Blazar The Movie
Spin-Offs Andro Melos | Ultraman Zearth: Parody Chapter | Revival of the Ancient Giant | The Return of Hanejiro | Gaia Again | Ultra Q Kaiju Legend | Ultraman Kaiju Legend | Hikari Saga | Armored Darkness | Ghost Rebirth | Ultraman Zero vs. Darklops Zero | Q - Door to Another Dimension | Killer the Beatstar | Ultra Zero Fight | Ultra Fight Victory | Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA | Ultra Fight Orb | New Generation Heroes | The Absolute Conspiracy | Sevenger Fight | The Struggle of Special Section 3 | The Destined Crossroad | Continued Ultra Fight | Shin Ultra Fight | Return of Special Section 3 | Ultraman Regulos | Ultraman Regulos: First Mission | Ultraseven IF Story | SKaRD Break Room
Rebroadcast Shows Ultraman Retsuden | New Ultraman Retsuden | Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle | Ultraman Orb: The Chronicle | Ultraman New Generation Chronicle | Ultraman Chronicle: ZERO & GEED | Ultraman Chronicle Z: Heroes' Odyssey | Ultraman Chronicle D | Ultraman New Generation Stars
Informational Ultraman The Prime | ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES | Ultra Science Fantasy Hour | Ultra Fight Club | UlSummer Information Station | Ultra Information Center | Professor Teruaki's "Blazar Kaiju Academy" | Super Power! Ultra Encyclopedia! | Ultra Construction Tour | THE ORIGIN OF ULTRAMAN | Ultraman 4K Discovery
Docudramas Fly in the Sea Breeze! Ultraman | The Men Who Made Ultraman | My Beloved Ultraseven | The Man Who Wanted to be Ultraman | The Kaiju Club | The Two Ultramen
Other Series and Movies Kaiju Booska | Captain Ultra | Mighty Jack | Fight! Mighty Jack | Operation: Mystery | Chibira-kun | Mirrorman | Redman | Triple Fighter | Emergency Directive 10-4·10-10 | Iron King | Horror Theater Unbalance | Fireman | Jumborg Ace | Mirror Fight | Jumborg Ace & Giant | Mars Men | Army of the Apes | Pro-Wres no Hoshi Azteckaiser | The Last Dinosaur | Dinosaur Expedition Born Free | Dinosaur Great War Izenborg | Star Wolf | Dinosaur Squadron Koseidon | Anime-chan | Gridman the Hyper Agent | Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad | Moon Spiral | Cyber Beauties Telomere | Booska! Booska!! | Otasuke Girl | Mysterious Incident Special Investigation Team SRI | Mirrorman REFLEX | Bio Planet WoO | Operation: Mystery - Second File | Mirror Fight 2012 | Operation: Mystery - Mystery File | Gridknight Fight
Anime The☆Ultraman | Ultraman Kids | Ultraman Graffiti: Wild! Ultra Country | Ultraman: Super Fighter Legend | Ultra Nyan | Ultra Nyan 2: The Great Happy Operation | Ultraman M78 Theater Love & Peace | Gridman the Hyper Agent: boys invent great hero | The・Ultraman: Jackal vs. Ultraman | Kaiju Sakaba Kanpai! | Kaiju Girls | SSSS.GRIDMAN | ULTRAMAN (2019) | Kaiju Step Wandabada | SSSS.DYNAZENON | KAIJU DECODE | GRIDMAN UNIVERSE
Outlaw Content Space Warriors 2000 | Project Ultraman | Ultraman The Animation | Ultraman: A Little Journey on Earth | Fun... English with Ultraman | Young Ultraman | Ultraman Big Transformation | Sinic Q | Red Jade | Dragon Force: So Long Ultraman | Dragon Force: Rise of Ultraman
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