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Pro-Wres no Hoshi Azteckaiser (プロレスの星 アステカイザー, Puroresu no Hoshi Asutekaizā, lit. "Star of Pro-Wrestling Aztecaser") is a Japanese pro-wrestling-themed tokusatsu/anime superhero television series produced by Tsuburaya Productions, and a loose adaptation of the manga series of the same name written and produced by Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa. Nagai and Ishikawa created three manga series, simply named Azteckaiser (アステカイザー, Asutekaizā), published in different magazines by Shogakukan. None of them are related to each other or the TV show. They were compiled in a single tankōbon in 1978 (Futabasha), 1986 (Asahi Sonorama) and 2001 (Futabasha).

The show was first broadcast on TV Asahi from October 7, 1976 - March 31, 1977.


After witnessing the death of his brother Daiji at the hands of Black Mist, an evil organization in the world of professional wrestling, Shun Takaba quit wrestling. He vowed to stop Black Mist and continued training secretly. When Black Mist reappeared a year after his brother's death, Shun gained the ability to transform into a warrior of justice Azteckaiser using the Star of Aztec, to fight and destroy the Black Mist organization.


  • Original work: Tsuyoshi Nagai, Ken Ishikawa
  • Planning: Tsuburaya Bogo (Tsuburaya Productions), Kimihiko Eto (Yorozutoshisha), Dynamic planning
  • Producers: Tadashi Yoshizu (NET), Takahashi Mataichi (Tsuburaya Productions)
  • Screenplay: Bunzo Wakatsuki, Keiichi Abe, Susumu Takaku, Kiyosumi Fukasawa
  • Music: Toshiaki Tsushima
  • Photo: Goro Uchiyama
  • Lighting: Yuji Ito
  • Art: Tetsuzo Osawa
  • Editing: Kobayashi HiroshiAkira
  • Synthesis: Miyashige Michihisa
  • Optical: Takashi Shirako
  • Procedure: Ono Futoshiware
  • Assistant Director: Takashi Ryukura
  • Vertical: Hidenobu Otsuka and world action
  • Narrator: Toshio Furukawa
  • Synthetic drawing: Kujirai real
  • Animators: Takeshi Shiratsuchi, Atsushi Takagi, Group Dirt
  • Production Contact: Atsushi Takayama, Kimoto Takashiotto (Yorozutoshisha)
  • Cooperation: New Japan Pro Wrestling, Mizuno Sports, Toyota Motor Sales
  • Publisher: Shogakukan
  • Directors: Kiyosumi Fukasawa, Akira Okazaki, Kanji Otsuka, Shohei Tojo
  • Production: NET, Tsuburaya Productions, Yorozutoshisha


Opening Theme
  • Come On! Azteckaiser (カモン!アステカイザー, Kam On! Asutekaizā)
    • Lyrics: Keisuke Yamakawa
    • Composition: Toshiaki Tsushima
    • Arrangement: Hiroshi Tsutsui
    • Artist: Masato Shimon, Columbia Cradle Association
    • Label: Nippon Columbia
Ending Theme
  • Fight! Azteckaiser (ファイト!アステカイザー, Faito! Asutekaizā)
    • Lyrics: Keisuke Yamakawa
    • Composition: Toshiaki Tsushima
    • Arrangement: Hiroshi Tsutsui
    • Artist: Masato Shimon, Columbia Cradle Association
    • Label: Nippon Columbia

Home Media[]

A complete DVD box set of the series was released on March 21, 2003 and it was released across five DVDs in 2004. In 2015, Toei Video rereleased the series on six DVDs with each volume containing 4 episodes.[1][2][3][4]




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