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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 Azteckaiser) is a Japanese pro-wrestling-themed tokusatsu/anime superhero television series produced by Tsuburaya Productions, and created 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.

Plot

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.

Staff

  • Original Work: Tsuyoshi Nagai, Ken Ishikawa
  • Planning: Tsuburaya Bogo (Tsuburaya Productions), Kimihiko Eto (Yorozutoshisha), Dynamic planning
  • Producer: 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
  • Animator: 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
  • Director: Kiyosumi Fukasawa, Akira Okazaki, Kanji Otsuka, Shohei Tojo
  • Production: NET, Tsuburaya Productions, Yorozutoshisha

Theme Songs

  • Opening Theme: "Come On! Azteckaiser" (「カモン!アステカイザー」)
  • Ending Theme: "Fight! Azteckaiser" (ファイト!アステカイザー)
    • Lyrics: Keisuke Yamakawa
    • Composer: Toshiaki Tsushima
    • Arrangement: Hiroshi Tsutsui
    • Song: Masato Shimon, Columbia Cradle Association
    • Label: Nippon Columbia

References

Shows and Films
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 | Ultraman Retsuden | Neo Ultra Q | New Ultraman Retsuden | Ultraman Ginga | Ultraman Ginga S | Ultraman X | Ultraman Orb | Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle | Ultraman Geed | Ultraman Orb: The Chronicle | Ultraman R/B | Ultraman New Generation Chronicle
Reiwa Series Ultraman Taiga
Outside of Japan Ultraman: The Adventure Begins | Ultraman: Towards the Future | Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero
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 | The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. The Monster Army | Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle | Ultraman (1979) | Ultraman ZOFFY: Ultra Warriors vs. the Giant Monster Army | Ultraman Story
Heisei Movies Ultra Q The Movie | Ultraman Zearth | Ultraman Zearth 2 | Revive! Ultraman | Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Dyna, & Ultraman Gaia | Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey | Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact | Ultraman Cosmos 2 | Ultraman Cosmos Vs Ultraman Justice | ULTRAMAN (2004) | Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers | Super 8 Ultra Brothers | Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie | Ultraman Zero The Movie | Ultraman Saga | Ultraman Ginga: Theater Special | Ultraman Ginga: Theater Special Battle Royal | Ultraman Ginga S The Movie | Ultraman X The Movie | Ultraman Orb The Movie | Ultraman Geed The Movie | Ultraman R/B The Movie
Reiwa Movies Shin Ultraman
Spin-Offs Andro Melos | Ultraman Tiga Gaiden: Revival of the Ancient Giant | Ultraman Dyna: The Return of Hanejiro | Ultraman Gaia: Gaia Again | Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Hikari Saga | Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Armored Darkness | Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Ghost Rebirth | Ultra Galaxy Legend Gaiden: Ultraman Zero vs. Darklops Zero | Ultraman Zero Gaiden: Killer the Beatstar | Ultra Zero Fight | Ultra Fight Victory | Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA | Ultra Fight Orb | Ultra Galaxy Fight: New Generation Heroes
Other Series Captain Ultra | Mighty Jack | Operation: Mystery | Mirrorman | Redman | Triple Fighter | Emergency Directive 10-4·10-10 | Iron King | Fireman | Jumborg Ace | Mirror Fight | Army of the Apes | Pro-Wres no Hoshi Azteckaiser | Dinosaur Expedition Born Free | Dinosaur War Aizenborg | Dinosaur Squadron Koseidon | Denkou Choujin Gridman | Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad | Mirrorman REFLEX | Bio Planet WoO | Mirror Fight 2012
Anime The☆Ultraman | Ultraman Kids | Ultraman Graffiti: Wild! Ultra Country | Ultraman: Super Fighter Legend | Ultra Nyan | Denkou Choujin Gridman: boys invent great hero | The・Ultraman: Jackal vs. Ultraman | Kaiju Sakaba Kanpai! | Monster Girls ~Ultra Monster Anthropomorphic Project~ | Kaiju Girls | SSSS.GRIDMAN | ULTRAMAN (2019) | Kaiju Step Wandabada | KAIJU DECODE
Outlaw Space Warriors 2000 | Project Ultraman | Dragon Force: So Long Ultraman | Dragon Force: Rise of Ultraman
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