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Juspion (or Jaspion or the Brazilians) was one of the best jap series ever. Sadly it never got the due respect in Japan.
The plot was very convincing, avoiding usual scenes and repeated endings between episodes from which many jap series suffered from. Special episodes showing Jaspion's adventures in the deep space were among the best.
Even tough the special effects are not A+, the actors did their best, many of them were professionals stunts and had excellent physical prepair. Also considering that this was a K-12 oriented series, it was impressive that some episodes showed some blood and bodies.
Sadly, Japanese executives always planned such series on a short term (40-50 weeks) so they only lasted for one year. This was a not very smart formula since every year new series would show up but with very similar characters, plots, scripts and effects. They tried o turn it into a money machine but eventually one or other series was worth it. Today I wonder if they do still even making new series after the formula was "americanized" with the Power Rangers garbage.
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