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Super Beast Squadron Liveman 

Chôjû sentai Raibuman (original title)
Academia was a school for scientists located in Academia Island. One day, Academia's Top Three students (Tsukikage, Senda, Omura) were kidnapped by Bias. In the process, Tsukikage kills ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Daisuke Shima Daisuke Shima ...  Red Falcon / ... 49 episodes, 1988-1989
Kazuhiko Nishimura Kazuhiko Nishimura ...  Jou Oohara / ... 49 episodes, 1988-1989
Megumi Mori Megumi Mori ...  Blue Dolphin / ... 49 episodes, 1988-1989
Shinobu Kômoto Shinobu Kômoto ...  Green Rhino / ... 49 episodes, 1988-1989
Jôji Nakata ...  Great Professor Bias 49 episodes, 1988-1989
Makoto Kousaka Makoto Kousaka ...  Colon 49 episodes, 1988-1989
Haruna Ikezawa Haruna Ikezawa ...  Narrator 49 episodes, 1988-1989
Masaaki Yamaguchi Masaaki Yamaguchi ...  Black Bison / ... 48 episodes, 1988-1989
Hideaki Kusaka Hideaki Kusaka ...  Guardnoid Gash 48 episodes, 1988-1989
Akiko Kurisu Akiko Kurisu ...  Doctor Mazenda / ... 47 episodes, 1988-1989
Yoshinori Okamoto Yoshinori Okamoto ...  Arashi Busujima / ... 46 episodes, 1988-1989
Yutaka Hirose Yutaka Hirose ...  Doctor Kempu / ... 41 episodes, 1988-1989
Takuzô Kamiyama Takuzô Kamiyama ...  Butchy / ... 35 episodes, 1988-1989
Toru Sakai Toru Sakai ...  Doctor Obular / ... 26 episodes, 1988-1989


Academia was a school for scientists located in Academia Island. One day, Academia's Top Three students (Tsukikage, Senda, Omura) were kidnapped by Bias. In the process, Tsukikage kills Yano Takuji and Aikawa Mari. Two years later, Volt destroys Academia. Three surviving students (Yuusuke, Jou, Megumi) Find out that the three kidnapped students lived-as Kempu, Mazenda, and Obular. The trio become Liveman to fight their former friends. Later on, Takuji and Mari's younger siblings (Tetsuya and Jun'ichi) join Liveman. Written by Gingared

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Release Date:

27 February 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Super Beast Squadron Liveman See more »

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Toei Company See more »
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(49 episodes)

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Did You Know?


This is the first Sentai entry to have a female blue ranger. See more »


Followed by Mirai sentai Timeranger (2000) See more »


Chôjû Sentai Raibuman
("Super Beast Task Force Liveman")
Main Title Theme
Composed by Yasuo Kosugi
Arranged by Hiroshi Fujita
Lyrics by Akira Ôtsu
Sung by Daisuke Shima
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Definitely the BEST Super Sentai of all time!
31 January 2007 | by RedRangerSuperSentaiSee all my reviews

I absolutely loved Chôjû sentai Raibuman as a kid, since I spent a lot of years in Japan, since my father was in the military, I am very familiar with Super Sentai, also known as Power Rangers in western countries.

Chôjû sentai Raibuman also known as Liveman was a unique, one of a kind Super Sentai that combined great characters, special effects, and storytelling to create one of the best kid's shows of the 1980s! I had all of the toys of this great show when I was a teenager! I absolutely loved this show as a kid, but, it's now nearly impossible to find any episodes of this great show. Hopefully Bandai Japan will put out some DVDs of this and other great Super Sentais from the past 30 years! I now live in the United States, but I won't ever forget this great show! Go Liveman!

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