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Batman Ninja (Review)

Batman Ninja

aka ニンジャバットマン
Batman Ninja
2018
Written by Kazuki Nakashima
English version written by Leo Chu and Eric S. Garcia
Directed by Junpei Mizusaki

Batman Ninja
Batman Ninja, what the heck? You could have been so good, but you are just a beautiful mess that spends too much time being boring before getting to the good stuff. We are now in the reality where a film involving Batman villains piloting a giant combining mech is boring. This is truly the darkest timeline! Batman Ninja has two versions, one in Japanese with English subtitles, and one with an English dub. The English version has a bunch of extra dialogue not in the Japanese version (but since the original subtitles are just a transcript of the English version, there are subtitles that display when no character is speaking, and when they do talk some of what they say is different!) Most of the extra dialogue is just expository and explains things that are readily obvious to anyone paying the slightest attention.

Noted Batman villain Gorilla Grodd (wait, what???) builds a time machine device at Arkham Asylum and suddenly all the criminals of Gotham City are blasted to the past of ancient Japan. Batman soon pops up there as well, but what was seconds between jumps in his time turns out to be two years after the rest of the criminals arrived, and now Joker is a lord who controls a stable of samurai who wear his visage as masks. The rest of the criminals have also ran wild. It’s the warring states period and we get a bit of a history lesson as Catwoman explains to Batman which criminals are in charge of which states in their quests to unify Japan. Don’t worry, Alfred and the Batmobile are also back in time (okay, at this point things are so bonkers why didn’t they just make this an Elseworlds-style story set in Japan instead of this time travel stuff? At least with that we could get right to the story and have less setup!)
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Posted by Tars Tarkas - June 25, 2018 at 9:36 am

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Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (Review)

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

Batman Gotham by Gaslight
2018
Written by Jim Krieg
Based on the graphic novel Gotham by Gaslight written by Brian Augustyn
Directed by Sam Liu

Batman Gotham by Gaslight
Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of 1880s Gotham City. As the murders pile up, the police are helpless to stop them. But there is a Batman in this world…

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight is based on one of the original alternate reality tales that would eventually become the Elseworlds brand at DC, though the story has been altered to better reflect the animated movie format and some modern sensibilities. Overall, we get something that feels closer to what would be produced from the 90s animated series than what some of the recent DC animated films have come out with. That’s a good thing, as the series is a high-water mark that all too often these films are unable to attain, despite some notable exceptions.

Gotham is easily transformed in style to a 19th century British city, it is sort of interesting how easily the pieces slide together. Bruce Wayne is still a rich playboy, but he also has connection to his orphan roots via Sister Leslie and her orphanage. This gives him another connection to the victims of the killer, as they are largely poorer women, some of which have gone through the same orphanage. Public outcry is muted because the victims are largely lower class women (mostly prostitutes), but actress Selina Kyle’s voice is one of the loudest to try to get the police to do anything. They are limited by the investigative tools of the time and by distractions of a World’s Fair preparation. An element not really used from historical accounts is the press whipping this up into a frenzy, besides deserted streets there is often nothing really indicating people are afraid (and the deserted streets might just be saving some animation budget!) The police presence is also lacking until it factors into the plot, at which point there are more police than grains of sand on the beach.
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Posted by Tars Tarkas - June 18, 2018 at 9:21 am

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Justice League Dark (Review)

Justice League Dark

Justice League Dark
2017
Story by J.M. DeMatteis and Ernie Altbacker
Screenplay by Ernie Altbacker
Directed by Jay Oliva

Justice League Dark
The animated world is in danger once again (stupid world, stop being in danger!) and only the Justice League can save them. No, not the normal Justice League, this is Justice League Dark! And Batman for some reason. That reason is money. Keep in mind this is Justice League Dark, not Justice League After Dark, that’s the porn version debuting on Cinemax next year! Just kidding. Or am I? Yes.

Now let’s get to an actual review and not string of consciousness awful jokes. Justice League Dark follows the loose continuity the animated films have had since they got rebooted with Flashpoint/Justice League: War, including voices (and Matt Ryan from the Constantine tv series voices John Constantine here!) This time the team isn’t able to handle the threat, as the threat is supernatural in nature, so we need a different kind of hero. Supernatural heroes for a supernatural threat. Mainly John Constantine (of Keanu Reeves movie fame) and Zatanna, the magician lady I’m vaguely familiar with. There are others heroes like Deadman, who I hadn’t really known much about, but a ghost as a super hero does make a certain amount of sense. Maybe Casper should stop being so friendly and start taking down crime syndicates! This time, the ghosts are busting YOU!
Justice League Dark
I enjoyed the change of focus of heroes despite Batman being included so he could grunt every time something spooky happens. (And he does, Gotham City must be showing a lot of Home Improvement reruns) Usually movies like this have a regular guy character who all the characters that are steeped into the universe can explain things too (and thus explain to the audience!), but as Batman already knows a lot of things, he doesn’t really fit that well in the role.
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Posted by Tars Tarkas - March 23, 2017 at 7:53 am

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Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (Review)

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders

Batman Return of the Caped Crusaders
2016
Screenplay by Michael Jelenic and James Tucker
Directed by Rick Morales

Batman Return of the Caped Crusaders
I was super excited to hear about Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders when it was announced that Adam West and Burt Ward would be reprising their roles from the 1960s series, even more so with Julie Newmar also around as Catwoman. As you have probably guessed from the large amount of campy super hero flicks TarsTarkas.NET has covered over the years, the television series that inspired many of them is a big deal, so any thing that means more of the cool magic that it was is great. It turned out better than I imagined, it’s one of the best animated films DC has put out, and they have put out a few good ones! (and a few….not so good ones!)

The film is jam packed with the flavor of the original series – wild alliteration, pop-up word balloons during action scenes, random labels on object, Robin declaring “Holy ______” every few seconds, all sorts of random bat gadgets, Batman and Robin figuring out the most obscure Riddler clues in the universe, and the ever-present incompetent police force. There are cameos from almost the entire era, really the only thing missing was Batgirl.
Batman Return of the Caped Crusaders
Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson’s quiet evening at home is interrupted with the big four villains – Joker, Catwoman, Riddler, and Penguin – hijack a television show just so they can leave a Riddler clue behind. From that, Batman and robin deduce that the criminals are out to steal a duplicating ray, while Catwoman schemes to turn Batman just slightly evil so they can be united in love. But her plan fails and after one thing leads to another suddenly everyone is fighting in outer space to stop the villain’s schemes of duplicating more Earths so each one can control a Gotham City.
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Posted by Tars Tarkas - February 15, 2017 at 7:33 am

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Go! Godman: Godman vs. Bat-Man (ゴッドマン対バットマン)

March of Godzilla Godman

Go! Godman: Godman vs. Bat-Man

aka ゴッドマン対バットマン その1 – その3 aka Goddoman Tai Battoman
Godman Title
Week of February 22 – 28, 1973

I saw Godman and Bat-Man in the closet and they were making babies and one of the babies looked at me!

Godman battles Bat-Man, and then later that week, Kappalge. As Kappalge never bothered to be in Latitude Zero, he doesn’t make the cut for the DVD episodes. So enjoy Godman only defeating Bat-Man! For a who’s who of who the crap these people are, check out the Godman Splash Page, and enjoy this entry in March of Godzilla: Godman!

Bat-Man isn’t THAT Batman, nor is he Principal Joe Clark. He’s one of the bat people from Latitude Zero who is now running around attacking children. How the mighty have fallen… We get all three parts of this Godman story arc, so prepare for the entire exciting adventure to be detailed. Detailed only a bit, because mostly it’s just the monster punching each other again and again.

Two kids in short shorts are piling rocks in a vacant lot (Is this why Japan is so far ahead of us in education? Empty lot rock games?) Suddenly…the Bat-Man appears! The children run, but bat people are jerks and this one is no exception. Bat-Man flies around and annoys the kids, until the kids chorus screams for “GODMAN!”

Godman flies in to kick some bat butt, and Bat-Man runs away like a coward. He’s only brave when menacing tiny children! The attempted escape just means Bat-Man will get beaten up while on the run.

They fight and fight…until…

Tsuzuku for the next episode!

Bat-Man approaches Godman as random explosions happen. Is Bat-Man causing these explosions? I’m so confused. Bat-Man and Godman got giant sized at some point and now battle over a scale model town. Bat-Man seems to be a better fighter now that we needed some more dramatic tension in part II. Godman tosses his explosive discs at Bat-Man, who just knocks them down.

They fight some more, until we tsuzuku for the next part!

Godman is tired of playing and breaks out his flail weapon to smash Bat-Man with. He does that for a bit, then fires his Godman Supersonic Wave (aka he projects a swirly animation from his chest) which causes Bat-Man to explode! I guess Bat-Man shouldn’t have eaten all that nitroglycerin!

Godman wins!

Let’s chill until the next episode, but chill somewhere else, because we won’t get Kappalge on this dvd set! Which is weird, because he appears in the updated Godman special…
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Posted by Tars Tarkas - December 1, 2016 at 8:48 am

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Ike! Godman Splash Page

March of Godzilla Godman
Godman was Toho’s first tokusatsu, premiering Thursday, October 5th, 1972, on the Good Morning! Kids Show on NTV. This was a day before Toho’s Rainbowman series premiered, so Godman is technically first even if his show is only five minutes long. This means we must be respectful of his place in history, even though he is terrible and so is his show! The story was designed to play six days a week at five minutes each episode, wrapping around the weekend, and providing a complete Godman adventure. But as the show is almost entirely Godman fighting a different monster each week without any of that plot nonsense, it’s not 100% required for you to watch every episode. Eventually, the Ike! Godman series was replaced by the successor Ike! Greenman series, and Greenman would battle some of the monsters from Godman. Never fear, the plots would be just as scarce.

Ike Godman stood in obscurity for decades, with only a few episodes released on laserdisc format (or so the people who upload clips claim), which soon began circulating in the exciting world of grey market vhs tapes. In 2008, the world was shocked when DVDs were released of select episodes of Ike! Godman and Ike! Greenman, along with a brand new original short starring the pair. Shocked, because who was really clamoring for this?? Now, we did not get either full series on DVD, the disks are mainly “best of”s, with only a few complete stories and many monsters only getting a one episode appearance, if that. But like an awful jerk once said, we go to war with the army we have, and what we have is garbage that will only get worse in longer form. I have managed to find a few more extra episodes out there thanks to the magic of the internet, so that will be included when possible. Unfortunately, that means a few of the monsters have no representation at all, at least until the rest of the show is finally released somehow.

That being said, the Godman Splash Page is filled with whatever information I could muster of all the creatures and powers of Ike! Godman, which should be enough to make people think I know what I am talking about. It’s not like anyone else will watch more than one episode of this show, unless they are being tortured by terrible, terrible people. Honestly, this show is awful, and it is only interesting because of the many monster suits being reused.

The True Monster of Ike! Godman:

Godman – Godman is a jerk who slaughters monsters for fun and has an unnatural attraction to young children, who he has brainwashed to be a mass army that spots new targets for him to kill. That this dangerous cult leader is lauded as a hero speaks to the fundamental failing of humanity. Godman wears a uniform that is a red spandex body pajama with an outside filthy silver diaper, and booties and gloves. His long flowing hair flutters in the breeze. Godman is big at promoting his own brand, with a big “G” imprinted on his belt buckle, boot buckles (actually golden rings), and wrists. Godman came to Earth from the Fire God Star, which means there might be more of him. He has an alliance with Greenman, another monster killer.

Godman powers
Godman has a bunch of special moves that he does by calling out their name. They include:

God-Circle – Godman’s Deadly Tron disc that explodes on contact.
God-Spark – Godman’s explosive finger sparkles. Nice to know Godman’s fist is a member of the NRA!
God-Crush – Godman’s flail that he uses on monsters to redirect their attack back to them. He also occasionally uses it as an actual flail.
God-Shower – Godman’s gross-sounding water attack. Seriously, Godman, what is wrong with you??? This stuff is sprayed on monsters and they dissolve. Eww! Some reports also list a “God-Acid” power that comes from his hands, but all I’ve seen is the hose-spraying God-Shower.
Godman Supersonic Wave – Godman fires a swirl from his chest that brutally murders his opponents, which looks amazingly identical to the Qotile blasts in Yars’ Revenge.

Godman kaiju roll call!

Kinger (キンガー) Kinga
Appearances: Godman vs. Kinger (ゴッドマン対キンガー その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Kingaa (October 5 – 11, 1972)
Bio:He is called Kinga in other translations. No Kinger episodes are available at this time, despite this being the first episode and that seems like the kind of thing you would include on a DVD…
Gabara (ガバラ) Gabara
Appearances: Godman vs. Gabara (ゴッドマン対ガバラ その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Gabara (October 12 – 18, 1972)
Bio: Gabara returns from being an imaginary monster into reality thanks to a toad getting hit by lightning. I’d explain the science behind that, but we all know it as it is very simple Science 101 and it would just be a waste of time. Gabara is a jerk, so he immediately gets into a fight with Godman. His fighting style includes lying on top of Godman and slapping him. Perhaps the toad that became Gabara was a poisoned toad, and he corrupted Godman with his bullying powers, which is why Godman goes rogue in later episodes.
Ghoston (ゴーストン) Gosuton
Appearances: Godman vs. Ghoston (ゴッドマン対ゴーストン その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Gosuton (October 19 – 25, 1972)
Bio: No Ghoston episodes are available at this time. He looks like some angry boulders came to life.
Yasugon (ヤスゴン) Yasugon
Appearances: Godman vs. Yasugon and Tsunoterah (ゴッドマン対ヤスゴン その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Yasugon – Tsunokeraa (October 26 – November 1, 1972)
Bio: A young lizard monster child with dual rows of fins down his back. He has only two stubby, clawed fingers on each hand, and no thumbs. I don’t know why Godman decides to fight him, and after he beats him up he only lets Yasugon live after he bows in worship of Godman. The monster immediately befriends a small boy who helps fix one of his injuries, meaning this monster was good, and Godman is a bully. Tsunoterah doesn’t like him and threatens him in the second part of their week long story arc.
Tsunoterah (ツノケラー) Tsunokera
Appearances: Godman vs. Yasugon and Tsunoterah (ゴッドマン対ヤスゴン その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Yasugon – Tsunokeraa (October 26 – November 1, 1972)
Bio: We briefly see him in the cliffhanger of the prior three episodes, but no Tsunoterah-focused episodes have been released. All I know is he threatens children and child kaiju, so he’s probably a jerk. He looks like an annoyed hippo donkey. Hopefully Godman murders him.
Tsunosilver (ツノシルバー) Tsunoshirubaa
Appearances: Godman vs. Tsunosilver (ゴッドマン対ツノシルバー その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Tsunoshirubaa (November 2 – 8, 1972)
Bio:Tsunosilver can fire deadly rays from his mouth, and even blows up a jet liner, giving Ike! Godman a huge body count! He also has a weird tongue jutting out of his mouth, which makes his rolling around with Godman in the dirt look more perverted than the average perverted Godman fight. Tsunosilver means Hornsilver, so you will occasionally find him listed by that name (or Silverhorn, or the similar Tsunoshirba). His name has a lot of different translations, including Tsunokeler.
Gorosaurus (ゴロザウルス) Gorozaurusu
Appearances: Godman vs. Gorosaurus (ゴッドマン対ゴロザウルス その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Gorozaurusu (November 9 – 15, 1972)
Bio:Gorosaurus is a famous kaiju, but by now the suit has seen better days and Gorosaurus looks like he’s sickly, which attracts scavenger predator Godman to try and finish him off. From the footage I’ve seen of unreleased episodes, Gorosaurus is expertly avoiding stomping on buildings, so his murder seems extra bad. Someone call Godzilla!
Madaran (マダラン) Madaran
Appearances: Godman vs. Madaran (ゴッドマン対マダラン その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Madaran (November 16 – 22, 1972)
Bio:Madaran looks like Gappa the Triphibian Monster was run through a filter to make him more childlike. As his episodes aren’t released, no information is available at this time.
Gattlar (ギャットラー) Gyattoraa
Appearances: Godman vs. Gattlar (ゴッドマン対ギャットラー その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Gyattoraa (November 23 – 29, 1972)
Bio:This guy looks like a bunch of bananas got angry one day and caused some trouble. He must be an appealing guy! Gattlar is sometimes called Giandorah in other translations, I’m not sure what the official one is.
Momonglar (モモングラー) Momonguraa
Appearances: Godman vs. Momonglar (ゴッドマン対モモングラー その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Momonguraa (November 30 – December 6, 1972)
Bio:Momonglar has the distinction of being the hardest Godman kaiju to find anything about, the only picture of him is a grainy image in an animated gif, and I haven’t even seen him on any of the Godman edits I watched on the various Chinese and Japanese video sites. Momonglar is called Momondarah in other translations
Kamoebas (カメーバ) Kameeba
Appearances: Godman vs. Kameba and Folgon (ゴッドマン対カメーバ・フォルゴン その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Kameeba – Forugon (December 7 – 13, 1972)
Bio:Kamoebas from Space Amoeba also shows up to be fought by Godman, but as Kamoebas was just chilling on the beach when Godman started punching him, he did nothing wrong, and it turned out Forugon was causing all the trouble. Godman didn’t even apologize for his brutal assault.
Folgon (フォルゴン) Forugon
Appearances: Godman vs. Kameba and Folgon (ゴッドマン対カメーバ・フォルゴン その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Kameeba – Forugon (December 7 – 13, 1972)
Bio:A goofy bird monster with a weird haircut, Folgon was causing trouble on the beach and Kamoebas caught the blame, until a jealous Folgon decided he wanted to be beaten to death by Godman instead! So he was.
Bolbes (ボルペス) Borupesu
Appearances: Godman vs. Bolbes (ゴッドマン対ボルペス その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Borupesu (December 14 – 20, 1972)
Bio:Looking like a weird tree came to life, Bolbes probably was just being Bolbes before Godman flew by to kill him dead. His episodes aren’t released. Bolbes is called Borupes in other translations
Imogoras (イモゴラス) Imogorasu
Appearances: Godman vs. Imogoras (ゴッドマン対イモゴラス その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Imogorasu (December 21 – 27, 1972)
Bio:Imogoras looks like a cool, creative kaiju design that screams the 1970s, but is the type of tokusatsu monster that you get nostalgic for when you start seeing modern designs. His episodes aren’t released, so no word on how Godman probably murders him.
Bullman (ブルマン) Buruman
Appearances: Godman vs. Bullman (ゴッドマン対ブルマン その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Buruman (January 4 – 10, 1973)
Bio:Weird how Bullman doesn’t have that prominent of horns even though so many other Godman kaiju have horns to the point where “horn” is in their name. The Bullman episodes aren’t released, so no clue if at one point Godman taunts him with a red cape.
Dongolar (ドンゴラー) Dongoraa
Appearances: Godman vs. Dongolar (ゴッドマン対ドンゴラー その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Dongoraa (January 11 – 17, 1973)
Bio:This walking butt with a nose looks like he’s supposed to be ginseng, maybe? Who knows, Godman wants him dead regardless. Dongolar is called Dongorah in other translations
Skeleton Man No.1 (スケルトマンNo.1) Sukerutoman No.1
Appearances: Godman vs. Skeleton Man No.1 and Skeleton Man No.2 (ゴッドマン対スケルトマンNo.1・スケルトマンNo.2 その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Sukerutoman No.1 – Sukerutoman No.2 (January 18 – 24, 1973)
Bio:Skeleton Man No.1 shows up to harass a kid who is fishing, and Godman comes to actually defend children for once and beats up Skeleton Man No.1 and his buddy, Skeleton Man No.2. His head looks slightly more blueish in some shots.
Skeleton Man No.2 (スケルトマンNo.2) Sukerutoman No.2
Appearances: Godman vs. Skeleton Man No.1 and Skeleton Man No.2 (ゴッドマン対スケルトマンNo.1・スケルトマンNo.2 その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Sukerutoman No.1 – Sukerutoman No.2 (January 18 – 24, 1973)
Bio:Skeleton Man No.2 appears when Skeleton Man No.1 is getting beat up to help his friend, only to get murdered first. His head looks slightly more yellowish in certain shots.
Sanda (サンダ) Sanda
Appearances: Godman vs. Sanda (ゴッドマン対サンダ その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Sanda (January 25 – 31, 1973)
Bio:Poor heroic Sanda gets targeted for death by the evil Godman. Godman, is there anyone he won’t kill?
Gaira (ガイラ) Gaira
Appearances: Godman vs. Gaira (ゴッドマン対ガイラ その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Gaira (February 1 – 7, 1973)
Bio:After killing Sanda, Godman decides to complete the set and kill off the evil Gaira, so he does.
Trunker (トランカー) Torankaa
Appearances: Godman vs. Trunker (ゴッドマン対トランカー その1 – その3 Goddoman Tai Torankaa (February 8 – 14, 1973)
Bio:Cool-named monster that looks like an old man in bumpy armor. Trunker is called Toranka according to some translations, but that name sucks compared to Trunker, so we reject it outright! None of his stuff is on DVD.
Hotter (ホッター) Hottaa
Appearances: Godman vs. Hotter(ゴッドマン対ホッター その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Hottaa (February 8 – 14, 1973)
Bio:Hotter pops up the same week as Trunker, so they are connected somehow, but that’s all we know without their episodes being released!
Green-Mask (グリーンマスク) Geriinmasuku
Appearances: Godman vs. Green-Mask (ゴッドマン対グリーンマスク その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Geriinmasuku (February 15 – 21, 1973)
Bio:Green-Mask is a demonic magician who loves to kidnap children. Despite being demonstrably evil, Godman lets him live because he strokes his ego by worshiping him.
Funtlar (フントラー) Funtoraa
Appearances: Godman vs. Funtlar (ゴッドマン対フントラー その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Funtoraa (February 15 – 21, 1973)
Bio:I thought Funtlar would be like “elephant” but he looks nothing like an elephant so who knows? His stuff isn’t on DVD. Funtlar is called Funtorah in other translations
Bat-Man (バットマン) Battoman
Appearances: Godman vs. Bat-Man (ゴッドマン対バットマン その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Battoman (February 22 – 28, 1973)
Bio:One of the Bat People from Latitude Zero pops up as Bat-Man, but he’s not that Batman, he’s a child-attacking jerk who gets killified by Godman!
Kappalge (カッパルゲ) Kapparuge
Appearances: Godman vs. Kappalge (ゴッドマン対カッパルゲ その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Kapparuge (February 22 – 28, 1973)
Bio:Godman then attacks Kappalge, but those episodes aren’t on the DVD, so who knows what happens. Whatever it is, the killing isn’t complete, as Kappalge returns in the modern Godman special. Kappalge is called Katsubarge in other translations. Kappalge looks like a duck that had far too many head x-rays!
Alien Tiborus (ティボラス星人) Tiborasu Seijin
Appearances: Godman vs. Alien Tiborus (ゴッドマン対ティボラス星人 その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Tiborasu Seijin (March 1 – 7, 1973)
Bio:I’m glad Alien Tiborus lets us know he’s an alien, so we don’t get him confused with regular Tiborus. His stuff isn’t on DVD, so I don’t know how alien his is. Alien Tiborus is called Tieboras in more boring translations. Alien Tiborus has cool head stalks.
Ostotam (オストタム) Osutotamu
Appearances: Godman vs. Ostotam (ゴッドマン対オストタム その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Ostotam (March 1 – 7, 1973)
Bio:Ostotam is a cool looking monster who isn’t on DVD so I have no idea if he actually is cool or if he is just a chump who gets killed.
Tsunojiras (ツノジラス) Tsunojirasu
Appearances: Godman vs. Tsunojiras (ゴッドマン対オストタム その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Tsunojirasu (March 8 – 14, 1973)
Bio:A horned monster who enjoys egging on his opponents into brutally attacking and murdering him. Maybe Tsunojiras thinks that if his opponents kill him, then he wins because he corrupted them. But Godman was already a crazed murderer, so that strategy is sort of dumb!
Elephantar (エレファンダー) Erefyandaa
Appearances: Godman vs. Elephantar (ゴッドマン対ツノジラス その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Erefyandaa (March 8 – 14, 1973)
Bio:Finally, a guy named after an elephant who looks like an elephant! Sort of. Maybe. His stuff isn’t on DVD.
Totsaurus (トットザウルス) Tottozaurusu
Appearances: Godman vs. Totsaurus (ゴッドマン対トットザウルス その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Tottozaurusu (March 15 – 21, 1973)
Bio:Totsaurus is yet another bird-themed kaiju, I guess one of the designers was a big bird fan or at least had one of those guide books to bird species he pulled from when he was out of ideas. Totsaurus’s stuff isn’t on DVD.
Jilarji (シラージ) Shiraaji
Appearances: Godman vs. Jilarji (ゴッドマン対シラージ その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Shiraaji (March 15 – 21, 1973)
Bio:Jilarji is a friendly monkey who was mocked an attacked by children until he hulked out into Jilarji, which then meant Godman killed him, while the children who mocked the poor monkey got off scot free! This is among the worst things Godman does in the series. He’s yet another guy with a big horn on his head. Jilarji is also called Shiraaji in some translations, his name is among the most disagreed on I saw while searching around.
Wolflar (ウルフラー) Urufuraa
Appearances: Godman vs. Wolflar (ゴッドマン対ウルフラー その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Urufuraa (March 22 – 28, 1973)
Bio:Wolflar looks cool, so of course his episodes aren’t on DVD. Why waste time with cool monsters?
Gejilba (ゲジルバ) Gejiruba
Appearances: Godman vs. Gejilba (ゴッドマン対ゲジルバ その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Gejiruba (March 22 – 28, 1973)
Bio:Gejilba looks like an escapee from Sesame Street, but his passion for counting can’t compare to Godman’s passion for murder!
Trilorn (トリローン) Toriroon
Appearances: Godman vs. Trilorn (ゴッドマン対イボギラー その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Toriroon (March 29 – April 4, 1973)
Bio:Trilorn looks like he leads a Lovecraftian cult OR he’s a doctor in the year 3000 at Planet Express. Either way, Godman has his sights set on him, so Trilorn is probably Tri-DEAD! His stuff isn’t on DVD.
Ibogilar (イボギラー) Ibogiraa
Appearances: Godman vs. Ibogilar (ゴッドマン対イボギラー その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Ibogiraa (March 29 – April 4, 1973)
Bio:Ibogilar is another awesome monster design that isn’t on the DVD episodes! Dang it, DVD episodes, it’s not like you couldn’t cram all this stuff on your disk!
Stegojiras (ステゴジラス) Sutegojirasu
Appearances: Godman vs. Stegojiras and Akumon (ゴッドマン対ステゴジラス・アクモン その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Sutegojirasu – Akumon (April 5 – 11, 1973)
Bio:Blue half of the Stegojiras and Akumon partnership, they kidnap children and worship a mysterious volcano god.
Akumon (アクモン) Akumon
Appearances: Godman vs. Stegojiras and Akumon (ゴッドマン対ステゴジラス・アクモン その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Sutegojirasu – Akumon (April 5 – 11, 1973)
Bio:Red half of the Stegojiras and Akumon partnership, they kidnap children and worship a mysterious volcano god.
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Appearances: Godman vs. Stegojiras and Akumon (ゴッドマン対ステゴジラス・アクモン その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Sutegojirasu – Akumon (April 5 – 11, 1973)
Bio:Mysterious volcano god thing that Godman kills after he kills of its acolytes, Stegojiras and Akumon. Even now, decades later, the show’s creators don’t have a name for it. Was it the main villain behind all the monsters? That would make too much sense, when the clear evidence is Godman is the Dexter Morgan of tokusatsu.

Godman Episode List:
Godman vs. Kinger (ゴッドマン対キンガー その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Kingaa (October 5 – 11, 1972)
Godman vs. Gabara (ゴッドマン対ガバラ その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Gabara (October 12 – 18, 1972)
Godman vs. Ghoston (ゴッドマン対ゴーストン その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Gosuton (October 19 – 25, 1972)
Godman vs. Yasugon and Tsunoterah (ゴッドマン対ヤスゴン その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Yasugon – Tsunokeraa (October 26 – November 1, 1972)
Godman vs. Tsunosilver (ゴッドマン対ツノシルバー その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Tsunoshirubaa (November 2 – 8, 1972)
Godman vs. Gorosaurus (ゴッドマン対ゴロザウルス その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Gorozaurusu (November 9 – 15, 1972)
Godman vs. Madaran (ゴッドマン対マダラン その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Madaran (November 16 – 22, 1972)
Godman vs. Gattlar (ゴッドマン対ギャットラー その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Gyattoraa (November 23 – 29, 1972)
Godman vs. Momonglar (ゴッドマン対モモングラー その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Momonguraa (November 30 – December 6, 1972)
Godman vs. Kamoebas and Folgon (ゴッドマン対カメーバフォルゴン その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Kameeba – Forugon (December 7 – 13, 1972)
Godman vs. Bolbes (ゴッドマン対ボルペス その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Borupesu (December 14 – 20, 1972)
Godman vs. Imogoras (ゴッドマン対イモゴラス その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Imogorasu (December 21 – 27, 1972)
Godman vs. Bullman (ゴッドマン対ブルマン その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Buruman (January 4 – 10, 1973)
Godman vs. Dongolar (ゴッドマン対ドンゴラー その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Dongoraa (January 11 – 17, 1973)
Godman vs. Skeleton Man No.1 and Skeleton Man No.2 (ゴッドマン対スケルトマンNo.1・スケルトマンNo.2 その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Sukerutoman No.1 – Sukerutoman No.2 (January 18 – 24, 1973)
Godman vs. Sanda (ゴッドマン対サンダ その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Sanda (January 25 – 31, 1973)
Godman vs. Gaira (ゴッドマン対ガイラ その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Gaira (February 1 – 7, 1973)
Godman vs. Trunker (ゴッドマン対トランカー その1 – その6 Goddoman Tai Torankaa (February 8 – 14, 1973)
Godman vs. Hotter(ゴッドマン対ホッター その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Hottaa (February 8 – 14, 1973)
Godman vs. Green-Mask (ゴッドマン対グリーンマスク その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Geriinmasuku (February 15 – 21, 1973)
Godman vs. Funtlar (ゴッドマン対フントラー その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Funtoraa (February 15 – 21, 1973)
Godman vs. Bat-Man (ゴッドマン対バットマン その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Battoman (February 22 – 28, 1973)
Godman vs. Kappalge (ゴッドマン対カッパルゲ その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Kapparuge (February 22 – 28, 1973)
Godman vs. Alien Tiborusm (ゴッドマン対ティボラス星人 その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Tiborasu Seijin (March 1 – 7, 1973)
Godman vs. Ostotam (ゴッドマン対オストタム その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Ostotam (March 1 – 7, 1973)
Godman vs. Tsunojiras (ゴッドマン対オストタム その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Tsunojirasu (March 8 – 14, 1973)
Godman vs. Elephantar (ゴッドマン対ツノジラス その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Erefyandaa (March 8 – 14, 1973)
Godman vs. Totsaurus (ゴッドマン対トットザウルス その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Tottozaurusu (March 15 – 21, 1973)
Godman vs. Jilarji (ゴッドマン対シラージ その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Shiraaji (March 15 – 21, 1973)
Godman vs. Wolflar (ゴッドマン対ウルフラー その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Urufuraa (March 22 – 28, 1973)
Godman vs. Gejilba (ゴッドマン対ゲジルバ その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Gejiruba (March 22 – 28, 1973)
Godman vs. Trilorn (ゴッドマン対イボギラー その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Toriroon (March 29 – April 4, 1973)
Godman vs. Ibogilar (ゴッドマン対イボギラー その1 – その3) Goddoman Tai Ibogiraa (March 29 – April 4, 1973)
Godman vs. Stegojiras and Akumon (ゴッドマン対ステゴジラス・アクモン その1 – その6) Goddoman Tai Sutegojirasu – Akumon (April 5 – 11, 1973)

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