Fireman, also known as Magmaman in other markets, is a series made by Tsuburaya Productions in 1972. Perhaps one of the first adult-oriented tokusatsu out there, Fireman lasted for 30 episodes.Mysterious young Daisuke Misaki joins the Scientific Attack Force (SAF), and unbeknownst even to them, secretly transforms into a fire-powered giant from the underground continent of Aban, who fights rampaging giant monsters spawned from various phenomena.
Fireman provides examples of the following tropes:
- Critical Annoyance: The light on his forehead is his "Color Timer".
- Downer Ending: The series ends on a tragic note with Fireman and the alien ship he was carrying exploding in space.
- Hour of Power: Fireman can only stay in his original Aban form for 3 minutes.
- Weakened by the Light: Abans live in the Earth's core, so Fireman could die due to sunlight if his three minutes are up.
- Monster of the Week
- Playing with Fire