Series: Space Sheriff Gavan

The one that started it all.

Space Sheriff Gavan (Uchū Keiji Gavan) is the first installment of the Metal Heroes franchise, as well as the first part of the Space Sheriff trilogy. It aired from 1982-1983.

Sometime in the not so distant future, Earth is invaded by the evil Don Horror and his Makuu Mafianote . Rather than cause the End of the World as We Know It, Don Horror plans to cause fear and panic amongst the populace and steal every valuable his minions can get their hands on. To help him achieve his ends, the monsters of the Makuu Mafia can use an "Axial Divertor" to suck victims into a frightening otherworld called "Makuu Space", where the Mafia gain 3x their ordinary power.

To thwart their plans, Retsu Ichijoji of the Galactic Union Patrol arrives on Earth with his partner Mimi to protect the planet. Donning a futuristic suit of Powered Armor, Retsu fights the never-ending battle against evil as Space Sheriff Gavan.

In 2012, a film revival/sequel called Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie was released following Gavan's appearance in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie.

A Recap page is in progress.


Space Sheriff Gavan provides examples of the following tropes: