Series / Tokusou Exceedraft

Tokusou Exceedraft is the tenth entry in the Metal Heroes franchise, airing from 1992-1993. It is the third part of its Rescue Heroes trilogy.

The story centers on another rescue team, the Exceedraft team. Their all-human members, Hayato, Kosaku, and Ken team-up to strike at disasters that grip their fair city.

The main heroes are:

  • Hayato Kano/DraftRedder: The Hero.
  • Kosaku Muraoka/DraftBlues: Smart Lancer.
  • Ken Okuma/DraftKeacenote : The Big Guy who is a trained Martial Artist. He is also the youngest member on the team.

Tokusou Exceedraft provides examples of the following tropes:

  • BFG: HeavyCyclone
  • Big Bad: Nope. There is no main villain organization.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "Jisso!"
  • Cool Car: Varias 7, Redder's personal car, a modified Chevrolet Corvette C4, that is equipped with various modes and weapons.
  • Cop Show
  • Laser Blade: E.M Blade, Redder's personal close-combat weapon.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Hayato is later upgraded to SyncRedder.
  • Power Armor: All three heroes have them.
  • Rescue
  • Retool: Around mid-series, Toei decides to go back to the sci-fi angle with an odd plot about an alien hunter seeking help from the Exceedraft team seeking his nemesis, Carlos. Then there's A plot involving Draftredder vs. Satan.... Afterwards the team fights a lot of laser-spewing enemies.