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In [[NextSundayAD the 1980s]], race of malevolent aliens known only as [[ADogNamedDog The Invaders]] are attacking the Earth using their army of {{kaiju}}. Assigned to investigate the threat are the Science Guard Members (SGM), but there is another hope for the world. Young photojournalist, Kyotaro Kagami, has just learned from his adopted father, SGM's leader Professor Mitarai, that he is in fact the son of an alien man from the 2nd Dimension and a human woman (both of whom are missing). As a result, Kyotaro has inherited the powers of his father, who was also the original Mirrorman who had battled The Invaders before. Now it is Kyotaro's duty to take the mantle of Mirrorman, transforming into the title hero by looking into any reflective surface, flashing his Mirror Pendant, and shouting "Mirror Spark!"

Described by Tsuburaya as being the Moon to ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'''s Sun, ''Mirrorman'' was a very dark Toku series (at least initially), going places that [=TsuPro=] had never gone before. The series proved popular enough that a short series called ''Mirror Fight'' was broadcasted on Creator/TVTokyo in 1974. And then in 2005, a DirectToDVD series called ''Mirrorman REFLEX'' was released, and while it was more in tone with the early part of the series, was also pretty much related InNameOnly. Additionally, Mirrorman was homaged in the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' with the introduction of an {{Expy}} called Mirror Knight, who debuted in ''Film/UltramanZeroTheRevengeOfBelial''.

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In [[NextSundayAD the 1980s]], race of malevolent aliens known only as [[ADogNamedDog The Invaders]] are attacking the Earth using their army of {{kaiju}}. Assigned to investigate the threat are the Science Guard Members (SGM), but there is another hope for the world. Young photojournalist, Kyotaro Kagami, has just learned from his adopted father, SGM's leader Professor Mitarai, that he is in fact the son of an alien man from the 2nd Dimension and a human woman (both of whom are missing). As a result, Kyotaro has inherited the powers of his father, who was also took on the original form of a giant hero named Mirrorman who had battled to battle The Invaders before.in the past. Now it is Kyotaro's duty to take the mantle of Mirrorman, transforming into the title hero by looking into any reflective surface, flashing his Mirror Pendant, and shouting "Mirror Spark!"

Described by Tsuburaya Productions as being the Moon to ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'''s Sun, ''Mirrorman'' was a very dark Toku series (at least initially), going places that [=TsuPro=] had never gone before. The While it never achieved the same level of success that ''Ultraman'' did, the series proved popular enough that a short series called ''Mirror Fight'' was broadcasted on Creator/TVTokyo in 1974. And then in 2005, a DirectToDVD series called ''Mirrorman REFLEX'' was released, and while it was more in tone with the early part of the series, was also pretty much related InNameOnly. Additionally, Mirrorman was homaged in the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' with the introduction of an {{Expy}} called Mirror Knight, who debuted in ''Film/UltramanZeroTheRevengeOfBelial''.


* ClearMyName: Murakami's backstory.



* DownerEnding: Happens quite a lot in the earlier episodes. Is downplayed as the show progresses, but still occurs from time-to-time.



* {{Retool}}: Episode 26 had the series become yet another generic Ultra clone, making SGM another Science Patrol and making the battles much more Ultra-like.

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* {{Retool}}: Episode 26 had Mirrorman gain a color-timer, and SGM get a serious upgrade, with them becoming more in-vain to the series become yet another generic attack teams of the the Ultra clone, making Series.
* WhamEpisode: Mirrorman Annihilated!/Total Attack!
SGM another Science Patrol and making the battles much more Ultra-like.S.G.M vs. Mirrorman/S.G.M Special Attack Operation.
* WrongfulAccusationInsurance: Kyotaro in Mirrorman is Ensnared in a Trap. Even if he was innocent, he still resisted arrest and broke out.


''Mirrorman'' is a {{toku}}satsu series running from 1971-1972 from Creator/TsuburayaProductions, the same guys behind the ''Franchise/UltraSeries''.

A race of invaders known only as [[ADogNamedDog The Invaders]] are planning to invade Earth and it is up to Kagami Koutaro, a.k.a. Mirrorman and Science Guard Members [=SGM0=] to stop them. Whenever Koutaro runs into trouble, he looks into a reflective surface and transforms into Mirrorman, son of 2nd and 3rd Dimension beings!

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''Mirrorman'' is a {{toku}}satsu series running from 1971-1972 from Creator/TsuburayaProductions, the same guys behind the ''Franchise/UltraSeries''.

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''Franchise/UltraSeries''. It ran from 1971-1972 with 51 episodes on Creator/FujiTV and was the first superhero series by [=TsuPro=] to not star any Ultramen.

In [[NextSundayAD the 1980s]],
race of invaders malevolent aliens known only as [[ADogNamedDog The Invaders]] are planning to invade attacking the Earth and it is up using their army of {{kaiju}}. Assigned to Kagami Koutaro, a.k.a. Mirrorman and investigate the threat are the Science Guard Members [=SGM0=] (SGM), but there is another hope for the world. Young photojournalist, Kyotaro Kagami, has just learned from his adopted father, SGM's leader Professor Mitarai, that he is in fact the son of an alien man from the 2nd Dimension and a human woman (both of whom are missing). As a result, Kyotaro has inherited the powers of his father, who was also the original Mirrorman who had battled The Invaders before. Now it is Kyotaro's duty to stop them. Whenever Koutaro runs take the mantle of Mirrorman, transforming into trouble, he looks the title hero by looking into a any reflective surface surface, flashing his Mirror Pendant, and transforms into Mirrorman, son of 2nd shouting "Mirror Spark!"

Described by Tsuburaya as being the Moon to ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'''s Sun, ''Mirrorman'' was a very dark Toku series (at least initially), going places that [=TsuPro=] had never gone before. The series proved popular enough that a short series called ''Mirror Fight'' was broadcasted on Creator/TVTokyo in 1974. And then in 2005, a DirectToDVD series called ''Mirrorman REFLEX'' was released,
and 3rd Dimension beings!
while it was more in tone with the early part of the series, was also pretty much related InNameOnly. Additionally, Mirrorman was homaged in the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' with the introduction of an {{Expy}} called Mirror Knight, who debuted in ''Film/UltramanZeroTheRevengeOfBelial''.



* {{Zeerust}} Takes place in a 1980s in which humanity is in contact with aliens.
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* {{Zeerust}} Takes place in a 1980s in which humanity is in contact with aliens.
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aliens.


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* [[Zeerust]] Takes place in a 1980s in which humanity is in contact with aliens.

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* [[Zeerust]] {{Zeerust}} Takes place in a 1980s in which humanity is in contact with aliens.


* DarkerAndEdgier: Than anything Tsuburaya had done before

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Than anything Tsuburaya had done beforebefore.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Koutarou does not take the reveal of his true heritage well.




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* [[Zeerust]] Takes place in a 1980s in which humanity is in contact with aliens.


''Mirrorman'' is a {{toku}}satsu series running from 1971-1972 from Tsuburaya Productions.

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''Mirrorman'' is a {{toku}}satsu series running from 1971-1972 from Tsuburaya Productions.
Creator/TsuburayaProductions, the same guys behind the ''Franchise/UltraSeries''.


* DarkerAndEdgier; Than anything Tsuburaya had done before

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* DarkerAndEdgier; DarkerAndEdgier: Than anything Tsuburaya had done before


'''''Mirrorman''''' is a {{toku}}satsu series running from 1971-1972 from Tsuburaya Productions.

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'''''Mirrorman''''' ''Mirrorman'' is a {{toku}}satsu series running from 1971-1972 from Tsuburaya Productions.


* AuthorExistenceFailure: Eiji Tsuburaya was outlining the series and possible sequels before his death.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Tsuburaya had plans to make ''Mirrorman'' an entire franchise but those plans ultimately never materialized.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Tsuburaya had plans to make ''Mirrorman'' an entire franchise but those plans ultimately never materialized.


A race of invaders known only as [[ADogNamedDog The Invaders]] are planning to invade Earth and it is up to Kagami Koutaro, aka Mirrorman and Science Guard Members(SGM0 to stop them. Whenever Koutaro runs into trouble, he looks into a reflective surface and transforms into Mirrorman, son of 2nd and 3rd Dimension beings!

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A race of invaders known only as [[ADogNamedDog The Invaders]] are planning to invade Earth and it is up to Kagami Koutaro, aka a.k.a. Mirrorman and Science Guard Members(SGM0 Members [=SGM0=] to stop them. Whenever Koutaro runs into trouble, he looks into a reflective surface and transforms into Mirrorman, son of 2nd and 3rd Dimension beings!


'''Mirrorman''' was a {{tokusatsu}} series running from 1971-1972 from Tsuburaya Productions.

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'''Mirrorman''' was '''''Mirrorman''''' is a {{tokusatsu}} {{toku}}satsu series running from 1971-1972 from Tsuburaya Productions.



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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Tsuburaya had plans to make Mirrorman an entire franchise but those plans ultimately never materialized.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Tsuburaya had plans to make Mirrorman ''Mirrorman'' an entire franchise but those plans ultimately never materialized.materialized.

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'''Mirrorman''' was a {{tokusatsu}} series running from 1971-1972 from Tsuburaya Productions.

A race of invaders known only as [[ADogNamedDog The Invaders]] are planning to invade Earth and it is up to Kagami Koutaro, aka Mirrorman and Science Guard Members(SGM0 to stop them. Whenever Koutaro runs into trouble, he looks into a reflective surface and transforms into Mirrorman, son of 2nd and 3rd Dimension beings!

!!Mirrorman provides examples of:!!
* AuthorExistenceFailure: Eiji Tsuburaya was outlining the series and possible sequels before his death.
* DarkerAndEdgier; Than anything Tsuburaya had done before
* {{Retool}}: Episode 26 had the series become yet another generic Ultra clone, making SGM another Science Patrol and making the battles much more Ultra-like.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Tsuburaya had plans to make Mirrorman an entire franchise but those plans ultimately never materialized.
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