Follow TV Tropes


Series / Jikuu Senshi Spielban

Go To
Spielban and his sidekick Diana Lady.

Jikuu Senshi Spielban ("Time-Space Warrior Spielban"), premiering in 1986, was Toei's fifth entry in the Metal Heroes franchise of Toku shows.

Klin is a beautiful planet blessed with an abundance of fresh water. And it is because of this wealth that Waller, a warring empire, invades the planet and ravages it for its liquid wealth.

Two years later, with nearly no water or natural resources left on their planet, the survivors pin their last hopes on two children and send them to Earth, a planet with similar environment to Klin. These two children are Spielban & Diana.

12 years after their arrival, they finally wake up from their sleep. Receiving the knowledge of the history and culture of Earth, they continue their growth as soldiers.

Then, the Waller Empire approaches Earth, with the intent of raiding Japan for its water. To stop them and to protect the planet, Spielban & Diana stand up to them, but deceptions, lies, heartache, and the painful truth awaits the two of them...

This is one of the series used as source footage to create VR Troopers.

Recurring Metal Hero tropes include:

  • Action Girl: Diana and Helen. Unlike their predecessors, they can transform into metal heroines just like their male counterpart.
  • Big Bad: Guardian Deity Waller Or is it?
  • Cool Airship: The Gran Nazca, which can transform into Combat Formation and the Big Bang Cannon. The villains have the Skulljaws, which can drop missiles and bombs (which can in turn deploy tanks).
  • Cool Bike: The Hoverian.
  • Cool Plane: Jet Gaios and Skulldon Jet.
  • Drill Tank: Drill Gaios
  • Finishing Move: Arc Impulse, a series of slashes with the Twin Blade usually preceded with a thrust that elongates one of the blades and impales the opponent.
  • Phantom Zone: Given a twist this time around — instead of the villains doing it to give their Monster of the Week a boost, here it's Spielban who can do it — with his Bypass Slip (triggered by a button above his belt buckle), he can suck all the Waller forces away to protect the city, typically emerging in the typical Toei quarry.
  • Supervillain Lair: The Gamedeath, a flying fortress resembling a turtle for some reason. The Skulljaws emerge as needed, as do the various jet fighters.
  • Tank Goodness: The Gaios for Spielban, and the Skulldon, piloted by General Deathzero (who also commands a fleet of lesser tanks). Both of these can split into two components — a jet, and a ground vehicle with a damaging tool (a drill for Spielban and a spinning sawblade for Deathzero).

Jikuu Senshi Spielban provides examples of the following tropes:


Video Example(s):


General Deathzero

Believing that having a good woman as his wife will motivate him to fight harder, General Deathzero sets his sights on Spielban's cute sidekick Diana.

How well does it match the trope?

5 (6 votes)

Example of:

Main / VillainousCrush

Media sources: