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Yusei Oji is a Japanese tokusatsu superhero television series created by Masaru Igami and produced by Nippon Gendai and Senkosha, the series aired on NTV from November 4, 1958 to October 6, 1959, with a total of 49 episodes (divided into several segments). It was created to capitalize on the success of Shintoho's Super Giant movie series.

Toei Company produced two contemporary films based on the series. A new reboot, Yusei Oji 2021, is to be released.


  • Art Evolution: The movie incarnation wears a completely different, more streamlined costume (and goggled helmet) than on TV.
  • Badass Cape: Yusei Oji wears one.
  • Big Bad: Ambassador Phantom of the Silver Planet appears in the film and in one of the TV series' story arcs.
  • Breath Weapon: The Giant of Phantom breathes fire.
  • Compilation Movie: For the TV release in America, the two movies were compiled into a 95-minute, English-dubbed movie entitled Prince of Space in 1962.
  • The Film of the Series: Toei Company produced two theatrical films in 1959 that featured the character: Yusei Oji and Yusei Oji - Kyoufu no Uchuusennote 
  • Kaiju: The Giant of Phantom.
  • Protagonist Title


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