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


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  • 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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