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Ambassador Magma
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Number of episodes: 52
First episode:
Original airing: July, 4 1966 - September 25, 1967

Ambassador Magma (マグマ大使, lit., Maguma Taishi) is a 1966 tokusatsu television series produced by Tomio Sagisu's P-Productions and based on a manga by Osamu Tezuka, the creator of Astro Boy. It is noted as Japan's very first tokusatsu series to be featured in color, beating out Tsuburaya Productions' Ultraman by one week. In September 1970, the series was adapted in the United States by Bernard H. Schulman's Lakeside Television Company as The Space Giants (and in some English-speaking countries like the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa, Space Avenger).

PlotEdit

The alien invader Goa plots to conquer the Earth. He first warns the Murakami family (father Atsushi, mother Tomoko, and son Mamoru) of their invasion, and demonstrates his powers by transporting them to a prehistoric jungle and destroying a Giant Dinosaur (in reality, Agon, the title monster of a Godzilla-like TV series) before their very eyes. But they will not agree to surrender to Goa, so hope comes in the form of Magma, an armored, golden giant with long hair and antennae. He and his human-sized wife Mol, both created by the wizard Earth (who indeed lives deep beneath the Earth), are sent to defend our world against Goa. They befriend Atsushi and Mamoru; the latter has touched Magma emotionally, as he wanted to have a child with his wife Mol, so Earth creates a duplicate of Mamoru, named Gam (who wears a helmet with antennas). Earth gives Mamoru a whistle, with which he can call Gam (when blown once), Mol (when blown twice) and Magma (when blown thrice) in times of crisis. So when Goa unleashes his various daikaiju, chances are, Magma, Mol, and Gam will fly to the rescue.

CharactersEdit

Ambassador Magma's FamilyEdit

Ambassador Magma
  • Ambassador Magma (husband)
  • Mol (wife)
  • Gam (son)

Earthlings Edit

  • Mamoru Murakami
  • Atsushi Murakami
  • Tomoko Murakami

Alien Villains and Monsters (Kaiju)Edit

  • The Large Dinosaur
  • Lord Goa
  • Moguness
  • Birdora
  • Goa Minions
  • Frenix
  • Aron
  • Gareon
  • Drox
  • Stopgon
  • Dakoda
  • MicroHumans
  • Sultan
  • Black Giant
  • Teravarden
  • Pidora
  • Nesugiras
  • Sangiras
  • Grania
  • Balzas
  • Jigira
  • Umibozu
  • Kanix
  • Kindora
  • Gao Gongon

Episodes Edit

  1. Rodak (on screen title: The Monster Rodak)
    • Japanese Title: I Am Goa (わたしがゴアだ, Watashi ga Goada)
      • Plot:

CastEdit

Japanese Version Edit

  • Toru Ohira - Lord Goa (both suit actor and voice actor)
  • Toshio Egi - Mamoru Murakami
  • Tetsuya Uozumi - Ambassador Magma (suit actor, voice actor in episode 1/pilot)
    • Yoshio Kaneuchi - Ambassador Magma (voice actor)
  • Masumi Okada - Atsushi Murakami
  • Machiko Yashiro - Tomoko Murakami
  • Shigeko Mise - Mol
  • Hideki Ninomiya - Gam
    • Tsuguaki Yoshida - Gam (substitute actor in episodes 17 - 20)
    • Masako Nozawa - Gam (voice actor in episodes 41 and 42)
  • Gen Shimizu - Earth

English Version Edit

  • Paul Hetch - Goldar the Space Avenger, Rodak, the Narrator (first voices)
    • Ray Owens - Goldar the Space Avenger, Rodak, the Narrator (second voices)
  • Paulette Rubinstein -
  • Larry Robinson - Tom/Ito Mura
  • Peter Fernandez - Kita, Additional Voices
  • Earl Hammond -

Staff Edit

Japanese Credits Edit

  • to be added

English-Dubbed Credits Edit

  • to be added

NotesEdit

Development Edit

Writing Edit

Casting Edit

Special Effects Edit

Matte Paintings Edit

Music Edit

Broadcast History Edit

Trivia Edit

Japanese Version Edit

English Version Edit

External LinksEdit

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