|This article is about a/an show in the Tokusatsu Super Hero subgenre.|
|Diamond Eye: Warrior Of Light|
|Number of episodes:||26|
|First episode:||My Name is Diamond Eye|
|Original airing:||October 5, 1973 - March 29, 1974|
Diamond Eye: Warrior Of Light (光の戦士 ダイヤモンド・アイ Hikari no Senshi Daiyamondo Ai) is a 1973 tokusatsu series made by Toho.
On the trail of a ring of gem theives "Weekly Japan" reporter Rai, Kôtaru ends up in a battle against an evil that threatens all of Asia. Kôtaru follows a lead to a gem trader Gen Kai Ryuu not realising that Gen Kai Ryuu is the leader of the jewel theives (and something far worse). Kôtaru is captured by the gangsters and about to executed by Gen Kai Ryuu when the "King of Arabia" blue diamond begins to glow and a voice from the gem orders Gen Kai Ryuu to stop.
A strange blue figure with diamonds for eyes comes out of the ring. He introduces himself as Diamond Eye. He breaks Kôtaru's bonds and chases the gangsters into the street.
As the gangster attempt to flee Diamond Eye hits them with twin beams from his eyes. The "Inner Soul Illumination Beam" (Gedou Shoshin Reiha Kôsen) reveals that these gangsters are in reality ancient evil beasts known as "Zensei Majin". When Gen Kai Ryuu tries to escape Diamond Eye reveals him be to King Cobra (the one with snakes on his shoulders) the leader of the Zensei Majin. After using the "Inner Soul Illumination Beam" Diamond Eye then says to the Zensei Majin, "Thine true form have I seen Zensei Majin ________" (filling the blank with its name) to which the monster replies "I've been exposed!"
Diamond Eye defeats the weaker of the Majin (the bull and horse like ones) by stabbing them with the pointy end of his Diamond Stick. King Cobra flees through a dimensional portal.
Mojinga (the one-eyed monster) is destroyed by "Royal Punch", a red bolt, from the Diamond Stick. Diamond Eye has other energy weapons and hurls diamonds that explode like grenades but "Royal Punch" is his ultimate attack. Diamond Eye also has the ability to heal wounds and purge evil spirits from human bodies.
Diamond Eye gives Rai, Kôtaru the "Eye Ring" (which Diamond Eye actually lives in) so Kôtaru can summon him when he needs help. Kôtaru summons Diamond Eye by uncovering the ring, exposing it to light while shouting "Ai yo!". If the ring is covered up, or otherwise kept in the dark then Diamond Eye won't appear. Once Diamond Eye is out of the ring he can use it to summon Rai, Kôtaru to him. Diamond Eye's eyes will flash and the ring will too as Diamond Eye's voice comes through the ring saying "Kôtaru".
And that's how battle of Rai, Kôtaru and Diamond Eye against the Zensei Majin began.
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