Show Business: Clockwork Sushi

Giant Red Squid is about to envelop a pretty engineering student. Evil Professor Gill of Planet Dark has ordered him to steal her brain. But before Squid gets his tentacles on her, deliverance appears in the mild-mannered person of Jiro, a clean-cut guitarist who declaims "Change! Switch-on! One-two-three!" and turns into Kikaider (Mechanical Man), with see-through electronic circuits jutting above his head and Kung Fu at his fingertips. With savage kicks and karate blows, Kikaider wipes out Squid, rescues student, then rides off into the Japanese sunset. Banzai!

This is Kikaider—the monster show that has just finished its...

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