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The Mobile Cop Jiban

Release Date 1990-01-28
Runtime 24 minutes
Genres Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Stars Shouhei Kusaka, Michiko Enokida, Kunio Konishi, Konomi Mashita, Shozo Iizuka
Directors Saburo Yatsude

The Mobile Cop Jiban is a Japanese tokusatsu television series which serves as the 8th entry in the Metal Hero franchise, and the first series to have toy commercials that were filmed on Videotape. Produced by Toei and aired by TV Asahi in Japan from January 29, 1989 to January 28, 1990, it ran for 52 episodes and a feature movie aired on July 17, 1989. According to Toei's International Sales & Promotion Department, the series' English title can be referred to as Jiban. Created by Keita Amemiya, the premise for the series combines elements from the American film Robocop and the 1970s tokusatsu Robot Detective. The opening catchphrase of the series is: "This is the drama of a girl's and a young man's hearts which love people and protect justice."