Tomica Hero: Rescue Force

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Tomica Hero: Rescue Force
Tomica Hero: Rescue Force title card from episode 45
Genre Tokusatsu
Created by Takara Tomy
Written by Shinichi Inotsume
Hiroyuki Kawasaki
Ryota Sakamaki
Yoichiro Ohashi
Reiko Yoshida
Takashi Yamada
Nobusuke Onishi
Takuya Masumoto
Mitsutaka Hirota
Directed by Masato Tsujino
Shorei Noma
Toshinori Daidoji
Hideki Oka
Akira Iwamoto
Junpei Shiokawa
Starring Kenta Izuka
Seigo Noguchi (Flame)
Emi Hasegawa
Hiroaki Iwanaga
Yu Hayami
Keiichi Wada
Voices of Yasuda Dai Circus
Chiwa Saitō
Daigo Nakayama
Narrated by Bunkō Ogata
Opening theme"STORY" by camino
"THE LIFE (TV Version)" by camino
Ending theme"Kokoro Hakobu (TV Version)" by TRIPLANE
"Arigatō" by Yusaku Kiyama
"Harebare" by 2BACKKA
Composer Kei Wakakusa
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes51
Running time22
Original network TV Aichi
TV Tokyo
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
Original releaseApril 5, 2008 (2008-04-05) 
March 28, 2009 (2009-03-28)
Followed by Tomica Hero: Rescue Fire
External links
Production website

Tomica Hero: Rescue Force (トミカヒーロー レスキューフォース, Tomika Hīrō Resukyū Fōsu) is a Japanese tokusatsu television series that began airing April 5, 2008, on TV Aichi. It is the first Tomica Hero series based on Takara Tomy's Tomica toy car line. The characters use Tomica's Super Tools (スーパーツール, Sūpā Tsūru) and Super Vehicles (スーパービークル, Sūpā Bīkuru) to help save people from Super-Disasters and battle the evil causing them. [1] [2] It is the second tokusatsu series that Takara Tomy has been involved in following Madan Senki Ryukendo . It is directed by Masato Tsujino (辻野 正人, Tsujino Masato), and written by Shinichi Inotsume (猪爪 慎一, Inotsume Shin'ichi) and Hiroyuki Kawasaki (川崎 ヒロユキ, Kawasaki Hiroyuki), the same team behind Ryukendo. [3] A film for Tomica Hero: Rescue Force was released in December 2008. [4]



The United Fire-Defense Agency/Rescue Force

The second-generation Rescue Force (レスキューフォース, Resukyū Fōsu) is a special Super-Disaster Response Team (超災害対応部隊, Chōsaigai Taiō Butai) in the United Fire-Defense Agency (世界消防庁, Sekai Shōbō Chō) or "UFDA", which is a branch of the Earth Federation (地球連邦, Chikyū Renpō). Based on the Hyper Rescue group, the Rescue Force is deployed to protect human lives from various disasters too extreme for normal rescue workers. By the time of Rescue Fire's formation, the Rescue Force is transferred to Europe branch. Normally stationed at the Rescue Phoenix (レスキューフェニックス, Resukyū Fenikkusu) in Tateishi City (楯石シティ, Tateishi Shiti), whenever the artificial satellite Rescue Eye (レスキューアイ, Resukyū Ai) detects a Super-Disaster, Rescue Phoenix switches from Fortress Mode (フォートレスモード, Fōtoresu Mōdo) to Flight Mode (フライトモード, Furaito Mōdo) to carry the Rescue Force and the best situational choice of the Rescue Vehicles to the disaster site. The Rescue Phoenix assumes Spiral Catapult Mode (スパイラルカタパルトモード, Supairaru Kataparuto Mōdo) upon landing, when launching the Core Striker Max. Each of the Rescue Force members has an orange suit, but they each have different colored armor.

Neo Terror

The Neo Terror (ネオテーラ, Neo Tēra) is an evil organization which causes Super-Disasters (超災害, Chō Saigai), working incognito until the events of episode 6 reveals their existence as the culprit of the disasters. Under its creator Daen, with Batsu pulling the strings, the Neo Thera exists to "reset the Earth". Their original base of operations is an air fortress that hides within the clouds until the time of Daen's death, now traveling across the country under Maen's leadership until she reveals herself as Batsu.


An ancient nanocomputer that existed on Earth for 600 million years, Batsu (バーツ, Bātsu, 25, 49-50) watched over the newly born planet until humanity came into being and disrupted the natural order. As he attempted to steer their actions in the guise of various deities, Batsu came to the conclusion that mankind must die so the Earth can be saved. In the form of a mermaid of light, Batsu enters Obuchi's body and amplifies the man's malice, giving him the means to create the Neo Thera. After Daen's defeat, Batsu left him and assumed the guise of Maen (マーエン, Māen, 28-49), a female solid hologram with a moody spoiled brat persona dressed in gothic lolita fashion. Claiming to be created by Daen, Maen uses the Executives to continue where Daen failed, making the call for a Zukcrane to be activated.

Upon defeat, Maen leaves for the next town with a new recharge for the Executives once they make it to her location to start anew. Maen eventually reveals herself to the Rescue Force during the Kurei City incident, suggesting a Super-Disaster Title Match with the promise to stop her attack on the city. However, she adds a second round involving the Zukcrane causing the disaster. Later at Academia City, Maen attempts to have her Zukcrane take out the Rescue Max in a diversion while the executives obtain the Omeganium she requested. Once getting it, she uses both it and them to complete her Omega Zukcrane to carry out her master plan. But the plan goes awry when she is forced to directly link up to her creation, going down when it is destroyed. Maen also aided the insane Mataro Madano/Dr. Mado, but regretted her choice of teaming up with a human when he screwed up.

Deciding to finish things and achieve her goal, Maen uses a mass firestorm to lure Super Rescue Max Crane into executing its Final Rescue, taking in enough energy to finally discard her guise and assume her true form as Batsu before scattering its being across the planet to commit global-scale genocide of the human race, while the main body remained in Japan with a barrier around it. Though the Great God Striker is able to pierce the barrier stop Batsu's plan, it was a step ahead of the UFDA's attempt with its unforeseen ability to regenerate from even the smallest remains making the battle seem hopeless. However, refusing to accept defeat, R1 and the Rescue Striker manage to enter Batsu's body and destroy it from the inside out.

Batsu's name comes from the Japanese word for " X " (バツ, batsu), seen by the cross mounted on its back, while Maen's name comes from the Japanese word for " circle " (真円, maen).

Rescue Vehicles

Rescue Striker

kyū Sutoraikā}} is R1's large-scale water truck Rescue Vehicle, which carries four small-scale Rescue Vehicles to the disaster site. By itself, the Rescue Striker's Final Rescue is called the Water Cannon (ウォーターキャノン, Wōtā Kyanon), in which it shoots a jet stream of water with freezing ability. The Rescue Striker can also execute Hyper Up with the medium-scale Rescue Vehicles for more power. The Rescue Striker forms the torso of both Rescue Max and Super Rescue Max, with the Core Striker as the robot's brain. It is destroyed in the final fight with Batsu, with a new one built a month later.

Rescue Saver

The Rescue Saver (レスキューセイバー, Resukyū Seibā) is R2's large-scale all-terrain armored Rescue Vehicle. By itself, the Rescue Saver's Final Rescue is called the Flash Cannon (フラッシュキャノン, Furasshu Kyanon), in which it shoots a cannonball of freezing water. It is able to split into four smaller vehicles, and can execute "Rescue Combine" with the medium-scale Rescue Vehicles for more power. The Rescue Saver forms the limbs and head of Rescue Max.

Rescue Diver

The Rescue Diver (レスキューダイバー, Resukyū Daibā) is R2's new large-scale armored Rescue Vehicle, completed during the Mach Train incident, able to assume Drill Tank Mode (ドリルタンクモード, Doriru Tanku Mōdo) and Jet Mode (ジェットモード, Jetto Mōdo). By itself, the Rescue Diver's Final Rescue is called the Flash Drill (フラッシュドリル, Furasshu Doriru), in which it shoots eight freezing missiles. It is the successor vehicle of the Rescue Saver, based around its design, and forms most of Super Rescue Max. It is able separable into four smaller vehicles, and can execute "Rescue Combine" with the medium-scale Rescue Vehicles for more power.

Rescue Max

The Rescue Max (レスキューマックス, Resukyū Makkusu) is a super large-scale humanoid robot created when the Rescue Striker and the Rescue Saver "Max Combine". Its design was developed by Obuchi before his change into Daen. However, learning that his cane contained Obuchi's designs, the UFDA secretly made the modifications on both the Striker and Saver vehicles during the lack of the Neo Thera activity until it resumed six months later. Its Final Rescue, the Max Cannon (マックスキャノン, Makkusu Kyanon), allows it to freeze the target before bursting it into pieces with its fists.

Super Rescue Max

The Super Rescue Max (スーパーレスキューマックス, Sūpā Resukyū Makkusu) is a robot created when the Rescue Striker and the Rescue Diver "Max Combine". Its Final Rescue is the Drill Blaster (ドリルブラスター, Doriru Burasutā), which freezes the target before bursting through it with the drill.

Zero Fire

The Zero Fire (ゼロファイヤー, Zero Faiyā) is R5's super large-scale carrier Rescue Vehicle with a large container with the four Zero Fire Cannons (ゼロファイヤーキャノン, Zero Faiā Kyanon) which can carry five medium-scale Rescue Vehicles. It was originally R0's vehicle in the movie.

Medium-scale Rescue Vehicles

Small-scale Rescue Vehicles

Rescue Tools

Rescue Commander

The Rescue Commander (レスキューコマンダー, Resukyū Komandā) is an electronic pad used for reading Rescue Cards, communicating with the Rescue Phoenix, searching a disaster site, and transmitting data collected at a disaster site to the Rescue Phoenix.

Max Commander

The Max Commander (マックスコマンダー, Makkusu Komandā) is R1's personal electronic pad used to transform into R1 Max.

Rescue Card

The Rescue Cards (レスキューカード, Resukyū Kādo) are used by the Rescue Force, slashed through the Rescue Commander. While the Build Up (ビルドアップ, Birudo Appu) card (R1, R5) and the Change (チェンジ, Chenji) card (R2, R3, R4) are used by all members to suit up while in the Rescue Phoenix, R1 and R2 use the other cards to activate the mecha they use in their missions. The Max Up (マックスアップ, Makkusu Appu) card is used by R1, slashed through the Max Commander.

Rescue Breaker

The Rescue Breaker (レスキューブレイカー, Resukyū Bureikā) is the common rescue tool of the Rescue Force with eight modes, usually kept in Mobile Mode (モバイルモード, Mobairu Mōdo): until needed.

Rescue Crusher

The Rescue Crusher (レスキュークラッシャー, Resukyū Kurasshā) is a powerful rescue tool with three modes, usually kept in Trunk Mode (トランクモード, Toranku Mōdo) until needed. The Rescue Commanders can be installed onto the Rescue Crushers in their other two modes so they can use Rescue Cards, and its mode is called a Special Mode (スペシャルモード, Supesharu Mōdo).

Max Divider

The Max Divider (マックスディバイダー, Makkusu Dibaidā) is R1 Max's gauntlet-type rescue tool with three modes. It has red, blue, and green buttons, and generates the ability of flame, ice, and wind.

Rescue Zamber

The Rescue Zamber (レスキューザンバー, Resukyū Zanbā) is a rescue tool originally used by R0 before being used by the main Rescue Force. It has two modes:

Disaster Generating Devices

Disaster Generating Devices (災害発生メカ, Saigai Hassei Meka) are used by the Neo Thera to cause disasters to reset the Earth from humanity's machinations.


  1. Final Rescue Approved: Explosive Suppression Complete! (ファイナルレスキュー承認 爆鎮完了!, Fainaru Resukyū Shōnin: Bakuchin Kanryō!)
  2. The Enemy is the Sun: Explosively Suppress It! (敵は太陽だ 爆裂的に鎮圧せよ!, Teki wa Taiyō da: Bakuretsuteki ni Chin'atsu seyo!)
  3. Rescue Shovel Launch (レスキューショベル発進せよ, Resukyū Shoberu Hasshin seyo)
  4. Protect the Hometown: Riser Striker (古里を守れ ライザーストライカー, Furusato o Mamore: Raizā Sutoraikā)
  5. Hikaru, Save Juri: Electromagnetic Snake (ヒカル、寿里を助けろ 電磁の大蛇, Hikaru, Juri o Tasukero: Denji no Daija)
  6. The Children and Rei: Bridging the Rainbow (子どもたちはレイが 虹の架け橋, Kodomo-tachi wa Rei ga: Niji no Kakehashi)
  7. Kyosuke in Jeopardy: Break the Vault Open (響助ピンチ かたい扉をこじあけろ, Kyōsuke Pinchi: Katai Tobira o Kojiakero)
  8. Core Striker: Believe in Your Teammates (コアストライカー 信じあう仲間, Koa Sutoraikā: Shinji au Nakama)
  9. Drill Striker: Turn the Screw of the Heart (ドリルストライカー 心のネジを回せ, Doriru Sutoraikā: Kokoro no Neji o Mawase)
  10. Everyone's Spirit in the Relay (みんなでたましいをリレーせよ, Minna de Tamashii o Rirē seyo)
  11. The Professor Appears: Rescue Special Lecture (はかせ登場 レスキュー特別講義, Hakase Tōjō: Resukyū Tokubetsu Kōgi)
  12. The Weatherwoman's Depression (お天気おねえさんのゆううつ, Otenki Oneesan no Yūutsu)
  13. Give a Complete Explosive Suppression: The Promised Attack (爆鎮完了を教えてくれ 約束の一撃, Bakuchin Kanryō o Oshietekure: Yakusoku no Ichigeki)
  14. A New Enemy: Will Kyosuke Make it in Time? (新たな敵だ まにあうのか響助, Arata na Teki da: Ma ni Au no ka Kyōsuke)
  15. What Happened Hikaru? No Striker Today (どうしたヒカル ストライカーのない日, Dōshita Hikaru: Sutoraikā no Nai Hi)
  16. Rei and Juri: Danger Zone Friendship Power (レイと寿里 火事場の友情パワー, Rei to Juri: Kajiba no Yūjō Pawā)
  17. I Want to See the Happiness in Your Face: Every Soul (よろこぶ顔が見たい それぞれの魂, Yorokobu Kao ga Mitai: Sorezore no Tamashii)
  18. The Rookie or the Great Veteran? R5 Enters (新人それとも大先輩? R5登場, Shinjin soretomo Daisenpai? Āru Faibu Tōjō)
  19. The Captain General's Concern: Crashing Commander Ishiguro (総司令の心配 突貫する石黒隊長, Sōshirei no Shinpai: Tokkan suru Ishiguro Taichō)
  20. Remember the Glass Slipper? Juri's First Love (ガラスのくつを覚えてますか? 寿里の初恋, Garasu no Kutsu o Oboetemasu ka? Juri no Hatsukoi)
  21. Kyosuke's Partner: Rescue Dozer (響助のあいぼう レスキュードーザー, Kyōsuke no Aibō: Resukyū Dōzā)
  22. Look! This is the New Core Striker (見よ これが新たなコアストライカー, Miyo Kore ga Arata na Koa Sutoraikā)
  23. Hikaru and Rei Lose Their Way: The Strange Mansion (ヒカルとレイが迷い込んだ ふしぎな館, Hikaru to Rei ga Mayoikonda: Fushigi na Yakata)
  24. Daen's Trap: Look out Captain Ishiguro! (ダーエンのわな 危うし石黒隊長, Dāen no Wana: Ayaushi Ishiguro Taichō)
  25. Max Suit-Up Complete! The New R1 (マックス着装完了! 新たなるR1, Makkusu Chakusō Kanryō! Aratanaru Āru Wan)
  26. The Demon Director Appears: Rescue the Filming (オニ監督登場 レスキュー映画撮影, Oni Kantoku Tōjō: Resukyū Eiga Satsuei)
  27. The Ultimate Combination! Enter Rescue Max (究極合体! レスキューマックス出場, Kyūkyoku Gattai! Resukyū Makkusu Shutsujō)
  28. Daen's Daughter: It's Maen (ダーエンの娘 マーエンなのダー, Dāen no Musume: Māen nano dā)
  29. I Wanna Ride, Too: Rei's Large Scale Rescue (私も乗りたい レイの大型レスキュー, Watashi mo Noritai: Rei no Ōgata Resukyū)
  30. Champ Naito Appears: The Spirit of the Gong Resounds (チャンプ内藤登場 魂のゴングを鳴らせ, Chanpu Naitō Tōjō: Tamashii no Gongu o Narase)
  31. Beat the Kachikachi Bacteria: Drill Dozer (カチカチキンに負けるな ドリルドーザー, Kachikachi Kin ni Makeru na: Doriru Dōzā)
  32. Why did You Come? Martial Artist Grandfather (どうしてきたの? 武道家じいちゃん, Dō shite Kita no? Budōka Jii-chan)
  33. Vehicle Exchange? Explosive Collective Break! (ビークル交換? 息をあわせて爆鎮だ!, Bīkuru Kōkan? Iki o Awasete Bakuchin da!)
  34. We Fight Only to Save Lives (戦いはあくまで人命救助のために, Tatakai wa Akumade Jinmei Kyūjo no Tame ni)
  35. The Vegetables have Disappeared in a Super-Disaster: What Can You Do? (超災害で野菜が消えた 君ならどうする?, Chō Saigai de Yasai ga Kieta: Kimi nara Dō suru?)
  36. Scramble! Rescue the Rescue Max (緊急発進! レスキューマックスを救出せよ, Kinkyū Hasshin!: Resukyū Makkusu o Kyūshutsu seyo)
  37. Hikaru is the Captain? Two Zukcranes Appear (ヒカルが隊長? そして2台のズッケイン, Hikaru ga Taichō? Soshite Nidai no Zukkein)
  38. Decisive Battle! God Striker Wins (決戦! 勝負はゴッドストライカー, Kessen! Shōbu wa Goddo Sutoraikā)
  39. Welcome the Rescue Diver: Farewell, Commander Ishiguro (ようこそレスキューダイバー さよなら石黒隊長, Yōkoso Resukyū Daibā: Sayonara Ishiguro Taichō)
  40. Two Juris? I Want to Rescue the Idol (寿里がふたり? アイドルだってレスキューしたい, Juri ga Futari? Aidoru datte Resukyū shitai)
  41. The Captain's Brother Appears: Hyper Rescue Special Feature (隊長の兄登場 ハイパーレスキュー大特集, Taichō no Ani Tōjō: Haipā Resukyū Daitokushū)
  42. Hikaru gets a Student at Last: This is My Life (とうとうヒカルに後輩が これがオレの生き方だ, Tōtō Hikaru ni Kōhai ga: Kore ga Ore no Ikikata da)
  43. Thank You Rei: The Fox's Story is Unforgettable (ありがとうレイ キツネの話は忘れない, Arigatō Rei: Kitsune no Hanashi wa Wasurenai)
  44. Kyosuke Heartbroken: Who is the Number One Bro? (響助がっくり アニキ度ナンバー1はだれ?, Kyōsuke Gakkuri: Aniki-do Nanbā Wan wa Dare?)
  45. The Captain General Suits Up! The New Vehicle and RU (総司令が着装! 新ビークルとRU, Sō Shirei ga Chakusō! Shin Bīkuru to Āru Yū)
  46. Never Change Hikaru: The Year Long Rescue Spirit (ヒカルは変わらない 年中無休レスキュー魂, Hikaru wa Kawaranai: Nenjū Mukyū Resukyū Damashii)
  47. Hurry Rei: Save the Bond Between Parent and Child (いそげレイ 親子のきずなを救え, Isoge Rei: Oyako no Kizuna o Sukue)
  48. What to do About Kyosuke: Another R2 (どうする響助 もうひとりのR2, Dō suru Kyōsuke: Mō Hitori no Āru Tsū)
  49. Maen's Trump Card: The Entrapped Max (マーエンの切り札 わなにおちたマックス, Māen no Kirifuda: Wana ni Ochita Makkusu)
  50. The Final Battle! All Vehicles Combine (最終決戦! すべてのビークルを合体せよ, Saishū Kessen! Subete no Bīkuru o Gattai seyo)
  51. You are Tomorrow's Rescue Force (キミがあしたのレスキューフォースだ, Kimi ga Ashita no Resukyū Fōsu da)

Rescue the Mach Train!

Tomica Hero: Rescue Force Explosive Movie: Rescue the Mach Train! (トミカヒーロー レスキューフォース 爆裂MOVIE マッハトレインをレスキューせよ!, Tomika Hīrō Resukyū Fōsu Bakuretsu Mūbī Mahha Torein o Resukyū seyo!) opened in theaters on December 20, 2008. Taking place between episodes 38 and 39, the film features guest stars Hiroshi Fujioka (藤岡 弘、, Fujioka Hiroshi,) as Reiji Osakabe, the Director of the UFDA and R0; and Ryota Yamasato (山里 亮太, Yamasato Ryōta) of Nankai Candies (南海キャンディーズ, Nankai Kyandīzu) as Doktor Madu/Mataro Madono (ドクトル・マドゥ/真殿 麻太郎, Dokutoru Madu/Madono Matarō), who joins forces with the Neo Thera to hijack the super express train Mach Train with his Metal Train, intending to use the Mach Train in the most Super-Disaster ever. Kinuyo Kodama (児玉 絹世, Kodama Kinuyo) plays Miyuki Maijima (舞島 美有紀, Maijima Miyuki), a high school student who befriends the Rescue Force and is later trapped with the other civilians during the hijacking. Cameo guest stars include Shogo Yamaguchi (山口 翔吾, Yamaguchi Shōgo), Gen (, Gen), Kohei Kuroda (黒田 耕平, Kuroda Kōhei), and Ryota Sato (佐藤 亮太, Satō Ryōta) reprising roles from Madan Senki Ryukendo ; Takao Handa (飯田 孝男, Handa Takao) as a ferryman; Gajiro Sato (佐藤 蛾次郎, Satō Gajirō) as Gajiro's father; and camino as customers in yakitori restaurant. The short Explosive Run! Tomica Hero Grand Prix (爆走!トミカヒーローグランプリ, Bakusō! Tomika Hīrō Guran Puri) was shown alongside the film.


Guest Actors

Suit actors


Opening themes
Ending themes
Movie theme


While Tomica Hero: Rescue Force initially aired on TV Aichi, it is syndicated on TV Tokyo Network, Iwate Menkoi Television, Higashinippon Broadcasting, Fukushima Central Television, The Niigata Television Network 21, Nagano Broadcasting Systems, TV Shizuoka, Ehime Asahi Television, Nagasaki Broadcasting Company, Ryukyu Asahi Broadcasting, and Biwako Broadcasting.

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SSSS.Gridman is a Japanese anime television series adaptation of the 1993–1994 tokusatsu series Denkou Choujin Gridman. The production is a joint collaboration between Tsuburaya Productions, the production company behind Gridman and the Ultra Series, and Trigger. The two production companies previously collaborated on the Denkou Choujin Gridman: boys invent great hero short original net animation for the Japan Animator Expo. The "SSSS" in the title stands for "Special Signature to Save a Soul" as revealed in the final episode. It is also a reference to Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad, a US adaptation of Gridman the Hyper Agent.

Index of underwater diving Alphabetical listing of underwater diving related articles

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<i>Tomica Hyper Rescue Drive Head Kidō Kyūkyū Keisatsu</i> Anime television series

Tomica Hyper Rescue Drive Head Kidō Kyūkyū Keisatsu is a Japanese anime television series made to promote Takara Tomy's long-running Tomica toyline of miniature toy cars. It replaced Kamiwaza Wanda and aired Saturday mornings at 7:00 am on the new hour-long Anisata block on TBS and affiliated stations. The original series aired from April 15, 2017 to December 23 of the same year, while 2018 featured a monthly 8 episode follow-up. A feature film was released a week later, tying it in with its concurrently airing successor series, Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion, with main character Hayato Hayasugi crossing over with the E5 Hayabusa.


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New television show Tomica Hero Series
2008 - 2009
Succeeded by
Rescue Fire