Here it is! 1983’s explosive entry in the Super Sentai series, Dynaman! This show is non stop action and explosions. And it’s awesome! I think you guys are going to have a lot of fun watching this one. If you like over the top action, ton’s of pyrotechnics, and a fun cast then Dynaman is definitely for you.
Episodes 1-9 presented here are the 25 minute episodes. Starting with episode 10 the Sentai series would be reduced by five minutes. Originally airing 6:00-6:30 PM on Saturday, the timeslot was shortened to 6:00-6:25 PM on Saturday. Naturally this reduced the total runtime for each episode to 20 minutes. Fortunately the most this amounts to so far is more explosions, and action.
Unfortunately we do have to point out that on April 12, 2016 Ohira Toru, the narrator of Dynaman, pass away at the age of 86. Besides Dynaman, Ohira narrated every Sentai show starting from episode 14 of Goranger-Dynaman. He’d later return to the franchise to narrate Zyuranger, and to voice Emperor Baccshund in Ohranger. Outside of Sentai he was most famous as the dub voice for Darth Vader, as well as the narrator for Spiderman, and the Metal Hero series Shaider, Juspion, Spielban, Jiraiya, and Jiban. Ohira is really in top form in Dyna and he’s a real joy to listen to. He will be missed.
EDIT: I was asked about what type of train Dr. Yumeno’s “Sweet Potato Train” is. I’ll admit I spent a bit of time trying to identify it for curiosity’s sake, but I couldn’t come up with a good answer. After the bump is a rather lengthy, and pointless, writeup on what I could figure out.