Jet Jaguar Debut


That Jet Jaguar also debuted on TV!?

Masaaki Sano, how are you?


When you enter Kaiju University (just write your name and register at the store), you can receive a badge in an envelope and a student book as a privilege, as well as participate in birthday gifts and events (whether they were held after that is unknown). In addition, it says, “Papas and moms are given priority invitations to Seiyu chain events.” There is a theory that the contest was co-sponsored by Seibu Railway and Seiyu, but Seibu Railway’s name was not mentioned in the application guidelines, and at least the benefits were limited to Seiyu.


The envelope bears the name of the author, Mr. Sano, as well as “Red Alone.” After this, it seems that the name was changed to “Red Aaron,” “Jet Alone,” and “Aceman” repeatedly, but the order and timing are under investigation. The name Red Alone was once printed on a “Megalon” poster along with a photo of the Jet Jaguar we all know.


The ear-like feathers in the photo on the envelope are missing from the badge. In the process of being reborn as Jet Jaguar, the characteristic large wings were lost, leaving only remnants of the dark coloring of the body and the round bellows of the neck and waist.


From the end of 1971 to around January of the following year, the Seiyu Store ran a campaign called “Little Monsters University.” New monster designs were solicited from the public, and the best monster became the image character for the campaign, and it was said that they would be able to appear in Toho’s new monster movie. And the monster that won that crown was Red Alone, designed by Masaaki Sano of Kanagawa Prefecture. That is the monster with wings and large compound eyes on the right badge. Red Alone appeared in several TV programs such as “Katsura Koganeji Afternoon Show,” but did not appear in movies in that form, and changed his appearance and name to become Jet Jaguar in “Godzilla vs. Megalon.” Red Alone is said to have been made by Toho Tokumi, and according to Tomomi Kobayashi, who was enrolled at the time, there was a complaint from Seibu Railway, which operated the limited express Red Alone, and the name was changed. However, Seiyu was part of the Seibu Group at the time, and it may have been a tie-up. Did the organizer put it on, or did Mr. Sano, who lived in Kanagawa prefecture, have a crush on the Red Arrow?


A blueprint in Dr. Ibuki’s laboratory. It is also like Astro Boy, a big senior of robots.


During the release of “Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla,” Haruo Nakajima appeared in “Tokudane Appearance!?” starring monsters also appeared.

『サンダ対ガイラ』公開時期の『11 PM』。司会の藤本義一氏がガイラのマスクを被っている。左端が中島春雄氏。

“11 PM” when “Sanda vs. Gaira” was released. Yoshikazu Fujimoto, the moderator, is wearing a Gaira mask. Haruo Nakajima is on the far left.


April 1980 Broadcast on NHK Education “Junior Cultural Series Godzilla Birth-Human Record Eiji Tsuburaya.” Director Akiyoshi Nakano is on the left, and Mr. Noboru Tsuburaya, then president of Tsuburaya Productions, is on the far right. In addition, Toho Films president Tomoyuki Tanaka and director Koichi Takano appeared on this amazing program. Godzilla is the same costume that appeared in the special photo gravure of the TV magazine at the time.

Source: オール東宝怪獣大図鑑, p 207