Seems like always, some rumors have been flying around the forums lately about new and upcoming series. But this one seems like a bit of a doosey. Supposedly, a new Metal Hero series is in the planning stage at the moment, but Toei currently denies having a new Metal Series in the works. There hasn’t been a new Metal Hero series since 1999, meaning that this would be the first in 12 years, or 13 years since the rumors say that it will premiere next year. Here’s a picture of what this new Metal Hero is suppose to look like:
Supposedly, this one’s name will be Tokkyu Keiji Jispector (Special Rescue Officer Jispector), and it would be the fourth rescue-hero themed Metal Hero after Exceedraft. For those of you unaware of what the Metal Hero Series is, it’s the collective name for many techno-themed toku heroes that came out in the early 80’s and into the mid-to-late 90’s. They were usually either cyborgs or people wearing electronic metal armor, and were some sort of sheriff or resue worker. Both VR Troopers and Beetleborgs were based of off Metal Hero series. But I have a feeling that if this is true, that Saban won’t try to adapt this one. You know, it’s funny, but this looks just like the sketch I posted before that was possibly Kamen Rider Fouze, which really makes me wonder if it’s real or not. Though I’ll admit, this one looks a bit more convincing.