Let's go Japanese first. Early in the 80s, these Japanese live action shows got the whole country hooked! From Annie's white panties to Mask rider Black's ubber sexy appeal to the Red Mask's love affair with the enemy's daughter, most of us surely got hooked! Again, Mask Rider black is the most handsome Japanese actor I know of back then, and do you remember that his strongest enemy is actually his brother whose entirety represents a solar eclipse, while mask Rider Black represents a Lunar Eclipse? Do you remember that the first Yellow Four in Bioman died and was replaced by a lady archer? While Pink Five was the only one who survived a plague attack (I think). Do you remember when the Maskman's first robot was captured by the enemy and was pulled underground and it was replaced by a chubby looking robot? Do you remember that the Fiveman's base is actually a giant robot where their main robots merge in to have one awesomely powerful weapon of destruction?
To most of us, these shows are our weekend staples. We always look forward to watching these shows and afterwards, play with our friends as we play pretend and assume the role of our favorite hero or villain.
I am already 28, so many out there who are near my age and those who belong to the same age bracket, probably know the TV show opening themes of the live action kiddie shows posted below. As far as I can remember, these shows are every Saturdays or Sunday mornings. Do you guys remember them? By the way, when I was a young kid, I memorized Voltes V's ending them word per word.
Masked Rider Black