Production info

Ōgon Bat
Japan, 1967  TV  

Directed by Kujiro Yanagida, Seiji Sasaki, Tadao Wakabayashi


Ōgon Bat is a “god of justice and protector of the weak” from Atlantis who was put into suspended animation in an Egyptian sarcophagus to be awakened in the future to fight the forces of evil. His sarcophagus is discovered in modern times by Prof. Yamatone and his daughter Marie in a tomb in Egypt. When Yamatone's family is threatened by the henchman of the evil Dr. Nazō, Marie starts to cry and begs for help. Her tears fall on Ōgon Bat's body and reanimate him. From then on, and in every episode of the series, he appears in the shape of a masked vigilante, The Golden Bat, whenever Marie asks for his help.

Animated cartoon or Anime based on the manga Ōgon Bat (黄金 バット or "Golden Bat") by Takeo Nagamatsu. The series ran for 52 episodes in 1967-68.

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