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Moonlight Mask was Japan's first Tokusatsu series from 1958. It was very popular with kids, but was cancelled due to a kid dying trying to imitate Gekko Kamen/Moonlight Mask's stunts. It was later adapted into an anime in the 70s and again in the 90s.
Definitely not to be confused with Kekko Kamen (although the latter was named in parody of the former).
This series provides examples of:
- Badass Normal: No superpowers for this hero.
- Badass Biker: Gekko Kamen
- Blasting It Out of Their Hands
- Cult: Gekko Kamen fights one in the Mammoth Kong story arc.
- Expository Theme Tune: "Who is Moonlight Mask?"
- Film Serial
- Guns Akimbo
- Kaiju: Mammoth Kong, who was the first TV Kaiju.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: Gekko Kamen's mantra: Do Not Hate. Do Not Kill. (the crime)Let's prevent it. Though he has no problem killing Mooks.
- Television Serial