Frontier Works is going into the catalog again for another Time Bokan spinoff series, this time with Time Patrol Tai Otasukeman – which is also known as Rescueman. The 1980 series ran for 53 episodes and was the fourth series in the franchise. The show is being released as a standard definition Blu-ray set on March 25th, 2020 where all 53 episodes will be spread across two discs priced at 18,000 yen. No extras beyond a booklet are listed at the moment.
The series was directed by Hiroshi Sasagawa with Yoshitaka Amano handling the character designs. The animation production was handled by Tatsunoko Production.
The Japanese cast includes Yū Mizushima as Hikaru, Jouji Yanami as Sekobitchi, Kazuya Tatekabe as Dawarusuki, and Noriko Ohara as Atasha.
The series saw an Italian broad5 and had reruns over the years across numerous networks and distributors.
Plot Concept: Burning with ambitions to become the most beautiful woman, the most renowned scientist, and the greatest hero the world has ever known, three villains – Atasha, Sekobitchi, and Duwarusuki – join forces. The trio appears as Time Patrollers, the keepers, and protectors of the annals of history. But this is only a cover for the trio, as the villains are league with a nefarious leader, who is trying to alter the course of history to suit his desires. Under the instructions of the leader, the trio travel in time with the aim of tampering with recorded history. Only Hikaru and Nana, disguised as the Rescuemen, stand between the villains and their goals.
[Source: Time Patrol-Tai Otasukeman]