(episodes 27-30, 36-47, 49-54)
As as child Jõnosuke developed his great skill with a sword, but he
never learned discipline (or compassion). Even in practice rounds with
a wooden sword he was brutal, beating his fellow students when they
were down. Ultimatly he killed his teacher. Jõnosuke was so fast that
he could toss his sword's sheath into the air and kill three men before
the sheath came down.
When contacted by
Great Devil Gosun, Jõnosuke accepted a magical sword and the assignment
to kill somone he had never met and had no reason to pick a fight with,
Kaiketsu Lion Maru.
Episode 27: Tiger Jo
challenges Lion Maru and loses his right eye.
In their first battle Tiger Jo lost an eye and from then on his fights
with Kaiketsu Lion Maru were personal.
Episode 28: Tiger Jo challenges Lion Maru and wins.
Episode 29: Jõnosuke brags to three Gosun ninja that he has killed
Episode 30: Tiger Jo challenges Lion Maru, fight ends in a draw.
Episode 36: Jõnosuke
trains himself for next fight against Shishimaru.
Episode 37: Tiger Jo and Lion Maru fight near a waterfall, knocking
each other into the river (tie).
Episode 38: A powerful sorcerer brags to Jõnosuke that his magic has
Episode 39: Gosun ninja fires a cannon at Lion Maru and Tiger Jo,
Shishimaru helps wounded Jõnosuke.
Episode 40: Jõnosuke takes a wounded (and poisoned?) Shishimaru to man
who can heal him.
Episode 41: Tiger Jo saves Saori and Kosuke from a monster that was
going to excute them with a crossbow.
After filming episode
41 Jõnosuke actor, Tonohiro, Kõzi dies in an accident. For the
remainder of the series Jõnosuke is played by Fukushima, Yoshitaka.
Discovering that Shishimaru is no longer able to henshin because his
left arm is paralyzed, Jõnosuke attacks
with his fists, some how the blows loosens the muscles so Shishimaru
can again move his arms.
Episode 43: Jõnosuke betrays Gosun! He kills several Gosun ninja then
after receiving a direct order from Giant Devil Gosun
kill Shishimaru he warns Shishimaru about a minefield, Tiger Jo helps
Lion Maru to kill the monster which
the mines. Great Devil Gosun summons eight hooded figures, and orders
them to kill Shishimaru
Episode 44: Four female ninja and an electrified monster try to kill
Jõnosuke. Tiger Jo helps Lion Maru kill the monster.
Episode 45: Jõnosuke
is wounded in an explosion. A salamander monster that was once
Jõnosuke's friend tries to talk him
Episode 46: Jõnosuke
forms a new weapon, a spear tipped with a large bone horn. While Lion
Maru deals with a musical
Tiger Jo tries to kill Great Devil Gosun with the spear. He fails of
Episode 47: A revolver toting monster claims to have quit Gosun,
Shishimaru believes him,
does not. Shishimaru stops them from fighting each other. Jõnosuke is
not there to see the monster
Episode 49: Tiger Jo loses a fight to an ape monster who insults him by
letting him live. Tiger Jo takes out his frustrations on
Maru. While Lion Maru is distracted Gosun ninja capture Saori and
Kosuke. Lion Maru quits the fight to
Episode 50: Jõnosuke appears for about 20 seconds. He sees Saori and
Kosuke walking without Shishmaru and later he
s a dagger into a Gosun ninja allowing Saori and Kosuke to rescue
Shishismaru. Tiger Jo does not
Episode 51: Jõnosuke comes across a helmeted Gosun warrior and a red
monster playing chess. Jõnosuke kills the man but
Jo is defeated by the monster. Shishimaru finds the unconscious
Jõnosuke, he has Saori and Kosuke
him away somewhere safe to heal while Lion Maru faces the monster alone.
Episode 52: Jõnosuke has stopped being a loner, he now travels with
Shishimaru, Saori and Kosuke. He even laughs
Episode 53: Together Tiger Jo and Lion Maru battle the last Gosun
monster, Gun Doro. Believing it to be dead Tiger Jo goes
alone to challenge Great Devil Gosun. However, the rifle using monster
is not dead. Badly wounded by Great
Gosun's "Gosun Thunder", Tiger Jo still bravely takes on the on the
expert marskman. A shot rings out.
a bullet to the head, Tiger Jo falls...
Episode 54: Shishimaru arrives just in time for a good friend, who was
once his sworn enemy, to die in his arms.
the spirit of Tiger Jo saves Lion Maru from being shot, so the hero can
defeat Gosun's last monster.
Color photos of
Jõnosuke and Tiger Jo vs. Great Devil Gosun from George B.