Beast God Liger (獣神ライガー, Jushin Liger) is a Japanese anime series created by Go Nagai produced by Sunrise Inc. with cooperation of Dynamic Planning. The series was originally broadcast on Nagoya Broadcasting Network (NBN)/TV Asahi from March 11, 1989 to January 27, 1990 with a total of 43 episodes.
A manga series written and drawn by Go Nagai, was also released alongside the anime, originally published by Kodansha in the magazine Comic BomBom from March 1989 to January 1990. In addition, it inspired the real-life pro-wrestler, Jushin Thunder Liger.
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200 years ago, the evil Jashin Drago was sealed by a holy warrior with the tattooed mark of the Liger. Now in the year 199X A.D. three bodies of Dragonite appear in Kushiro, Hokkaido. Possessing overwhelming destructive force, they attack the city and awaken Drago. Assuming that the warrior is dead, Drago and Empress Zara are free to conquer the Earth using their army of biomechanical beasts. Even the Japan Self-Defense Forces are no match for the Dragonites' awesome power. One of the people fleeing is the protagonist, a milquetoast 16-year-old boy named Ken Taiga. Unbeknownst to the Dragonites, Ken realizes that he is the descendant of the Liger warrior! In a burst of anger, Ken's Liger birthmark appears, and he raises his palm into the air, shouting the henshin command, "LIGER!!!", which then covers him in demonic long-haired biomechanical armor. Ken transforms into Jushin Liger to fight the evil forces of the Dragonite!
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