“Ryujin Mabuyer” first started in October 2008 on local TV. Now they have TV and movie series and it is beyond the local character. There are Mabuyer fans throughout Japan!
Okinawa is a beautiful and peaceful place.
Unknown to the Okinawan people,great evils called “majimun” have appeared to steal 9 Mabui Stones, which protect Okinawan spirits, such as Okinawan language, music, religion and things like that.
The crisis is approaching to Okinawa, and a man, whose name is Kanai, is suddenly chosen (by God?) as “Ryujin Mabuyer” to protect out mother land Okinawa.
The fights between Kanai and Majimuns have started.
Each time the evils try to steal Mabui Stones, Kanai, Ryujin Mabuyer fights them and protect the stones.
Kanai learns about Okinawa and Okinawan spirits through the fights and Ryujin Mabuyer becomes stronger. He also gets another ranger names “Ryujin Ganasea” and they fight against the evil spirits together.
Ryujin Mabuyer is great because…
This TV and movie series are not just “tokusatsu” nor only about “heroes”.
Ryujin Mabuyer introduces about Okinawa to local kids. Okinawan kids learn about the importance of their history, culture, religion and other things by watching it!
To tell you the truth, I cried a little (just a little!) when I watched the series. I bought the DVDs for my son, but it made me cry. It was that deep, and it made me miss my home, Okinawa.
At the same time, I was really glad that I bought them for him, since I wan’t born in Okinawa and didn’t know much about his background.
And that’s why many people become fans of Mabuyer. Mabuyer is also introducing Okinawa and its culture to people all over Japan!