Voice-lugger started on 01/13/99. The real performance film was made by Solt and Ogura's Office supported by Yoyogi Animation Gakuin, Tokyo. The show is broadcast by TV-Tokyo.
It was a cartoon. The original cartoon was drawn by Late Shouratou Ishinomori, a great cartoonist.
The show was directed by Touru Hirayama and Noboru Takemoto, written by Hideki Sonoda. BGM was composed by Shunsuke Kikuchi. Theme songs were sung by Ichirou Mizuki and Hironobu Kageyama. The narrator was Shinji Nakae.
It was made as a so-called "Tokusatsu Hero Series (real performance shows with special effects and fantastic heroes)." Such series have been made by Toei corp. But this film was not made by Toei. Most of actors there are famous voice actors in Japan. The point is different from Toei Tokusatsu films.
Therefore voice actors play the role of heroes showing their faces.
Ms Akiko Nakagawa plays the role of "Voice-lugger Ruby" Akiko Homura. Ms Haruna Ikezawa plays the role of "Voice-lugger Rose" Haruka Yuuki. Mr. Tomokazu Seki plays the role of "Voice-lugger Emerald" Tomokazu Daichi. Mr. Takeshi Kusao plays the role of "Voice-lugger Sapphire" Takeshi Tenma. Mr. Ichirou Mizuki plays the role of "Voice-lugger Gold."
As you know, these five are not professional actors. They hardly appear on TV shows. However they are not plain.
Ms Haruna Ikezawa is a famous voice actress. As I wrote formerly, she is Natsuki Ikezawa's daughter. Recently Natsuki Ikezawa lived in Okinawa prefecture. He wrote reports on US Air Force in Okinawa. He blamed USA because USA still controls most of local areas of Okinawa. Then Governor Masahide Ohta, who was a professor of University of Ryukyus, requested USA removed their installations from Okinawa to other areas.
Natsuki Ikezawa often met the Governor. Ikezawa supported the Governor. Ikezawa published a long report on Okinawa with the Governor. Thereafter economy in Okinawa was also much depressed. A lot of people lost their jobs. When Okinawa people elected the next Governor in 1998, Masahide Ohta did not win the election. The Governor lost his position. Okinawa people chose the continuance of US installations to seek their jobs and grants.
This was the political activity of Haruna Ikezawa's father. He works as a judge of Akutagawa Prize.
As you know, Haruna Ikezawa has strange customs. She loves young female voice actresses. I have seen her. Her action was theatrical. She wants to regard herself as a heroine of a tragedy. Fool. She tries to be a clown.
As you know, Japanese "Tokusatsu Hero Series" are broadcast for little children. However several famous actresses appeared on such series when they were unknown actresses. Of course, Haruna Ikezawa is unknown as an actress for real performance films. But she is very much popular as a voice actress. Why did she want to show her face on programs for little children?
On the other hand, Mr. Tomokazu Seki is our hero. As you know, he played the role of Kutani from "Himiko-den", Shooting Star from "Cyber Team in Akihabara", Junpei Ryuzouji from "Elf wo Karu Monotachi", Touya Kinomoto from "Card Captor Sakura", Gai Daigouji and Tsukumo Shiratori from "Martian Successor Nadesico", Touji Suzuhara from Neon Genesis Evangelion, Shouji Toukairin from "You're Under Arrest", Ken from "Weiss Kreuz", Tokiya Inoue from "Vampire Miyu", Kamui Shirou from "CLAMP's X" and Tomokazu Daichi from "Voice-lugger." I have seen him.
Mr. Takeshi Kusao is famous for the role of Hanamichi Sakuragi from SLAM DUNK. Recently he plays the role of Hiroyuki Miyazawa from "Kareshi Kanojo No Jijou." He gets popular again.
Mr. Ichirou Mizuki is rather old. He is very famous as a singer who has sung a lot of theme songs for TV anime in Japan for more than 30 years.
Many years ago, Voice-lugger Gold fought against Emperor Gember in a planet. Gember tried to control all the space. Gember had belonged to the Voice Land. He began to act as the evil. He left it to control all the space. Special people in the Voice Land have their own "Voi-stone (Voice Stone)." Such people can change themselves into "Voice-lugger" to fight against the evil to keep the peace in the space. "Voice-lugger" can slug their own voice as a weapon.
Voice-lugger Gold (Ichirou Mizuki) was defeated and was wounded. But Gember (voice: Shouzou Iizuka) was also wounded and escaped. Voice-lugger needed recovery time. Therefore he made four little children in the Voice Land escape and live in the earth.
Onr day, a young woman came from Tochigi prefecture to Tokyo. Her name is Ms Akiko Homura (Akiko Nakagawa). She loves "Tokusatsu Hero" very much. She always wants to be a "Tokusatsu heroine." She still remembers her accident in her childhood. She has a friend, Ms Haruka Yuuki (Haruna Ikezawa). She lived in Los Angeles. She also came to Tokyo. They began to live together. They did not have jobs. They began to work as a voice actresses at "Voice Production" because President of "Voice Production", Sakura Takahata (Yuri Nakao) heard their loud voice.
A burglar attacked Akiko in the night. Akiko used her voice. The voice changed strong wave to throw the burglar. Then Akiko awoke herself into "Voice-lugger Ruby." (till the first story (AM 1:15 - 1:45, 01/13/99, TV-Tokyo))
Moreover the real performance show used famous voice actors as evil characters.
General Gamma : Akira Kamiya (He is very old. But he still plays the role of young man characters, for example, City Hunter)
Aira Schrein : Michie Tomizawa (Former Sailor Mars. As you know, she was an "action (martial arts)" actress at Japan Action Club.)
Chaos : Shinichirou Miki (He is also a popular voice actor. For example, Vampire Miyu)
Thereafter they will have an animal "Mu" and a robot "Android Pi." Ms Satomi Kourogi plays the role of Mu. She is also very famous voice actress, for example, Kodomo No Omocha. Ms Masami Suzuki plays the role of Android Pi. As you know, she played the role of Ameria from "Slayers" and Chacha from "Red Riding Hood Chacha."
"Voice-luggers (Voice Slugger)" use their voice as a weapon. Then they will say "Shu Ba Ba Ba Baan!"
In the story, "Ruby" means justice. "Rose" means tenderness. "Emerald" means intelligence. "Sapphire" means freedom. The story is not comedy and serious. But all homepages produced by its staff regard the real performance film as foolish and nonsense.