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"Uchuu Keiji Shaider!"
―Shaider's roll call[src]

Dai Sawamura (沢村 大 Sawamura Dai?) is the main character of Uchuu Keiji Shaider. An Earthling, he was scouted by the Galaxy Federal Police as a Space Sheriff candidate, became a trainee, and then became Space Sheriff Shaider (宇宙刑事シャイダー Uchū Keiji Shaidā?). Shaider (シャイダー Shaidā?) is a code name derived from the legendary hero Warrior Shaider.

Character Biography

Two years before the series started, Dai Sawamura is a former archaeologist. He continued his astronomer father's research into studying the Nazca Lines and manages to track the meaning behind it from Peru to Easter Island. There, Dai uncovers an altar that knocks himself unconscious. Finding himself on Planet Bird, he was scouted by the Galaxy Federal Police to become a Space Sheriff candidate. The Mysterious Writings of the Space Sheriffs

When he was assigned to Earth, he was given the code name "Shaider", which was derived from an ancient legendary warrior who fought against Kubilai. He was appointed in the middle of his training and was forced to struggle, but with his indomitable fighting spirit, he overcame many trials and grew up as a warrior. At the beginning of his assignment to Earth, he had no job other than Space Sheriff, and his home was destroyed, but from Episode 17, he was forced to stay at the pet shop Monkey run by Kojiro and started working there. His parents died when he was young, and his grandmother, who raised him, had died, and he was lonely for the rest of his life (he told Annie in Episode 3). Later, several triggers revealed that he was truly a descendant of the Warrior Shaider.

Eventually learning of the Warrior Shaider and his presumed relation, Dai realizes his fate is to finish his ancestor's duty by putting an end to the Fuuma. When Fuuma managed to take over most of the universe, Dai learns the altar is actually an entrance to where headless body of Kubilai was sealed along with Kubilai's weak point. Though sealed in by Priest Poe with a limited amount of oxygen, Shaider manages to escape and fight his way through the Fushigi Castle to save Annie before fighting Kubilai and won against the fiend.

The 3 Space Sheriffs together for the last time. Running away from a street vendor mistaken by Sharivan as Gyrer, his old enemy.

With his mission on Earth over, Dai was in charge of the solar system area, and decides to take Annie around the world.

Uchuu Keiji Gavan: The Movie

By the time of Uchuu Keiji Gavan: The Movie, Dai has been replaced by Shu Karasuma as the new Space Sheriff Shaider.

Uchuu Keiji Shaider NEXT GENERATION

Annie reminisce her days with Dai after helping Shu. Wishing that he guide Shu and Tamy in some distant starry sky

When counseling Shu, the new Shaider, she asks him to trust his partner Tamy, like Dai did with her. She later on looks at an old photo of her and Dai together.

Stage Show Appearances

Bioman Stage Show at 3 Heroes Korakuen YuenchiIcon-crosswiki.png

In a stage show where the BiomenIcon-crosswiki.png are seen fighting Neo Empire GearIcon-crosswiki.png and Bio Hunter SilvaIcon-crosswiki.png, Shaider and Kamen MachinemanIcon-crosswiki.png then arrive and assist the team.

Bioman Stage Show at Super Hero Korakuen YuenchiIcon-crosswiki.png

In a stage show where the Bioman are seen fighting Neo Empire Gear and Bio Hunter Silva, Kamen Rider StrongerIcon-crosswiki.png, Shaider, Kamen Machineman, DynaRedIcon-crosswiki.png & BlueIcon-crosswiki.png, GoggleBlackIcon-crosswiki.png, DenziGreenIcon-crosswiki.png and VulPantherIcon-crosswiki.png arrive and assist the team.

Changeman Stage Show at Super Hero Korakuen YuenchiIcon-crosswiki.png

In a stage show where the ChangemenIcon-crosswiki.png are seen fighting usual foes, Megabeast Empire and Bio Hunter Silva show up and wind up defeating them. Juspion, ByclosserIcon-crosswiki.png, Shaider, Kamen Rider Super-1Icon-crosswiki.png, Red1Icon-crosswiki.png, Green2Icon-crosswiki.png, DynaRed, GoggleBlack and VulSharkIcon-crosswiki.png arrive and assist the Changemen.

Flashman Stage Show at Super Hero Korakuen YuenchiIcon-crosswiki.png

In a stage show where the FlashmenIcon-crosswiki.png are seen fighting Reconstructive Experiment Empire MessIcon-crosswiki.png, Spielban, Kamen Rider Super-1, Juspion, Shaider, ChangeDragonIcon-crosswiki.png, & MermaidIcon-crosswiki.png, Red1, Green2, and DynaRed arrive and assist the team.

Maskman Stage Show at Super Hero Korakuen YuenchiIcon-crosswiki.png

In a stage show where the MaskmenIcon-crosswiki.png are seen fighting the Underground Empire TubeIcon-crosswiki.png, Kamen Rider BlackIcon-crosswiki.png, Metalder, Speilban, Shaider, RedIcon-crosswiki.png & Blue FlashIcon-crosswiki.png, ChangeDragon & Phoenix, Green2 and DynaBlackIcon-crosswiki.png arrive and assist the team.

Video Game appearances

Super Tokusatsu Taisen 2001

Dai Sawamura/Shaider, with Gavan, Shaider and Annie, is a playable character in the Sony PlayStation crossover strategy game Super Tokusatsu Taisen 2001.


Space Sheriff Shaider

Shouketsu Process

When he transforms with the command Shouketsu (焼結 Shōketsu?, "Sinter"), the Vavilos envelops him with Blue Plasma Energy particles that form his armor within milliseconds. In the Philippine dub, he calls his codename Shaider when he transforms. As Shaider, he uses the Laser Blade sword in his signature move Shaider Blue Flash or the Video Beam Gun in conjunction with Shaider Scope scanner to track down invisible foes. His own blues include, Shaider Punch, Shaider Kick, and Blue Flash Spark.


  • height: 210 cm
  • weight: 95 kg

Ability Parameters:

  • Maximum Jump Height: 150 m (300m with booster assistance)


  • Laser Blade - Shaider's sword, hidden in the waistband of his armor when not in use. It can also be used as a energy lasso. In the Philippine dub, it was called the Shaider Cutter.
    • Shaider Blue Flash - As Shaider, he uses the Laser Blade sword in his signature move, the Shaider Blue Flash to finish off an opponent. In the Philippine dub, it was called the Shaider Super Slash.
    • Space Sheriff Delta Dynamic
  • Video Beam Gun
  • Shaider Scope - Amplifying system Shaider vision, allowing him to see through obstacles or disguise a person and locate an invisible opponent.
  • Sound Sensor - Auditory sensor also to communicate with the Super Dimensional Mothership Vavilos.
  • Shaider Phone
  • Super Phone Shaider


  • Shaider Punch - Shaider performs a backflip before hitting his opponents with his fists.
  • Shaider Kick - Shaider performs a running jumpkick.
  • Shaider Full Power - The following increases Shaider's power levels for a brief moment.
  • Blue Flash Spark - Plasma discharge energy emitted by his armor to help him break out of confinement.



Ranger Key

Shaider Ranger Key

The Shaider Key (シャイダー Shaidā Kī?) is a Metal Heroes Ranger KeyIcon-crosswiki.png released as part of the Ranger Keys Metal Hero Edition in Bandai Premium. It is unknown if it will appear in a future crossover. Of course as with all Ranger Keys, should it exist, it would be able to transformIcon-crosswiki.png one, i.e. one of the GokaigersIcon-crosswiki.png, into Shaider.

Behind the scenes


Dai Sawamura was portrayed by Hiroshi Tsuburaya (円谷 浩 Tsuburaya Hiroshi?), the grandson of Ultra SeriesIcon-crosswiki.png creator Eiji TsuburayaIcon-crosswiki.png. Sadly, Tsuburaya died of liver cancer on July 24th, 2001 due to alcoholism developed through the years. He was 37 years old. When the Space Sheriffs returned in the 2006 video game, The Space Sheriff Spirits, Dai was voiced by Takuo Kawamura (川村拓央 Kawamura Takuo?).

As Shaider, his suit actors were Takanori Shibahara and Akira Shimizu.


In the initial project of Shaider, Space Sheriff Sharon (宇宙刑事シャーロン Uchū Keiji Shāron?) was set to fight to save his sister who had fallen ill by Raider, a villain from Uchuu Keiji Sharivan. In the following Space Sheriff Jencer (宇宙刑事ジェンサー Uchū Keiji Jensā?), it was set to be a cram school teacher.


Space Sheriff shaider is featured as #88 in the 1986 archive compilation video Toei 100 Great Heroes Super FightIcon-crosswiki.png.



  • According to the nameplate of his home that appeared in the first episode, the surname is originally written as "澤村".
  • In both ABS-CBN and GMA dubs in the Philippines, he is renamed as Alexis.
  • Sho Mikagami from the game, Evil Zone shares some similarities to Dai Sawamura as both men transforms into Shaider and Danzaiver respectively.
    • Both of their suits are completely different when they transform when Shaider's signature color is blue while Danzaiver is red.
    • Both men also shares their signature moves during battle against their enemies especially using their signature attacks to destroy enemies. In Danzaiver's case, he puts a battery to unleash a laser-like blade to make a heavy slash on his opponent.
  • In the Philippine Dub, he was voiced by two male voice actors in both broadcasting companies. In the ABS-CBN dub until it was replayed in both IBC-13 and the defunct HERO channel, Dai Sawamura is voiced by Tony Nierras and in GMA dub, he was voiced by Vincent Gutierrez.
  • In Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan, the late Marky Cielo who portrays as Alexis Lorenzo bears a strong resemblance to Dai Sawamura and as Shaider in both his casual and his metal hero form as his color motif is green.
    • Coincidentally, both actors who portrayed their main characters are also died in different causes; Hiroshi Tsuburaya dies from liver cancer on July 24, 2001 while Marky Cielo dies from committing suicide on December 7, 2008 after his role in Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan and was not made in public to the media in showbiz, claiming that he died from his sleep.
  • Following his role in Uchuu Keiji Shaider and prior to his death, Hiroshi Tsuburaya also played three recurring characters in three different Ultraman series in the late 90's. He portrays as his real-life father Hajime Tsuburaya in Ultraman Tiga, Seiji Miyata in Ultraman Dyna and Kenji Tabata in Ultraman Gaia.


See Also

Metal Heroes
Uchuu Keiji Gavan Space Sheriff GavanSpace Sheriff Gavan Type-G
Uchuu Keiji Sharivan Space Sheriff Sharivan ISpace Sheriff Sharivan II
Uchuu Keiji Shaider Space Sheriff Shaider ISpace Sheriff Shaider II
Kyojuu Tokusou Juspion Juspion
Jikuu Senshi Spielban SpielbanDiana LadyHelen Lady
Choujinki Metalder Metalder
Sekai Ninja Sen Jiraiya JiraiyaPrincess Ninja EmihaTouma Amagi
Kidou Keiji Jiban Jiban
Tokkei Winspector FireBycleWalter
Tokkyuu Shirei Solbrain SolBraverSolJeanneSolDozerKnight Fire
Tokusou Exceedraft Draft RedderDraft BluesDraft Keace
Tokusou Robo Janperson JanpersonGun Gibson
Blue SWAT Blue SWATPurple SWATGrey SWATGold-Platinum
Juukou B-Fighter Blue BeetG-StagReddle IReddle IIKabuto
B-Fighter Kabuto B-Fighter KabutoB-Fighter KuwagaB-Fighter TentoB-Fighter YanmaB-Fighter GenjiB-Fighter MinB-Fighter Ageha
B-Robo Kabutack KabutackKuwajiroTobimaskyDangoronGerotanTentorina
Tetsuwan Tantei Robotack RobotackKamerock