Tokkyuu Shirei Solbrain (特救指令ソルブレイン,Tokkyū Shirei Soruburein?, lit. Special Rescue Command Solbrain) is a Japanese tokusatsu television series produced by Toei Company. It ran for 53 episodes from 4 February, 1991 to 27 January, 1992 on TV Asahi. It is part of the Metal Hero Series franchise. It is a sequel to Tokkei Winspector, and the second series in the Rescue Hero Trilogy.
After the Winspector police team leaves Japan to fight crime in France, Chief Shunsuke Masaki realizes he must create a new police team to defend Tokyo from crime. He creates Solbrain – a high-tech special rescue force, expert in missions requiring rescue and firepower. Its leader is Daiki Nishio, a rookie detective who can use the Plus Up command in his car to transform into SolBraver. Other members are Reiko Higuchi, also able to use the Plus Up command to transform into SolJeanne, SolBraver's female counterpart; and SolDozer, a yellow bulldozer robot. Later in the series, the Winspector returns to Japan and teams up with Solbrain for a three-part story (episodes 21, 22 and 23). From episode 34 on, Ryouma Kagawa, the main protagonist of Winspector, returns as a member of Solbrain, wearing a solid suit dubbed the Knight Fire.
Ryuichi Takaoka (高岡隆一,Takaoka Ryuichi?) (Real name: Ryuchi Mizutani) (Ep. 34-35, 40, 43, 47, 51-53) - He was the greatest villain of the series. Starts to pursue the Solbrain organization from episode 34 when it appears next to Honma. After calls Koji Tanimura to destroy SolBraver and Knight Fire. Again, Ryuichi returns firing a shot at Ritsuko leaving her forgetful. Customarily, when he fled from Solbrain. He returned in the final episodes and also merges to a computer, but was poisoned in order to join their parents, that they had.
Sasamoto Katsuhito (Ep. 8) - A superior of Daiki who stole the Proto Suit and wears it becoming the 4th Warrior Metal Hero in the series. Then,he manages to hurt Chief Masaki and challenges Daiki to a duel. During the fight, the warehouse begins to blow up interrupting and stopping the battle between the two. After seeing the heroic act of Daiki to save a little girl and discussion with Masaki, he regrets everything he did. Played by Junichi Haruta .
Messiah (Ep. 21-23) - Created by Dr. Kenzo Fujinami to be an obedient robot. But his self-destruct mechanism has been activated and he could explode in a few days. Arrives in Japan and being chased by Ryouma. It has the ability to turn into any human being. It was built with the brain Matsubara which implanted in the mechanical body. Discovering a picture of him and his family in the past, Daiki gives up destroying it. Hence, Messiah self-destructs when going toward the city wall.
Bomber Honma (Ep. 34-35) - Some time ago he was a fighter, having been shot mistakenly by the police, he was guinea pig of an experience where he had injected the GL 9 metal in his body causing him to become a metal man, gaining more strength and endurance as well. During the battle, his body was transformed into a metal monster with more powers and becomes a tough opponent for Solbrain and Knight Fire. However, his body began to lose a lot of energy and dies.
Solid Suit (ソリッドスーツ,Soriddo Sūtsu?): Daiki, Reiko and Ryōma's armor.
Proto Suit (プロトスーツ,Puroto Sūtsu?): The prototype of the SolBraver armor. Sasamoto stole it to destroy SolBraver, but the armor had a time limit, as Sasamoto was known as a psychotic person who had no qualifications to become the SolBraver.
Solid States Ⅰ (ソリッドステイツI,Soriddo Suteitsu wan?): the mothership (abbreviated S.S.-I (エスエスワン,Esu Esu Wan?)). S.S.-I takes off from Solid Hanger (ソリッドハンガー,Soriddo Hangā?) in one minute.
Cerberus Delta (ケルベロスΔ,Keruberosu Deruta?): SolBraver and Knight Fire's weapon. It has two operating modes: Shot Mode (ショットモード,Shotto Mōdo?) (used as a ray gun) and Slash Mode (スラッシュモード,Surasshu Mōdo?) (used, as a sword, to break obstacles such as girders and fighting enemies armed with knives).
BosWinder (ボスワインダー,Bosu Waindā?): a tool which shoots a special carbon-fiber rope or a special bullet
SolIndicater (ソルインジケーター,Soru Injikētā?): Daiki and Reiko's police licenses
Caulking Puncher (コーキングパンチャー,Kōkingu Panchā?): shoots a special gelatinous, gluey freezing bullet
Tornado Burst (トルネードバースト,Torunēdo bāsuto?): a hail of 40 plasma-energy bullets per second, fired by Cerberus Delta. Its power is three times that of GigaStreamer's maximum mode (when SolBraver and Knight Fire fire it at the same time, its power is four times that of the GigaStreamer).
A video game version of Tokkyuu Shirei Solbrain was released in 1991 for the Japanese company Family Computer, published by Angel and developed by Natsume. It is a modified version of Shatterhand, which was published by Jaleco for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America and Europe shortly after the Japanese release. The differences are mainly cosmetic (changing graphics and plot) but there were also several substantial changes, such as which boss appeared in which area. In addition, the theme-park stage from the Famicom version was replaced with a nuclear-submarine stage in the NES version.