In this episode, we are introduced to Don Harumage, an evil sorcerer
with plans to resurrect Calimity God Gobuhriki. With the help of this great
evil power, Harumage can conquer and claim all of Hara-Hara World to himself.
A giant hourglass appears before Harumage. When the sands run out, Gohbuhriki
will be revived. Cut to somewhere more familiar; Earth. We meet Lamune
Baba, a fourth grade student. Lamune is quite bored with his life and wishes
out loud that something interesting will happen to him. On his way home
from school he encounters a red-hooded girl selling (Nintendo) game cartridges
for 10 yen each. He buys one of the games, called "King Sccasher" and takes
it home to play. He completes the game at exactly midnight, and something
interesting happens; the girl who sold him the game appears out of his
television. She tells him he is the legendary hero Lamuness, and rather
forcibly takes him through the television screen. He arrives in Arara Castle,
on Hara-Hara World. We are introduced to Princess Milk and Princess Cocoa,
and their father, King Ariara Coriara Yokkora III. Harumage knows that
Lamuness is a threat to his plans. He orders his two best warriors, Da
Cider and Lesuka to team together and destroy Arara Castle with monskars
(robotic monsters). When the monskars threaten Arara Castle, Cocoa, Milk,
and King Yokkora head into the caverns underneath the castle to retrieve
a powerful weapon said to be hidden there. Lamune releases this great weapon,
which turns out to be a small ball-shaped robot named Tama-Q. By placing
Tama-Q on his shoulder, Lamune is transformed into Lamuness. He is given
a coin, which when inserted into a slot on Tama-Q's head, relases a capsule
containing the Guardian Knight King Sccasher. Lamune races outside and
throws the capsule into the air, releasing King Sccasher. Lamune is transported
inside, where he pilots the giant robot and defeats the monskars. Da Cider
and Lesuka are sent fleeing back to Hoy-Hoy Castle, their evil headquarters.
Lamune can hardly believe it, this is the adventure of his wildest dreams.
"Shupaan", in the title of this episode, is a onomatopoeic ("sound")
word. Shupan is the sound something makes when it suddenly appears.
"Lamune" is an old word derived from "lemonade". There is a very popular
soda in Japan called Lamune. There are also numerous candies named Lamune
This episode is fairly typical of the early episodes, with relatively poor
We are introduced to a few of King Sccasher's weapons. One is a rather
large sword. Another is the shield on his left arm which can be thrown
like a boomerang.
"Sccasher" was probably intended to be "Squasher".