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Assassin Jackal (暗殺者ジャッカル Ansatsusha Jakkaru) is the forty-third episode of Battle Fever J.
Egos hires an assassin to kill Battle Fever, unaware of his long history with his former friend Shirou.
Egos hires an assassin, codenamed Jackal. Shirou decides to brush up on his marksmanship, just in case. While at the shooting range, he runs into Tsuyoshi Takeuchi , his old friend from Africa, with whom Shirou had worked on wildlife preservation. Little does Shirou know that Tsuyoshi is Jackal. Battle Fever receives a message that Egos is planning to bomb the World Peace Center, which is a trap to give Jackal an opportunity to shoot Battle Fever.
However, when he shoots Battle Kenya, the battle suit protects Shirou, and the bullet ricochets and hits an innocent little girl, Megumi. As they are visiting her in the hospital, Jackal tries again, but discovers that Battle Kenya is his old friend Shirou. In his hesitation, the others catch him, and Shirou is shocked by disbelief. Egos intervenes, and Tsuyoshi escapes. Shirou is devastated, and recalls Tsuyoshi’s compassion, when he held a dying lion cub in his arms for 3 days and nights, nursing it back to health.
However, Jackal trying to retain his reputation, kidnaps Megumi and issues a challenge to Shirou. Although he knows Tsuyoshi is a much better shot, Shirou rushes to duel his old friend. In their confrontation, Shirou cannot bring himself to shoot his Tsuyoshi and drops his gun. As he walks towards Megumi, Tsuyoshi shoots, but only hits Shiro’s shoulder.
Egos then attacks the scene, and Tsuyoshi is killed in the explosions. Shirou is left to mourn his old friend, and believe that there must have been some compassion left in his heart in order for him to miss.
- Masao Den (伝正夫 Den Masao): Kouki Tanioka (谷岡弘規 Tanioka Kōki)
- Makoto Jin (神 誠 Jin Makoto): Daisuke Ban (伴大介 Ban Daisuke)
- Kyousuke Shida (志田 京介 Shida Kyōsuke): Yuuhei Kurachi (倉知 雄平 Kurachi Yūhei)
- Shirou Akebono (曙四郎 Akebono Shirō): Kenji Ohba (大葉 健二 Ōba Kenji)
- Maria Nagisa (汀マリア Nagisa Maria): Naomi Hagi (萩奈穂美 Hagi Naomi)
- General Tetsuzan Kurama (倉間鉄山 Kurama Tetsuzan): Chiyonosuke Azuma (東千代之介 Azuma Chiyonosuke)
- Keiko Nakahara (中原ケイコ Nakahara Keiko): Noriko Hidaka (日高 のり子 Hidaka Noriko)
- Tomoko Ueno (上野トモコ Ueno Tomoko): Keiko Kanno (菅野啓子 Kanno Keiko)
- Masaru Nakahara (中原マサル Nakahara Masaru): Takumi Sato (佐藤たくみ Satō Takumi)
- Salomé (サロメ Sarome): Maki Ueda (マキ上田)
- Satan Egos (サタンエゴス Satan Egosu, Voice): Shōzō Iizuka (飯塚 昭三 Iizuka Shōzō)
- Rolling Monster (ゴロンゴ怪人 Gorongo Kaijin, Voice): Issei Masamune (政宗 一成 Masamune Issei)
- Tsuyoshi Takeuchi (竹内 剛 Takeuchi Tsuyoshi): Ryo Tomota (友田 僚 Tomota Ryō)
- Megumi: Masami Suzuki (鈴木 雅美 Suzuki Masami)
- Nurse: Sanae Takada (高田 早苗 Takada Sanae)
- Doctor: Shoji Matsushita (松下 昌司 Matsushita Shōji)
- Battle Japan: Kazuo Niibori
- Battle Cossack: Hirofumi Koga
- Battle France: Haruhiko Hashimoto
- Battle Kenya: Tsutomu Kitagawa
- Miss America: Eiko Onodera
- Viewership: 15.4%
Battle Fever J Volume 4 features episodes 34-43.