|This article is about a/an episode in Battle Fever J.|
The Great Thief and the Robber Boy (大盗賊と泥棒少年 Dai Tōzoku to Dorobō Shōnen) is the forty-eighth episode of Battle Fever J.
Kyousuke tries to save a boy trapped into working as a thief for an Egos Monster controlling a massive wave of robberies.
While shopping, with Kyosuke, Keiko and Tomoko get their purses stolen by a young boy named Shigeta. Escaping, Shigeta meets up with his young sister Kayo, and they plan on finally having something to eat. But when they get home, a sinister man, their benefactor, is waiting for them, and roughly takes all the money. With only a few coins, they buy what food they can.
The next day, Kyosuke follows Shigeta around like a hawk, and prevents him from stealing anything else. With no income, Shigeta gets severely beaten when he arrives home. Kyosuke, still following, encounters their benefactor, who turns out to be an Egos kaijin. After fighting and withdrawing, Kyosuke learns that Shige and Kayo’s mother died, and their father is nowhere to be found, leaving a huge debt. In exchange for food and kerosene, the Egos kaijin forced them to steal.
Unfortunately, after Kyosuke leaves, Egos rounds up Shigeta and many other thieves in their employ and forces them into a prisoner camp. While in the camp, Shigeta discovers his dad alive, though a fellow prisoner. Egos straps a bomb to the wrist of every prisoner and sends them on a massive crime spree.
Kyosuke again catches Shigeta stealing, but Shigeta shows him the bomb and begs for his help. He takes Kyosuke back to the prison camp, where they encounter the kaijin. Just before the kaijin blows them up, the others arrive and destroy the detonator, saving all the unwilling thieves.
- 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)
- Commander Hedder (ヘッダー指揮官 Heddā Shikikan): Masashi Ishibashi (石橋雅史 Ishibashi Masashi)
- 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)
- Great Thief Monster (大盗賊怪人 Daitōzoku Kaijin, Voice): Issei Masamune (政宗 一成 Masamune Issei)
- Shigeta: Masayoshi Fujimori (藤森 政義 Fujimori Masayoshi)
- Kayo: Izumi Nakamura (中村 和泉 Nakamura Izumi)
- Father: Yoshikazu Inagawa (稲川 善一 Inagawa Yoshikazu)
- Oil Vendor: Shingo Hiramatsu (平松 慎吾 Hiramatsu Shingo)
- Battle Japan: Kazuo Niibori
- Battle Cossack: Hirofumi Koga
- Battle France: Haruhiko Hashimoto
- Battle Kenya: Tsutomu Kitagawa
- Miss America: Eiko Onodera
- Viewership: 14.3%
- This is the last Super Sentai episode to air in the 1970s.
Battle Fever J Volume 5 features episodes 44-52.