|This article is about a/an song in Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan.|
"Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan" (太陽戦隊サンバルカン Taiyō Sentai San Barukan) is the opening theme to the show of the same title, Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan.
- Artists: Akira Kushida (串田 アキラ Kushida Akira) & Koorogi '73 (こおろぎ'73 Kōrogi Nanajūsan)
- Lyrics: Keisuke Yamakawa (山川 啓介 Yamakawa Keisuke)
- Composition and Arrangement: Chuumei Watanabe (渡辺 宙明 Watanabe Chūmei)
King Record cover
In 1981, King Record released a cover of "Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan". It appeared on an anime theme song compilation that was released on LP and cassette.
On October 24, 2001, "Ultra Anime Eurobeat Series Gaiden Tokusatasu King -Forever Watanabe Shiroaki-" (ウルトラアニメユーロビートシリーズ 外伝 特撮王 ~フォーエバー 渡辺宙明~ Urutora Anime Yūrobīto Shirīzu Gaiden Tokusatsu-ō ~ Fōebā Watanabe Chūmei ~, PICA-1231) was released. It is a compilation of cover songs that were composed by Chuumei Watanabe. Akira Kushida recorded a new version of "Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan" for this album.
Kantoku Fuyuki Todoki cover
In 2014, the anime series Kantoku Fuyuki Todoki (監督不行届) used a cover of "Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan" as the ending theme as the ending to episode 3.
- Artist: AOP (A応P Ē Ō Pī)
- Arrangement: Satomi Kawasaki (川崎 里実 Kawasaki Satomi)
Lyrics parts in bold indicate the TV-sized version.
|Original Japanese lyrics||Approximate translation into English|
Taiyō ga moshi mo nakattara,
If there were no sun
Translation by Chirlind http://www.virtual-rotation.com/chirlind/others/sentai/3sun.html#taiyou2
- The opening theme of Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan was played during the Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan entry featurette of The 30 Sentai Encyclopedia, shown at the end of Task 8 of GoGo Sentai Boukenger.
- An instrumental of this theme was used when Captain Marvelous Gokai Red) fought Insarn as VulEagle in episode 49 of Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger.
To commemorate the 35th anniversary of Super Sentai, Columbia Records and NIPPONOPHONE released the 7 volume soundtrack Super Sentai Theme Songs Collection for digital download on iTunes on July 20, 2011. Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan was part of the Volume 1 collection.
- There are actually two versions of the Sun Vulcan theme, based on two different takes as sung by Akira Kushida: