The second Super Sentai
To stop Crime, the international… um… crime organization, Commander Kujirai
of ISSIS (International Science Special Investigation Squad) assembles four young hopefuls to form JAKQ. Together, the Ace
, and Queen
attempt to thwart the evil antics of Crime.
Initially, the series bore darker undertones, with storylines that involved issues such as juvenile drug use. The didactism of the show alienated the pre-teen target audience, so with episode 23, the show changed directions. Broader characters joined the cast: Big One
and Hime Tamasaburou. But the damage was already done and the show failed to complete its third course (the 39 episode mark) and ended with episode 35.
JAKQ was creator Ishinomiri Shotaro's
farewell to the sentai genre.