Weird Crap I'm watching in the wee hours on Japanese TV:
Occasionally my insomniacal ways force me to surf around the tube. I often get some real treats, such as the following...
I really can't find much info about this one in English. Suffice to say the good guys look like bees and have a phallic antenna upon their heads. The bad guys look like Captain Kangaroo. And we all thought the Teletubbies were strange.
チビラクンの卷 (chibira-kun no kan, 1968) Look it up yourself, maybe you'll have better luck, or check out this site: chibira.
Another Ultraman/ Kamen Rider clone from the mid 70's was:
バトルホーク (Battle Hawk from 1976)
Again, I couldn't find too much out. But there seems to be lots of stuff for sale via Ebay.
Good old Osamu Tezuka of Astroboy fame has come up with a winner in Princess Knight. Before I read the Wiki entry, I had no idea that the little guy was an angel, Choppy, in Mini-me mode. When nothing else is on, it runs nightly on the Cartoon Network's Boomerang segment.
More wacky shows as my sleeplessness continues...