Lightspeed Esper is a tokusatsu hero from the 1970s, originally created to be the mascot for Toshiba. A manga by Leiji Matsumoto was created to go along with the series.
A boy named Ikaru is chosen to wear a spacesuit to battle alien invaders by a group of scientists. Helped by the scientists and a robot parrot named Shikar, Ikaru fights against the threat while trying to keep his life a secret from his parents who are actually aliens in disguise.
- In spite of the title, Ikaru's suit does not give him psychic powers or light speed flight.
- The series was broadcast in several countries including Latin America.