Choujuu Sentai Liveman (超獣戦隊ライブマン Chōjū Sentai Raibuman?, [Note 1]) is the twelfth entry of Toei Company's Super Sentai television series. The last Super Sentai title of the Shōwa period, it aired on TV Asahi from February 27, 1988 to February 18, 1989. It is the first Sentai with three members at the start, with two others joining up later in the series. In addition, it was also the first series to have animal-themed mecha. Its international English title as listed by Toei is simply Liveman.[1] The series was broadcast in France as Bioman 3, being marketed as the direct sequels to Choudenshi Bioman and Bioman 2 (Hikari Sentai Maskman).