Mirai Sentai Timeranger

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Mirai Sentai Timeranger
Timeranger-title.jpg
The title card for Mirai Sentai Timeranger
GenreTokusatsu
Created byToei
Written byYasuko Kobayashi
Ryōta Yamaguchi
Toshiki Inoue
Noboru Takemoto
Directed bySatoshi Morota
Noboru Matsui
Hajime Konaka
Taro Sakamoto
Hiroshi Butsuda
Shojiro Nakazawa
Noboru Takemoto
StarringMasaru Nagai
Yūji Kido
Masahiro Kuranuki
Shūhei Izumi
Mika Katsumura
Shinji Kasahara
Narrated byYukitoshi Hori (堀 之紀 Hori Yukitoshi?)
Opening theme"JIKŪ ~Mirai Sentai Timeranger~" by Kumi Sasaki
Ending theme"Toki no Kanata E" by NAT'S (1-43, 46-49)
"Miracle X-Mas" by T.R. Futures (44)
"Eternal Wind" by Shigetaka Takayama (45)
"Mirai no Yuku E" by Motoyoshi Iwasaki (50)
"Don't Stop Your Story!" by T.R. Futures (51)
Composer(s)Kōichirō Kameyama
Country of originJapan
Language(s)Japanese
No. of episodes51
Production
Producer(s)Ken Fukuyoshi
Jun Hikasa
Kōichi Yada
Running timeapprox. 25 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelTV Asahi
Original runFebruary 13, 2000 – February 11, 2001
Chronology
Preceded byKyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive
Followed byHyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger
 
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Mirai Sentai Timeranger
Timeranger-title.jpg
The title card for Mirai Sentai Timeranger
GenreTokusatsu
Created byToei
Written byYasuko Kobayashi
Ryōta Yamaguchi
Toshiki Inoue
Noboru Takemoto
Directed bySatoshi Morota
Noboru Matsui
Hajime Konaka
Taro Sakamoto
Hiroshi Butsuda
Shojiro Nakazawa
Noboru Takemoto
StarringMasaru Nagai
Yūji Kido
Masahiro Kuranuki
Shūhei Izumi
Mika Katsumura
Shinji Kasahara
Narrated byYukitoshi Hori (堀 之紀 Hori Yukitoshi?)
Opening theme"JIKŪ ~Mirai Sentai Timeranger~" by Kumi Sasaki
Ending theme"Toki no Kanata E" by NAT'S (1-43, 46-49)
"Miracle X-Mas" by T.R. Futures (44)
"Eternal Wind" by Shigetaka Takayama (45)
"Mirai no Yuku E" by Motoyoshi Iwasaki (50)
"Don't Stop Your Story!" by T.R. Futures (51)
Composer(s)Kōichirō Kameyama
Country of originJapan
Language(s)Japanese
No. of episodes51
Production
Producer(s)Ken Fukuyoshi
Jun Hikasa
Kōichi Yada
Running timeapprox. 25 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelTV Asahi
Original runFebruary 13, 2000 – February 11, 2001
Chronology
Preceded byKyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive
Followed byHyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger

Mirai Sentai Timeranger (未来戦隊タイムレンジャー Mirai Sentai Taimurenjā?, [Note 1]) is a Japanese Tokusatsu television series. It is the twenty-fourth series in Toei's Super Sentai franchise. The footage from this series was used in the American production Power Rangers Time Force. The opening narration of the series is "People from the future in the year 3000 AD and one man have met by chance, for the sake of marking a new passage of time…!" (西暦3000年の未来人たちと一人の男が出会った。新しい時を刻む為に‥! Seireki sanzennen no miraijin-tachi to hitori no otoko ga deatta. Atarashii toki wo kizamu tameni?).

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Plot

In the 30th century, time travel becomes illegal after a time paradox crisis. The Time Protection Department is established to watch for and stop time crimes. Four new enlistee cadets of the TPD are tricked by Don Dolnero and his gang into letting them time-travel to the year 2000 to commit various crimes. To protect history, the four cadets pursue them. There they encounter a severe problem: the Timeranger program requires five members for the first operation. They thus force a present-day martial artist, Tatsuya Asami, to join them, allowing them to become the Timerangers. Afterwards Tatsuya rents a building for them to live in and they start a small odd jobs business called Tomorrow Research to financially support themselves.

Over time, the four cadets begin to realize that their presence would inevitably change the future in the form of the City Guardians, a security force under the employment of the Asami Corporation to protect the city from the Londers. The City Guardians gain a tenuous relationship with the Timerangers, especially when Tatsuya's childhood friend Naoto becomes Time Fire and later the City Guardian's Captain. In the series finale, the Timerangers go back to their regular lives. A year later Tatsuya is jogging when he sees five people who resemble the other Timerangers (including Naoto), but realizes it isn't them.

Characters

Timerangers

Mirai Sentai Timeranger
"Timeranger! [Name of prisoner], you're under arrest for violating the Time Protection Law!"

The Timerangers rent a building for them to live in and have an odd jobs business called Tomorrow Research to support themselves financially.

City Guardians

Wataru Asami forms a security force under his Asami Corporation to protect the city from the Londars. The City Guardians (シティガーディアンズ Shiti Gādianzu?) gain a tenuous relationship with the Timerangers, especially when Tatsuya's childhood rival Naoto becomes Time Fire and later the City Guardian's Captain. The Captain is required to wear a red beret. According to Ryuya, the City Guardians would later become the Inter-City Police (インターシティー警察 Intā Shitī Keisatsu?).

"Time Fire! Londars, if you keep doing this, I'm not gonna be nice!"

Allies

Arsenal

Other Vehicles

Emergency System

Mecha used by the Time Protection Bureau. While most mecha are launched from the Provider Base in the year 3000 until Tac calls "Send us the Emergency System!", the V-Rex remains in the present time. After a Londars prisoner is defeated, a Timeranger says "Time up" (タイムアップ Taimu Appu?), or in Time Fire's case "The end" (ジーエンド Jī Endo?).

Londers Family

The Londers Family (ロンダーズファミリー Rondāzu Famirī?) are the main antagonists of Timeranger. Their base of operations is the Londers Penitentiary (ロンダー刑務所 Rondā Keimusho?), which is their namesake.

Robots

Others

Episodes (Case Files)

Each episode would end/begin with a date, in keeping with the case file theme.

  1. The Time Fugitives (時の逃亡者 Toki no Tōbōsha?)
  2. The Unseen Future (見えない未来 Mienai Mirai?)
  3. Acceleration of Dreams (夢の加速度 Yume no Kasokudo?)
  4. The Hostage is an Alien (人質は異星人 Hitojichi wa Iseijin?)
  5. The Third Combination (第3の合体 Daisan no Gattai?)
  6. The Fabricated Invitee (偽りの招待客 Itsuwari no Shōtaikyaku?)
  7. Domon Hospitalized (ドモン入院中 Domon Nyūinchū?)
  8. An Artistic Explosion (芸術に爆発を Geijutsu ni Bakuhatsu o?)
  9. The Don's Depression (ドンの憂鬱 Don no Yūutsu?)
  10. The Escape to Tomorrow (明日への脱出 Ashita e no Dasshutsu?)
  11. Death-Fight Town (死闘の町 Shitō no Machi?)
  12. Wish Upon a Star (星に願いを Hoshi ni Negai o?)
  13. Battle Casino (バトルカジノ Batoru Kajino?)
  14. Dead Heat (デッドヒート Deddo Hīto?)
  15. Sniper Searching (狙撃手(スナイパー)を探せ Sunaipā o Sagase?)
  16. A Soba Dream (そばにある夢 Soba ni Aru Yume?)
  17. The Twisted Holy Fist (ねじれた正拳 Nejireta Seiken?)
  18. A Shadowy Premonition (影の予感 Kage no Yokan?)
  19. The Moonlight Knight (月下の騎士 Gekka no Kishi?)
  20. The Renewed Bond (新たなる絆 Aratanaru Kizuna?)
  21. Sion's Style (シオンの流儀 Shion no Ryūgi?)
  22. Pink Temptation (桃色の誘惑 Momoiro no Yūwaku?)
  23. Beat Up (ビートアップ Bīto Appu?)
  24. Yellow, Sometimes Blue (黄色、時々青 Kiiro, Tokidoki Ao?)
  25. Broken Trust (途切れた信頼 Togireta Shinrai?)
  26. The Countdown of Trust (信頼の秒読み(カウントダウン) Shinrai no Kauntodaun?)
  27. The Small Hometown (小さな故郷 Chiisa na Kokyō?)
  28. A Time of Reunion (再会の時 Saikai no Toki?)
  29. The Fiery New Warrior (炎の新戦士 Honō no Shin Senshi?)
  30. Report Cries of Fire (届け炎の叫び Todoke Honō no Sakebi?)
  31. The Straying Game (迷走ゲーム Meisō Gēmu?)
  32. Save the Criminal (犯罪者を救え Hanzaisha o Sukue?)
  33. Little Lady (リトルレディ Ritoru Redi?)
  34. As-sass-in (暗・殺・者 An-satsu-sha?)
  35. Tomorrow Isn't Coming (明日が来ない Ashita ga Konai?)
  36. Honest, as It Is (素顔のままで Sugao no Mama de?)
  37. Targeted Power (狙われた力 Nerawareta Chikara?)
  38. Good Night (ぐっどないと Guddo Naito?)
  39. A Lie Soaked in Rain (雨に濡れた嘘 Ame ni Nureta Uso?)
  40. Ayase Retires!? (アヤセ脱退!? Ayase Dattai!??)
  41. Expose the Prophet (予言者を暴け Yogensha o Abake?)
  42. The Fallen Angel of Destruction (破壊の堕天使 Hakai no Datenshi?)
  43. The History Revision Order (歴史修正指令 Rekishi Shūsei Shirei?)
  44. The Revolt Against Time (時への反逆 Toki e no Hangyaku?)
  45. The End! TR (Tomorrow Research) (終末!TR(トゥモローリサーチ) Shūmatsu! Tī Āru (Tumorō Risāchi)?)
  46. The Future is no More (未来への断絶 Mirai e no Danzetsu?)
  47. The Don's End (ドンの最期 Don no Saigo?)
  48. The Return to the Future (未来への帰還 Mirai e no Kikan?)
  49. Beyond the Millennium (千年を越えて Sennen o Koete?)
  50. To an Infinite Tomorrow (無限の明日へ Mugen no Ashita e?)

SP Super Sentai Big Gathering (Special Compilation) (スーパー戦隊大集合(特別編) Sūpā Sentai Dai Shūgō (Tokubetsu Hen)?)

V-Cinema releases

Mirai Sentai Timeranger Super Video: All the Strongest Hero Secrets

In this direct-to-video release, the Timerangers and Tac take their Time Jets and embark on a time-travel tour to all of the past Super Sentai timelines. Starting with Himitsu Sentai Gorenger in 1975, the Timerangers observe the strengths of each Super Sentai group.

Mirai Sentai Timeranger vs. GoGoFive

Taking place between cases 35 and 36, on October 25, 2000, the Timerangers confront the Londers criminal Boribaru who somehow resists the Escalation process once hit by the Voltech Bazooka and runs off. This infuriates Matoi Tatsumi, who with his siblings were dealing with the fire Boribaru caused to call the Timerangers out, and he criticizes the Timerangers for lacking any spirit. Later, unaware of their civilian identities, the Tatsumi Siblings arrive to Tomorrow Research to get help in finding their father who mysteriously disappeared along with their V Braces. When Tac alerts them to a Londers attack, the Timerangers confront relatives of the Londers Prisoners they defeated with the Tatsumi siblings watching them transform from afar. By that time, is it revealed that the Londer Prisoners' new found invincibility was the work of Spell Master Pierre, the surviving servant of the Psyma Family. However, just as Pierre was about to get his revenge, Mondo arrives to his children's aid and gives them their V Braces to help the Timerangers. The two Sentai teams fight the prisoners until Pierre makes Boribaru powerful enough to create a time/space distortion that sucks all combatants into pocket dimensions. While others fight for their lives against the prisoners with their transformation devices disabled, Pierre tries to stop Mondo from getting the Sentai teams back until TimeFire intervenes. Having Naoto call in V Rex, who scares Pierre away, Tac links himself to the it's Chrono Unit while having Naoto order his robot to create a time hole for the teams to assume their Sentai forms and defeat the Prisoners while returning to their time. With Time Fire joining in, the TimeRangers and GoGo V teams manage to freeze the Londers Relatives. However, ditched behind by Don Dolnero and his group, Pierre is forced to use a Saima Fusion spell with Boribaru to become Pierre Bori who overpowers Shadow Alpha, reverting it down to Time Robo Alpha. But in a gambit that could tear the fabric of time asunder, Mondo takes advantage to Time Robo's hammer time space to call MaxLiner and GoLiner from 1999 so the GoGoFive can form Victory Robo. With Victory Robo transferring the energies of its Victory Prominence to Time Robo, it assumes Riding Time Robo Formation to V Rex to execute Pressure Prominence to both destroy Pierre and arrest Boribaru. Soon after, as the GoGoFive mecha return to 1999, the two sentai teams part on good terms.

Cast

Voice actors

Suit Actors

Songs

Opening theme
Ending theme

Notes

  1. ^ Mirai (未来?) translates as "Future".

External links

Preceded by
GoGoFive
Super Sentai
2000 – 2001
Succeeded by
Gaoranger