Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger

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Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger
Dekaranger logo.jpg
Genre Tokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Action
Crime
Sci-Fi
Thriller
Mystery fiction
Created by
Written by
Directed by
  • Katsuya Watanabe
  • Masato Tsujino
  • Noboru Takemoto
  • Tarō Sakamoto
  • Shōjirō Nakazawa
  • Nobuhiro Suzumura
Starring
Narrated by Toshio Furukawa
Opening theme "Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger" by Psychic Lover
Ending theme
  • "Midnight Dekaranger" by Isao Sasaki
  • "Girls in trouble! DEKARANGER" by Jasmine & Umeko with Dekaren Boys
Composer(s) Kōichirō Kameyama
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 50 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Takeyuki Suzuki (Toei)
Producer(s)
  • Schreck Hedwick (TV Asahi)
  • Hideaki Tsukada (Toei)
  • Masamichi Tsuchida (Toei)
  • Kōichi Yada (Toei Agency)
Running time 24-25 minutes
Release
Original network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release February 15, 2004 (2004-02-15) – February 6, 2005 (2005-02-06)
Chronology
Preceded by Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger
Followed by Mahou Sentai Magiranger
External links
Website

Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger (特捜戦隊デカレンジャー, Tokusō Sentai Dekarenjā, [Note 1][Note 2]) is the title given to the promotional material for the twenty-eighth production of the Super Sentai metaseries produced by Toei. The action footage from the show was used for the American series, Power Rangers S.P.D..

Story

The story begins when Banban Akaza arrives on Earth to the city of Megalopolis. He is transferred to the S.P.D. (Special Police Dekaranger) Earth branch by his commander. By that time, Agent Abrera, an Alienizer arms dealer, turns his destructive attention to Earth, helping the criminals there. It's up to the Dekarangers to stop them and bring them to justice. The S.P.D. of Earth are stationed in the Deka Base under the command of Doggy Cruger.

Episodes

# English title
Original Japanese title
Writer Original airdate
1 "Fireball Newcomer"
"Faiyābōru Nyūkamā" (ファイヤーボール・ニューカマー)
Naruhisa Arakawa February 15, 2004
2 "Robo Impact"
"Robo Inpakuto" (ロボ・インパクト)
Naruhisa Arakawa February 22, 2004
3 "Perfect Blue"
"Pāfekuto Burū" (パーフェクト・ブルー)
Naruhisa Arakawa February 29, 2004
4 "Cyber Dive"
"Saibā Daibu" (サイバー・ダイブ)
Naruhisa Arakawa March 7, 2004
5 "Buddy Murphy"
"Badi Māfī" (バディ・マーフィー)
Naruhisa Arakawa March 14, 2004
6 "Green Mystery"
"Gurīn Misuterī" (グリーン・ミステリー)
Naruhisa Arakawa March 21, 2004
7 "Silent Telepathy"
"Sairento Terepashī" (サイレント・テレパシー)
Naruhisa Arakawa March 28, 2004
8 "Rainbow Vision"
"Reinbō Bijon" (レインボー・ビジョン)
Naruhisa Arakawa April 4, 2004
9 "Stakeout Trouble"
"Suteikuauto Toraburu" (ステイクアウト・トラブル)
Junki Takegami April 11, 2004
10 "Trust Me"
"Torasuto Mī" (トラスト・ミー)
Junki Takegami April 18, 2004
11 "Pride Sniper"
"Puraido Sunaipā" (プライド・スナイパー)
Naruhisa Arakawa April 25, 2004
12 "Babysitter Syndrome"
"Bebīshittā Shindorōmu" (ベビーシッター・シンドローム)
Naruhisa Arakawa May 2, 2004
13 "High Noon Dogfight"
"Hai Nūn Doggufaito" (ハイヌーン・ドッグファイト)
Naruhisa Arakawa May 9, 2004
14 "Please, Boss"
"Purīzu Bosu" (プリーズ・ボス)
Naruhisa Arakawa May 16, 2004
15 "Android Girl"
"Andoroido Gāru" (アンドロイド・ガール)
Junki Takegami May 23, 2004
16 "Giant Destroyer"
"Jaianto Desutoroiyā" (ジャイアント・デストロイヤー)
Junki Takegami May 30, 2004
17 "Twin Cam Angel"
"Tsuin Kamu Enjeru" (ツインカム・エンジェル)
Naruhisa Arakawa June 6, 2004
18 "Samurai, Go West"
"Samurai Gō Uesuto" (サムライ・ゴーウエスト)
Naruhisa Arakawa June 13, 2004
19 "Fake Blue"
"Feiku Burū" (フェイク・ブルー)
Naruhisa Arakawa June 27, 2004
20 "Running Hero"
"Ranningu Hīrō" (ランニング・ヒーロー)
Michiko Yokote July 4, 2004
21 "Mad Brothers"
"Maddo Burazāzu" (マッド・ブラザーズ)
Junki Takegami July 11, 2004
22 "Full Throttle Elite"
"Furu Surottoru Erīto" (フルスロットル・エリート)
Naruhisa Arakawa July 18, 2004
23 "Brave Emotion"
"Bureibu Emōshon" (ブレイブ・エモーション)
Naruhisa Arakawa July 25, 2004
24 "Cutie Negotiator"
"Kyūtī Negoshietā" (キューティー・ネゴシエイター)
Junki Takegami August 1, 2004
25 "Witness Grandma"
"Wittonesu Guranma" (ウィットネス・グランマ)
Junki Takegami August 8, 2004
26 "Cool Passion"
"Kūru Passhon" (クール・パッション)
Michiko Yokote August 15, 2004
27 "Funky Prisoner"
"Fankī Purizunā" (ファンキー・プリズナー)
Naruhisa Arakawa August 22, 2004
28 "Alienizer Returns"
"Arienaizā Ritānzu" (アリエナイザー・リターンズ)
Junki Takegami August 29, 2004
29 "Mirror Revenger"
"Mirā Ribenjā" (ミラー・リベンジャー)
Junki Takegami September 5, 2004
30 "Gal Hazard"
"Gyaru Hazādo" (ギャル・ハザード)
Naruhisa Arakawa September 12, 2004
31 "Princess Training"
"Purinsesu Torēningu" (プリンセス・トレーニング)
Naruhisa Arakawa September 19, 2004
32 "Discipline March"
"Dishipurin Māchi" (ディシプリン・マーチ)
Michiko Yokote September 26, 2004
33 "SWAT Mode On"
"Suwatto Mōdo On" (スワットモード・オン)
Michiko Yokote October 3, 2004
34 "Celeb Game"
"Serebu Gēmu" (セレブ・ゲーム)
Junki Takegami October 10, 2004
35 "Unsolved Case"
"Ansorubudo Kēsu" (アンソルブド・ケース)
Junki Takegami October 17, 2004
36 "Mother Universe"
"Mazā Yunibāsu" (マザー・ユニバース)
Michiko Yokote October 24, 2004
37 "Hard Boiled License"
"Hādo Boirudo Raisensu" (ハードボイルド・ライセンス)
Naruhisa Arakawa October 31, 2004
38 "Cycling Bomb"
"Saikuringu Bomu" (サイクリング・ボム)
Junki Takegami November 7, 2004
39 "Requiem World"
"Rekuiemu Wārudo" (レクイエム・ワールド)
Naruhisa Arakawa November 14, 2004
40 "Gold Badge Education"
"Gōrudo Bajji Edyukēshon" (ゴールドバッヂ・エデュケーション)
Michiko Yokote November 21, 2004
41 "Trick Room"
"Torikku Rūmu" (トリック・ルーム)
Junki Takegami November 28, 2004
42 "Skull Talking"
"Sukaru Tōkingu" (スカル・トーキング)
Naruhisa Arakawa December 5, 2004
43 "Meteor Catastrophe"
"Meteo Katasutorofu" (メテオ・カタストロフ)
Naruhisa Arakawa December 12, 2004
44 "Mortal Campaign"
"Mōtaru Kyanpēn" (モータル・キャンペーン)
Junki Takegami December 19, 2004
45 "Accidental Present"
"Akushidentaru Purezento" (アクシデンタル・プレゼント)
Michiko Yokote December 26, 2004
46 "Propose Panic"
"Puropōzu Panikku" (プロポーズ・パニック)
Naruhisa Arakawa January 9, 2005
47 "Wild Heart, Cool Brain"
"Wairudo Hāto Kūru Burein" (ワイルドハート・クールブレイン)
Junki Takegami January 16, 2005
48 "Fireball Succession"
"Faiyābōru Sakuseshon" (ファイヤーボール・サクセション)
Michiko Yokote January 23, 2005
49 "Devil's Deka Base"
"Debiruzu Deka Bēsu" (デビルズ・デカベース)
Naruhisa Arakawa January 30, 2005
50 "Forever Dekaranger"
"Fōebā Dekarenjā" (フォーエバー・デカレンジャー)
Naruhisa Arakawa February 6, 2005

Film

Full Blast Action

Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger The Movie: Full Blast Action (特捜戦隊デカレンジャー THE MOVIE フルブラスト・アクション, Tokusō Sentai Dekarenjā Za Mūbī Furu Burasto Akushon) opened in Japanese theaters on September 11, 2004, double-billed with Kamen Rider Blade: Missing Ace. The event of the movie takes place between Episodes 23 and 24.

V-Cinema

Dekaranger vs. Abaranger

Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger vs. Abaranger (特捜戦隊デカレンジャーVSアバレンジャー, Tokusō Sentai Dekarenjā Tai Abarenjā) was released direct-to-video on March 25, 2005, featuring a crossover between the Dekaranger and Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger cast and characters. The event of the movie takes place between Episodes 31 and 32.

Magiranger vs. Dekaranger

Mahou Sentai Magiranger vs. Dekaranger (魔法戦隊マジレンジャーVSデカレンジャー, Mahō Sentai Magirenjā Tai Dekarenjā) was released direct-to-video on March 10, 2006, featuring a crossover between the Mahou Sentai Magiranger and Dekaranger cast and characters.

10 Years After

Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger: 10 Years After (特捜戦隊デカレンジャー 10 YEARS AFTER, Tokusō Sentai Dekarenjā Ten Iyāzu Afutā) was released direct-to-video on October 7, 2015 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the conclusion of the series, the second such epilogue movie of its kind following Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger: 10 Years After. Eight years after saving the SPD from Agent Abrella's scheme, the Dekarangers parted ways with Ban joining the Fire Squad, Jasmine marrying Hikaru Hiwatari (who had graduated in the Space Police Academy and grown close to Jasmine when he met her again after being assigned to the Earth Branch), and Swan working independently while Tetsu, Hoji, Sen, and Umeko continue working under Doggie Kruger. But after an incident occurred that hospitalized Kruger on planet Revaful wherein he was labeled as a dirty cop for an apparent dealing with the Qurlian Crime Family, which went awry with the death of a civilian witness, Tetsu takes over the Earth Branch. Two years later, joined by rookie officers Assam Asimov and Mugi Grafton, who had taken over the positions of Deka Red and Deka Yellow respectively, Hoji, Sen and Umeko encounter a Clementian named Carrie who is being hunted by Mechanoids. Once taken to the Deka Base, Carrie reveals to Tetsu that she has relevant info on the Kruger case, with Tetsu calling Ban to Earth to personally escort the witness to the Space Prosecution Office on planet Gowashichoru. Though Umeko believes Kruger is innocent, she is mortified by how the rest of his team not wanting to prove his innocence. But when Ban is ordered to return to his branch on orders from the Galactic District Police Bureau chief Kight Reidlich, Tetsu decides to have his team oversee the escort. But the escort ship is sent crashing onto the barren planet Riiyo where the Dekarangers fend off the Mechanoids before Deka Blue runs off with Deka Green following him to the Mechanoids' ship while Umeko learns that Assam and Mugi are part of the party keeping Carrie from reaching Gowashichoru as they take her to their boss. But as Umeko finds out, "Carrie" revealed to be Ban in disguise for the real one to reach her destination safely, she and Sen were kept in the dark as the rest of their team have been working to clear Kruger's death by exposing the real murderer of Carrie's father: Kight Reidlich. Once justice is served, Carrie thanks the Dekarangers and leaves while Kruger finally admits his feelings for Swan. The event of the movie take places after the final episode of the series.

Space Squad

In 2016, it was announced on Toei's press release that a crossover between Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie and Dekaranger, titled Space Squad: Space Sheriff Gavan vs. Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger (スペース・スクワッド 宇宙刑事ギャバンVS特捜戦隊デカレンジャー, Supēsu Sukuwaddo Uchū Keiji Gyaban Tai Tokusō Sentai Dekarenjā) was released in 2017.[1]

Special DVD

Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger Super Video: Super Finisher Match! Deka Red vs. Deka Break (特捜戦隊デカレンジャー スーパービデオ 超必殺わざ勝負! デカレッドVSデカブレイク, Tokusō Sentai Dekarenjā Sūpā Bideo Chō Hissatsuwaza Shōbu! Deka Reddo Tai Deka Bureiku) is a special video produced by Kadokawa Shoten, featuring a showdown between Deka Red and Deka Break over who the better Dekaranger is.

Audio Drama

Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger/Futari wa Pretty Cure is the crossover of Super Sentai and Pretty Cure series.

Cast

  • Banban Akaza (赤座 伴番, Akaza Banban): Ryuji Sainei (載寧 龍二, Sainei Ryūji)
  • Hoji Tomas (戸増 宝児, Tomasu Hōji): Tsuyoshi Hayashi (林 剛史, Hayashi Tsuyoshi)
  • Senichi Enari (江成 仙一, Enari Sen'ichi): Yousuke Itou (伊藤 陽佑, Itō Yōsuke)
  • Marika Reimon (礼紋 茉莉花, Reimon Marika): Ayumi Kinoshita (木下 あゆ美, Kinoshita Ayumi)
  • Koume Kodou (胡堂 小梅, Kodō Koume): Mika Kikuchi (菊地 美香, Kikuchi Mika)
  • Tekkan Aira (姶良 鉄幹, Aira Tekkan): Tomokazu Yoshida (吉田 友一, Yoshida Tomokazu)
  • Swan Shiratori (白鳥 スワン, Shiratori Suwan): Mako Ishino (石野 真子, Ishino Mako)
  • Doggie Kluger (ドギー・クルーガー, Dogī Kurūgā, Voice): Tetsu Inada (稲田 徹, Inada Tetsu)
  • Numa-O (ヌマ・O, Numa Ō, Voice): Kazuhiko Kishino (岸野 一彦, Kishino Kazuhiko)
  • Agent Abrella (エージェント・アブレラ, Ējento Aburera, Voice): Ryūsei Nakao (中尾 隆聖, Nakao Ryūsei)
  • Deka Base Announcement: Shunsuke Ochiai (落合 隼亮, Ochiai Shunsuke)
  • Narrator: Toshio Furukawa (古川 登志夫, Furukawa Toshio)

Songs

Opening theme
  • "Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger" (特捜戦隊デカレンジャー, Tokusō Sentai Dekarenjā)
    • Lyrics: Yumi Yoshimoto (吉元 由美, Yoshimoto Yumi)
    • Composition: Ayumi Miyazaki
    • Arrangement: Seiichi Kyōda (京田 誠一, Kyōda Seiichi)
    • Artist: Psychic Lover
Ending themes
  • "Midnight Dekaranger" (ミッドナイト デカレンジャー, Middonaito Dekarenjā)
  • "Girls in trouble! DEKARANGER"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition: Yūmao
    • Arrangement: Yukihiko Nishihata (西端 幸彦, Nishihata Yukihiko)
    • Artist: Jasmine (ジャスミン, Jasumin) & Umeko (ウメコ) with Dekaren Boys (デカレンボーイズ, Dekaren Bōizu) (Ayumi Kinoshita, Mika Kikuchi, Ryuji Sainei, Tsuyoshi Hayashi, Yousuke Itou)
    • Episodes: 17, 24, 27, 31, 35 & 39

Notes

  1. ^ Tokusō (特捜) translates as "Special Investigation". In the series context, the word "Special Police" (omitting the "Sentai" name) was used as the English translation of the series title.
  2. ^ Deka (刑事) is the Japanese colloquial slang for a detective on the police force, and is also Greek for the number 10.

References

  1. ^ "Space Sheriff Gavan vs. Dekaranger and Girls in Trouble Episode Zero Announced". The Tokusatsu Network. 2016-08-24. Retrieved 2016-08-26.

External links

  • Official website at TV Asahi at the Wayback Machine (archived May 7, 2016)
  • Official website at Toei Company at the Wayback Machine (archived August 26, 2012)
  • Official website at Super-Sentai.net
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