Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger

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Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger
Dekaranger logo.jpg
Genre Tokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Action
Crime
Sci-Fi
Thriller
Mystery fiction
Police procedural
Created by
Developed by Naruhisa Arakawa
Directed byKatsuya Watanabe
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
ComposerKōichirō Kameyama
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes50 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producerTakeyuki Suzuki (Toei)
Producers
  • Schreck Hedwick (TV Asahi)
  • Hideaki Tsukada (Toei)
  • Masamichi Tsuchida (Toei)
  • Kōichi Yada (Toei Agency)
Running time24-25 minutes
Release
Original network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 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] [Note 3] is the title given to the promotional material for the twenty-eighth production of the Super Sentai metaseries produced by Toei. It aired as a part of TV Asahi's 2004 Super Hero Time block with Kamen Rider Blade . The action footage from the show was used for the American series, Power Rangers S.P.D. .

Contents

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 Abrella, 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 Doggie Kruger.

Episodes

#English title
Original Japanese title
Directed byWritten byOriginal airdate
1"Fireball Newcomer"
Transcription: "Faiyābōru Nyūkamā" (Japanese: ファイヤーボール・ニューカマー)
Katsuya Watanabe Naruhisa Arakawa February 15, 2004 (2004-02-15)
2"Robo Impact"
Transcription: "Robo Inpakuto" (Japanese: ロボ・インパクト)
Katsuya WatanabeNaruhisa ArakawaFebruary 22, 2004 (2004-02-22)
3"Perfect Blue"
Transcription: "Pāfekuto Burū" (Japanese: パーフェクト・ブルー)
Masato TsujinoNaruhisa ArakawaFebruary 29, 2004 (2004-02-29)
4"Cyber Dive"
Transcription: "Saibā Daibu" (Japanese: サイバー・ダイブ)
Masato TsujinoNaruhisa ArakawaMarch 7, 2004 (2004-03-07)
5"Buddy Murphy"
Transcription: "Badi Māfī" (Japanese: バディ・マーフィー)
Noboru TakemotoNaruhisa ArakawaMarch 14, 2004 (2004-03-14)
6"Green Mystery"
Transcription: "Gurīn Misuterī" (Japanese: グリーン・ミステリー)
Noboru TakemotoNaruhisa ArakawaMarch 21, 2004 (2004-03-21)
7"Silent Telepathy"
Transcription: "Sairento Terepashī" (Japanese: サイレント・テレパシー)
Katsuya WatanabeNaruhisa ArakawaMarch 28, 2004 (2004-03-28)
8"Rainbow Vision"
Transcription: "Reinbō Bijon" (Japanese: レインボー・ビジョン)
Katsuya WatanabeNaruhisa ArakawaApril 4, 2004 (2004-04-04)
9"Stakeout Trouble"
Transcription: "Suteikuauto Toraburu" (Japanese: ステイクアウト・トラブル)
Taro SakamotoJunki TakegamiApril 11, 2004 (2004-04-11)
10"Trust Me"
Transcription: "Torasuto Mī" (Japanese: トラスト・ミー)
Taro SakamotoJunki TakegamiApril 18, 2004 (2004-04-18)
11"Pride Sniper"
Transcription: "Puraido Sunaipā" (Japanese: プライド・スナイパー)
Shojiro NakazawaNaruhisa ArakawaApril 25, 2004 (2004-04-25)
12"Babysitter Syndrome"
Transcription: "Bebīshittā Shindorōmu" (Japanese: ベビーシッター・シンドローム)
Shojiro NakazawaNaruhisa ArakawaMay 2, 2004 (2004-05-02)
13"High Noon Dogfight"
Transcription: "Hai Nūn Doggufaito" (Japanese: ハイヌーン・ドッグファイト)
Noboru TakemotoNaruhisa ArakawaMay 9, 2004 (2004-05-09)
14"Please, Boss"
Transcription: "Purīzu Bosu" (Japanese: プリーズ・ボス)
Noboru TakemotoNaruhisa ArakawaMay 16, 2004 (2004-05-16)
15"Android Girl"
Transcription: "Andoroido Gāru" (Japanese: アンドロイド・ガール)
Katsuya WatanabeJunki TakegamiMay 23, 2004 (2004-05-23)
16"Giant Destroyer"
Transcription: "Jaianto Desutoroiyā" (Japanese: ジャイアント・デストロイヤー)
Katsuya WatanabeJunki TakegamiMay 30, 2004 (2004-05-30)
17"Twin Cam Angel"
Transcription: "Tsuin Kamu Enjeru" (Japanese: ツインカム・エンジェル)
Katsuya WatanabeNaruhisa ArakawaJune 6, 2004 (2004-06-06)
18"Samurai, Go West"
Transcription: "Samurai Gō Uesuto" (Japanese: サムライ・ゴーウエスト)
Taro SakamotoNaruhisa ArakawaJune 13, 2004 (2004-06-13)
19"Fake Blue"
Transcription: "Feiku Burū" (Japanese: フェイク・ブルー)
Taro SakamotoNaruhisa ArakawaJune 27, 2004 (2004-06-27)
20"Running Hero"
Transcription: "Ranningu Hīrō" (Japanese: ランニング・ヒーロー)
Noboru Takemoto Michiko Yokote July 4, 2004 (2004-07-04)
21"Mad Brothers"
Transcription: "Maddo Burazāzu" (Japanese: マッド・ブラザーズ)
Noboru TakemotoJunki TakegamiJuly 11, 2004 (2004-07-11)
22"Full Throttle Elite"
Transcription: "Furu Surottoru Erīto" (Japanese: フルスロットル・エリート)
Shojiro NakazawaNaruhisa ArakawaJuly 18, 2004 (2004-07-18)
23"Brave Emotion"
Transcription: "Bureibu Emōshon" (Japanese: ブレイブ・エモーション)
Shojiro NakazawaNaruhisa ArakawaJuly 25, 2004 (2004-07-25)
24"Cutie Negotiator"
Transcription: "Kyūtī Negoshietā" (Japanese: キューティー・ネゴシエイター)
Masato TsujinoJunki TakegamiAugust 1, 2004 (2004-08-01)
25"Witness Grandma"
Transcription: "Wittonesu Guranma" (Japanese: ウィットネス・グランマ)
Masato TsujinoJunki TakegamiAugust 8, 2004 (2004-08-08)
26"Cool Passion"
Transcription: "Kūru Passhon" (Japanese: クール・パッション)
Taro SakamotoMichiko YokoteAugust 15, 2004 (2004-08-15)
27"Funky Prisoner"
Transcription: "Fankī Purizunā" (Japanese: ファンキー・プリズナー)
Taro SakamotoNaruhisa ArakawaAugust 22, 2004 (2004-08-22)
28"Alienizer Returns"
Transcription: "Arienaizā Ritānzu" (Japanese: アリエナイザー・リターンズ)
Noboru TakemotoJunki TakegamiAugust 29, 2004 (2004-08-29)
29"Mirror Revenger"
Transcription: "Mirā Ribenjā" (Japanese: ミラー・リベンジャー)
Noboru TakemotoJunki TakegamiSeptember 5, 2004 (2004-09-05)
30"Gal Hazard"
Transcription: "Gyaru Hazādo" (Japanese: ギャル・ハザード)
Shojiro NakazawaNaruhisa ArakawaSeptember 12, 2004 (2004-09-12)
31"Princess Training"
Transcription: "Purinsesu Torēningu" (Japanese: プリンセス・トレーニング)
Shojiro NakazawaNaruhisa ArakawaSeptember 19, 2004 (2004-09-19)
32"Discipline March"
Transcription: "Dishipurin Māchi" (Japanese: ディシプリン・マーチ)
Masato TsujinoMichiko YokoteSeptember 26, 2004 (2004-09-26)
33"SWAT Mode On"
Transcription: "Suwatto Mōdo On" (Japanese: スワットモード・オン)
Masato TsujinoMichiko YokoteOctober 3, 2004 (2004-10-03)
34"Celeb Game"
Transcription: "Serebu Gēmu" (Japanese: セレブ・ゲーム)
Nobuhiro SuzumuraJunki TakegamiOctober 10, 2004 (2004-10-10)
35"Unsolved Case"
Transcription: "Ansorubudo Kēsu" (Japanese: アンソルブド・ケース)
Nobuhiro SuzumuraJunki TakegamiOctober 17, 2004 (2004-10-17)
36"Mother Universe"
Transcription: "Mazā Yunibāsu" (Japanese: マザー・ユニバース)
Katsuya WatanabeMichiko YokoteOctober 24, 2004 (2004-10-24)
37"Hard Boiled License"
Transcription: "Hādo Boirudo Raisensu" (Japanese: ハードボイルド・ライセンス)
Katsuya WatanabeNaruhisa ArakawaOctober 31, 2004 (2004-10-31)
38"Cycling Bomb"
Transcription: "Saikuringu Bomu" (Japanese: サイクリング・ボム)
Noboru TakemotoJunki TakegamiNovember 7, 2004 (2004-11-07)
39"Requiem World"
Transcription: "Rekuiemu Wārudo" (Japanese: レクイエム・ワールド)
Noboru TakemotoNaruhisa ArakawaNovember 14, 2004 (2004-11-14)
40"Gold Badge Education"
Transcription: "Gōrudo Bajji Edyukēshon" (Japanese: ゴールドバッヂ・エデュケーション)
Shojiro NakazawaMichiko YokoteNovember 21, 2004 (2004-11-21)
41"Trick Room"
Transcription: "Torikku Rūmu" (Japanese: トリック・ルーム)
Shojiro NakazawaJunki TakegamiNovember 28, 2004 (2004-11-28)
42"Skull Talking"
Transcription: "Sukaru Tōkingu" (Japanese: スカル・トーキング)
Taro SakamotoNaruhisa ArakawaDecember 5, 2004 (2004-12-05)
43"Meteor Catastrophe"
Transcription: "Meteo Katasutorofu" (Japanese: メテオ・カタストロフ)
Taro SakamotoNaruhisa ArakawaDecember 12, 2004 (2004-12-12)
44"Mortal Campaign"
Transcription: "Mōtaru Kyanpēn" (Japanese: モータル・キャンペーン)
Nobuhiro SuzumuraJunki TakegamiDecember 19, 2004 (2004-12-19)
45"Accidental Present"
Transcription: "Akushidentaru Purezento" (Japanese: アクシデンタル・プレゼント)
Nobuhiro SuzumuraMichiko YokoteDecember 26, 2004 (2004-12-26)
46"Propose Panic"
Transcription: "Puropōzu Panikku" (Japanese: プロポーズ・パニック)
Shojiro NakazawaNaruhisa ArakawaJanuary 9, 2005 (2005-01-09)
47"Wild Heart, Cool Brain"
Transcription: "Wairudo Hāto Kūru Burein" (Japanese: ワイルドハート・クールブレイン)
Shojiro NakazawaJunki TakegamiJanuary 16, 2005 (2005-01-16)
48"Fireball Succession"
Transcription: "Faiyābōru Sakuseshon" (Japanese: ファイヤーボール・サクセション)
Noboru TakemotoMichiko YokoteJanuary 23, 2005 (2005-01-23)
49"Devil's Deka Base"
Transcription: "Debiruzu Deka Bēsu" (Japanese: デビルズ・デカベース)
Noboru TakemotoNaruhisa ArakawaJanuary 30, 2005 (2005-01-30)
Final"Forever Dekaranger"
Transcription: "Fōebā Dekarenjā" (Japanese: フォーエバー・デカレンジャー)
Noboru TakemotoNaruhisa ArakawaFebruary 6, 2005 (2005-02-06)

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

Songs

Opening theme
Ending themes

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.
  3. The title was officially translated as Special Police Dekaranger.

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