Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger

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Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger
Abaranger-title.jpg
The title card
Genre Tokusatsu
Created by Toei
Starring
  • Kōichirō Nishi
  • Shō Tomita
  • Aiko Itō
  • Kaoru Abe
  • Koutaro Tanaka
Opening theme "Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger" by Masaaki Endoh
Ending theme "We are the ONE ~Bokura wa Hitotsu~" by Akira Kushida
Composer(s)
Country of origin Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
No. of episodes 50
Production
Producer(s)
  • Chika Hamada
  • Jun Hikasa
  • Go Nakajima
  • Hideaki Tsukada
  • Kōichi Yada
Running time 25 minutes
Production company(s)
Broadcast
Original channel TV Asahi
Original run 16 February 2003 (2003-02-16) – 8 February 2004 (2004-02-08)
Chronology
Preceded by Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger
Followed by Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger

Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger (爆竜戦隊アバレンジャー Bakuryū Sentai Abarenjā?)[Note 1][Note 2] is Toei's twenty-seventh production of the Super Sentai television series, and the first series to use TV Asahi's current logo. The series is based on dinosaurs and explosion. Its action footage was used in Power Rangers Dino Thunder. In addition, episode 10 in nearly its entirety was used for episode 19 of Power Rangers Dino Thunder as an English-dubbed show that the Dino Thunder Power Rangers discover on television.

Cast members from series reprised their roles for the 2014 film, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters: The Great Dinosaur Battle! Farewell Our Eternal Friends.

Plot[edit]

Scientists believe that 65,000,000 years ago, a meteorite's crash on Earth killed off the dinosaurs, but in truth, it split Earth into two parallel universes: Dino Earth (ダイノアース Daino Aasu?), an Earth where dinosaurs were still the superior species, and our Earth, referred to as Another Earth (アナザーアース Anazaa Aasu?) by the residents of Dino Earth. Overtime, the Dragon People (竜人 Ryujin?) and Bakuryū (爆竜?) races came into being on Dino Earth but were at war with the Evoliens, entities that emerged from the meteor. The two Earths are separate until Asuka, one of the Dragon People from Dino Earth, arrives on Earth via a transdimensional portal. However, he is followed by the Evoliens in their Anamolicarus spaceship and the three Bakuryū under their control. As the Bakuryū Tyrannosaurus, Ptreranodon, and Triceratops attack Tokyo, a call is sent out to three destined ones who possess Dino Guts (ダイノガッツ Daino Gattsu?) to gain the powers to tame the three beasts. Together with their Bakuryū partners, the three become Abarangers to protect their dimension from the Evoliens. In time another Abaranger appears, but he takes the name "Abare Killer" and fights the others while the Evoliens carry out their ultimate goal: the resurrection of their god.

Characters[edit]

Abarangers[edit]

Main article: Abarangers

When they evoke their "Dino Guts", the Abarangers tap into the power of their Bakuryū partners, obtaining their strength and power as their own. Each also has an "Abare Mode" where the diamond pattern on their costumes become sharp blades. Ranru's gives her wings as well, but later in the show she stops using them.

Wicked Lifeforms Evolien[edit]

The Wicked Lifeforms Evolien (邪命体エヴォリアン Jameitai Evorian?) are the antagonists of the Abarangers from Dino Earth. They dwelled within a castle-like structure, the Invasion Garden Palace.

Episode list[edit]

All episode titles contain the phrase "Abare " (アバレ Abare?). On 5 October 2003 (the day that episode 32 aired) the show used TV Asahi's current logo.

No. Title Original air date
1 "The Abare Dinosaur Big Charge!"
"Abare Kyōryū Dai Shingeki!" (アバレ恐竜大進撃!) 
16 February 2003
2 "Birth! AbarenOh"
"Tanjō! Abaren'ō" (誕生! アバレンオー) 
23 February 2003
3 "The Hero Brings his Kid Along Abare System"
"Kozure Hīrō Abare -kei" (子連れヒーローアバレ系) 
2 March 2003
4 "Completed! The Secret Abare Base"
"Kansei! Himitsu Abare Kichi" (完成! 秘密アバレ基地) 
9 March 2003
5 "Abare Cure! Bubububuum!"
"Abare Chiryō! Jajajajān" (アバレ治療! ジャジャジャジャーン) 
16 March 2003
6 "The Abare Idol-Aged Daughter"
"Abare Aidoru Fuke Musume" (アバレアイドル老け娘) 
23 March 2003
7 "The Abare Baby Bakuryū"
"Abare Akachan Bakuryū" (アバレ赤ちゃん爆竜) 
30 March 2003
8 "Abare Black, This One-Shot!"
"Abare Burakku Kono Ippatsu!" (アバレブラックこの一発!) 
6 April 2003
9 "Awaken!! Abare Survivor"
"Mezame yo! Abare Sabaibā" (目覚めよ! アバレサバイバー) 
13 April 2003
10 "Abare Leaguer Bind"
"Abare Rīgā Kane-shibari" (アバレリーガー金縛り) 
20 April 2003
11 "Abare Psychic. Oink."
"Abare Saikikku. Buhī." (アバレサイキック。ブヒっ。) 
27 April 2003
12 "The Abare Saw Cuts Through Kyoto!"
"Abare Nokogiri, Kyōto o Kiru!" (アバレノコギリ、京都を斬る!) 
4 May 2003
13 "The Abare Topknot!"
"Abare -te Chonmage!" (アバレてチョンマゲ!) 
11 May 2003
14 "Discovery! Abaresaurus"
"Hakkutsu! Abaresaurusu" (発掘! アバレサウルス) 
18 May 2003
15 "The Abare World is Just Demons"
"Abare Seken wa Oni Bakari" (アバレ世間は鬼ばかり) 
25 May 2003
16 "Riding! Abare Surfing"
"Notteke! Abare Sāfin" (乗ってけ! アバレサーフィン) 
1 June 2003
17 "The Battlefield's Abare-Strut"
"Senjō no Abare Kappore" (戦場のアバレかっぽれ) 
8 June 2003
18 "Who is It? It's AbareKiller!"
"Dare da? Abarekirā da!" (誰だ? アバレキラーだ!) 
22 June 2003
19 "Greetings, Abare Amigo"
"Yoroshiku Abare Amīgo" (よろしくアバレアミーゴ) 
29 June 2003
20 "KillerOh, The Abare Beginning!"
"Kirāō, Abare Zome!" (キラーオー、アバレ初め!) 
20 July 2003
21 "Abare Love! Kilokilo"
"Abare Koi! Kirokiro" (アバレ恋! キロキロ) 
27 July 2003
22 "The Little Girls' Abare Song"
"Musumetachi no Abare Uta" (娘たちのアバレ歌) 
27 July 2003
23 "Abare EM Wave Dogyuun!"
"Abare Denpa Dogyūn!" (アバレ電波ドギューン!) 
3 August 2003
24 "The Abare Schoolgirls! Unbelie~vable"
"Abare Joshikōsei! Ariena~i" (アバレ女子高生! ありえな~い) 
10 August 2003
25 "The Better Fortune! Abare Ema"
"Kaiun! Abare Ema" (開運! アバレ絵馬) 
17 August 2003
26 "Fishing Idiot Abare Diary, Domodomo"
"Tsuri Baka Abare Nisshi, Domodomo" (釣りバカアバレ日誌、どもども) 
24 August 2003
27 "AbaRed is AbareBlue"
"Abareddo wa Abareburū" (アバレッドはアバレブルー) 
31 August 2003
28 "The Bride's Abare-chan"
"Hanayome wa Abare -chan" (花嫁はアバレチャン) 
7 September 2003
29 "The Selfish Disciple, The Abare Contest"
"Wagamama Shito, Abare Sōdatsusen" (わがまま使徒、アバレ争奪戦) 
14 September 2003
30 "Ultimate Evil! Abarevolien Formation"
"Saikyō! Abarevorian Kessei" (最凶! アバレヴォリアン結成) 
21 September 2003
31 "That Abare, The Ultimate"
"Sono Abare , Kyūkyoku ni Tsuki" (そのアバレ、究極につき) 
28 September 2003
32 "The Abare Bakuryū Full Throttle"
"Abare Bakuryū Furu Surottoru" (アバレ爆竜フルスロットル) 
5 October 2003
33 "Don't Forget the Abare Warrior"
"Abare Senshi o Wasurenai" (アバレ戦士を忘れない) 
12 October 2003
34 "Let's Play the Game! The Assault Abare Star"
"Gēmu o Yarō! Totsugeki Abare Boshi" (ゲームをやろう! 突撃アバレ星) 
19 October 2003
35 "Abare Nadesico, 7 Changes!"
"Abare Nadeshiko Shichi Henge Tai!" (アバレナデシコ七変化たい!) 
26 October 2003
36 "The First Love, Abare Miracle"
"Hatsukoi Abare Mirakuru" (初恋アバレミラクル) 
2 November 2003
37 "Pleasant Feeling, The Abare Queen"
"Kaikan Abare Kuīn" (快感アバレクイーン) 
9 November 2003
38 "The Blooming Abare Pink"
"Hanasakeru Abare Pinku" (花咲けるアバレピンク) 
16 November 2003
39 "Good Luck! Abare Father"
"Ganbare! Abare Fāzā" (がんばれ! アバレファーザー) 
23 November 2003
40 "The Abare Armor Beheading!"
"Abare Yoroi o Kire!" (アバレ鎧を斬れ!) 
30 November 2003
41 "Merry Abaremas! Jamejame"
"Merī Abaremasu! Jamejame" (メリーアバレマス! ジャメジャメ) 
7 December 2003
42 "The Thing Hidden in the Abare Kid"
"Abare Kiddo ni Hisomishi Mono" (アバレキッドに潜みしもの) 
14 December 2003
43 "AbareKiller's Immortal!?"
"Abarekirā wa Fumetsu!?" (アバレキラーは不滅!?) 
21 December 2003
44 "Is the Salaryman a Dreaming Abare Trick?"
"Sararīman wa Abare Jikake no Yume o Miru ka?" (サラリーマンはアバレ仕掛けの夢を見るか?) 
28 December 2003
45 "The Opening Abare Rumba"
"Akemashite Abare Runba" (あけましてアバレルンバ) 
4 January 2004
46 "Praying! Abare Visual-Kei"
"Inotte! Abare Bijuaru-kei" (祈って! アバレビジュアル系) 
11 January 2004
47 "The 5 Abarangers"
"Gonin no Abarenjā" (5人のアバレンジャー) 
18 January 2004
48 "The Final Abare Game"
"Fainaru Abare Gēmu" (ファイナルアバレゲーム) 
25 January 2004
49 "Break In! Abare Final Decisive Battle"
"Totsunyū! Abare Saishū Kessen" (突入! アバレ最終決戦) 
1 February 2004
50 "The More We Rampage"
"Abareta Kazu Dake" (アバレた数だけ) 
8 February 2004

Movie[edit]

  • Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger DELUXE: Abare Summer is Freezing Cold! (爆竜戦隊アバレンジャー DELUXE アバレサマーはキンキン中! Bakuryū Sentai Abarenjā Derakkusu Abare Samā wa Kinkin Chū?, 2003)

V-Cinema releases[edit]

Cast[edit]

  • Ryoga Hakua (伯亜 凌駕 Hakua Ryōga?): Koichiro Nishi (西 興一朗 Nishi Kōichirō?)
  • Yukito Sanjyo (三条 幸人 Sanjō Yukito?): Sho Tomita (富田 翔 Tomita Shō?)
  • Ranru Itsuki (樹 らんる Itsuki Ranru?): Aiko Itō (いとう あいこ Itō Aiko?)
  • Asuka (アスカ?): Kaoru Abe (阿部 薫 Abe Kaoru?)
  • Mikoto Nakadai (仲代 壬琴 Nakadai Mikoto?): Koutaro Tanaka (田中 幸太朗 Tanaka Kōtarō?)
  • Emiri Imanaka (今中 笑里 Imanaka Emiri?)/Princess Sakihime (12-13)/Angel (36): Michi Nishijima (西島 未智 Nishijima Michi?)
  • Ryunosuke Sugishita (杉下 竜之介 Sugishita Ryūnosuke?)/Tetsunosuke Sugishita (12-13)/God (36): Kouen Okumura (奥村 公延 Okumura Kōen?)
  • Mai Hakua (伯亜 舞 Hakua Mai?): Maya Banno (坂野 真弥 Banno Maya?)
  • Mr. Yokota (横田さん Yokota-san?): Taro Suwa (諏訪 太朗 Suwa Tarō?)
  • Disciple of Dawn Lije (夜明けの教え子リジェ Yoake no Oshiego Rije?)/Mysterious Girl (謎の少女 Nazo no Shōjo?): Kasumi Suzuki (鈴木 かすみ Suzuki Kasumi?)
  • Messenger of Dawn Lijewel (黎明の使徒リジュエル Reimei no Shito Rijueru?): Maki Ogawa (小川 摩起 Ogawa Maki?)
  • Destruction Messenger Jeanne (破壊の使徒ジャンヌ Hakai no Shito Jannu?)/Mahoro (マホロ?): Eri Sakurai (桜井 映里 Sakurai Eri?)
  • Darkness Messenger Geilton (闇の使徒ガイルトン Yami no Shito Gairuton?)/Mizuho (ミズホ?): Masashi Kagami (加々美 正史 Kagami Masashi?)

Voice actors[edit]

  • Bakuryū Tyrannosaurus (爆竜ティラノサウルス Bakuryū Tiranosaurusu?): Takashi Nagasako (長嶝 高士 Nagasako Takashi?)
  • Bakuryū Triceratops (爆竜トリケラトプス Bakuryū Torikeratopusu?): Kōki Miyata (宮田 幸季 Miyata Kōki?)
  • Bakuryū Pteranodon (爆竜プテラノドン Bakuryū Puteranodon?): Emi Shinohara (篠原 恵美 Shinohara Emi?)
  • Bakuryū Brachiosaurus (爆竜ブラキオサウルス Bakuryū Burakiosaurusu?): Banjō Ginga (銀河 万丈 Ginga Banjō?)
  • Bakuryū TopGaler (爆竜トップゲイラー Bakuryū Toppugeirā?): Hikaru Midorikawa (緑川 光 Midorikawa Hikaru?)
  • Bakuryū Bachycelonagurus (爆竜バキケロナグルス Bakuryū Bakikeronagurusu?): Sayaka Aida (相田 さやか Aida Sayaka?)
  • Bakuryū Dimenokodon (爆竜ディメノコドン Bakuryū Dimenokodon?): Daisuke Kishio (岸尾 だいすけ Kishio Daisuke?)
  • Bakuryū Stegoslidon (爆竜ステゴスライドン Bakuryū Sutegosuraidon?): Hiroshi Iida (飯田 浩志 Iida Hiroshi?)
  • Bakuryū Parasarokkiru (爆竜パラサロッキル Bakuryū Parasarokkiru?): Kōzō Shioya (塩屋 浩三 Shioya Kōzō?)
  • Bakuryū Ankyloveilus (爆竜アンキロベイルス Bakuryū Ankirobeirusu?): Akemi Misaki (御崎 朱美 Misaki Akemi?)
  • Wicked Life God Dezumozorlya (邪命神デズモゾーリャ Jameishin Dezumozōrya?)/DezumoLijewel (デズモリジュエル Dezumorijueru?)/DezumoVoorla (デズモヴォーラ Dezumovōra?)/Dezumogevirus (デズモゲヴァルス Dezumogevarusu?): Masaharu Satō (佐藤 正治 Satō Masaharu?)
  • Creative Messenger Mikela (創造の使徒ミケラ Sōzō no Shito Mikera?): Bunkō Ogata (緒方 文興 Ogata Bunkō?)
  • Visionary Messenger Voffa (無限の使徒ヴォッファ Mugen no Shito Voffa?): Hidenari Ugaki (宇垣 秀成 Ugaki Hidenari?)
  • Trinoid #12: Yatsudenwani (トリノイド第12号 ヤツデンワニ Torinoido Dai Jūnigō Yatsudenwani?): Kyōsei Tsukui (津久井 教生 Tsukui Kyōsei?)

Guest Stars[edit]

  • Princess Freezia (王女フリージア Ōjo Furījia?) (Abaranger Deluxe): Minako Komukai (小向 美奈子 Komukai Minako?)
  • Wiseman Akgul (賢者アクガル Kenja Akugaru?) (Abaranger Deluxe): Naoya Makoto (誠 直也 Makoto Naoya?)
  • Dimensional Drifter Galvidi (次元の流れ者ガルヴィディ Jigen no Nagaremono Garuvidi?, Voice) Abaranger Deluxe: Toshio Furukawa (古川 登志夫 Furukawa Toshio?)
  • Hexanoid Hanabikinikibeenus (ヘキサノイド・ハナビキニキビーナス Hekusunoido Hanabikinikibīnasu?, Voice) Abaranger Deluxe: Yumi Takada (高田 由美 Takada Yumi?)
  • Evil Ninja Iga (邪忍イーガ Janin Iga?, Voice) Abaranger vs. Hurricaneger: Kiyoyuki Yanada (梁田 清之 Yanada Kiyoyuki?)

Songs[edit]

Opening theme
  • "Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger" (爆竜戦隊アバレンジャー Bakuryū Sentai Abarenjā?)
Ending theme
  • "We are the ONE ~Bokura wa Hitotsu~" (We are the ONE ~僕らはひとつ~?)
    • Lyrics: Yumi Yoshimoto
    • Composition: Yasuo Kosugi
    • Arrangement: Seiichi Kyōda
    • Artist: Akira Kushida

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bakuryū (爆竜?) when literally translated means "Burst Dragon", but is actually a portmanteau of the Japanese words baku (?, "burst" or "blast" as in an explosion) and kyōryū (恐竜?, "dinosaur"). In English, this roughly translates into "Burstosaur".
  2. ^ The name "Abaranger" is a portmanteau of Abare (in the show, an acronym that stands for Attack Bandit Resistance; in Japanese, the term abare (暴れ?) also means "riot", "rage", or "outburst" among other translations) and Ranger, so the romanization can be either Abaranger or Abarenger.

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