Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger

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Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger
Hurricaneger-title.jpg
Genre Tokusatsu
Created by Toei Company
Written by
Directed by
Starring
Narrated by Hironori Miyata
Opening theme "Hurricaneger Sanjō!" by Hideaki Takatori
Ending theme "Ima Kaze no Naka de" by Hironobu Kageyama
Composer(s) Kazunori Miyake
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 51
Production
Producer(s)
Running time 24-25 minutes (per episode)
Broadcast
Original channel tv asahi
Original run February 17, 2002 (2002-02-17) – February 9, 2003 (2003-02-09)
Chronology
Preceded by Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger
Followed by Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger

Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger (忍風戦隊ハリケンジャー Ninpū Sentai Harikenjā?, [Note 1]) is Toei's twenty-sixth production of the Super Sentai television series. The catchphrase for the series is "Unknown even to others, unknown even to the world, we become shadows to defeat evil!" (人も知らず 世も知らず 影となりて悪を討つ! Hito mo shirazu, yo mo shirazu, kage to narite aku o utsu!?). Its footage was used in the American series Power Rangers Ninja Storm (the end credits listed the show as titled Hurricane Rangers). On April 1, 2013, Shun Shioya, Nao Nagasawa, Kouhei Yamamoto, and Yujiro Shirakawa, who played Hurricane Red, Hurricane Blue, Hurricane Yellow, and Kabuto Raijer, respectively, announced that a 10th anniversary V-Cinema release called Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger: 10 Years After would be produced. This is the first time a movie has been made commemorating the anniversary of a single Sentai series.[1] The movie will be a direct to DVD and Blu-ray release.

Plot[edit]

In the Hayate Way's Ninja Academy, three pupils are not exactly fitting in. But because their sensei believes they have potential he regularly spends the morning personally and rigorously training them. While the other students are having their graduation ceremony a group of evil space ninjas known as the Jakanja infiltrate the school killing most of the students. The school's sensei, Mugensai, turns himself into a hamster to evade his pursuers. The trio is then taken to a secret base to become the legendary Hurricanegers to fight Jakanja. Later in the series they have to fight with the two ninja brothers of the Ikazuchi Way's Ninja Academy due to their respective schools' rivalries. With the aid of the mysterious Shurikenger the two ninja groups set their rivalry aside and join forces to stop Jakanja.

Characters[edit]

The six defenders of Earth are from three schools: three represent the Hayate Way (疾風流 Hayate Ryū?)'s Ninja Academy, two represent the Ikazuchi Way (迅雷流 Ikazuchi Ryū?)'s Ninja Academy, and one represents the Space Union Ninja School.

Hurricanegers[edit]

Main article: Hurricanegers

Each member of the Hurricanegers are students of Hayate Way's Ninja Academy.

Yousuke Shiina/Air Ninja Hurricane Red (椎名 鷹介/空忍ハリケンレッド Shiina Yōsuke/Soranin Hariken Reddo?)
The leader of the team.
Nanami Nono/Water Ninja Hurricane Blue (野乃 七海/水忍ハリケンブルー Nono Nanami/Mizunin Hariken Burū?)
The only female on the team.
Kouta Bitou/Land Ninja Hurricane Yellow (尾藤 吼太/陸忍ハリケンイエロー Bitō Kōta/Okanin Hariken Ierō?)
The other male of the team.

Gouraigers[edit]

Main article: Gouraigers

The Gouraiger brothers are students of Ikazuchi Way's Ninja Academy.

Ikkou Kasumi/Horned Ninja Kabuto Raiger (霞 一甲/角忍カブトライジャー Kasumi Ikkō/Tsunonin Kabuto Raijā?)
The older brother of Isshuu.
Isshuu Kasumi/Fanged Ninja Kuwaga Raiger (霞 一鍬/牙忍クワガライジャー Kasumi Isshū/Kibanin Kuwaga Raijā?)
The younger brother of Ikkou.

Shurikenger[edit]

Main article: Shurikenger
Sky Ninja Shurikenger (天空忍者シュリケンジャー Tenkū Ninja Shurikenjā?, 21-49)
Shurikenger is the ex-student of Hayate Way's Ninja Academy.

Space-Ninja Group Jakanja[edit]

The Space-Ninja Group Jakanja (宇宙忍群ジャカンジャ Uchūningun Jakanja?) are a ruthless band of aliens based in their fortress Centipede (センチピード Senchipīdo?). Their goal is to bring Earth to ruins in order to invoke "it", the "Evil Force" (邪悪なる意志 Jaakunaru Ishi?) that would form in the depths of the ocean before destroying the universe. But when Tau Zanto assumes his ultimate form the Centipede is destroyed in the transformation.

Episodes[edit]

At the end of each episode there is a short Ninja File segment on a Jakanja the Hurricanegers dealt with. All of the episodes in the show are called "Scrolls".

  1. The Wind and the Ninja (風とニンジャ Kaze to Ninja?)
  2. The Giant and the Karakuri (巨人とカラクリ Kyojin to Karakuri?)
  3. 60 Seconds and An Impostor (ニセモノと60秒 Nisemono to Rokujūbyō?)
  4. The Tunnel and the Siblings (トンネルと兄妹 Tonneru to Kyōdai?)
  5. The Chief and the Bath (館長とお風呂 Kanchō to Ofuro?)
  6. The Scissors and the Kunoichi (ハサミとくノ一 Hasami to Kunoichi?)
  7. The Thunder and the Ninja (雷とニンジャ Ikazuchi to Ninja?)
  8. The Wind and the Thunder (疾風(はやて)と迅雷(いかづち) Hayate to Ikazuchi?)
  9. The Thunder Brothers and the Hourglass (雷兄弟と砂時計 Ikazuchi Kyōdai to Sunadokei?)
  10. The Thunder God and the Destroyed Valley (雷神と滅びの谷 Raijin to Horobiru no Tani?)
  11. The Dream Feast and The Starting Anew (夢喰いと再出発 Yumekui to Saishuppatsu?)
  12. The Steel Frame and Father & Daughter (テッコツと父娘(おやこ) Tekkotsu to Oyako?)
  13. The Mustache and the Engagement Ring (ヒゲと婚約指輪 Hige to Kon'yakuyubiwa?)
  14. The Crybaby and the Candy (泣き虫とあめ玉 Nakimushi to Amedama?)
  15. The Giant Waterbug and the Contest (タガメと争奪戦 Tagame to Sōdatsusen?)
  16. The Mist and the Prediction Device (霧と予言装置 Kiri to Yogen Sōchi?)
  17. The Darkness and the Island of Death-Bouts (暗闇と死闘の島 Kurayami to Shitō no Shima?)
  18. The Father and the Brotherly Bonds (父と兄弟の絆 Chichi to Kyōdai no Kizuna?)
  19. The Big Box and the Wind-Thunder Giant (大箱と風雷巨人 Ōbako to Fūrai Kyojin?)
  20. The Punch and the Rival (パンチと好敵手(ライバル) Panchi to Raibaru?)
  21. The Masks and The Riddles (仮面とナゾナゾ Kamen to Nazonazo?)
  22. The Wings and the Ninja (翼とニンジャ Tsubasa to Ninja?)
  23. Cologne and the Great Detective (コロンと名探偵 Koron to Meitantei?)
  24. Taiko and the Lightning (タイコと稲妻 Taiko to Inazuma?)
  25. The Phantoms and a Schoolgirl (オバケと女学生 Obake to Jogakusei?)
  26. The Bow & Arrow and Sea Bathing (弓矢と海水浴 Yumiya to Kaisuiyoku?)
  27. Kushiyaki and Zero Gravity (串焼きと無重力 Kushiyaki to Mujūryoku?)
  28. Hurrier and the Counterattack (ハリアーと逆襲 Hariā to Gyakushū?)
  29. The Lingering Summer Heat and the Stamp (残暑とスタンプ Zansho to Sutanpu?)
  30. The Idol and Friendship (アイドルと友情 Aidoru to Yūjō?)
  31. The Meteors and the 3 Wolves (流星と三匹の狼 Ryūsei to Sanbiki no Ōkami?)
  32. The Grim Reaper and the Final Secret (死神と最終奥義 Shinigami to Saishū Ōgi?)
  33. The Mammoth and 6 Ninjas (マンモスと6人 Manmosu to Rokunin?)
  34. The Mushrooms and 100 Points (キノコと100点 Kinoko to Hyakuten?)
  35. Sparkle and Shamisen (キラリと三味線 Kirari to Shamisen?)
  36. The Ring and the Revenge (リングと復讐 Ringu to Fukushū?)
  37. The 3rd Lance and the Great Escape (三の槍と大脱出 Sannoyari to Dai Dasshutsu?)
  38. The Demon Sword and the Balloons (魔剣とふうせん Maken to Fūsen?)
  39. The 7th Lance and the Mysterious Stone (七の槍と謎の石 Shichinoyari to Nazo no Ishi?)
  40. The Decoy and the Ninja Law (オトリと忍の掟 Otori to Shinobi no Okite?)
  41. The Medal and the Comedian (メダルと漫才 Medaru to Manzai?)
  42. The Armor and the Raging Arrow (鎧と怒りの矢 Yoroi to Ikari no Ya?)
  43. The Super Fusion and the Big Clash (超合体と大激突 Chō Gattai to Dai Gekitotsu?)
  44. Your Majesty and the Misfortune Fan Beast (御前様と凶扇獣 Gozen-sama to Kyōsenjū?)
  45. The Refuge and Spring Cleaning (隠れ家と大掃除 Kakurega to Ōsōji?)
  46. New Year's Meal and the 3 Giants (おせちと三巨人 Osechi to San Kyojin?)
  47. The Seal and the Space Unification (封印と宇宙統一 Fūin to Uchū Tōitsu?)
  48. The Trap and Eternal Life (罠と永遠の命 Wana to Eien no Inochi?)
  49. The Mission and the Heavenly Ninja (使命と天空忍者 Shimei to Tenkū Ninja?)
  50. The Darkness and a New World (暗黒と新世界 Ankoku to Shin Sekai?)
  51. The Wind, the Water, and the Earth (風と水と大地 Kaze to Mizu to Daichi?)

Films[edit]

  • Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger: Shushutto the Movie (忍風戦隊ハリケンジャー シュシュッと THE MOVIE Ninpū Sentai Harikenjā Shushutto Za Mūbī?, 2002)
  • Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger: Super Ninja and Super Kuroko (忍風戦隊ハリケンジャー スーパー忍者とスーパー黒子 Ninpū Sentai Harikenjā Sūpā Ninja to Sūpā Kuroko?, 2002) (Super Video)
  • Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger (忍風戦隊ハリケンジャーVSガオレンジャー Ninpū Sentai Harikenjā Tai Gaorenjā?, 2003)
  • Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger vs. Hurricaneger (爆竜戦隊アバレンジャーVSハリケンジャー Bakuryū Sentai Abarenjā Tai Harikenjā?, 2004)
  • GoGo Sentai Boukenger vs. Super Sentai (轟轟戦隊ボウケンジャーVSスーパー戦隊 GōGō Sentai Bōkenjā Basu Sūpā Sentai?, 2007)
  • Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger: 10 Years After (忍風戦隊ハリケンジャー 10 YEARS AFTER Ninpū Sentai Harikenjā Ten Iyāzu Afutā?, 2013) (V-Cinema)

Cast[edit]

  • Yousuke Shiina (椎名 鷹介 Shiina Yōsuke?): Shun Shioya (塩谷 瞬 Shioya Shun?)
  • Nanami Nono (野乃 七海 Nono Nanami?): Nao Nagasawa (長澤 奈央 Nagasawa Nao?)
  • Kouta Bitou (尾藤 吼太 Bitō Kōta?): Kohei Yamamoto (山本 康平 Yamamoto Kōhei?)
  • Ikkou Kasumi (霞 一甲 Kasumi Ikkō?): Yujiro Shirakawa (白川 裕二郎 Shirakawa Yūjirō?)
  • Isshuu Kasumi (霞 一鍬 Kasumi Isshū?): Nobuo Kyo (姜 暢雄 Kyō Nobuo?)
  • Oboro Hinata (日向 おぼろ Hinata Oboro?) Shoko Takada (高田 聖子 Takada Shōko?)
  • Mugensai Hinata (日向 無限斎 Hinata Mugensai?): Ken Nishida (西田 健 Nishida Ken?)
  • First Lance, Furabiijo (壱の槍・フラビージョ Ichi no Yari Furabījo?): Azusa Yamamoto (山本 梓 Yamamoto Azusa?)
  • Fourth Lance, Wendinu (四の槍・ウェンディーヌ Yon no Yari Wendīnu?): Mio Fukuzumi (福澄 美緒 Fukuzumi Mio?)
  • Futoshi Hase (馳 太 Hase Futoshi?): Hiroshi Teruya (てるや ひろし Teruya Hiroshi?)
  • Kagura (Lady Gozen) (覚羅(御前様) Kagura (Gozen-sama)?), Inquirer (査問官 Samonkan?) (10 Years After): Hitomi Miwa (三輪 ひとみ Miwa Hitomi?)

Voice actors[edit]

  • Sky Ninja Shurikenger (天空忍者シュリケンジャー Tenkū Ninja Shurikenjā?): Taiki Matsuno (松野 太紀 Matsuno Taiki?)
  • Boss Tau Zanto (首領タウ・ザント Shuryō Tau Zanto?): Kiyoyuki Yanada (梁田 清之 Yanada Kiyoyuki?)
  • Second Lance, Chuuzubo (弐の槍・チュウズーボ Ni no Yari Chūzūbo?): Daisuke Gōri (郷里 大輔 Gōri Daisuke?)
  • Third Lance, Manmaruba (参の槍・マンマルバ San no Yari Manmaruba?): Takahiro Imamura (今村 卓博 Imamura Takahiro?)
  • Fifth Lance, Sargain (五の槍・サーガイン Go no Yari Sāgain?): Yoshinori Okamoto (岡本 美登 Okamoto Yoshinori?)
  • Sixth Lance, Satarakura (六の槍・サタラクラ Roku no Yari Satarakura?): Bin Shimada (島田 敏 Shimada Bin?)
  • Seventh Lance, Sandaaru (七の槍・サンダール Nana no Yari Sandāru?): Shūichi Ikeda (池田 秀一 Ikeda Shūichi?)
  • Narrator, Karakuri Warrior Fuuraimaru (カラクリ武者 風雷丸 Karakuri Musha Fūraimaru?), Zeroth Lance, Bat Ze Runba (零の槍 バット・ゼ・ルンバ Zero no Yari Batto Ze Runba?) (10 Years After): Hironori Miyata (宮田 浩徳 Miyata Hironori?)

Guest actors[edit]

Movie & VS Series Guest actors[edit]

  • Princess Laiina (ライーナ姫 Raīna Hime?) (Shushutto the Movie): Sayaka Yoshino (吉野 紗香 Yoshino Sayaka?)
  • Knuckle (ナックル Nakkuru?, Voice) (Shushutto the Movie): Yūko Miyamura (宮村 優子 Miyamura Yūko?)
  • Space Ninen Hizaaru (宇宙忍猿ヒザール Uchū Ninen Hizāru?, Voice), Combined Space Ninen Ashurazaaru (合体宇宙忍猿アシュラザール Gattai Uchū Ninen Asurazāru?, Voice) (Shushutto the Movie): Arata Furuta (古田 新太 Furuta Arata?)
  • Space Ninen Blizaaru (宇宙忍猿ブリザール Uchū Ninen Burizāru?, Voice) (Shushutto the Movie): Hiroyuki Muraoka (村岡 弘之 Muraoka Hiroyuki?)
  • Chubouzu (チュウボウズ Chūbōzu?, Voice) (Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger): Yūji Kishi
  • Tenkai (天界?) (10 Years After): Koumi Hashimoto (橋本 仰未 Hashimoto Kōmi?)

Songs[edit]

Opening theme
  • "Hurricaneger Sanjō!" (ハリケンジャー参上! Harikenjā Sanjō!?, "Here Come the Hurricanegers!")
Ending theme
  • "Ima, Kaze no Naka de" (いま,風のなかで?, "Now, Inside the Wind")
    • Lyrics & Composition: Hideaki Takatori
    • Arrangement: Hiromasa Kagoshima
    • Artist: Hironobu Kageyama

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ninpū (忍風?) literally translates as "Enduring Wind". It is also a play on the word ninpō (忍法?, "ninja art")

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ninpuu Sentai Hurricanger: 10 YEARS AFTER Announced! – Henshin Justice Unlimited". Henshinjustice.com. 2013-03-31. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 

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