Chouriki Sentai Ohranger

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Chōriki Sentai Ohranger
Ohranger-title.jpg
The title card for Chōriki Sentai Ohranger
Genre Tokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Created by Toei
Written by Noboru Sugimura
Toshiki Inoue
Hirohisa Soda
Shōzō Uehara
Susumu Takahisa
Directed by Shōhei Tōjō
Masato Tsujino
Takeshi Ogasawara
Yoshiaki Kobayashi
Hiroshi Butsuda
Takao Nagaishi
Ryuta Tasaki
Starring Masaru Shishido
Kunio Masaoka
Masashi Goda
Ayumi Asō
Tamao Satō
Shōji Yamaguchi
Hiroshi Miyauchi
Voices of Akira Kamiya
Tōru Ōhira
Minori Matsushima
Tomokazu Seki
Miho Yamada
Nobuyuki Hiyama
Kaneta Kimotsuki
Shinobu Adachi
Narrated by Nobuo Tanaka
Opening theme "Olé! Ohranger" by Kentarō Hayami
Ending theme "Kinkyuu Hasshin! Ohranger" by Kentarō Hayami
"Nijiiro Crystal Sky" by Kentarō Hayami
Composer(s) Seiji Yokoyama
Country of origin Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
No. of episodes 48
Production
Producer(s) Atsushi Kaji (TV Asahi)
Susumu Yoshikawa
Takeyuki Suzuki
Shigenori Takadera (Toei)
Kōichi Yada (Toei Agency)
Running time approx. 25 minutes
Production company(s) Toei Company
Distributor Shout! Factory
Release
Original network TV Asahi
Original release March 3, 1995 – February 23, 1996
Chronology
Preceded by Ninja Sentai Kakuranger
Followed by Gekisou Sentai Carranger

Chōriki Sentai Ohranger (超力戦隊オーレンジャー Chōriki Sentai Ōrenjā?, [Note 1]) is a Japanese tokusatsu television series and the 19th installment in the long-running Super Sentai franchise of superhero programs. Its footage was used in the American series, Power Rangers Zeo (the closing credits of Zeo referred to it as "O Rangers").

In May 2016, Shout! Factory announced that they would release "Choriki Sentai Ohranger: The Complete Series" on DVD in North America in November, 2016. Ohranger was released on DVD in North America on November 1, 2016. This is the fourth Super Sentai set to be released in North America.[1]

Plot[edit]

In the year 1999, the Machine Empire of Baranoia, led by Emperor Bacchushund, invades Earth with the intention of wiping out all human life and bringing about machine rule. Chief Counsellor Miura revives super energies that had been born of the lost civilization of Pangaea. Assembling pieces of a stone plate uncovered three years previously, he reveals the secrets of "Super Power". Enlisting an elite five-man team of the United Airforce's finest pilots, Miura builds a pyramid to generate Tetrahedron power in order to allow five UAOH officers to transform into the Ohrangers and stop Baranoia's invasion.

Characters[edit]

Ohrangers[edit]

Main article: United Air Force

Others[edit]

Kotaro Henna (辺名小太郎 Henna Kotaro?, (25, 29 & 30)
A crazed robot expert who unintentionally causes trouble while wanting to see what makes Baranoia tick.

Machine Empire Baranoia[edit]

The Machine Empire Baranoia (マシン帝国バラノイア Mashin Teikoku Baranoia?) is a cruel race of machines out to conquer Earth. It is led by Bacchushund and possesses a vast army. It had already conquered an entire chain of galaxies before reaching Earth.

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1 "Invasion!! 1999"
"Shūrai!! Ichi Kyū Kyū Kyū" (襲来!!1999) 
March 3, 1995
2 "Assemble!! Chouriki Sentai"
"Shūketsu!! Chōriki Sentai" (集結!!超力戦隊) 
March 10, 1995
3 "Crisis: The Secret of Chouriki"
"Kiki!! Chōriki no Himitsu" (危機!!超力の秘密) 
March 17, 1995
4 "Bizarre!! Iron Man Papa"
"Kaiki!! Tetsujin Papa" (怪奇!!鉄人パパ) 
March 24, 1995
5 "Fierce Love!! The Burning Brothers"
"Geki Ai!! Honō no Kyōdai" (激愛!!炎の兄弟) 
March 31, 1995
6 "Formidable Foe: A Thinking Machine"
"Kyōteki Zunō Mashin" (強敵 頭脳マシン) 
April 7, 1995
7 "Complete!! The Chouriki Robo"
"Kansei!! Chōriki Robo" (完成!!超力ロボ) 
April 14, 1995
8 "Clash!! A Super Giant Battle"
"Gekitotsu!! Chō Kyodai Sen" (激突!!超巨大戦) 
April 21, 1995
9 "Suddenly!! A Traitor"
"Totsuzen!! Uragirimono" (突然!!裏切り者) 
April 28, 1995
10 "Here I Am, I'm a Burgler"
"Sanjō!! Dorobō Dayon" (参上!!泥棒だヨン) 
May 5, 1995
11 "Submit: The Refrigerator of Love"
"Fukujū!! Ai no Reizōko" (服従!!愛の冷蔵庫) 
May 12, 1995
12 "Explosion!! A Baby"
"Bakuhatsu!! Akachan" (爆発!!赤ちゃん) 
May 19, 1995
13 "Illusion: The Dog of the Gods"
"Gensō!! Kamisama no Inu" (幻想!!神様の犬) 
May 26, 1995
14 "I Love Pinocchio"
"Daisuki Pinokio" (大好きピノキオ) 
June 2, 1995
15 "My Friend, Rest in Passion!!"
"Tomo yo!! Atsuku Nemure" (友よ!!熱く眠れ!!) 
June 9, 1995
16 "Naughty!! The Future Child"
"Wanpaku!! Miraikko" (腕白!!未来っ子) 
June 16, 1995
17 "The Stolen Transformation Brace"
"Gōdatsu!!Henshin Buresu" (強奪!!変身ブレス) 
June 23, 1995
18 "Dad's Unusual Love"
"Chichi no Ijō na Aijō" (父の異常な愛情) 
June 30, 1995
19 "The New Robo's Red Impact"
"Shin Robo Akai Shōgeki" (新ロボ赤い衝撃) 
July 7, 1995
20 "Iron Fist 100 Bursts!!"
"Tekken Hyaku Renpatsu" (鉄拳100連発) 
July 14, 1995
21 "The Storm-Calling Kendama"
"Arashi o Yobu Kendama" (嵐を呼ぶケン玉) 
July 21, 1995
22 "The Classified Combination Order!!"
"Gattai Maruhi Shirei!!" (合体㊙指令!!) 
July 28, 1995
23 "The Final Swimsuit..."
"Saigo no Mizugi..." (最後の水着…) 
August 4, 1995
24 "The Laughing Nostalgic Man!!"
"Warau Natsukashi Otoko!!" (笑う懐かし男!!) 
August 11, 1995
25 "The Festival One-Shot Contest"
"Omatsuri Ippatsu Shōbu" (お祭り一発勝負) 
August 18, 1995
26 "The 600-Million-Year-Old Boy Warrior"
"Roku Oku Sai Shōnen Senshi" (6億歳少年戦士) 
August 25, 1995
27 "King's Gallant Debut"
"Kingu Sassō Tōjō" (キング颯爽登場) 
September 1, 1995
28 "Behold, the Miracle Fortress"
"Miyo Kiseki no Yōsai" (見よ奇跡の要塞) 
September 8, 1995
29 "Dance! The Invasion Cram School!!"
"Odoru! Shinryaku-juku!!" (踊る!侵略塾!!) 
September 22, 1995
30 "The Earth's Sleeping Like a Log"
"Chikyū ga Gūsuka" (地球がグースカ) 
September 29, 1995
31 "Home Delivery Diet"
"Takuhai Daietto" (宅配ダイエット) 
October 13, 1995
32 "The Terrifying School Nightmare"
"Gakkō no Kowai Akumu" (学校の怖い悪夢) 
October 20, 1995
33 "The Five Robos' Rampage"
"Go Dai Robo Ō-abare" (5大ロボ大暴れ) 
October 27, 1995
34 "The Emperor's Final Challenge"
"Kōtei Saigo no Chōsen" (皇帝最後の挑戦) 
November 3, 1995
35 "The Violently Explosive Jerk"
"Kageki na Bakudan Yarō" (過激な爆弾野郎) 
November 10, 1995
36 "A Direct Hit With Flatulence!!"
"Onara ni Chokugeki!!" (オナラに直撃!!) 
November 17, 1995
37 "I am Gunmajin"
"Sessha Ganmajin" (拙者ガンマジン) 
November 24, 1995
38 "It's Tough Being a Majin!"
"Majin wa Tsurai yo" (魔神はつらいよ) 
December 1, 1995
39 "The Prince Dies in a Duel"
"Ōji Kettō ni Shisu" (皇子決闘に死す) 
December 8, 1995
40 "Arrival! The Mysterious Princess!!"
"Shutsugen! Nazo no Hime!" (出現!謎の姫!) 
December 15, 1995
41 "The Dangerous Couple!!"
"Kiken na Futari!!" (危険なふたり!!) 
December 22, 1995
42 "The Squadron's Public Execution!!"
"Sentai Kōkai Shokei!!" (戦隊公開処刑!!) 
January 12, 1996
43 "The Trump Card is Seven Changes"
"Kirifuda wa Shichi Henge" (切り札は七変化) 
January 19, 1996
44 "The Strongest Beauty on Earth"
"Chijō Saikyō no Bijo" (地上最強の美女) 
January 26, 1996
45 "Destruction!! The Chouriki Base"
"Kaimetsu!! Chōriki Kichi" (壊滅!!超力基地) 
February 2, 1996
46 "Earth's Final Day!!"
"Chikyū Saigo no Hi!!" (地球最期の日!!) 
February 9, 1996
47 "Rise, Shine, Be Reborn!!"
"Tate Kagayake Yomigaere!!" (立て輝け蘇れ!!) 
February 16, 1996
48 "The Heroes of Love"
"Ai no Yūshatachi" (愛の勇者たち) 
February 23, 1996

Movie[edit]

The movie version of Chōriki Sentai Ohranger, was directed by Kobayashi Yoshiaki and written by Shōzō Uehara. It premiered in Japan on April 15, 1995 at Toei Super Hero Fair '95. It was originally shown as a triple feature alongside Mechanical Violator Hakaider and the feature film version of Juukou B-Fighter.

Crossovers[edit]

  • Chōriki Sentai Ohranger: Ohré vs. Kakuranger (超力戦隊オーレンジャー オーレVSカクレンジャー Chōriki Sentai Ōrenjā: Ōre tai Kakurenjā?) - A 1996 direct-to-video movie which depicts a crossover between Ohranger and Ninja Sentai Kakuranger.
  • Gekisou Sentai Carranger vs. Ohranger (激走戦隊カーレンジャーVSオーレンジャー Gekisō Sentai Kārenjā tai Ōrenjā?) - A 1997 direct-to-video crossover between Gekisou Sentai Carranger and Ohranger.

Cast[edit]

  • Goro Hoshino (星野 吾郎 Hoshino Gorō?): Masaru Shishido (宍戸 勝 Shishido Masaru?)
  • Shouhei Yokkaichi (四日市 昌平 Yokkaichi Shōhei?): Kunio Masaoka (正岡 邦夫 Masaoka Kunio?)
  • Yuji Mita (三田 祐司 Mita Yūji?): Masashi Goda (合田 雅史 Gōda Masashi?)
  • Juri Nijou (二条 樹里 Nijō Juri?): Ayumi Asō (麻生 あゆみ Asō Ayumi?)
  • Momo Maruo (丸尾 桃 Maruo Momo?): Tamao Satō (さとう 珠緒 Satō Tamao?)
  • Naoyuki Miura (三浦 尚之 Miura Naoyuki?): Hiroshi Miyauchi (宮内 洋 Miyauchi Hiroshi?)
  • Chouriki Legendary Warrior Riki (超力伝説勇者リキ Chōriki Densetsu Yūsha Riki?): Shōji Yamaguchi (山口 将司 Yamaguchi Shōji?), Takumi Hashimoto (橋本巧 Hashimoto Takumi?, voice, 25)
  • Dorin (ドリン Dorin?): Lisa Wada (和田 理沙 Wada Risa?)
  • Kotaro Henna: Shoichiro Akaboshi (赤星 昇一郎 Akaboshi Shōichirō?)

Voice actors[edit]

  • Paku: Etsuko Kozakura (小桜 エツ子 Kozakura Etsuko?)
  • Gunmajin (ガンマジン Ganmajin?): Akira Kamiya (神谷 明 Kamiya Akira?)
  • Emperor Bacchus Wrath (皇帝バッカスフンド Kōtei Bakkasuhundo?): Tōru Ōhira (大平 透 Ōhira Tōru?)
  • Empress Hysteria (皇妃ヒステリア Kōhi Hisuteria?): Minori Matsushima (松島 みのり Matsushima Minori?)
  • Prince Buldont (皇子ブルドント Ōji Burudonto?): Tomokazu Seki (関 智一 Seki Tomokazu?)
  • Princess Multiwa (マルチーワ姫 Maruchīwa Hime?): Miho Yamada (山田 美穂 Yamada Miho?), Hiromi Yuhara (湯原 弘美 Yuhara Hiromi?, human form)
  • Bomber the Great (ボンバー・ザ・グレート Bonbā za Gurēto?): Nobuyuki Hiyama (檜山修 之 Hiyama Nobuyuki?)
  • Butler Acha (執事アチャ Shitsuji Acha?): Kaneta Kimotsuki (肝付 兼太 Kimotsuki Kaneta?)
  • Butler Kocha (執事コチャ Shitsuji Kocha?): Shinobu Adachi (安達 忍 Adachi Shinobu?)
  • Narration: Nobuo Tanaka (田中 信夫 Tanaka Nobuo?)

Songs[edit]

Opening theme
  • "Ole! Ohranger" (オーレ!オーレンジャー Ōre! Ōrenjā?)
    • Lyrics: Saburo Yatsude (八手三郎 Yatsude Saburo?)
    • Composition: Yasuo Kosugi (小杉保夫 Kosugi Yasuo?)
    • Arrangement: Ryō Yonemitsu (米光亮 Yonemitsu Ryō?)
    • Artist: Kentarō Hayami (速水けんたろう Hayami Kentarō?)
Ending theme
  • "Kinkyū Hasshin!! Ohranger" (緊急発進!! オーレンジャー Kinkyū Hasshin!! Ōrenjā?, "Emergency Take off!! Ohranger")
    • Lyrics: Saburo Yatsude
    • Composition: Yasuo Kosugi
    • Arrangement: Saburō Makino (まきのさぶろう Makino Saburō?)
    • Artist: Kentarō Hayami
    • Episodes: 1–47
  • "Nijiiro Crystal Sky" (虹色クリスタルスカイ Nijiiro Kurisutaru Sukai?, "Rainbow Colored Crystal Sky")
    • Lyrics/Composition: Kyōko Kiya (木屋響子 Kiya Kyōko?) (as KYOKO)
    • Arrangement: Seiichi Kyōda (京田誠一 Kyōda Seiichi?)
    • Artist: Kentarō Hayami
    • Episodes: 48

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Chōriki (超力?) literally translates as "Super-Powered".

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Kelley, Shamus (May 21, 2016). "Chouriki Sentai Ohranger Coming To DVD". denofgeek.us. Retrieved May 21, 2016.