Kousoku Sentai Turboranger

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Kousoku Sentai Turboranger
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GenreTokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Science fiction
Fantasy
Action/Adventure
Created byToei
Developed byHirohisa Soda
Directed byTakao Nagaishi
StarringKenta Satou
Yoshiaki Ganaha
Keiya Asakura
Junichirou Katagiri
Noriko Kinohara
Yoshinori Tanaka
Masako Morishita
Narrated byNobuo Tanaka
ComposerAkihiko Yoshida
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes51
Production
ProducersTakeyuki Suzuki
Kyōzō Utsunomiya
Running time30 minutes
Release
Original networkTV Asahi
Original releaseFebruary 25, 1989 (TV Special), March 4, 1989 (Official Premiere) –
February 23, 1990 (1990-02-23)
Chronology
Preceded byChoujuu Sentai Liveman
Followed byChikyu Sentai Fiveman

Kousoku Sentai Turboranger (高速戦隊ターボレンジャー, Kōsoku Sentai Tāborenjā, kōsoku translating from 'high-speed') is both the thirteenth entry of Toei Company's Super Sentai metaseries and the first title of the Heisei period. it was aired on TV Asahi on February 25, 1989 to February 23, 1990 with a total of 51 episodes (1 TV special and 50 ordinary episodes). Its international title in English was listed by Toei is Turbo Rangers.[1] Turboranger was also the first Super Sentai series to air on Friday instead of Saturday.

During its initial run, Turboranger was the 11th Super Sentai and billed as the 10th anniversary title of the Super Sentai series (as Battle Fever J was originally designated as the first Super Sentai series). However, in 1995, Himitsu Sentai Gorenger and J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai officially became the first two Super Sentai series, thus making Turboranger the 13th in the franchise.

Plot[edit]

20,000 years ago, the Fairy race assisted humans in a battle against and sealed away the Bouma Tribe. Due to modern day pollution and man's destruction of nature, the power of Fairy magic has weakened, allowing the seal to be broken and thus the Tribe's escape. With the help of Dr. Dazai, Seelon, the last of the fairies, summons five high school seniors. As children, they were showered with the "flames of spirit" of the fallen fairies in a forest and can now hear Seelon's voice. Donning powered suits, the product of a collaboration between Seelon's magic and Dr. Dazai's science, the five become the Turborangers, juggling days of fighting with their regular school lives, in order to defeat the Bouma Tribe.

Characters[edit]

Turborangers[edit]

The five rangers are all high school students.

  • Riki Honoo (炎 力, Honō Riki)/Red Turbo (レッドターボ, Reddo Tābo): A brave high school baseball team captain. An ace pitcher, his technique is the "Demonball of Fire/Honoo" and dreams of becoming a professional. Despite his apparent hyperactivity disorder, Riki has a high sense of justice and confidence. He is the kind of person who is not in good graces with his teacher due to his low grades which is seen earlier. He shows his unusual amount of power in matters like when he defeats Zimba on their final duel. He also kills Rehda in the middle of the battle with the Super Bouma Beast which he rushed into it out of impulsiveness. Riki was captured by Wandering Bouma and forced to pit against Ragorn where after a hard battle, he underwent near death but he managed to win by inflicting a mortal wound on Ragorn's heart at a desperate attempt. He pulled the team together during the final battle. Riki would appear years later to grant the Greater Power of the Turborangers to the Gokaigers during Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, but the Greater Power would never be used onscreen.
    • Weapons: GT Sword (GTソード, Jī Tī Sōdo), which can combine with the Turbo Laser Sword Mode.
    • Attacks: GT Crash (GTクラッシュ, Jī Tī Kurasshu)
  • Daichi Yamagata (山形 大地, Yamagata Daichi)/Black Turbo (ブラックターボ, Burakku Tābo): A patient track star who is also a good student giving him the fame of "Running Brain" which is in contrast to Riki. He shows his team concern and is self-sacrificing even when he placed himself at risk to be able to have the Turbo Rugger completed. Daichi is a reliable sub-leader who will always be for support of his teammates. He once befriended the monster Sumo Bouma whom he defeated in a sumo battle and granted the demon rest. He defeated Jarmin in battle after helping Dr. Dazai get the parts to complete the Turbo Rugger.
    • Weapons: T Hammer (Tハンマー, Tī Hanmā)
  • Yohei Hama (浜 洋平, Hama Yōhei)/Blue Turbo (ブルーターボ, Burū Tābo): A swimmer and high diver. He is very good at aquatic battle. He is prone to chasing girls. He was once forced to clean the whole school due to his serious misbehavior problems. He once befriended a Bouma named Bell, whose people were oppressed by the evil Jarmin and caught inside a series of bells.
    • Weapons: J Gun (Jガン, Jei Gan), which can combine with the Turbo Laser Gun Mode to form the J-Machine Gun.
  • Shunsuke Hino (日野 俊介, Hino Shunsuke)/Yellow Turbo (イエローターボ, Ierō Tābo): He is a gymnast and almost behaves like a feral child. He was in love with a girl he only knew as "Sayo-chan" when younger, never realizing it was actually Sayoko Tsukikage/Kirika. He has a younger brother named Shunji who was killed in a hit and run, therefore he befriends a Bouma Beast who had a falling out with his brother.
    • Weapons: B Bowgun (Bボーガン, Bī Bōgan)
  • Haruna Morikawa (森川 はるな, Morikawa Haruna)/Pink Turbo (ピンクターボ, Pinku Tābo): A student body president and the brightest student in school. She is popular, everyone looks up to her. Gifted with acting skills, she was able to fool both Bouma and the other Turborangers to get the medicine and save Yohei's life.
    • Weapons: W Stick (Wステッキ, Daburyū Sutekki), which can be combined with Turbo Laser in gun mode.

Arsenal[edit]

  • Turbo Brace (ターボブレス, Tābo Buresu): The Turborangers' two-piece transformation devices. The left bracelet with a turbine activates the transformation, while the right bracelet is a communicator. The transformation call is either "Turboranger!" or the individual Turboranger's hero name "(Color) Turbo!".
  • Turbo Lasers (ターボレーザー, Tābo Rēzā): Turborangers' sidearms that can be used as a laser gun or transformed into a sword.

Team Attacks[edit]

  • Turbo Laser Plasma Shoot (ターボレーザー・プラズマシュート, Tābo Rēzā Purazuma Shūto): Turborangers use their Turbo Lasers to form a plasma ball to kill the opponent.
  • Combination Attack (コンビネーションアタック, Konbinēshon Atakku): The various attack formations utilized by all five Turborangers and their respective weapons.
  • V Turbo Bazooka (Vターボバズーカ, Bui Tābo Bazūka): A weapon later added and used to defeat more powerful Bouma, but was not used on any of the troopers. Its energy source is the Turbo Attacker's V Turbo Engine, which docks inside of the V Turbo Bazooka before firing.

Vehicles[edit]

  • Mach Turbos (マッハターボ, Mahha Tābo): The motorcycles for each ranger, numbers 01 and 05. Their maximum speed is 360 km/h.
  • Turbo Attacker (ターボアタッカー, Tābo Atakkā): Personal vehicle of Red Turbo, a buggy. An alternate vehicle for Red Turbo when not using Mach Turbo 1. The Turbo Attacker is armed with the side-mounted Attacker Vulcans (アタッカーバルカン, Attakkā Barukan) and the roof-mounted Attacker Magnum (アタッカーマグナム, Attakkā Magunamu). This vehicle is powered by the V Turbo Engine (Vターボエンジン, Bui Tābo Enjin), which in mid-term of the series, is the energy source of the deadly V Turbo Bazooka, with the engine docking inside of it.

Mecha[edit]

  • Turbo Robo (ターボロボ, Tābo Robo): A giant robot formed from five automobiles by the command "Combination Shift! Turbo Robo! (合体シフト!ターボロボ!, Gattai Shifuto! Tābo Robo!). Its main weapon is the High-Speed Sword (高速剣, Kōsoku Ken) and it destroys monsters with its finishing attack, the Turbo Crash (ターボクラッシュ, Tābo Kurasshu). Its other weapons are the Turbo Cannons (ターボカノン, Tābo Kanon), the Turbo Shield (ターボシールド, Tābo Shīrudo) and Turbo Punch (ターボパンチ, Tābo Panchi). It was badly damaged by Zimba in episode 28 and it caused it to break the combination of the mecha. It returned at episode 30 to help the buried Turbo Rugger. [1]
    • Turbo GT (ターボGT, Tābo Jī Tī): A grand tourer driven by Red Turbo. It fires the GT Lasers (GTレーザー, Jī Tī Rēzā). It is stored to the left of the Turbo Truck and the right of the Turbo Jeep. It forms the Turbo Robo's head, chest, and back. Its top speed is Mach 1.2. Its front wheels turn parallel to the chassis when the Turbo GT is flying. It appeared again in the Gaoranger vs Super Sentai.
    • Turbo Truck (ターボトラック, Tābo Torakku): A race truck driven by Black Turbo. It fires the Truck Cannon (トラックカノン, Torakku Kanon). It forms the Turbo Robo's body, arms and upper legs and the Turbo Shield and the Turbo Cannon. It is stored to the left of Turbo Wagon and the right of Turbo GT. Its top speed is 980 kilometers per hour. After the Turbo Robo's defeat in episode 28, its combination was broken down and was damaged badly as well by Jimba. Daichi also used it as a lure to make sure that the Rugger Fighter was completed in episode 29. It was repaired in episode 30.
    • Turbo Jeep (ターボジープ, Tābo Jīpu): A sport utility vehicle driven by Blue Turbo. It fires the Jeep Gattlers. It is stored to the left of the Turbo GT. It forms the Turbo Robo's left foot. Its top speed is 850 kilometers per hour.
    • Turbo Buggy (ターボバギー, Tābo Bagī): A dune buggy driven by Yellow Turbo. It uses the Wire Grappler. It is stored to the right of the Turbo Wagon. It forms the Turbo Robo's right foot. Its top speed is 830 kilometers per hour.
    • Turbo Wagon (ターボワゴン, Tābo Wagon): A station wagon driven by Pink Turbo. It fires the Wagon Missiles (ワゴンミサイル, Wagon Misairu). It is stored to the left of the Turbo Buggy and the right of the Turbo Truck. It forms the Turbo Robo's lower legs. Its top speed is 620 kilometers per hour.
  • Turbo Rugger (ターボラガー, Tābo Ragā): The Turborangers' second robot that transforms from the Rugger Fighter (ラガーファイター, Ragā Faitā) airship. When the command "Transformation Shift! Turbo Rugger!" (変形シフト!ターボラガー!, Henkei Shifuto! Tābo Ragā!) is given, the Rugger Fighter's cockpit forms Turbo Rugger's back, the underside becomes the arms, and the sides become the legs, with the afterburners as the feet, the rest forms the chest, revealing the head. Turbo Rugger's head and chest forms the Super Turbo Robo's own head (with a special helmet) and chest, the legs become the arms, and the feet as the Super Turbo Robo's own. It is armed with the rugby ball-like Battle Ball (バトルボール, Batorubōru) and the Big Rugger Guns (ビッグラガーガン, Biggu Ragā Gan). It destroys monsters with its finishing attack, the Screw Rugger Kick (スクリューラガークック, Sukuryū Ragā Kikku). It was first used to destroy an enlarged Jarmin in battle and was nearly destroyed by the mighty Super Violent Demon Beast.
  • Super Turbo Robo (スーパーターボロボ, Sūpā Tābo Robo): The combination of the Turbo Robo and the Turbo Rugger formed when the command "Super Shift! Super Turbo Robo" (スーパーシフト!スーパーターボロボ, Sūpā Shifuto! Sūpā Tābo Robo) is given. The size of the Turbo Robo and the Turbo Rugger increases so much in the combination that it cannot walk, though it can move its arms. It destroys monsters with its ultimate finishing attack, the Super Mirage Beam (スーパーミラージュビーム, Sūpā Mirāju Bīmu). It was first used to destroy the mighty Super Violent Demon Beast.
    • Turbo Builder (ターボビルダー, Tābo Birudā): The Turborangers' base which launches the Turbo Machines and the Rugger Fighter before it combines with Super Turbo Robo to form the Super Turbo Builder. It transforms to a humanoid form when the command "Build Up! Turbo Builder!" (ビルドアップ! ターボ ビルダー!, Birudo Appu! Tābo Birudā!) is given. It overheated in the finale and Zulten died in assaulting this base.
  • Super Turbo Builder (スーパーターボビルダー, Sūpā Tābo Birudā): The combination of Super Turbo Robo and Turbo Builder. It is formed when the command "Combination - Super Turbo Builder" (合体・スーパーターボビルダー, Gattai - Sūpā Tābo Birudā) is given. It was first used to destroy Ragorn in both his forms with its ultimate attack, the Super Turbo Builder Beam (スーパーターボビルダービーム, Sūpā Tābo Birudā Bīmu).

Allies[edit]

  • Dr. Dazai (太宰博士, Dazai-hakase): A scientist who was contacted by Seelon and assisted in the invention of the Turborangers' mecha. Being a car enthusiast, he based their mecha and suits on vehicles and also had been experimenting on a non-contaminant engine. A slight eccentric who longs for the Turborangers' teacher, Yamaguchi.
  • Fairy Seelon (妖精シーロン, Yōsei Shīron): The last surviving Fairy with a height of 8 centimeters (approximately 3 1/4 inches) tall. She can only be seen with the naked eye by the Turborangers; Dazai invented goggles that allows him to see her. She teamed with Dr. Dazai to stop the Tribes. She befriends Saint Beast Rakia. She can emit a "Shine of the Soul" that temporarily disorients enemies, but can be fatal to her. She lives in a small, reconstructed doll house made for her by Dr. Dazai. She is not afraid to dive into danger to assist the Turborangers. After the finale, she becomes a star with Rakia.
  • Sacred Beast Rakia (聖獣ラキア, Seijū Rakia): A white-maned, winged holy beast defender of Earth, the keeper of peace and guardian of fairies. He fought the Bouma long ago and sealed many of them, sealing himself near Bouma Castle. However the pollution of the Earth gravely weakened Rakia to being forced to negate the seal on Bouma Castle. He left the task of restoring peace to the future of the Earth to the Turborangers before dying and becoming a constellation to watch over them.
  • Misa Yamaguchi (山口美佐, Yamaguchi Misa): The Turborangers' homeroom teacher. Her subject is math. A gentle and well-liked teacher, the five Turborangers are not in her good graces for how often they shirk their classes and extracurricular activities to take part in fighting (although it is unknown to her why they are always absent). She dislikes Dr. Dazai, believing he plays a part in corrupting the five. She is a fan of sumo wrestling. She has a younger sister named Mika who studies martial arts. She finds of the five's secret lives as Turborangers in the finale, boarding the Turbo Base to give them words of inspiration.
  • Yumi Sakakibara (榊原由美, Sakakibara Yumi): Classmate of Shunsuke Hino/Yellow Turbo. The first ordinary human being who is able to break the seal of the Bouma Beast. Since she is the one who frees Toritsuki Bouma, she is forced to help him steal the energy of a human child by playing her flute. Her conversation with Shunsuke helps her gain the courage to betray Toritsuki Bouma and foil his goal.
  • Mika Yamaguchi (山口美香, Yamaguchi Mika): Appears in episode 36. She is the little sister of Misa. She loves her sister more than anything and therefore hates the Turborangers for hiding something from Misa, while Misa cannot stop worrying them all the times. She later finds out Turborangers' true identity and learns to understand the situation. In the end, she does not tell her sister about Turborangers and let her find out about it herself. After knowing the Turborangers' true identity, she stops hating them and befriends them instead.

Bouma Tribe[edit]

The Bouma Tribe (暴魔百族, Bōma Hyakuzoku, [Note 1]) are worshipers of violence and magic who lost to human-Fairy coalition 20,000 years ago and were sealed away. However, due to pollution that weakened the Fairy magic that sealed them, the Bouma are free to take their revenge on humanity from Bouma Castle (暴魔城, Bōma Jō) as their operations base. In the finale, Bouma Castle is destroyed by the Super Turbo Builder.

  • Great Bouma Emperor Ragorn (大暴魔帝王ラゴーン, Daibōma Teiō Ragōn, 2-38 & 45-50): The absolute dictator of the Bouma. He is initially partly immobile as he can still move his head and arms, he always remained seated on his throne with a set of tentacles that can stretch which he uses to punish his subordinates when they fail him. He is shown as merciless and cruel to everyone. He ends up sending Jarmin to her death after witnessing Zimba's brave sacrifice and that Yamimaru defeated the Turbo Robo. He sends Rehda to have his new Super Bouma Beast try to destroy the Turborangers. After Rehda and the Super Bouuma Beast were both killed, he decides to punish Zulten with his powers for cowardice. He 'dies' after the conspiracy of Yamimaru and Kirika, who decided to kidnap Riki and pit him against Ragorn in a one-on-one battle to the death. Riki mortally wounds him with a stab at the heart, causing him to receive explosions while Zulten only watched helplessly from a distance, not able to lift a finger to help him because of the red thread barrier Yamimaru and Kirika placed to trap him with Red Turbo. However, he becomes mobile after retrieving the monster-enlarging orb, he tries to kill Red Turbo and he grows giant and decides to punish the two traitors Yamimaru and Kirika for their treachery. He was then 'destroyed' by Super Turbo Builder. He later revives himself by consuming energies of hatred and sadness around him, and becomes the gold-skinned and mobile Neo-Ragorn (ネオラゴーン, Neo Ragōn). He faces the Turborangers as a giant in the finale in which he is destroyed for good by the Super Turbo Robo.
  • Bouma Doctor Rehda (暴魔博士レーダ, Bōma Hakase Rēda, 1-30): A bearded mystic genius with an ammonite-like head and a human face. He is second in command. Intelligent and cruel, he hates humanity and his schemes always involve the use of human deeds against humans themselves and mass killings of humans as well. He is usually portrayed to be the kind of field commander who does not show up often and works closely with Ragorn, receiving less ire and is entrusted with the most dangerous of operations. He is very skilled in witchcraft making him a powerful sorcerer. He was later sent to take care of the Turborangers with the Super Bouma Beast when both Jarmin and Jimba died where he almost buried them alive seeking revenge for Ragorn, as he was entrusted. When he saw the Turbo Robo pass by, he used his efforts to lure Red Turbo out to a battle hoping to divide the Turborangers. In that battle, Red Turbo and Rehda duel to the death. He reveals his illusion powers from his cape in an attempt to wipe out Red Turbo even with the ghosts of Jarmin and Zimba. However, Red Turbo managed to counter his attacks by slashing his cape, mortally wounded him and performed a GT Slash which inevitably killed him where he exploded violently as he uttered his final words in an illusion form cursing the Turborangers.
  • Dark Bouma Zimba (暗闇暴魔ジンバ, Kurayami Bōma Jinba, 1-28): A samurai-like keikō-wearing masked warrior in black armor, expert in all martial arts with a mastery of swords. He loves to hate, a sadistic madman who takes pleasure in human suffering, especially when it comes to love. The reason from this was that Zimba was originally a man who fought a powerful army to win the heart of a princess he loved. However, when the fight left him near death, Zimba's final moments were the horrifying knowledge that the princess was disgusted by his ugly appearance and never loved him. He died soon after, his spirit burdened by his grudge and transforming his corpse into a Bouma. He is in love with Jarmin as well but denies it at times. When Ragorn becomes furious of how the Turborangers defeat them everything, Zimba protects Jarmin from their leader's rage while volunteering to finish the Turborangers once and far all. He bade farewell to Jarmin with a slashed bell who was sad to see him leave worrying he may never return. He was able to stop the Turborangers from being able to transform for a time but he was defeated by Red Turbo with a GT Crash and was finished off by the others with shots from the Turbo Laser. Yamimaru saw the opportunity to use him and he was enlarged which he defeated the Turbo Robo. However he was defeated by the Turbo Builder.
  • Bouma Princess Jarmin (暴魔姫ジャーミン, Bōma Hime Jāmin, 1-29): A cold-hearted magician whose face becomes serpentine whenever angered, motivated to attack humans out of envy and spite while using a whip as her weapon in battle. Her tactics involve deception like when she forced the Ice and Fire Bouma to fight for her. It was insinuated by Zulten that she used the Sigh Bouma to impress her lover Zimba but she reacted by whipping him. When Ragorn got mad and decided to punish the others, she attempted to beg to Ragorn but her lover Zimba intervened to save her from death. She was hurt to see Zimba bid her farewell with a slashed bell fearing he may never return. When Zimba was killed, she was hurt as she had feelings for him holding the bell that Zimba slashed earlier. She was sentenced to death by Ragorn after Zimba's death where she released her ally Kuroko Bouma. The downside was that whatever happened to her monster also happened to her. She fused her soul with her other half but was destroyed by the Turbo Rugger.
  • Rage Flying Bouma Zulten (かっとび暴魔ズルテン, Kattobi Bōma Zuruten, 1-51): A fat, disgusting creature able to turn into an ATV-like vehicle for Jarmin. He is armed with a slingshot. A cheat who does anything to win; weak willed, always sucking up to superiors. He was the last of the original four bad guys serving Lagorn to be killed. He was not in good graces with Ragorn for his cowardice (and serves as a scapegoat after the death of Rehda, he also tried to use Zulten Metal Type to win his position back) and remained hidden at times afterward but shows up at times especially after Rehda's death and during the arrival of Yamimaru and Kirika and remained unable to help his master during the battle of Red Turbo and Ragorn due to the red thread barrier placed by Yamimaru. He sided with the Wandering Bouma fearing his death but returned loyalty to Ragorn afterward being the type to side with whoever is in charge. He was killed when he tried to perform an assault on the Turbo Builder via fighter jets.
  • Ular Soldiers (ウーラー兵, Ūrā Hei, [Note 2]): The foot soldiers under Ragorn's services, the black-skinned Ular are a Bouma Tribe and have the ability to merge into ball-shaped Ular Dumplings. They were originally led by Ular Bouma (ウーラーボーマ, Ūrābōma, 10), the Ular Clan's leader and greatest warrior who was sealed away. Once unsealed by Rehda with the Ular's prayers, Ular Bouma finds the Ular Road, which Japan National Route 44 was built on, and released the vast army of Ular sealed there. Then, to show his kind's unwavering loyalty to Ragorn, Ular Bouma has some of his Ular sacrifice themselves to invoke an earthquake to wipe out the human population. However, the Turborangers stop the scheme and the enlarged Ular Bouma was destroyed by the Turbo Robo's Turbo Cannon. The Ulars since vowed to kill the Turborangers to avenge their fallen leader. The Ulars are usually led to battle the red-skinned Ular Captain Wu (ウーラー隊長ウー, Ūrā Taichō Ū) and Ular Captain Lar (ウーラー隊長ラー, Ūrā Taichō Rā), but they no longer show up later on.

Wandering Bouma[edit]

The Wandering Bouma (流れ暴魔, Nagare Bōma) are Yōkai, the offspring of humans and demons.

  • Yamimaru (ヤミマル, 13-50): A Wandering Bouma who was refused from being a member of the 100 Violent Demon Tribes. Because he was half-demon, he was not sealed and simply wandered Earth for 20,000 years to obtain as much knowledge as he could, while never being accepted by people. In modern times, he assumed the guise of Hikaru Nagareboshi (流星光, Nagareboshi Hikaru) and got himself transferred to the same school as the Turborangers. His plan is to destroy both humans and Bouma and let the Wandering Bouma as the only ones. Originally shaggy-haired, he later gains flashy red and black armor after the death of Rehda and with the help of Kirika. Before that, when he saw Zimba dead, he decided to use him at his own advantage to defeat the Turbo Robo by enlarging Zimba. He rides the giant bat Dragras which was destroyed when it sacrificed itself to destroy the monster Sealing Bouma. He plotted the downfall of Ragorn along with Kirika. He apparently succeeded in Ragorn's supposed death by kidnapping Red Turbo and having the two battle against each other. He took charge of the Tribes until Ragorn's resurrection, when he was almost killed if not saved by Kirika. He became peaceful in the end possibly because he was in love with Kirika.
    • Weapons
      Meteor Gun (流星銃, Ryūsei Jū), Yami Knife, Yamkiono (ヤミオノ, Dark Axe), Dark Bow, Meteor Sword (流星剣, Ryūsei Ken), Yamikonbo (ヤミ棍棒, Yamikonbō, Dark Sticks), Yamiyari (ヤミヤリ, Dark Spear), Yamishuriken (ヤミ手裏剣), Yamikumo (ヤミクモ, Dark Spider)
  • Kirika (キリカ, 30-50): Another Wandering Bouma. She originally lived as a normal girl named Sayoko Tsukikage (月影小夜子, Tsukikage Sayoko) until she learned that she is Wandering Bouma on her 18th birthday, shortly after finding that the man and woman who raised(and protected her for 20,000 years) were really just Skull Monsters. As Tsukikage, was an outcast in school who secretly loved Riki. She is permanently connected to Yamimaru through the "red thread of fate." Cruel and lacking compassion, her resentment of humans stems from her life of being bullied. She is repulsed that the blood running through her is a mixture of human and demon, deciding to call herself a full-fledged demon and throw away her humanity for Yamimaru, resulting in his power-up and her armor. She combined with the monster Armor Bouma to become Armored Kirika. Near the final, she and Yamimaru meets Kirika's true father, a peaceful demon named Kashim (カシム, Kashimu), who tells them of how much he loved Kirika's fellow peaceful, human mother, who wanted for both sides to coexist and this begins to break the hatred of Kirika and causes her to cease fighting. Because she knows the hatred and loneliness that Yamimaru has been suffered for 20,000 years, she wishes him to release his hatred so she tries to persuade him. In the finale, she manages to save Yamimaru and left to live a peaceful life with him, as Sayoko and Hikaru.
    • Weapons
      five-pointed ringknife, Moonlight Sword (月光劍, Gekkou ken)

Episodes[edit]

Before the very first story arc premiered in the second episode the following week, the first episode acted as a television special was aired to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Super Sentai since Battle Fever J at that time. On October 6, 1989 (the day that episode 32 aired) the show began to be broadcast later on Fridays instead of Saturdays. A movie was released at the Toei Manga Festival on March 18, 1989 which was the same day episode 4 aired.

No. Title Director Writer Original air date
1"The 10 Great Sentai Gathering! Counting On You! Turboranger"
Transcription: "Jū Dai Sentai Shūgō! Tanomu Zo! Tāborenjā" (Japanese: 10大戦隊集合! 頼むぞ! ターボレンジャー)
Shohei TojoTakeyuki Suzuki,
Yoshihiro Kobayashi
February 25, 1989 (1989-02-25)
2"Did You Guys See a Fairy!?"
Transcription: "Kimitachi wa Yōsei o mita ka!" (Japanese: 君達は妖精を見たか!)
Takao NagaishiHirohisa SodaMarch 4, 1989 (1989-03-04)1
3"Bouma Castle! The 20,000-Year Curse"
Transcription: "Bōma Jō! Niman-nen no Noroi" (Japanese: 暴魔城! 二万年の呪い)
Takao NagaishiHirohisa SodaMarch 11, 1989 (1989-03-11)
4"The Rumbling Human Dango!"
Transcription: "Gorogoro Ningen Dango!" (Japanese: ゴロゴロ人間ダンゴ!)
Shohei TojoHirohisa SodaMarch 18, 1989 (1989-03-18)
5"Escape! The Samurai Town"
Transcription: "Dasshutsu da! Samurai no Machi" (Japanese: 脱出だ! サムライの町)
Shohei TojoHirohisa SodaMarch 25, 1989 (1989-03-25)
6"Slimy! Bouma Zombie"
Transcription: "Nururu! Bōma Zonbi" (Japanese: ヌルルッ! 暴魔ゾンビ)
Kiyoshi AraiHirohisa SodaApril 1, 1989 (1989-04-01)
7"The Lover-Eating Bouma Beast!"
Transcription: "Koibito o Taberu Bōma Jū!" (Japanese: 恋人を食べる暴魔獣!)
Kiyoshi AraiKunio FujiiApril 8, 1989 (1989-04-08)
8"Jarmin's House That Flies in the Sky"
Transcription: "Sora Tobu Jāmin no Uchi" (Japanese: 空飛ぶジャーミンの家)
Takao NagaishiHirohisa SodaApril 15, 1989 (1989-04-15)
9"Yearning for a Demonic Flute"
Transcription: "Akogare wa Akuma no Furūto" (Japanese: 憧れは悪魔のフルート)
Takao NagaishiKunio FujiiApril 22, 1989 (1989-04-22)
10"The Boys' Day Doll That Calls Oni"
Transcription: "Oni o Yobu Gogatsu Ningyō" (Japanese: 鬼を呼ぶ五月人形)
Shohei TojoKunio FujiiApril 29, 1989 (1989-04-29)
11"Roar! Ular Highway!"
Transcription: "Bakusō! Ūrā Kaidō!" (Japanese: 爆走! ウーラー街道!)
Shohei TojoHirohisa SodaMay 6, 1989 (1989-05-06)
12"The Bouma Beast That Became a Star!"
Transcription: "Hoshi ni Natta Bōma Jū!" (Japanese: 星になった暴魔獣!)
Kiyoshi AraiKunio FujiiMay 13, 1989 (1989-05-13)
13"Activate the Witch's Trap!"
Transcription: "Majo ni Wana o Kakero!" (Japanese: 魔女にワナをかけろ!)
Kiyoshi AraiKunio FujiiMay 20, 1989 (1989-05-20)
14"He's Here! The Wandering Exchange Student"
Transcription: "Sanjō! Sasurai Tenkōsei" (Japanese: 参上! さすらい転校生)
Takao NagaishiHirohisa SodaMay 27, 1989 (1989-05-27)
15"Dark Round! Certain-Death Alignment"
Transcription: "Yamimaru! Hissatsu no Shōjun" (Japanese: ヤミマル! 必殺の照準)
Takao NagaishiHirohisa SodaJune 3, 1989 (1989-06-03)
16"Fire the V-Turbo Bazooka"
Transcription: "Ute Bui Tābo Bazūka" (Japanese: 射てVターボバズーカ)
Shohei TojoHirohisa SodaJune 10, 1989 (1989-06-10)
17"The Teacher Who Became a Child"
Transcription: "Kodomo ni Natta Sensei" (Japanese: 子供になった先生)
Shohei TojoKunio FujiiJune 17, 1989 (1989-06-17)
18"5-Minute Transformation"
Transcription: "Go-Funkan no Henshin" (Japanese: 5分間の変身)
Takao NagaishiHirohisa SodaJune 24, 1989 (1989-06-24)
19"Clash! Demon Siblings"
Transcription: "Gekitotsu! Ma Kyōdai" (Japanese: 激突! 魔兄弟)
Takao NagaishiToshiki InoueJuly 1, 1989 (1989-07-01)
20"Bouma Tribe Haruna"
Transcription: "Bōma Zoku Haruna" (Japanese: 暴魔族はるな)
Shohei TojoToshiki InoueJuly 8, 1989 (1989-07-08)
21"Dosukoi Contest"
Transcription: "Dosukoi Shōbu" (Japanese: ドスコイ勝負)
Shohei TojoHirohisa SodaJuly 15, 1989 (1989-07-15)
22"Youth Road!"
Transcription: "Seishun Rōdo!" (Japanese: 青春ロード!)
Takao NagaishiHirohisa SodaJuly 22, 1989 (1989-07-22)
23"A Lot of Ghosts"
Transcription: "Yūrei Ippai" (Japanese: 幽霊いっぱい)
Takao NagaishiKunio FujiiJuly 29, 1989 (1989-07-29)
24"Dreadful! Summer Sea"
Transcription: "Kowai! Natsu no Umi" (Japanese: 怖い! 夏の海)
Kiyoshi AraiHirohisa SodaAugust 5, 1989 (1989-08-05)
25"The Fighting Puppy"
Transcription: "Tatakau Koinu" (Japanese: 戦う子犬)
Kiyoshi AraiHirohisa SodaAugust 12, 1989 (1989-08-12)
26"Riki! Desperate Situation"
Transcription: "Riki! Zettai Zetsumei" (Japanese: 力! 絶体絶命)
Shohei TojoToshiki InoueAugust 19, 1989 (1989-08-19)
27"Girl Bouma Rin"
Transcription: "Shōjo Bōma Rin" (Japanese: 少女暴魔リン)
Shohei TojoMami WatanabeAugust 26, 1989 (1989-08-26)
28"Robo Combination Failure"
Transcription: "Robo Gattai Funō" (Japanese: ロボ合体不能)
Takao NagaishiHirohisa SodaSeptember 2, 1989 (1989-09-02)
29"Hurry! New Model Robo"
Transcription: "Kyōge Shin Daka Robo" (Japanese: 急げ新型ロボ)
Takao NagaishiHirohisa SodaSeptember 9, 1989 (1989-09-09)
30"The End of Lehda"
Transcription: "Rēda no Saigo" (Japanese: レーダの最後)
Shohei TojoHirohisa SodaSeptember 23, 1989 (1989-09-23)
31"Woman Warrior Kirika"
Transcription: "Onna Senshi Kirika" (Japanese: 女戦士キリカ)
Shohei TojoHirohisa SodaSeptember 30, 1989 (1989-09-30)
32"The Big Demonic Mystery Bird!"
Transcription: "Akuma no Dai Kaicho!" (Japanese: 悪魔の大怪鳥!)
Takao NagaishiHirohisa SodaOctober 6, 1989 (1989-10-06)
33"Steal! Yōhei's Face"
Transcription: "Ubae! Yōhei no Kao" (Japanese: 奪え! 洋平の顔)
Takao NagaishiHirohisa SodaOctober 13, 1989 (1989-10-13)
34"Zulten's Sneaky Trick"
Transcription: "Zuruten no Urawaza" (Japanese: ズルテンの裏技)
Shohei TojoHirohisa SodaOctober 20, 1989 (1989-10-20)
35"The Majin Sword That Calls Love"
Transcription: "Ai o Yobu Majin Ken" (Japanese: 愛を呼ぶ魔神剣)
Shohei TojoToshiki InoueOctober 27, 1989 (1989-10-27)
36"Memories of Destiny..."
Transcription: "Unmei no Omoide..." (Japanese: 運命の想い出…)
Takao NagaishiKunio FujiiNovember 3, 1989 (1989-11-03)
37"Mysterious Kung Fu Girl"
Transcription: "Kan Fū Nazo Shōjo" (Japanese: カンフー謎少女)
Takao NagaishiHirohisa SodaNovember 10, 1989 (1989-11-10)
38"The Painting of Hell That Devours People"
Transcription: "Hito o Kuu Jigokue" (Japanese: 人を喰う地獄絵)
Masao MinowaMami WatanabeNovember 17, 1989 (1989-11-17)
39"The End of Lagorn"
Transcription: "Ragōn no Saigo" (Japanese: ラゴーンの最後)
Masao MinowaHirohisa SodaNovember 24, 1989 (1989-11-24)
40"Walk! Child of Shikoku"
Transcription: "Aruke! Shikoku no Ko" (Japanese: 歩け! 四国の子)
Shohei TojoHirohisa SodaDecember 1, 1989 (1989-12-01)
41"The Star Is Me!"
Transcription: "Sutā wa Ore da!" (Japanese: スターは俺だ!)
Shohei TojoHirohisa SodaDecember 8, 1989 (1989-12-08)
42"Scary Birthday!"
Transcription: "Kowai Tanjōbi!" (Japanese: コワイ誕生日!)
Takao NagaishiKunio FujiiDecember 15, 1989 (1989-12-15)
43"The Sixth Warrior!"
Transcription: "Rokunin-me no Senshi!" (Japanese: 6人目の戦士!)
Takao NagaishiToshiki InoueDecember 22, 1989 (1989-12-22)
44"Wandering Bouma Legend"
Transcription: "Nagare Bōma Densetsu" (Japanese: 流れ暴魔伝説)
Masao MinowaMami WatanabeJanuary 5, 1990 (1990-01-05)
45"Super Magic Boy"
Transcription: "Chō Majikku Shōnen" (Japanese: 超マジック少年)
Masao MinowaHirohisa SodaJanuary 12, 1990 (1990-01-12)
46"Lagorn's Counterattack"
Transcription: "Ragōn no Gyakushū" (Japanese: ラゴーンの逆襲)
Takao NagaishiHirohisa SodaJanuary 19, 1990 (1990-01-19)
47"SOS Transformation Failure"
Transcription: "Esu Ō Esu Henshin Funō" (Japanese: SOS変身不能)
Takao NagaishiHirohisa SodaJanuary 26, 1990 (1990-01-26)
48"The Wandering Bouma's Secret"
Transcription: "Nagare Bōma no Himitsu" (Japanese: 流れ暴魔の秘密)
Takao NagaishiHirohisa SodaFebruary 2, 1990 (1990-02-02)
49"Beautiful Kirika"
Transcription: "Utsukushiki Kirika" (Japanese: 美しきキリカ)
Masao MinowaHirohisa SodaFebruary 9, 1990 (1990-02-09)
50"The Dreadful Great Seal"
Transcription: "Osorubeki Dai Fūin" (Japanese: 恐るべき大封印)
Masao MinowaHirohisa SodaFebruary 16, 1990 (1990-02-16)
Final"Graduation of Youth"
Transcription: "Seishun no Sotsugyōshiki" (Japanese: 青春の卒業式)
Masao MinowaHirohisa SodaFebruary 23, 1990 (1990-02-23)

1The first episode of Turboranger was originally scheduled to premiere on February 25, 1989. However, due to the death of Hirohito on January 7, the finale of Liveman was postponed to February 18, thus moving the premiere of Turboranger to March 4.

Cast[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Songs[edit]

Opening theme
Ending theme
  • "Zigzag Youth Road" (ジグザグ青春ロード, Jiguzagu Seishun Rōdo)
    • Lyrics: Ikki Matsumoto
    • Composition: Yoshimasa Inoue
    • Arrangement: Ryō Yonemitsu
    • Artist: Kenta Satou
Final Theme
  • Dance, Beating Heart (Dance, Tokimeku Kokoro
    • Lyrics:
    • Artist: Kenta Satou

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bouma (暴魔) is literally translated as "Violent Demon".
  2. ^ Wular is derived from Urami (恨み, grudge).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Library -- English Titles -- TOEI TV Website". Archived from the original on January 19, 2009. Retrieved 2011-03-26.

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