Seijuu Sentai Gingaman

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Seijuu Sentai Gingaman
Gingaman-title.jpg
The title card for Seijuu Sentai Gingaman
Genre action-fantasy
Tokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Created by Toei
Written by Yasuko Kobayashi
Junki Takegami
Naruhisa Arakawa
Tsuyoshi Kida
Tetsuo Okita
Kei Murayama
Directed by Ryuta Tasaki
Masato Tsujino
Takao Nagaishi
Hajime Konaka
Satoshi Morota
Starring Kazuki Maehara
Kōji Sueyoshi
Shōei
Nobuaki Takahashi
Juri Miyazawa
Teruaki Ogawa
Kei Mizutani
Narrated by Norio Wakamoto[1]
Opening theme "Seijuu Sentai Gingaman"
by Ryu Kisami
Ending theme "Hadashi no Kokoro De"
by Ryu Kisami
Composer(s) Toshihiko Sahashi
Country of origin Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
No. of episodes 50
Production
Producer(s) Kenji Ōta (TV Asahi)
Shigenori Takadera (Toei)
Kōichi Yada (Toei Agency)
Running time approx. 25 minutes
Release
Original network TV Asahi
Original release February 22, 1998 – February 14, 1999
Chronology
Preceded by Denji Sentai Megaranger
Followed by Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive
External links
Website www.toei.co.jp/tv/user/program/read_story3.asp?Command=Old&SID=16

Seijuu Sentai Gingaman (星獣戦隊ギンガマン, Seijū Sentai Gingaman, [Note 1]) is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. It is Toei's 22nd entry of the Super Sentai television series. The series aired from February 22, 1998 to February 14, 1999 airing alongside Tetsuwan Tantei Robotack. Its footage was used in the adaptation of Power Rangers Lost Galaxy.

This series is not to be confused with the one-time villainous but humorous Sentai from Chikyu Sentai Fiveman, the Ginga Sentai Gingaman.

Plot[edit]

Three thousand years ago, the Space Pirates Barban invaded Earth. The Star Beasts and the first Gingamen, warriors of the Ginga Forest, fought them with a mystical power known as Earth and eventually imprisoned them. The Ginga people later cloaked their forest within marked boundaries and passed on the duty of the Ginga warriors through generations.

In the present day, Hyuuga, Hayate, Gouki, Hikaru and Saya are chosen as the 133rd warriors of the Star Beast Swords. Ryouma is very happy that his elder brother Hyuuga succeeds to the title. When Elder Ohghi holds the succession ceremony of Star Beast Swords, an earthquake breaks the seal on the Barban.

Ohghi orders the 133rd warriors to get the Ginga Braces hidden in Roaring Mountain. However, the Barban attacks them to prevent the birth of the new Gingamen. During the battle, Hyuuga is swallowed into a crack in the ground created by the Barban's leader, Captain Zahab. Enraged, Ryouma activates his hidden Earth power and awakens the Ginga Braces. The Gingaman fight together with the Star Beasts against the Barban, who desire to revive the Demon Beast Daitanix, on whose corpse they built their castle.

Characters[edit]

Gingamen[edit]

The Gingamen are descendants of the original Gingamen from the Ginga Forest who use a fighting style originating 3,000 years ago and are chosen at a ceremony to become the current Gingamen.

Ryouma/Ginga Red (リョウマ/ギンガレッド, Ryōma/Ginga Reddo)
The team leader who assumed the title of Ginga Red to honor his brother. His Earth power is fire and his Star Beast partner is Gingaleon.
Hayate/Ginga Green (ハヤテ/ギンガグリーン, Hayate/Ginga Gurīn)
The cool and quick-witted second in command, he is an expert flute player. His Earth power is wind and his Star Beast partner is Gingalcon.
Gouki/Ginga Blue (ゴウキ/ギンガブルー, Gōki/Ginga Burū)
The gentle-hearted strongman whose Earth power is water. His Star Beast partner is Gingarilla.
Hikaru/Ginga Yellow (ヒカル/ギンガイエロー, Hikaru/Ginga Yerō)
The mischievous glutton of the team whose Earth power is thunder. His Star Beast partner is Gingaverick.
Saya/Ginga Pink (サヤ/ギンガピンク, Saya/Ginga Pinku)
The introverted female member of the team. Her Earth power is flowers and her Star Beast partner is Gingat.
Hyuuga/Black Knight (ヒュウガ/黒騎士, Hyūga/Kurokishi)
Originally meant to be Ginga Red, Hyuga was presumed dead until he resurfaced and inherited Bullblack's ability to become the Black Knight. His Earth power is fire and his Star Beast partner is Goutaurus.

Space Pirates Barban[edit]

The Space Pirates Barban (宇宙海賊バルバン, Uchū Kaizoku Baruban) are a group of pirates who have destroyed many planets along the Milky Way. Their headquarters, the Rowdy Invincible Castle (荒くれ無敵城, Arakure Mutekijō), is mounted on the back of Daitanix. They once tried to invade Earth 3,000 years ago, but the first generation of Gingamen and the Star Beasts sealed them at the bottom of the sea. In the present day, an earthquake brakes the seal and releases the Barban, who plan to awaken Daitanix in our time. Its four great armies plot various strategies in order to achieve it.

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1 "The Legendary Blades"
"Densetsu no Yaiba" (伝説の刃(やいば)) 
February 22, 1998
2 "The Starbeasts' Return"
"Seijū no Sairai" (星獣の再来) 
March 1, 1998
3 "The Earth's Wisdom"
"Daichi no Chie" (大地の知恵) 
March 8, 1998
4 "The Earth's Heart"
"Āsu no Kokoro" (アースの心) 
March 15, 1998
5 "The Sure-Kill Fang"
"Hissatsu no Kiba" (必殺の機刃(きば)) 
March 22, 1998
6 "The Starbeasts' Crisis"
"Seijū no Kiki" (星獣の危機) 
March 29, 1998
7 "Time of Revival"
"Fukkatsu no Toki" (復活の時) 
April 5, 1998
8 "Love's Culinary"
"Aijō no Ryōri" (愛情の料理) 
April 12, 1998
9 "Secret Kitten"
"Himitsu no Koneko" (秘密の子猫) 
April 19, 1998
10 "The Wind's Flute"
"Kaze no Fue" (風の笛) 
April 26, 1998
11 "A Warrior's Devotion"
"Senshi no Junjō" (戦士の純情) 
May 3, 1998
12 "Nightmare Reunited"
"Akumu no Saikai" (悪夢の再会) 
May 10, 1998
13 "Beast Attack Rehearsal"
"Gyakuten no Jūgekibō" (逆転の獣撃棒) 
May 17, 1998
14 "Two Sayas"
"Futari no Saya" (二人のサヤ) 
May 24, 1998
15 "Terrifying Hiccups"
"Kyōfu no Shakkuri" (恐怖のしゃっくり) 
May 31, 1998
16 "Homeland of the Heart"
"Kokoro no Kokyō" (心の故郷) 
June 7, 1998
17 "True Courage"
"Hontō no Yūki" (本当の勇気) 
June 14, 1998
18 "The Mysterious Black Knight"
"Nazo no Kuro Kishi" (謎の黒騎士) 
June 28, 1998
19 "The Vengeful Knight"
"Fukushū no Kishi" (復讐の騎士) 
July 5, 1998
20 "The One-Man Battle"
"Hitori no Tatakai" (ひとりの戦い) 
July 12, 1998
21 "The Tomato's Trial"
"Tomato no Shiren" (トマトの試練) 
July 19, 1998
22 "Appearance of Light"
"Hikari no Shutsugen" (光の出現) 
August 2, 1998
23 "End of the Contest"
"Sōdatsu no Hate" (争奪の果て) 
August 9, 1998
24 "Budou's Tenacity"
"Budo no Shūnen" (ブドーの執念) 
August 16, 1998
25 "The Black Knight's Determination"
"Kuro Kishi no Ketsui" (黒騎士の決意) 
August 23, 1998
26 "Brothers of Flame"
"Honō no Kyōdai" (炎の兄弟) 
August 30, 1998
27 "The Mummy's Allure"
"Miira no Yūwaku" (ミイラの誘惑) 
September 6, 1998
28 "Papa's Sudden Change"
"Papa no Hyōhen" (パパの豹変) 
September 13, 1998
29 "Dark Merchant"
"Yami no Shōnin" (闇の商人) 
September 20, 1998
30 "Steel Starbeasts"
"Hagane no Seijū" (鋼の星獣) 
September 27, 1998
31 "Cursed Stone"
"Noroi no Ishi" (呪いの石) 
October 4, 1998
32 "The Mobile Horse of Friendship"
"Yūjō no Kidō Uma" (友情の機動馬) 
October 11, 1998
33 "Yearning for Saya"
"Akogare no Saya" (憧れのサヤ) 
October 18, 1998
34 "Invulnerable Iliess"
"Fujimi no Iriesu" (不死身のイリエス) 
October 25, 1998
35 "Gouki's Choice"
"Gōki no Sentaku" (ゴウキの選択) 
November 1, 1998
36 "Invincible Haruhiko"
"Muteki no Haruhiko" (無敵の晴彦) 
November 8, 1998
37 "Bucrates's Ambition"
"Bukuratesu no Yabō" (ブクラテスの野望) 
November 15, 1998
38 "Hyuuga's Determination"
"Hyūga no Ketsudan" (ヒュウガの決断) 
November 22, 1998
39 "The Heart's Massage"
"Kokoro no Massāji" (心のマッサージ) 
November 29, 1998
40 "The Majin of Sadness"
"Kanashimi no Majin" (哀しみの魔人) 
December 6, 1998
41 "The Demon-Beast's Revival"
"Majū no Fukkatsu" (魔獣の復活) 
December 13, 1998
42 "The Horrible Demon-Beast"
"Senritsu no Majū" (戦慄の魔獣) 
December 20, 1998
43 "Legendary Footprints"
"Densetsu no Ashioto" (伝説の足跡) 
December 27, 1998
44 "Earth's Demon-Beast"
"Chikyū no Majū" (地球の魔獣) 
January 3, 1999
45 "The Fairy's Tears"
"Yōsei no Namida" (妖精の涙) 
January 10, 1999
46 "Winds of Rage"
"Ikari no Kaze" (怒りの風) 
January 17, 1999
47 "The Demon's Scheme"
"Akuma no Sakuryaku" (悪魔の策略) 
January 24, 1999
48 "Moak's End"
"Mōku no Saigo" (モークの最期) 
January 31, 1999
49 "The Miraculous Mountain"
"Kiseki no Yama" (奇跡の山) 
February 7, 1999
50 "Tomorrow's Legends"
"Ashita no Rejendo" (明日の伝説(レジェンド)) 
February 14, 1999

Cast[edit]

  • Ryouma (リョウマ, Ryōma): Kazuki Maehara (前原 一輝, Maehara Kazuki)
  • Hayate (ハヤテ, Hayate): Koji (Played as Kōji Sueyoshi (末吉 宏司, Sueyoshi Kōji))
  • Gouki (ゴウキ, Gōki): Shōei (照英, Shōei)
  • Hikaru (ヒカル, Hikaru): Nobuaki Takahashi (高橋 伸顕, Takahashi Nobuaki)
  • Saya (サヤ, Saya), Misaki Hoshino (Episode 14): Juri Miyazawa (宮澤 寿梨, Miyazawa Juri)
  • Hyuuga (ヒュウガ, Hyūga): Teruaki Ogawa (小川 輝明, Ogawa Teruaki)
  • Haruhiko Aoyama (青山 晴彦, Aoyama Haruhiko): Yoshihiko Takamoku (高杢 禎彦, Takamoku Yoshihiko)
  • Yuuta Aoyama (青山 勇太, Aoyama Yuuta): Shogo Hayakawa (早川 翔吾, Hayakawa Shōgo)
  • Suzuko Mizusawa (水澤 鈴子, Mizusawa Suzuko): Makiko Yoshida (吉田 真希子, Yoshida Makiko)
  • Shunsuke Kishimoto (岸本 俊介): Yuji Kishi (岸 祐二, Kishi Yūji)
  • Elder Orghi (長老オーギ, Choro Ogi): Hiroshi Arikawa (有川 博, Arikawa Hiroshi)
  • Miharu (ミハル): Noriko Tanaka (田中 規子, Tanaka Noriko)
  • Krantz (クランツ, Kurantsu): Masanori Ōtani (大谷 政憲, Ōtani Masanori)
  • Steerwoman Shelinda (操舵士シェリンダ, Sōdashi Sherinda): Kei Mizutani (水谷 ケイ, Mizutani Kei)
  • Moak (モーク, Moku, Voice): Rokurō Naya (納谷 六朗, Naya Rokurō)
  • Bokku (ボック, Bokku, Voice): Sanae Miyuki (深雪 さなえ, Miyuki Sanae)
  • BullBlack (ブルブラック, Buru Burakku, Voice): Kōji Ochiai (落合 弘治, Ochiai Kōji)
  • Captain Zahab (ゼイハブ船長, Zeihabu-senchō, Voice): Hidekatsu Shibata (柴田 秀勝, Shibata Hidekatsu)
  • Barreled Scholar Bucrates (樽学者ブクラテス, Tarugakusha Bukuratesu, Voice): Chafurin (茶風林, Chafurin)
  • Gun Boss Sambash (銃頭サンバッシュ, Jūtō Sanbasshu, Voice): Nobuyuki Hiyama (檜山 修之, Hiyama Nobuyuki)
  • Sword General Budoh (剣将ブドー, Kenshō Budō, Voice): Kazuo Hayashi (林 一夫, Hayashi Kazuo)
  • Spectral Empress Iliess (妖帝イリエス, Yōtei Iriesu, Voice): Gara Takashima (高島 雅羅, Takashima Gara)
  • Destruction King Battobas (破王バットバス, Haō Battobasu, Voice): Takeshi Watabe (渡部 猛, Watabe Takeshi)
  • Dark Merchant Biznella (闇商人ビズネラ, Yamishōnin Bizunera, Voice): Kaneto Shiozawa (塩沢 兼人, Shiozawa Kaneto)
  • Narrator (ナレーター, Narētā): Norio Wakamoto (若本 規夫, Wakamoto Norio)

Songs[edit]

Opening theme
  • "Seijuu Sentai Gingaman" (星獣戦隊ギンガマン, Seijū Sentai Gingaman)
Ending theme
  • "Hadashi no Kokoro de" (はだしの心で, "Naked Mind")
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition: Masao Ideguchi (出口 雅生, Ideguchi Masao)
    • Arrangement: Kōichirō Kameyama (亀山 耕一郎, Kameyama Kōichirō)
    • Artist: Ryū Kisami

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Seijū (星獣) is literally translated as "Star Beast".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Gingaman Website" (in Japanese). Toei. Retrieved 2007-08-04. 

External links[edit]