Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger
|Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger|
|Created by||Toei Company|
|Written by||Naruhisa Arakawa
|Directed by||Katsuya Watanabe
|Narrated by||Toshio Furukawa|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of episodes||50|
|Executive producer(s)||Takeyuki Suzuki|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original channel||TV Asahi|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original run||February 15, 2004– February 6, 2005|
|Preceded by||Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger|
|Followed by||Mahou Sentai Magiranger|
Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger (特捜戦隊デカレンジャー Tokusō Sentai Dekarenjā[Note 1][Note 2]?) is the twenty-eighth production of the Super Sentai television series produced by Toei. The action footage from the show was used for the American series Power Rangers S.P.D..
The opening catchphrase of the series is "S.P.D Special Police Dekaranger. Five detectives who fight cool with burning hearts. Their mission: To combat space criminals who invaded Earth. They will protect the peace and safety of all humanity!" (Ｓ．Ｐ．Ｄ スペシャル ポリス デカレンジャー。燃えるハートでクールに戦う五人の刑事たち。彼らの任務は地球に侵入した宇宙の犯罪たちと戦い、人々の平和と安全を守ることである！ S.P.D Supesharu Porisu Dekarenjā. Moeru hāto de kūru ni tatakau gonin no keiji-tachi. Karera no ninmu wa Chikyū ni shin'nyu shita Uchū no hanzai-tachi to tatakai. Hitobito no heiwa to anzen mo mamoru koto de aru!?).
The story begins when Banban Akaza arrives on Earth to the city of Megalopolis. He is transferred to the S.P.D. (Special Police Dekaranger) Earth branch by his commander. By that time, Agent Abrera, an Alienizer arms dealer, turns his destructive attention to Earth, helping the criminals there. It's up to the Dekarangers to stop them and bring them to justice. The SPD of Earth are stationed in the Deka Base under the command of Doggy Cruger.
Special Police Dekaranger, or S.P.D., has advanced extraterrestrial technology at its disposal, giving its officers suits made out of Deka Metal that make them Dekarangers.
- Erika (3-4) is the princess of a royal intergalactic family who was kidnapped by the Rikomoian Kevakia, who held her for ransom in exchange for the rare but powerful Wellness Stone. She was rescued by Ban and Hoji, who deleted Kevakia. Erika was played by Risa Yoshiki, who later on portrayed Rika Sakurada in Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters.
- Hikaru (7-8) is a young ESPer with the ability to teleport inanimate objects. Originally a street wanderer, he hated humans because they mistreated him due to his powers, and wanted to leave the planet as soon as possible. This was taken in advantage by an Alienizer named Dagonail, who used him for his crimes. However, Jasmine managed to convince him to trust in her, and after Dagonail's defeat, Hikaru left the planet to join the SPD training academy.
- Zamuzan Maira (ザムザ星人マイラ Zamuzaseijin Maira?, 9-10)
- Myra is a beautiful young woman who was the subject of a stakeout run by the Dekarangers, as her ex-boyfriend - the Alienizer Shake - had escaped from prison and it was suspected that he would be heading her way. Mesmerized by her beauty, Ban forgot the stakeout rules and socialized with her, pretending to be the plumber of her apartment building. Shake indeed came to Earth for Myra, but despite the fact that the Dekarangers protected her, she lost respect for Ban for lying to her. In the end, after the Dekarangers deleted Shake, she and Ban became friends again (but only strictly friends) after he stuck to his promise of protecting her. Myra was portrayed by Nana Nakamoto.
- Ocarnan Amy (オカーナ星人エイミー Okānaseijin Eimī?, 12)
- Amy is a giant alien baby whose cradle pod landed on Earth. Amy is able to grow into giant-size, but because she cannot control this ability yet, she has a special pacifier on her mouth to inhibit the growth. Umeko was assigned to take care of Amy until her parents arrive to pick her up. An Igaroid, however, was sent by Agent Abrella to kidnap Amy, for her cries are shock-waves powerful enough to cause mass-destruction. In a sense of "motherly" defense, Deka Pink used Dekaranger Robo to destroy the Igaroid and Devil Capture 3 to protect Amy. Shortly after the ordeal, Amy returned to her home planet with her parents.
- Flora (フローラ Furōra?, 15-16)
- Flora is an android designed after a teenage girl. Her original purpose was serving as the brain of a monster called Gigas, as the intent of her creator Meteus, who referred to her as Meria. However, she met Sen and befriended him. During the time being, Sen helped her to develop "a heart", so she could be more than just machine. She was later captured by Meteus, but saved by Deka Master, who killed Meteus. Flora was accepted as human and joined SPD central HQ on another planet. Flora is portrayed by Ayatsuki Takaou.
- Zoinaian Baytonin (ゾイナー星人ベートニン Zoināseijin Bētonin?, 18)
- Baytonin is an alien from Planet Zoina who crashed landed in Kyoto during Feudal Era Japan. A samurai - who turned out to be Ban's ancestor - taught him the ways of bushido and samurai conduct. Baytonin ended up in present-day Kyoto, confused by the changes and Abrella made him believe the Dekarangers were invaders with bad intentions. But after Ban defeated him with Doggie's D-Sword Vega, Baytonin realized the truth and helped them. His species ages slower than humans, according to Jasmine, the age difference is 60,000 years.
- Shinnooian Hakutaku (シンノー星人ハクタク Shinnōseijin Hakutaku?, 25, 34, 48)
- Hakutaku is a wise woman who has knowledge of all space herbs and sometimes changes herself into a human teenage girl. She has a third eye in the shape of a small red jewel. Tetsu and the other five Dekaranger are under her care but Sencan is the one who needed the most of her guidance. She had a thing for Sencan, remaining on Earth to gather enough money for their wedding. On the second to last episode of Dekaranger, she with Gin and the rest of Japan cheered on the Dekarangers to victory.
- Slorpean Faraway (スロープ星人ファラウェイ Surōpu Seijin Farawei?, 30)
- Faraway is a small-time criminal who has an appearance similar to that of a Ganguro girl, who Ban could not stand. She was given a mysterious gem by Abrella. Upon her arrival on Earth, she was captured by SPD. However, using her kind's talent of hacking, she escaped from the Deka Base and met up with her old boyfriend, presenting the gem to him. After being caught up with by the team, Agent Abrella arrived and revealed that the gem was a targeting device for a devastating missile after Faraway ate it. Her boyfriend once again dumped her in fear of being killed by the missile. To add insult to injury, the Igaroid that Abrella sent out noted her life isn't worth anything, but Ban stuck up for her. After Ban and the Dekaranger team stopped Abrella's androids from jettisoning Faraway to space before quickly destroying the missile with Deka Base Robo, Faraway was pardoned for her part as she began to flirt with Ban, much to his dismay.
- Chanbenarian Gin (チャンベーナ星人ギン Chanbēnaseijin Gin?, 34, 48)
- Gin is a cat-like alien child who tried to steal medicine from Hakutaku for his sick mother after he was unable to buy it with the pearl he found, but was stopped and befriended by Sencan. Gin later learn that the pearl he found was a tool Gineeka uses to mark his prey, though he survived thanks to stealing a spatula that shielded him from the shot. In the end, his mother received medicine from Hakutaku at Sencan's request. In Episode 48 before the end credits, he with Hakutaku and the rest of Japan cheered on the Dekarangers to win.
- Chou San (チョウ・サン Chō San?, 35)
- Chou was a retired detective and was seeking revenge on Raja because he killed his daughter 13 years ago, but was never able to prove it. Deka Yellow showed him his errors of his ways while confirming his theory.
- Mikean Teresa (マイク星人テレサ Maikuseijin Teresa?, 37)
- Teresa is a female singer and guitarist who was Hoji's girlfriend. It was revealed that she was suffering from a terminal disease after working in a dangerous mining planet years ago. Her younger brother Clord was secretly working on a cure, but it involved lethally taking nutrients out of young women. Hoji, who was working on a Tokkyou gold badge promotion, was left no choice but to delete Clord. This resulted in him tragically breaking up with Teresa, and his refusal of the gold badge out of the resulting guilt.
- Falufian Yaako (ファルファ星人ヤーコ Farufaseijin Yāko?, 38)
- Yaako is a small alien child that somewhat resembles a piglet; hence Ban calling her "kobuta-chan" (the Japanese word for piglet). She has the ability to manipulate locks; because of this, she was partnered with the Alienizer Gyanjava to commit mass burglary across the galaxy. One day, she ran away from Gyanjava and approached the SPD for protection. During the escort operation, Yaako and Ban were tricked into riding a bicycle rigged with a speed-sensitive explosive set up by Gyanjava, who revealed that he killed Yaako's parents and kidnapped her to do his dirty work. Ban and Yaako rode the bicycle away from the city, but an ambush by an army of Batsuroids and Anaroids forced them off a cliff. It was at this moment that Yaako's heart sparked and she changed into her true form - a beautiful humanoid teenage girl with wings, saving Ban from the explosion. She then used her power to strip Gyanjava of his armor before Ban deleted him. In the end, Yaako was assigned to help the SPD. Yaako was played by Shoko Nakagawa.
Other Sentai Teams
- Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger: 2003 Sentai hero team. Appeared in Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger vs. Abaranger. At first the main 3 members, Ryouga/AbaRed, Yukito/AbareBlue and Ranru/AbareYellow, were arrested for attacking the metropolis. Soon after, the Dekaranger team learned that the Abarangers were actually hunting down a mysterious Alienizer known as Kazak, who was planning to resurrect the evil Evolien god Dezumorlya. After facing revived (and strangely speechless) Alienizers, Asuka/AbareBlack travelled from Dino Earth to join the rest of the team. Kazak failed to resurrect Dezumorlya, instead resurrecting Mikoto/AbareKiller and his Burstosaur TopGaler, as well. After successfully defeating all of the Alienizer's and the Evolien "Saunaginnan," Mikoto left for the afterlife again, and the rest of the team celebrated their victory before parting ways. Though the Dekarangers at first disliked the Abarangers' amateurish methods especially Ban who didn't get along with Ryouga initially, because Ryouga was distracted during battle by a promise he made to his niece/daughter Mai, ultimately the Dekarangers learn that a hero doesn't need to be a trained professional.
- Mahou Sentai Magiranger: Met up in Magiranger vs. Dekaranger, starting from when an Alienizer attacked the restaurant Umeko and the Ozu siblings (and Hikaru) were in on Fantastic Happy Day. Ban also returns from the Fire Squad to delete an Alienizer that formerly worked with Infershia. When Urara (Magi Blue) and Jasmine both get captured, the two teams work together to put a stop to the Alienizer and to prevent them from taking the Flower of Heaven that was entrusted to the Ozu siblings' mother. Unfortunately, Ban and Kai (Magi Red) don't get along at first. The Dekaranger learn from the Ozu siblings and Hikaru about the meaning of family.
Space Criminals Alienizer
Space Criminals Alienizer (宇宙犯罪者アリエナイザー Uchū Hanzaisha Arienaizā?) is the generic name given to aliens that commit various forms of crime, on Earth and on other planets.
The episode titles only contain katakana, as they are read in English.
- Fireball Newcomer (ファイヤーボール・ニューカマー Faiyābōru Nyūkamā?)
- Robo Impact (ロボ・インパクト Robo Inpakuto?)
- Perfect Blue (パーフェクト・ブルー Pāfekuto Burū?)
- Cyber Dive (サイバー・ダイブ Saibā Daibu?)
- Buddy Murphy (バディ・マーフィー Badi Māfī?)
- Green Mystery (グリーン・ミステリー Gurīn Misuterī?)
- Silent Telepathy (サイレント・テレパシー Sairento Terepashī?)
- Rainbow Vision (レインボー・ビジョン Reinbō Bijon?)
- Stakeout Trouble (ステイクアウト・トラブル Suteikuauto Toraburu?)
- Trust Me (トラスト・ミー Torasuto Mī?)
- Pride Sniper (プライド・スナイパー Puraido Sunaipā?)
- Babysitter Syndrome (ベビーシッター・シンドローム Bebīshittā Shindorōmu?)
- High Noon Dogfight (ハイヌーン・ドッグファイト Hai Nūn Doggufaito?)
- Please, Boss (プリーズ・ボス Purīzu Bosu?)
- Android Girl (アンドロイド・ガール Andoroido Gāru?)
- Giant Destroyer (ジャイアント・デストロイヤー Jaianto Desutoroiyā?)
- Twin Cam Angel (ツインカム・エンジェル Tsuin Kamu Enjeru?)
- Samurai Go West (サムライ・ゴーウエスト Samurai Gō Uesuto?)
- Fake Blue (フェイク・ブルー Feiku Burū?)
- Running Hero (ランニング・ヒーロー Ranningu Hīrō?)
- Mad Brothers (マッド・ブラザーズ Maddo Burazāzu?)
- Full Throttle Elite (フルスロットル・エリート Furu Surottoru Erīto?)
- Brave Emotion (ブレイブ・エモーション Bureibu Emōshon?)
- Cutie Negotiator (キューティー・ネゴシエイター Kyūtī Negoshietā?)
- Witness Grandma (ウィットネス・グランマ Wittonesu Guranma?)
- Cool Passion (クール・パッション Kūru Passhon?)
- Funky Prisoner (ファンキー・プリズナー Fankī Purizunā?)
- Alienizer Returns (アリエナイザー・リターンズ Arienaizā Ritānzu?)
- Mirror Revenger (ミラー・リベンジャー Mirā Ribenjā?)
- Gal Hazard (ギャル・ハザード Gyaru Hazādo?)
- Princess Training (プリンセス・トレーニング Purinsesu Torēningu?)
- Discipline March (ディシプリン・マーチ Dishipurin Māchi?)
- SWAT Mode On (スワットモード・オン Suwatto Mōdo On?)
- Celeb Game (セレブ・ゲーム Serebu Gēmu?)
- Unsolved Case (アンソルブド・ケース Ansorubudo Kēsu?)
- Mother Universe (マザー・ユニバース Mazā Yunibāsu?)
- Hard Boiled License (ハードボイルド・ライセンス Hādo Boirudo Raisensu?)
- Cycling Bomb (サイクリング・ボム Saikuringu Bomu?)
- Requiem World (レクイエム・ワールド Rekuiemu Wārudo?)
- Gold Badge Education (ゴールドバッヂ・エデュケーション Gōrudo Baddji Edyukēshon?)
- Trick Room (トリック・ルーム Torikku Rūmu?)
- Skull Talking (スカル・トーキング Sukaru Tōkingu?)
- Meteor Catastrophe (メテオ・カタストロフ Meteo Katasutorofu?)
- Mortal Campaign (モータル・キャンペーン Mōtaru Kyanpēn?)
- Accidental Present (アクシデンタル・プレゼント Akushidentaru Purezento?)
- Propose Panic (プロポーズ・パニック Puropōzu Panikku?)
- Wild Heart, Cool Brain (ワイルドハート・クールブレイン Wairudo Hāto Kūru Burein?)
- Fireball Succession (ファイヤーボール・サクセション Faiyābōru Sakuseshon?)
- Devil's Deka Base (デビルズ・デカベース Debiruzu Deka bēsu?)
- Forever Dekaranger (フォーエバー・デカレンジャー Fōebā Dekarenjā?)
Full Blast Action
Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger The Movie: Full Blast Action (特捜戦隊デカレンジャー THE MOVIE フルブラスト・アクション Tokusō Sentai Dekarenjā Za Mūbī Furu Burasto Akushon?) opened in Japanese theaters on September 11, 2004, double-billed with Kamen Rider Blade: Missing Ace.
Dekaranger vs. Abaranger
Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger vs. Abaranger (特捜戦隊デカレンジャーVSアバレンジャー Tokusō Sentai Dekarenjā tai Abarenjā?) was released direct-to-video on March 25, 2005, featuring a crossover between the Dekaranger and Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger cast and characters.
Magiranger vs. Dekaranger
Mahou Sentai Magiranger vs. Dekaranger (魔法戦隊マジレンジャーVSデカレンジャー Mahō Sentai Magirenjā tai Dekarenjā?) was released direct-to-video on March 10, 2006, featuring a crossover between the Mahou Sentai Magiranger and Dekaranger cast and characters.
Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger: Deka Red vs. Deka Break is a special video produced by Kadokawa Shoten, featuring a showdown between Deka Red and Deka Break over who the better Dekaranger is.
Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger/Futari wa Pretty Cure was the crossover of Super Sentai and Pretty Cure series.
- Ban (バン?) (Banban Akaza (赤座 伴番 Akaza Banban?)): Ryuji Sainei (載寧 龍二 Sainei Ryūji?)
- Hoji (ホージー Hōjī?) (Hoji Tomasu (戸増 宝児 Tomasu Hōji?)): Tsuyoshi Hayashi (林 剛史 Hayashi Tsuyoshi?)
- Sen-chan (センちゃん?) (Sen'ichi Enari (江成 仙一 Enari Sen'ichi?)): Yousuke Ito (伊藤 陽佑 Itō Yōsuke?)
- Jasmine (ジャスミン Jasumin?) (Marika Reimon (礼紋 茉莉花 Reimon Marika?)): Ayumi Kinoshita (木下 あゆ美 Kinoshita Ayumi?)
- Umeko (ウメコ?) (Koume Kodou (胡堂 小梅 Kodō Koume?)): Mika Kikuchi (菊地 美香 Kikuchi Mika?)
- Tetsu (テツ?) (Tekkan Aira (姶良 鉄幹 Aira Tekkan?)): Tomokazu Yoshida (吉田 友一 Yoshida Tomokazu?)
- Doggie Kruger (ドギー・クルーガー Dogī Kurūgā?) (Voice): Tetsu Inada (稲田 徹 Inada Tetsu?)
- Swan-san (スワンさん Suwan-san?) (Cignian Swan Shiratori (白鳥スワン Shiratori Suwan?)): Mako Ishino (石野 真子 Ishino Mako?)
- Lisa Teagle (リサ・ティーゲル Risa Tīgeru?): Mie Nanamori (七森 美江 Nanamori Mie?)
- Numa-O (ヌマ・O Numa Ō?) (Voice): Kazuhiko Kishino (岸野 一彦 Kishino Kazuhiko?)
- Agent Abrella (エージェント・アブレラ Ējento Aburera?) (Voice): Ryūsei Nakao (中尾 隆聖 Nakao Ryūsei?)
- Igaroid (Voice), Uniga (Voice): Kazuya Nakai (中井 和哉 Nakai Kazuya?)
- Narrator: Toshio Furukawa (古川 登志夫 Furukawa Toshio?)
- Camille/Succubus Hells: Mayu Gamou (蒲生 麻由 Gamou Mayu?)
- Opening theme
- "Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger" (特捜戦隊デカレンジャー Tokusō Sentai Dekarenjā?)
- Ending themes
- "Midnight Dekaranger" (ミッドナイト デカレンジャー Middonaito Dekarenjā?)
- "Dekaranger Action"
- Artist: Psychic Lover
- "Girls in trouble! DEKARANGER"
- Tokusō (特捜?) translates as "Special Investigation". In the series context, the word "Special Police" (omitting the "Sentai" name) was used as the English translation of the series title.
- Deka (刑事?) is the Japanese colloquial slang for a detective on the police force, and is also Greek for the number 10.
- Official Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger website on super-sentai.net
- Toei's Official Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger site
- TV Asahi's official Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger site