Himitsu Sentai Gorenger

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Himitsu Sentai Gorenger
GenreTokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Spy fiction
Created byShotaro Ishinomori
Developed byShozo Uehara
Written byShozo Uehara
Susumu Takaku
Hikaru Arai
Hirohisa Soda
Kimio Hirayama
Keisuke Fujiwara
Directed byKōichi Takemoto
Minoru Yamada
Katsuhiko Taguchi
Hidetoshi Kitamura
Michio Konishi
StarringNaoya Makoto
Hiroshi Miyauchi
Baku Hatakeyama
Lisa Komaki
Yukio Itō
Tamegoro Sudo
Narrated byNobuo Tanaka
Tōru Ohira
Opening theme"Susume! Gorenger" by Isao Sasaki & Mitsuko Horie
Ending theme"Himitsu Sentai Gorenger" by Isao Sasaki
"Mi Yo!! Gorenger" by Isao Sasaki, Koorogi '73 & Wilbees
Composer(s)Michiaki Watanabe
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes84
Production
Producer(s)Takafumi Hagino
Tōru Hirayama
Michihisa Yanagisawa
Susumu Yoshikawa
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Toei Company
Ishimori Productions
Release
Original networkTV Asahi
Original releaseApril 5, 1975 (1975-04-05) –
March 26, 1977 (1977-03-26)
Chronology
Followed byJ.A.K.Q. Dengekitai

Himitsu Sentai Gorenger is a Japanese television series. It is the 1st in Toei's Super Sentai series. Gorenger, by Shotaro Ishinomori, was the first in the long-running Super Sentai metaseries of tokusatsu programming. The series aired on NET (now TV Asahi) from April 4, 1975 to March 26, 1977, 84 episodes.

Plot[change | change source]

When world peace is threatened by the emergence of a terrorist group called the Black Cross Army, EAGLE, the Earth Guard League, is formed to combat the threat. The Black Cross Army sends five operatives to destroy each EAGLE branch in Japan, killing all expect for five agents. These surviving agents are summoned to a secret base located underneath the snack shop "Gon", where they are recruited by EAGLE Japan's commander, Gonpachi Edogawa. They become the Himitsu Sentai Gorengers and are given electronic battlesuits that endow them with superhuman strength and speed. The five dedicate themselves to stopping the Black Cross Army and it's leader, the Black Cross Führer.

Characters[change | change source]

Gorengers[change | change source]

Actor Name Rangers
Naoya Makoto Tsuyoshi Kaijou Akarenger
Hiroshi Miyauchi Akira Shinmei Aorenger
Bate Hatakeyama ▶ Tamegoro Sudo Daita Ooiwa ▶ Daigoro Kumano Kirenger
Lisa Komaki Peggy Matsuyama Momorenger
Yukio Ito Kenji Asuka Midorenger

Cast[change | change source]

  • Tsuyoshi Kaijou / Akarenger: Naoya Makoto
  • Akira Shinmei / Aorenger: Hiroshi Miyauchi
  • Daita Ooiwa / Kirenger I: Baku Hatakeyama
  • Daigoro Kumano / Kirenger II: Tamegoro Sudo
  • Peggy Matsuyama / Momorenger: Lisa Komaki
  • Kenji Asuka / Midorenger: Yukio Itō

Voice actor[change | change source]

  • Narration: Nobuo Tanaka (1–14): Tōru Ohira (15–84)

Songs[change | change source]

Opening theme
  • "Susume! Gorenger" ("Proceed! Gorenger")
    • Lyrics: Shotaro Ishinomori
    • Composition & arrangement: Michiaki Watanabe
    • Artist: Isao Sasaki and Mitsuko Horie with Colombia Yurikago-kai (chorus)
Ending themes
  • "Himitsu Sentai Gorenger" (Secret Squad Gorengers)
    • Lyrics: Saburo Yatsude
    • Composition & Arrangement: Michiaki Watanabe
    • Artist: Isao Sasaki with Koorogi '73
    • Episodes: 1―63
  • "Mi Yo!! Gorenger" ("Look!! Gorenger")
    • Lyrics: Shotaro Ishinomori
    • Composition & arrangement: Michiaki Watanabe
    • Artist: Isao Sasaki and Koorogi '73 with Wilbees
    • Episodes: 64―84