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|WARNING: This episode contains scenes of blood and bloodshed. Viewer discretion is advised!|
The Time Fugitives (時の逃亡者 Toki no Tōbōsha) is the first episode of Mirai Sentai Timeranger. It is the opening episode of the two-part opening storyline of the season.
Four recruits of the Time Defense Bureau are tricked into sending themselves and an infamous criminal one-thousand years into the past; leading to them teaming up with a man of this era to stop him as the Timeranger.
By the year 3000, the Earth had reached an era of newfound prosperity. United with various races from other planets, space and time travel became possible. 10 years after the invention of the first time machine, the Time Defense Bureau already had it's mission to preserve history and prevent time travel; constant time travel had endangered the 30th century in the past and the Bureau existed as a precaution.
- Tatsuya Asami (浅見 竜也 Asami Tatsuya), Captain Ryuya (リュウヤ隊長 Ryūya Taichō): Masaru Nagai (永井 大 Nagai Masaru)
- Yuri (ユウリ Yūri): Mika Katsumura (勝村 美香 Katsumura Mika)
- Ayase (アヤセ): Yūji Kido (城戸 裕次 Kido Yūji)
- Domon (ドモン): Shūhei Izumi (和泉 宗兵 Izumi Shūhei)
- Sion (シオン Shion): Masahiro Kuranuki (倉貫 匡弘 Kuranuki Masahiro)
- Navigator Robo Tac (ナビゲーターロボタック Nabigētā Robo Takku, Voice): Yūsuke Numata (沼田 祐介 Numata Yūsuke)
- Lila (リラ Rira): Asami Kuru (久瑠 あさ美 Kuru Asami)
- Don Dolnero (ドン・ドルネロ Don Dorunero, Voice): Ryūzaburō Ōtomo (大友 龍三郎 Ōtomo Ryūzaburō)
- Gien (ギエン Voice): Kōji Tobe (戸部 公爾 Tobe Kōji)
- High Rank TDF Member: Koji Yamanaka (山中康司 Yamanaka Kōji), Toshio Yoshizaki (吉崎敏夫 Yoshizaki Toshio)
- Operator: Takemi (岳美)
- Prison Manager: Yoshinori Okamoto (岡本美登 Okamoto Yoshinori)
- Prison Guard (Gien Disguise): Satoshi Wada (和田 智 Wada Satoshi)
- TDF Radio (Voice): Mami Nakajima (中島麻実 Nakajima Mami)
- Man who falls out of his car: Satoshi Morota (諸田 敏 Morota Satoshi)
- This episode aired alongside Kamen Rider Kuuga episode 3, Tokyo.
- Viewership: 6.7%
- Closing Date: February 13th 2000
- This episode introduces the main characters, the Time Defense Bureau.
- One of the TDF's operators in this episode is portrayed by Takemi, who portrayed Tetomu in the next year's season, Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger.
- Mirai Sentai Timeranger Volume 1 features episodes 1-10.
- The complete Timeranger series was released in North America by Shout! Factory on July 31, 2018.
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