|This article is about a/an episode in Mirai Sentai Timeranger.|
An Artistic Explosion (芸術に爆発を Geijutsu ni Bakuhatsu o) is the eighth episode of Mirai Sentai Timeranger.
When an amateur artist is targeted by the Londarz for his paintings that will become famous & valuable in the 30th century, it's up to Yuri & her friends to protect him to the best of their ability.
The start of the episode shows the Timerangers looking for a lost dog when they encounter Nakobov, a hijacker assigned to steal the artist's paintings. The artist falls in love at first sight with Yuri & reveals his name: Toba Kenji. The 30th century Timerangers are excited to see one of the last great artists to come from the 20th century.
Toba begins talking about his lack of inspiration & plans to quit painting until Yuri steps in & says she's willing to model for him. During the painting, Kenji says he can't paint because TimePink's heart isn't opening up for him right before the hijacker returns to kidnap him so Lira can force him to paint her portrait.
As the Timerangers try to figure out a way to get him back, Tatsuya snaps at Yuri for manipulating the artist's feelings. Meanwhile, Toba refuses to paint Lira's portrait & is about to be executed when the Timerangers arrive on time to save him. Yuri apologizes to him & the Timerangers transform for battle. After the fight scene with the monster & a giant robot fight, Yuri speaks to Kenji one last time, pushing him onto the train just before the artist could confess his feelings for her & the episode ends with the boys chasing after her to get a look at Yuri's portrait.
- Tatsuya Asami (浅見 竜也 Asami Tatsuya): Masaru Nagai (永井 大 Nagai Masaru)
- Ayase (アヤセ): Yūji Kido (城戸 裕次 Kido Yūji)
- Sion (シオン Shion): Masahiro Kuranuki (倉貫 匡弘 Kuranuki Masahiro)
- Domon (ドモン): Shūhei Izumi (和泉 宗兵 Izumi Shūhei)
- Yuri (ユウリ Yūri): Mika Katsumura (勝村 美香 Katsumura Mika)
- 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)
- Hijacker Nabokov (ハイジャック犯・ナボコフ Haijakkuhan Nabokofu, Voice): Tetsu Inada (稲田 徹 Inada Tetsu)
- Kenji Toba (鳥羽賢治 Toba Kenji): Tooru Izutsu (井筒徹 Izutsu Tooru)
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- This episode aired alongside Kamen Rider Kuuga episode 10, Fierceness.
- Viewership: 5.7%
- Closing Date: April 2nd 2000
- This is the first time where the Timerangers transform in front of a civilian.
- The Footage Of Ayase Was Used On The Fox Kids Promos
- 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.