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Dengeki Sentai Changeman (電撃戦隊チェンジマン Dengeki Sentai Chenjiman, lit. Blitzkrieg Squadron Changeman) is the 9th series of the Super Sentai series. It aired from February 2, 1985 to February 22, 1986, running for 55 episodes. This Sentai is based on European mythological animals. Changeman was released in South Korea as Lightning Squadron Changeman (전격전대 체인지맨 Jeongyeog Jeondae Cheinjimaen).

The average ratings of the series was 11.1%.[1]


The success of Choudenshi Bioman had exceeded Toei's expectations with its popularity and sales and the follow-up season was to continue with this trend. However, the companies involved believed that they were aiming for too "mature" an audience with the work with many of its experimental aspects, such as no "monsters of the week" or giant growths. Hoping to recapture the younger audiences, many of the typical Sentai tropes would return with this season, with a more "traditional" villain squadron by way of the Star League Gozma, while creating a Sentai squad who was based on the Japanese Self-Defense Forces as the heroes by way of the Earth Defense Force the team associates with while keeping an element of "youth" for the squad. However in order to keep much of the interest of the older audience, the element of the villains was expanded as to not just make them one "united organization of evil", creating a dramatic approach where the Gozma were treated as invaders who came to Earth due to unavoidable circumstances, allowing for the creation of drama which would allow for a better blend of aspects to interest both younger and older Sentai viewers. As new gimmicks, elements of the supernatural were added in by associating fantastic creatures with the powers of this Sentai team, as well as the first shell-based bazooka cannon finisher. In regards to toys, the Super Sentai franchise had to work with the Metal Heroes franchise to keep up the interest in their audience in purchasing their items, particularly with the male audience turning in the mid 80s to new items of entertainment such as home video game systems.

It was originally scheduled to end in January at 51 episodes, but a delay in the early filming of Changeman's follow-up lead to the addition of four extra episodes at the end of the story.


After already conquering hundreds of planets, the Great Star League Gozma sets its sights onto Earth. To defend the lands in such a great crisis, the military begins a special branch known as the Earth Defense Force, comprised of elite members from all areas of the military. Under the supervision of Commander Ibuki, the numerous gathered soldiers of the Earth Defense Force begin a harsh training.

As their first action, the Gozma decide to eliminate those who pose the greatest risk of interfering with their invasion — the military. After a particularly brutal day of training, the Earth Defense Force are fed up with Ibuki's cruel ways and abandon the training session. Soon afterwards they're met with an attack by numerous Gozma troops. Five surviving officers gather together, beaten and exhausted, but refusing to step down from this threat. Just then, the earth shakes and it empowers the five with the Earth Force, enabling them to possess the power of mythological beasts. With the mystical power of the Earth Force and the technology of the military, the Changeman begin their war against Gozma.




Main article: Changemen
Color Role Actor
ChangeDragon Hiryuu Tsurugi Haruki Hamada
ChangeGriffon Shou Hayate Kazuoki Takahashi
ChangePegasus Yuuma Ozora Shiro Izumi
ChangeMermaid Sayaka Nagisa Hiroko Nishimoto
ChangePhoenix Mai Tsubasa Mai Ooishi



The Changemen meet other aliens who end up on Earth, both good and evil, because of Gozma.

Alien Allies

Booba Pirates

Other Aliens

Main article: Minor characters in Dengeki Sentai Changeman

Great Star League Gozma


Main article: Arsenal (Changeman)

Transformation Devices


Team Cannon and Individual Weapons

  • Power Bazooka
    • Dragon-Zooka
    • Gryphon-Zooka
    • Pegasus-Zooka
    • Mermaid-Zooka
    • Phoenix-Zooka



Legend:◆ 1-pilot mecha, 2-pilot mecha, ➲ carrier mecha


Main article: Dengeki Sentai Changeman Episodes
  1. Ep. 1: Arrival! Secret Power! (出現! 秘密の力! Shutsugen! Himitsu no Chikara!)
  2. Ep. 2: The Wrath of Star King Bazeu (星王バズーの怒り Seiō Bazū no Ikari)
  3. Ep. 3: Scram! Soldier Team (スクラム! 戦士団 Sukuramu! Senshi Dan)
  4. Ep. 4: A Kiss After the Fight (キスは戦いの後で Kisu wa Tatakai no Ato de)
  5. Ep. 5: Pegasus Arrest Orders (ペガサス逮捕指令 Pegasasu Taiho Shirei)
  6. Ep. 6: The Targeted High School Girls (狙われた女子高生 Nerawareta Joshikōsei)
  7. Ep. 7: The Sad Space Beast Warrior! (悲しき宇宙獣士! Kanashiki Uchū Senshi!)
  8. Ep. 8: The Young Lady is a Vampire (お嬢さんは吸血鬼 Ojōsan wa Kyūketsuki)
  9. Ep. 9: Shine! The Special Miracle Ball (輝け! 必殺の魔球 Kagayake! Hissatsu no Makyū)
  10. Ep. 10: The Dreadful Driverless Car Army (恐怖の無人車軍団 Kyōfu no Mujin Kuruma Gundan)
  11. Ep. 11: SOS Koko and Kiki (SOSココとキキ Esu Ō Esu Koko to Kiki)
  12. Ep. 12: Mama is Mermaid (ママはマーメイド Mama wa Māmeido)
  13. Ep. 13: Papa Sells the Earth (地球を売るパパ Chikyū o Uru Papa)
  14. Ep. 14: Attack! Giant Lizards (攻撃! 巨大トカゲ Kōgeki! Kyodai Tokage)
  15. Ep. 15: Reckless Rider Mai (暴走ライダー麻衣 Bōsō Raidā Mai)
  16. Ep. 16: The Girl Who Had Wings! (翼を持った少女! Tsubasa o Motta Shōjo!)
  17. Ep. 17: Nagasaki's Mysterious Ghost Ship (長崎の謎の幽霊船 Nagasaki no Nazo no Yūreisen)
  18. Ep. 18: Ahames' Challenge! (アハメスの挑戦! Ahamesu no Chōsen!)
  19. Ep. 19: Bet on Sayaka! (さやかに賭けろ! Sayaka ni Kakero!)
  20. Ep. 20: Grand Counterattack! Giluke (大逆襲! ギルーク Dai Gyakushū! Girūku)
  21. Ep. 21: Gozma's Big Star (ゴズマの大スター Gozuma no Dai Sutā)
  22. Ep. 22: The Soldier Who Disappeared into a Mirror (鏡に消えた戦士! Kagami ni Kieta Senshi)
  23. Ep. 23: The Boy Who Rides Dolphins (イルカに乗る少年 Iruka ni Noru Shōnen)
  24. Ep. 24: Runaway Gyodai (ギョダーイの家出 Gyodāi no Iede)
  25. Ep. 25: Sing! With a Great Voice (歌え! 大きな声で Utae! Ōki na Koe de)
  26. Ep. 26: Mai's 20-year-old First Love (麻衣20歳の初恋 Mai Hatachi no Hatsukoi)
  27. Ep. 27: Gator's Dream of Parent and Child (ゲーター親子の夢 Gētā Oyako no Yume)
  28. Ep. 28: The Cursed Crayons (呪われたクレヨン Norowareta Kureyon)
  29. Ep. 29: Protect the Flowers! Phantom Butterfly (花を守れ! 幻の蝶 Hana o Mamore! Maboroshi no Chō)
  30. Ep. 30: Run! Pegasus! (走れ! ペガサス! Hashire! Pegasasu!)
  31. Ep. 31: Reveal It! The Mystery of Bazeu (暴け! バズーの謎 Abake! Bazū no Nazo)
  32. Ep. 32: Nana! Dangerous Reunion (ナナ! 危険な再会 Nana! Kiken na Saikai)
  33. Ep. 33: The End of Giluke!? (ギルークの最期!? Girūku no Saigo!?)
  34. Ep. 34: Ahames the Terrible (恐ろしきアハメス Osoroshiki Ahamesu)
  35. Ep. 35: Earth!! Help Us! (地球よ! 助けて! Chikyū yo! Tasukete!)
  36. Ep. 36: Behold! Our Power (見たか! 俺達の力 Mita ka! Oretachi no Chikara)
  37. Ep. 37: The Disappearing Dragon! (消えたドラゴン! Kieta Doragon!)
  38. Ep. 38: Ghost Baseball (幽霊ベースボール Yūrei Bēsubōru)
  39. Ep. 39: Dreadful Hide-and-Seek (恐怖のかくれんぼ Kyōfu no Kakurenbo)
  40. Ep. 40: Strange Sweets (おかしなお菓子 Okashi na Okashi)
  41. Ep. 41: The Prince of the Lost World! (消えた星の王子! Kieta Hoshi no Ōjisama!)
  42. Ep. 42: The Sailor-Suited Nana (セーラー服のナナ Sērā-fuku no Nana)
  43. Ep. 43: Super Giluke (スーパーギルーク Sūpā Girūku)
  44. Ep. 44: Leave it to Mai! (麻衣におまかせ! Mai ni O-makase!)
  45. Ep. 45: The Rainbow-Colored Girl Aira (虹色の少女アイラ Niji-iro no Shōjo Aira)
  46. Ep. 46: Beautiful Shiima! (美しきシーマ! Utsukushiki Shīma)
  47. Ep. 47: Gator's Tears of Parent and Child (ゲーター親子の涙 Gētā Oyako no Namida)
  48. Ep. 48: The Pirate Booba's Storm of Love (海賊ブーバ愛の嵐 Kaizoku Būba Ai no Arashi)
  49. Ep. 49: The Sad Shiima Beast Soldier (哀しきシーマ獣士 Kanashiki Shīma Jūshi)
  50. Ep. 50: The Day Gozma Trembled (ゴズマが震えた日 Gozuma ga Furueta Hi)
  51. Ep. 51: Nana!! Follow Him! (ナナよ! 伝えて! Nana yo! Tsutaete!)
  52. Ep. 52: Booba Dies on Earth (ブーバ地球に死す Būba Chikyū ni Shisu)
  53. Ep. 53: Fiery Ahames! (炎のアハメス! Honō no Ahamesu!)
  54. Ep. 54: Giluke Grand Explosion! (ギルーク大爆発! Girūku Dai Bakuhatsu!)
  55. Final Ep.: Farewell, Friends of Space! (さらば宇宙の友よ Saraba Uchū no Tomo yo)


  1. Dengeki Sentai Changeman: The Movie
  2. Dengeki Sentai Changeman: Shuttle Base! The Critical Moment!


Main article: Dengeki Sentai Changeman Soundtracks
Opening theme
Ending theme
Mecha theme
Insert themes
    • Artist: Naomi Miyanaga (宮永 尚美 Miyanaga Naomi)
    • Artists: Japan Echo Singers (ジャパン・エコーシンガーズ Japan Ekōs Shingāzu) & Koorogi '73 (こおろぎ'73 Kōrogi Nanajūsan)
  • "Mermaid & Phoenix" (マーメイド&フェニックス Māmeido ando Fenikkusu)
    • Artist: Naomi Miyanaga (宮永 尚美 Miyanaga Naomi)


Guest Stars

Suit Actors


Stage Shows


Main article: Changeman (Toyline)


  • Izumi Shiro (Yuma Ozora) would later portray Burai (DragonRanger) in the 1992 Sentai series Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger.
  • Change Mermaid is the first female White Ranger.
  • The working title of this series was "Uchuu Sentai (Space Squadron) Cosmoman", the tag-line of which would be used for Kyuranger, and the show was originally going to have a space exploration motif. While it was changed to a military motif at the end, traces of the original motif are still evident in the design of the Change Robo and the Shuttlebase, not to mention the fact that the villains are space aliens. The name "Chikyuu Sentai" (Earth Squadron) was also considered for the team; this would later be the tag-line for Fiveman.
    • The "Dengeki" in Changeman's tag-name is the exact same as in J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai, thus making it the final time in Sentai history two teams shared the same tag.
  • This is the only Sentai series to have two movies, theatrical or otherwise, devoted specifically to its team.
  • Changeman was extended because the next season was running behind in initial filming.
    • Due to this, Changeman had a unique start/finish set-up, beginning in February 2, 1985 and ending February 22, 1986.
  • This is the only French-dubbed Sentai season in the 80s to be skipped in favor of its successor, Flashman.
  • Their official counterparts in Super Megaforce are given the name Blitz.
  • This is the first season to have a female White Ranger and a Pink Ranger in the core team.
  • This series marks the acting debut of the models Kana Fujieda (Adjutant Shiima) and Kazuoki Takahashi (Shou Hayate).

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