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Crimson Special Attack!! Kirenger Dies at Sunset (真赤な特攻!! キレンジャー夕陽に死す Makka na Tokkō!! Ki Renjā Sekiyō ni Shisu) is the sixty-seventh episode of Himitsu Sentai Gorenger. It features the death of Daigoro Kumano, the second Kirenger, marking the first time a Ranger dies in the line of duty. It also features the return of Baku Hatakeyama as Daita Oiwa, the original Kirenger who will remain with the team for the remainder of the series.
This episode is also notable as the first episode where the Japan Action Club performs the stunts and suitwork, becoming the main suit actors of Super Sentai from this point forwards. The introduction of the J.A.C. likewise introduces several new suit actors who will make their names within the Super Sentai franchise from this point forwards, including Kenji Ohba, Jun'ichi Haruta, Yoshinori Okamoto and Jun Murakami.
When Kumano makes a mistake that leads to the Black Cross acquiring a powerful weapon, he decides to take matters into his own hands, no matter what the cost.
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- Tsuyoshi Kaijo (海城 剛 Kaijō Tsuyoshi): Naoya Makoto (誠 直也 Makoto Naoya)
- Akira Shinmei (新命 明 Shinmei Akira): Hiroshi Miyauchi (宮内 洋 Miyauchi Hiroshi)
- Daita Ooiwa (大岩 大太 Ōiwa Daita): Baku Hatakeyama (畠山 麦 Hatakeyama Baku)
- Daigoro Kumano (熊野 大五郎 Kumano Daigorō): Jirō Daruma (だるま二郎 Daruma Jirō)
- Peggy Matsuyama (ペギー 松山 Pegī Matsuyama): Lisa Komaki (小牧りさ Komaki Risa)
- Kenji Asuka (明日香 健二 Asuka Kenji): Yukio Itō (伊藤幸雄 Itō Yukio)
- Yoko Kato (加藤 陽子 Katō Yōko)/Zero Zero Seven: Eri Kanuma (鹿沼絵里 Kanuma Eri)
- Taro Kato (加藤太郎 Tarō Katō): Hiroyuki Konuma (小沼宏之 Konuma Hiroyuki)
- Black Cross Führer (黒十字総統 Kuro Jūji Sōtō): Nobuo Yana (八名信夫 Yana Nobuo)
- Great General Golden Mask (ゴールデン仮面大将軍 Gōruden Kamen Daishōgun, voice): Shōzō Iizuka (飯塚 昭三 Iizuka Shōzō)
- Can Opener Mask (カンキリ仮面 Kan Kiri Kamen, Voice): Hiroshi Masuoka (増岡 弘 Masuoka Hiroshi)
- Researcher: Akio Saionji (西園寺 章雄 Saionji Akio), Toshiya Kishi (岸 俊也 Kishi Toshiya)
- Doctor: Mikio Murakami (村上 幹夫 Murakami Mikio)
- Husband: Tadao Uchida (内田 忠男 Uchida Tadao)
- Wife: Tomihisayo Oono (大野 富久代 Ōno Tomihisayo)
- Akarenger - Kenji Ohba (大葉 健二 Ōba Kenji)
- Aorenger - Yoshinori Okamoto (岡本美登 Okamoto Yoshinori)
- Kirenger - Yutaka Tatebe (建部豊 Tatebe Yutaka)
- Momorenger - Minoru Yokoyama (横山稔 Yokoyama Minoru)
- Midorenger - Jun Murakami (村上潤 Murakami Jun)
- Viewership: 13.9%
- This episode marks the death of Daigorou Kumano and the return of Daita Ooiwa as Kirenger, Daita having temporarily left the team in Episode 55 as his actor, Baku Hatakeyama, wanted to do a play.
- This is the first episode where the stunts and suitwork were done by the Japan Action Club, who would become the main stunt and suit production company for Sentai. As such, this is the first episode that four notable actors began working in the franchise in suitwork:
- The main Akarenger would be portrayed by Kenji Ohba, who will do his first out-of-suit role not too long after and begin to make his acting mark in Battle Fever J.
- Ohba's Akarenger substitute is Jun'ichi Haruta; he'll start doing out-of-suit roles from J.A.K.Q. and start his serious apperances in Dai Sentai Goggle V.
- Aorenger's suit role is Yoshinori Okamoto; he'll remain doing suitwork until he starts acting, with major roles in Dengeki Sentai Changeman.
- Midorenger's suit role is by future stunt director Jun Murakami.
- This episode marks the first time that a ranger is wearing their suit without its helmet.
- This episode is also the first time a Ranger dies.
- Himitsu Sentai Gorenger DVD Volume 12 features episodes 67-72.
- Himitsu Sentai Gorenger Blu-ray Volume 4 features episodes 51-67.