|This article is about a/an additional unnumbered (EX) series entry in the Super Sentai series.|
Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger (非公認戦隊アキバレンジャー translated as Unofficial Squadron Akibaranger), is an "unofficial installment" of the Super Sentai series. The series began airing in April 6, 2012, though it aired on Tokyo MX instead of TV Asahi like the mainstream series.
The series' theme is based on the Akihabara (AKA "Electric Town") section of Tokyo, Japan, and is geared more towards teenagers and otaku rather than young children and families like the mainstream series.
- 1 Plot
- 2 Production
- 3 Characters
- 4 Arsenal
- 5 Mecha
- 6 Episodes
- 7 Web radio series
- 8 Treasure of the Maid Empire hoax
- 9 Gallery
- 10 Cast
- 11 Staff
- 12 Theme songs
- 13 Notes
- 14 References
- "A tiny paradise amongst a sea of skyscrapers: Akihabara. There we find three warriors who believe pain is power and who fight battles that exist entirely in their heads. They are...Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger!"
- ―Hiroyo Hakase[src]
Akibaranger tells the story of three people being part of an otaku club and living in the new "Electric-Town" Akihabara. They have to fight a mysterious malevolent entity that swore to conquer Earth with cool gadgets created by a brilliant genius. However, the Akibarangers' ultimate goal is to become an "official" sentai team.
The Akibaranger's secret base/hideout is a "Sentai Cafe," a Super Sentai version of the popular maid cafes in Japan.
The official website lists several tokusatsu and anime veterans, including director Ryuta Tazaki (Kamen Rider), director/character designer Keiichi Satou (Tiger & Bunny), writer Naruhisa Arakawa (Kamen Rider Kuuga), and composer Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell).
- Main Article: Akibarangers
|AkibaRed||Nobuo Akagi ►◄||Masato Wada ►◄||Shinpei Takagi|
|AkibaBlue||Mitsuki Aoyagi||Kyoko Hinami|
|AkibaYellow||Yumeria Moegi||Karin Ogino|
- Hiroyo Hakase
- Sayaka Honiden
- Kozukozu Mita
- Aoi Ichikawa (of the show "Nijiyome Academy Z-Cune Aoi")
- Kazuo Niibori (guest)
Imaginary Sentai Rangers
|DekaRed||Banban "Ban" Akaza|
|Bouken Red||Satoru Akashi|
|Red Hawk||Ryu Tendo|
|Go-On Red||Sosuke Esumi (Episode 14)|
|Shinken Red||Takeru Shiba (Episode 14)|
|Gosei Red||Alata (Episode 14)|
Blatantly Evil Marketing Firm B/Delusion Empire
- Doctor Z
- Chief Clerks
- Drill Cyclops (11)
- Ludicrous Cannon◆◆◆
- Episode 14
- Go-On Flag
- Shinken Brush
- Gosei Microphone
- Machine Itasha: The team's car and robo.
- Ep. 1: Lameness is Power
- Ep. 2: Lame Spirits Return! Call Forth a Crimson Full Blast of Delusion!
- Ep. 3: Lame! Drunken Hero Adventure!
- Ep. 4: Forbidden Delusion! The Lame Blue Corruption!
- Ep. 5: Laaaaaame! ☆ Yellow Mama
- Ep. 6: Soar, Master! A Lame Trap at the Delusional Studio!
- Ep. 7: Race Deludedly, Itashar! Break Your Limits!
- Ep. 8: Bonds of Lame Training! A Fork in the Road to Official-ness!
- Ep. 9: Lame Sentai Disbands
- Ep. 10: The Bitter Curse of Z ― A New Chapter Begins
- Ep. 11: The Replacement is Cool, Not Lame
- Ep. 12: Lame-ale: Farewell, Deluded Sentai
- Ep. 13: Recap! It's Okay to Not be Lame!
- Akibaranger Episode 14 (stageshow)
Web radio series
Starting on July 6, Animate.tv will broadcast Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger Official Web Radio (Temporary) (非公認戦隊アキバレンジャー公認ＷＥＢラジオ（仮） Hikōnin Sentai Akibarenjā Kōnin Uebu Rajio (Kari)). The bi-weekly web radio series will feature the voices of the TV series cast, as well as special guests in every show.
Treasure of the Maid Empire hoax
At Tamashii Nation 2012, the Akibaranger booth were showing multiple posters and advanced ticket gifts for the fake movie, Akibaranger the Movie: Treasure of the Maid Empire.
The Akibaranger staff decided to take a joke from twitter to the next level by making it seem like a movie was being released. Even going as far as making posters, fake tickets and the limited edition ticket gift, AkibaRed Special Color version as pictured below. 
- Nobuo Akagi: Masato Wada (和田 正人 Wada Masato)
- Mitsuki Aoyagi: Kyoko Hinami (日南 響子 Hinami Kyōko) (season 1)
- Luna Iwashimizu: Shione Sawada (澤田 汐音 Sawada Shione) (season 2)
- Yumeria Moegi: Karin Ogino (荻野 可鈴 Ogino Karin)
- Hiroyo Hakase, Aoi Ichikawa (voice): Maaya Uchida (内田 真礼 Uchida Maaya)
- Kozukozu Mita: Kozue Aikawa (愛川 こずえ Aikawa Kozue, of Danceroid)
- ©Na: Honoka (穂花)
- Sayaka Honiden: Miiko Morita (森田 美位子 Morita Miiko)
- Tatsuko: Yuki Ueda (植田ゆう希 Ueda Yuki)
- Ikura: Ikura (いとくとら Ikura, of Danceroid)
- Doctor Z: Kazuki Yao (矢尾 一樹 Yao Kazuki)
- Shibuyaseitakaawadachisouhidenagaaburamushi, Shibuyakozorinahigenagaaburamushi (Voice): Kenji Hamada (浜田 賢二 Hamada Kenji)
- Kabukichōmesugurohyomoncho (Voice): Hikaru Midorikawa (緑川 光 Midorikawa Hikaru)
- Monzennakachōhashibirokō (Voice): Takaya Kuroda (黒田 崇矢 Kuroda Takaya)
- Shimokitazawahoya (Voice): Taiki Matsuno (松野 太紀 Matsuno Taiki)
- Yoyogisujibokehashirigumo (Voice): Issei Futamata (二又 一成 Futamata Issei)
- Tsukishimaalpaca, Asakusaalpaca (Voice): Tomokazu Seki (関 智一 Seki Tomokazu)
- Delu-Knight (Voice): Hiroaki Hirata (平田 広明 Hirata Hiroaki)
- General Tsu: Ryo Horikawa (堀川 りょう Horikawa Ryō) (season 2)
- Himself, Deka Red (Banban "Ban" Akaza): Ryuji Sainei (載寧 龍二 Sainei Ryūji, 2)
- Bouken Red (Satoru Akashi, Voice): Mitsuomi Takahashi (高橋 光臣 Takahashi Mitsuomi, 3, 11)
- Masako Yamada: Rica Matsumoto (松本 梨香 Matsumoto Rika)
- Himself: Kazuo Niibori (新堀 和男 Niibori Kazuo)
- Producer Tsukada (Voice): Yasuhiro Takato (高戸 靖広 Takato Yasuhiro, 8, 9)
- Haruko Momoi (桃井 はるこ Momoi Haruko, 9)
- Yukio Yamagata (山形 ユキオ Yamagata Yukio, 9)
- Mio Usagi: Julia Nagano (長野 じゅりあ Nagano Juria, 12)
- AkibaRed: Sanshiro Wada (和田 三四郎 Wada Sanshirō)
- AkibaBlue: Haruka Oshima (大島 遥 Ōshima Haruka)
- AkibaYellow: Fusayo Fujita (藤田 房代 Fujita Fusayo)
- AkibaRed (Takuma): Masaki Onishi (大西 雅樹 Ōnishi Masaki)
- AkibaYellow (Masako): Kaori Ichijo (一条 かおり Ichijō Kaori)
- Chief Clerk: Tomohiko Akiyama (秋山 智彦 Akiyama Tomohiko)
- Past Sentai Warrior: Hiroshi Maeda (前田 浩 Maeda Hiroshi)
- Character design: Keiichi Sato (さとう けいいち Satō Keiichi)
- Opening theme
- "Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger" (非公認戦隊アキバレンジャー Hikōnin Sentai Akibarenjā)
- Ending theme
- "Ashita wa Akiba no Kaze ga Fuku" (明日はアキバの風が吹く "Akiba's Wind Will Blow Tomorrow")
- Insert themes
- "Machine Itasshaa!" (Machineイタッシャー!)
- "Heroic Lily"
- This is the first unofficial Sentai Series.
- This is Toei's second parody of Super Sentai, after Cho Ninjatai Inazuma!.
- The previews for series on the website showcase anime silhouettes, similar to when Sailor Luna was first previewed for the live-action version of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon.
- The series logo is based on that of Himitsu Sentai Gorenger.
- Even though this is an unofficial series, it is the first Sentai series in which both the Blue and Yellow Ranger are females.
- This is also the first season in which there are more female rangers than there are male rangers.
- Nobuo actually points out those two irregularities in the first episode.
- This is also the first season in which there are more female rangers than there are male rangers.
- This is the first Sentai series to have three kanji preceding the "sentai" kanji, as opposed to the usual one or two, which would later have an official successor in the 39th entry of the Super Sentai Series, Shuriken Sentai Ninninger.
- The helmets having "sculpted hair" as opposed to more traditional rounded helmets are similar to the helmets used in Battle Fever J; in particular, the helmet of Battle Japan.
- This is the first Sentai parody series meant for mature audiences.
- This is the first Sentai to have a female Blue Ranger with a normal blue suit since Choujuu Sentai Liveman's Blue Dolphin.
- The first season of Akibaranger was broadcast concurrent with Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, as well as Kamen Rider Fourze.
- Nobuo refers to the team as "the 37th" Super Sentai. When Hiroyo Hakase points out they are unofficial, he makes it his goal to make the Akibarangers to be recognized as the 37th Super Sentai. Next year, however, with Season Two airing concurrent with the official 37th Sentai Series, the Akibarangers' goal is changed to fixing the history of Super Sentai series which is being constantly tampered with.
- Akibaranger is the first Sentai series since Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan to feature only three rangers. Though Akibaranger had two replacements for rangers, technically bringing it up to five while Sun Vulcan replaced one ranger, bringing them up to four.
- This is currently shorter than any of the official Sentai series, with only 13 episodes. However, a second season has been announced.
- This is the first Sentai series to break the fourth wall as a plot point.
- The series was originally intended to be a Gokaiger spin-off called Kaizoku-ban Sentai Gokaiger (Pirate Copy Sentai Gokaiger).
- This is the first Sentai series to have a second season.
- This series can be seen as the equivalent to Kamen Rider Amazons.
- Both are unofficial entries in their respective series made by Toei.
- Both are aimed at older audiences.
- Both consist of two seasons with 13 episodes per season.
- Neither series take place in their respective franchises' main universe.
- Despite this, both have been referenced multiple times by their official series. For example, Akibaranger was mentioned in Uchuu Keiji Gavan vs. Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger, while alternate world counterparts to the main Riders of Amazons appear in Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Chou Super Hero Taisen.
- Both series' designs pay homage to earlier seasons (Battle Fever J for Akibaranger and Kamen Rider Amazon for Amazons).
- http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEDC79F33828B989C Official episode titles confirmed.
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