|This article is about a/an ranger in Denji Sentai Megaranger.|
- ―MegaRed's roll call[src]
Kenta Date (伊達 健太 Date Kenta) is MegaRed (メガレッド Mega Reddo), and is the unofficial second-in-command of the Megarangers. He was an 18 year old (19 as of Gingaman vs. Megaranger and 32 as of Gokaiger) student at Moroboshi High School.
Fourteen years later, he was working at Moroboshi High at age 32.
Kenta hung out at arcades during his high school years, becoming a professional at various games, most notably the "Megaranger" video game set up at his local arcade by I.N.E.T. When his potential was recognized as a possible Megaranger, he was recruited by the head of I.N.E.T. for further study and then become one of the potential heroes. However, a pre-emptive invasion by the Nejireiga forced Professor Eikichi Kubota to immediately give a Digitizer to him and to four other students who were investigating the strange occurrences at I.N.E.T., making them all into the Megaranger team.
Although lacking in grades, Kenta was brought into the "Digital Research Club" set up by Kouichirou due to their connection in being Megaranger. However, he immediately was more interested in keeping Shun on the team after he nearly turned it down to focus on his extra-curricular computer studies. He is also the only member who doesn't like computers (which, ironically, is his personal crest).
After his Drill Saber was broken by Yugande, MegaRed received an enhanced version of the weapon that can combine with his Mega Sniper to form the Drill Sniper Custom.
In episode 19, Kenta and the other Megarangers responded to a nighttime disturbance where they found Neijirejia's new general Guirail abducting a group of children. Unfortunately, as he launched himself at his new opponent, Guirail used his speed to switch places with Kenta's friend Takeshi, resulting in Takeshi taking the punch meant for Guirail. Overcome with guilt, Kenta announced to the others that he would resign from being a Megaranger. In an attempt to change his mind, Prof. Kubota took him to a boxing gym where he showed Kenta a boxer who was about to reenter the ring after a traumatic fight where he accidentally brain-damaged his opponent. Inspired by the boxer's resolve and Kubota's urging to make sure that another innocent like Takeshi was never victimized by Neijiregia, Kenta agreed to continue being a Megaranger at which point Kubota gave him a new weapon, the Battle Riser, just as Guirail launched a new attack at a major communications center. During the battle, Kenta still found himself unable to fight, especially as Guirail began using illusions of Takeshi to further torment him. Luckily, Takeshi recovered and with Prof. Kubota's help, sent Megared a message assuring him that he didn't blame him and urging him to fight, restoring Kenta's will and allowing him to defeat Guirail.
Gingaman vs. Megaranger
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Gaoranger vs Super SentaiMegaRed is among the Sentai warriors seen in clips when Yuusuke Amamiya (Red Falcon) lectured Gaku Washio (GaoYellow) about the past Sentai sword experts, showing him that the true sword wasn't the sharpest, but the one that feeds on courage.
Led by his Liveman predecessor Red Falcon, he appeared as one of 24 previous Red Rangers in Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai together with fellow Red Rangers from his predecessors AkaRanger to Red Racer to his successors from GingaRed to TimeRed. He had no interactions with his former teammate Miku, who also appeared, but alongside the Dream Sentai instead.
Years later, Kenta fought alongside not only his own team but every single Sentai ranger in existence, against the Empire of Zangyack when it attacked the Earth in the Great Legend War. After fighting against hundreds of Gormin and their Zgormin commanders. Kaijou noticed the fleet moving towards them, he gathered all the Rangers together and gave them the order to sacrifice their powers to wipe out the first invasion's armada. The MegaRed powers are later used by Captain Marvelous via the Ranger Keys.
Greater Power Diploma
In Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger episode 39, Kenta returns, having been revealed as a teacher at Moroboshi High, the school he attended when he was part of the Megaranger team. When the Gokaigers arrive in search of the Megarangers' Greater Power, Kenta makes them attend the school before giving them the power. Though Basco ta Jolokia attempted to take the power from him, the Gokaigers were able to protect him and gain the power accordingly.
Farewell Space Pirates
After the Zangyack's final defeat, Marvelous returned the Ranger Keys to their original owners. It is assumed Kenta and his team have their powers once again.
Super Hero Taisen
Kenta, alongside his team (bar MegaSilver), among the majority of the Super Sentai heroes, was caught up in the "Super Hero Taisen" incident which eventually resulted in the Super Sentai teams and Kamen Riders joining forces to defeat both Dai-Zangyack and Dai-Shocker. During the final battle, he is seen in the background fighting a Gormin.
Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
MegaRed appeared as part of a conference of the first 38 Reds led by Red Falcon, who addressed the Ninningers and Zyuohgers as the greater Super Sentai pantheon intervened to save them from defeat at the hands of the titanic Gillmarda. Empowering the Combination Nin Shuriken to form Wild Tousai Shuriken King, the first 38 Super Sentai further imbued their successors with the power to perform the Zyuoh Ninnin Super Sentai Burst, destroying Gillmarda with the combined power of all 40 Super Sentai.
Chou Super Hero Taisen
Alongside MegaSilver, MegaRed was a candidate to join the Space Squad, a combined force of Sentai and Metal Heroes assembled by the Galactic Union Police under Geki Jumonji to combat the Genmakuu crime cult.
Super Sentai Strongest Battle
Kenta joined the Super Sentai Strongest Battle as a member of Big Eater Team. It’s unknown whether he participated in the match, but his team was eliminated after losing the first round against the Gilded Team.
Kenta is a bit of a slacker and a knucklehead who loves Korean barbecue, but he is friendly, playful, and goodhearted.
Super Sentai Versus Series Theater
Kenta's appearances in the "Versus Series", Megaranger vs. Carranger and Gingaman vs. Megaranger, are featured in the Super Sentai Versus Series Theater, hosted by the heroes of Tensou Sentai Goseiger. Alata (Gosei Red) also dresses as Kenta in the Megaranger cosplay.
Megaranger video game
MegaRed appears with his team in the Denji Sentai Megaranger video game.
- Kenta Date/MegaRed: to be added
Super Sentai Battle Base
MegaRed is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are available in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base, with his Mega Tector upgrade being available as well.
Super Sentai Legend Wars
MegaRed appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.
As MegaRed, Kenta's crest is the computer which enables him to upload data and progam himself with any type of skill; making him a potentially omnipotent warrior. In fact, on the business card that he used to present himself to the Gingamen in Gingaman vs. Megaranger, the card itself states "Ten-Thousand Ability Warrior".
Mega Suit Specs
- Attack Power: 300
- Defense Power: 350
- Speed: 400 (3.0sec/100m)
- Jump Height: 30m
- Drill Sniper (Custom)
- Battle Riser
- Mega Tector
- Cyber Slider 1
- Saber Slash: MegaRed triggers the blade of his Drill Saber to spin and then slashes the enemy
- Screw Drill Saber: Megared launches himself spinning at an opponent to pierce through them with the Drill Saber.
- Riser Punch: Pressing the one on his Battle Riser, Megared charges his fist with energy, greatly boosting his punching power.
- Riser Chop: A variation of Riser Punch, also triggered by pressing one on the Battle Riser, performed instead as an overhead karate chop
- Riser Vulcan: By pressing two on his Battle Riser, Megared can fire a salvo of rapid fire laser blasts from his fist.
- Drill Sniper Custom Full Power: By pressing 03 on the Battle Riser, Megared can transfer its energies to his Drill Sniper Custom, boosting it's power by 50%, and firing a salvo of rapid fire energy blasts.
- Big Shoot: A team attack performed with MegaBlue, used in the fight against Giga Guirail. After being boosted into the air by MegaBlue, Megared performs a double slash against the opponent with his drill saber and MegaBlue's Mega Tomahawk.
The MegaRed Ranger Key (メガレッドレンジャーキー Mega Reddo Renjā Kī) is Kenta Date's personal Ranger Key and what became of his powers after he along with the rest of the 34 Super Sentai sacrificed their powers to end the Great Legend War.
This key along with the majority of the Ranger Keys were collected by the Red Pirates and later used by the Gokaigers. The MegaRed Ranger Key was mainly used by Captain Marvelous (Gokai Red), who used it to fight as MegaRed. It was also used by Gai Ikari on one occasion.
- When the Gokaigers became the Megarangers while protecting Jealousto from Gormin fighting in the name of propaganda.
- When the Gokaigers became the Megarangers to reveal which Gokai Silver was the real Gai.
- Gai uses this key alongside all other Red keys after being merged with Captain Marvelous by Insarn.
- When the Gokaigers became the Megarangers in their fight against Basco and Sally, thwarting their attempt to gain the greater power of the Megarangers.
The Megaranger keys, along with all the Ranger Keys of the first 33 Super Sentai, were briefly taken by the Black Cross King and turned into Ranger puppets that were fought by the Gokaigers and the Goseigers. Splitting up, the puppet MegaRed was defeated as part of a group of surviving Red warrior keys by Gokai Red and Super Gosei Red.
After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. Kenta received his key and became MegaRed once more.
As the twenty-first Red, MegaRed's Red Warrior Spirit was embodied by AkaRed.
Behind the scenes
- MegaRed is the only male ranger, along with Jin and Hayate, to kill the villainess of his season. Although in this case, he didn't plan to intentionally attack her because Shibolena ran in to take damage for Yugande instead (much like, in Jin's case, Ley Nefel shielded Lee Keflen from the death blow).
- According to episode 22, Kenta's zodiac is Pisces.
- In episode 42 it's revealed that Kenta is 183 cm tall and weighs 78 kg.
- He shares a last name with Akira Date, the first Kamen Rider Birth. He also shares his first name with Kenta, the black ranger of Maskman.
- Coincidentally both of them were second-in-command of their respective teams.
- MegaRed represents the Megarangers for the Megaranger Zyudenchi that was released as part of the Legend Sentai Zyudenchi line of Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger.
- Kenta is the first Red to be the second-in-command since Sasuke and is the final Red to be one.
- Even though he is not the leader of the Megarangers, he tends to act more as the field commander of the team and is the center of their formation.
- When he transforms into MegaRed, Kenta is noticeably taller than Kouchirou, due to his suit actor being taller than Kouchirou's.
- Kenta is the first Sentai Ranger to have a drill as a weapon.
- Due to him being invited to join INET, Kenta is, in fact, the only one who was meant to become a Megaranger as the others were given the Digitizers during Neziregia's first attack.
- If the other four hadn't become Megarangers, Kenta would also have been the official leader of the team.
- Andros - Power Rangers counterpart in Power Rangers in Space. See comparison page.
- T.J. Johnson - second-in-command of the Space Rangers.
- Carlos Vallerte - Some character aspects.