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This article is about a/an series entry (the 44th) in the Super Sentai series.

Mashin Sentai Kiramager (魔進戦隊キラメイジャー Mashin Sentai Kirameijā)[2][3], translated as Machine Squadron Sparkling Ranger, is the 44th season of Super Sentai. The show's theme is gemstones and vehicles.

The series premiered on the Sunday morning Super Hero TimeIcon-crosswiki.png block alongside Kamen Rider Zero-OneIcon-crosswiki.png after its predecessor Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger concluded its run on March 1, 2020. After Zero-One's finale on August 30, 2020, Kamen Rider SaberIcon-crosswiki.png joined Kiramager in the Super Hero Time block.[4] On March 7, 2021, will be replaced by Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger in the Super Hero Time block.

Production

"From past to present all over the world, fun stories always have “gems” appear in it. An adventure involving ancient artifacts, treasure chests in pirate ships, infinite stones all over space… These “shiny and sparkling things” that have crystallized by heat and pressure deep underground have always fascinated us.

In this title, we are attempting as part of the 44th Super Sentai show to utilize these gems for the first time ever as they change into children’s favorite “playthings”. Gems x Vehicles = Mashins. Our heroes will engage in an adrenaline-fueled adventure as they share a bond with these Mashins. Why is it that gems shine? It’s because light reflects off of it in intricate ways. Super Sentai incomparably has many faces. Human drama, life-sized action, special effects involving machines and robots, a world view with a sense of wonder, and a cast of fresh faces. By taking in various rays of light with these various aspects a Sentai team shines as a Sentai team. And from it all, Mashin Sentai Kiramager aims to be the most "sparkling Super Sentai ever”. Please look forward to it!" - Toei Producer Hideaki Tsukada explains how the theme of Kiramager came to be.

Impact of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic

On March 31, 2020, it was reported that Rio Komiya, who portrays Juru Atsuta, had tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing symptoms and stopped filming the weekend prior. None of the other cast or crew members were reported to have been infected or displayed any symptoms whatsoever. [5] By April 9, Komiya confirmed via. Twitter that he had recovered and would continue his two-week self-quarantine at home.[6]

As a result, filming schedules were altered and broadcasting of new episodes was delayed following the airing of Super Hero Time on May 10, 2020, which included Episode 35 of Zero-One and Episode 10 of Kiramager. Ultimately, the fate of Mashin Sentai Kiramager: The Movie's release, which was originally scheduled to premiere in July, was left unclear.

From May 14 to June 14, Kiramager aired a series of specials, a televised version of Episode Zero, and a special director's cut of Episodes 1 and 2. In Zero-One, similar recap episodes were aired as well. During the airing of these recap episodes, both shows featured early bird appearances from future charactersIcon-crosswiki.png.

Shortly after Japan lifted its state of emergency on May 25, 2020, Toei announced that both Zero-One and Kiramager would resume filming with newly placed guidelines during filming to control any further spreading of the virus.[7] New episodes of both series resumed airing on June 21, 2020.[8]  On June 22, 2020, Toei announced that both Zero-One and Kiramager's summer films would be postponed until a new release date can be determined.[9]. With Zero-One's film confirmed to premiere in December alongside Saber's filmIcon-crosswiki.png, Kiramager's film was postponed to premiere in a Sentai-centered triple-bill with a Ryusoulger film and the "new Super Sentai" on February 20, 2021 instead. [10]

Plot

"When people shine, a miracle is born. That shine is the symbol of the warriors who can change the future! KIRAMAI GO! (人が輝く時そこに奇跡が生まれる。輝きそれは未来を変える戦士の証し。キラメイGO! Hito ga kagayaku toki soko ni kiseki ga umareru. Kagayaki sore wa mirai wo kaeru senshi no akashi. Kiramei gō!)"
―Narrator

A princess from a land of jewelry and Kiramai Stones comes to Earth in search of people with a “shining spirit” called Kiramental, a source of outstanding charm and talent. She seeks them out to make them into warriors to defend Earth from an evil army. Five are chosen by the Kiramai Stones, which transform into sentient vehicle companions known as Mashin. Using these powers, they fight the evil army bent on robbing people of their hope and radiance.

Characters

Rangers

The Kiramagers

Main article: Kiramagers
Designation Name Actor
Kiramai Red Juru Atsuta Rio Komiya
Kiramai Yellow Tametomo Imizu Rui Kihara
Kiramai Green Sena Hayami Yume Shinjo
Kiramai Blue Shiguru Oshikiri Atomu Mizuishi
Kiramai Pink Sayo Oharu Mio Kudo
Kiramai Silver Takamichi Crystalia Kohei Shoji

Mashin

Main article: Mashin
Mashin Name Voice Actor
Mashin Fire Fire Kenichi Suzumura
Mashin Shovellow Shovellow Mitsuo Iwata
Mashin Mach Mach Kenji Akabane
Mashin Jetter Jetter Genki Okawa
Mashin Helico Helico Yuki Nagaku
Mashin Rolland Rolland Kazuki Komine
Mashin Lifton Lifton Yuki Anai
Mashin Carry Carry Ayaka Maekawa
Mashin Duston Duston Keisuke Yamamori
Mashin Magellan Magellan Takanobu Shimazu
Mashin Zabyun Zabyun Hiroyuki Yoshino
Mashin Hakobu Hakobu Tetsu Inada
Mashin Oradin Oradin Tomokazu Sugita

Allies

Kiramai Gold (imaginary) Muryou Hakataminami

Civilians

Villains

Arsenal

Main article: Arsenal (Kiramager)

Transformation Devices

Individual Weapons and Team Weapon

Sidearms

Other Devices

Mecha

Main article: Mecha (Kiramager)

The Mashins & Kiramagers

Mashin System

Legend: main mecha, auxiliary mecha

Auxiliary

Mashin Weapons

Additional Formations

Episodes

Main article: Mashin Sentai Kiramager Episodes

The episodes in this Sentai season are referred to as Episode (エピソード Episōdo). The last time the term "Episode" was used was in Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger. The episode titles in this Sentai season are references to popular Japanese films.

  1. Episode 1: The Mashin Are Born! (魔進誕生! Mashin Tanjō!)
  2. Episode 2: Leader Certification (リーダーの証明 Rīdā no Shōmei)
  3. Episode 3: You Fool! I Don't Need Your Help (マンリキ野郎!御意見無用 Manriki Yarō! Goikenmuyō)
  4. Episode 4: Princess of the Lost World (亡国のプリンセス Bōkoku no Purinsesu)
  5. Episode 5: Exceeded by Shovellow! (ショベローまかりとおる! Shoberō Makaritōru!)
  6. Episode 6: Suddenly Turning 5 Years Old (ツレが5才になりまちて Tsure ga Gosai ni Nari Machite)
  7. Episode 7: Training For You (トレーニングを君に Torēningu o Kimi ni)
  8. Episode 8: Express Lightning (エクスプレス電光石火 Ekusupuresu Denkōsekka)
  9. Episode 9: This Is My Youthful Path of Karuta (わが青春のかるた道 Waga Seishun no Karuta-dō)
  10. Episode 10: The Girl Who Chases After Shiguru (時雨おいかける少女 Shiguru Oikakeru Shōjo)
  11. Episode 11: Time is Looping (時がクルリと Toki ga Kururito)
  12. Episode 12: Wonder Drill Boy (ワンダードリルの快男児 (かいだんじ Wandā Doriru no Kaidanji)
  13. Episode 13: Great Underground War (地底大戦争 Chitei Dai Sensō)
  14. Episode 14: Lonely Ace (孤高のエース Kokō no Ēsu)
  15. Episode 15: Listen, The Voice of Takamichi (きけ、宝路の声 Kike, Takamichi no Koe)
  16. Episode 16: Marshmallow Royale (マシュマロワイアル Mashumaro Waiaru)
  17. Episode 17: The Mansion's Rare Stone (洋館の奇石 Yōkan no Ki Ishi)
  18. Episode 18: Darkness (闇落ち Yami-ochi)
  19. Episode 19: Partner (相棒 Aibō)
  20. Episode 20: Dangerous Pair (あぶないペア Abunai Pea)
  21. Episode 21: Fishing, Sometimes a Master (釣れ、ときどき達人 Tsure, Tokidoki Tatsujin)
  22. Episode 22: Are You Prepared? The Witch is There (覚悟はいいかそこの魔女 Kakugo wa ī ka Soko no Majo)
  23. Episode 23: Mabushina's Mother (マブシーナの母 Mabushīna no Haha)
  24. Episode 24: Let's Start A Band! (バンドしちゃうぞ! Bando Shi Chau zo!)
  25. Episode 25: That Cute Shrine Maiden (可愛いあの巫女 Kawaii ano Miko)
  26. Episode 26: Make it an Arrow Weapon (アローな武器にしてくれ Arōna Buki ni Shite Kure)
  27. Episode 27: Big Pinch Runner (大ピンチランナー Dai Pinchi Ran'nā)
  28. Episode 28: Crying Shiguru (時雨泣き Shiguru Naki)
  29. Episode 29: Illusionary Atamald (まぼろしのアタマルド Maboroshi no Atamarudo)
  30. Episode 30: Proud Super Warrior (誇り高き超戦士 Hokori Takaki Chōsenshi)
  31. Episode 31: Toys (おもちゃ Omocha)
  32. Episode 32: There's Something About Sayo (小夜に首ったけ Sayo Niku Bittake)
  33. Episode 33: Giant Panic, Big Clash! (巨獣パニック大激突! Kyojū Panikku Dai Gekitotsu!)
  34. Episode 34: Blue and Yellow Passion (青と黄の熱情 Ao to Ki no Netsujō)
  35. Episode 35: Wandering Mabushina (マブシーナ放浪記 Mabushīna Hōrō-ki)
  36. Episode 36: RAP (RAP【ラップ】 Rappu)
  37. Episode 37: Sena 1/5 (せな1/5 Sena Gōbun-no-Ichi)
  38. Episode 38: Watching My Uncle's Moon (叔父の月を見ている Oji no Tsuki o Mite iru)
  39. Episode 39: The Emperor is a Sniper (皇帝はスナイパー Kōtei wa Sunaipā)
  40. Episode 40: Aching Person (痛む人 Itamu Hito)

Movies

  1. Mashin Sentai Kiramager: Episode ZERO (魔進戦隊キラメイジャー エピソードZERO Mashin Sentai Kirameijā Episōdo ZERO)
  2. Mashin Sentai Kiramager The Movie: Bee-Bop Dream[12] (魔進戦隊キラメイジャー THE MOVIE ビー・バップ・ドリーム Mashin Sentai Kirameijā Za Mūbī: Bī-Bappu Dorīmu)

Specials

  1. Mashin Sentai Kiramager: Kirameki Movies (魔進戦隊キラメイジャーキラメキムービー Mashin Sentai Kirameijā Kirameki Mūbī)
  2. Ep. 1.2 Unreleased Cut, Warehouse Release, Start Dash Once Again SP (1.2話未公開カット蔵出し いまいちどスタートダッシュSP Ichi. Ni-wa mi Kōkai Katto Kuradashi Imaichi do Sutāto Dasshu SP)
  3. Mashin Sentai Kiramager: Kira Talk! (魔進戦隊キラメイジャー: キラトーーク! Mashin Sentai Kirameijā: Kira Tō̄ku!)
  4. Mashin Sentai Kiramager: Galza and Carantula Jamental Institute (魔進戦隊キラメイジャー: ガルザとクランチュラのジャメンタル研究所 Mashin Sentai Kirameijā: Garuza to Kuranchura no Jamentaru Kenkyūjo)
  5. Mashin Folktale Theater (ましんむかしばなし劇場 Mashin Mukashi-Banashi Gekijō)


Cast

Guest Stars

Suit actors

Staff

Songs

Main article: Mashin Sentai Kiramager Soundtracks
Opening Theme
Ending Theme
Insert Themes
  • "Tsuranuki Shining! Kiramai Silver" (貫きシャイニング!キラメイシルバー Tsuranuki Shainingu! Kiramei Shirubā)
    • Artist: Takashi Deguchi
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition: Junichi Matsumoto
    • Arrangement: Cheru Watanabe
  • "Go Kiramager" (ゴーキラメイジャー Gō Kirameijā)
    • Artist & Lyrics: Yohei Onishi
    • Composition: Yūsuke Mochida
Mecha Themes
  • "Mashin Gattai Kiramaizin" (魔進合体 キラメイジン Mashin Gattai Kirameijin)
    • Artist: Akira Kushida
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition: Junichi Matsumoto
    • Arrangement: Junichi Matsumoto & Yuki Saito
  • "Gouyuu! Grateful Phoenix" (豪勇! グレイトフルフェニックス Gōyū! Gureitofuru Fenikkusu)
    • Artist: Takayuki Miyauchi
    • Lyrics: Mike Sugiyama
    • Composition: Tetsuya Shitara
    • Arrangement: Cheru Watanabe
Character Themes

NOTE: As part of the Kiramai Music Festival (キラメイ音楽祭 Kiramei Ongaku-sai), "Kiraful Miracle Kiramager" would be replaced with some of these character songs in the end credits each week for nine weeks.[18]

  • "Crystal Signal" (クリスタル・シグナル Kurisutaru Shigunaru) (Episode 23)
    • Artist: Mabushina / Inori Minase (水瀬 いのり Minase Inori)
    • Lyrics: Mayumi Kaneko
    • Composition: Mayumi Kaneko & Mine Kushita
    • Arrangement: Mine Kushita
  • "Hirameking! Kagayaking!" (ひらめキーング!かがやキーング! Hiramekīngu! Kagayakīngu) (Episode 25)
    • Artist: Juru Atsuta / Rio Komiya (小宮 璃央 Komiya Rio)
    • Lyrics, Composition, & Arrangement: Takafumi Iwasaki
  • "Kiseki o Yumemiru?" (キセキをユメみる? Kiseki wo Yumemiru) (Episode 29)
    • Artist: Sayo Oharu / Mio Kudo (工藤 美桜 Kudō Mio)
    • Performance: ZETKI
    • Lyrics & Composition: Hideaki Takatori
    • Arrangement: Hiroaki Kagoshima

Stage Shows

  • To be added

Video Release

  • To be added

Toyline

Main article: Kiramager (Toyline)

Video Games

  • To be added

Notes

  • The show's aesthetic of magic and gems make it similar to Kamen Rider WizardIcon-crosswiki.png. The magic theme as well as the main six's CARAT uniforms also evoke certain elements of Mahou Sentai Magiranger
  • Kiramager is the first Super Sentai to have the following:
    • Its own film double-billed with another Sentai movie and the first to detail the origins of a team in a film rather than in the TV series.
    • A full televised run in the Reiwa Era following the abdication of Emperor Akihito on April 30, 2019, during the run of Ryusoulger.
    • Three Giant Robos to begin with: Land Mage, Sky Mage, and Kiramazin.
  • This is the first series to not have a collectable gimmick since Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger in 2016.
  • Kiramager is, to date, the only Super Sentai show to have been completely interrupted in production. Production was reported to have stopped after Rio Komiya had been diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 31 and restarted on June 1.
  • Starting with episode 14, characters seen in Kiramager start wearing masks to protect themselves from COVID-19.
  • Like Ryusoulger, Kiramager might be a portmanteau of "kirameki", meaning "sparkling", and "major". This could be literally translated as "Sparkling Major".
  • Like Engine Sentai Go-Onger, "Mashin" (魔進) literally translates as "Magic" or "Sorcery." The logo for the series uses the English word "Machine" in the title instead of the romanization of the kanji as "Mashin." The latter kanji (進) means "Progress", it may refer to the Mashins' vehicle forms.
  • This is the first season since Ressha Sentai ToQger to have the Red-Blue-Green-Yellow-Pink team formation.
  • This is the first season since Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters to have each character sing songs to replace the usual ending theme.
  • This is the first season since Mahou Sentai Magiranger to not have a single strongest Mecha. Instead, each Mecha has its own strength.
  • Kiramager is the first Reiwa Era series where the Giant Robos do not combine into a larger ultimate form. Instead, the Mecha combine their powers and attacks.
  • This is the first Super Sentai Series since Uchu Sentai Kyuranger to not have Team-up movie with the previous Sentai team.
    • Unlike Kyuranger who didn't have Team-up movie with Zyuohgers due to Zyuoh Elephant's actor being involved in an accident at that time, the original plan for Mashin Sentai Kiramager vs. Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger was scrapped and changed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and was replaced with Super Sentai Movie Ranger, as Kiramager also had their episodes were cut from 49 episodes to 45 episodes (Just like their Super Hero Time partner Kamen Rider Zero-OneIcon-crosswiki.png).

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