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|WARNING: This movie contains scenes of murder and character death. Viewer discretion is advised!|
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) is a movie for Mashin Sentai Kiramager, standing as its Episode 0. This movie was shown in cinemas alongside Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger, as part of the double-bill Super Sentai Movie Party.
The Crystalia Kingdom is a land of beautiful jewels ruled by King Oradin. However, with the guidance of Oradin's younger brother, the Demonic General of Betrayal Galza, the Dark Corps Yodon, led by the Mask of Darkness Carantula, invades the country, crushing the king and destroying the country. The surviving Princess Mabushina of Crystalia, along with Crystalia's secret treasures, the Kiramai Stones, travels to Earth, the next target of the Yodon Army, to meet Muryou Hakataminami. Hakataminami, a supervisor of CARAT, has developed the Kiramai Changers, in preparation for Yodon's invasion of the Earth. Mabushina decides to use the Kiramai Stones to search for warriors who have strong Kiramental.
With the help of the Kiramai Stones, Mabushina scouts the Esports star Tametomo Imizu, who is the number 1 player in the shooting games section, the athlete Sena Hayami, who holds Japanese records that have made her a name in national athletics competitions, the popular action star Shiguru Oshikiri, who is 5th dan in kendo, and Sayo Oharu, the genius surgeon who is a master of Aikido.
After the team has assembled in their new headquarters, they are informed that the Yodon Army is attacking. Heading downstairs to the car park, the four of them transform into the Kiramagers for the first time, and defeat the attackers. However, it is revealed that this was all a hologram set up by Hakataminami, in order to allow them to train with their new powers.
While this is going on, Mashin Fire has been continuing his search for a potential Kiramai Red. This search leads him to Hikarigamine High School, where an enthusiastic young man called Juru Atsuta has been sketching a portrait of his classmate.
Continuity and Placement
- This special serves as a prologue to the TV show, taking place shortly before the events of episode 1.
|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|
- Dark Empire Yodonheim
- Juru Atsuta (熱田 充瑠 Atsuta Jūru): Rio Komiya (小宮 璃央 Komiya Rio)
- Tametomo Imizu (射水 為朝 Imizu Tametomo): Rui Kihara (木原 瑠生 Kihara Rui)
- Sena Hayami (速見 瀬奈 Hayami Sena): Yume Shinjo (新庄 由芽 Shinjō Yume)
- Shiguru Oshikiri (押切 時雨 Oshikiri Shiguru): Atom Mizuishi (水石 亜飛夢 Mizuishi Atomu)
- Sayo Oharu (大治 小夜 Ōharu Sayo): Mio Kudo (工藤 美桜 Kudō Mio)
- Muryou Hakataminami (博多南 無鈴 Hakataminami Muryō): Daimaou Kosaka (古坂大魔王 Kosaka Daimaō)
- Princess Mabushina (マブシーナ姫 Mabushīna-hime, Voice): Inori Minase (水瀬 いのり Minase Inori)
- King Oradin (オラディン王 Oradin Ō, Voice): Tomokazu Sugita (杉田 智和 Sugita Tomokazu)
- Mashin Fire (魔進ファイヤ Mashin Faiya, Voice): Kenichi Suzumura (鈴村 健一 Suzumura Ken'ichi)
- Mashin Shovellow (魔進ショベロー Mashin Shoberō, Voice): Mitsuo Iwata (岩田 光央 Iwata Mitsuo)
- Mashin Mach (魔進マッハ Mashin Mahha, Voice): Kenji Akabane (赤羽根 健治 Akabane Kenji)
- Mashin Jetter (魔進ジェッタ Mashin Jetta, Voice): Genki Okawa (大河 元気 Ōkawa Genki)
- Mashin Helico (魔進ヘリコ Mashin Heriko, Voice): Yuki Nagaku (長久 友紀 Nagaku Yuki)
- Demonic General of Betrayal Galza (裏切りの鬼将軍ガルザ Uragiri no Oni-Shōgun Garuza, Voice): Yuuichi Nakamura (中村 悠一 Nakamura Yūichi)
- Mask of Darkness Carantula (闇の仮面遣いクランチュラ Yami no Kamen Tsukai Kuranchura, Voice): Yasuhiro Takato (高戸 靖広 Takato Yasuhiro)
- Mizuki Kakihara (柿原瑞希 Kakihara Mizuki): Mizuki Saiba (西葉瑞希 Saiba Mizuki)
- Haruhi Jōkō (定光はるひ Jōkō Haruhi): Karin Mizuno (水野花梨 Mizuno Karin)
- Captain: Tomonori Okano (岡野 友紀 Okano Tomonori)
- Director: Daizaburo Arakawa (荒川大三朗 Arakawa Daizaburō)
- Doctor: Hironori Takahashi (高橋宏典 Takahashi Hironori)
- Kiramai Red: Shigeki Ito (伊藤茂騎 Itō Shigeki)
- Kiramai Yellow: Masato Tsutamune (蔦宗 正人 Tsutamune Masato)
- Kiramai Green: Ryoko Gomi (五味 涼子 Gomi Ryōko)
- Kiramai Blue: Yasuhiro Takeuchi (竹内 康博 Takeuchi Yasuhiro)
- Kiramai Pink: Ayumi Shimozono (下園 愛弓 Shimozono Ayumi)
- King Oradin: Yohei Fujita (藤田 洋平 Fujita Yōhei)
- Princess Mabushina: Mizuho Nogawa (野川 瑞穂 Nogawa Mizuho)
- Demonic General of Betrayal Galza: Keizo Yabe (矢部 敬三 Yabe Keizō)
- Mask of Darkness Carantula: Naoko Kamio (神尾 直子 Kamio Naoko)
- This is the first time a Super Sentai team has been introduced in one of their own movies instead of a televised episode or a movie of another series.
- This film was originally intended as the first episode of Kiramager. It became a short film when the producers decided they couldn't edit the material to a standard episode length. Ironically, this short film would air on television as the first special in the five-week hiatus due to COVID-19 between episodes 10 and 11, cut down from its theatrical length due to it being 28 minutes (not counting the dance scene) compared to a regular episode's 23 minutes (counting the OP and ED).
- When this was planned to be a TV episode, the Crystalia scenes would've been shown as flashbacks in this and/or subsequent episodes rather than be shown completely as the start.
- Episode ZERO premiered on the Toei Tokusatsu Fan Club (TTFC) on February 29th, eight days before episode 1 aired on television. It was listed separate from the Kiramager series with the subtitle TTFC Fastest Ver. When Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger was added on June 24th, Episode ZERO was moved to Kiramager's series page, lost the TTFC Fastest Ver moniker, and included the ending dance with the Kiramagers, Ryusoulgers, Lupinrangers, Patrangers, and Pretty Cures shown in trailers for the film.
- The shorter version of Episode ZERO that aired the week after episode 10 was never added to TTFC, with a TTFC news story about the planned airing tell subscribers to watch the regular version (TTFC Fastest Ver, as it was before June 24th).
- The international airings for Kiramager in Hong Kong and Taiwan would air this as the first episode.
- Mashin Sentai Kiramager Episode ZERO
- Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie - The Power Rangers series counterpart of Gekisou Sentai Carranger, Power Rangers Turbo is the first (& currently only) Power Rangers series entry to begin with a movie origin prior to its TV series air date, similiar to Mashin Sentai Kiramager
- Movie's Wikipedia page (Japanese)
- TV Asahi's official preview for 魔進戦隊キラメイジャー エピソードZERO
- Toei TV's official episode guide for 魔進戦隊キラメイジャー エピソードZERO
- JAE's official episode guide for 魔進戦隊キラメイジャー エピソードZERO
- "Prequel" is an inaccurate term to describe this film's relationship to the series: rather than being the opposite of a sequel, a prequel is a type of sequel and meant to refer to a derivative that is released after the main work but whose story takes place before. To have been a prequel (as a previous edit of this note called it), Episode ZERO would've had to have been released AFTER episode 1 of Kiramager. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prequel#Usage
- Toei HM61 2020 , pp. 28-30, Interview and composition Toyota Tomohisa "KIRAMAGER MAIN STAFF INTERVIEW_01 Toshihisa Arakawa x Hideaki Tsukada "