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Mashin Sentai Kiramager: Episode ZERO (シンセンタイキラメイジャー エピソードZEROゼロ 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 Super Sentai Movie Party.

Synopsis

Fleeing from the invasion of her homeworld, Princess Mabushina recruits four warriors to become the Mashin Sentai Kiramager.

Plot

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.[2]

Characters

Rangers

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

Allies

CARAT

Villains

Cast

Guest Cast

Suit actors

Notes

  • 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 to a standard episode length. [3][4] 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.
    • It was 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).
  • Episode ZERO premiered on the Toei Tokusatsu Fan Club (TTFC) on February 29th, eight days before episode 1 aired on television and almost 4 months before Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger's home video/TTFC release. 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 had the ending dance with the Kiramagers, Ryusoulgers, Lupinrangers, Patrangers, and Pretty Cures.
    • The shorter version of Episode ZERO that aired the week after episode 10 was never added to TTFC.

See Also

External Links

References

  1. https://www.famitsu.com/news/201912/28189974.html
  2. "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
  3. https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%AD%94%E9%80%B2%E6%88%A6%E9%9A%8A%E3%82%AD%E3%83%A9%E3%83%A1%E3%82%A4%E3%82%B8%E3%83%A3%E3%83%BC_%E3%82%A8%E3%83%94%E3%82%BD%E3%83%BC%E3%83%89ZERO#%E6%A6%82%E8%A6%81
  4. Toei HM61 2020 , pp. 28-30, Interview and composition Toyota Tomohisa "KIRAMAGER MAIN STAFF INTERVIEW_01 Toshihisa Arakawa x Hideaki Tsukada "


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