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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)[1][2], 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.[3] The show will be replaced by Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger after it ends in 2021.

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, it was reported by Toei Productions during a press conference that Rio Komiya, who plays Juru Atsuta, had been tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, after reporting he was not feeling well and stopped shooting the weekend prior. At this time, it is unknown if any other cast or crew members are infected or show any symptoms of the virus. As a result, Kiramager has halted production until further notice. This will not hinder broadcasting for the time being, as enough material had been filmed to last until mid-May.[4] On April 5, it was reported and confirmed by Toei producer Hideaki Tsukada that Rio Komiya’s condition is getting better during his self-isolation [5] and, on April 9, Rio confirmed via his Twitter that he was officially discharged from the hospital. However, he would still remain in self-quarantine at home for at least two weeks. [6]

The show was eventually put on hiatus after the airing of Episode 10 on May 10, with four specials and an televised version of Episode Zero airing in its place. With the state of emergency lifted on May 26, Toei resumed filming of the show on June 1, with Episode 11 airing on June 21.[12] In regards to the summer movie, it has been postponed alongside the Kamen Rider Zero-One movie.[13]. Later, Kiramager's staff and cast were suggested by Toei to wear masks to protect themselves from COVID-19 for their own safety during the filming for future Kiramager episodes starting from Episode 14.

Plot

"When people shine, a miracle is born. That shine is the symbol of the warriors who can change the future! KIRAMAI GO!"
―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

Allies

Civilians

Villains

Arsenal

Main article: Arsenal (Kiramager)

Transformation Devices

Individual Weapons and Team Weapon

Sidearms

Other Devices

Mecha

Main article: Mecha (Kiramager)

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 Atamar)
  30. Episode 30: Proud Super Warrior (誇り高き超戦士 Hokori Takaki Chō Senshi)


Movies

  1. 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)
  2. Mashin Sentai Kiramager: The Movie[10] (劇場版魔進戦隊キラメイジャー Gekijō-ban Mashin Sentai Kirameijā)

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

Guest Stars

Staff

Songs

Main article: Mashin Sentai Kiramager Soundtracks
Opening Theme
Ending Theme
Insert 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
  • "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
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.[13]

  • "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
  • "to be announced" () (Episode 31)

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
  • This is the first Super Sentai to have 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.
  • Kiramager will be the first Sentai to have a full televised run in the Reiwa Era following the abdication of Emperor Akihito on April 30, 2019, during the run of Ryusoulger.
  • This is the first series to not have a collectable gimmick since Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger in 2016.
  • This is the first series to start off with three Giant Robos: Land Mage, Sky Mage, and Kiramaizin.
  • 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 songs to replace the ending theme.

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References


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