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Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger (特捜戦隊デカレンジャー Tokusō Sentai Dekarenjā), loosely translated into English as Special Investigation Squadron Detective Ranger, is the 28th season of Super Sentai. (Deka is Japanese colloquial slang for "detective" and has no direct translation, but is sometimes written over the kanji for "Keiji" - a more formal term for detective; it is also a Greek prefix "deca", meaning "ten", and a total of ten Dekarangers appear in the series and movie combined). It joined Kamen Rider BladeIcon-crosswiki.png as part of Super Hero Time. The footage from the show was used to create the American series Power Rangers S.P.D..

Following its end, a Korean dub of Dekaranger also entitled Power Rangers S.P.D. (파워레인저 S.P.D. Pawoleinjeo S.P.D.?) was broadcast in South Korea in 2005. While both Super Sentai and Power Rangers series had been irregularly broadcast prior, this began a consistent run of Korean dubbed Super Sentai series under the Power Rangers brand following the conclusion of their original Japanese broadcast.

The average ratings of the series was 7.1%.[1]

Plot

"S.P.D.. Special Police Dekaranger. Five detectives who fight cool with burning hearts. Their mission: To combat space criminals who invaded Earth. They will protect the peace and safety of all humanity!"
―Narrator[src]

The universe has come together where aliens from many different planets coincide in peace. Banban Akaza was transferred to the Earth branch of S.P.D. (Special Police Dekaranger) in the city of Megalopolis by his commander. By that time, a major outbreak of crimes had broken out by a group of aliens known as the Alienizers. Agent Abrella, an Alienizer arms dealer, turns his destructive attention to Earth by helping the criminals there. It's up to the Dekarangers to stop them and bring them to justice.

Characters

Special Police Dekarangers

Main article: Dekarangers

Dekarangers transformed

Dekarangers

Earth Branch

Color Role Actor
DekaRed Banban "Ban" Akaza ►◄ Assam Asimov Ryuji Sainei ►◄ Rakuto Tochihara
DekaBlue Houji "Hoji" Tomasu Tsuyoshi Hayashi
DekaGreen Senichi "Sen-chan" Enari Yousuke Itou
DekaYellow Marika "Jasmine" Reimon ►◄ Mugi Grafton Ayumi Kinoshita ►◄ Mizuho Hata
DekaPink Koume "Umeko" Kodou Mika Kikuchi
DekaBreak Tekkan "Tetsu" Aira Tomokazu Yoshida
DekaMaster Anubian Chief Doggie Kruger Tetsu Inada
DekaSwan Cignian Swan Shiratori Mako Ishino

Other Dekarangers

DekaGold Mary Gold[2] (Full Blast Action)
DekaBright Lisa Teegel (40)

S.P.D. Fire Squad

DekaRed Banban "Ban" Akaza

S.P.D. Staff

Allies

Kamen Rider Blade Kazuma KenzakiIcon-crosswiki.png
  • Pretty Cure (Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger/Futari wa Pretty Cure Audio Drama)
Cure Black Nagisa Misumi
Cure White Honoka Yukishiro
Space Sheriff Gavan Type‑G Geki Jumonji
Main article: Minor characters in Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger

Space Criminals Alienizer

Minor Alienizers

Special Criminal Alienizers

Others

Arsenal

Main article: Arsenal (Dekaranger)

Transformation Devices

Sidearms

Other Standard-Issue Devices

Team Power-Up

Team Blaster/Power-Up

Vehicles


Mecha

Dekamachine System

Legend:◆ piloted mecha, ➲ Carrier mecha

Episodes

Main article: Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger Episodes

All episodes in this series are directly called "Episode.", with every episode title in English; these titles are transliterated into Japanese katakana. All titles are separated into "two words"; those that appear longer are due to a certain phrase used in one of these words (such as "High Noon" of "High Noon Dogfight", where the "High Noon" is kept together, while the "Dogfight" is made into the separate, second word)

  1. Episode. 01: Fireball Newcomer (ファイヤーボール・ニューカマ Faiyābōru Nyūkamā)
  2. Episode. 02: Robo Impact (ロボ・インパクト Robo Inpakuto)
  3. Episode. 03: Perfect Blue (パーフェクト・ブルー Pāfekuto Burū)
  4. Episode. 04: Cyber Dive (サイバー・ダイブ Saibā Daibu)
  5. Episode. 05: Buddy Murphy (バディ・マーフィー Badi Māfī)
  6. Episode. 06: Green Mystery (グリーン・ミステリー Gurīn Misuterī)
  7. Episode. 07: Silent Telepathy (サイレント・テレパシー Sairento Terepashī)
  8. Episode. 08: Rainbow Vision (レインボー・ビジョン Reinbō Bijon)
  9. Episode. 09: Stakeout Trouble (ステイクアウト・トラブル Suteikuauto Toraburu)
  10. Episode. 10: Trust Me (トラスト・ミー Torasuto Mī)
  11. Episode. 11: Pride Sniper (プライド・スナイパー Puraido Sunaipā)
  12. Episode. 12: Babysitter Syndrome (ベビーシッター・シンドローム Bebīshittā Shindorōmu)
  13. Episode. 13: High Noon Dogfight (ハイヌーン・ドッグファイト Hai Nūn Doggufaito)
  14. Episode. 14: Please, Boss (プリーズ・ボス Purīzu Bosu)
  15. Episode. 15: Android Girl (アンドロイド・ガール Andoroido Gāru)
  16. Episode. 16: Giant Destroyer (ジャイアント・デストロイヤー Jaianto Desutoroiyā)
  17. Episode. 17: Twin Cam Angel (ツインカム・エンジェル Tsuin Kamu Enjeru)
  18. Episode. 18: Samurai Go West (サムライ・ゴーウエスト Samurai Gō Uesuto)
  19. Episode. 19: Fake Blue (フェイク・ブルー Feiku Burū)
  20. Episode. 20: Running Hero (ランニング・ヒーロー Ranningu Hīrō)
  21. Episode. 21: Mad Brothers (マッド・ブラザーズ Maddo Burazāzu)
  22. Episode. 22: Full Throttle Elite (フルスロットル・エリート Furu Surottoru Erīto)
  23. Episode. 23: Brave Emotion (ブレイブ・エモーション Bureibu Emōshon)
  24. Episode. 24: Cutie Negotiator (キューティー・ネゴシエイター Kyūtī Negoshietā)
  25. Episode. 25: Witness Grandma (ウィットネス・グランマ Wittonesu Guranma)
  26. Episode. 26: Cool Passion (クール・パッション Kūru Passhon)
  27. Episode. 27: Funky Prisoner (ファンキー・プリズナー Fankī Purizunā)
  28. Episode. 28: Alienizer Returns (アリエナイザー・リターンズ Arienaizā Ritānzu)
  29. Episode. 29: Mirror Revenger (ミラー・リベンジャー Mirā Ribenjā)
  30. Episode. 30: Gal Hazard (ギャル・ハザード Gyaru Hazādo)
  31. Episode. 31: Princess Training (プリンセス・トレーニング Purinsesu Torēningu)
  32. Episode. 32: Discipline March (ディシプリン・マーチ Dishipurin Māchi)
  33. Episode. 33: SWAT Mode On (スワットモード・オン Suwatto Mōdo On)
  34. Episode. 34: Celeb Game (セレブ・ゲーム Serebu Gēmu)
  35. Episode. 35: Unsolved Case (アンソルブド・ケース Ansorubudo Kēsu)
  36. Episode. 36: Mother Universe (マザー・ユニバース Mazā Yunibāsu)
  37. Episode. 37: Hard Boiled License (ハードボイルド・ライセンス Hādo Boirudo Raisensu)
  38. Episode. 38: Cycling Bomb (サイクリング・ボム Saikuringu Bomu)
  39. Episode. 39: Requiem World (レクイエム・ワールド Rekuiemu Wārudo)
  40. Episode. 40: Gold Badge Education (ゴールドバッヂ・エデュケーション Gōrudo Baddji Edyukēshon)
  41. Episode. 41: Trick Room (トリック・ルーム Torikku Rūmu)
  42. Episode. 42: Skull Talking (スカル・トーキング Sukaru Tōkingu)
  43. Episode. 43: Meteor Catastrophe (メテオ・カタストロフ Meteo Katasutorofu)
  44. Episode. 44: Mortal Campaign (モータル・キャンペーン Mōtaru Kyanpēn)
  45. Episode. 45: Accidental Present (アクシデンタル・プレゼント Akushidentaru Purezento)
  46. Episode. 46: Propose Panic (プロポーズ・パニック Puropōzu Panikku)
  47. Episode. 47: Wild Heart, Cool Brain (ワイルドハート・クールブレイン Wairudo Hāto Kūru Burein)
  48. Episode. 48: Fireball Succession (ファイヤーボール・サクセション Faiyābōru Sakuseshon)
  49. Episode. 49: Devil's DekaBase (デビルズ・デカベース Debiruzu Dekabēsu)
  50. Episode. 50: Forever Dekaranger (フォーエバー・デカレンジャー Fōebā Dekarenjā)

Specials

  1. Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger: DekaRed vs. DekaBreak (特捜戦隊デカレンジャー スーパービデオ 超必殺わざ勝負! デカレッドVSデカブレイク Tokusō Sentai Dekarenjā Sūpā Bideo Chō Hissatsuwaza Shōbu! Deka Reddo Tai Deka Bureiku)

Movies

  1. Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger the Movie: Full Blast Action (特捜戦隊デカレンジャー THE MOVIE フルブラスト・アクション Tokusō Sentai Dekarenjā Za Mūbī Furu Burasuto Akushon)
  2. Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger vs. Abaranger (特捜戦隊デカレンジャーVSアバレンジャー Tokusō Sentai Dekarenjā tai Abarenjā)
  3. Mahou Sentai Magiranger vs. Dekaranger (魔法戦隊マジレンジャーVSデカレンジャー Mahō Sentai Magirenjā tai Dekarenjā)
  4. Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger: 10 YEARS AFTER (特捜戦隊デカレンジャー: 10 YEARS AFTER Tokusō Sentai Dekarenjā Ten Iyāzu Afutā)
  5. Space SquadIcon-crosswiki.png (スペース・スクワッド Supēsu Sukuwaddo) [3]
    1. Girls in Trouble: Space Squad Episode ZeroIcon-crosswiki.png (ガールズ・イン・トラブル スペース・スクワッド エピソードゼロ Gāruzu In Toraburu Supēsu Sukuwaddo Episōdo Zero)
    2. Uchuu Keiji Gavan vs. Tokusou Sentai DekarangerIcon-crosswiki.png (宇宙刑事ギャバン VS 特捜戦隊デカレンジャー Uchū Keiji Gyaban VS Tokusō Sentai Dekarenjā)

Cast

Main cast

Suit Actors

Songs

Main article: Tokusō Sentai Dekaranger Soundtracks
Opening theme
  • "Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger" (特捜戦隊デカレンジャー Tokusō Sentai Dekarenjā)
    • Artist: Psychic Lover (サイキックラバー Saikikku Rabā)
    • Lyrics: Yumi Yoshimoto (吉元 由美)
    • Composition: Ayumi Miyazaki (宮崎 歩)
    • Arrangement: Seiichi Kyōda (京田 誠一)
Ending themes
  • "Midnight Dekaranger" (ミッドナイト デカレンジャー Middonaito Dekarenjā)
    • Artist: Isao Sasaki (ささきいさお Sasaki Isao)
    • Chorus: Morinoki Children's Choir (森の木児童合唱団 Morinoki Jidō Gasshōdan)
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi (藤林 聖子)
    • Composition: Hideaki Takatori (高取 ヒデアキ)
    • Arrangement: Kōichirō Kameyama (亀山 耕一郎)
Mecha themes
  • "Build Up! Dekaranger Robo" (ビルドアップ!デカレンジャーロボ Birudo Appu! Dekarenjā Robo)
    • Artist: Hideaki Takatori (高取 ヒデアキ Takatori Hideaki)
    • Lyrics: Saburo Yatsude (八手 三郎)
    • Composition & Arrangement: Koichiro Kameyama (亀山 耕一郎)
      • Inserted into episodes 02, 04, 08, 15, 20, 24 & 28
  • "Tobe yo DekaWing Robo!" (飛べよデカウイングロボ! "Fly DekaWing Robo!")
    • Artist: Hideaki Takatori (高取 ヒデアキ Takatori Hideaki)
    • Lyrics: Nagae Kuwahara (桑原 永江)
    • Composition & Arrangement: Koichiro Kameyama (亀山 耕一郎)
      • Inserted into episodes 34 & 35
Insert themes
  • "Dekaranger Action" (デカレンジャーアクション Dekarenjā Akushon)
    • Artist: Psychic Lover (サイキックラバー Saikikku Rabā)
    • Lyrics & Composition: YOFFY
    • Arrangement: Psychic Lover, Kenichiro Ōishi (大石 憲一郎)
  • "Dekaranger Taisou" (デカレンジャーたいそう Dekarenjā Taisō, "Dekaranger Gymnastics")
    • Artists: Ryuuji Sainei (載寧 龍二 Sainei Ryūji) with Junior SP Choir (ジュニアSP合唱団 Junia Esu Pī Gasshōdan)
    • Lyrics: Nagae Kuwahara (桑原 永江)
    • Composition & Arrangement: Koichiro Kameyama (亀山 耕一郎)
  • "Leslie no Aoi Tsuki" (レスリーの青い月 "Leslie's Blue Moon")
    • Artist: Sae (小枝)
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi (藤林 聖子)
    • Composition & Arrangement: Koichiro Kameyama (亀山 耕一郎)
      • Movie's Theme
  • "DekaMaster NEVER STOP" (デカマスターNEVER STOP Deka Masutā Nebā Stoppu)
    • Artist: Isao Sasaki (ささき いさお Sasaki Isao)
    • Lyrics: Nagae Kuwahara (桑原 永江)
    • Composition & Arrangement: Koichiro Kameyama (亀山 耕一郎)
      • Inserted in episode 13
  • "DekaBreak Zenkai!!" (デカブレイク全開!! "DekaBreak Full Throttle!!")
    • Artist: Masaaki Endoh (遠藤 正明 Endō Masaaki)
    • Lyrics: Nagae Kuwahara (桑原 永江)
    • Composition & Arrangement: Koichiro Kameyama (亀山 耕一郎)
      • Inserted into episodes 22, 23 & 29
  • "SWAT ON Dekaranger" (SWAT ONデカレンジャー Suwatto On Dekarenjā)
    • Artist: Psychic Lover (サイキックラバー Saikikku Rabā)
    • Lyrics: Nagae Kuwahara (桑原 永江)
    • Composition: YOFFY
    • Arrangement: Psychic Lover, Kenichiro Ōishi (大石 憲一郎)
      • Inserted into episodes 33 & 42
  • "Watashi Dake no Nukumori" (私だけのぬくもり "Warmth of My Own")
    • Artist: Hiroko Asakawa (朝川 ひろこ Asakawa Hiroko)
    • Lyrics: Naruhisa Arakawa (荒川 稔久)
    • Composition: Koichiro Kameyama (亀山 耕一郎)
    • Arrangement: Hiroshi Takagi (高木 洋)
      • Inserted in episode 37
Character Songs
  • "BANG! BANG!"
    • Artist: Ban / Ryuuji Sainei (載寧 龍二 Sainei Ryūji)
    • Lyrics: Nagae Kuwahara (桑原 永江)
    • Composition: Kei Yoshikawa (吉川 慶)
    • Arrangement: Motoyoshi Iwasaki (岩崎 元是)
  • "BLUE is the SKY"
    • Artist: Hoji / Tsuyoshi Hayashi (林 剛史 Hayashi Tsuyoshi)
    • Lyrics: Tatsuhiko Kure (呉 龍彦)
    • Composition: SOTARO@ZZ+Aphie
    • Arrangement: Principia Musica feat. Tatsuya Hirakawa
  • "Sunao ~Ima Wo Shinjite" (すなお~今を信じて "Honesty ~ Believe in the Moment")
    • Artist & Lyrics: Umeko / Mika Kikuchi (菊地 美香 Kikuchi Mika)
    • Composition: Atsushi Sugiura (杉浦 篤)
    • Arrangement: Motoyoshi Iwasaki (岩崎 元是)
  • ""TETSU" No Ishi De!" (”TETSU”の意志で! "With an "IRON-TETSU" Will!)
    • Artist: Tetsu / Tomokazu Yoshida (吉田 友一 Yoshida Tomokazu)
    • Lyrics & Composition: Hideaki Takatori (高取 ヒデアキ)
    • Arrangement: Kagoshima Hiromasa (籠島 裕昌 Hiromasa Kagoshima)

Stage Shows

Toyline

Main article: Dekaranger (Toyline)

Notes

  • Dekaranger holds a lot of references to popular movies and media.
    • The entire concept of the series, the "Tokusou" in the name, the narrator who repeats the same description every single episode, and Chief Numa D were all references to Metal Heroes and especially the Space Sheriff shows where these are all common tropes
    • Christonian Farley is a pun on the late iconic actor Christopher Lee who was best known as Dracula and Count Dooku in the Star Wars prequels.
    • The Alienizer in episode 26 was named Tylerian Durden. For this reason, Durden’s scheme is running an underground fighting ring.
    • As well as this, the entire episode was a reference to Rocky Balboa (more accurately Rocky 4 with the Ivan Drago fight).
    • ”With this, case complete!” one word off from the recurring catchphrase of the old Japanese superhero property IdaGeki.
      • Additionally, the way that Dekaranger Robo blocked Zamuzan Sheik’s missile was the Barehanded Blade Block which is a common Japanese action trope but most common in IdaGeki.
    • All of the main characters' surnames are puns on the given names of mystery novel authors:
      • Banban Akaza comes from Agatha Christie.
      • Houji Tomasu comes from Thomas Harris.
      • Sen'ichi Enari comes from Ellery Queen.
      • Marika Reimon comes from Raymond Chandler.
      • Koume Kodou comes from Kodou Nomura.
      • Tekkan Aira comes from Ira Levin.
      • The epilogue movies gives us new recruits Mugi Grafton and Assam Asimov, presumably named after Sue Grafton and Issac Asimov.
    • Murphy K9 was named after Robocop himself Alex Murphy.
    • Episode 19 and the monster Woonian Jinche were both allusions to iconic action director John Woo.
    • Marika’s Zemi Bombs were named after Japanese supercop Zenigata Heiji’s signature weapons in his franchise.
    • Kajimerian Ben G was named after the movie Benji and the dog actor of the same name..
    • When SWAT Mode is introduced in episode 33, Marika quips “"Here with a SWAT. Solving problems with a SWAT.” This is also the catchphrase of Kaiketsu Zubat, a 1977 Toei series made by Shotaro Ishinomori (the creator of Super Sentai as a whole).
  • The song Umeko sings to the children trapped on a bus in the first episode was also sung by FiveYellow in Fiveman.
  • Dekaranger is the only Super Sentai series in which the gender ratio is equal; out of the total ten Dekarangers, five are male and five are female.
    • The series still begins with a standard 3:2 ratio of male to female members though.
  • This series is notable in that there is no central villain or evil organization at work throughout this series, although Rainian Agent Abrella serves as a recurring antagonist.
  • Dekaranger is the only Super Sentai series to have all the episode titles in English.
  • Dekaranger is credited in the ending credits of Power Rangers S.P.D. as "Deka Rangers".
  • This is the first series where villains are defeated after only one battle. Villains can be defeated when they are in normal size.
  • The opening sequence is slightly different with every episode, with one shot displaying the villain(s) for that particular episode.
  • Part of this season's title, Deka, means "ten". This season also features ten Dekarangers.
    • "Deka" is also the Japanese slang term for "detective".
  • Dekaranger has several homages to Metal Heroes. The "Tokusou" in the name, the narrator who repeats the same description every single episode (and was once self-parodied within the show), and a birdman in charge of the organization are all references to Metal Heroes, especially to that of the Space Sheriff Trilogy.
  • The Dino Thunder special Dino Thunder the Lost Episode shows several shots of Dekaranger footage not used in the US, and at one point the faces of four of the Dekarangers are visible as they transform.
  • Dekaranger is the first and so far only Super Sentai series (and the third Tokusatsu overall, after Ultraman Tiga in 1996 and Kamen Rider Kuuga in 2000) to win the media prize Seiun Award, which is given to the best science-fiction work of either the movies or television for the year.
  • Dekaranger was originally going to be named "Sirenger".[Citation needed]
  • The Dekarangers are currently the only Sentai in which every main Ranger is called by a nickname.
  • Dekaranger is the last Super Sentai season to share a head writer with its immediate predecessor. While the earliest seasons of the franchise would have a head writer shared between several seasons in a row, every season since this one has had a different head writer with no less than a year break between seasons that share a head writer.

See Also

Official websites

External links

References

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