Uchū Sentai Kyūranger Series’ 2 New Videos Preview Fighting Scenes
TV Asahi began streaming two videos on Saturday for Uchū Sentai Kyūranger, the 41st Super Sentai series. The videos preview fighting action scenes featuring the nine rangers in their ranger costumes.
The cast for the human-type Kyūrangers include:
Yōsuke Kishi as Poison Star Scorpion Orange (Scorpius) / Stinger
Takumi Kizu as Super Star Lion Red (Leo) / Lucky
Sakurako Ōkubo as Shinobi Star Chameleon Green (Chamaeleon) / Hami
Tetsuji Sakakibara as Food Master Swordfish Yellow (Dorado) / Spada
The voice cast for the non-human-type Kyūrangers includes:
Yuuki Ono as Trick Star Scales Gold (Libra) / Balance, a mysterious mechanical lifeform
Kazuya Nakai as Beast Star Wolf Blue (Lupus) / Garu, a half-beast werewolf
Akio Ohtsuka as Ring Star Ox Black (Taurus) / Champ, a robot wrestling champion
Hiroshi Kamiya as Shō Ronbō, the team’s commander
The new series will premiere on February 12 at 7:30 a.m. The series has a theme of “space” (uchū) and “constellations,” and for the first time will feature a nine-member hero squad. (The word “kyū” in Japanese means nine, and the show’s title harkens back to the first entry in the Super Sentai series, Himitsu Sentai Goranger. “Go” means five in Japanese. The title is also a wordplay on “kyūkyoku” or ultimate and “kyūseishu” or savior.)
The story features an evil organization called “Jark Matter” who rule the universe in the far distant future. The nine “Kyūtama” transformation items that harness the power of the constellations choose nine heroes to become the Kyūrangers and save the universe. Each member is an alien from a different constellation, and include not only human-type aliens but also android-type and werewolf-type aliens.
Manga artist Masato Hisa (Area 51, Nobunagun) designed concept art for the transformation suits in the series. Takayuki Shibazaki (Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger), Teruaki Sugihara, and others are directing the series, and Nobuhiro Mōri (Shuriken Sentai Ninninger) is writing the scripts. The show’s opening theme song is “Lucky Star” and the ending theme song is “Kyūtama Danching!,” although the official website hasn’t revealed the artists for either theme song.
The 40th Super Sentai series, Dōbutsu Sentai Zyuohger, premiered in February 2016.
Power Rangers Ninja Steel, the 24th season of the Power Rangers franchise, adapts Toei‘s 39th Super Sentai series, the ninja-themed Shuriken Sentai Ninninger. Power Rangers Ninja Steel premiered on January 21.
[Via The Tokusatsu Network]