Mirai Sentai Timeranger

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Mirai Sentai Timeranger
Timeranger-title(1).jpg
Genre: Tokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Science fiction
Action thriller
Crime
Drama
Running Time: 25 minutes
Country: Japan
Release Date: February 13, 2000 – February 11, 2001
Network(s): TV Asahi
Created by: Toei
Starring: Masaru Nagai
Yūji Kido
Masahiro Kuranuki
Shūhei Izumi
Mika Katsumura
Shinji Kasahara
Episodes: 51
Previous show: Kyukyu Sentai GoGoFive
Next show: Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger


Mirai Sentai Timeranger is the 24th season in the Super Sentai franchise. It ran from February 13, 2000 - February 11, 2001. It succeeded Kyukyu Sentai GoGoFive and Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger.

Plot

In the year 3000, time travel becomes illegal after a time paradox crisis. The Time Protection Department is established to stop time crimes. Four new enlistee cadets of the TPD are tricked by Don Dolnero and his gang into letting them time-travel to the 20th century to commit various crimes. To protect history, the four cadets pursue them. There they encounter a severe problem: the Timeranger program requires five members for the first operation. They thus force a present-day martial artist, Tatsuya Asami (TimeRed), to join them, allowing them to become the Timerangers.

Why It Rocks

  1. Normally, the Pink Ranger is always an ally like all the other rangers. However, in this case, it's the one and only time where she (Yuri/TimePink) is the leader, though Tatsuya/TimeRed is still the central character.
  2. TimeFire is an awesome Sixth Ranger, and it was also the first time that a Sixth Ranger was the same color as the Red Ranger.
    • In fact, he looked nearly identical to TimeRed, save for the jagged arrow and black accents that TimeFire has in contrast to TimeRed's normal arrow and white accents.
  3. One of the few extremely dark Sentai series... in a good way.
  4. Having the motif of time-traveling is quite unique and appropriate considering that this is the 24th season of Super Sentai.
  5. It introduces the new logo of Super Sentai, which is pretty awesome to look at.
  6. Don Dolnero is an incredibly intimidating villain.
  7. It was also aired alongside Kamen Rider Kuuga, the first Super Sentai series to do so since the ill-fated Kousoku Sentai Turboranger and Kamen Rider Black RX.
  8. Ryūya Asami (the original TimeFire) is one of the vilest main antagonists in all of Super Sentai history, having no redeeming qualities to his character whatsoever.
  9. Epic soundtrack.
  10. Its Power Rangers adaptation (Time Force) was faithful to the source material.
  11. They had a team-up with Kyukyu Sentai GoGoFive.
  12. The finale is very sad, emotional and AMAZING!
  13. Naoto Takizawa/TimeFire's death was one of the very saddest moments of Super Sentai History.
  14. Timeranger being the 24th season is quite creative considering there are 24 hours in a day.

Bad Qualities

  1. Its toyline sold extremely badly.
  2. The following season (Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger) was not even that great.
    • This is sadly the reason why Timeranger didn't celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Super Sentai franchise.

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