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Chouriki Sentai Ohranger
Number 19
Number of episodes: 48
First episode: Invasion!! 1999
Power Rangers Counterpart: Power Rangers Zeo
Original airing: March 3, 1995 – February 23, 1996
Production Order
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Kakuranger
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Carranger
Chouriki Sentai Ohranger (超力戦隊オーレンジャー Chōriki Sentai Ōrenjā?), translated in English as Super-Powered Squadron Ohranger (oh is translated as King), is Toei Company Limited's 19th production of the Super Sentai television series. It was during its run that Himitsu Sentai Gorenger and J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai were officially recognized once again as part of the Super Sentai series. (between Choujuu Sentai Liveman and Ninja Sentai Kakuranger, they were not considered part of the main "Super Sentai" franchise and Battle Fever J was considered the first)

Its footage was used in Power Rangers Zeo.

Development

With 1995 marking the 20th anniversary of Himitsu Sentai Goranger, Toei had decided to make a serious anniversary series that harkened back to Sentai's beginning while taking advantage of the developments since then. For it's development, many writers from older series came back to work on the show with the plan for a dark theme. The five Ohranger themselves were to be similar to the Goranger in personality and former Goranger Hiroshi Miyauchi (who played AoRanger) was brought in as the mentor for the series. Yet, while initially keeping to this concept, the events that occurred in Japan during the show's production, such as the Subway Sarin Incident and the Kobe earthquake, forced the writers of Ohranger to constantly rewrite the script, resulting in the near cancellation of the Super Sentai series. The Ohrangers began to alternate between serious and lighter personalities, and many new weapons and toys were created to boost merchandising. While Ohranger ultimately had the lowest ratings of any Sentai series up to that time, the resulting toy sales were very strong and because of these heightened figures, the Sentai series ultimately began to focus on more gimmicks to continue these high merchandising figures.

Plot

"Only those who have learned the power of the Super-Civilization will be able to save humanity from its greatest crisis: Baranoia, the Machine Empire, which plans to invade the Earth...!"
―Narrator[src]

600 million years ago, Pangaea created a robot named Bacchus Wrath, who ultimately turned on his creators. The KingRanger defeated Bacchus Wrath and banished him from Earth. In the year 1999, Bacchus returned to Earth as the ruler of the Machine Empire Baranoia with the intention of wiping out all human life and bring about machine rule. Chief Counsellor Miura revived super energies that had been born of the lost civilization of Pangaea with the intention of creating weapons to fight against Baranoia. The reassembling of a stone plate uncovered three years previously, the secrets of "Super Power" were revealed. Miura built a pyramid to generate Tetrahedron power in order to allow five U.A.O.H. officers to transform into Ohrangers.

Characters

United Airforce Overtech Hardware

Main article: Ohrangers

Ohrangers

Ohranger With Kingranger

Ohranger with KingRanger

Main article: Ohrangers
OhRed Goro Hoshino
OhGreen Shouhei Yokkaichi
OhBlue Yuji Mita
OhYellow Juri Nijou
OhPink Momo Maruo
KingRanger Riki

Other Heroes

Gunmazin Gunmazin

Allies

Others

Machine Empire Baranoia

Arsenal

Vehicles

Mecha

Legend:◆ piloted mecha, ★ battle mecha, ➲ carrier mecha


Episodes


Ohranger is the first Sentai that mentions a special "count" of the episodes, usually within the preview for the next episode; it does so using the simple counter of "Dai (number) Wa", where "wa" is the Japanese counter for "stories" which is also used for television episodes. This will become a common Sentai occurance from Gingaman, but only three other series follow Ohranger's simple example in counting: GoGoFive, Abaranger and Gokaiger.

  1. Ep. 1: Invasion!! 1999 (襲来!! 1999 Shūrai!! Senkyūhyakukyūjūkyū?)
  2. Ep. 2: Assemble!! The Super-Powered Sentai (集結!! 超力戦隊 Shūketsu!! Chōriki Sentai?)
  3. Ep. 3: Crisis!! The Secret of Super-Power (危機!! 超力の秘密 Kiki!! Chōriki no Himitsu?)
  4. Ep. 4: Grotesque!! Iron Man Papa (怪奇!! 鉄人パパ Kaiki!! Tetsujin Papa?)
  5. Ep. 5: Violent Love!! The Brothers of Flame (激愛!! 炎の兄弟 Geki Ai!! Honō no Kyōdai?)
  6. Ep. 6: The Formidable Enemy, Brain Machine (強敵 頭脳マシン Kyōteki Zunō Mashin?)
  7. Ep. 7: Complete!! The Super-Powered Robo (完成!! 超力ロボ Kansei!! Chōriki Robo?)
  8. Ep. 8: Clash!! A Super Giant Battle (激突!! 超巨大戦 Gekitotsu!! Chō Kyodai Sen?)
  9. Ep. 9: Suddenly!! A Traitor (突然!! 裏切り者 Totsuzen!! Uragirimono?)
  10. Ep. 10: He's Here!! It's a Thief (参上!! 泥棒だヨン Sanjō!! Dorobō Dayon?)
  11. Ep. 11: Submission!! The Refrigerator of Love (服従!! 愛の冷蔵庫 Fukujū!! Ai no Reizōko?)
  12. Ep. 12: Explosion!! A Baby (爆発!! 赤ちゃん Bakuhatsu!! Akachan?)
  13. Ep. 13: Illusions!! The Dog of the Gods (幻想!! 神様の犬 Gensō!! Kamisama no Inu?)
  14. Ep. 14: I Love Pinocchio (大好きピノキオ Daisuki Pinokio?)
  15. Ep. 15: O Friend!! Sleep Hotly!! (友よ!! 熱く眠れ!! Tomo yo!! Atsuku Nemure?)
  16. Ep. 16: Naughty!! The Future Child (腕白!! 未来っ子 Wanpaku!! Miraikko?)
  17. Ep. 17: Plunder!! The Transformation Brace (強奪!! 変身ブレス Gōdatsu!! Henshin Buresu?)
  18. Ep. 18: Dad's Unusual Love (父の異常な愛情 Chichi no Ijō na Aijō?)
  19. Ep. 19: The New Robo's Red Impact (新ロボ赤い衝撃 Shin Robo Akai Shōgeki?)
  20. Ep. 20: Iron Fist 100 Bursts (鉄拳100連発 Tekken Hyaku Renpatsu?)
  21. Ep. 21: The Storm-Calling Cup-and-Ball (嵐を呼ぶケン玉 Arashi o Yobu Kendama?)
  22. Ep. 22: The (Classified) Fusion Order!! (合体(秘)(マルヒ)指令!! Gattai (Maruhi) Shirei!!?)
  23. Ep. 23: The Final Swimsuit... (最後の水着… Saigo no Mizugi...?)
  24. Ep. 24: The Laughing Nostalgic Man!! (笑う懐かし男!! Warau Natsukashi Otoko!!?)
  25. Ep. 25: The Festival One-Shot Contest (お祭り一発勝負 O-matsuri Ippatsushōbu?)
  26. Ep. 26: The 600-Million-Year-Old Boy Warrior (6億歳少年戦士 Rokuoku-sai Shōnen Senshi?)
  27. Ep. 27: King's Gallant Entrance (キング颯爽登場 Kingu Sassō Tōjō?)
  28. Ep. 28: Behold! The Miracle Fortress (見よ奇跡の要塞 Mi yo! Kiseki no Yōsai?)
  29. Ep. 29: Dance! The Invasion Cram School!! (踊る! 侵略塾!! Odoru! Shinryaku-juku!!?)
  30. Ep. 30: The Earth is Snoring (地球がグースカ Chikyū ga Gūsuka?)
  31. Ep. 31: Home Delivery Diet (宅配ダイエット Takuhai Daietto?)
  32. Ep. 32: The School's Scary Nightmare (学校の怖い悪夢 Gakkō no Kowai Akumu?)
  33. Ep. 33: The Five Robos' Great Riot (5大ロボ大暴れ Godai Robo Dai Abare?)
  34. Ep. 34: The Emperor's Final Challenge (皇帝最後の挑戦 Kōtei Saigo no Chōsen?)
  35. Ep. 35: The Radical Bomb Guy (過激な爆弾野郎 Kageki na Bakudan Yarō?)
  36. Ep. 36: A Direct Hit With Flatulence!! (オナラに直撃!! Onara ni Chokugeki!!?)
  37. Ep. 37: I am Gunmajin (拙者ガンマジン Sessha Ganmajin?)
  38. Ep. 38: It's Tough Being a Majin! (魔神はつらいよ Majin wa Tsurai yo?)
  39. Ep. 39: The Prince Dies in a Duel (皇子決闘に死す Ōji Kettō ni Shisu?)
  40. Ep. 40: Arrival! The Mysterious Princess! (出現! 謎の姫! Shutsugen! Nazo no Hime!?)
  41. Ep. 41: The Dangerous Couple!! (危険なふたり!! Kiken na Futari!!?)
  42. Ep. 42: The Squadron's Public Execution!! (戦隊公開処刑!! Sentai Kōkai Shikei!!?)
  43. Ep. 43: The Trump Card is Seven Changes (切り札は七変化 Kirifuda wa Shichi Henka?)
  44. Ep. 44: The Strongest Beauty on Earth (地上最強の美女 Chijō Saikyō no Bijo?)
  45. Ep. 45: Destruction!! The Super-Powered Base (壊滅!! 超力基地 Kaimetsu!! Chōriki Kichi?)
  46. Ep. 46: Earth's Final Day!! (地球最期の日!! Chikyū Saigo no Hi!!?)
  47. Ep. 47: Stand, Shine, Revive!! (立て輝け蘇れ!! Tate Kagayake Yomigaere!!?)
  48. Final Ep.: The Heroes of Love (愛の勇者たち Ai no Yūshatachi?)

Specials

  1. Chouriki Sentai Ohranger the Movie
  2. Chouriki Sentai Ohranger: Ole vs. Kakuranger (超力戦隊オーレンジャー オーレVSカクレンジャー Chōriki Sentai Ohranger: Ohré vs. Kakuranger?)
  3. Gekisou Sentai Carranger vs. Ohranger (激走戦隊カーレンジャーVSオーレンジャー Gekisō Sentai Kārenjā tai Ōrenjā?)

Songs

Cast

Suit actors

Stage Shows

Notes

  • "Oh" (オー Ō?) is a pun on "olé" (オーレ ōre?), "aura" (オーラ ōra?), and the Japanese word for "king" ( ō?). "O.H." was also given as the acronym for "Overtech Hardware", the organization the team is part of, adding to the pun.
  • This season, like it's successor season Carranger, would be notable for being anniversary series for the Super Sentai franchise and would pave the way for future anniversaries to come. For Ohranger in particular, it would be considered the 20th anniversary of the very first Sentai series, Himitsu Sentai Gorenger which, alongside its followup J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai, had become fully acknowledged as part of the Super Sentai franchise. Yet while it would attempt to depict itself as the 20th anniversary series, Ohranger's position as the 19th series would ultimately make the next true Sentai anniversary held off until 2001's Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger, which would be the 25th Sentai (though 26 years after Gorenger) and make every subsequent anniversary follow from every five series post-Gorenger, not every five years.
  • This is the last season to have the annual Sentai movie (with the exception of Kyukyu GoGo-V the Movie: Sudden Shock! A New Warrior) until the release of Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger: The Fire Mountain Roars. Coincidentally, both the end and the start of the Sentai films occur alongside anniversary seasons.
  • This is also the first season to have a "Vs. series movie", where the current Sentai encounters the previous year's sentai, starting with Chouriki Sentai Ohranger: Ole vs. Kakuranger.
  • Hiroshi Miyauchi, who had previously played Akira Shinmei in Himitsu Sentai Gorenger and Sokichi Banba in J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai, appears here as Chief Counsellor Naoyuki Miura
  • The events leading up to this series took place 600 million years earlier, marking the earliest point in the Sentai timeline so far.
  • Ohranger is considered to be the 3rd lowest rated Sentai show with a rating of 4.5% after Go-Busters with 4.0% and Kyoryuger with 3.9%. The explanation is the fact that it was meant to be a darker show (human terrorists attacking Japan) but the script had to be re-written because of the Tokyo Subway Attacks and the Great Hanshin Earthquake that put Ohranger into a mix-up between dark and comical episodes. Thus the ratings drastically decreased, leading to the almost-cancellation of the Sentai franchise. [1] [2]

References


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