|This article is about a/an episode in Himitsu Sentai Gorenger.|
The first episode begins at the Kanto EAGLE base, where Tsuyoshi Kaijo and his team are practicing soccer. Suddenly, the symbol of the Black Cross Army is thrown into the ball from out of nowhere. As the soccer team examines the symbol, the Black Cross Army, led by Gold Mask, attack and kill everyone but Tsuyoshi, who witnesses the EAGLE base's destruction. Entering one of the buildings, he finds his injured older brother, who with his dying breath tells him about the Black Cross Army's sneak attack.
Meanwhile, at the Tohoku, Kyushu, Hokaido, and Osaka EAGLE bases, the Black Cross Army attack, but one member from each base survives. As the Black Cross Army celebrates the end of EAGLE, Tsuyoshi recruits the survivors--Akira Shinmei, Daita Ooiwa, Peggy Matsuyama, and Kenji Asuka--bringing them to the top secret Gorenger HQ on the 2nd floor of the SnackGon restaurant. The team then heads out to rescue a bus of children who were locked in a warehouse with a bomb. Akira and Daita pilot the Variblune and rescue the children before the bomb explodes.
The team chases down Gold Mask and transform into the Gorengers; Tsuyoshi transforms into Akarenger, Akira into Aorenger, Daita into Kirenger, Peggy into Momorenger, and Kenji into Midorenger. After the Gorengers defeat the Zolders, Gold Mask tries to escape, but the team destroys him with the Gorenger Storm. Shortly after, the Black Cross Army's leader, the Black Cross Führer, learns about the Gorengers.
- Tsuyoshi Kaijo (海城 剛 Kaijō Tsuyoshi): Naoya Makoto (誠 直也 Makoto Naoya)
- Akira Shinmei (新命 明 Shinmei Akira): Hiroshi Miyauchi (宮内 洋 Miyauchi Hiroshi)
- Daita Ooiwa (大岩 大太 Ōiwa Daita): Baku Hatakeyama (畠山 麦 Hatakeyama Baku)
- Peggy Matsuyama (ペギー 松山 Pegī Matsuyama): Lisa Komaki (小牧りさ Komaki Risa)
- Kenji Asuka (明日香 健二 Asuka Kenji): Yukio Itō (伊藤幸雄 Itō Yukio)
- Commander Kenpachi Edogawa (江戸川 権八 Edogawa Gonpachi, Voice): Toshio Takahara (高原駿雄 Takahara Toshio)
- Yoko Kato (加藤 陽子 Katō Yōko)/Zero Zero Seven: Eri Kanuma (鹿沼絵里 Kanuma Eri)
- Tomoko Hayashi (林 友子 Hayashi Tomoko)/Zero Zero Eight: Megumi Shiragawa (白川恵美 Shiragawa Megumi)
- Haruko Nakamura (中村 春子 Nakamura Haruko)/Zero Zero Nine: Miki Honda (本田みき Honda Miki)
- Taro Kato (加藤太郎 Tarō Katō): Hiroyuki Konuma (小沼宏之 Konuma Hiroyuki)
- Black Cross Führer (黒十字総統 Kuro Jūji Sōtō, Voice): Mitsuo Andō (安藤三男 Andō Mitsuo)
- Gold Mask (黄金仮面 Ōgon Kamen, Voice): Toku Nishio (西尾徳 Nishio Toku)
- Warrior Mask (武者仮面 Musha Kamen, Voice): Akira Shimada (島田 彰 Shimada Akira)
- Bronze Mask (青銅仮面 Seidō Kamen, Voice): Yasushi Takeuchi (竹内 靖司 Takeuchi Yasushi)
- Jade Mask (翡翠仮面 Hisui Kamen, Voice): Kaoru Shinoda (篠田薫 Shinoda Kaoru)
- Poison Gas Mask (毒ガス仮面 Doku Gasu Kamen, Voice): Eiji Maruyama (丸山 詠二 Maruyama Eiji)
- Kindergarden Teacher: Kiyoko Matsuya (松谷 紀代子 Matsuya Kiyoko)
- Captain Kaijo: Shinsuke Kirihara (桐原 信介 Kirihara Shinsuke)
- Akarenger - Kazuo Niibori (新堀 和男 Niibori Kazuo)
- Aorenger - Hiroo Kawarazaki (河原崎 洋夫 Kawarazaki Hiroo)
- Kirenger - Naotaka Maeda (前田 直高 Maeda Naotaka)
- Momorenger - Midori Naito (内藤 みどり Naitō Midori)
- Midorenger - Bunya Nakamura (中村 文弥 Nakamura Bunya)
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- The very first Sentai episode premiered on the same date as partner franchise Kamen Rider premiered it's newest series, Kamen Rider Stronger on rival network TBS with the episode I am the Electric Human Stronger!!.
- Coincidentally, Gorenger had taken over the NET timeslot that, the previous week, had aired the final episode of Kamen Rider Amazon, You Did It, Amazon!! The End of Great Emperor Zero!!.
Himitsu Sentai Gorenger Volume 1 features episodes 1-6: Ep. 1: The Crimson Sun! The Invincible Gorengers, Ep. 2: The Blue Earth! The Deadly Desertfication Plan, Ep. 3: Big Counterattack! A Yellow Whirlwind, Ep. 4: A Crimson Kick! Smash the Great Microbe Plan, Ep. 5: Green Anger, Immortal Gas-Person, and Ep. 6: Red Riddle! Chase the Spy Route to the Sea. 
Blu-ray Box 1 comes with 16 episodes.
- Day of the Dumpster (the episode that started Power Rangers like this episode started Super Sentai)