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The Blooming Abare Pink is the thirty-eighth episode of Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger. It is the first of a two-part story featuring Emiri Imanaka "transforming" into her infamous Ranger form, AbarePink, as well as a battle against Lijewel and her own destructive Trinoid, and also revealing the identity of the new warrior in the Armor of Darkness.
With her parents planning to relocate to Thailand, Emiri must work on convincing them to let her remain in Japan so she can remain supporting the Abaranger team, even if it means pretending to be an actual Abaranger herself.
Not wanting to move to Thailand with her parents Emiri wants to prove she is a valuable asset to the Abarangers. When they don't believe her she decides to pretend she is an Abaranger herself during the Abaranger's battle against the latest Trinoid who is trying to turn women into flowers. However the battle ends pretty badly when AbareKiller and Lijewel arrive to protect Rougirafleshia, and Emiri herself becomes a victim. Then the Armor of Darkness shows up to help, but this time when AbareKiller knocks off his helmet, they confirm that the host of the armor is Asuka which also causes Mahoro who is watching this from the video screens at the Dino House to regain her memories.
- Ryouga Hakua/AbaRed: Koichiro Nishi (西 興一朗 Nishi Kōichirō)
- Yukito Sanjyou/AbareBlue: Shou Tomita (富田 翔 Tomita Shō)
- Ranru Itsuki/AbareYellow: Aiko Ito (いとう あいこ Itō Aiko)
- Asuka: Kaoru Abe (阿部 薫 Kaoru Abe?) (uncredited)
- Mikoto Nakadai/AbareKiller: Kotaro Tanaka (田中 幸太朗 Tanaka Kōtarō)
- Emiri Imanaka: Michi Nishijima (西島 未智 Nishijima Michi)
- Ryunnosuke Sugishita: Kouen Okumaru (奥村 公延 Okamura Kōen)
- Mai Hakua: Maya Bano (坂野 真弥 Banno Maya)
- Mahoro: Eri Sakurai (桜井映里 Sakurai Eri)
- Lije: Kasumi Suzuki (鈴木 かすみ Suzuki Kasumi)
- Lijewel: Maki Ogawa (小川 摩起 Ogawa Maki)
- Yokota: Taro Suwa (諏訪 太朗 Suwa Tarō)
- Mikela (Voice}: Bunkou Ogata (緒方文興 Ogata Bunko)
- Voffa (Voice}: Hidenari Ugaki (宇垣秀成 Ugaki Hidenari)
- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Kamen Rider 555 episode 41, Capture Commences.
- Pre-Ending Question: Does Asuka even recognize his teammates while in the Armor of Darkness?
- Answer: Though he still attacks everyone without discretion, he does feel a mental shock encountering the Abaranger again.
- This episode features Emiri using a home-made suit to fight as AbarePink. This is a rare example of a fake Ranger, AbarePink itself would be revisited eight years later in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, The Abare Quick-Changing New Combination, in which it is donned by Ahim de Famille (GokaiPink).
- The plot of this episode would be loosely adapted for the episode Power Rangers S.P.D. entitled Boom, in which the titular character also dressed himself up as a fake Ranger (in that case, the Orange S.P.D. Ranger) using a home-made suit in order to fool his parents.
Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger Volume 10 features episodes 37-40: Ep. 37: Pleasant Feeling, Abare Queen, Ep. 38: The Blooming AbarePink, Ep. 39: Good Luck! Abare Father and Ep. 40: Behead the Abare Armor!.