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Crimson Special Attack!! Kirenger Dies at Sunset (真赤な特攻!! キレンジャー夕陽に死す Makka na Tokkō!! Ki Renjā Sekiyō ni Shisu?) is the sixty-seventh episode of Himitsu Sentai Gorenger. It features the death of Daigoro Kumano, the second Kirenger, marking the first time a Ranger dies in the line of duty. It also features the return of Baku Hatakeyama as Daita Oiwa, the original Kirenger who will remain with the team for the remainder of the series.
This episode is also notable as the first episode where the Japan Action Club performs the stunts and suitwork, becoming the main suit actors of Super Sentai from this point forwards. The introduction of the J.A.C. likewise introduces several new suit actors who will make their names within the Super Sentai franchise from this point forwards, including Kenji Ohba, Jun'ichi Haruta, Yoshinori Okamoto and Jun Murakami.
When Kumano makes a mistake that leads to the Black Cross acquiring a powerful weapon, he decides to take matters into his own hands, no matter what the cost!
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- This episode marks the death of Daigorou Kumano and the return of Daita Ooiwa as Kirenger, Daita having temporarily left the team in Episode 55 as his actor, Baku Hatakeyama, wanted to do a play.
- This is the first episode where the stunts and suitwork were done by the Japan Action Club, who would become the main stunt and suit production company for Sentai. As such, this is the first episode that four notable actors began working in the franchise in suitwork:
- The main Akarenger would be portrayed by Kenji Ohba, who will do his first out-of-suit role not too long after and begin to make his acting mark from Battle Fever J
- Ohba's Akarenger substitute is Jun'ichi Haruta; he'll start doing out-of-suit roles from J.A.K.Q. and start his serious apperances from Dai Sentai Goggle V
- Aorenger's suit role is Yoshinori Okamoto; he'll remain doing suitwork until he starts acting, with major roles from Dengeki Sentai Changeman
- Midorenger's suit role is by future stunt director Jun Murakami
- This episode marks the first time that a ranger is wearing his suit without its helmet.
- This episode is also the first time a Ranger dies.
Himitsu Sentai Gorenger Volume 12 features episodes 67-72: Ep. 67: Crimson Special Attack!! Kirenger Dies at Sunset, Ep. 68: The Pink Rebellion!! The Big Attack of Needle-Needle-Needle, Ep. 69: The New Multicolored Vehicle!! Variccune Launches, Ep. 70: Blue Counterattack!! Stop the Space Express, Ep. 71: Big Crimson Decisive Battle!! The Earth Migration Plan, and Ep. 72: Blue Secrecy!! Varidreen Left to be Dismantled.