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GoGo Sentai Boukenger
Number: 30
Number of episodes: 49
First episode: The Heart of the Demon God
Power Rangers counterpart: Power Rangers Operation Overdrive
Original airing: February 19, 2006 – February 11, 2007
Production Order
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GoGo Sentai Boukenger (轟轟戦隊ボウケンジャー, GōGō Sentai Bōkenjā, translated as Rumbling Squadron Boukenger) is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. The series is produced by Toei, and is the 30th installment in their Super Sentai series. It premiered on February 19, 2006 at 7:30 AM on TV Asahi. Footage from this show was used for the 2007 installment of Power Rangers, Power Rangers Operation Overdrive.

Plot

From the first episode:
"In every era, there are explorers that seek unknown worlds. People call them "adventurers". SGS foundation is a non-government organization that gathers lost treasures from around the world. Treasures such as relics from ancient civilizations, the treasures left behind by people, as well as animals near extinction. Among them are treasures that possess powers surpassing current technology called Precious. SGS is a secret team that finds and protects the Precious!"
―Narrator[src]

Powerful relics known as Precious have started to appear throughout the world. However, the various Negative Syndicates wish to take the Precious for themselves and utilize them for evil means. To make sure that the Precious don't fall into the hands of the Negative Syndicates the Search Guard Successor Foundation, or SGS, has developed its own special operations team, the Boukengers, who do battle and collect the dangerous Precious.

Characters

Boukengers

Main article: Boukengers
Boukengers-Zubaan

The Boukengers and Great Sword Man Zubaan

Color Role Actor
Bouken Red Satoru Akashi Mitsuomi Takahashi
Bouken Black Masumi Inou Yasuka Saitou
Bouken Blue Souta Mogami Masashi Mikami
Bouken Yellow Natsuki Mamiya Chise Nakamura
Bouken Pink Sakura Nishihori Haruka Suenaga
Bouken Silver Eiji Takaoka Masayuki Deai

Extra Heroes

Zubaan Great Sword Man Zubaan

Veteran Sentai Team

AkaRed AkaRed
HurricaneBlue Nanami Nono
AbareBlack Asuka
DekaBreak Tekkan Aira
MagiYellow Tsubasa Ozu
MagiShine Hikaru (Heavenly Saint Sungel)

SGS Members

Allies

Negative Syndicates

Negative Syndicate is a term SGS uses to label various groups or individuals who seek Precious for nefarious ends. It is their official moniker for villains.

The Gordom Civilization

The Jaryuu Tribe

Dark Shadow

The Ashu

Precious Creatures

  • Madness Weather (4)
  • Vril/VrilBlue/VrilDaiBouken (8)
  • Glass Slipper/Prince (26)
  • Lemurian Mystical Beast (29)
  • Golem (43)

Other Villains

Precious

Main article: Precious
  • Gordom Precious
    • Heart of Gordom (1, 48-49)
    • Brain of Gordom (2, 48-49)
  • Lemuria Precious
  • Blades of the Three Kingdoms Leadership (3, 47)
  • Madness Weather (4)
  • Imperial Pearl (5, 23)
  • Kubi (6)
  • Scale of the Salamander (7)
  • Picture Album (Manuscript) of Leon Giordana (11)
  • Pipes of Hamelin (12)
  • Potion of Immortality (13)
  • Steel of the Heavenly Mine (14)
  • Aqua Crystal (16)
  • Hundred-Demons Mirror (17)
  • Soldier's Bow (18)
  • Lightning Cannon (20)
  • Uchide's Mallet (21)
  • Solomon's Ring (22)
  • Hatsune Drum (24)
  • Fruit of Wisdom (25)
  • Glass Slipper (26)
  • Feng-Shui Compass Board "Dragon Eye" (27)
  • Legendary Armor (28)
  • Flame of the Ruined Country (31)
  • Ship of Light (32)
  • God's Head (35)
  • Mountain Crushing Kanabo (36)
  • Jewel of Prosperity (37)
  • Rainbow Cloth (38)
  • Prometheus' Stone (39)
  • Mercurius Vessel (40-42)
    • Calcucedus Staff (41)
    • Philosopher's Herb (41)
    • Paracelsus' Mercury (41)
  • MagiLamp (Buster) (Magiranger 19-49, Boukenger vs. Super Sentai)
  • Staff of the Three Philosophers (Boukenger vs. Super Sentai)
  • Golem (43)
  • Demon Bird's Magic Jewel (44)
  • Three Headed Dragon of Darkness (45-46)
  • Pandora's Box (47)
  • The Ru Yi Bang of Sun Wukong (49)

Arsenal

Transformation Devices

Sidearms

Individual Weapons

Power-Up

Mecha

GoGo Vehicle System

Legend:◆ piloted mecha, ❖ aux mecha

SirenBuilder System

Legend:◆ piloted mecha, ❖ aux mecha

Voyager System

Legend:◆ piloted mecha, ❖ aux mecha, ● other

Episodes

The episodes this season are called "Tasks" (タスク Tasuku?) (the title for which is written as "Task. [number]" except for the finale) and uses the English pronunciations of the episode numbers. Many of these titles are tied to an artifact or item which is the focus of the episode.

Like Seijuu Sentai Gingaman, many of the Boukenger titles are two words that are connected, either two nouns with the character "no" connecting the two or a word in front of a main noun (the second noun) that modifies it. Like Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger, the titles incorporate a period.

  1. Task. 1: The Heart of the Demon God (Task. 1 魔神の心臓 Tasuku Wan: Majin no Shinzō?)
  2. Task. 2: The Dragon Thieves (Task. 2 竜の略奪者 Tasuku Tsū: Ryū no Ryakudatsu-sha?)
  3. Task. 3: The Champion's Blades (Task. 3 覇者の剣 Tasuku Surī: Hasha no Tsurugi?)
  4. Task. 4: The Lost Vehicles (Task. 4 失われたビークル Tasuku Fō: Ushinawareta Bīkuru?)
  5. Task. 5: The Imperial Pearl (Task. 5 帝国の真珠 Tasuku Faibu: Teikoku no Shinju?)
  6. Task. 6: The Cursed Fog (Task. 6 呪いの霧 Tasuku Shikkusu: Noroi no Kiri?)
  7. Task. 7: The Salamander's Scale (Task. 7 火竜のウロコ Tasuku Sebun: Saramandā no Uroko?)
  8. Task. 8: The Treasure of Atlantis (Task. 8 アトランティスの秘宝 Tasuku Eito: Atorantisu no Hihō?)
  9. Task. 9: The Paper Crane Ninja (Task. 9 折鶴の忍者 Tasuku Nain: Orizuru no Ninja?)
  10. Task. 10: Bouken Red Disappears (Task.10 消えたボウケンレッド Tasuku Ten: Kieta Bōken Reddo?)
  11. Task. 11: The Showdown on the Isolated Island (Task.11 孤島の決戦 Tasuku Irevun: Kotō no Kessen?)
  12. Task. 12: The Pipes of Hamelin (Task.12 ハーメルンの笛 Tasuku Touerubu: Hāmerun no Fue?)
  13. Task. 13: The Treasures of Princess Kaguya (Task.13 かぐや姫の宝 Tasuku Sātīn: Kaguya-hime no Takara?)
  14. Task. 14: The Revived Past (Task.14 甦る過去 Tasuku Fōtīn: Yomigaeru Kako?)
  15. Task. 15: The Water Metropolis (Task.15 水の都 Tasuku Fifutīn: Mizu no Miyako?)
  16. Task. 16: The Water Crystal (Task.16 水のクリスタル Tasuku Shikkusutīn: Mizu no Kurisutaru?)
  17. Task. 17: The Ashu Mirror (Task.17 アシュの鏡 Tasuku Sebuntīn: Ashu no Kagami?)
  18. Task. 18: The Man that Lived (Task.18 生きていた男 Tasuku Eitīn: Ikiteita Otoko?)
  19. Task. 19: The Dazzling Adventurer (Task.19 眩き冒険者 Tasuku Naintīn: Mabayuki Bōkensha?)
  20. Task. 20: The Brand-New Giant (Task.20 新たなる巨人 Tasuku Touentī: Aratanaru Kyojin?)
  21. Task. 21: The Mallet of Uchide (Task.21 打出の小槌 Tasuku Touentī-Wan: Uchide no Kozuchi?)
  22. Task. 22: The Ring of Solomon (Task.22 ソロモンの指輪 Tasuku Touentī-Tsū: Soromon no Yubiwa?)
  23. Task. 23: The Dangerous Partner (Task.23 あぶない相棒 Tasuku Touentī-Surī: Abunai Aibō?)
  24. Task. 24: The Hatsune Drum (Task.24 初音の鼓 Tasuku Touentī-Fō: Hatsune no Tsuzumi?)
  25. Task. 25: The Forbidden Fruit (Task.25 禁断の果実 Tasuku Touentī-Faibu: Kindan no Kajitsu?)
  26. Task. 26: The Glass Slipper (Task.26 ガラスの靴 Tasuku Touentī-Shikkusu: Garasu no Kutsu?)
  27. Task. 27: The Feng-Shui Trap (Task.27 風水占いの罠 Tasuku Touentī-Sebun: Fūsui Uranai no Wana?)
  28. Task. 28: The Legendary Armor (Task.28 伝説の鎧 Tasuku Touentī-Eito: Densetsu no Yoroi?)
  29. Task. 29: The Golden Sword (Task.29 黄金の剣 Tasuku Touentī-Nain: Ōgon no Ken?)
  30. Task. 30: The Rage of the Golden Majin (Task.30 怒りの黄金魔人 Tasuku Sātī: Ikari no Ōgon Majin?)
  31. Task. 31: The Flame of the Ruined Country (Task.31 亡国の炎 Tasuku Sātī-Wan: Bōkoku no Honō?)
  32. Task. 32: The Secret of the Adventure School (Task.32 ボウケン学校の秘密 Tasuku Sātī-Tsū: Bōken Gakkō no Himitsu?)
  33. Task. 33: The Sun of Lemuria (Task.33 レムリアの太陽 Tasuku Sātī-Surī: Remuria no Taiyō?)
  34. Task. 34: The Distant Memories (Task.34 遼かなる記憶 Tasuku Sātī-Fō: Harukanaru Kioku?)
  35. Task. 35: The Head of God (Task.35 神の頭 Tasuku Sātī-Faibu: Kami no Kashira?)
  36. Task. 36: The Oni's Kanabou (Task.36 鬼の金棒 Tasuku Sātī-Shikkusu: Oni no Kanabō?)
  37. Task. 37: The Yearned-For Showbiz World (Task.37 憧れの芸能界 Tasuku Sātī-Sebun: Akogare no Geinō-kai?)
  38. Task. 38: The Rainbow Cloth (Task.38 虹の反物 Tasuku Sātī-Eito: Niji no Tanmono?)
  39. Task. 39: The Prometheus Stone (Task.39 プロメテウスの石 Tasuku Sātī-Nain: Purometeusu no Ishi?)
  40. Task. 40: The Western Ashu (Task.40 西のアシュ Tasuku Fōtī: Nishi no Ashu?)
  41. Task. 41: The Mercurius Vessel (Task.41 メルクリウスの器 Tasuku Fōtī-Wan: Merukuriusu no Utsuwa?)
  42. Task. 42: The Age of the Questers (Task.42 クエスターの時代 Tasuku Fōtī-Tsū: Kuesutā no Jidai?)
  43. Task. 43: The Dangerous Christmas Present (Task.43 危険な贈物(クリスマスプレゼント) Tasuku Fōtī-Surī: Kiken na Kurisumasu Purezento?)
  44. Task. 44: The Hermit's Onsen (Task.44 仙人の温泉 Tasuku Fōtī-Fō: Sennin no Onsen?)
  45. Task. 45: The Evilest Wicked Dragon (Task.45 最凶の邪悪竜 Tasuku Fōtī-Faibu: Saikyō no Ja'akuryū?)
  46. Task. 46: The Awakened Darkness (Task.46 目覚めた闇 Tasuku Fōtī-Shikkusu: Mezameta Yami?)
  47. Task. 47: The Box of Despair (Task.47 絶望の函 Tasuku Fōtī-Sebun: Zetsubō no Hako?)
  48. Task. 48: The Fearsome High Priest (Task.48 恐怖なる大神官 Tasuku Fōtī-Eito: Kyōfu naru Daishinkan?)
  49. Last Task.: The Endless Adventure Spirits (Last Task 果て無き冒険魂 Rasto Tasuku: Hatenaki Bōken Damashii?)

Specials

  1. GoGo Sentai Boukenger The Movie: The Greatest Precious (轟轟戦隊ボウケンジャーTHE MOVIE 最強のプレシャス GōGō Sentai Bōkenjā Za Mūvī: Saikyō no Pureshasu?)
  2. GoGo Sentai Boukenger vs. Super Sentai (轟轟戦隊ボウケンジャーVSスーパー戦隊 GōGō Sentai Bōkenjā Basusu Sūpā Sentai?)
  3. Juken Sentai Gekiranger vs. Boukenger (獣拳戦隊ゲキレンジャーVSボウケンジャー Jūken Sentai Gekirenjā tai Bōkenjā?)

Cast

Guest voice actors

Suit actors

Stage Shows

Notes

Sentai 30th Anniversary

This Super Sentai series celebrated the franchise's 30th Anniversary in 2006.

  • This is the first Sentai series to have both a 9-piece fusion in Super DaiBouken and a 10-piece fusion in Ultimate DaiBouken.
  • Satoru's actor, Mitsuomi Takahashi, made an appearance on the 20th Sasuke Tournament. but sadly was eliminated in the first round.
  • Eiji's father, Kando, was played by Hiroshi Watari, better known for being a seasoned veteran of the Metal Hero series, having played the main hero in two of them (Uchuu Keiji SharivanIcon-crosswiki and Jikuu Senshi SpielbanIcon-crosswiki) and BoomerangIcon-crosswiki, a supporting character in Kyojuu Tokusou JuspionIcon-crosswiki.
  • Each of the Boukengers are based on some their Super Sentai predecessors:
  • Boukenger gets its name from the word "bouken", meaning "adventure". Thus "Boukenger" refers to someone who goes on an adventure, which the team does in order to collect Precious.
    • This is confirmed by the later use of "bouken" in the Gokaiger opening, referencing their theme of adventuring to find the greatest treasure in the universe.
  • Due to this being an anniversary series, all the villains and monster designs were based (sometimes very loosely) on mecha from past Sentai.

Official websites

References


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