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Red alert WARNING: This series contains scenes of drug material, occasional alcoholic drinking, blood, gun violence and gambling. Viewer discretion is advised!

Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger (快盗戦隊ルパンレンジャー VS 警察戦隊パトレンジャー Kaitō Sentai Rupanrenjā VS Keisatsu Sentai Patorenjā), translated as Phantom Thief Squadron Lupinranger VS Police Squadron Patranger, is the 42nd entry in the Super Sentai franchise. It joined Kamen Rider BuildIcon-crosswiki on the Super Hero Time block on February 11, 2018, replacing Uchu Sentai Kyuranger. After Build's finale, Kamen Rider Zi-OIcon-crosswiki joined Lupinranger VS Patranger on the Super Hero Time block. In February 2019, it will be replaced by Kishiryu Sentai Ryuusouger as part of the Super Hero Time block.

It has a "cops and robbers" type of theme focusing on two competing Super Sentai teams, with one a police force and the other being a band of thieves.

Production

to be added

Plot

"The Lupin Collection, a set of mysterious treasures gathered by the legendary phantom thief Arsène Lupin, has been stolen by the Ganglers! The phantom thieves who fight to recover what they've lost. The police force who fight to protect world peace. Whose side are you on?!"
―Narrator
Gathered throughout his lifetime, the gentleman thief Arsène Lupin assembled a vast collection of dangerous items known as the "Lupin Collection". When this collection is stolen by interspace invaders known as the Gangler, two teams set out to retrieve it! Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger, who desire to live up to Lupin's name, aim at stealing back the collection from the Gangler. While Keisatsu Sentai Patranger, who hope to uphold justice, aim to retrieve the collection and take down the Gangler! With two rival teams confronting each other for the same goal, just who will emerge victorious?

Characters

Rangers

Main article: VS Sentai
VSSentai

VS Sentai

Lupinrangers

Main article: Lupinrangers
Lupinrangers' role with Lupin X

The Lupinrangers

Designation Name Actor
Lupin Red Kairi Yano Asahi Itou / Hizuki Ando (child)
Lupin Blue Tooma Yoimachi Shogou Hama / Hikaru Yamazaki (child)
Lupin Yellow Umika Hayami Haruka Kudo / Haruka Sasaki (child)
Lupin X Noel Takao Seiya Motoki

Patrangers

Main article: Patrangers
Patranger vs X rolecall

The Patrangers

Designation Name Actor
Patren 1gou Keiichiro Asaka Kousei Yuuki
Patren 2gou Sakuya Hikawa Ryo Yokoyama
Patren 3gou Tsukasa Myoujin Kazusa Okuyama
Patren X Noel Takao Seiya Motoki

Allies

Lupinranger Allies

Patranger Allies

Other

Villains

Arsenal

Main article: Arsenal (Lupinranger)

Transformation Devices

Individual Weapons and Team Weapon

Side Arms


Main article: Arsenal (Patranger)

Transformation Devices

Individual Weapons and Team Weapon

Side Arms


Mecha

Lupinrangers

Main article: Mecha (Lupinranger)

Main

Legend: piloted mecha, 2-person mecha, auxiliary mecha

Auxillary

Toy-Exclusive

Alternate Combinations

Patrangers

Main article: Mecha (Patranger)

Main

Legend: piloted mecha, 2-person mecha, auxiliary mecha

Auxillary

Toy-Exclusive

Alternate Combinations

Episodes

Main article: Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger Episodes

The episodes in this Sentai season are referred to as Number (stylized as #(number) (i.e. #1, #2, etc.)).

  1. Number 1: The Troublemaking Phantom Thieves (世間を騒がす快盗さ Seken wo Sawagasu Kaitō sa)
  2. Number 2: International Police, Chase After Them (国際警察、追跡せよ Kokusai Keisatsu, Tsuiseki seyo)
  3. Number 3: Take Them Back No Matter What (絶対に取り戻す Zettai ni Torimodosu)
  4. Number 4: Unacceptable Relationship (許されない関係 Yurusarenai Kankei)
  5. Number 5: Targeted, the International Police (狙われた、国際警察 Nerawareta, Kokusai Keisatsu)
  6. Number 6: What to Protect (守るべきものは Mamorubekimono wa)
  7. Number 7: Always Saved (いつも助けられて Itsumo Tasuke Rarete)
  8. Number 8: The Thieves' Identities (快盗の正体 Kaitō no Shōtai)
  9. Number 9: In Order to Meet Again (もう一度会うために Mōichido au Tame ni)
  10. Number 10: It's Not Over Yet (まだ終わってない Mada Owattenai)
  11. Number 11: I Will Continue Shooting (撮影は続くよどこまでも Satsuei wa Tsudzuku yo Doko Made mo)
  12. Number 12: Magical Bracelet (魔法の腕輪 Mahō no Udewa)
  13. Number 13: Best and Worst Holiday ((最高で最低な休日 Saikō de Saiteina Kyūjitsu)
  14. Number 14: The Fabricated Trap (はりめぐらされた罠 Harimegurasa Reta Wana)
  15. Number 15: The Work of a Police Officer (警察官の仕事 Keisatsukan no Shigoto)
  16. Number 16: Because You’re A Friend (仲間だからこそ Nakamadakara Koso)
  17. Number 17: Secret Feeling (秘めた想い Himeta Omoi)
  18. Number 18: Secret of the Collection (コレクションの秘密 Korekushon no Himitsu)
  19. Number 19: The Price of Disobeying Orders (命令違反の代償 Meirei Ihan no Daishō)
  20. Number 20: The New Thief is a Policeman (新たな快盗は警察官 Aratana Kaitō wa Keisatsukan)
  21. Number 21: Foe or Friend, On Board or Not? (敵か味方か、乗るか乗らないか Teki ka Mikata ka, Noru ka Noranai ka)
  22. Number 22: Love in Life (人生に恋はつきもの Jinsei ni Koi wa Tsukimono)
  23. Number 23: Status Gold (ステイタス・ゴールド Suteitasu Gōrudo)
  24. Number 24: Promise to Return Alive (生きて帰る約束 Ikite Kaeru Yakusoku)
  25. Number 25: Make it the Strongest (最高に強くしてや Saikō ni Tsuyoku Shiteyaru)
  26. Number 26: The Hidden Auction (裏のオークション Ura no Ōkushon)
  27. Number 27: Dancing Afterwards (言いなりダンシング Iinari Danshingu)
  28. Number 28: More Fighting On My Birthday (誕生日も戦いで Tanjōbi mo Tatakai de)
  29. Number 29: Photos to Remember (写真は記憶 Shashin wa Kioku)
  30. Number 30: The Two Are On a Trip (ふたりは旅行中 Futari wa Ryokō-chū)
  31. Number 31: The Gangler Who Surrendered (自首してきたギャングラー Jishu Shite Kita Gyangurā)
  32. Number 32: A Request For A Duel (決闘を申し込む Kettō o Mōshikomu)
  33. Number 33: We Are The Youth Thief Brigade (僕らは少年快盗団 Bokura wa Shōnen Kaitō-dan)
  34. Number 34: Legendary Gun (伝説の銃 Densetsu no Jū)
  35. Number 35: Good People, Bad People, Ordinary People (良い人、悪い人、普通の人 Yoihito, Waruihito, Futsūnohito)
  36. Number 36: Shoot the Bomb (爆弾を撃て Bakudan o Ute)
  37. Number 37: Your Place to Return (君が帰る場所 Kimi ga Kaerubasho)
  38. Number 38: Collection From Outer Space (宇宙からのコレクション Uchū Kara no Korekushon)
  39. Number 39: Bet on This (こいつに賭ける Koitsu ni Kakeru)
  40. Number 40: I Can't Stop Worrying (心配が止まらない Shinpai ga Tomaranai)
  41. Number 41: A Door to Another World (異世界への扉 I Sekai e no Tobira)
  42. Number 42: Time of Battle (決戦の時 Kessen no Toki)
  43. Number 43: The Man Who Returned (帰ってきた男 Kaettekita Otoko)
  44. Number 44: The Truth Found (見つけた真実 Mitsuketa Shinjitsu)

Movies

  1. Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger en Film (快盗戦隊ルパンレンジャーVS警察戦隊パトレンジャー en film Kaitō Sentai Rupanrenjā Bui Esu Keisatsu Sentai Patorenjā An Firumu)
  2. Lupinranger VS Patranger VS Kyuranger (ルパンレンジャーVSパトレンジャーVSキュウレンジャー Rupanrenjā VS Patorenjā VS Kyuurenjā)[9]

Specials

  1. Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger Transformation Lessons (快盗戦隊ルパンレンジャー VS 警察戦隊パトレンジャーへんしん こざ Kaitō Sentai Rupanrenjā VS Keisatsu Sentai Patorenjā Henshin Koza)
  2. Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger ~GIRLFRIENDS ARMY~ (快盗戦隊ルパンレンジャーVS警察戦隊パトレンジャー ~GIRLFRIENDS ARMY~ Kaitō Sentai Rupanrenjā Bui Esu Keisatsu Sentai Patorenjā ~Gārufurenzu Āmī~)
  3. Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger + Keisatsu Sentai Patranger ~The Ultimate Weird Combination!~ (快盗戦隊ルパンレンジャー+警察戦隊パトレンジャー ~究極の変合体!~ Kaitō Sentai Rupanrenjā Purasu Keisatsu Sentai Patorenjā ~Kyūkyoku no Hen Gattai!~)
  4. Keisatsu Sentai Patranger feat. Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger ~Another Patren 2gou~ (警察戦隊パトレンジャー Feat. 快盗戦隊ルパンレンジャー ~もう一人のパトレン2号~ Keisatsu Sentai Patorenjā feat. Kaitō Sentai Rupanrenjā: ~Mōhitori no Patoren Nigō~)

CD Dramas

  1. Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger: VS Sound Collection 1 (快盗戦隊ルパンレンジャーVS警察戦隊パトレンジャー VSサウンドコレクション 1 Kaitō Sentai Rupanrenjā VS Keisatsu Sentai Patorenjā: VS Saundo Korekushon 1)

Songs

Opening theme
Insert themes

Cast

Suit Actors

Stage Shows

  • to be added

Video Release

  • to be added

Toyline

  • to be added

Video Games

  • to be added

Notes

  • 怪盗 (Kaitou) is the Japanese word for "phantom thief" or "gentlemen thief".
  • 警察 (Keisatsu) is the Japanese word for "police", "police department" or "police force".
  • This certain Sentai series has a whole lot of firsts and returning trends as it:
    • is the first Sentai entry since Ressha Sentai ToQger to have the original Ranger colors of Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, and Pink.
    • is the first to feature a non-Anniversary treasure hunting Sentai team with the Lupinrangers, unlike two other known treasure hunting themed teams GoGo Sentai Boukenger (adventurers) and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger (pirates).
    • is the first season since Samurai Sentai Shinkenger to not have a pre-series cameo.
    • is the first season since Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger to not feature a mecha battle in the first episode and to not have a Spring Crossover with a co-airing Kamen Rider series.
    • is the first season since Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan to not have a show's title announced at the beginning of the show's opening sequence.
    • continues the trend started by Kyoryuger/Gekiranger, as it shares many similarities with Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters:
      • In both, the opening is omitted and it had the theme song being played in the Rangers' first fight scene instead.
      • The Go-Busters and the Patrangers are special mission themed, and the Lupinrangers to some extent.
      • The three teams start with three Rangers.
      • Both have useful items (Lupin Collection and Enetron) preyed upon by the villains (Gangler and Vaglass).
      • The Lupinrangers, GoodStriker, and Noel can speak French and interject it into their usual Japanese, much like Enter.
      • Both feature a Gold and Silver Male Ranger duo who are listed as the Sixth Rangers (LupinX/PatrenX technically and Beet Buster/Stag Buster). Except the differences that Lupin X and Patren X are the same person, while Beet and Stag Busters are not.
      • Both use standard roll calls that only mention their Ranger designation bar Noel.
      • Both have female Yellows who are succeded by Black Rangers
      • Both bring concepts from Power Rangers to Super Sentai.
        • The main villains of Go-Busters had similarities to Omni and Venjix from SPD and RPM respectively.
        • The never used Hexagon Plan roughly has the same plot as Lupinranger vs Patranger (minus the respective motifs and villian mechanic).
      • Both teams have a dress style similar to the Gorangers than other modern teams.
      • Both the Lupinranger and the Go-Busters are the first teams since Timeranger to have rangers that have colored visors.
    • This is also the first Super Sentai series since Go-Busters to have an episode count of 50.
    • is the first Sentai Series to not have an Ending Theme.
      • It is also the first season since Ressha Sentai ToQger to not have a Data Broadcast Game whatsoever.
    • is the first Sentai series to start with six rangers technically, with three in each Core team.
    • is the first Sentai Season to have 2 Core Red Rangers at the start.
    • is the first Sentai series to have one person as two 6th Rangers for different teams at once.
    • is the first Sentai to have more than one Collectible Gimmick/Mecha System: the Dial Fighters for the Lupinranger, the Trigger Machines for the Patranger, and the X Trains used by Noel Takao.
      • This is similar to its Super Hero Time partner Kamen Rider Build with the Fullbottles, Sclashjellies, Gears, and Evolbottles.
    • is the first to feature a Sentai team without a Blue Ranger in the case of the Patrangers, as well as the first without both Blue and Yellow on a team.
    • is the first permanent heroes vs. heroes team-up in the main TV broadcasting, which is not crossover team-up spin-off related (which is commonly on movies and certain main TV broadcast episodes), unlike a Super Sentai anniversary crossover-based TV series Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger.
  • Patranger is the second police themed Sentai team, after Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger.
  • Lupinranger's name contains a reference to Arsène Lupin, a fictional gentleman thief and master of disguise created by French writer Maurice Leblanc, and also to Arsène Lupin III, a fictional character created by Monkey Punch and the protagonist of Lupin the Third manga series.
    • In an ironic note, Arsène teamed up with Jimmy Kudo (Shinichi Kudo), who was from Case Closed (Detective Conan), a detective-themed anime. Although the phantom thief and detective-themed team up in the shared universe already been seen first time in Gosho Aoyama’s shared anime universe, namely Jimmy Kudo teaming up with Kaito Kid the protagonist of Magic Kaito in most part, with few cameos from Aoyama’s 3rd known shared universe series, the samurai-themed anime Yaiba.
  • Just like the premiere episode of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, and Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, the opening is omitted and it had the theme song being played in the Lupinrangers' first fight scene instead.
  • This series will be the final Sentai series to have a full televised run in the Heisei Era; Kishiryu Sentai Ryusouger will be in a similar position to Choujuu Sentai Liveman in that it will run during the transition of reigning emperors. Emperor Akihito will abdicate the throne on April 30, 2019[11] to his son Prince Naruhito, thus beginning a new era of Japan.
  • This series is similar to Mirai Sentai Timeranger, Mahou Sentai Magiranger, and Uchu Sentai Kyuranger that includes two main red rangers heroes (LupinRed/Patren 1gou, TimeRed/TimeFire, Magi Red/Wolzard Fire and Shishi Red/Houou Soldier), despite having different suit designs, unlike Ninpu Sentai Hurricanger (Kabuto Raiger’s suit color is much different than Hurricane Red) and Shuriken Sentai Ninninger (not only has four AkaNingers, three other AkaNingers are simply additional minor rangers and has the same suit designs as the main AkaNinger (except the shuriken body patterns on the suit)).
  • Just like the opening of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger and Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, the series' opening spoiled another villain's appearance due to Zamigo Delma's brief appearance (Shinkenger's opening accidentally spoiled the appearance of Juzo Fuwa in his monster form, Ninninger's opening accidentally spoiled the appearance of Ariake no Kata and Masakage Tsugomori, although they were shadowed).
  • Each teams core members' names are based on what Sentai they are on:
    • Lupinranger's Kaitou: Kairi, Tooma, Umika
    • Patranger's Keisatsu: Keiichiro, Sakuya, Tsukasa
  • An interview with Gregory Mitchell on TokuNation revealed the 2018 Sentai was originally going to be flight-based. [12]
  • Lupinranger VS Patranger shares some similarities with its Superhero Time partner Kamen Rider BuildIcon-crosswiki.
    • Both the heroes and villains of each show use the same collectible devices to transform or obtain powers (Fullbottles in Kamen Rider Build, Lupin Collection in Lupinranger vs Patranger).
    • The heroes of both shows were labeled as outlaws.
      • The Lupinranger are wanted Phantom Thieves.
      • During the start of the show Ryuga BanjouIcon-crosswiki/Kamen Rider Cross-Z was wanted for a murder he didn't commit and Sento KiryuIcon-crosswiki/Kamen Rider Build became a fugitive after helping Ryuga escape, then all the protagonist Riders become fugitives due to the antagonist's plot.
    • The Blue colored heroes of both series had their lovers killed in front of them by a member of the Villain Factions that they face prior obtaining their powers. Said deaths were the main motivation of both heroes to recieve their powers and fight the Villain Factions.
      • Tooma's fiancée Aya Ohira was frozen and killed by Zamigo Delma.
      • Ryuga's fiancée Kasumi Ogura died due to her exposition to the Nebula Gas done under Blood Stalk's orders.
    • "Be the One" and the Patranger's Side of "Lupinranger vs Patranger" are sung by females, Beverly, and Hitomi Yoshida.
    • Characters from both Shows have gun-based transformation devices that require to insert certain collectibles to activate the transformation function.
      • VS Changers for the Lupinrangers and the Patrangers
      • Transteam Gun for Night Rogue and Blood Stalk
      • Nebulasteam Gun for the Kaisers.
    • A person from both shows came over from outside where the core heroes reside and introduced a new collectible.gimmick.
      • Kazumi Sawatari/Kamen Rider Grease came to Touto from the Hokuto region and first introduced the Sclashjellies.
      • Noel Takao came to Japan from France and introduced the X Trains.
    • Both series Summer Films have the Heroes fusing with a Movie Exclusive Item (Jackpot Striker for Lupin Tricolor and the Cross-ZBuild Can for Kamen Rider Build Cross-ZBuild Form).
    • Heroes from both shows require the monsters they fight alive to obtain the collectibles in their respective shows.
      • The Lupinranger cannot kill the Gangler Monsters they fight until they retrieve a Lupin Collection piece from the safe located somewhere on its body.
      • Sento Kiryu cannot kill the Smash as they are humans infected with Nebula Gas but is able to cure the infected person by using an empty Fullbottle to extract the nebula gas from them and use it to make a new Fullbottle.
    • The heroes from both shows started before their seasons aired.
  • Lupinranger vs Patranger also has similarites to its second partner, Kamen Rider Zi-O:
    • Both have Anti-Heroes as the main Characters (Lupinrangers, Kamen Rider Geiz)
    • Even though Lupin-Pat is not an anniversary season, both celebrate the respective franchises:
      • The Lupin Collection is made of props of previous sentai seasons
      • Zi-O and Geiz can become past [Heisei] riders
    • Both have elusive mentor characters that carry books (Kogure and Woz)
      • Kogure's stores the Lupin Collection
    • Both have the heroes live in small businesses (Bistro/cafe and Watch shop)
    • Both have heroes raised by their uncle (Patren 3gou and Kaman Rider Zi-O)
    • Both have inspiration from the other:
      • Kamen Rider Drive (a police themed Kamen Rider) had an enemy that was a thief Kamen Rider.
      • Kamen Rider Zi-O's time motif was used by Timeranger (and in turn, Power Rangers Time Force)
        • The force of time isn't as prevelent, but Noel and the Lupinrangers have lost someone they loved, so they want to "reclaim their frozen time", which is their motivation/reasoning to become Lupinrangers
    • Both do something a second time:
      • Second team of Police officers (Dekarangers)
      • Second time Kamen Rider uses the ability of transforming into past riders (Decade) and second time Kamen Riders have the power of Time Travel (Den-O).
    • Both the opening theme were sung by the duets (Lupinranger VS Patranger are sung by Tatsuhiko Yoshida & Hitomi Yoshida and Over "Quartzer" are sung by Shuta Sueyoshi (AAA) feat. ISSA).
    • The first episode ends in a cliffhanger introducing the seasons newest heroes.
    • Both the heroes and the Monsters of both shows use the same collectible device to use their powers with them having differences between who uses them.
      • Both the Lupinranger Patranger and the Gangler use Lupin Collection Pieces with the only difference is that the pieces used by the Lupinranger and the Patranger are modified for human use.
      • Both the Riders and the Another Riders use Ridewatches with the difference being that the ones used by the Riders are high tech with the face of a Past Rider on it and the ones used for Another Riders are evil demonic looking trinkets with faces of a monstrous version of a past Rider on it.
    • The motif of the Monsters in both shows involve the past in some way.
      • All member's in the Gangler are themed after extinct animals (ex. Dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus Rex and extinct mammals like the Wolly Mammoth.).
      • Another Riders are themed after past riders.
  • Due to being the final series with a full heisei era run, the Lupin Collection represents aspects from every super sentai series before it.
  • This is the only Sentai TV series to use “VS.” title outside VS Sentai crossover films. As well as being the first VS Sentai title to have “VS.” part to be translated in Engrish word “ブイエス/bui esu” instead of the usual Japanese translation word “対/tai”.
    • However, it may not become the only one, if any different VS gimmicks ever come in the future.

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