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Kousoku Sentai Turboranger
Number 11 (prior to 1995)
13
Number of episodes: 51
First episode: Counting On You! Turboranger
Original airing: March 3, 1989 – February 23, 1990
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Turboranger redirects here. For the American adaptation of Carranger, see Power Rangers: Turbo.

Kousoku Sentai Turboranger (高速戦隊ターボレンジャー Kōsoku Sentai Tāborenjā?, translated into English as High Speed Squadron Turboranger), is the 13th entry of Super Sentai series produced by Toei Company and Bandai. It was originally aired on TV Asahi on March 3, 1989 to February 23, 1990 with a total of 51 episodes.

During its first episode, Turboranger celebrated the 10th anniversary Super Sentai with a teamup of the previous 10 Super Sentai, even though by modern count, they are the 13th Sentai team. This occured because at the time of the Turboranger's debut, Toei had marked Super Sentai series beginning with Battle Fever J. However, when Toei marketed Chouriki Sentai Ohranger as the 19th anniversary of the Super Sentai series, Gorenger and J.A.K.Q. were retroactively included as part of the Super Sentai series by Toei.

Plot

Twenty thousand years ago, the Fairy race assisted humans in a battle against the Boma Tribes and successfully sealed the Boma Tribes away. However, due to modern day pollution and man's destruction of nature, the power of Fairy magic has weakened, allowing the seal to be broken and the Tribes escape. Seelon, the last of the fairies, with the help of Dr. Dazai, summoned five high school seniors. As children, they were showered with the "flames of spirit" of the fallen fairies in a forest and can now hear Seelon's voice. Donning powered suits, the product of a combination of Seelon's magic and Dr. Dazai's science, the five youths became the Turborangers, juggling days of fighting with their regular school lives, in order to defeat the Boma Tribes.

Characters

Turborangers

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Turboranger

Main article: Turborangers
Red Turbo Riki Honoo
Black Turbo Daichi Yamagata
Blue Turbo Youhei Hama
Yellow Turbo Shunsuke Hino
Pink Turbo Haruna Morikawa

Temporary Turborangers

Blue Turbo Ken-ichi Yamada

Allies

Hundred Boma Tribes

Arsenal

Mecha

Legend:◆ piloted mecha, ❖ aux mecha, ◇ combo-assist zord, ● other

Episodes

  1. Ep. 1: The Great Gathering of 10 Sentai: Counting on You! Turboranger (10大戦隊集合! 頼むぞ! ターボレンジャー Tanomu zo! Tāborenjā?)
  2. Ep. 2: Did You Guys See a Fairy!? (君達は妖精を見たか! Kimitachi wa Yōsei o mita ka!?)
  3. Ep. 3: Boma Castle! The 20,000-Year Curse (暴魔城! 二万年の呪い Bōma Shiro! Niman-nen no Noroi?)
  4. Ep. 4: The Rumbling Human Ball! (ゴロゴロ人間ダンゴ! Gorogoro Ningen Dango!?)
  5. Ep. 5: Escape! The Samurai Town (脱出だ! サムライの町 Dasshutsu da! Samurai no Machi?)
  6. Ep. 6: Slimy! Boma Zombie (ヌルルッ! 暴魔ゾンビ Nururū! Bōma Zonbi?)
  7. Ep. 7: The Lover-Eating Boma Beast! (恋人を食べる暴魔獣! Koibito o Taberu Bōmajū!?)
  8. Ep. 8: Jarmin's House That Flies in the Sky (空飛ぶジャーミンの家 Sora Tobu Jāmin no Uchi?)
  9. Ep. 9: Yearning for a Demonic Flute (憧れは悪魔のフルート Akogare wa Akuma no Furūto?)
  10. Ep. 10: Boys' Day Dolls That Call Demons (鬼を呼ぶ五月人形 Oni o Yobu Gogatsu Ningyō?)
  11. Ep. 11: Roar! Wular Highway! (爆走! ウーラー街道! Bakusō! Ūrā Kaidō!?)
  12. Ep. 12: The Boma Beast That Became a Star! (星になった暴魔獣! Hoshi ni Natta Bōmajū!?)
  13. Ep. 13: Activate the Witch's Trap! (魔女にワナをかけろ! Majo ni Wana o Kakero!?)
  14. Ep. 14: He's Here! The Wandering Exchange Student (参上! さすらい転校生 Sanjō! Sasurai Tenkōsei?)
  15. Ep. 15: Yamimaru! Lethal Alignment (ヤミマル! 必殺の照準 Yamimaru! Hissatsu no Shōjun?)
  16. Ep. 16: Firing the V-Turbo Bazooka (射てVターボバズーカ Ite Bui Tābo Bazūka?)
  17. Ep. 17: The Teacher Who Became a Child (子供になった先生 Kodomo ni Natta Sensei?)
  18. Ep. 18: 5-Minute Transformation (5分間の変身 Gofunkan no Henshin?)
  19. Ep. 19: Clash! Demon Siblings (激突! 魔兄弟 Gekitotsu! Ma Kyōdai?)
  20. Ep. 20: Boma Tribe Haruna (暴魔族はるな Bōma Zoku Haruna?)
  21. Ep. 21: Dosukoi Contest (ドスコイ勝負 Dosukoi Shōbu?)
  22. Ep. 22: Youth Road! (青春ロード! Seishun Rōdo!?)
  23. Ep. 23: A Lot of Ghosts (幽霊いっぱい Yōrei Ippai?)
  24. Ep. 24: Dreadful! Summer Sea (怖い! 夏の海 Kowai! Natsu no Umi?)
  25. Ep. 25: The Fighting Puppy (戦う子犬 Tatakau Koinu?)
  26. Ep. 26: Riki! Desperate Situation (力! 絶体絶命 Riki! Zettai Zetsumei?)
  27. Ep. 27: Girl Boma Rin (少女暴魔リン Shōjo Bōma Rin?)
  28. Ep. 28: Robo Fusion Failure (ロボ合体不能 Robo Gattai Funō?)
  29. Ep. 29: Hurry! New Model Robo (急げ新型ロボ Kyōge Shindaka Robo?)
  30. Ep. 30: The End of Lehda (レーダの最後 Rēda no Saigo?)
  31. Ep. 31: Woman Warrior Kirika (女戦士キリカ Onna Senshi Kirika?)
  32. Ep. 32: The Big Demonic Mystery Bird! (悪魔の大怪鳥! Akuma no Daikaijo!?)
  33. Ep. 33: Steal! Yōhei's Face (奪え! 洋平の顔 Ubae! Yōhei no Kao?)
  34. Ep. 34: Zulten's Sneaky Trick (ズルテンの裏技 Zuruten no Urawaza?)
  35. Ep. 35: The Majin Sword That Calls Love (愛を呼ぶ魔神剣 Ai o Yobu Majin Ken?)
  36. Ep. 36: Memories of Destiny... (運命の想い出… Unmei no Omoide...?)
  37. Ep. 37: Mysterious Kung Fu Girl (カンフー謎少女 Kan Fū Nazo Shōjo?)
  38. Ep. 38: The Painting of Hell That Devours People (人を喰う地獄絵 Hito o Kū Jigokue?)
  39. Ep. 39: The End of Lagorn (ラゴーンの最後 Ragōn no Saigo?)
  40. Ep. 40: Walk! Child of Shikoku (歩け! 四国の子 Aruke! Shikoku no Ko?)
  41. Ep. 41: The Star Is Me! (スターは俺だ! Sutā wa Ore da!?)
  42. Ep. 42: Scary Birthday! (コワイ誕生日! Kowai Tanjōbi!?)
  43. Ep. 43: The Sixth Soldier! (6人目の戦士! Rokunin-me no Senshi?)
  44. Ep. 44: Legend of the Wandering Boma (流れ暴魔伝説 Nagare Bōma Densetsu?)
  45. Ep. 45: Super Magic Boy (超マジック少年 Chō Majikku Shōnen?)
  46. Ep. 46: Lagorn's Counterattack (ラゴーンの逆襲 Ragōn no Gyakushū?)
  47. Ep. 47: SOS Transformation Failure (SOS変身不能 Esu Ō Esu Henshin Funō?)
  48. Ep. 48: The Wandering Boma's Secret (流れ暴魔の秘密 Nagare Bōma no Himitsu?)
  49. Ep. 49: Beautiful Kirika (美しきキリカ Utsukushiki Kirika?)
  50. Ep. 50: The Dreadful Big Seal (恐るべき大封印 Osorubeki Dai Fūin?)
  51. Final Ep.: Graduation of Youth (青春の卒業式 Seishun no Sotsugyōshiki?)

Special

  1. The Great Gathering of 11 Sentai: The Glorious Opening Collection (11戦隊大集合 栄光のオープニング 特集 11 Sentai Daishūgō: Eikou no Oopeningu Tokushū?)
  2. Kousoku Sentai Turboranger the Movie

Songs

Cast

Guest Stars

Stage Shows

Notes

  • Turboranger is the first Sentai season to use the word "-ranger" in its title (although Goranger also included the word "-ranger" in its name, this was not official, since that series' official name was actually Gorenger).
  • Along with its predecessor, Liveman, Turboranger celebrated the anniversary of the Sentai franchise (followed by Gaoranger, Boukenger and Gokaiger), with a special tribute to the past 10 Sentai. Although Turboranger is the thirteenth series, at the time of the series' debut, it was considered the eleventh series, as Gorenger and JAKQ weren't counted as Super Sentai until later.
  • This is the only Sentai to completely lack any of the team members doing 'role calls' or stating their transformed names after transforming (both individually or as a team), but instead, the camera simply gives the viewers a wide angle shot of the team and although they assume a traditional Sentai pose, they do not say their ranger name. As a result, when Red Turbo reappears in Gaoranger vs Super Sentai, original footage is used.
  • Although Turboranger never got a Power Rangers adaptation, the American-exclusive Titanium Ranger of Lightspeed Rescue was based off the Turboranger suits.
  • This is the first Sentai wherein all the main heroes are High School students. This motif is later used by Megaranger.
  • Like Hikari Sentai Maskman and Dai Sentai Goggle V, Turboranger's original title was scrapped only to be used for another Sentai series. The original planned title for the series was to be Gekisou Sentai Carranger, which would ultimately and ironically be taken by the season it would be parodied by. To add to the irony, Carranger's American adaptation regained the 'Turbo' part of the name as Power Rangers Turbo.[1]
  • Turboranger is considered the first Sentai of the "Heisei Era", with its entire run and production occurring after the emergence of Emperor Akihito (Heisei) to the Japanese throne after the death of his father Hirohito (Showa) in January, 1989. Although the final six Liveman episodes also aired in the Heisei era, the series was mostly produced and aired in the Showa period prior to Hirohito's death.
  • This is the first season where past Rangers appear in an episode, and not in a movie.
  • This season starts the tradition of "Sentai stacking attacks", where two Rangers would get on the other three Rangers' shoulders to initiate a team attack.
    • It should be noted that the first Toei show to use this was Ninja Captor.

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