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Ninja Sentai Kakuranger 

Ninja sentai Kakurenjâ (original title)
A long time ago, a group of ninjas (Sasuke, Saizou, Seikai, Tsuruhime, Jiraiya) imprison Nurarihiyon and his band of Youkai. Many years later, Modern-day Sasuke and Saizou accidentally ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Teruaki Ogawa Teruaki Ogawa ...  Ninja Red / ... 53 episodes, 1994-1995
Satomi Hirose Satomi Hirose ...  Ninja White / ... 53 episodes, 1994-1995
Hiroshi Tsuchida Hiroshi Tsuchida ...  Ninja Blue / ... 53 episodes, 1994-1995
Shun Kawai Shun Kawai ...  Ninja Yellow / ... 53 episodes, 1994-1995
Kane Kosugi ...  Jiraiya / ... 53 episodes, 1994-1995
Enjo Sanyutei Enjo Sanyutei ...  The Announcer 47 episodes, 1994-1995
Hidekatsu Shibata Hidekatsu Shibata ...  Daimaou 31 episodes, 1994-1995
Akira Sakamoto Akira Sakamoto ...  Momochi Sandayu 28 episodes, 1994
Daisuke Tsuchiya Daisuke Tsuchiya ...  Tarou / ... 25 episodes, 1994-1995
Keisuke Tsuchiya Keisuke Tsuchiya ...  Jirou / ... 25 episodes, 1994-1995
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Storyline

A long time ago, a group of ninjas (Sasuke, Saizou, Seikai, Tsuruhime, Jiraiya) imprison Nurarihiyon and his band of Youkai. Many years later, Modern-day Sasuke and Saizou accidentally release the Youkai from their imprisonment. Tsuruhime comes along and tells the Hapless duo of their lineage. The ancestors appear and give them their Doron Changers. Sasuke, Saizou, and Tsuruhime then go to find the last two descendants (Modern-day Seikai and Jiraiya). Written by Agito25

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Fantasy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 February 1994 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ninja sentai Kakuranger See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first Super Sentai series to feature the rangers fighting against evil rangers. See more »

Connections

Followed by Juken Sentai Gekiranger (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Shîkuretto Kakurenjâ
(Secret Kakuranger)
Opening theme
Performed by Takashi Tsushimi (as Dôu Zhì Jiàn)
Lyrics by Kayoko Fuyumori
Music by Takashi Tsushimi
Arrangement by Kenji Yamamoto
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My favorite so far of the Sentai series
22 July 2017 | by jwwalrath-227-85487See all my reviews

I know a lot of people prefer the more serious Dairanger, but I found this one more consistent and unapologetically fun.

This season tries to be more lighthearted and it works. A lot of the monsters are played to a more comical degree and they are a hoot and delightfully weird. You get to learn about Japanese Yokai from folklore too, which is interesting.

The show is also accompanied by a Japanese host. He's the most Japanocentric part of the show that might confuse Western viewers. However, I grew accustomed to him after a while and missed him after he disappeared around the halfway point.

For those who don't prefer humor, the show becomes more serious halfway through. Overall, the drama/humor balances out quite nicely.

Though the main characters aren't the most fleshed out, as is the nature of the Super Sentai shows, I felt they were memorable than both Zyuranger and Dairanger. One of the characters mostly speaks English in the beginning and it's pretty fun. Also, they drive around in a sentient cat/food truck which is as campy as it sounds.

The main villains work, but there is only one that stands out from the rest. The rocker-styled Demon Prince Junior steals the show every scene he's in but unfortunately is not utilized as much as he should be.

The monsters also have my favorite designs so far. I kind of liked the zords in this. They were experimenting with adding additional zords at this point when the concept was still new. Rather than merely adding a new zord halfway through, they add two sets of new zords throughout the series. Unfortunately, the first two groups are humanoid and too identical-looking to be interesting though I do like the final Japanese castle-based megazord. Also they're too similar looking to each other. The last animal-based ones are more interesting.

If you're interested in Sentai, I recommend this.


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