Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger

Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger (爆竜戦隊アバレンジャー, Bakuryū Sentai Abarenjā)[Note 1][Note 2][Note 3] is Toei's twenty-seventh production of the Super Sentai metaseries, and the first series to use TV Asahi's current logo. It aired as a part of TV Asahi's 2003 Super Hero Time block with Kamen Rider 555. The series is based on dinosaurs and explosions. Its action footage was used in Power Rangers Dino Thunder. In addition, episode 10 in nearly its entirety was used for episode 19 of Power Rangers Dino Thunder as an English-dubbed show that the Dino Thunder Power Rangers discover on television.

Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger
Abaranger-title.jpg
The title card
GenreTokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Comedy
Created byToei Company
Developed byNaruhisa Arakawa
Directed byHajime Konaka
Starring
Opening theme"Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger" by Masaaki Endoh
Ending theme"We are the ONE ~Bokura wa Hitotsu~" by Akira Kushida
Composers
Country of originJapan
Original languageJapanese
No. of episodes50
Production
Producers
  • Chika Hamada (TV Asahi)
  • Jun Hikasa (TV Asahi)
  • Go Nakajima (Toei)
  • Hideaki Tsukada (Toei)
  • Kōichi Yada (Toei Agency)
Running time25 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkTV Asahi
Original release16 February 2003 (2003-02-16) –
8 February 2004 (2004-02-08)
Chronology
Preceded byNinpuu Sentai Hurricaneger
Followed byTokusou Sentai Dekaranger

The cast members from the series reprised their roles for the 2014 film, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters: The Great Dinosaur Battle! Farewell Our Eternal Friends.

PlotEdit

Scientists believe that 65,000,000 years ago, a meteorite's crash on Earth killed off the dinosaurs, but in truth, it split Earth into two parallel universes: Dino Earth (ダイノアース, Daino Āsu), an Earth where dinosaurs were still the superior species, and our Earth, referred to as Another Earth (アナザーアース, Anazā Āsu) by the residents of Dino Earth. Over time, the Dragon People (竜人, Ryūjin) and Bakuryū (爆竜) races came into being on Dino Earth but were at war with the Evoliens, entities that emerged from the meteor. The two Earths are separate until Asuka, one of the Dragon People from Dino Earth, arrives on Earth via a transdimensional portal. However, he is followed by the Evoliens in their Anamolicarus spaceship and the three Bakuryū under their control. As the Bakuryū Tyrannosaurus, Ptreranodon, and Triceratops attack Tokyo, a call is sent out to three destined ones who possess Dino Guts (ダイノガッツ, Daino Gattsu) to gain the power to tame the three beasts. Together with their Bakuryū partners, the three become Abarangers to protect their dimension from the Evoliens. In time another Abaranger appears, but he takes the name "Abare Killer" (アバレキラー, Abare Kirā) and fights the others while the Evoliens carry out their ultimate goal: the resurrection of their god.

Episode listEdit

All episode titles contain the phrase "Abare " (アバレ, Abare). On 5 October 2003 (the day that episode 32 aired) the show used TV Asahi's current logo.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Abare Dinosaur Big Charge!"
"Abare Kyōryū Dai Shingeki!" (Japanese: アバレ恐竜大進撃!)
Hajime KonakaNaruhisa Arakawa16 February 2003 (2003-02-16)
2"Birth! Abaren'oh"
"Tanjō! Abaren'ō" (Japanese: 誕生! アバレンオー)
Hajime KonakaNaruhisa Arakawa23 February 2003 (2003-02-23)
3"An Abare-Style Children's Hero"
"Kozure Hīrō Abare -kei" (Japanese: 子連れヒーローアバレ系)
Satoshi MorotaNaruhisa Arakawa2 March 2003 (2003-03-02)
4"Completed! The Secret Abare Base"
"Kansei! Himitsu Abare Kichi" (Japanese: 完成! 秘密アバレ基地)
Satoshi MorotaNaruhisa Arakawa9 March 2003 (2003-03-09)
5"Abare Cure! Bubububuum!"
"Abare Chiryō! Jajajajān" (Japanese: アバレ治療! ジャジャジャジャーン)
Katsuya WatanabeNaruhisa Arakawa16 March 2003 (2003-03-16)
6"Abare Idol-Aged Daughter"
"Abare Aidoru Fuke Musume" (Japanese: アバレアイドル老け娘)
Katsuya WatanabeYoshio Urasawa23 March 2003 (2003-03-23)
7"Abare Baby Bakuryū"
"Abare Akachan Bakuryū" (Japanese: アバレ赤ちゃん爆竜)
Hajime KonakaNaruhisa Arakawa30 March 2003 (2003-03-30)
8"Abare Black, This One-Shot!"
"Abare Burakku Kono Ippatsu!" (Japanese: アバレブラックこの一発!)
Hajime KonakaNaruhisa Arakawa6 April 2003 (2003-04-06)
9"Awaken!! Abare Survivor"
"Mezame yo! Abare Sabaibā" (Japanese: 目覚めよ! アバレサバイバー)
Satoshi MorotaAtsushi Maekawa13 April 2003 (2003-04-13)
10"Abare Leaguer Bind"
"Abare Rīgā Kane-shibari" (Japanese: アバレリーガー金縛り)
Satoshi MorotaYoshio Urasawa20 April 2003 (2003-04-20)
11"Abare Psychic. Oink."
"Abare Saikikku. Buhī." (Japanese: アバレサイキック。ブヒっ。)
Satoshi MorotaNaruhisa Arakawa27 April 2003 (2003-04-27)
12"The Abare Saw Cuts Through Kyoto!"
"Abare Nokogiri, Kyōto o Kiru!" (Japanese: アバレノコギリ、京都を斬る!)
Katsuya WatanabeNaruhisa Arakawa4 May 2003 (2003-05-04)
13"The Abare Hand Topknot!"
"Abare Te Chonmage!" (Japanese: アバレてチョンマゲ!)
Katsuya WatanabeNaruhisa Arakawa11 May 2003 (2003-05-11)
14"Discovery! Abaresaurus"
"Hakkutsu! Abaresaurusu" (Japanese: 発掘! アバレサウルス)
Taro SakamotoSho Aikawa18 May 2003 (2003-05-18)
15"The Abare World is Just Demons"
"Abare Seken wa Oni Bakari" (Japanese: アバレ世間は鬼ばかり)
Taro SakamotoAtsushi Maekawa25 May 2003 (2003-05-25)
16"Riding! Abare Surfing"
"Notteke! Abare Sāfin" (Japanese: 乗ってけ! アバレサーフィン)
Taro SakamotoAtsushi Maekawa1 June 2003 (2003-06-01)
17"The Battlefield's Abare-Strut"
"Senjō no Abare Kappore" (Japanese: 戦場のアバレかっぽれ)
Shojiro NakazawaYoshio Urasawa8 June 2003 (2003-06-08)
18"Who is It? It's Abare Killer!"
"Dare da? Abarekirā da!" (Japanese: 誰だ? アバレキラーだ!)
Shojiro NakazawaNaruhisa Arakawa22 June 2003 (2003-06-22)
19"Greetings, Abare Amigo"
"Yoroshiku Abare Amīgo" (Japanese: よろしくアバレアミーゴ)
Katsuya WatanabeNaruhisa Arakawa29 June 2003 (2003-06-29)
20"KillerOh, The Abare Beginning!"
"Kirāō, Abare Zome!" (Japanese: キラーオー、アバレ初め!)
Katsuya WatanabeSho Aikawa13 July 2003 (2003-07-13)
21"Abare Love! Kilokilo"
"Abare Koi! Kirokiro" (Japanese: アバレ恋! キロキロ)
Taro SakamotoYoshio Urasawa20 July 2003 (2003-07-20)
22"The Girl Group's Abare Song"
"Musume-tachi no Abare Uta" (Japanese: 娘たちのアバレ歌)
Taro SakamotoNaruhisa Arakawa27 July 2003 (2003-07-27)
23"Abare EM Wave Dogyuun!"
"Abare Denpa Dogyūn!" (Japanese: アバレ電波ドギューン!)
Katsuya WatanabeNaruhisa Arakawa3 August 2003 (2003-08-03)
24"Abare Schoolgirls! Unbelie~vable"
"Abare Joshikōsei! Ariena~i" (Japanese: アバレ女子高生! ありえな~い)
Katsuya WatanabeSho Aikawa10 August 2003 (2003-08-10)
25"Better Fortune! Abare Shinto Offering"
"Kaiun! Abare Euma" (Japanese: 開運! アバレ絵馬)
Shojiro NakazawaNaruhisa Arakawa17 August 2003 (2003-08-17)
26"Fishing Idiot Abare Diary, Domodomo"
"Tsuri Baka Abare Nisshi, Domodomo" (Japanese: 釣りバカアバレ日誌、どもども)
Shojiro NakazawaAtsushi Maekawa24 August 2003 (2003-08-24)
27"AbaRed is AbareBlue"
"Abareddo wa Abareburū" (Japanese: アバレッドはアバレブルー)
Taro SakamotoTakeshi Suzuki31 August 2003 (2003-08-31)
28"The Bride is Abare-chan"
"Hanayome wa Abare -chan" (Japanese: 花嫁はアバレチャン)
Taro SakamotoNaruhisa Arakawa7 September 2003 (2003-09-07)
29"The Selfish Disciple, Abare Contest"
"Wagamama Shito, Abare Sōdatsusen" (Japanese: わがまま使徒、アバレ争奪戦)
Katsuya WatanabeYoshio Urasawa14 September 2003 (2003-09-14)
30"Ultimate Evil! Abarevolien Formation"
"Saikyō! Abarevorian Kessei" (Japanese: 最凶! アバレヴォリアン結成)
Katsuya WatanabeNaruhisa Arakawa21 September 2003 (2003-09-21)
31"That Abare, Become the Ultimate"
"Sono Abare, Kyūkyoku ni Tsuki" (Japanese: そのアバレ、究極につき)
Satoshi MorotaNaruhisa Arakawa28 September 2003 (2003-09-28)
32"Abare Bakuryū Full Throttle"
"Abare Bakuryū Furu Surottoru" (Japanese: アバレ爆竜フルスロットル)
Satoshi MorotaNaruhisa Arakawa5 October 2003 (2003-10-05)
33"Don't Forget the Abare Warrior"
"Abare Senshi o Wasurenai" (Japanese: アバレ戦士を忘れない)
Shojiro NakazawaSho Aikawa12 October 2003 (2003-10-12)
34"Let's Play the Game! Assault Planet Abare"
"Gēmu o Yarō! Totsugeki Abare Boshi" (Japanese: ゲームをやろう! 突撃アバレ星)
Shojiro NakazawaNaruhisa Arakawa19 October 2003 (2003-10-19)
35"The Quick-Changing Abare Nadeshiko!"
"Abare Nadeshiko Shichi Henge Tai!" (Japanese: アバレナデシコ七変化たい!)
Taro SakamotoNaruhisa Arakawa26 October 2003 (2003-10-26)
36"The First-Love Abare Miracle"
"Hatsukoi Abare Mirakuru" (Japanese: 初恋アバレミラクル)
Taro SakamotoSho Aikawa2 November 2003 (2003-11-02)
37"The Pleasurable Abare Queen"
"Kaikan Abare Kuīn" (Japanese: 快感アバレクイーン)
Satoshi MorotaNaruhisa Arakawa9 November 2003 (2003-11-09)
38"The Blooming Abare Pink"
"Hanasakeru Abare Pinku" (Japanese: 花咲けるアバレピンク)
Satoshi MorotaAtsushi Maekawa16 November 2003 (2003-11-16)
39"Good Luck! Abare Father"
"Ganbare! Abare Fāzā" (Japanese: がんばれ! アバレファーザー)
Satoshi MorotaAtsushi Maekawa23 November 2003 (2003-11-23)
40"The Abare Armor Beheading!"
"Abare Yoroi o Kire!" (Japanese: アバレ鎧を斬れ!)
Noboru TakemotoNaruhisa Arakawa30 November 2003 (2003-11-30)
41"Merry Abaremas! Jamejame"
"Merī Abaremasu! Jamejame" (Japanese: メリーアバレマス! ジャメジャメ)
Noboru TakemotoSho Aikawa7 December 2003 (2003-12-07)
42"The Thing Hidden in the Abare Kid"
"Abare Kiddo ni Hisomishi Mono" (Japanese: アバレキッドに潜みしもの)
Taro SakamotoSho Aikawa14 December 2003 (2003-12-14)
43"Abare Killer is Inextinguishable!?"
"Abarekirā wa Fumetsu!?" (Japanese: アバレキラーは不滅!?)
Taro SakamotoSho Aikawa21 December 2003 (2003-12-21)
44"Is the Salaryman a Dreaming Abare Trick?"
"Sararīman wa Abare Jikake no Yume o Miru ka?" (Japanese: サラリーマンはアバレ仕掛けの夢を見るか?)
Taro SakamotoAtsushi Maekawa28 December 2003 (2003-12-28)
45"New Year Abare Rumba"
"Akemashite Abare Runba" (Japanese: あけましてアバレルンバ)
Shojiro NakazawaYoshio Urasawa4 January 2004 (2004-01-04)
46"Praying! Abare Visual Kei"
"Inotte! Abare Bijuaru-kei" (Japanese: 祈って! アバレビジュアル系)
Shojiro NakazawaNaruhisa Arakawa11 January 2004 (2004-01-11)
47"The Five Abarangers"
"Gonin no Abarenjā" (Japanese: 5人のアバレンジャー)
Satoshi MorotaAtsushi Maekawa18 January 2004 (2004-01-18)
48"The Final Abare Game"
"Fainaru Abare Gēmu" (Japanese: ファイナルアバレゲーム)
Satoshi MorotaSho Aikawa25 January 2004 (2004-01-25)
49"Break In! Abare Final Decisive Battle"
"Totsunyū! Abare Saishū Kessen" (Japanese: 突入! アバレ最終決戦)
Taro SakamotoNaruhisa Arakawa1 February 2004 (2004-02-01)
Final"Only Those Who've Abare'd"
"Abareta Kazu Dake" (Japanese: アバレた数だけ)
Taro SakamotoNaruhisa Arakawa8 February 2004 (2004-02-08)

MovieEdit

  • Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger DELUXE: Abare Summer is Freezing Cold! (爆竜戦隊アバレンジャー DELUXE アバレサマーはキンキン中!, Bakuryū Sentai Abarenjā Derakkusu Abare Samā wa Kinkin Chū, 2003)
    • Script: Naruhisa Arakawa
    • Director: Satoshi Morota

V-Cinema releasesEdit

  • Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger Super Video: The All-Bakuryū Roaring Laughter Battle (2003)
  • Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger vs. Hurricaneger (爆竜戦隊アバレンジャーVSハリケンジャー, Bakuryū Sentai Abarenjā Tai Harikenjā, 2004)
    • Script: Atsushi Maekawa
    • Director: Katsuya Watanabe
  • Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger vs. Abaranger (特捜戦隊デカレンジャーVSアバレンジャー, Tokusō Sentai Dekarenjā Tai Abarenjā, 2005)
    • Script: Naruhisa Arakawa
    • Director: Taro Sakamoto
  • 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 Basu Sūpā Sentai, 2007)
    • Script: Akatsuki Yamatoya
    • Director: Katsuya Watanabe

CastEdit

  • Ryoga Hakua (伯亜 凌駕, Hakua Ryōga): Koichiro Nishi (西 興一朗, Nishi Kōichirō)
  • Yukito Sanjyo (三条 幸人, Sanjō Yukito): Sho Tomita (富田 翔, Tomita Shō)
  • Ranru Itsuki (樹 らんる, Itsuki Ranru): Aiko Itō (いとう あいこ, Itō Aiko)
  • Asuka (アスカ): Kaoru Abe (阿部 薫, Abe Kaoru)
  • Mikoto Nakadai (仲代 壬琴, Nakadai Mikoto): Koutaro Tanaka (田中 幸太朗, Tanaka Kōtarō)
  • Emiri Imanaka (今中 笑里, Imanaka Emiri)/Princess Sakihime (12 & 13)/Angel (36): Michi Nishijima (西島 未智, Nishijima Michi)
  • Ryunosuke Sugishita (杉下 竜之介, Sugishita Ryūnosuke)/Tetsunosuke Sugishita (12 & 13)/God (36): Kouen Okumura (奥村 公延, Okumura Kōen)
  • Mai Hakua (伯亜 舞, Hakua Mai): Maya Banno (坂野 真弥, Banno Maya)
  • Mr. Yokota (横田さん, Yokota-san): Taro Suwa (諏訪 太朗, Suwa Tarō)
  • Disciple of Dawn Lije (黎明の使徒リジェ, Reimei no Shito Rije)/Mysterious Girl (謎の少女, Nazo no Shōjo): Kasumi Suzuki (鈴木 かすみ, Suzuki Kasumi)
  • Messenger of Dawn Lijewel (黎明の使徒リジュエル, Reimei no Shito Rijueru): Maki Ogawa (小川 摩起, Ogawa Maki)
  • Destruction Messenger Jeanne (破壊の使徒ジャンヌ, Hakai no Shito Jannu)/Mahoro (マホロ): Eri Sakurai (桜井 映里, Sakurai Eri)
  • Darkness Messenger Geilton (闇の使徒ガイルトン, Yami no Shito Gairuton)/Mizuho (ミズホ): Masashi Kagami (加々美 正史, Kagami Masashi)

Voice actorsEdit

  • Bakuryū Tyrannosaurus (爆竜ティラノサウルス, Bakuryū Tiranosaurusu): Takashi Nagasako (長嶝 高士, Nagasako Takashi)
  • Bakuryū Triceratops (爆竜トリケラトプス, Bakuryū Torikeratopusu): Kōki Miyata (宮田 幸季, Miyata Kōki)
  • Bakuryū Pteranodon (爆竜プテラノドン, Bakuryū Puteranodon): Emi Shinohara (篠原 恵美, Shinohara Emi)
  • Bakuryū Brachiosaurus (爆竜ブラキオサウルス, Bakuryū Burakiosaurusu): Banjō Ginga (銀河 万丈, Ginga Banjō)
  • Bakuryū TopGaler (爆竜トップゲイラー, Bakuryū Toppugeirā): Hikaru Midorikawa (緑川 光, Midorikawa Hikaru)
  • Bakuryū Bachycelonagurus (爆竜バキケロナグルス, Bakuryū Bakikeronagurusu): Sayaka Aida (相田 さやか, Aida Sayaka)
  • Bakuryū Dimenokodon (爆竜ディメノコドン, Bakuryū Dimenokodon): Daisuke Kishio (岸尾 だいすけ, Kishio Daisuke)
  • Bakuryū Stegoslidon (爆竜ステゴスライドン, Bakuryū Sutegosuraidon): Hiroshi Iida (飯田 浩志, Iida Hiroshi)
  • Bakuryū Parasarokkiru (爆竜パラサロッキル, Bakuryū Parasarokkiru): Kōzō Shioya (塩屋 浩三, Shioya Kōzō)
  • Bakuryū Ankyloveilus (爆竜アンキロベイルス, Bakuryū Ankirobeirusu): Akemi Misaki (御崎 朱美, Misaki Akemi)
  • Wicked Life God Dezumozorlya (邪命神デズモゾーリャ, Jameishin Dezumozōrya)/DezumoLijewel (デズモリジュエル, Dezumorijueru)/DezumoVoorla (デズモヴォーラ, Dezumovōra)/Dezumogevirus (デズモゲヴァルス, Dezumogevarusu): Masaharu Satō (佐藤 正治, Satō Masaharu)
  • Creative Messenger Mikela (創造の使徒ミケラ, Sōzō no Shito Mikera): Bunkō Ogata (緒方 文興, Ogata Bunkō)
  • Visionary Messenger Voffa (無限の使徒ヴォッファ, Mugen no Shito Voffa): Hidenari Ugaki (宇垣 秀成, Ugaki Hidenari)
  • Trinoid #12: Yatsudenwani (トリノイド第12号 ヤツデンワニ, Torinoido Dai Jūnigō Yatsudenwani): Kyōsei Tsukui (津久井 教生, Tsukui Kyōsei)

Movie & VS Series guest actorsEdit

  • Princess Freezia (王女フリージア, Ōjo Furījia, Abaranger Deluxe): Minako Komukai (小向 美奈子, Komukai Minako)
  • Wiseman Akgul (賢者アクガル, Kenja Akugaru, Abaranger Deluxe): Naoya Makoto (誠 直也, Makoto Naoya)
  • Dimensional Drifter Galvidi (次元の流れ者ガルヴィディ, Jigen no Nagaremono Garuvidi, Voice; Abaranger Deluxe): Toshio Furukawa (古川 登志夫, Furukawa Toshio)
  • Hexanoid Hanabikinikibeenus (ヘキサノイド・ハナビキニキビーナス, Hekusunoido Hanabikinikibīnasu, Voice; Abaranger Deluxe): Yumi Takada (高田 由美, Takada Yumi)
  • Evil Ninja Iga (邪忍イーガ, Janin Īga, Voice; Abaranger vs. Hurricaneger): Kiyoyuki Yanada (梁田 清之, Yanada Kiyoyuki)

SongsEdit

Opening theme
  • "Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger" (爆竜戦隊アバレンジャー, Bakuryū Sentai Abarenjā)
Ending theme
  • "We are the ONE ~Bokura wa Hitotsu~" (We are the ONE ~僕らはひとつ~)
    • Lyrics: Yumi Yoshimoto
    • Composition: Yasuo Kosugi
    • Arrangement: Seiichi Kyōda
    • Artist: Akira Kushida

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Bakuryū (爆竜) when literally translated means "Burst Dragon", but is actually a portmanteau of the Japanese words baku (, "burst" or "blast" as in an explosion) and kyōryū (恐竜, "dinosaur"). In English, this roughly translates into "Burstosaur".
  2. ^ The name "Abaranger" is a portmanteau of Abare (in the show, an acronym that stands for Attack Bandit Resistance; in Japanese, the term abare (暴れ) also means "riot", "rage", or "outburst" among other translations) and Ranger, so the romanization can be either Abaranger or Abarenger.
  3. ^ The title can also be romanized as Burstosaur Squad Abaranger.

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