Gekisou Sentai Carranger

Gekisou Sentai Carranger (激走戦隊カーレンジャー, Gekisō Sentai Kārenjā)[Note 1] is a Japanese tokusatsu television show. It was Toei's twentieth production of the Super Sentai metaseries. It is the second vehicle-themed Super Sentai, preceded by Kousoku Sentai Turboranger. The show was written as a parody of its own franchise. Its action footage was used in Power Rangers Turbo.

Gekisou Sentai Carranger
The title card for Gekisou Sentai Carranger
Superhero fiction
Slice of life
Created byToei
Developed byYoshio Urasawa
Directed byYoshiaki Kobayashi
StarringYūji Kishi
Yoshihiro Masujima
Yoshihiro Fukuda
Yuka Motohashi
Atsuko Kurusu
Rika Nanase
Opening theme"Gekisou Sentai Carranger" by Naritaka Takayama
Ending theme"Paradise Samba" by Naritaka Takayama
Composer(s)Toshihiko Sahashi
Country of originJapan
Original language(s)Japanese
No. of episodes48
Producer(s)Tarō Iwamoto
Jun Kaji
Kenji Ōta
Shigenori Takadera
Kōichi Yada
Running timeapprox. 20 minutes'
DistributorShout! Factory
Original networkTV Asahi
Original releaseMarch 1, 1996 –
February 7, 1997
Preceded byChōriki Sentai Ohranger
Followed byDenji Sentai Megaranger

On January 6, 2017, Amazon set to pre-order "Gekisou Sentai Carranger: The Complete Series" on Region 1 DVD by Shout! Factory and it was released in North America on April 25, 2017. This is the fifth Super Sentai series to be released in North America. In June 2018, Shout! streamed the series on their website.[1]


Five workers from the Pegasus Auto Garage discover Dappu, an alien from planet Hazard. He empowers the five with the "Carmagic" power of the five legendary car constellations, transforming them into Carrangers. As Carrangers, the five battle an alien reckless driver gang and prevent them from destroying Earth.



The Carrangers consist of five employees at the Pegasus (ペガサス, Pegasasu) garage and use Carmagic Power (クルマジックパワー, Kurumajikku Pawā) to fight the Bowzock.

Kyosuke Jinnai/Red Racer (陣内 恭介/レッドレーサー, Jinnai Kyōsuke/Reddo Rēsā)
Naoki Domon/Blue Racer (土門 直樹/ブルーレーサー, Domon Naoki/Burū Rēsā)
Minoru Uesugi/Green Racer (上杉 実/グリーンレーサー, Uesugi Minoru/Gurīn Rēsā)
Natsumi Shinohara/Yellow Racer (志乃原 菜摘/イエローレーサー, Shinohara Natsumi/Ierō Rēsā)
Youko Yagami/Pink Racer (八神 洋子/ピンクレーサー, Yagami Yōko/Pinku Rēsā)

Universal Reckless Driving Tribe BowzockEdit

The Universal Reckless Driving Tribe Bowzock (宇宙暴走族ボーゾック, Uchū Bōsōzoku Bōzokku) is an intergalactic biker gang with no regard for the laws of traffic. Hired by Exhaus to pave the way for his highway by blowing up every planet in the way of construction. They have targeted Earth, the last of such planets, for destruction and frequently hang out at the BB Saloon, a bar in the Baribarian spacecraft. After he had absorbed the Carrangers' Carmagic Power, Exhaus set the Baribarian spacecraft on fire and sent it crashing to Earth, only to have it stopped by Sirender and the Carranger in human form take control of it and drove it straight into Exhaus to try and kill him. It didn't kill him, though it was destroyed.



  • The initial syllabes from the Carrangers' surnames form the word "Jidousha", which in Japanese means Automobile.
  • "Tenma" is the Japanese name for "pegasus".
  • Radietta Fanbelt's first name is a pun on a car Radiator.


  • The name "Bowzock" is a play off of "Bōsōzoku", a term used for biker gangs, punks who ride around in hotrods, or those with no respect for traffic laws.
  • Exhaus' name is based on "Exhaust", as his debut involved him using exhaust on Police Planet.
  • The Bowzock leaders' names are puns on car parts; Gynamo is based on dynamo, Zelmoda on セルモーター (Seru Motā) (Japanese word for Starter motor), and Grotch on clutch.
  • While Zonnette's name is a pun on bonnet, her true identity's given name is a pun on vanity mirror while her family name is a pun on fan belt.
  • Ritchihiker's name is a pun from the word hitchhiker.
  • Norishiron 12's name is a pun from the word 糊代 (Norishiro), the Japanese word for overlap
  • Wumpers' name is a pun on wiper and bumper.
  • HH Deo is named after Hideo Nomo and Hyuma Hoshi, from Star of the Giants.
  • SS Pamaan is named after Superman, and to a lesser extent is reminiscent of Perman.
  • The Bowzock members as well as Signalman mispronounce the Japanese word for "Earth", saying チ/ーキュ (Chīkyu) (吃球) instead of the correct form ㋠/キュー (Chikyū) (地球). In Shout! Factory's release of the series, this effectively changes the name of "Earth" to "Earsh".


No. Title Director Writer Original air date
1"Fighting for Traffic Safety"
Transcription: "Tatakau Kōtsū Anzen" (Japanese: 戦う交通安全)
Yoshiaki KobayashiYoshio UrasawaMarch 1, 1996 (1996-03-01)
2"Dancing Noise Pollution"
Transcription: "Odoru Sōonkōgai" (Japanese: 踊る騒音公害)
Yoshiaki KobayashiYoshio UrasawaMarch 8, 1996 (1996-03-08)
3"The Beginner's Mark of Justice"
Transcription: "Seigi no Shoshinsha Māku" (Japanese: 正義の初心者 (マーク))
Taro SakamotoYoshio UrasawaMarch 15, 1996 (1996-03-15)
4"A Red Light to Enlarging"
Transcription: "Kyodaika ni Akashingō" (Japanese: 巨大化に赤信号)
Taro SakamotoYoshio UrasawaMarch 22, 1996 (1996-03-22)
5"Up Ahead, Gekisou Fusion"
Transcription: "Kono Saki Gekisō Gattai" (Japanese: この先激走合体)
Katsuya WatanabeYoshio UrasawaMarch 29, 1996 (1996-03-29)
6"We are... One-Way Traffic"
Transcription: "Watashitachi... Ippōtsūkō" (Japanese: 私達・・・一方通行)
Katsuya WatanabeYoshio UrasawaApril 5, 1996 (1996-04-05)
7"Blue Has no Entry?!"
Transcription: "Burū wa Shinnyū Kinshi?!" (Japanese: (ブルー)は進入禁止?!)
Ryuta TasakiYoshio UrasawaApril 12, 1996 (1996-04-12)
8"Transformation Brace Lost"
Transcription: "Henshin Buresu Fukeitai" (Japanese: 変身腕輪 (ブレス)不携帯)
Ryuta TasakiYoshio UrasawaApril 19, 1996 (1996-04-19)
9"A U-Turn to the Stars"
Transcription: "Sutā e no Yū Tān" (Japanese: (スター)へのUターン)
Taro SakamotoYoshio UrasawaApril 26, 1996 (1996-04-26)
10"A Great Reversal!! Bicycle Training"
Transcription: "Dai Gyakuten!! Jitensha Kyōshū" (Japanese: 大逆転!!自転車教習)
Taro SakamotoHirohisa SodaMay 3, 1996 (1996-05-03)
11"The Overweight of Fury"
Transcription: "Ikari no Jūryō Ōbā" (Japanese: 怒りの重量オーバー)
Katsuya WatanabeNaruhisa ArakawaMay 10, 1996 (1996-05-10)
12"The Signalman Who Came From Space"
Transcription: "Uchū Kara Kita Shingō Yarō" (Japanese: 宇宙から来た信号野郎)
Katsuya WatanabeYoshio UrasawaMay 17, 1996 (1996-05-17)
13"Dispatch!! The Proud Emergency Vehicle"
Transcription: "Shutsudō!! Jiman no Kinkyū Sharyō" (Japanese: 出動!!自慢の緊急車両)
Katsuya WatanabeYoshio UrasawaMay 24, 1996 (1996-05-24)
14"Full Acceleration to Hellish Lightning"
Transcription: "Ikazuchi Jigoku e Furuakuseru" (Japanese: 雷地獄へフルアクセル)
Ryuta TasakiHirohisa SodaMay 31, 1996 (1996-05-31)
15"Evil With A Learner's Permit in Love"
Transcription: "Aku Made Karimen Ren'ai Chū" (Japanese: 悪まで仮免恋愛中)
Ryuta TasakiNaruhisa ArakawaJune 7, 1996 (1996-06-07)
16"Bad Wisdom, Merging Caution"
Transcription: "Waru-jie Gōryū Chūi" (Japanese: ワル知恵合流注意)
Taro SakamotoYoshio UrasawaJune 14, 1996 (1996-06-14)
17"Wearing Authority, Head-On Collision!"
Transcription: "Oshi Kise Shōmenshōtotsu!" (Japanese: 押し着せ正面衝突!)
Taro SakamotoYoshio UrasawaJune 21, 1996 (1996-06-21)
18"A Lying Heart Under Adjustment"
Transcription: "Usotsuki Hāto Seibi Chū" (Japanese: うそつきハート整備中)
Katsuya WatanabeHirohisa SodaJune 28, 1996 (1996-06-28)
19"The Hit-And-Run Girl of Love!"
Transcription: "Koi no Atenige Musume!" (Japanese: 恋のあて逃げ娘!)
Katsuya WatanabeNaruhisa ArakawaJuly 5, 1996 (1996-07-05)
20"Test Drive the Ultimate Famous Cars!!"
Transcription: "Shijō Saikō no Meisha!!" (Japanese: 試乗最高の名車!!)
Ryuta TasakiYoshio UrasawaJuly 12, 1996 (1996-07-12)
21"The Carnavi That Surpassed Carnavi"
Transcription: "Kānabi o Koeta Kānabi" (Japanese: カーナビを超えたカーナビ)
Ryuta TasakiYoshio UrasawaJuly 19, 1996 (1996-07-19)
22"The Tragic Traffic Rule Habit"
Transcription: "Higeki no Kōtsū Rūru Taishitsu" (Japanese: 悲劇の交通ルール体質)
Taro SakamotoYoshio UrasawaJuly 26, 1996 (1996-07-26)
23"Overheating For APrincess"
Transcription: "Ōjosama ni Ōbāhīto!" (Japanese: 王女様にオーバーヒート!)
Taro SakamotoNaruhisa ArakawaAugust 2, 1996 (1996-08-02)
24"Urgent Launch?! New Leader"
Transcription: "Kyū Hasshin?! Nyū Rīdā" (Japanese: 急発進?!ニューリーダー)
Katsuya WatanabeYoshio UrasawaAugust 9, 1996 (1996-08-09)
25"The Mysterious Intruding Girl!"
Transcription: "Nazonazo Warikomi Musume!" (Japanese: ナゾナゾ割り込み娘!)
Katsuya WatanabeNaruhisa ArakawaAugust 16, 1996 (1996-08-16)
26"The Nonstop Home Delivery Weapon"
Transcription: "Nonsutoppu Takuhai Buki" (Japanese: ノンストップ宅配武器)
Ryuta TasakiNaruhisa ArakawaAugust 23, 1996 (1996-08-23)
27"The Crossroads Of Transferring Away From Home..."
Transcription: "Tanshinfunin no Bunkiten..." (Japanese: 単身赴任の分岐点・・・)
Ryuta TasakiYoshio UrasawaAugust 30, 1996 (1996-08-30)
28"Farewell, Signalman!!"
Transcription: "Saraba Shingō Yarō!!" (Japanese: さらば信号野郎!!)
Taro SakamotoYoshio UrasawaSeptember 6, 1996 (1996-09-06)
29"The Unexpected Great Monster Accident!!"
Transcription: "Yoki Senu Daikaijū Jiko!!" (Japanese: 予期せぬ大怪獣事故!!)
Taro SakamotoYoshio UrasawaSeptember 13, 1996 (1996-09-13)
30"A Shocking Debut! Working Cars!!"
Transcription: "Shōgeki no Debyū! Hataraku Kuruma!!" (Japanese: 衝撃のデビュー! はたらく車!!)
Katsuya WatanabeYoshio UrasawaSeptember 20, 1996 (1996-09-20)
31"It's a Full Model Change! VRV Robo"
Transcription: "Furu Moderu Chenji da! Bui Aru Bui Robo" (Japanese: フルモデルチェンジだ!VRVロボ)
Katsuya WatanabeYoshio UrasawaSeptember 27, 1996 (1996-09-27)
32"RV Robo's Wrong-Way Run"
Transcription: "Āru Bui Robo Dai Gyakusō!" (Japanese: RVロボ大逆走!)
Katsuya WatanabeYoshio UrasawaOctober 4, 1996 (1996-10-04)
33"Awaken! Gekisou Dappu"
Transcription: "O-mezame! Gekisō Dappu" (Japanese: おめざめ!激走ダップ)
Noboru MatsuiNaruhisa ArakawaOctober 11, 1996 (1996-10-11)
34"Meddling in Love, the Intruding Girl"
Transcription: "Koi no Sewayaki Warikomi Musume" (Japanese: 恋の世話焼き割り込み娘)
Noboru MatsuiNaruhisa ArakawaOctober 18, 1996 (1996-10-18)
35"The Traitorous Signalman"
Transcription: "Uragiri no Shingō Yarō" (Japanese: 裏切りの信号野郎)
Taro SakamotoYoshio UrasawaOctober 25, 1996 (1996-10-25)
36"The Suspicious Exhaust Purging Operation"
Transcription: "Ayashii Haigasu Issō Sakusen" (Japanese: 怪しい排ガス一掃作戦)
Taro SakamotoYoshio UrasawaNovember 1, 1996 (1996-11-01)
37"The Dreadful Universal Highway Project"
Transcription: "Kyōfu no Daiuchū Haiwei Keikaku" (Japanese: 恐怖の大宇宙ハイウェイ計画)
Ryuta TasakiYoshio UrasawaNovember 8, 1996 (1996-11-08)
38"Back Alright!? Imo-Youkan Life"
Transcription: "Bakku Ōrai!? Imo-Yōkan Jinsei" (Japanese: バックオーライ!?イモヨーカン人生)
Ryuta TasakiHirohisa SodaNovember 15, 1996 (1996-11-15)
39"Love Roads!! The Space Pet"
Transcription: "Dōro Suki suki!! Uchū Petto" (Japanese: 道路好き好き!!宇宙ペット)
Katsuya WatanabeYoshio UrasawaNovember 22, 1996 (1996-11-22)
40"Naniwhatever Anyway, A Scramble Intersection Robo!?"
Transcription: "Naniwa Tomoare Sukuranburu Kōsa Robo!?" (Japanese: 浪速ともあれスクランブル交差ロボ!?)
Katsuya WatanabeNaruhisa ArakawaNovember 29, 1996 (1996-11-29)
41"The Reckless Dash Emperor's Frightful Fuel Check"
Transcription: "Bōsō Kōtei Senritsu no Nenryō Chekku" (Japanese: 暴走皇帝戦慄の燃料チェック)
Ryuta TasakiNaruhisa ArakawaDecember 6, 1996 (1996-12-06)
42"Engine Stall On All Cars! Desperate Situation for the Giant Robo!!"
Transcription: "Zensha Ensuto! Kyodai Robo Zettai Zetsumei!!" (Japanese: 全車エンスト!巨大ロボ絶体絶命!!)
Ryuta TasakiNaruhisa ArakawaDecember 13, 1996 (1996-12-13)
43"Merry Carmagic Christmas!!"
Transcription: "Merī Kurumajikku Kurisumasu!!" (Japanese: メリークルマジッククリスマス!!)
Ryuta TasakiNaruhisa ArakawaDecember 20, 1996 (1996-12-20)
44"The Persistently, Wacky Gekisou Chase!"
Transcription: "Fukutsu no Chikichiki Gekisō Cheisu!" (Japanese: 不屈のチキチキ激走チェイス!)
Noboru TakemotoHirohisa SodaJanuary 10, 1997 (1997-01-10)
45"The Starting Point of True Love"
Transcription: "Honto no Koi no Shuppatsuten" (Japanese: ホントの恋の出発点)
Noboru TakemotoNaruhisa ArakawaJanuary 17, 1997 (1997-01-17)
46"Suddenly Ineffective!? Transformation Power"
Transcription: "Totsuzen Shikkō!? Henshin Pawā" (Japanese: 突然失効!?変身パワー)
Katsuya WatanabeYoshio UrasawaJanuary 24, 1997 (1997-01-24)
47"Hit and Break!? The Death-Defying Space Drive"
Transcription: "Atatte Kudakero!? Kesshi no Uchū Doraibu" (Japanese: 当って砕けろ!?決死の宇宙ドライブ)
Katsuya WatanabeYoshio UrasawaJanuary 31, 1997 (1997-01-31)
Final"Forever Traffic Safety!!"
Transcription: "Itsu Made mo Kōtsū Anzen!!" (Japanese: いつまでも交通安全!!)
Katsuya WatanabeYoshio UrasawaFebruary 7, 1997 (1997-02-07)

V-Cinema releasesEdit

  • Gekisou Sentai Carranger Super Video
  • Gekisou Sentai Carranger vs. Ohranger
  • Denji Sentai Megaranger vs. Carranger


  • Kyosuke Jinnai (陣内 恭介, Jinnai Kyõsuke): Yūji Kishi (岸 祐二, Kishi Yūji)
  • Naoki Domon (土門 直樹, Domon Naoki): Yoshihiro Masujima (増島 愛浩, Masujima Yoshihiro)
  • Minoru Uesugi (上杉 実, Uesugi Minoru): Yoshihiro Fukuda (福田 佳弘, Fukuda Yoshihiro)
  • Natsumi Shinohara (志乃原 菜摘, Shinohara Natsumi): Yuka Motohashi (本橋 由香, Motohashi Yuka)
  • Youko Yagami (八神 洋子, Yagami Yōko): Atsuko Kurusu (来栖 あつこ, Kurusu Atsuko)
  • Zonnette (ゾンネット, Zonnetto): Rika Nanase (七瀬 理香, Nanase Rika)
  • Souichirou Tenma (天馬 総一郎, Tenma Sōichirō): Ed Yamaguchi (エド 山口, Edo Yamaguchi)
  • Yoshie Tenma (天馬 良江, Tenma Yoshie): Yoshimi Iwasaki (岩崎 良美, Iwasaki Yoshimi)
  • Ichitaro Tenma (天馬市太郎, Tenma Ichitarō): Ryuji Teraoka (寺岡 龍治, Teraoka Ryūji)
  • Radietta Fanbelt (ラジエッタ・ファンベルト, Rajietta Fanberuto): Megumi Hamamatsu (濱松 恵, Hamamatsu Megumi, 25), Misaki Sudō (須藤 実咲, Sudō Misaki, 34,45,48)
  • Imocho Shopkeeper (芋長主人, Imochō Shūjin): Tarō Nanjū (南州 太郎, Nanjū Tarō)
  • Yaokatsu Shopkeeper (八百勝主人, Yaokatsu Shūjin): Chū Takatsuki (高月 忠, Takatsuki Chū)
  • Dappu (ダップ, Voice): Mari Maruta (まるた まり, Maruta Mari)
  • Signalman (シグナルマン, Shigunaruman, Voice): Hōchū Ōtsuka (大塚 芳忠, Ōtsuka Hōchū)
  • VRV Master (VRVマスター, Bui Aru Bui Masutā, Voice): Kiyoshi Kobayashi (小林 清志, Kobayashi Kiyoshi)
  • Sigue (シグエ, Shigue, Voice): Miki Nagasawa (長沢 美樹, Nagasawa Miki)
  • Sigtarou (シグタロウ, Shigutarō, Voice): Yuki Sawada (沢田 雄希, Sawada Yūki)Hiromasa Ikegami (池上 央将, Ikegami Hiromasa)
  • President Gynamo (総長ガイナモ, Sōchō Gainamo, Voice): Hiroshi Ōtake (大竹 宏, Ōtake Hiroshi)
  • Deputy Leader Zelmoda (副長ゼルモダ, Fukuchō Zerumoda, Voice): Kyōsei Tsukui (津久井 教生, Tsukui Kyōsei)
  • Inventor Grotch (発明家グラッチ, Hatsumeika Guratchi, Voice): Takashi Nagasako (長嶝 高士, Nagasako Takashi)
  • Instructor Ritchhiker (リッチハイカー教授, Ritchihaikā Kyōju, Voice): Nobuo Tanaka (田中 信夫, Tanaka Nobuo)
  • Space Cockroach Goki-chan (宇宙ゴキブリ・ゴキちゃん, Uchū Gokiburi Goki-chan, Voice): Toshiharu Sakurai (桜井 敏治, Sakurai Toshiharu)
  • Reckless Dash Emperor Exhaus (暴走皇帝エグゾス, Bōsōgōtei Eguzosu, Voice): Osamu Kobayashi (voice actor) (小林 修, Kobayashi Osamu)


Opening themes
  • "Gekisou Sentai Carranger" (激走戦隊カーレンジャー, Gekisō Sentai Kārenjā)
  • "Gekisou Sentai Carranger ~Full Accel Version~" (激走戦隊カーレンジャー~フルアクセルヴァージョン~, Gekisō Sentai Kārenjā ~Furu Akuseru Vājon~)
    • Lyrics: Yukinojō Mori
    • Composition: Takashi Shōji
    • Arrangement: Keiichi Oku
    • Artist: Naritaka Takayama
    • Episodes: 14–48
Ending theme
  • "Tengoku Samba" (天国サンバ, Tengoku Sanba, "Paradise Samba")
    • Lyrics: Yukinojō Mori
    • Composition & Arrangement: Takashi Shōji
    • Artist: Naritaka Takayama

Video gameEdit

A side-scrolling fighting platformer game based on the series called Gekisō Sentai Carranger: Zenkai! Racer Senshi was produced for the Sufami Turbo, an add-on for the Super Famicom.


  1. ^ Literally translated as Racing Squad Carranger.

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "ShoutFactoryTV : Watch full episodes of Super Sentai Carranger". June 2018. Retrieved Jun 6, 2018.