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Himitsu Sentai Gorenger

Himitsu Sentai Gorenger (秘密戦隊ゴレンジャー, Himitsu Sentai Gorenja), is a Japanese tokusatsu superhero TV series created by Shotaro Ishinomori. It was aired in Japan by TV Asahi from April 5, 1975 to March 26, 1977 for 84 episodes.

Himitsu Sentai Gorenger poster

“Himitsu Sentai Gorenger” poster

Basic information

Original title (Japanese): 秘密戦隊ゴレンジャー
Phonetic title: Himitsu Sentai Gorenja
English title: Himitsu Sentai Gorenger
Other title: Five Rangers
Language: Japanese
Country: JP Japan
Runtime: 30 minutes
No. of episodes: 84
Genre: Tokusatsu TV series
Creator: Shotaro Ishinomori
Director: Kōichi Takemoto, Minoru Yamada, Katsuhiko Taguchi, Hidetoshi Kitamura, Michio Konishi
Scriptwriter: Shōzō Uehara, Susumu Takahisa, Hikaru Arai, Hirohisa Soda, Kimio Hirayama, Keisuke Fujikawa
Producer: Takafumi Hagino, Tōru Hirayama, Michihisa Yanagisawa, Susumu Yoshikawa
Production company: Toei Company
Broadcast network: TV Asahi
Broadcast period: April 5, 1975 – March 26, 1977

Plot

When world peace is threatened by the emergence of a terrorist group called the Black Cross Army, a peacekeeping organization called EAGLE, the Earth Guard League,[citation needed] is formed by the United Nations to combat the threat. The Black Cross Army sends five operatives to destroy each EAGLE branch in Japan, killing everyone except for five agents who manage to survive. The five surviving agents are summoned to a secret base located underneath the snack shop "Gon" where they are recruited by EAGLE Japan's commander Gonpachi Edogawa to become the Secret Squadron Gorenger and are given electronic battlesuits that endow them with superhuman strength and speed. The five dedicate themselves to stopping the Black Cross Army and its leader, Black Cross Führer.

Some scenes in Himitsu Sentai Gorenger - 1

Some scenes in Himitsu Sentai Gorenger - 2

Some scenes in “Himitsu Sentai Gorenger”

Cast

  • Tsuyoshi Kaijo (海城 剛 Kaijō Tsuyoshi?): Naoya Makoto (誠 直也 Makoto Naoya?)
  • Akira Shinmei (新命 明 Shinmei Akira?): Hiroshi Miyauchi (宮内 洋 Miyauchi Hiroshi?)
  • Daita Oiwa (大岩 大太 Ōiwa Daita?): Baku Hatakeyama (畠山 麦 Hatakeyama Baku?)
  • Daigoro Kumano (熊野 大五郎 Kumano Daigorō?): Jirō Daruma
  • Peggy Matsuyama (ペギー 松山 Pegī Matsuyama?): Lisa Komaki (小牧 リサ Komaki Risa?)
  • Kenji Asuka (明日香 健二 Asuka Kenji?): Yukio Itō
  • Commander Gonpachi Edogawa (江戸川 権八 Edogawa Gonpachi?): Toshio Takahara
  • Yoko Kato (加藤 陽子 Katō Yōko?)/Zero Zero Seven: Eri Kanuma
  • Tomoko Hayashi (林 友子 Hayashi Tomoko?)/Zero Zero Eight: Megumi Shiragawa
  • Haruko Nakamura (中村 春子 Nakamura Haruko?)/Zero Zero Nine: Miki Honda
  • Taro Kato: Hiroyuki Konuma
  • Black Cross Führer (黒十字総統 Kuro Jūji Sōtō?): Mitsuo Andō (Episodes 1-55), Nobuo Yana (Episodes 54-55 (voice), 56-84 (actor and voice actor))
  • Gon (ゴン?, voice): Saiko Kogawa
  • Sun Mask (日輪仮面 Nichirin Kamen?, voice): Hiroshi Masuoka (増岡 弘 Masuoka Hiroshi?)
  • General Iron Mask Temujin (鉄人仮面テムジン将軍 Tetsujin Kamen Temujin Shōgun?, voice): Shōzō Iizuka (飯塚 昭三 Iizuka Shōzō?)
  • General Fire Mountain Mask Magman (火の山仮面マグマン将軍 Hinoyama Kamen Maguman Shōgun?, voice): Eisuke Yoda (依田英助 Yoda Eisuke?, 42-45), Shōzō Iizuka (飯塚 昭三 Iizuka Shōzō?, 46-54)
  • Great General Golden Mask (ゴールデン仮面大将軍 Gōruden Kamen Daishōgun?, voice): Shōzō Iizuka (飯塚 昭三 Iizuka Shōzō?)
  • Narrator: Nobuo Tanaka (田中 信 Tanaka Nobuo?, 1-14): Tōru Ōhira (大平 透 Ōhira Tōru?, 15-84)

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