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Chouriki Sentai Ohranger

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Only those who have learned the power of the Super-Civilization will be able to save humanity from its greatest crisis: Baranoia, the Machine Empire, which plans to invade the Earth!
The Opening Narration, which got retired quickly.

Chōriki Sentai Ohranger (Super Powered Squadron Ohranger [1]) is the nineteenth installment in the Super Sentai series, airing from 1995 to 1996.

Six million years after being exiled from Earth by his creators on Pangaea, the evil robot Bacchushund has returned with his Machine Empire, Baranoia. In order to defeat the threat, five officers of UAOH (United Airforce Overtech Hardware) must use technology from Pangaea itself to become the mighty Ohranger team.

The show commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Super Sentai Series, following the retroactive inclusion of Himitsu Sentai Goranger and JAKQ Dengekitai two years earlier. It was also the first Sentai show to start the yearly crossover specials between the current team and previous one with Olé vs. Kakuranger.

The Ohrangers consist of:Edit

  • Gorō Hoshino/Oh Red: The Hero who uses karate.
  • Shōhei Yokkaichi/Oh Green: The Big Lancer who uses professional boxing.
  • Yūji Mita/Oh Blue: Kid Appeal Character who uses agile air attacks.
  • Juri Nijō/Oh Yellow: The Chick who uses American-based martial arts.
  • Momo Maruo/Oh Pink: The Smart Girl who uses Chinese boxing.
  • Riki/King Ranger: Sixth Ranger; Bacchushund's old enemy from Pangaea who looks like a kid, but is actually the oldest of the 6.

Allies:Edit

  • Chief Miura: The Mentor and creator of the Ohranger technology.

The Machine Empire Baranoia is comprised of:Edit

Adapted into Power Rangers Zeo.



Recurring Super Sentai tropes:Edit

Tropes specific to Chouriki Sentai Ohranger:Edit

  • Actor Allusion: Ohranger vs. Kakuranger has a scene taking place in a Wild West-themed locale. The male rangers are cornered by cowboys with guns. And then Chief Miura shows up wearing a black leather cowboy hat, playing a certain tune on a guitar...
  • All Men Are Perverts: Subverted. Chief Miura is unaffected by Multiwa's Charm spells because he's trained his body and heart to resist being moved against his will. The Ohranger males however are constantly taken down by it, despite knowing who she is.
  • A Tinkle In The Eye: Happens to Juri in episode 12.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Buster OhrangerRobo's Gattai sequence starts with OhrangerRobo and RedPuncher standing back to back.
  • BFS: OhBlocker's Twin Blocken Crash finisher. It combines the two sabers together above its head, allowing them to project a gigantic Energy Blade that comes crashing down on the monster. Was only used twice, afterwards being replaced by OhBlocker rolling Tackleboy at the monster.
  • Benevolent Genie: Gunmajin... Hm. In what way, you ask?
    • "Punish those bullies" = Puts them on a very high branch and blows wind at them.
    • "Take over/destroy the world for me!!" = "don'wanna. Not fun." * reverts to ittybitty form* (Incidentally, it's Bomber The Great giving this order. Think about it.
  • Catch Phrase: "Ohre!" for... the whole team.
  • Continuity Snarl: The Ohranger vs. Kakuranger crossover movie features the Oh Blocker, Tackle Boy and Gunmazin. This is despite the fact the movie is set when Emperor Bacchushund is still alive, whereas Oh Blocker's first battle was precisely the battle where Bacchushund died and the other two appeared afterward.
  • Darker and Edgier: This is What Could Have Been (see Too Soon below).
    • Although, the first few episodes did manage to be surprisingly gritty and intense, especially with episode 1 to 4 or so, giving a little insight of what the show could have been.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: One Baranoia monster's scheme was to amplify the sound of babies crying to destructive levels. He wanted to discourage humans from ever having babies; pity he never imagined they'd try desperately to calm them down.
  • Fake Defector: Juri fakes cowardice in order to get the antidote for a monster's poison. It doesn't go that well.
  • Fan Service: One scene by the river during the Kakuranger team up, where we can see some talent from the Ohranger girls.
    • There's also episode 23, in which Juri has to battle her brainwashed team-mates in first her swimsuit and then in just her underwear.
  • Fish Out of Temporal Water: Riki.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Chief Miura is played by Hiroshi Miyauchi, AKA Kamen Rider V 3, AKA Kaiketsu Zubat AKA AoRanger and Big One!
    • Ryosuke Kaizu (Takeru/Red Mask in Hikari Sentai Maskman) plays a U.A. commander in the very first episode.
    • Shiro Izumi (Yuma Ozora and Burai) guest stars as Ken-ichi's (the kid of the week) deceased father in Episode 3.
    • Kei Shindachiya (Ken Hoshikawa/Five Blue in Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman) plays the deceased test pilot of the Red Puncher in Episode 19.
    • Akiko Amamatsu (Dr. Mazenda and Gara) plays the Machine Monster Tamer Ceris during Riki's introduction arc.
    • Mikiko Miki (Chief Aya and Ko's mother) plays Juri's older sister in Episode 29.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Would you believe that's Domon Kasshu, amongst others, as Prince Buldont? Also Nobuyuki Hiyama as Bomber the Great and Akira Kamiya as Gunmazin.
  • Lost Technology: The Ohrangers get their powers from technology created on Pangaea.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Actually has two. Red Puncher Midseason, and it has a 3/4 season upgrade with Ohblocker later on.
  • Older Than They Look: Riki might be a kid, but he's a Six-Million Year Old Kid!
    • He was in stasis though, so he's really not that old. He is however very mature for his age.
  • Precursors: Pangaea, again.
  • Pun-Based Title: "Ohranger" can mean several things depending on the context. It can refer to the O.H. (Overtech Hardware) technology used by the heroes, the Japanese word for "King", the Spanish word "Olé" (which is the catchphrase of the Ohrangers), or even as a homophone for the word "Aura" (oura).
  • Punny Name: Bara Ivy. The Japanese word for "rose" is bara.
    • One guest character is named "Henna-jiisan", which literally means Old Man Henna. However, "henna" is also an adjective for someone who is weird, so his name ends up sounding like "weird old man".
  • Reunion Show: Jump started the annual team ups between current and previous Super Sentai teams.
  • Synchronization: The Baranoia monster Bara Brain was linked to a counterpart, the giant Bara Seperate, and was destroyed when Bara Separate fell to the first use of the Ohranger Robo.
  • Theme Naming: The Ohrangers, sans Riki, have surnames relating to their geometric symbols.
    • Maruo = Round tail
    • Nijo = Two Lines [5]
    • Mita = Three Fields [6]
    • Yokkaichi = Fourth Day City [7]
    • Hoshino = Star Field
    • Riki's symbol is the Kanji "Oh"/"King", matching his codename. It has six "terminals" in its shape as he's literally the Sixth Ranger of the group.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Juri and Momo. They switch based on the situation. Generally Juri is more physically competent and outspoken and confident but has a weakness for cute things and has fallen for obvious traps because of it, while Momo has a softer feminine personality and is the Damsel in Distress a few times but is more intelligent and skilled at outsmarting the villains.
  • Too Soon: Before the series debuted, the Great Kanto Earthquake occurred. During the series' first month on the air, the infamous Sarin subway attack perpetrated by the AUM cult occurred. As a result of these and other dark events, the show's dark storyline had to be toned down considerably.
  • Torpedo Tits: Keris shoots lasers from her nipples in giant monster form
  • Trojan Horse: The Ohrangers use a Trojan Horse gambit (Chief Miura directly brings up the myth, even) to get themselves and the Blocker Robos inside the Baranoia moon base in "The Five Robos' Great Riot".
  • Twenty Minutes Into the Future: This is set in the then-future year 1999. Or at least, it was intended before the teamups.
  • What Do You Mean Its Not Symbolic: The Ohranger Robo bears a striking resemblance the Ezekiel's descriptions of Cherubim in The Bible.
    • While the animal mechs resemble the Cherubim, the other two are more similar to the Thrones. The Thrones are said to resemble chariot wheels, while the pink and yellow vehicles are pulled by the animals like chariots. They form the robots legs to symbolize the Thrones supporting the throne of God.
  • Whip It Good: Keris' weapon in human guise is a whip.
  1. "Oh" has many possible meanings, from being an acronym for "Overtech Hardware" to being the Japanese word for "King".
  2. In Power Rangers Zeo, the latter form was incorporated to an entirely different character, Prince Gasket, the older son of the king.
  3. "SuperPower Transformation!"
  4. It could be counted as a Blade on a Stick as Kingranger was classified as a swordsman in Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai
  5. Like the mathematical sign of equality, which Juri's symbol resembles.
  6. Yūji's symbol is a triangle
  7. Shohei's symbol is a rectangle