Himitsu Sentai Gorenger

Himitsu Sentai Gorenger
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Title screen
Genre
Created byShotaro Ishinomori
Written by
  • Shōzō Uehara
  • Susumu Takahisa
  • Hikaru Arai
  • Hirohisa Soda
  • Kimio Hirayama
  • Keisuke Fujikawa
Directed by
  • Kōichi Takemoto
  • Minoru Yamada
  • Katsuhiko Taguchi
  • Hidetoshi Kitamura
  • Michio Konishi
Starring
Narrated by
Music byMichiaki Watanabe
Opening theme"Susume! Gorenger" by Isao Sasaki and Mitsuko Horie
Ending theme
  • "Himitsu Sentai Gorenger" by Isao Sasaki
  • "Mi Yo!! Gorenger" by Isao Sasaki, Koorogi '73 & Wilbees
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes84
Production
Producer(s)
  • Takafumi Hagino
  • Tōru Hirayama
  • Michihisa Yanagisawa
  • Susumu Yoshikawa
Running time30 minutes
Release
Original networkTV Asahi
Original releaseApril 5, 1975 – March 26, 1977
Chronology
Followed byJ.A.K.Q. Dengekitai

Himitsu Sentai Gorenger (秘密戦隊ゴレンジャー, Himitsu Sentai Gorenjā)[Note 1] is a Japanese tokusatsu superhero television series. Gorenger, created by Shotaro Ishinomori, was the first in the long-running Super Sentai metaseries of tokusatsu programming. The series aired on NET (now TV Asahi) from April 5, 1975 to March 26, 1977 for 84 episodes. Toei distributed the series internationally under the title Five Rangers.[1]

Plot

When world peace is threatened by the emergence of a terrorist group called the Black Cross Army, a peacekeeping organization called EAGLE (for 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. These 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. They become the Secret Squad 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.