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    Kousoku Sentai Turboranger Discussion



    (March 3, 1989 to February 23, 1990, 51 Episodes)

    Cast

    Kenta Satou - Riki Honoo / Red Turbo
    Fumiaki Ganaha - Daichi Yamagata / Black Turbo
    Keiya Asakura - Youhei Hama / Blue Turbo
    Junichiro Katagiri - Shunsuke Hino / Yellow Turbo
    Noriko Kinohara – Haruna Morikawa / Pink Turbo
    Fujita Okamoto - Doctor Dazi
    Mayumi Omura - Fairy Seelon
    Kyoko Takami - Misa Yamaguchi
    Masako Morishita - Sayoko Tsukikage / Kirika

    Question
    What were your initial reactions to the premise of Turboranger?
    What did you think of the suits?
    What did you think of the cast?
    What did you think of the weapons?
    What did you think of the Bouma Tribe?
    What do you think of the color scheme?
    What did you think of the theme song?
    What did you think of the Ending theme?
    What did you think of the Turbo Machines and Turbo Robo?
    What did you think of Dr. Dazi, Seelon, and Ms. Yamaguchi?
    What did you think of the Turboranger movie?
    What did you think of new villain Yamimaru?
    What did you think of the arc where the Turborangers's lost their powers and their new weapon the V Turbo Bazooka?
    What did you think of the deaths of Zimba, Jarmin, and Lehda?
    What did you think of new villain Kirika?
    What did you think of the "death" of Ragorn?
    What did you think of the return of Lagorn and the Finale?
    Final thoughts on the series? Would you recommend this season to anyone? Why or why not?

    Season Summary
    Kousoku Sentai Turboranger is the thirteenth entry of Toei Company'sSuper Sentai series. The first Super Sentai title of the Heisei period, it was aired on TV Asahi on March 3, 1989 to February 23, 1990 with a total of 51 episodes. Its international title in English as listed by Toei is Turbo Rangers. Turboranger was also the Tenth Anniversary series. Despite the fact that Toei announced that Liveman was the tenth Anniversary series, they also announced that Turboranger was the tenth anniversary because, despite being the 11th series (At the time), the show would be airing during Super Sentai's tenth year on the air ('79 to '89) so they decided to celebrate that too by having the first episode be a special where they team-up with all the teams from Battle Fever to Liveman and recap their series. Turboranger is a unique series for two reasons. The first being for it's unusual theme (High Schoolers using vehicle theme powers powered by fairies to battle demons). And the second being for killing off most of the villains halfway through the series. The reason being for at the time, the writers thought the series was getting bland so they decided to kill off Lehda, Jarmin, and Zimba and bring Yamimaru and new villain Kirika to the frontline.

    Twenty thousand years ago, the Fairy race assisted humans in a battle against the Bōma Tribes and sealed them away. Due to modern day pollution and man's destruction of nature, the power of Fairy magic has weakened, allowing the seal to be broken and the Tribes escape. With the help of Doctor Dazai, Seelon, the last of the fairies, summoned five high school seniors. As children, they were showered with the "flames of spirit" of the fallen fairies in a forest, and can now hear Seelon's voice. Donning powered suits, the product of a collaboration between Seelon's magic and Doctor Dazai's science, the five become the Turborangers, juggling days of fighting with their regular school lives, in order to defeat the Bōma Tribes.

    The five Turborangers are high school students. Red Turbo is a baseball captain and pitcher with a case of a hyperactivity disorder. He has a high sense of justice and confidence. He is the kind of person who is not in good graces with his teacher due to his low grades which is seen earlier. Black Turbo is patient track star who is also a good student. He shows his team concern and is self-sacrificing even when he placed himself at risk to be able to have Turbo Rugger completed. Daichi is a reliable sub-leader who will always be for support of his teammates. Blue Turbo is a swimmer and high jumper. He is very good at aquatic battle. He was once forced to clean the whole school due to his serious misbehavior problems. Yellow Turbo is a gymnast and class clown. He was in love with a girl he only knew as "Sayo-chan" when younger, never realizing it was actually Sayoko Tsukikage/Kirika. Pink Turbo is the student body president and brightest student in the school. She is popular, everyone looks up to her. She is also gifted with acting skills which were handy on the battlefield.


    This season is sometimes confused with Saban’s Power Rangers Turbo. Despite similar names, they are actually two different seasons despite both having vehicle based powers. This season is in contrast with Fiveman which features siblings that are both senshi and teachers. Red Turbo showed up in Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle. Turboranger's suits served as the basis for Lightspeed Rescue's Titanium Ranger.



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    What were your initial reactions to the premise of Turboranger?

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    I felt Turboranger had a case "All of the Same" meaning that, when it first came out, a lot of the things it did were new and fresh. But since so many of what it's done have been done to death, if you're someone watching it for the first time, it's not going to be all that interesting. But still, Fairy magic powering car theme powers, never seen that before or after.
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    Huh, Carranger's origin is pretty similar, if you think about it.

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    What did you think of the suits?

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    the suits look good. funny thing is it's reused for Lightspeed Rescue's Titanium Ranger except for helmet

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    What did you think of the cast?

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    they are all right. especially Red Turbo, Black Turbo and Yellow Turbo

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    i really liked how their helmets were more subtle than carrangers... the cast was ok

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    What did you think of the weapons?

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