|This article is about an episode in Denji Sentai Megaranger.|
|Ep. 48: Crush it! Hinelar's Dark Ambition|
|Denji Sentai Megaranger, Episode 48|
|Air date January 25, 1998|
|Written by Junki Takegami|
|Directed by Tarou Sakamoto|
Ep. 47: Jump In! Terrifying Hinelar City
Ep. 49: Utter Despair! We Are Outcasts!?
Crush It! Hinelar's Dark Ambition (つぶすぜ! ヒネラーの黒い野望 Tsubusu ze! Hinerā no Kuroi Yabō) is the forty-eighth episode of Denji Sentai Megaranger. This is the fourth and final episode of the Hinelar City arc, featuring the final battle with the Neziranger and the next movement of Dr Hinelar that involves a discovery about the Megaranger, which in the last intance sets up series' end-game.
The Megaranger stage a final assault on Hinelar City to save everyone abducted from Hinelar's ultimate plan, only to be pursued by the still vengeful Nejiranger.
When the Megaranger reached the new location for Hinelar City beneath the ocean, they were led into a trap. Dr. Hinelar explained that he was capturing humans to turn into data cards. Shibolena then sentenced the Megaranger to the same fate. The Nejiranger spirits appeared and they entered Hinelar’s machine. The five emerged in corporeal form, and they revived the Megaranger. Hinelar later saw Kenta and his teammates transform.
The Megaranger blasted the Nejiranger with the Multi Attack Rifle and Drill Sniper Custom. This only made their opponents assume their monster forms. As Yusaku arrived in the city to help, he was confronted by the wounded Yugande. Mega Silver quickly took care of him before rushing in to the data card lab. He told his friends to lure the Nejiranger back to the room.
Once the Megaranger forced the Nejiranger beasts into the target area of Hinelar’s device, Yusaku pressed the button. The enemies were finally changed into data cards. The lab exploded along with Hinelar City. Back on dry land, the Megaranger celebrated their victory. However, Dr. Hinelar and his minions were not pleased.
- Kenta Date (伊達 健太 Date Kenta): Hayato Oshiba (大柴 隼人 Ōshiba Hayato)
- Kouichirou Endou (遠藤 耕一郎 Endō Kōichirō): Atsushi Ehara (江原 淳史 Ehara Atsushi)
- Shun Namiki (並樹 瞬 Namiki Shun): Masaya Matsukaze (松風 雅也 Matsukaze Masaya)
- Chisato Jougasaki (城ヶ崎 千里 Jōgasaki Chisato): Eri Tanaka (たなかえり Tanaka Eri)
- Miku Imamura (今村 みく Imamura Miku): Mami Higashiyama (東山麻美 Higashiyama Mami)
- Yuusaku Hayakawa (早川 裕作 Hayakawa Yūsaku): Shigeru Kanai (金井 茂 Kanai Shigeru)
- Professor Eikichi Kubota (久保田 衛吉博士 Kubota Eikichi-hakase): Satoru Saitō (斉藤暁 Saitō Satoru)
- Mimura: Rondo Mimura (三村ロンド Mimura Rondo)
- Gen Ooiwa (大岩 厳 Ōiwa Gen): Yoshihiro Nozoe (野添義弘 Nozoe Yoshihiro)
- Dr. Hinelar (ドクターヒネラー Dokutā Hinerā): Tetsuo Morishita (森下哲夫 Morishita Tetsuo)
- Shibolena (シボレナ Shiborena): Asami Jō (城 麻美 Jō Asami)
- Yugande (ユガンデ Voice): Hirotaka Suzuoki (鈴置 洋孝 Suzuoki Hirotaka)
- NeziRed (ネジレッド Nejireddo, Voice): Toshio Funatsu (舟津俊雄 Funatsu Toshio)
- NeziBlack (ネジブラック Nejiburakku, Voice): Kunihiko Yasui (安井邦彦 Yasui Kunihiko)
- NeziBlue (ネジブルー Nejiburū, Voice): Yoshiharu Yamada (山田 義晴 Yamada Yoshiharu)
- NeziYellow (ネジイエロー Nejiierō, Voice): Masako Katsuki (勝生 真沙子 Katsuki Masako)
- NeziPink (ネジピンク Nejipinku, Voice): Erina Yamazaki (山崎 依里奈 Yamazaki Erina)
- Viewership: 7.1%
- This episode aired along with B-Robo Kabutack episode 47, Difficult Problem Strange Question Cult Quiz.
- In this episode, Dr. Hinelar discovers the identities of the core Megarangers.
- Denji Sentai Megaranger Volume 5 features episodes 42-51.
- The complete Megaranger series was released in North America by Shout! Factory in 2017.