|This article is about an episode in Denji Sentai Megaranger.|
|Ep. 8: I Can't Lose! Turnabout Teamwork|
|Denji Sentai Megaranger, Episode 8|
|Air date April 6, 1997|
|Written by Junki Takegami|
|Directed by Takao Nagaishi|
Ep. 7: What's This? The Clingy, Bothersome Girl
Ep. 9: Exposed! The Demon-Filled CD
I Can't Lose! Turnabout Teamwork (負けるか! 逆転チームワーク Makeru ka! Gyakuten Chīmuwāku) is the eighth episode of Denji Sentai Megaranger. This episode is a turning point for Super Sentai as a franchise with its arrival at the airing time of 7:30 on Sunday morning. This is important both in expanding the length of the episodes for both Megaranger as well as all Sentai to follow, returning it to the full "30-minute" airing time it had lost after the crunch in airing time during Dynaman, as well as sets it up as airing right before the Metal Heroes series airing at the time, B-Robo Kabutack, creating a partnership that will continue through the end of the Metal Heroes franchise as well as the following series after MH's end: a new version of Shotaro Ishinomori's Moero!! Robocon in 1999; and, in 2000, the revival of the Kamen Rider franchise with Kamen Rider Kuuga, thus starting another long-lasting partnership that will continue to this very day.
In series, this episode likewise features a climactic showdown with Neziregia Mobile Commander Yugande, while giving the first hints at the origins of Dr. Hinelar and his connections both with I.N.E.T. and with Megarangers' mentor, Professor Eikichi Kubota.
Kenta is lured by Yugande into solo combat, putting the squad's teamwork at risk.
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- 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)
- Professor Eikichi Kubota (久保田 衛吉博士 Kubota Eikichi-hakase): Satoru Saitō (斉藤暁 Saitō Satoru)
- Shirley: Shelley Sweeney
- 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)
- Evil Electro-King Javious I (邪電王ジャビウス1世 Jadenō Jabiusu Issei, Voice): Ryūzaburō Ōtomo (大友 龍三郎 Ōtomo Ryūzaburō)
- Yugande (ユガンデ Voice): Hirotaka Suzuoki (鈴置 洋孝 Suzuoki Hirotaka)
- Bibidebi (ビビデビ Voice): Tomokazu Seki (関 智一 Seki Tomokazu)
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- Viewership: 4.3%
- This episode of Megaranger is the first to air alongside a Metal Heroes episode, preceded by The Cursed Time of Weakness, the seventh episode of B-Robo Kabutack. The franchises will remain partners through the remainder of the final two Metal Heroes series.
- Denji Sentai Megaranger Volume 1 features episodes 1-11.
- The complete Megaranger series was released in North America by Shout! Factory in 2017.
- Save Our Ship - Power Rangers counterpart in In Space. See the comparison page.
- Never Stop Searching - Power Rangers counterpart in In Space. See the comparison page.