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Gosei Sentai Dairanger (五星戦隊ダイレンジャー Gosei Sentai Dairenjā, translated into English as Five-Star Squadron Dairanger ("Dai" can be translated as "generation" or "great", and "Dairen" could be mean Thunder (could be the reason why the adapted mecha for MMPR 2 being called Thunder Megazord), but no official kanji or translation were given, and the series treated it as a meaningless proper noun.) is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. It is the seventeenth programme in the long-running Super Sentai franchise of tokusatsu programmes produced by Toei, following Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger. It was originally broadcast from February 11, 1993 to February 19, 1994.
Certain action footage from this series was used in the second season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, however, this mostly consisted of the scenes featuring the Dairanger mecha, which were used as Zords (in this case, the Thunderzords) in Power Rangers; the hand-to-hand fight scenes were limited to Zyuranger footage and material filmed specifically for the American show. The only footage showing any of the Dairangers in the English adaptation was limited to the KibaRanger footage being used for footage involving the White Ranger in battle. The Core 5 costumes in the footage weren't used in Power Rangers until Super Megaforce.
Over 8,000 years ago, the Daos civilization flourished in Southern China. The Daos Empire consisted in three tribes: Dai, Shura (ancestors of today's humanity) and Gorma who lived harmonously. However, one day the Gorma Tribe tried to take over the Empire. Thus began the war between the Gorma and the Dai Tribe. The battle continued for 5,000 years, led by the Gorma Triumvirate. The Mythical Chi Beasts appeared to oppose the Gorma, whose magical powers had increased to the point where they could turn themselves into monsters. Five Dai warriors' chi powers had increased to the point where they could control the Mythical Chi Beasts. The war ended with the disappearance of both the Dai and Gorma Tribes. In 1993, the Gorma Tribe, one of the Daos' two missing branches, revived to take over the world. To counter them, Master Kaku assembled a team of five youths with high levels of chi. They became the Dairangers of present time.
"Five stars, shining in the heavens! Gosei Sentai Dairanger!"
- Main article: Dairangers
|RyuuRanger||Ryo's father ► Ryo ► Ryo's grandson|
|ShishiRanger||Previous ShishiRanger ► Daigo ► Daigo's grandson|
|TenmaRanger||Previous TenmaRanger ► Shoji ► Shoji's grandson|
|KirinRanger||Previous KirinRanger ► Kazu ► Kazu's grandson|
|HououRanger||Previous HououRanger ► Rin ► Rin's granddaughter|
- Master Kaku/Chief Officer Jiaxu (1-48)
- First Lieutenant Zilong (45-46)
- Youko (1, 7, 15)
- Iron Face Zhang Liao (7-8)
- Kujaku (9-41)
- Grandmaster Yufang
- The Three Gorma Stooges (15-40)
- Daijinryuu (37-50)
- Demon-Fist Master Jin Matoba / Garouki (26-39)
- Media Magician (33)
The Gorma TribeEdit
- General Tenpou (17-48)
- Archbishop Saw (7-8)
- Gorma/Combined Four Deva Kings (20-31)
- Akomaru (17-22, 31-44)
- Gorma Triumvirate
- Gorma Minions
- Great King Ojaru (Movie)
- Master Mirror (9)
- Baron Sakura (10)
- Father Magnet (11)
- Tofu Hermit (12)
- Kabuki Novice (13-14)
- Defense Teacher Haniwa Ventriloquist (16)
- Heatwave Hood (23)
- Copy Empress (25)
- Pot Taoist (26-27)
- Fast-Talking Player (29-30)
- Bird Cage Vagabond (32)
- General Cactus (34)
- Sergeant Cannon (35)
- Count Kaleidoscope (36)
- Great Famous Pachinko Player (37-38)
- Opening: Gosei Sentai Dairanger
- Ending: Ore-tachi Muteki sa!! Dairanger
- Mecha Theme (Dairenoh): Ryuuseioh ~Dairenoh no Theme~
- Mecha Theme (Won Tiger): Won Tiger no Uta
- Ai no Soldier
- Utuskushii Hana no You ni
- Ikki ni Shuuchuu!
- Goma Goma Gorma
- Kaze no Senshi
- Hi wo Fuke Daibuster
- Ryo of the Heavenly Fire Star: Keiichi Wada (和田 圭市 Wada Keiichi)
- Daigo of the Heavenly Phantom Star: Tatsuya Nōmi (能見 達也 Nōmi Tatsuya)
- Shoji of the Heavenly Gravity Star: Ei Hamura (羽村 英 Hamura Ei)
- Kazu of the Heavenly Time Star: Keisuke Tsuchiya (土屋 圭輔 Tsuchiya Keisuke)
- Rin of the Heavenly Wind Star: Natsuki Takahashi (高橋 夏樹 Takahashi Natsuki)
- Kou of the Howling New Star: Hisashi Sakai (酒井 寿 Sakai Hisashi)
- Kaku: Koji Naka (中康治 Naka Koji)
- Yufang: Takeshi Kuwabara (桑原 毅 Kuwabara Takeshi)
- Kujaku: Masako Morishita (森下 雅子 Morishita Masako)
- Kou's Mother: Mikiko Miki (三輝 みきこ Miki Mikiko)
- Kameo: Sugisaku Imagawa (今川 杉作 Imagawa Sugisaku)
- Gorma Emperor XV: Munemaru Kōda (幸田 宗丸 Kōda Munemaru)
- Lieutenant Colonel Gara: Akiko Amamatsuri (天祭 揚子 Amamatsuri Akiko)
- Zydos: Maroshi Tamura (田村 円 Tamura Maroshi)
- Shadam: Rintarō Nishi (西 凜太朗 Nishi Rintarō)
- General Tenpō: Chūkō Ueda (上田 忠好 Ueda Chūkō)
- Akomaru: Shohei Shibata (柴田 翔平 Shibata Shohei)
- Demon-Fist Master Jin Matoba: Yutaka Hirose (広瀬 裕 Hirose Yutaka, credited as Takumi Hirose)
- Narrator: Hironori Miyata (宮田 浩徳 Miyata Hironori)
- Byakkoshinken: Wataru Abe
- Daimugen: Ikko Tadano (ただの いっこ Tadano Ikko, credited as Tomihisa Naruse (成瀬 富久 Naruse Tomihisa))
- General Kamikaze: Nobuyuki Hiyama (檜山 修之 Hiyama Nobuyuki)
- Ms. Telephone: Akiko Muta
- Mr. Gravestone: Takuzou Kamiyama
- Kabuki Novice: Shigeru Chiba (千葉 繁 Chiba Shigeru, 13-14)
- Kazu's clone: Daisuke Tsuchiya (土屋 大輔 Tsuchiya Daisuke, 25)
- Shōichirō Takamura (human form of Media Magician): Ryosuke Kaizu (海津 亮介 Kaizu Ryōsuke)
- Ryu Ranger: Naoki Ōfuji
- Shishi Ranger: Tsutomu Kitagawa (喜多 川務 Kitagawa Tsutomu)
- Tenma Ranger: Shōji Hachisuka
- Qilin Ranger: Hirofumi Ishigaki (石垣 広文 Ishigaki Hirofumi)
- Hōō Ranger: Rie Murakami
- Kiba Ranger: Minoru Watanabe (渡辺 実 Watanabe Minoru)
- Ryūseiō (main)/Dairen'ō, Wang Tiger/Kibadaō, Daijinryū: Hideaki Kusaka
- Ryūseiō (sub): Hirofumi Fukuzawa (福沢 博文 Fukuzawa Hirofumi)
- Dairanger Stage Show at Double Hero Korakuen Yuenchi
- Dairanger Stage Show at Super Hero Korakuen Yuenchi
- This is the first Sentai team to do a suitless rollcall due to losing their powers.
- This is the first Sentai team since Choushinsei Flashman to not feature a Black Ranger.
- While never fully adapted outside of costumes, Zord footage, and monster footage for PR Season 2, that season and others have had used some of the Dairanger costumes and props:
- In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Season 3, the Dairen-Oh and Won Tiger suits appeared in American footage.
- In Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, the Dairangers' Aura Changer was used as the morpher for the second Magna Defender, Mike Corbett.
- It was also rumored that the Dairanger suits were going to be used as "Ancient Rangers" that were most likely the predecessors to the Galaxy Rangers.
- In Power Rangers Wild Force, The Gorma Emperor XV Suit was used for Master Org, which was an American-exclusive character.
- The original name for this season was supposed to be Daikenger.
- In Power Rangers Megaforce, RyuuRanger makes an appearance in Troy's flash forwards to the American Legend War. And a Shishiranger Key was used at San Diego Comic Con, and the Dairangers make an appearance in the Super Megaforce promo and RyuuRanger appears twice in the promo.
- In the Power Rangers Super Megaforce episode Earth Fights Back, the Super Megaforce Rangers (excluding Troy) use the Dairanger powers, Troy later Becomes RyuuRanger in Samurai Surprise.
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