Samurai Sentai Shinkenger

television series

Samurai Sentai Shinkenger is a Japanese television series. It is the 33rd series in Toei's Super Sentai series. It joined Kamen Rider Decade as a program featured in TV Asahi's programming block, and following Decade's finale, it aired alongside Kamen Rider W.

Samurai Sentai Shinkenger
GenreTokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Action
Historical drama
Created byToei
Developed byYasuko Kobayashi
Directed byShōjirō Nakazawa
StarringTori Matsuzaka
Hiroki Aiba
Rin Takanashi
Shogo Suzuki
Suzuka Morita
Keisuke Sohma
Runa Natsui
Goro Ibuki
Mitsuru Karahashi
Narrated byHironori Miyata
Opening theme"Samurai Sentai Shinkenger" by Psychic Lover (Project.R)
Ending theme"Shirokujimuchū Shinkenger" by Hideaki Takatori (Project.R)
Composer(s)Hiroshi Takaki
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes49
Production
Producer(s)Motoi Sasaki
Takaaki Utsunomiya
Takahito Ōmori
Kōichi Yada
Akihiro Fukada
Running time24–25 minutes
Release
Original networkTV Asahi
Original releaseFebruary 15, 2009 (2009-02-15) –
February 7, 2010 (2010-02-07)
Chronology
Preceded byEngine Sentai Go-onger
Followed byTensou Sentai Goseiger
Other websites
Website

Its footage was used in Power Rangers Samurai. and its follow up season, Super Samurai.

StoryEdit

For eighteen generations, Samurai of the Shiba House have suppressed the evil intentions of the Gedoushu, malevolent spirits that enter the world of the living from gaps between buildings and other structures. Now, Takeru Shiba, the youngest head of the Shiba Clan must gather his four Vassal in order to battle the Gedoushu under the revived Doukoku Chimatsuri as the Shinkengers. However, as they are joined by his childhood friend Genta, the vassals slowly learn that there's a reason for Takeru's behavior that sets him apart from his predecessors.

CharactersEdit

ShinkengerEdit

Actor Name Rangers Mecha
Tori Matsuzaka Takeru Shiba Shinken Red Shishi Origami
Runa Natsui Kaoru Shiba
Hiroki Aiba Ryunosuke Ikenami Shinken Blue Ryu Origami
Rin Takanashi Mako Shiraishi Shinken Pink Kame Origami
Shogo Suzuki Chiaki Tani Shinken Green Kuma Origami
Suzuka Morita Kotoha Hanaori Shinken Yellow Saru Origami
Keisuke Sohma Genta Umemori Shinken Gold Ebi Origami

CastEdit

Guest castEdit

SongsEdit

Opening theme
  • "Samurai Sentai Shinkenger"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition: YOFFY
    • Arrangement: Project.R (Kenichiro Ōishi & Psychic Lover)
    • Artist: Psychic Lover (Project.R)
Ending theme
  • "Shirokujimuchū Shinkenger"
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition: Hideaki Takatori
    • Arrangement: Project.R (Hiroaki Kagoshima)
    • Artist: Hideaki Takatori (Project.R)
    • Instruments: Zetto
    • Episodes: 1-20, 29-48
  • "Shirokujimuchū Shinkenger ~Ginmakuban~" ("Dreaming 24/7, Shinkenger (Movie Version)")
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition: Hideaki Takatori
    • Arrangement: Project.R (Hiroaki Kagoshima)
    • Artist: Shinkengers (Tori Matsuzaka, Hiroki Aiba, Rin Takanashi, Shogo Suzuki, Suzuka Morita, Keisuke Sohma) & Hideaki Takatori
    • Episodes: 21-28

The opening and ending themes of Shinkenger are performed by Psychic Lover and Hideaki Takatori as part of Project.R, respectively. The opening is also featured as a playable song in Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Do Don to 2 Daime.

Its opening theme song single ranked highly on the Oricon charts, reaching #4 on the Daily Ranking Charts on its day of release. and peaked at #6 on the weekly charts selling 20,130 copies within its first week of release and stayed in the top 30 ranks for 4 weeks straight.