The 44th installment for the “Super Sentai” (Power Ranger) series is “Mashin Sentai Kirameiger” with the motif of “Gem + transportation”. It will be aired from Mar. 8, 2020.
For the first time in the series history, the movie “Mashin Sentai Kirameiger Episode ZERO” will be released in the theaters on Feb. 8, 2020 for the first time.
The theme of “Mashin Sentai Kirameiger” is “people have a bright lives” and it depicts the five chosen ones to become the warriors of the beautiful gems, that hold the mysterious power, fighting against the dark army that is stealing people's dreams and their brightness.
With the motif “Gem + transportation”, the chosen warriors of the “Kiramei Stone”, whichholds a mysterious power, have the ability to transform the huge transportation or Mashin according to their own trait.
The partner for the Kiramei Red (the “Creation” warrior that is good at creating attack) is “Fire Truck”, Kiramei Yellow (the “Shooting” warrior that is good at various consecutive shooting) is “Excavator”, Kiramei Green (the “Speed” warrior that is good at dealing rapid attacks) is “Super Car”, Kiramei Blue (the “Slash” warrior that is good at defeating enemy with the sword) is “Jet Aircraft”, and Kiramei Pink (the “Healing” warrior that possess healing ability and good at Aikido). Each of them will protect the people's dreams and their brightness from the enemy by making use of their strength.
The highlights of this show is the funny interaction between the Kirameiger and Mashin duo and the appearance of facing the enemy as one as the Mashin possess their own will.
Furthermore, for the first time in the series history, the movie “Mashin Sentai Kirameiger Episode ZERO” will be released in the cinema on Feb. 8, 2020 for the first time before the TV broadcast on Mar. 8, 2020.
The movie will be released together with the “Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger” under “Super Sentai VS Film Series”.
The movie will depict the Princess of the Gem country came to Earth together with Kiramei Stone to search for the strong, bright
“Kira Mental” individual who possess outstanding and appealing talent. As it featured the scouting of the warrior, you will be able to experience the world of “Mashin Sentai Kirameiger” in advance.
“Mashin Sentai Kirameiger” will be aired from Mar. 8, 2020 on the 24 TV Asahi affiliated stations.
The movie “Mashin Sentai Kirameiger Episode ZERO” will be released together with the “Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger” on Feb. 8, 2020.
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【Producer Inoue Chihiro （TV Asahi）】
The soft doll of the first Super Sentai, Gorenger, was my treasure when I was young. I treasured it by keeping it inside the cookie jar and took it out only when I want to play with it. The memory of me bringing my companion, which is Red Ranger, to the dreadful hospital is still fresh in my mind. To me when I was a kid, that companion look very dazzling to me and somehow I was able to walked normally. So, Gorenger is a hero to me.
The 44th installment of the Super Sentai Series, Mashin Sentai Kirameiger will surely become a dazzling hero to someone. But, I had wondered what make them a hero. Isn't it because they are a dazzling figure that “give” strength and hope to us? No, that not it. It because they are able to “pull out” the hidden strength that is sleeping within us. We can shine the light on the hero, but when it is reflected, the one who is shinning is us instead.
I had a premonition that this latest work will be a series that delve further on that theme. I wonder what will we see at the end of this one year long journey. Even us, the production committee are unsure on that. So, we would like to figure that out together with the audience.
【Producer Tsukada Hideaki （Toei）】
All the interesting story in all age and countries will sure have the appearance of the “Gem”. The journey in an old ruin, the treasure box in the pirate ship, the infinity stone that is sealed throughout the universe… we were always mesmerize by the “shining things”, that was crystallized by the underground heat and pressure.
The concept “gem × transportation = Mashin” is our first trial as the 44th installment of the Super Sentai series by transforming the gems into the “transportation” that the kids liked. The protagonist will formed a bond with these Mashin and headed toward the adventure filled with adrenaline.
Why does the gems give off a shine? It because light had reflected inside of it. Super Sentai have various apperances that doesn't allow others to catch up with. By shining the lights through these situations: the human drama, life-sized action, the tokusatsu of the machine and robot, the setting filled with the sense of wonder , and the rookie cast, the sentai will become a shining-like sentai.
“Mashin Sentai Kirameiger” will become “the most shining sentai to date”. Do look forward to it!