Mirai Sentai Timeranger
Mirai Sentai Timeranger (未来戦隊タイムレンジャー Mirai Sentai Taimurenjā), translated into English as Future Squadron Timeranger, was a Japanese television series which aired in 2000. Its motif revolves around time and time travel. It was the 24th series in Toei's Super Sentai franchise. It joined Kamen Rider Kuuga. The footage from this series was used in the Power Rangers Time Force. On April 5, 2018, it was announced that Shout! Factory had licensed Timeranger for release on DVD in North America. The series was released on July 31, 2018.
Plot[edit | edit source]
In the 30th century, time travel becomes illegal after a time paradox crisis. The Time Protection Department is established to watch for and stop time crimes. Four new enlistee cadets of the TPD are tricked by Don Dolnero and his gang into letting them time-travel to the 20th century to commit various crimes. To protect history, the four cadets pursue them. There they encounter a severe problem: the Timeranger program requires five members for the first operation. They thus coerce a present-day martial artist, Tatsuya Asami, to join them, allowing them to become the Timerangers. Afterwards Tatsuya rents a building for them to live in and they start a small odd jobs business called Tomorrow Research to financially support themselves.
Over time, the four cadets begin to realize that their presence would inevitably change the future in the form of the City Guardians, a security force under the employment of the Asami Corporation to protect the city from the Londerz. The City Guardians gain a tenuous relationship with the Timerangers, especially when Tatsuya's old rival Naoto Takizawa becomes TimeFire and later the City Guardians' Captain. In the series finale, the Timerangers go back to their regular lives. A year later, Tatsuya is jogging when he sees five people who resemble the other Timerangers (including Naoto), but soon realizes it isn't them.
Case File 22: Pink Temptation[edit | edit source]
While investigating a woman being sought out by a man who loves her, Tatsuya, Domon and Ayase all become entranced by the same mystery girl, forcing Yuri to take action.
Case File 34: Assassin[edit | edit source]
While investigating an assassin attacking a prominent businessman, Yuri encounters an old foe who tries to push his way back into her life.