Series / Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger
Left to right: Mikoto, Yukito, Ryoga, Ranru, Asuka

"The iron DinoGuts!"

Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger (Blastosaur Squadron Rampangernote ) is the twenty-seventh program in the Super Sentai franchise, airing from 2003 to 2004.

In the backstory of Abaranger, the meteorite that killed all the dinosaurs in the distant past actually split Earth into two parallel worlds: "Another Earth", the world as we know it where the dinosaurs became extinct, and "Dino Earth", where dinosaurs lived on alongside humans and eventually evolved into "Bakuryu"note  and "Ryujin"note  respectively.

All is well in Dino Earth until the awakening of the evil Evolien and their god, Dezumozorlya. Dino Earth soon falls to the Evolien, and a lone Ryujin warrior called Asuka flees through an interdimensional portal to Another Earth. There he seeks human allies with the ability to harness a powerful inner energy called "Dinoguts", and fight against the invading Evolien before they conquer Another Earth as well.

He soon finds three: Ryouga Hakua, a young father with boundless optimism; Yukito Sanjō, a cold and cynical chiropractor; and Ranru Itsuki, a keen tomboy mechanic. Together they gain the partnership and power of three Bakuryu, and fight against the Evolien as the Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger.

Asuka soon recovers from being Brought Down to Normal and joins as the fourth Abaranger, only to have his resolve tested as he is forced to fight Jeanne, a vicious Evolian general who shares the appearance of his lost love. Later on, a powerful Evil Counterpart appears in the form of Mikoto Nakadai, an amoral genius who uses a Super Prototype of the Abaranger technology to become "AbareKiller", a nemesis that challenges the Abaranger's belief in the basic goodness of humanity.

The theme of the series is, quite obvious from the title, dinosaurs, lots and lots of hotbloodedness, and explosions.note 

Oh, and did we mention that the Dinosaurs talk?

Partnered with the Kamen Rider series Kamen Rider 555 before concluding its airing alongside the first episodes of Kamen Rider Blade in the Super Hero Time block, marking the first such Sentai/Rider partnership to be accompanied by the name.

The AbaRangers:

  • Ryōga Hakua / AbaRed: An environmental protection investigator from the US. An easygoing Nice Guy.
  • Yukito Sanjō / AbareBlue: A cold-hearted chiropractor with legendary skills.
  • Ranru Itsuki / AbareYellow: An enthusiastic Wrench Wench.
  • Asuka / AbareBlack: The last survivor of Dino Earth, and a brave warrior. Tends to be a fish out of water in Another Earth.
  • Mikoto Nakadai, M.D. / AbareKiller: A brilliant Deadly Doctor who captures the Super Prototype Dino Minder Transformation Trinket and decides to use its power to alleviate his crippling boredom with the world.

And The Evoliens:

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Adapted as Power Rangers Dino Thunder which gave a nod to the original show in one of their episodes.

Recurring Super Sentai tropes:

Tropes specific to Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger:

  • All Just a Dream: Episode 44
  • And I Must Scream: the victims of the Ep. 38 Trinoid are turned into Rafflesia flowers, known for smelling like rotting meat and relying on flies to be pollinated. Think about it.
  • Applied Phlebotinum: DinoGuts.
  • Artifact of Doom: The cursed armor that Asuka acquires eventually causes the wearer to go insane attacking both friend and foe alike.
  • Badass Longcoat: Yukito fancies himself as one initially. Then Mikoto comes along and hijacks the trope for his own.
  • Berserk Button: Ryouga goes crazy in attacking Mikoto in episode 34 after Mikoto said he doesn't care if everybody on Earth ends up being killed off.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: In episode 14 when Denjirou tells Ranru about his old friendship with Ryunosuke, with a flashback for the viewer. She interrupts the story to ask which of the boys in the flashback scene is Ryunosuke.
  • Butt-Monkey: Asuka, generally in AnotherEarth's everyday life.
  • Call-Back: In episode 2, Sanjo claims he wants 400 million yen for his services. In episode 49, Asuka says he has 398,125,000 yen to go.
  • Camp Gay: Ranru's trainer for Idol Singing sure is one. No wonder she quits...
  • Christmas Episode: Episode 41.
  • Color Failure: the ep. 37 Giganoid's Finishing Move. Seriously.
  • Companion Cube: Ranru's bicycle, nicknamed "Mr. Birdie".