Chōriki Sentai Ohranger (Super Powered Squadron Ohranger note "Oh" has many possible meanings, from being an acronym for "Overtech Hardware" to being the Japanese word for "King".) is the nineteenth installment in the Super Sentai series, airing from 1995 to 1996.Six million years after being exiled from Earth by his creators on Pangaea, the evil robot Bacchushund has returned with his Machine Empire, Baranoia. In order to defeat the threat, five officers of UAOH (United Airforce Overtech Hardware) must use technology from Pangaea itself to become the mighty Ohranger team.The show commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Super Sentai Series, following the retroactive inclusion of Himitsu Sentai Goranger and J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai two years earlier. It was also the first Sentai show to start the yearly crossover specials between the current team and previous one with Olé vs. Kakuranger.Adapted into Power Rangers Zeo, continuing where Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers left off.
Prince Buldont: Bacchus's loyalson. He is later upgraded into an older form, Kaiser Buldont.note In Power Rangers Zeo, the latter form was incorporated to an entirely different character, Prince Gasket, the older son of the king.
Humongous Mecha: Ohranger is known for having the most variety when it comes to individual mecha and possible mecha formations in Super Sentai, even when compared to succeeding shows.
A Mech by Any Other Name: The Chōriki Mobiles (the components of the Ohranger Robo) and the Blocker Robos (the components of the Oh Blocker).
Animal Mecha: Only three this time. The Chōriki Mobiles for the male Ohrangers are based on mythological beasts, while the ones for the female members are tanks based on ancient humanoid statues.
Combining Mecha: Two again. Their first one, the Ohranger Robo, also had five interchangeable helmets, one for each member, with the default one being Oh Red's Wing Head (the other four being Green's Horn Head, Blue's Graviton Head, Yellow's Vulcan Head and Pink's Cannon Head.
Chariot Formation (not exactly a mecha combination in the traditional sense, since it involves Green's and Blue's Chōriki Mobiles hauling Yellow's and Pink's respectively by being chained to them)
Gran Taurus + Dogu Lander = Taulander
Dash Leon + Moa Roader = Leoroader
Sky Phoenix + Gran Taurus + Dash Leon + Dogu Lander + Moa Roader = Ohranger Robo
Red Blocker + Green Blocker + Blue Blocker + Yellow Blocker + Pink Blocker = Oh Blocker
Mecha Expansion Pack: The Red Puncher served this function to the Ohranger Robo, while the King Pyramider could work with both of them, as well as the Blocker Robos.
Ohranger Robo + Red Puncher = Buster Ohranger Robo
King Pyramider, the mecha of the King Ranger, has three formations: its default Pyramid Formation, where its shaped like a mobile pyramid; the Carrier Formation, where it becomes a flying warship that carries the Chōriki Mobiles and Red Puncher on top of it; and the Battle Formation, where it becomes a giant robot after combining with the Chōriki Mobiles and Red Puncher or with the Blocker Robos.
Robot Buddy: Tackle Boy, which transforms into a rolling wheel tossed by Oh Blocker.
Law of Chromatic Superiority: Even though it's tradition for the first battles in Sentai series to have the whole team, Oh Red actually gets to fight a battle and look awesome on his own at the end of episode one, as his astonished teammates watch. It's in the next episode that they assemble and fight as a team.
Also, Gorō's the only one who managed to tame the Red Puncher robot. Furthermore, he's a Captain, while the other four are all First Lieutenants.
All Men Are Perverts: Subverted. Chief Miura is unaffected by Multiwa's Charm spells because he's trained his body and heart to resist being moved against his will. The Ohranger males however are constantly taken down by it, despite knowing who she is.
Back-to-Back Badasses: Buster OhrangerRobo's Gattai sequence starts with OhrangerRobo and RedPuncher standing back to back.
BFS: OhBlocker's Twin Blocken Crash finisher. It combines the two sabers together above its head, allowing them to project a gigantic Laser Blade that comes crashing down on the monster. Was only used twice, afterwards being replaced by OhBlocker rolling Tackleboy at the monster.
Continuity Snarl: The Ohranger vs. Kakuranger crossover movie features the Oh Blocker, Tackle Boy and Gunmazin. This is despite the fact the movie is set when Emperor Bacchushund is still alive, whereas Oh Blocker's first battle was precisely the battle where Bacchushund died and the other two appeared afterward.
Although, the first few episodes did manage to be surprisingly gritty and intense, especially with episode 1 to 4 or so, giving a little insight of what the show could have been.
Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: One Baranoia monster's scheme was to amplify the sound of babies crying to destructive levels. He wanted to discourage humans from ever having babies; pity he never imagined they'd try desperately to calm them down.
Fake Defector: Juri fakes cowardice in order to get the antidote for a monster's poison. It doesn't go that well.
Fanservice: One scene by the river during the Kakuranger team up, where we can see some talent from the Ohranger girls.
There's also episode 23, in which Juri has to battle her brainwashed team-mates in first her swimsuit and then in just her underwear.
Pun-Based Title: "Ohranger" can mean several things depending on the context. It can refer to the O.H. (Overtech Hardware) technology used by the heroes, the Japanese word for "King", the Spanish word "Olé" (which is the catchphrase of the Ohrangers), or even as a homophone for the word "Aura" (oura).
Punny Name: Bara Ivy. The Japanese word for "rose" is bara.
One guest character is named "Henna-jiisan", which literally means Old Man Henna. However, "henna" is also an adjective for someone who is weird, so his name ends up sounding like "weird old man".
Reunion Show: Jump started the annual team ups between current and previous Super Sentai teams.
Synchronization: The Baranoia monster Bara Brain was linked to a counterpart, the giant Bara Seperate, and was destroyed when Bara Separate fell to the first use of the Ohranger Robo.
Theme Naming: The Ohrangers, sans Riki, have surnames relating to their geometric symbols.
Maruo = Round tail
Nijo = Two Lines note Like the mathematical sign of equality, which Juri's symbol resembles.
Mita = Three Fields note Yūji's symbol is a triangle
Yokkaichi = Fourth Day City note Shohei's symbol is a rectangle
Hoshino = Star Field
Riki's symbol is the Kanji "Oh"/"King", matching his codename. It has six "terminals" in its shape as he's literally the Sixth Ranger of the group.
Tomboy and Girly Girl: Juri and Momo. They switch based on the situation. Generally Juri is more physically competent and outspoken and confident, while Momo has a softer feminine personality and is the Distressed Damsel a few times.
Too Soon: Before the series debuted, the Great Kanto Earthquake occurred. During the series' first month on the air, the infamous Sarin subway attack perpetrated by the AUM cult occurred. As a result of these and other dark events, the show's dark storyline had to be toned down considerably.
Torpedo Tits: Keris shoots lasers from her nipples in giant monster form
Trojan Horse: The Ohrangers use a Trojan Horse gambit (Chief Miura directly brings up the myth, even) to get themselves and the Blocker Robos inside the Baranoia moon base in "The Five Robos' Great Riot".