Series: Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger
Clockwise from top-right: Ban, Sen, Umeko, Jasmine, Hoji, Tetsu
"S.P.D.: Special Police Dekaranger. Tokusō Sentai Dekaranger
Five detectives who fight with cool, yet burning, hearts.
Their mission: To combat space criminals who have invaded Earth.
They will protect the peace and safety of all humanity!"
(Special Investigations Squadron Dekarangernote
) is the twenty-eighth program in the Super Sentai
franchise, airing from 2004 to 2005.Twenty Minutes into the Future
, the Earth has become part of the greater universal picture and ushered in a new era where aliens walk alongside humans in everyday life. Of course, with powerful aliens come powerful criminals, and the elite intergalactic organisation tasked with protecting the peace is the S.P.D.: Special Police Dekaranger
The story focuses on the Earth Branch of the S.P.D, and the five members of its Dekaranger
division. Led by legendary S.P.D. commander Doggie Kruger, the Dekaranger are tasked with solving crimes committed by the various alien criminals on Earth. Although the Dekaranger have the authority to execute the most dangerous of criminals, they must attain a "Guilty" verdict from the highest court in the galaxy before they can do so.
The series is composed of a number of individual case files, loosely-connected by the presence of the shadowy Agent Abrella, a black market Arms Dealer
who supplies many of the villains with their equipment.
The main Dekaranger are:
Adapted as Power Rangers S.P.D.
Has a character sheet
Recurring Super Sentai tropes:
- By the Power of Grayskull!: "Emergency, Dekaranger! (when helmet is about to go on) Face On!"
- Occasionally this is preceded by "Change Standby!"
- Color-Coded Characters: At least for the main five.
- Cool Bike: Deka Blue's Machine Husky and Deka Break's Machine Boxer. Dekabike is notably a mecha-sized version.
- Cool Car: The Machine Doberman driven by Deka Red and Yellow, and the Machine Bull driven by Green and Pink.
- Crossover: Dekaranger vs. Abaranger An Audio Drama teams them up with Cure Black and Cure White.
- Custom Uniform
- Conspicuous Gloves: Jasmine wears gloves to control her powers.
- Eyecatch: The first half of the eyecatch features the "dog" part of the "n" character howling before pulling back to show the logo and the five rangers in attack position. After the commercial the eyecatch features the ranger(s) of the episode shooting the screen. Later after the debut of Deka Master and Deka Break, the eyecatch also sported either Deka Master slashing or Deka Break punching the screen.
- Evolving Credits: Maybe the ultimate example: since Sentai shows have a habit of having the villain in the credits and Dekaranger has no main villain, a shot of the monster of the week is inserted in the credits for each episode. As a result, no two episodes share the same title sequence.
- Also counts as a Couch Gag.
- When Tetsu joins the squad, he is added to the credits, replacing the scene of the two patrol vehicles and Hoji's motorcycle. In a similar vein, Doggie's shot is also modified after he becomes Deka Master. Swan-san gains the same old shot though.
- Five-Man Band: There are three Smart Guys note and two Sixth Rangers note on the team.
- Humongous Mecha
- A Mech by Any Other Name: The Deka Machines (components of the Dekaranger Robo) and the Pat Wings (components of the Deka Wing Robo).
- Combining Mecha
- Pat Strike + Pat Gyro + Pat Trailer + Pat Armor + Pat Signal = Dekaranger Robo
- Pat Wing 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 = Deka Wing Robo
- Transforming Mecha
- Dekabike -> Dekabike Robo
- Dekabase->Dekabase Crawler->Dekabase Robo
- Mecha Expansion Pack
- Dekaranger Robo + Dekabike Robo = Riding Dekaranger Robo or Super Dekaranger Robo
- Dekaranger Robo + Blast Buggy = Dekaranger Robo Full Blast Custom
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Every single episode's title is entirely in Gratuitous English.
- Infant Immortality: AVERTED. In the first episode! The one responsible gets his at the hands of Deka Red.
- In the Name of the Moon - Every member gets to say an entire sentence along with their name and number. Quite possibly the longest in Super Sentai history when Dekaranger came out, but later shows have followed Dekaranger's lead (with Magiranger's arguably being the longest so far).
Red: "One, to hate inhuman crimes!"
Blue: "Two, to pursue mysterious cases!"
Green: "Three, to investigate using futuristic technology!"
Yellow: "Four, the hideous evil of space..."
Pink: "Five, ...to exterminate them with all possible speed!"
: "To attack wicked evil! To smash the darkness of fear! The Daybreak Detective, Deka Break!"
alternately, Break: "Six, it's good to be invincible!"
All: "S.P.D.! [all announce their names one by one]! Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger!"
Master: "Cutting down hundreds of evildoers! Hell's Police Guard Dog, Deka Master!"
- Make My Monster Grow: Significantly averted this season; instead of growing to giant size, nearly every Monster of the Week pilots his/her own Humongous Mecha. Only a small number of them can grow on their own. One does grow with the aid of Abrella's bats however.
- Mecha-Mooks: The Anaroids
- The Movie: Dekaranger the Movie: Full Blast Action
- Passing the Torch: Dekaranger begins this yearly tradition at the end of the show.
- The Narrator: He's there, explaining all the quirks in the show (Sen's thinking pose, Jasmine's powers, the transformation sequences) every single episode.
- Self-parodied in episode 17: "Umeko is not an ESPer".
- Super Mode: SWAT Mode. Later, DekaRed's Battlizer in Magiranger vs. Dekaranger.
- Transformation Trinket
- SPD Arms
- SP License: Ban, Hoji, Sen-chan, Jasmine and Umeko.
- Master License: Doggie
- Swan License: Swan-san
- MariGold License: Mari
- Tetsu and Lisa: BraceThrottlenote
- Two Girls to a Team: A triumphant return of this tradition after a whopping six years of just one heroine per team. In addition to the two main girls (Yellow and Pink, the eighth time this combination was used), the series also had three guest heroines (Swan, Bright and Gold) for a total of five female rangers, enough to match the amount of male rangers.
- Weapon of Choice
Tropes specific to Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger:
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