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"Divine! Adventurous! Courageous! It's just MAGIC"

Magic. It is a sacred power.
Magic. It is an adventure into the unknown.
Magic. It is the proof of courage!

Mahou Sentai Magiranger (Magical Squadron Magiranger) is the twenty-ninth program in the Super Sentai franchise, airing for 2005 to 2006.

Years ago, a war broke out between the heavenly plane of Magitopia and the hellish underworld of Infershia. The divine warriors of Magitopia were victorious, and placed a great seal on the gate to Infershia. Now in the modern day, that seal has begun to weaken and the demonic hordes within have put into motion a plan to revive their god, N Ma.

The only hope for the world rests with the Ozu family, five ordinary siblings who suddenly discover that they are the heirs to a secret magical legacy. Drawing arcane power from courage, they transform into the Magiranger and must master the art of magic to defend the world from evil. They are later joined by Sixth Ranger Hikaru, a legendary hero of Magitopia who becomes their mentor.


The motif this time around is "Magic", and the theme of "Courage" and "Family" is also strong all over. Also the first Sentai team to don capes since... around the first time.

Partnered with the Kamen Rider series Kamen Rider Hibiki before concluding its airing alongside the first episodes of Kamen Rider Kabuto in the Super Hero Time block.

The MagiRangers:



Adapted into English as Power Rangers Mystic Force. If you want the Kamen Rider equivalent, see Kamen Rider Wizard.

Recurring Super Sentai tropes:

Tropes specific to Magiranger:

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Shichijuurou of the four Hell Kings can set his sword to slice through intangible concepts like the bonds between family.
  • Accidental Kidnapping: Hades God Toad had no idea that the "special soul" he'd stolen from the Flower Garden of Souls was Miyuki.
  • Accidental Pervert: Kai in one episode where Houka is attempting to help him on a date with his love interest, Yuka Yamazaki, ends up knocking him over, and causes him to see up his crush's skirt.
    • Smoky becomes one at the end of Stage 26 when he accidentally gropes Urara. Cue Urara's Megaton Punch.
  • Achilles in His Tent: Following the apparent death of their mother in Stage 2, Tsubasa and Houka abandon the fight against Infershia, pissing off Kai. They get their spirit back after hearing the message their mother left for the siblings in the Magic Room.
  • Action Mom: Miyuki
  • Against the Setting Sun: Inverted in Stage 6, played straight in Stage 36.
  • Agony Beam: N Ma pulls this on Kai in Stage 33.
  • A Lady on Each Arm: Belbireji pulls this with Nai and Mare. They were not amused.
  • Alien Blood: Valkyon bleeds green, as does the Hades God Wyvern.
  • All There in the Manual: Victory General Branken was once a mere High Zobil, while the Hades Beastmen were humans who'd sold their souls to N Ma.
  • All Trolls Are Different: The Hades Beast Troll is of the big, rocky variety.
  • Almost Kiss: Hikaru and Urara, again and again...
  • Amplifier Artifact: The sword Hell Fang and the Jagun Shield, crafted from N Ma's fang and eye, respectively.
  • Amusing Injuries: Nai and Mea suffer from this during the last arc of the series, as they are either stepped on by their new bosses, or swatted like flies when said bosses get angry. Since they can't die, they get better.
  • And I Must Scream: Depending on how you interpret what Urara says, the people who got turned into stone by the MOTW in Stage 4 were still fully aware of everything happening around them.
    • Also Raigel, during the time he was turned into a mummy and sealed in a cave by Sungel.
  • Angelic Beauty: Both Hikaru and Rin are regarded as especially attractive.
  • Angst Coma: Kai falls into one after getting his ass thoroughly kicked by Wolzard and having the MagiKing magic stolen from his family.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: The mythological variation.
  • Animorphism: After battling the traitorous Raigel, Hikaru turns into a frog, only to turn back into a human after Urara kisses him 15 years later.
    • In addition, Meemy, upon revival, turns Nai and Mea into centipedes to show them who's boss.
  • An Aesop: The "courage equals magic" rule is typically expressed with one of these.
  • Apocalypse How: Each member of the Infershia Pantheon is capable of performing their own variation of a Class 4 or 5 apocalypse. N Ma himself was on the verge of achieving a Class X-4 in the final episode, before Kai's timely intervention.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: In Stage 6, the siblings don't believe Kai when he tells him that Wolzard contacted him in his dreams for no better reason than to facilitate him going against Wolzard alone.
  • Arc Words: "You may also create a new legend". Hikaru says this with regard to each sibling from stages 25 through 29, foreshadowing their obtainment of the Legend Mode.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: The key to defeating Hades God Drake
  • Attack Reflector: Kai used this tactic against the Monster of the Week in Stage 4. But it was Urara who thought of the idea.
  • Automatic Crossbow: Vancuria uses a magic one twice, in Stage 9 and Stage 15.
  • Avenging the Villain: While Hades God Drake was already raring to go to the surface and rampage, the death of Hades God Gorgon makes him even more so. Ironically, it is Hades God Sphinx who callously dismisses his anger on Gorgon's behalf.
  • Back from the Dead: Hikaru, Isamu, Miyuki, and Sphinx. Vancuria is basically immortal and comes back every time she dies.
  • Badass Boast: Miyuki delivers one in a flashback in The Movie, in order to convince Magiel to let her become a magician.
    Miyuki: I am the Heavenly Saint Blagel's Wife! When it comes to courage, no one can outdo me!
  • Badass Cape:
    • For the third time in Super Sentai history. When the core team uses Legend mode, however, they lose the capes. Also, MagiMother and Wolzard Fire don't wear them.
    • And on the villainous side, the Hades God Ifrit wears one.
  • Badass Family: Five siblings, their teachernote , and their parents.
  • Badass Fingersnap: Typically accompanies the declaration checkmate.
  • Badass Long Robe: Blagel wears a fur lined one in his human form. This gets passed down to Kai in the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue.
  • Barehanded Blade Block: Kai pulls one against Wolzard in the first episode.
  • Barrier Maiden: Lunagel
  • Bad Boss: The Ten Hades Gods. Mostly to Vancuria, Who gets stepped on even by the nicer ones. The exception is Sphinx, which is probably a big part of the reason they revive her after she's killed by Dagon.
  • Bash Brothers: Not surprising considering the heroes are siblings, but there's a villainous example in Hades Gods Drake and Slepnir, who are collectively known as The Two UltimateGods.
  • Batman Gambit: Meemy pulls one off in Stage 33, provoking MagiShine to use Travelion's Destruction Fire Reverse Spray against him so he can drain that power to create the Gestalt Hades Beast Chimera.
  • Battle Amongst the Flames: Kai creates this effect during the Final Battle against N Ma.
  • Beam-O-War: Snowgel vs. Hades God Drake.
  • Beam Spam: Hikaru tends to pull these, especially when in his Heavenly Saint form.
  • Big Damn Heroes: MagiMother, MagiShine, and WolzardFire, at various points throughout the series.
  • Big Fancy House: The Ozu residence, complete with hidden magic room.
  • Big "NO!": Urara lets one out when in stage 26 when it appears that Smoky's fallen victim to his curse and died.
  • Black Spot: Well, a red skull mark on your arm, but it has the same fatal consequences.
  • Blade Run: Hades God Wyvern pulls this against Hades God Drake.
  • Blessed with Suck: Invoked by Nai and Mare, who turned a group of people into vampires so that they could be killed by sunlight.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Hades God Wyvern following his fight against Wolzard.
  • Blood Knight: Hades God Drake. Guy was itching for a fight, he even went off before it was his turn to take on MagiShine.
  • Book-Ends: The first scene of the family is everyone eating together, minus Kai who was late getting back. The same goes for the final scene, with the addition of Hikaru as Urara's husband and Isamu restored to the family.
  • Body Horror: N Ma emergence from Titan's body begins with his tentacles bursting out of his body.
  • Bow Chicka Wow Wow: Houka creates this sort of music to set the atmosphere for Kai and Yamazaki. Kai was not amused.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: Tsubasa teaches Kai how to box in order to fight the Monster of the Week in Stage 14.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Magiel addresses the audience directly near the end of The Movie, and near the end of the series itself.
    • In Stage 19, after Smoky first comes out of his genie lamp, he sniffs Kai. Smoky turns to camera and says, "Not the master".
  • Breather Episode: After the very intense psychological battle against the Hades God Cyclops, the focus of the fight against the Hades God Gorgon is on a "Freaky Friday" Flip between Kai and Houka which is mostly played for laughs.
  • Brick Joke: During one Omake segment, Mandora Boy swears revenge upon Smoky. In a later Omake segment, he succeeds.
    • In Stage 5, Houka attempts to disguise herself as a post box, and when Kai sees through her, she responds "I am just an ordinary post box]]. She does the same thing in Stage 39, Kai sees through her disguise again, and she responds "As before, I am just an ordinary post box."
  • Broke Episode: Stage 13
  • Broken Faceplate: A variation on this in the last episode, where Kai manifests his helmet with the faceplate empty.
  • Camp Straight: Houka's love interest and Spear Counterpart Tetsuya.
  • Cape Swish: The MagiRangers do this during their role call.
  • Cast from Hit Points: Using magic beyond your abilities quickly drains your stamina, as seen with Kai in Stages 6 and 7, and Miyuki in Stage 46.
  • Catch and Return: Tsubasa thoroughly stomped Wolzard in Kai's dream in Stage 7, starting with a Hadouken-style return.
  • Cell Phones Are Useless: On two separate occasions the Magirangers find themselves in a Pocket Dimension where their MagiPhones will not work.
  • Central Theme: Courage and family can overcome anything.
  • Character Development: EVERY episode.
  • Chekhov's Armoury: Most everything in the show gets introduced before their full importance is apparent.
  • Chekhov's Boomerang: Urara's phobia of frogs is introduced in Stage 19, plays a significant part in Stage 20, and returns in Stage 43.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Many examples throughout the series, with the ice-bolt in Wolzard's armor after he defeats Magi Mother being among the most important.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Rin/Lunagel is introduced at the end of Stage 15, with the full scope of her true identity and role not revealed until the next episode.
  • Chekhov M.I.A.: Raigel and Sungel.
  • Chekhov's Skill: In Stage 9, Kai's ability to teleport objects proves key to befriending Varikion. Later on, the Fatal Blade stance shown to him by Blagel in Stage 48 shows its worth in Stage 49.
  • Chess Motif: The Magirangers turn into chess pieces while controlling MagiKing, and later MagiLegend. Notably, not even the Magirangers know why this happens, it's just magic.
  • Chest Blaster: Travelion has one that can either absorb the enemy, or spew fire at them.
  • Climactic Battle Resurrection: Vancuria extends her immortality to Sphinx, Sungel, and Blagel to revive them for the final battle as part of her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: Groom Do Bridon after fusing with the Ultra Hades Beast Living Sword.
  • Cold Sniper: Cyclops, one of the Hades Gods.
  • Combat Tentacles: Several monsters exhibit these, most notably N Ma.
  • Combat Pragmatist: On two occasions, the Monster of the Week will attempt to step on the heroes upon turning giant. Subverted when the heroes turn into their Majin forms and flip the poor monster over.
  • Comically Missing the Point: In Stage 9, Kai uses his magic to finish Tsubasa's 'ship in a bottle' and then remove it from the bottle. He has no idea why Makito smacked him on Tsubasa's behalf.
  • Completely Different Title: The Korean dub refers to the show as Power Ranger Magic Force.
  • Constantly Curious: Snowgel acts like one when the Magirangers first meet her, before Smoky reveals her true identity.
  • Cool Horse: Wolzard has one and combines with it to form a centaur-like mecha. Kai later gets one and can also combine with it.
  • Cool Train: Hikaru's mecha, Travelion.
  • Cool vs. Awesome: Beyond the general premise of heavenly magicians vs. Infershia's legions, Stage 42 features a giant mecha centaur vs a giant mecha chariot.
  • Corner of Woe: Kai ends up in one for Stage 14's Omake.
  • Crashing Dreams: Tsubasa invokes this after entering Kai's mind during his Angst Coma to get him to realize he's trapped in a dream.
  • Creepy Twins: Nai and Mea; they don't seem like twins (and they're not really twins at that), but they hit every other criteria on spot.
  • Crucified Hero Shot: Lunagel is caught in this position in Stage 18.
  • Crutch Character: Miyuki is very much this. She manages to easily defeat a Monster of the Week on her own, can grow to giant size at will, is the one who gave the Five-Man Band their powers and has knowledge that would probably solve all of the series' problems in no time. Because the series is probably aware of her status of Crutch Character, she is seemingly killed off by the Dark Magician Wolzard in the second episode.
  • Cue the Sun: Inverted in Stage 11, as the rising sun proves very bad for Houka, who had been turned into a vampire without realizing it.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • The Mecha fight between MagiKing and Belbireji in Stage 24 is one of the more notable examples of a heroic beatdown.
    • A more traditional villainous one takes place in Stage 6, with the MagiKing magic stolen and Kai stuck in an Angst Coma afterwards.
    • Wolzard Fire introduces himself by single-handedly destroying Wyvern in less than a minute. This was after Wyvern declared he was going to pay Wolzard back for humiliating him earlier.

Finishing the trope page with seriousness, Magiranger!


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