News 2014 Super Sentai Show Ressha Sentai Tokkyūger's Ads Streamed
posted on 2014-01-04 18:30 EST
Toei began streaming the first commericals for its latest Super Sentai special-effects series, Ressha Sentai Tokkyūger (Train Sentai Tokkyūger), on Saturday. The commercials in 30-second and 15-second lengths proclaim that the "dream railway heroes are now departing!"
The theme of the new show is trains, and the staff plan to target train enthusiasts alongside Super Sentai fans. The members of the Tokkyūger squadron are: Tokkyū 1 (Red), Tokkyū 2 (Blue), Tokkyū 3 (Yellow), Tokkyū 4 (Green), and Tokkyū 5 (Pink). (Tokkyū is the Japanese word for "special express.") The main robot in the show will be the Tokkyū-Oh, and the transformation sequences will involve electronic ticket devices called "Tokkyu Chargers."
The series will star:
- Jun Shison (Prince of Tennis 2nd Season musical) as Light/Tokkyū 1
- Jin Hiramaki (Prince of Tennis musicals) as Tokacchi/Tokkyū 2
- Riria (Tensō Sentai Goseiger) as Mio/Tokkyū 3
- Ryūsei Yokohama (Real Onigokko The Origin) as Hikari/Tokkyū 4
- Ai Moritaka (Beginners!) as Kagura/Tokkyū 5
Shōjirō Nakazawa (Gokaiger vs. Gavan: The Movie, Kamen Rider Wizard) is directing the series and Yasuko Kobayashi (Shinkenger, Attack on Titan) is writing the scripts. Hirofumi Fukuzawa (Goseiger, Gokaiger) is in charge of action direction, and Hiroshi Butsuda (Kamen Rider × Kamen Raider Gaim and Wizard Tenkawakeme no Sengoku Movie Daigassen) is in charge of special effects. Takaaki Utsunomiya (Gokaiger, Shinkenger), Motoi Sasaki (Kyōryūger), and Toei's Kei Ishikawa will produce the series.
The television series will premiere on TV Asahi on February 16 at 7:30 a.m.
Image © 2014 TXV Asahi, Toei AG, Toei