Kanpai Senshi After V Sentai Parody Slated for April
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
A new live-action super sentai parody show titled Kanpai Senshi After V (Cheers! Warriors After Five) will premiere on April 7. The show follows the Golden Warriors Treasure Five members who battle an evil organization around Akihabara. The comedy-drama picks up "after hours" when the members have a beer after fighting evil all day. The show was shot at the real Nijyu-maru Akihabara sake bar.
The series stars Ryota Murai (Kamen Rider Decade) as the red warrior, Kazuki Kato (Kamen Rider Kabuto) as the blue warrior, singer You Kikkawa (Kirarin Revolution, Sengoku Collection) as the pink warrior, Akihiro Kimura (one half of the Buffalo Goro comedy duo, live-action Moyashimon) as the aging yellow warrior, and stand-up comedian Tsubasa Tobinaga (one half of the Rubber Girl comedy duo) as the green warrior. Toru Hosokawa (Polar Bear's Café scripts) is directing the series.
Toei produced the Hikōnin Sentai Akibaranger (Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger) super sentai parody for two seasons. The show followed three "unofficial rangers" as they protect Tokyo's Akihabara otaku shopping district from the evil Malseena and the Stema Otsu Corporation, despite the fact it is all a ruse.