Kaitō Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger Show Reveals Cast
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The staff of the Kaitō Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger (Phantom Thief Sentai Lupinranger VS Police Sentai Patranger) television series announced the show's main cast at an event in Tokyo on Friday. TV Asahi also began streaming a "special video" for the series, but the video is region-locked to Japan.
The cast members of the Lupinranger team are:
Asahi Itō as Lupin Red/Kairi Yano
Shōgo Hama as Lupin Blue/Tooma Yoimachi
Haruka Kudō as Lupin Yellow/Umika Hayami
The cast members of the Patranger team are:
Kōsei Yūki as PatRan 1/Keiichirō Asaka
Ryō Yokoyama as PatRan 2/Sakuya Hikawa
Kazusa Okuyama as PatRan 3/Tsukasa Myōjin
Other cast members include:
Ike Nwala as Commissioner Hilltop
Rie Kugimiya (voice) as Jim Carter
Yūichi Nukumizu as Kogure
The three-member Lupinranger fights as "Robin Hoods" to restore an important person lost in the past. The Patranger team fights for justice and an ideal future as a paramilitary unit in the International Special Police Organization.
The three-way battle between Lupinranger, Patranger, and the crime syndicate Gangler revolves around the "Lupin Collection" — treasures, left behind by the legendary thief character Arsene Lupin, that can bring about humanity's prosperity or extinction.
Each sentai team has a Red member as its leader. Lupin Red leads Lupin Blue and Lupin Yellow in Lupinranger. PatRan 1, who zealously aims for a zero crime rate, leads the green PatRan 2 and pink PatRan 3 in Patranger.
The series will premiere on TV Asahi and affiliated stations on February 11. The show will be the 42nd in the live-action Super Sentai series since 1975, and it will be the franchise's first television series to feature two rival sentai teams from the start.
Junko Kōmura (Kamen Rider Wizard, Dōbutsu Sentai Zyuohger) is writing the scripts, and Teruaki Sugihara (Dōbutsu Sentai Zyuohger) is directing the new series. Producer Takaaki Utsunomiya (Kamen Rider Wizard, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger) is also returning from Zyuohger.
Toei had filed trademarks for "Kaitō Sentai Lupinranger" and "Keisatsu Sentai Patranger" in September.
French author Maurice Leblanc created the Arsene Lupin character, the loose inspiration for Monkey Punch's more boisterous Lupin III character.