|This article is about a/an series entry (the 9th) in the Super Sentai series.|
|Dengeki Sentai Changeman|
|Number||7 (prior to 1995)|
|Number of episodes:||55|
|First episode:||Arrival! The Secret Power!|
|Original airing:||February 2, 1985 – February 22, 1986|
Dengeki Sentai Changeman (電撃戦隊チェンジマン Dengeki Sentai Chenjiman?, lit. Blitzkrieg Squadron Changeman) was a Japanese TV series, being the 9th Show in the Super Sentai franchise. It was originally aired in February 2, 1985-February 22, 1986 and it ran for 55 episodes. This Sentai is based on European mythological animals.
After already conquering hundreds of planets, the Great Star League Gozma sets its sights onto Earth. To defend the lands in such a great crisis, the military begins a special branch known as the Earth Defense Force, comprised of elite members from all areas of the military. Under the supervision of Commander Ibuki, the numerous gathered soldiers of the Earth Defense Force begin a harsh training.
As their first action, the Gozma decide to eliminate those who pose the greatest risk of interfering with their invasion — the military. After a particularly brutal day of training, the Earth Defense Force are fed up with Ibuki's cruel ways and abandon the training session. Soon afterwards they're met with an attack by numerous Gozma troops. Five surviving officers gather together, beaten and exhausted, but refusing to step down from this threat. Just then, the earth shakes and it empowers the five with the Earth Force, enabling them to possess the power of mythological beasts. With the mystical power of the Earth Force and the technology of the military, the Changeman begin their war against Gozma.
- "Dengeki Sentai! Changeman!"
- Main article: Changemen
- Earth Defense Force
The Changemen meet other aliens who end up on Earth, both good and evil, because of Gozma.
- Star King Bazoo
- General Giluke
- Adjutant Booba
- Adjutant Shiima
- Doctor Kumazawa (13-14)
- Queen Ahames (17-53)
- Navigator Gator
- Great Star League Gozma Mechanics
- Mothership Gozmard
- Gozma Pod
- Gozma Fighters
- Hidrer Soldiers
- Space Beast Warriors
- Ahames's Space Beast Trio
- Opening: Dengeki Sentai Changeman
- Ending: Never Stop Changeman
- Mecha Theme (Change Robo): Fight! Change Robo
- Kagayake! Changeman
- Love Forever
- We Can Change
- Great Passion ~Jounetsu no Arashi~
- Mermaid and Phoenix
- Earth Force, Shukumei no Hoshi
- Wakasa de Changeman
- Pinch wa Chance da, Changeman
- Hiryu Tsurugi: Haruki Hamada
- Sho Hayate: Kazuoki Takahashi
- Yuma Ozora: Shirô Izumi
- Sayaka Nagisa: Hiroko Nishimoto
- Mai Tsubasa: Mai Ooishi
- Chief Yui Ibuki: Jun Fujimaki
- Officer Suzuki: Genshu Suzuki
- Officer Shoji: Hirokazu Shoji
- Officer Watanabe: Minoru Watanabe
- Officer Nomoto: Nahoko Nomoto
- Officer Kikuchi: Kaori Kikuchi
- Miralca: Hiroko Nishimoto (voice in episode 22)
- Icarus' mother: Hiroko Nishimoto (episode 41)
- Nana: Tokie Shibata
- Young Nana: Miyako Hayakawa
- Sakura: Sachiko Shigeno
- General Giluke: Shohei Yamamoto
- Queen Ahames; Voice of Maze: Fukumi Kuroda
- Būba: Yoshinori Okamoto
- Shiima: Kana Fujieda
- Shiima: Michiro Iida (male voice)
- Star King Bazoo: Seizō Katō (voice)
- Gyodai: Takeshi Watabe (voice)
- Gaata: Hiroshi Masuoka (voice)
- Zoorii: Makoto Kousaka (voice)
- Waraji: Kazuhiko Ohara
- Narrator: Nobuo Tanaka
- Saga (ep 19): Tsutomu Kitagawa
- Nana's Adoptive Mother (eps 32-33): Yuriko Hishimi
- Aira (ep 45): Youko Nakamura
- Change Dragon: Kazuo Niibori
- Change Griffin: Koji Matoba
- Change Pegasus: Tsutomu Kitagawa
- Change Mermaid: Masato Akada
- Change Phoenix: Yuichi Hachisuka
- Star King Bazoo: Kazuto Kuwabara
- Gyodai/Change Robo: Hideaki Kusaka
- Gaata: Minoru Watanabe
- Action Director:
- This is the third series not to feature a Yellow Ranger (J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai being the first followed by Battle Fever J); this is the last season without a Yellow for 28 years until Kyoryuger.
- This is also the first team without a Yellow Ranger to have two females followed by Kyoryuger.
- Izumi Shiro (Yuma Ozora) would later portray Burai (DragonRanger) in the 1992 Sentai series Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger.
- Change Mermaid is the first female White Ranger.
- The working title of this series was "Uchuu Sentai (Space Squadron) Cosmoman" and the show was originally going to have a space exploration motif. While it was changed to a military motif at the end, traces of the original motif are still evident in the design of the Change Robo and the Shuttlebase, not to mention the fact that the villains are space aliens. The team was also contemplated into being "Chikyuu Sentai" (Earth Squadron); this would later be the tag-line for Fiveman.
- The "Dengeki" in Changeman's tag-name is the exact-same as in J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai, thus making it the only time in Sentai history two teams shared the same tag.
- This is the only Sentai series to have two specifically made movies, theatrical or otherwise, devoted specifically to its team. All other series either had no movie, one movie, one or more of their films being a theatrical showing of a TV episode (or, in Flashman's case, an edit of several episodes), or, post Kakuranger, one or two of the films being team-ups with either their predecessors or successors, sometimes team-ups being the team's only movies.
- This is the second longest Sentai Season after Himitsu Sentai Gorenger; the reason is due to the next Sentai was running behind in initial filming.
- Due to this, Changeman had a unique start/finish set-up, beginning in February 2, 1985 (2/2) and ending February 22, 1986 (2/22).