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Uchu Sentai Kyuranger vs. Space Squad (宇宙戦隊キュウレンジャー VS スペース・スクワッド, Uchū Sentai Kyuurenjā bāsasu Supēsu Sukuwaddo) is a Japanese superhero crossover film between characters from Uchu Sentai KyurangerIcon-crosswiki.png and the Metal Hero Series, following their appearance in Kyuranger's 18th EpisodeIcon-crosswiki.png. It is intended to be the second installment of the Space Squad series of films.

It was announced on February 4, 2018 at 10:00AM JST, immediately following the conclusion of Kyuranger in Space.Final: Echo in the Universe! Alright, LuckyIcon-crosswiki.png.

In an interview with Tom ConstantineIcon-crosswiki.png, director Koichi SakamotoIcon-crosswiki.png revealed that Kyuranger vs. Space Squad is regarded as "Episode 1.5" of Space Squad as opposed to Episode 2, which would come later.[1]

Synopsis

Set four years after Don Armage's defeat, the universe is now at peace, until Hammie from the Kyurangers suddenly steals the newly developed Neo Kyutama, and her fellow Kyuranger and Space Federation President Tsurugi Ohtori is forced to declare her a wanted criminal due the danger the Neo Kyutama poses should it fall into the wrong hands. Lucky and some of the Kyurangers refuse to believe Hammie became evil and contest Tsurugi's decision, causing a rift amidst the team that worsens when Space Sheriffs Geki Jumonji and Shu Karasuma intervene. Little they know that the events are masterminded by the Genmakuu organization, who has sent one of their top-member, Space Ninja Demost, who also revived Mele, Juzo Fuwa, Basco Ta Jolokia, and Escape to assist him in his plan.

Plot

Space Sheriff Shu Karasuma and Toma Amagi, the current Jiraiya, members of Space Squad, locate and attempt to arrest Space Ninja Demost from the criminal organization Genmakuu, but he escapes through a portal to the Kyurangers' universe with Shaider chasing after him. There, the universe has been rebuilding since Don Armage's defeat four years ago under Tsurugi Ohtori's leadership while the Kyurangers have parted ways to live their lives until Shou Ronpo discovers that Hammie stole four of the newly developed Neo Kyutama. This causes a division upon the Kyurangers who those following Tsurugi who seek her arrest while Lucky and the rest wanting to find Hammie and try to find out the reason for her actions.

Hammie brings the Kyutama to Demost, who uses them to revive Mere, Juzo Fuwa, Basco Ta Jolokia, and Escape to serve under him. He then sends the five to attack the other Kyurangers in a hit-and-run, worsening Hammie's creditability as Shu and his fellow Space Sheriff Geki Jumonji offer their aid. It would be revealed that Hammie is being extorted by Demost who is holding her mentor hostage after she was assumed dead during Jark Matter's reign of terror, the space ninja forcing Hammie to comply with the order to assassinate Tsurugi.

Hammie makes the attempt when Tsurugi makes a public announcement of stepping down in light of the recent events, only to hesitate as Geki and Shu reveal her forced compliance to Demost as he is exposed as one of Tsurugi's aides in disguise, Naga and Balance having rescued Hammie's master as added evidence. Demost attempts to kill Hammie when Mele, having feigned loyalty while becoming a friend to the fellow chameleon-themed warrior, sacrifices herself. The Kyurangers, Gavan, and Shaider defeat Demost with Juzo, Basco, and Escape returning to the afterlife after his spell is broken. Following Geki's offer to Lucky to join the Space Squad, he and Shu take Demost back to their universe and are informed by Jiraiya about a massive terrorist attack led by Genmakuu. This makes Geki consider scouting some other new members for the Space Squad to deal with such incidents.

Continuity and Placement

Characters

KyurangersIcon-crosswiki.png

The Kyurangers are split into two teams of six in regards to Hammie's theft of the Neo Kyutama. One team, led by Lucky, defends Hammie, while the other, led by Tsurugi, seeks to capture Hammie.

"Team Lucky"

Shishi Red LuckyIcon-crosswiki.png
Ookami Blue GaruIcon-crosswiki.png
Oushi Black ChampIcon-crosswiki.png
Chameleon Green HammieIcon-crosswiki.png
Kajiki Yellow SpadaIcon-crosswiki.png
Koguma Skyblue Kotaro SakumaIcon-crosswiki.png

"Team Tsurugi"

Houou Soldier Tsurugi OhtoriIcon-crosswiki.png
Sasori Orange StingerIcon-crosswiki.png
Tenbin Gold BalanceIcon-crosswiki.png
Hebitsukai Silver Naga RayIcon-crosswiki.png
Washi Pink Raptor 283Icon-crosswiki.png

Space Squad

Space Sheriff Gavan Type-G Geki JumonjiIcon-crosswiki.png
Jiraiya Touma AmagiIcon-crosswiki.png
Space Sheriff Shaider Shu KarasumaIcon-crosswiki.png

Allies

Confrontation Beast Chameleon-Fist Mele MeleIcon-crosswiki.png

Cameos

Dekarangers

DekaRed Banban "Ban"AkazaIcon-crosswiki.png
DekaBlue Houji "Hoji"TomasuIcon-crosswiki.png
DekaGreen Senichi "Sen-chan"EnariIcon-crosswiki.png
DekaYellow Marika "Jasmine"ReimonIcon-crosswiki.png
DekaPink Koume "Umeko"KodouIcon-crosswiki.png

Gokaigers

Gokai Yellow Luka MillfyIcon-crosswiki.png

Metal Heroes

Space Wolf Juspion JuspionIcon-crosswiki.png
Jiban Naoto TamuraIcon-crosswiki.png
Fire Ryouma KagawaIcon-crosswiki.png
Draft Redder Hayato KanoIcon-crosswiki.png
Janperson JanpersonIcon-crosswiki.png
Show Show NarumiIcon-crosswiki.png
Blue Beet Takuya KaiIcon-crosswiki.png
B-Fighter Kabuto Kouhei TobaIcon-crosswiki.png

Villains

Escape Evolve EscapeIcon-crosswiki.png

Cast

Suit Actors

KyutamaIcon-crosswiki.png

Theme songs

Errors

  • to be added

International Movie Theaters

This film released in South Korea at December 6, 2018 separately with dubbed and subbed version.

Notes

  • According to Space Squad writer Naruhisa Arakawa, Machineman from Seiun Kamen Machineman was his most wanted Toei Hero that he was planned to added in the sequel.[2] Unfortunately, it doesn't happened and the character was eventually left out of the sequel because of budget concerns.
  • Of the three current Space Sheriffs, Kai HyugaIcon-crosswiki.png/Sharivan is the only one not to appear. This is due to the retirement of his actor, Riki MiuraIcon-crosswiki.png, from the entertainment industry.[3]
  • This movie sees HammieIcon-crosswiki.png/Chameleon Green of the Chameleon SystemIcon-crosswiki.png fighting alongside her fellow Chameleon warrior from GekirangerIcon-crosswiki.png, MeleIcon-crosswiki.png.
    • Mele's presence among the other Super Sentai villains in the film's trailer caused confusion among fans as she was redeemed by the end of her series and despite condemned her soul to revive in Engine Sentai Go-Onger vs. GekirangerIcon-crosswiki.png and fight with the Super SentaiIcon-crosswiki.png in the Legend WarIcon-crosswiki.png. (the film itself clarifying that Demost brainwashed her to fight for him and with the others).
  • Basco has prior connections with two of his fellow Sentai Villains.
  • Basco previously appeared in a Metal Heroes related film through his appearance in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Uchuu Keiji Gavan: The Movie.
  • Several English romanizations of the Metal Heroes' names were shown in this film for the first time:
    • Space Wolf Juspion
    • Jiban The Mobile Cop
    • Janperson Fight For Justice
  • Luka MillfyIcon-crosswiki.png appearing and getting into a scuffle with Raptor 283Icon-crosswiki.png is a reference to the fact both characters are portrayed by M • A • OIcon-crosswiki.png.
    • Akio ŌtsukaIcon-crosswiki.png (ChampIcon-crosswiki.png) and Hiroshi KamiyaIcon-crosswiki.png (Shou RonpoIcon-crosswiki.png) also appear in this scene as customers of SpadaIcon-crosswiki.png.
    • It is never explained how Luka travelled to the Kyurangers' universe, although her appearance is almost certainly simply for fan service.
  • The cameo appearance of Ryouma Kagawa/FireIcon-crosswiki.png in this film marks the first return of this character over 26 years after the final episodeIcon-crosswiki.png of SolbrainIcon-crosswiki.png.
    • Notably, Ryouma appears in his Fire form, rather than his Knight Fire form he had in Solbrain.
  • Five of the six members of the Kyurangers that defend Hammie (Shishi Red, Ookami Blue, Oushi Black, Chameleon Green, and Kajiki Yellow) are the first five Kyurangers to appear transformed in the series. These are also the Kyurangers' whose Voyagers make up the main formation for Kyutama Gattai KyurenOhIcon-crosswiki.png.
    • Additionally, the Kyurangers are divided into odd number Rangers for those who are defending Hammie (1/Shishi Red, 3/Ookami Blue, 5/Oushi Black, 7/Chameleon Green, 9/Kajiki Yellow, & 11/Koguma Skyblue), and even number for those against Hammie (2/Sasori Orange, 4/Tenbin Gold, 6/Hebitsukai Silver, 8/Washi Pink, 12/Houou Soldier). Team Lucky has odd numbers while Team Tsurugi has even numbers. This is due to their Kyutama numbers.
  • Shou doesn’t transform into Ryu Commander in this movie, and as such is the only Kyuranger not to be part of either side during the team's conflict, despite appearing transformed on the poster.
  • This is the first feature length installment in the Space Squad franchise to not be written by Naruhisa Arakawa, instead being written by Kyuranger head writer Nobuhiro Mouri.
  • When Geki says Space Squad needs to team up with a rescue force, there is a cut to Shu saying "Rescue?" This is a reference to Hiroaki Iwanaga, Shu's actor, who previously portrayed Captain Eiji Ishiguro/R5 in Tomica Hero Rescue Force in 2008.

References

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