Masato Hisa, known as the author of Nobunagun and Area 51, will be participating in the making of the next Super Sentai series, Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger (Space Squadron Kyuranger) as a designer. The program will start on February 12, 2017.
This will be the 41st season of the Super Sentai Series, which started with Himitsu Sentai Goranger (Secret Squadron Goranger) in 1975. Hisa will be designing the evil monsters, the spaceships, as well as the concept art.
Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger will be the first season to have nine members, and it will use space and constellations as the main motif. Each member is an alien from a different constellation, with five of them being humanoid. Shishi-Red/Lucky will be acted by Takumi Kizu, Sasori-Orange/Stinger by Yousuke Kishi, Hebitsukai-Silver/Naga Ray by Taiki Yamazaki, Chameleon-Green/Hammy by Sakurako Ookubo, and Kajiki-Yellow/Spada by Tetsuji Sakakibara. The other four members will be the ‘non-human types’, and they are Ookami-Blue/Garu (the werewolf), Tenbin-Gold/Balance (the living robot), Oushi-Black/Champ (the robot), and Washi-Pink/Raptor 283 (the android). The script will be written by Nobuhiro Mouri, and the directors will be Takayuki Shibazaki and Teruaki Sugihara.
The members of the Kyuranger will make an appearance in the movie Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger VS Ninninger: Mirai kara no Message from Super Sentai (Animal Squadron Zyuohger VS Ninninger: The Message from Super Squadron in the Future). This movie will be released on January 14, 2017. Also, the cast members will make an appearance at the event ’45 x 40 Kanshasai Anniversary LIVE & SHOW’ to be held at Nippon Budokan (Tokyo) on January 22, 2017.