Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger - Season 1

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Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger - Season 1
AKRGR S1 BR cover.jpg
Country Japan.jpg Japan
Channel TV Asahi
Tokyo MX
Genre Action
Parody
Science Fiction
Broadcast 2012
No. of Episodes 13
Main Cast
Character Actor
Nobuo Akagi aka Akiba Red Masato Wada
Mitsuki Aoyagi aka Akiba Blue Kyoko Hinami
Yumeria Moegi aka Akiba Yellow Karin Ogino
Malceena Honoka



NOTE: Since this is a Japanese-made TV show, do note that a majority of weapons presented in this page are either a combination of air guns with CGI muzzle flashes or blowback replicas.

The following weapons were used in Season 1 of the television series Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger:


Contents


Pistols

Beretta 92FS

In "The Second Generation Is a Fresh and Painless Warrior", Dr. Z (Kazuki Yao) uses a Beretta 92FS to intimidate Malceena.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm.
Dr. Z threatens Malceena by aiming the 92FS at her from the back.
Another shot of Dr. Z aiming the 92FS.

Beak Smasher

The Beak Smasher is used in Choujin Sentai Jetman as a laser pistol that fires seeker laser-based technology. It appears in "The Painlessly Inducing Curse of Z ― Into a New Chapter" on a bar table as a prop.

The Beak Smasher as seen in Choujin Sentai Jetman.
The Beak Smasher (in red circle) on the cafe's bar table in "The Painlessly Inducing Curse of Z ― Into a New Chapter".

D-Magnum

Two D-Magnums are the official sidearms of Banban Akaza (Ryuji Sainei) aka DekaRed in the Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger series. It appears in both the real and in the delusion worlds in the series, first seen in "The Bizarrely-Decorated Vehicle's Activation Unleashes a Red Delusionary Full Blast".

The D-Magnums as seen in Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger. The left and middle are always used separately by DekaRed. On the right is the Hybrid Magnum when the D-Magnums are combined together.
You can see one of the D-Magnums on the right hip holster of the "actual" DekaRed.
The D-Magnums being twirled in the gloved hands of the "actual" DekaRed once he appears in the Delusion World.
The dual D-Magnums being gripped by the "actual" DekaRed.
The "actual" DekaRed leaping into the air while firing his dual D-Magnums at Shibuya Seitakaawadachisouhigenagaaburamushi.
The left holster with a replica D-Magnum worn by an unrevealed tokusatsu suit actor at Himitsukichi.
The D-Magnum props as seen in Himitsukichi's storage room in "Ouch! Drunken Hero Adventure!!".

Laser Pistol

A fictional laser pistol was used by Malceena as her primary sidearm throughout the season. Near the end of the season, the weapon was used by Delu Knight and Dr. Z in "Most Painful Times. Farewell, Delusional Sentai".

Firing the laser pistol under the disguise of Sayaka Honiden (Miiko Morita) in "Ouch! Drunken Hero Adventure!!".
Malceena confronts Hiroyo in a deserted Himitsukichi near the end of "Delirious Runaway Itasher Break Through the Limit!".
A front view of Malceena aiming the laser pistol at Hiroyo in the same episode.
Malceena fires the laser pistol, now used in sleeping gas mode after she previously inserte a suppressor-like module on the barrel.
Malceena inserts a suppressor-like module on her laser pistol prior to aiming it at Delu Knight's head in "Most Painful Times. Farewell, Delusional Sentai".
A FPS view of Malceena attempting to fire her laser pistol, now outfitted with a different suppressor-like module on the barrel.
Delu Knight aims Malceena's own laser pistol against her after being disarmed.
Delu Knight fires Malceena's laser pistol at her after she failed to kill him at the operating table.
Dr. Z takes aim with Malceena's laser pistol at Delu Knight after being in the chest.

MMZ-01 Moe Moe Z-Cune

The MMZ-01 Moe Moe Z-Cune is used by the Akibarangers throughout the season as their main sidearm, which has a henshin and pistol mode built-in. It also has a communicator for them to make contact with Doctor Hiroyo.

A perfect replica of the MMZ-001 Moe Moe Z-Cune as used in Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger. Note that the weapon is in pistol mode.
In the OP sequence, you can see the Akibarangers pose with their Z-Cunes in pistol mode. Note the red kanji stamp, which means "Unofficial" in English.
The team uses their Moe Moe Z-Cunes to change into the Akibarangers in "Pain Is Power!" after they spot Malceena in an Akihabara maid cafe. Note Mitsuki's awkward use of the Z-Cune, since she is not used to the idea of being a sentai ranger.
The team attempts to change into the Akibarangers in "The Bizarrely-Decorated Vehicle's Activation Unleashes a Red Delusionary Full Blast". Note Mitsuki's confidence in using the device.
The Z-Cunes in pistol mode by pressing the rear button in "Pain Is Power!".
The Akibaranger execute the Moe Magnum triple attack on a Chief Clerk monster. This is used in the season as stock footage.
The Akibarangers attempt their team finisher, Moe Magnum, for the first time in "Pain Is Power!".
Discarded Z-Cunes at the real Akihabara in "Delirious Runaway Itasher Break Through the Limit!".
Akiba Red opens fire with his Z-Cune's pistol mode with ordinary bullets in "The Pain Sentai Disbands.".
Akiba Yellow and Blue open fire on Drill Cyclops at close range with regular bullets in "The Second Generation Is a Fresh and Painless Warrior".

SP Shooter

The SP Shooter is used in Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger as the official sidearm. It's only seen in "The Bizarrely-Decorated Vehicle's Activation Unleashes a Red Delusionary Full Blast" in a SPD holster where Ryuji Sainei is needed in a press conference.

The SP Shooter as seen in Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger.
Ryuji Sainei speaks to Nobuo Akagi when the two meet in a parking lot prior to the press conference. You can see the SP Shooter holstered on his right leg.
Ryuji approaches Nobuo in the parking lot. Note that the holster moved in his right leg while the former walked, allowing a good view on the SP Shooter's pistol grip.

Survi-Buster

The official sidearm of all Boukengers, this one is used by Satoru Akashi aka the "actual" Bouken Red (Satoru Akashi). It first appears in "Ouch! Drunken Hero Adventure!!". Unlike in GoGo Sentai Boukenger where the Survi-Buster is used in either pistol (Survi-Buster) or dagger (Survi-Blade) mode, the "actual" Bouken Red uses the Survi-Buster in Survi-Blade mode as a close quarters weapon.

The Survi-Buster as used in GoGo Sentai Boukenger. It consists of Survi-Buster (pistol) and Survi-Blade (dagger) mode.
The Survi-Buster in the "actual" Bouken Red's holster.
The "actual" Bouken Red activates Survi-Blade mode before he engages Kabukichō Mesugurohyōmonchō.
You can see the Survi-Blaster holstered when the "actual" Bouken Red shows up to help the Akibarangers fight Kabukichō Mesugurohyōmonchō for the second time.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

A Heckler & Koch MP5A3 submachine gun is used by Yumeria Moegi aka Akiba Yellow (Karin Ogino) as part of a strategy against Shimokitazawa in "Take Flight Leader! The Painful Trap of Deluded Photography".

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with "tropical" (wide) forearm and stock extended - 9x19mm.
Good closeup of the MP5A3's barrel and forearm. Note that the background, which is a movie theater-based background, is a part of special effects.
Akiba Yellow posing with the MP5A3 before it's fired at Shimokitazawa. Note that the background, which is a movie theater-based background, is a part of special effects.
Closeup of the 30-round magazine. Note that the background, which is a movie theater-based background, is a part of special effects.

Walther MPL

A Walther MPL submachine gun is used by Nobuo Akagi aka Akiba Red (Masato Wada) as part of a strategy against Shimokitazawa in "Take Flight Leader! The Painful Trap of Deluded Photography".

Walther MPL - 9x19mm.
Good closeup of the MPL's barrel. Note that the background, which is a movie theater-based background, is a part of special effects.
Akiba Red posing with the MPL before it's fired at Shimokitazawa. Note that the background, which is a movie theater-based background, is a part of special effects.

Assault Rifles

Colt Model 609

Mitsuki Aoyagi aka Akiba Blue (Kyoko Hinami) uses a Colt Model 609, aka the XM177E1, as part of a strategy against Shimokitazawa in "Take Flight Leader! The Painful Trap of Deluded Photography". It's loaded with a 20-round magazine.

Colt Model 609 aka U.S. Army's XM177E1- 5.56x45mm. This Carbine utilized the partial magazine fence, the tear drop forward assist, but kept the 10" barrel and Flash hider/Suppressor that did not have a grenade ring (a later feature on the E2 model).
Good closeup of the Model 609's barrel. Note that the background, which is a movie theater-based background, is a part of special effects.
Akiba Blue posing with the Model 609 before it's fired at Shimokitazawa. Note that the background, which is a movie theater-based background, is a part of special effects.
Closeup of the receiver, pistol grip, carry handle and the 20-round magazine loaded onto the assault rifle. Note that the background, which is a movie theater-based background, is a part of special effects.

FAMAS G1

Malceena (Honoka) fires a FAMAS G1 assault rifle in "Take Flight Leader! The Painful Trap of Deluded Photography". The rifle is an air gun since it has a long magazine loaded. In "The Second Generation Is a Fresh and Painless Warrior", it is used by "American" soldiers when an American DOD official confronts Nobuo.

Airsoft FAMAS SV (Tokyo Marui AEG version of the G1) - (fake) 5.56x45mm NATO
Malceena appearing with the FAMAS G1.
You can see a good closeup of the barrel and the carry handle.
Malceena firing the FAMAS G1 at the Akibarangers. Do note the long magazine loaded on the G1, which does not exist in real life. This alone indicates its air gun status.
"Come along quietly."
The "American" soldiers confront Nobuo and Malceena. Do note their American Woodland BDUs and gear, which also denote that these soldiers are not actual American soldiers since the show is a parody based on the sentai genre.
The "American" soldiers open fire, hitting a Shatieek since he took the bullet for Malshina.
You can see the brass of a 5.56 NATO bullet eject out of the FAMAS G1's ejection port.

Others

Sentai Small Arms Wall Display

In Himitsukichi, the wall has a display of past weapons that were used in several Super Sentai series as small arms. Usually, these fire laser-based ammunition done by special effects in post-production.

From left to right: The Turbo Laser from Kousuku Sentai Turboranger, the Bird Blaster from Choujin Sentai Jetman, the Dry Gun from Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger and the Auto Blaser from Gekisou Sentai Carranger. Don't mind Yumeria and Nobuo fawning over a Magiranger prop.
From left to right: The Beak Smasher from Choujin Sentai Jetman and the Ranger Gun from Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger.
The D-Revolver from Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger in different scales. Ignore Kozukozu cosplaying as Sakura from Ninja Sentai Kakuranger.

See Also

Super Sentai Series
TV series Ninja Sentai Kakuranger  •  Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters  •  Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger (Season 1  •  Season 2)  •  Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger
Movies Ninja Sentai Kakuranger: The Movie


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