Mirai Sentai Timeranger
|Mirai Sentai Timeranger (未来戦隊タイムレンジャー Mirai Sentai Taimurenjā?, [Note 1]) is a Japanese Tokusatsu television series. It is the twenty-fourth series in Toei’s Super Sentai franchise. The footage from this series was used in the American production Power Rangers Time Force. The opening narration of the series is “People from the future in the year 3000 AD and one man have met by chance, for the sake of marking a new passage of time…!” (西暦3000年の未来人たちと一人の男が出会った。新しい時を刻む為に‥！ Seireki sanzennen no miraijin-tachi to hitori no otoko ga deatta. Atarashii toki wo kizamu tameni?).|
In the 30th century, time travel becomes illegal after a time paradox crisis. The Time Protection Department is established to watch for and stop time crimes. Four new enlistee cadets of the TPD are tricked by Don Dolnero and his gang into letting them time-travel to the year 2000 to commit various crimes. To protect history, the four cadets pursue them. There they encounter a severe problem: the Timeranger program requires five members for the first operation. They thus force a present-day martial artist, Tatsuya Asami, to join them, allowing them to become the Timerangers. Afterwards Tatsuya rents a building for them to live in and they start a small odd jobs business called Tomorrow Research to financially support themselves.
Over time, the four cadets begin to realize that their presence would inevitably change the future in the form of the City Guardians, a security force under the employment of the Asami Corporation to protect the city from the Londers. The City Guardians gain a tenuous relationship with the Timerangers, especially when Tatsuya’s childhood friend Naoto becomes Time Fire and later the City Guardian’s Captain. In the series finale, the Timerangers go back to their regular lives. A year later Tatsuya is jogging when he sees five people who resemble the other Timerangers (including Naoto), but realizes it isn’t them.