Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters won’t be the only Sentai team on Japanese TV this year, Toei launched a website to announce that its live-action HikÅnin Sentai Akibaranger (Unofficial Force Akihabara Rangers) television series will premiere this April. It’s not quite what you may think though.
The story follows three protagonists who live in Akihabara’s Electric Town among other otaku. When the trio learn that a malevolent entity plans to annihilate their neighborhood, they become warriors to wipe out evil â€” with the help of super gear created by a beautiful and brilliant genius.
The website lists several live-action special-effects (tokusatsu) and anime veterans, including director Ryuta Tazaki (Kamen Rider Agito, Ryuki & Faiz), director/character designer Keiichi Satou (Karas, Tiger & Bunny), writer Naruhisa Arakawa (Kamen Rider Kuuga, Spice and Wolf, Steel Angel Kurumi), and composer Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell, Death Note, Eden of the East).
Good brand, good line up of crew, it’s certainly looking positive. All the rumours flying around that this might actually be an anime or have anime segments as the image implies. It’s fairly apparent that this is somehow a spoof in the same vein as Kamen Rider G. More news should be coming along soon.