The cast and characters have fully been revealed for Avataro Sentai Donbrothers. Toei had recently held a press conference that revealed all cast members of the new Super Sentai show. The trailer released for the show has also given fans a first look at the team and villains in action.
Avataro Sentai Donbrothers is the 46th Sentai in the Super Sentai series, which will be a direct sequel to Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger. Like the series before it, the show will feature the use of Sentai Gears that represent past Sentai teams and has a theme based on the Japanese Folklore, Momotaro. The team is formed of 5 members based on the characters of the tale, with two Zenkaiger members crossing over to the new season.
What is interesting is that Donbrothers isn’t the first sequel series featured in Super Sentai. In 1981, Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan was the 5th Super Sentai series released and is actually an immediate sequel of Denshi Sentai Denziman. Most fans aren’t aware of this in the west as many Sentai shows before Jetman have no official method of viewing.
As a result of the recent Donbrothers press conference, we now know that all 5 Rangers will be humans, unlike Zenkaiger that had the main team comprised of only one live-action character. Here are the cast and characters of Donbrothers.
The Rangers of Donbrothers include 5 Rangers that are based on Momotaro characters, with 2 having a CGI Ranger form.
In order from left to right, the Rangers, their character names, and actors playing them are the following.
- Don Momotaro, Red Ranger – Taro Momoi – Played by Kouhei Higuchi
- Oni Sister, Yellow Ranger – Haruka Kitou – Played by Kohaku Shida
- Saru Brother, Blue Ranger – Shinichi Saruhara – Played by Yuji Beppu
- Inu Brother, Black CGI Ranger – Tsubasa Inuzuka – Played by Toutaro
- Kiji Brother, Pink CGI Ranger – Tsuyoshi Kijino – Played by Hirofumi Suziki
The Rangers being all live-action characters was surprising to discover and for many will be exactly what fans desire after Zenkaiger. The first male Pink Ranger is one of the biggest highlights in this series, which fans have realized they would love to see in Power Rangers. The names of the characters all seem to feature a name that is derived from their motif. There is a great amount of diversity in ages and backgrounds, which can be seen in their bios below.
Taro Momoi –
Taro Momoi is a 21-year-old young man who has the amazing ability to never lie. He came to the human world in a peach-like capsule as a baby and was raised by Jin Momoi. However, Taro has run away from home and now lives as a part-time courier. When he transforms into DonMomotaro, Taro is a master swordsman.
Haruka Kitou –
Haruka is a 17-year-old high school student who is aspiring to become a manga artist. She has recently won a manga award and obtained some recognition. However, she now is forced to become a warrior, but still lives with her detective of an aunt. Then when Haruka transforms into OniSister, she becomes an agile fighter.
Shinichi Saruharu –
Shinichi Saruhara is a 21-year-old well-educated man, who is called “Professor” by friends and neighbors. He is good at analyzing things like his opponents, with Toei stressing his eyes are as keen as Sherlock Holmes. When Shinichi transforms into SaruBrother, he gains great strength and power.
Tsubasa Inuzuka –
Tsubasa Inuzuka is a 24-year-old man that is currently a wanted criminal. He is a sarcastic hater that is selfish and does not trust others. He is a part of a larger mystery where he is searching for the true criminal while trying to avoid arrest. When Tsubasa transforms into InuBrother, he becomes a 100 cm tall dogman with great speed.
Tsuyoshi Kijino –
Tsuyoshi Kijino is a 33-year-old man who lives an average life. In comparison to the other team members, Tsuyoshi has nothing to lose. He does not have his own dream, and he bets on his wife’s dream. When Tsuyoshi transforms into KijikiBrother, he becomes a 220 cm tall warrior who is great at aerial combat.
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