Our first image of the Hurricanger came from the TerebiKun preview of the show.
Our first image of the 2003 Sentai team was leaked by unknown sources around November of 2002. Initial rumors actually had a mosasaur as part of the team, but this ended up being a mistake by someone guessing off of AbaRed’s helmet.
3rd Quarter Catalog pic of the BakuLaser.
The first leak of Dekaranger came to us in a similar fashion as did Abaranger’s. This time, it came from the owner of the Japan Hero website, a fan site back in the day owned by one Jeff Couto, who had an anonymous source send this to him. The original was black and white but someone was able to correctly color it; forget who.
Dekaranger had a lot of leaks directly from the PLEX office. This was similar to leaks we had in both Hurricanger and Magiranger. Here we got a 360 view of the BreaThrottle. If memory serves, this image in particular got the leaker fired from PLEX, for obvious reasons.
Cover of the 1st Toy Catalog for Deka. Believe it or not, our first image for Dekaranger outside of the leak was a pic of DekaRed in one of the magazines.
Pic of DekaBreak from what I believe was the 3rd Quarter Toy Catalog. Pretty sure we had pics of him and DekaBike along with the leaked image of the BreaThrottle.
Our first leaked image of Magiranger came as a set with what was then known as “Ongeki Rider Hibiki”. The art for Magiranger has slightly more ornate markings than what shows up on the physical suits, though I think the lines are still there.
1st Quarter Toy Catalog image of the robots. Magiranger is one of the only times we had 2 robots shown off in the first quarter.
Art of MagiKing and MagiPhoenix from the 1st Quarter Catalog.
Art of the MagiPhone and MagiStick from the 1st Quarter Catalog.
Info page or possibly the cover from the 3rd Quarter Catalog. MagiShine really baffled people when he was revealed, what with his train and Smokey and magic carpet and lamp.
3rd Quarter Catalog pics of the Grip Phone and Travelion. Magiranger experimented with having a core change gimmick, and while all robots were capable, this only really happened in the show with Barikion.
BoukenSilver got kind of leaked out prior to the 3rd quarter catalog. Source unknown but it looks like something Gashapon-esque.
Part of the 3rd quarter catalog; this introduced us to the Silver arsenal as well as some other things.
2006 Gekiranger Leaks by Date in Japan:
Our first real leaks of Geki didn’t come until right before Catalog release, where we got a sketch of GekiRed.
2007 Go-Onger Leaks by Date in Japan:
2008 Shinkenger Leaks By Date in Japan:
9/03 5ch poster emOW8 (Sausage-san) leaks that "suits are simple, gender ratio is standard."
1/29 Staff and narrator information is revealed
12/17 Leak appears on 5ch by zQacw/7 that the "Main Writer is Arakawa". A new image reveals the "Enemy is Zangyack."
12/20 The Gokaiger cast leaks on 5ch. Koike's blog has a picture with both Nao Nagasawa and Suzuka Morita in a makeup room.
12/21 Both Ryota and Mao's blogs have similar pictures posted of the sky
12/26 Character names for the Gokaiger are revealed in a trailer played after Goseiger. AkaRed is amazingly the narrator; producer is revealed, and TV-Asahi site opens.
1/06 zq posts on 5ch after seeing Gosei VS Shinken; "Using the RangerKeys, the team's symbol appears and Double Transformation is performed."
1/09 Picture of all the sentai teams teaming up appears
1/11 zq leaks producer info
1/13 zq leaks the voice for the Mobirates
1/22 Pictures of the main Zangyack appear
1/25 Leaks appear on 5ch; one revealing the opening singer. The other is hints about Silver, as follows; "How about a two-tone color of gold and silver?" "Right is gold, left is silver right?"
1/29 Staff, Narrator, Suit Actors, Navi's voice actor and OP/ED information revealed
2/03 2nd Quarter Catalog info leaks, including that GokaiSilver has a Complete Form like power up. Following that, images leak of the 2nd quarter.
12/03 The remainder of the above toy catalog drops. OP/ED Info is posted
12/04 "The enemy is Jinnai" is posted as a hint on 5ch
12/15 5ch user kq/p49tw0 drops pictures they took from a filming, showing Yellow in her non-ranger clothes.
12/19 The Asahi Shinbun Evening Addition writes that Takebe P is in charge of a new show, and doing costume fittings
12/22 Magazine images leak showing better shots of the suits, confirming the villain name as "Vagrass". They also confirm the Go-Busters are part of a fight scene with Basco in Gokai VS Gavan.
12/27 Toei opens their site; Enetron, Let's Morphin! is described. Blue as an older sibling type character and the BuddyRoids' personalities are described.
12/28 Suit actors are confirmed
12/29 Jinnai's participation is confirmed; giant battles unlike anything seen before are teased
1/01 Premier show flier officially reveals the actors for the main 3, and Enter
1/02 Nishihara Fuka is confirmed to play an "operator" on the show
1/10 Usada's voice actor is confirmed
1/24 The commander's actor is confirmed
1/27 Tooru, Metaroid and Megazords are revealed
1/28 Columbia JP reveals OP/ED information, a tabloid reveals the actress playing Red's sister
1/29 Tooru's actor confirmed
2/02 It is leaked on 5ch by M4 that the extra rangers are StagBuster and BeetBuster, colored silver and gold
2/04 2nd quarter catalog leaks
2nd Quarter Catalog:
Go-Busters 3rd Quarter Catalog:
Go-Busters 4th Quarter Toy Catalog:
11/13 Shison Jun posts that he went to a first meeting/rehearsal for his new role
11/30 Riria uploads a picture on her twitter of a costume fitting. (On 12/15 it’s confirmed that it’s at Toei.)
12/04 Leaks appear writing that “Numbers 1-5 written on forehead”, “Train tracks across the chest”, and “Suits lack any animal designs”. 5ch poster FIqyFr3nB also posts that in summation the suits “have railroad tracks stuck to them.”
12/06 Quarter 1 Catalog Leaks: (Logo and everything revealed)
01/24 Columbia releases samples for OP/ED
01/25 Images revealed of the villains, Wagon, Ticket. Amnesia plot line for the 5 revealed.
01/26 Supporting actors and voice actors revealed
02/03 Suit actors revealed
02/06 2nd quarter toy catalog leaks:
ToQGer Quarter 4 Catalog:
Zyuohger Catalog 1:
Zyuohger Catalog 2:
4th Quarter Toy Catalog:
Kyuranger Quarter 1 Catalog:
Kyuranger Quarter 2 Catalog:
Kyuranger Quarter 3 Catalog:
Kyuranger 4th Quarter Catalog: