Today, Toei announced that following the conclusion of Kaito Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger in February, a four week event will be occurring leading up to the premiere of Kishiryu Sentai Ryusouger. This four week event is titled, Super Sentai Strongest Battle, which will bring 160 Rangers together; teams will be mixed-up across 32 teams of five members. The current and lead team of mix-matched Rangers in this special will consist of Zyuoh Eagle, Aka Ninger, Gokai Red, Sasori Orange, and ToQ-5 Pink. In addition, it is confirmed that all five actors are returning to portray their roles: Masaki Nakao as Yamato Kazakiri, Ryota Ozawa as Captain Marvelous, Shunsuke Nishikawa as Takaharu Igasaki, Yōsuke Kishi as Stinger, and Ai Moritaka as Kagura Izumi. Furthermore, Toei confirms that other Super Sentai actors are returning for the special, but they will be revealed on a later date.
Toei explains the Super Sentai Strongest Battle as:
“Super Sentai members are gathered on Planet Nemesis by a mysterious girl named Rita, who claims that whoever wins this battle will be granted any wish! These warriors were told to make teams of five and fight against each other! Which team will claim their wish?!”
The Super Sentai Strongest Battle 4-week event will begin on February 17, 2019 and conclude on March 3, 2019. The special will be written by Super Sentai veteran writer, Naruhisa Arakawa, and directed by Koichi Sakamoto. Now, from the confirmed dates for the special, they allude that Kaito Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger will have 50-episodes, an uncommon feat for Super Sentai in the modern era. Nevertheless, this special event is an interesting tribute to Super Sentai that fans will most likely enjoy!