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Graphic Artists: [[Naoto Ohshima]], [[Tomonori Dobashi]], [[Shinichi Higashi]], Yoshinari Amaike<br>
 
Graphic Artists: [[Naoto Ohshima]], [[Tomonori Dobashi]], [[Shinichi Higashi]], Yoshinari Amaike<br>
 
Scene Artists: [[Hideaki Moriya]], [[Tohru Watanuki]], [[Satoshi Okano]], Kensuke Kita, [[Kosei Kitamura]], Mitsutoshi Matuzaki<br>
 
Scene Artists: [[Hideaki Moriya]], [[Tohru Watanuki]], [[Satoshi Okano]], Kensuke Kita, [[Kosei Kitamura]], Mitsutoshi Matuzaki<br>
Charater Designer: [[Naoto Ohshima]]<br>
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Character Designer: [[Naoto Ohshima]]<br>
 
Burning-Ship Stage Artists: [[Michikazu Tamamura]], Makiko Banju, Akira Mikame<br>
 
Burning-Ship Stage Artists: [[Michikazu Tamamura]], Makiko Banju, Akira Mikame<br>
 
Visual Material Editors: [[Yuji Sawairi]], Ikuo Ishizaka<br>
 
Visual Material Editors: [[Yuji Sawairi]], Ikuo Ishizaka<br>

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Burning Rangers
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Saturn
Genre: Action

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Burning Rangers is a video game developed by Sonic Team for the Sega Saturn system. The player takes on the role of a new recruit to the futuristic firefighting organisation of the title, and must explore locations where various emergencies have taken place, extinguishing fires and rescuing survivors.

The game is set in a futuristic society in which fire is one of the few major hazards remaining. The Burning Rangers are an elite group of firefighters who have been formed to help cope with such emergencies. The core members of the team are Chris Partn, Big Landman and Lead Phoenix (also known as Reed); as well as two new recruits, Shou Amabane and a woman called Tillis. The latter two are the only characters playable initially, although the others may be unlocked through the use of a password feature. Other major characters within the game include Iria Klein and Neal Belmondo, and there are many cameo appearances from Sonic Team staff including Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima.

The game is notable for its random level generation system, which is unlocked after completing the game once. To help the player find their way around these unfamiliar stages, a navigation system was included - at any time, the player may radio back to Chris, who will provide helpful information about nearby hazards and objectives.

Released in early 1998 to mixed reviews and a dwindling number of Saturn owners, to date the title has not received a sequel. However, a downloadable mission making many references to Burning Rangers was created for Sonic Team's Phantasy Star Online.

The game's memorable characters were designed by Hiroyuki Ochi. Yuji Naka has stated in interviews that Sonic Team wanted the silhouette of a Burning Ranger wearing their "Burneer Unit" jet-pack to resemble that of an angel.

Production Credits

Executive Producer: Hayao Nakayama
Executive Management: Shoichiro Irimajiri, Hideki Sato
Producer: Yuji Naka
Director: Naoto Ohshima
Project Manager: Youji Ishii
Game Designers: Takao Miyoshi, Yasuhiro Takahashi, Norihito Kato, Shintaro Hata
Programmers: Takuya Matsumoto, Akio Setsumasa, Yasuhiro Watanabe, Yoshitaka Kawabata, Nobuaki Yamazaki
Burning-Ship Subgame Programmers: Masahiro Wakayama, Takeshi Sakakibara
Graphic Artists: Naoto Ohshima, Tomonori Dobashi, Shinichi Higashi, Yoshinari Amaike
Scene Artists: Hideaki Moriya, Tohru Watanuki, Satoshi Okano, Kensuke Kita, Kosei Kitamura, Mitsutoshi Matuzaki
Character Designer: Naoto Ohshima
Burning-Ship Stage Artists: Michikazu Tamamura, Makiko Banju, Akira Mikame
Visual Material Editors: Yuji Sawairi, Ikuo Ishizaka
Sound Producer: Yukifumi Makino
Sound Director: Naofumi Hataya
Composers: Naofumi Hataya, Fumie Kumatani, Masaru Setsumaru
Sound Effects: Masaru Setsumaru
Sound Programmer: Yoshiaki Kashima

Recording At SEGA DIGITAL STUDIO

Recording Producer: Tatsutoshi Narita
Recording Director: Fumitaka Shibata
Recording Engineers: Naoyuki Machida, Yoshitada Miya

N.Y Production

Recording Producer: Atsushi "Sushi" Kosugi(Beat On Beat,Inc.)
Recording Director: Naofumi Hataya
Recording At: Malcom Pollack(Eng.)(Avatar Studio), Justin Luctor(Eng.)(Beat On Beat Studio)
Mix: Malcom Pollack(Eng.)(Sound On Sound Studio)

Theme Music

1.Angel With Burning Hearts

Word By: Tomoko Sasaki, Naofumi Hataya
Music & Arrangement By: Naofumi Hataya
English Word By: Talking Moon
Lead Vocal & Chorus: Dennis St. James
Drums: Zev Katz
Keyboards: Charlie Giordano, Albert Menendez
Guitars: Vinnie Moore

East 4th Horns

Leader & Trombones: John Wheeler
Saxophones & Solo: Dino Gavoni
Trumpets: Tony Kadreck, John Allmark

2.We Are Burning Rangers

Word By: Talking Moon
Music & Arrangement By: Naofumi Hataya
Lead Vocal & Chorus: Maelon D. Saunders
Chorus: Arif St. Michael, Robin A. Small
Rap: SUL
Drums: Omar Hakim
Keyboards: Albert Menendez
Guitars: Ira Siegel

East 4th Horns

Leader & Trombones: John Wheeler
Saxophones: Dino Gavoni
Trumpets: Tony Kadreck, John Allmark

3. I Just Smile

Word By: Talking Moon
Music & Arrangement By: Naofumi Hataya
Lead Vocal: Pamela Driggs
Drums: Omar Hakim
Bass: Zev Katz
Guitars: Ira Siegel
Keyboards: Charlie Giordano
Percussion: Bashiri Johnson
Flugelhorn: John Allmark

Animation Part

Story Board & Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Animation Director: Hiroto Yokote
Animation Producer: Yasumichi Ozaki
Animation Assistant Producer: Yudo Ohishi
Art Director: Akira Huruya
Color Design: Terumi Kobayashi, Takae lujima Key Animation: Yasuhiro Saki, Yuichi Kurosawa, Ryotaro Akgo
Animation: Studio Boomerang
Animation Checker: Yumi Enosawa
Background: Studio Uni
Special Effects: Yoshimi Hayashi
Computer Graphic Animation: Toshihiro Kawada, Satoshi Ohtsubo, Miyoko Tounou, Aiko Yamagami
Production Staff: Yu Kiyozono
Animation Part Production By: Kyokui Tokyo Movie

Executive Coordination: Jin Shimazaki
Public Relations: Takahiro Fukada
Packahe Illustration: Hiroyuki Ochi
English Manual: Abbass Hussain
Internet Support: Kazuyuki Hoshino, Mutsuhiro Fujii
Overseas Coordination: Shinobu Shindo
Special Thanks: Mika Okada, Akira Nishikawa, Yosuke Okunari, Hideki Yohkaichiya, Jun Senoue, Yosio Inoue, Kayo Shimizu

English Version Staff

SOA Producer: Keith Palmer
ADR Director: Bobby White
ADR Staff: Chris Steen-Oison, Peter Steen-Oison, Nick Steen-Oison, Chad Forsch, Nobuko Nabeshima
Recorded At: Audiobanks. Santo Monica. California
Script Editors: Jason Kuo, John Kuntz, Keith Palmer
Lead Tester: Fernando Valderrama
Assistant Lead Testers: Amy Albertson
Special Thanks: Sandy Castahnola, Sheri Hockaday, Eric Hammond, John Amirkhan, Jo Ann Eastman, Sean Doidge, Mike Mcollum, Helen Tsui- Burton
Breatest Bratitude: Ami Shibata
Cooperation With: ADX, SEGA DIGITAL STUDIO
Produced By: Sega

Resources

Box Art

External Links