It's the "Odagiri Effect". Achieve a periphery demographic by attracting swathes of female viewers by casting hot guys in the lead roles.I see that. But at the same time I'm surprised that this is the show that brought Rider back. It's violent and talk heavy for a kids show. (It's more violent than typical Toku fair at that time I mean. Excluding any special movies at said time) I would think kids would be bored of the cop drama stuff and only focus when Kuuga appears.