Best Super Sentai Series
Very fitting to have a pirate season on top as most english viewers of super sentai also pirate it as well as releasing around the fansub boom.
Beyond simply a tribute series, Gokaiger utilized and perfected just about every nessisary element of a good (or rather, great) Sentai series. Between the costumes, the previous sentai references, the characters (including character growth and interaction) and the sheer scope of the season, Gokaiger was brilliant. The only crucial flaw would be the Zankyak not entirley living up to their hype as powerful villains, although the inclusion of Basco as a secondary villain more than made up for this.
Hands down the best! Everything good and fun about Super Sentai is represented here. The main characters are all really likeable... And how can you go wrong with the pirate theme as these anti-heroes (initially) become true heroes! A fun ride in every way. I will definitely revisit this season again after I'm through watching. I you only own one season of Super Sentai, this should be the one!
I started with Shinkenger and catching up to the Super Sentai Series. So far I watched 7 of them.
Gokaiger is definitely the best of them. I don't see anything topping this one. This series had it all:
- Guest Appearances
- Fight Scenes
- Each Ranger was awesome
- Captain Marvelous is the Baddest Red Ever
The BEST Super Sentai series I have watched throughout my life. It's been about 7 years and it's still my favorite! I like how they used Japanese culture which was the samurai part and the origami which was really unique. Being the first Sentai series to first ever cross over with Kamen Rider(Decade) was really awesome! All of the characters grew together as a team and really showed a family bond or a very friendly bond towards eachother. The characters really keep you wanting to watch it and they are really funny without being really cheesy. This also can be considered a drama which I also find really awesome and unique because, other sentai did not feel like a sort of drama and, I enjoyed the little parts of drama they put in here! Overall this series was a huge hit with the song and the cast! The cast was amazing and this series was just too good! I wish they can make another comeback!
Funny, good storyline, everything was great! It kept me watching and I loved it! Th Origami was clever and neat. Takeru attracts you while being mysterious; Ryuunosuke keeps the comedy;p Mako is caring and supports everyone; Chiaki is carefree; and Kotoha was cutely naive. They all have good qualities and grow together as a great team! It has good drama (VERY good) and I love it. The costumes were great and I love their songs! Shinkenger is forever be my favorite!
Aired in 2009, using a samurai and other aspects of Japanese culture as its motif. Like Go-onger before it, its theme song single also ranked highly on the Oricon, reaching #4 on the Daily Ranking Charts on its day of release. Shinkenger featured the first crossover with the Kamen Rider Series it aired alongside: Kamen Rider Decade. It also features the first female red warrior, introduced towards the end of the series.
The Shinkenger characters kept me captivated throughout the series. They really grew together as a team. The villains were awesome too. I had no trouble racing through this show. Although it does suffer from "mecha overload" and there are too few Chiaki episodes, I'm finding it hard to complain about the series at all.
The only weakness on Jetman was over-act by the actors (on some scenes)
The rest is just masterpiece among sentai series.
Story, character, models, villain, songs and of course... Black condor
While most of sentai focusing on heroes greatness journey, this gold, takes time to build villain character too. The way I see it, no other sentai does that. Along the series, you may sympathize both heroes and villain.
Well, this sentai maybe little bit for adults (based on theme-setting-story).
To make it short, this Sentai not only lovely just because they are Sentai series, but they can live it with the stories itself. Simply best.
Simply the best sentai series! An homage to the template of sentai, Gathcaman and a collection of gems in every part of the show: costumes, mecha, plot, action... Even villain are characterized then the usual sentai standard, raising the bar for the future production. You really can't go wrong with Jetman!
The concept of the superheroes is clear: bird ranger. This affects the costumes, which is, awesome.
*unique plot. unlike the other super sentai, Jetman begins the story with unexpected conditions: earthship destrotyed, only one Jetman remains (Ryu Tendo) and the commander Aya Odagiri. It forces them to search for the other rangers from every corner of Japan.
the other rangers are usual humans, common people. they are not actual rangers. this is what's really interesting and the plus point from this sentai.
*unique characters: each person in team has their own characteristics, Ryu the patriot, Raita the goof, Ako the tomboyish, Kaori the feminine, Gai the arrogant rebellious (this is the most unique one, I highly appreciate it).
*moral values in every episode. there are always moral values that the serial writer wants to share to the audience. This is a very very good point that Jetman has. this is what makes it outstanding.
*tends to be adult-audience. ...more
My vote came from lots of reasons: story, costumes, characters designs.. All is top notch! The drama is probably overplayed by the actors sometime but always way better than the more kid oriented shows airing now.
It was the first Super Sentai I ever watched, as my favorite Power Ranger series was Timeforce. The series has an inspiring theme of defying your destiny. Because the four rangers come from a future where they all have a foretold destiny, they bring with them their baggage and cynicism. But due to the Red Ranger being from the present, he is a staunch idealist and eventual convinces the other four that they have power to alter their own future.
Most dark and heavy storyline among all super sentai series (even to date).
The casts were great and every character was developed very well.
You can watch it over and over again without having bored, because it's every episode has something good or clue to make it understand.
The characters in Timeranger are masterfully written and the story in very good. The mecha designs are also great and the soundtrack is perfection. The only downfall is the generic villains. 9/10 would recommend.
Aired in 2000 and featured a time travel motif (four of the five main heroes are police officers from 3000). Timeranger features the first additional hero whose costume is the same color as one of the original heroes.
Aired in 2004 and uses a crime fighting motif with its heroes fighting extraterrestrial criminals. Dekaranger features the first semi-regular seventh hero (DekaMaster) and three additional heroines who appear once each throughout the series: DekaSwan (episode 36), DekaBright (ep. 40), and DekaGold (Dekaranger The Movie: Full Blast Action). This series started the tradition of a "passing the torch" segment after the ending credits of the series finale: the red warrior of the series that has just ended interacts with the red warrior of the upcoming series.
Best sentai series ever! I love their uniform design, simple but so modern and also their unique characters and plots! So fun to watch no matter how many times you have done so.
I think the show is awesome the way it's more intense and violent. In some ways it's better then power rangers SPD. I find the whole esper thing with jasmine amazing and umeko hilarious.
Really Full Action...! I think this is what a sentai team should be.. And Ban (DekaRed) is not your everyday red ranger...
Dairanger was the second sentai I watched and one I my all time favorites. Great costumes great action great choreography, what more could you want? This show set the be high when it comes to out of suit fights. It has a Chinese martial arts theme and it's really fun. Only complaints from me are that I think Kiba ranger was not used that well and the ending is a little out there... But that just ads to the fun. Watch it, you won't be disappointed.
This show heavily affected the franchise with making suitless fights even better. Also this is probably some of the best mecha action one can find in a Sentai. There are great characters to follow with both heroes and villains and my goodness the fights are so great!
It's a great show that has a lot of well written characters, some tense drama, makes EVERY member of the team feel important, and Is just a blast to watch and enjoy. The costumes great, mecha great, the villians are creative and fun
Aside from having japanese Bart Simpson for a sixth and a what finale, it's seen as one of the best for a reason.
Kakuranger has characters unlike any other Sentai season. It is comically underrated, and often is overlooked due to the US adaptation being the Alien Rangers, a terrible filler season before Power Rangers Zeo aired. The cinematography is amazing and at times creepy. The charm of it's age serves it well. Whilst there are goofy elements of Kakuranger, it is a solid season with a strong narrative.
Aired in 1994 and had a ninja motif, and a motif loosely based on the classic Journey to the West. As another anniversary series, the crossover Super Sentai World was produced featuring the characters of Fiveman, Jetman, Zyuranger, Dairanger and Kakuranger. Kakuranger also featured the first five-piece secondary robot.
So underrated! This season was so funny, but had an episode or two that made me tear up. The 3rd greatest season of the 1990's (next to Jetman and Megaranger and Zyuranger and Dairanger).
I had watch super Sentai more than I can remember...but the only one that stick to my mind only this and maskman...
It has almost what I look forward to a movie relating to actions: deep and dark. It's "deep and dark" in plot and character. A must-watch movie.
A very dramatic, heavy super sentai, filled nicely with some humor here and there. To be honest I teared up at some touching moments. I rarely felt that in sentai series. Great background music also contributed a lot.
The action is great, mecha fight is good too.
Plus a very clever villain Enter.
Well-rounded series, one of the best!
Watched all the episodes in nearly 2 weeks. Engaging episodes that keep you captivated and wanting more. Based around cyberspace, villain Enter and the rest of the go busters have great character development. A must watch for all!
Ryuuji is definitely one of favorite Blues of all time. His weakness is very unique and different from Hiromu and Yoko's. Beet J. Stag is the funniest character ever and Masato Jin was the perfect example of a great character. The buddyroids had their own focus episodes and were another factor on why I loved this show.
Hiromu's weakness was among another one of the most unique and different things about this show. At first Yoko was a spoil brat I didn't really like but after a few episodes she grows up and matures. The promise from 13 years ago was one of the cutest things in the show and I do not understand how fanfiction isn't flooding with Yoko and Hiromu.
I loved the characters. The plot was honestly one of the best things in the history of Super Sentai; no it was not dark and gritty like people always portray it to be, Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters had funny moments too. Moments that actually made me laugh out loud and have people look at me as if I was insane. The dark ...more
I just started watching Japanese sentai this year but have watched Power Rangers since Mighty Morphin. I skipped seasons after in Space and have watched it sparingly over the years. I would have to say after watching MegaRanger and Starting TimeRanger they are my top two series. I loved Timeforce as well.
Aired in 1997 using electronics and space travel as a motif. Megaranger featured the first silver-colored hero and the evil Nejiranger team who serve as villains for an entire story arc.
Top 5 season right here! Teenagers with attitude and the Silver ranger, A.W.E.S.O.M.E. series!
Not only was every character well written. Megaranger is a fantastic love letter to Hirohisa Soda sentai.
Mele is one hot villainess chick because of her hair! Plus, the story of GekiRed as a wild boy raised by animals, GekiChopper (white ranger) is cool, better than that Power Rangers Jungle Fury garbage and the opening theme makes you catch on FIRE! I always listen to it and great one for sleepovers! Again, the song is so phenomenal because it makes you feel like you can catch on fire! What a spicy theme song! Take that Jungle Fury! :P Gekiranger rocks! :D
They don't stack the mecha gattai... And I like the kageki motif..
You have to watch the entire episodes of this series to know the plot, if you didn't than it wouldn't become clearly enough because the main stories are begin to revealed at the end of the episodes...
Kung Fu themed sentai with awesome music that is inspired by East Asian cultures. The majority of the cast is likable. The main villain himself is a ranger which is always awesome.
Aired in 2007 and used a Chinese martial arts (eventually incorporating Muay Thai and karate in its additional warriors) theme with a wild animal motif. Instead of robots, the mecha of Gekiranger are manifestations of the heroes' qi (�� - , ki? ). Gekiranger is also unique in that the story also focused on the series primary antagonists turned anti-heroes and it introduced the first new colored hero (violet) in ten years.
This is one of the most underrated sentai series. But if you followed the story I bet you'll like it.
All characters have strong personalities and this is the best family team in super sentai (from formation, personalities, relation to the greatest tag team ever).
While the story itself is very epic and worth to wait for every episodes.
And personally I think this is the most realistic sentai. It has no mystic power nor too futuristic gadget and mecha.
Aired in 1999 using an emergency service motif. GoGoFive is the first series since Jetman to only feature five heroes. Additional heroes appear in one of its V-Cinema productions.
GoGoFive is the most realistic theme in super sentai genre.
All the mechas is so awesome and so real.
Even it's power rangers counterpart has great cast and story.
An awesome siblings team ever. The Mecha looks so great and so real. And don't forget they have a bad-ass siblings enemy too.
Tensou Sentai Goseiger was the first Super Sentai series that I ever watched from beginning to end, and it has remained one of my favorites. The series may not be perfect, but it has a TON of heart. The Goseigers themselves are quite likable (and become more so over time), the villain does his job extremely well, the action is great, and it all leads to a very satisfying conclusion. I'd actually recommend this series to anyone looking for a basic introduction to Super Sentai.
Oh, and Gosei Knight is a supreme badass.
The show was great! I like the angel theme, and the most exciting part in here is the final villain who I really didn't expect to be the final one, I like all of the episode of this Super Sentai Series!
Go go megaforce rangers. Goseiger is great megaforce looks like babies on unicorns (good)
All I need to explain it's awesomeness;
Gosh I no mamoru wa tenshi you shime! Tensou Sentai Goseiger!
This show had a great theme (which is Life) the relationship between the heroes and villains were gut wrenching, plus there were so many first like female blue ranger, more rangers added later in the show, animal mech, two robots combine into one. The show was simply groundbreaking
Good effects and is the first sentai that using three machines form a single robot (live robot) also bind the two members and whose midseason form another robot machines, which binds to the "live robot" to form the "super robot live".
Aired in 1988 and featured the first addition of two new team members to a three-person team as well as the first combination of two individual robots into a single powerful robot.
Their costumes are extremely amazing looking. They are also like the predecessors to go onger with their ranger colors and zord formations.
Aired in 2002 and used a ninjutsu motif, taking elements from Kakuranger as well as Liveman. Hurricaneger features the rival Gouraiger team with insect-themed powers, the free agent Shurikenger, and a series of smaller mecha that serve as weapons for the teams' robots.
This series was the first to feature a red member that has NO indoor voice, it was also the one series with it's very own reunion movie
Aired in 2005 uses a magic motif with mecha that are the heroes transformed. Magiranger features an entire family of heroes: the core team are all brothers and sisters, the sixth hero marries one of the core team members, and rarely used seventh and eighth heroes are the parents to the core team.
The themes of courage and family being able to overcome everything are really positive and uplifting, the character development is the best ever due to how any given episode focuses on two characters and the relationship between rather than just one character by themselves, MagiKing is the best main mech, and the story structure is just exquisite; three main arcs, each with several mini-arcs, resulting in the storyline constantly building up, making each episode feel like it matters, and they do. The magic is innovative and creative, leading to unique fight scenes and finishers unlike anything any other sentai has to offer. The villains have a regular changing of the guard, keeping things fresh throughout the show's run, and the Infershia Pantheon is absolutely awe-inspiring, each member well fleshed out despite only arriving in the last third of the show.
Magiranger has all super sentai must have. From gadgets, weapons, mechas, etc to the greatest extra warriors ever. I think megarangers themself can fight all super sentai, cause they can size up themselves (It's more easy way than you must control your robot with tools).
Magiranger has a lot of commons with it's predecessors. First the cape, second the color theme and third are family matters.
And overall I like the concept to use magic. Never been done before.
This is my only one favourite Super Sentai series. It's wonderful and fantastic! Engine Sentai Go-Onger featured the amazing friendship through challenging and miserable adventures between seven members. Especially, the family love of brother and younger sister, it contributed to inspire other members and also the audience. This series transmitted feelings and mood to the audience successfully, so you can feel the warm and comfortable family love, trust power of partners, the reckless for justice, the pure and innocent one-side love. I really recommend you to watch it. Thank you!
Aired in 2008, featuring an ecological theme: the antagonists are seeking to pollute the Earth. It also features the first female additional hero who joins with a male additional hero, bringing the team size to seven regular members, and the first twelve-piece combining robot. Go-onger was also the first Super Sentai Series to have its theme song single reach the top-ten of the Oricon Weekly charts at #4, after selling 22,000 records in its first week of being released and the theatrical release of its VS Series entry Engine Sentai Go-onger vs. Gekiranger to commemorate the 15th entry of the VS Series.
You are introduced to three of the Go-ongers at start, but not learning their back stories nor how they became Rangers until later. Sosuke is very likable, having the personality of a hero and naturally talented whilst lacking skill. Gunpei (Who after introduced soon becomes Go-Onger Black) is a great parallel to him, as he is an ex-Detective with much more skill in combat but lacking Leadership skills. Hant, the teams runt, so to speak, Is likable and has a 'fiery heart'.
The other two characters are great support for Sosuke, and likable, although not as dynamic as the other three mentioned. Eventually two more are added to the team, beings titled as Silver and Gold.
Although Talking Cars are corny, this series is awesome and keeps its 'drive'. Not to mention its crossover with Samurai Sentai Shinkenger is great!
So great! I really like this show, especially the character of Sosuke Esumi, he's so funny and energetic, I believed the viewers like that kind of character, and in additional to Hanto and Go-On Yellow, the show is so great!
Aired in 1985 and featured a motif based on legendary creatures in European traditions. Changeman was the first series to feature a team cannon formed from the five team members' individual weapons.
In my opinion the best Super Sentai show of the 80s, even though it didn't advertise much with the toys but it does heavy on story.
The king of Super Sentai in Brazil.
One reason I don't like MMPR is because Zyuranger, the source series, is only liked for being adapted. MMPR kind of sucks in my opinion, and Zyuranger is more interesting. Zyurangers weren't in high school, MMPR was high school. TigerRanger was male, MMPR Yellow was female (RIP), Burai was a pretty average character, Tommy was really overrated. Mei was averagely liked, Kimberly was WAY WAY MORE overrated than Tommy, at least 100x more, although after that Dear John letter, it feels like she's kicked Tommy to the curb. Mei hardly knew Burai, so there's something. in my opinion, all in all, MMPR is in the bottom tier in my PR ranks, Zyuranger is at the top tier in my SS ranks.
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It has all the Super Sentai rangers, what more do we fans want? All characters are fun and entertaining. The theme songs makes me want to hear it all day long. Suits are unique, and the ability to henshin into any team, that's sweet.
Aired in 1992 and used dinosaurs (and other extinct megafauna) as a motif. Zyuranger was later adapted into Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for American audiences, beginning the Power Rangers franchise.
The character very sweet if they're smile. And then very cool character, funny ending, and then I like Bandora's song, so funny. And make me cry and smile. And I like dragonranger (green) and mammothranger (black) they're handsome...
Very unique compared to the other series on this list. The monsters are unique and this season is very well casted. Easily my favourite season. Should be higher on the list!
Such a unique concept having police vs thief! top tier storyline in sentai series in my opinion.
One of the best
Aired in 1990 and featured both an antagonistic team of villainous counterparts and a team power upgrade armor.
Story line is very unique. Also showed weaknesses in their characters making the series very realistic. Great storyline
Possibly the last super sentai show to have enemy fighter planes in it until Ohranger, then Go-Onger.
Battle Fever J is the best show you never watched. Every season has it's own shtick; Zyuranger was dinosaurs, Gokaiger was pirates, and so on and so forth. Being the child of 1978, Battle Fever J was about ethnic stereotypes and disco.
Five super-agents are recruited, and I am quoting this show directly, "for their mastery of different types of dancing", to fight against a terrorist organization. Though all of the characters have Japanese names and are played by Japanese actors, they represent different countries; Japan, America, etc.
The real treat of this show are the fight scenes, wherein the heroes will dance-battle their way through waves of masked henchman with their nationally assigned kung fu breakdancing skills. Battle France, who fights with Flamenco Dancing! Battle Kenya, who fights with Racially Insensitive Dancing! Battle United Soviet Socialist Republics, who fights with the power of Cossack Dancing!
On top of having the single goofiest possible premise, the ...more
Battle Fever as shown in it's entirety, fully subtitled in Hawaii, and as such has a special place in the hearts of Hawaii kids of that generation. Before Toei counted GoRanger and JAKQ, BFJ was regarded as the first Super Sentai, and it still has that classic aire about it. The theme was of foreign exchange/cooperation (with each member having spent time training in a foreign country).
It had it's silly side, but it also had many serious episodes. Particularly the death of Battle Cossack was tragic, poignant and well played. Other episodes had friends that were corrupted and could not be redeemed and had to be killed. Many episodes involved the corruption of moral character, and the degredation of society.
Many people don't care for the costume designs, like France having a chomage or a sphnix head on cossack. Miss America was particularly disliked, but really she was based on the Marvel's Miss America character of the same name and actually really resembles her. ...more
Aired in 1979 and featured an international group of characters. This series was the first to be produced by Marvel Comics after Toei and Marvel worked together on Spider-Man and featured characters resembling Captain America and Miss America. Battle Fever J also featured the first giant robot, an idea carried over from the Spider-Man production. From then on, the series' official name came to be Super Sentai.
Aired in 2006 using adventure and treasure hunting as themes and automobiles as a motif. It is the first series to be filmed in high-definition. As the 30th Anniversary series, it included the 30 Sentai Encyclopedia featurettes at the end of each episode and the GoGo Sentai Boukenger vs. Super Sentai V-Cinema release. Unlike previous series, Boukenger featured multiple groups of loosely allied antagonists instead of one overarching antagonist group.
Boukenger managed to do what a good Sentai series should do- create a plot and characters which are interesting and make you invested in them. Between a BoukenBlue who is a reformed Spy, a Bouken Black who is a vessel for dark energy, a Bouken Silver who was the lovechild of a forbidden romance and is both monster hunter and part vampire and a Bouken Yellow who is the hibernating descendant of an ancient and all powerful race on top of the other Sentais; the cast of heroes have some fantastic stories.
The villains are equally interesting, all 4 camps of them, and all with different goals, despite sometimes co-operating.
These are matched by a plot which both intelligently progresses and keeps you guessing while constantly dangling vague clues in front of you about one mystery or another that is unraveling during the series.
While a slow starter; Boukenger is a series that within a few episodes, has you completely hooked and waiting for the next one.
Many things I like from this series, like the soundtrack, the cast of the characters, the plot of the stories, the solidarity of the team though sometimes they quarelled but they can make the story more interesting with their conflict...
Epic Stories of the team cooperation in how to safe the things called 'Precious' that can be abused if it fall to the wrong hand...
The Cast of the Team are very Awesome...! I Like them all!
You gotta try to watch this series because this series make even when you finished watching the entire series you still wanna to rewatch it...
Aired in 1980 and was the first series completely produced by Toei. It is the first series to have a transforming giant robot and utilize an actual lens visor in the suits' helmet (unlike previous series where the visor was made of the same fiber of the helmet)
Green lantern power
The villains in this series are on of the best Super Sentai has to offer. Even if the heros themselves aren't your thing, give the villains a chance.
WHY IS THIS SO LOW? ToQGer is a masterpiece. At the beginning, it may be childish, but it is part of the plot. The characters are awesome, the bad guys awesome, music awesome. This makes you laugh, cry and jump out of your chair. Please, watch ToQGer, because is beautiful.
Best series with original concepts and great characters. Has a lot to offer the imagination.
Aired in 2014. It features a train motif.
Extremely underrated Super Sentai. One of the highest rated Sentai in the 90's, has an amazing arc with Bull Black, a great cast of main characters, and a good central villain. I will say this the generals are alright, but they could be better Sambash is my favorite by far.
Aired in 1998 featured a classical elements motif as well as two additional combining robots in addition to the primary robot used by the Gingamen.