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Super Sentai (Japanese: スーパー戦隊シリーズ, Hepburn: Sūpā Sentai Shirīzu, translated as "Super Squadron Series") is a Japanese superhero team metaseries and media franchise consisting of television series and films produced by Toei Company, and Bandai, and aired by TV Asahi ("Sentai" is the Japanese word for "task force" or "fighting squadron"). The shows are of the tokusatsu genre, featuring live action characters and colorful special effects, and are aimed at children. Super Sentai airs alongside the Kamen Rider series in the Super Hero Time programming block on Sunday mornings. In North America, the Super Sentai series is best known as the source material for the Power Rangers series.
|Created by||Shotaro Ishinomori|
|Original work||Himitsu Sentai Gorenger|
|Films and television|
|Television series||See below|
|Video game(s)||Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O|
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In every Super Sentai series, the protagonists are a team of people who – using wrist-worn or hand-held devices – transform into superheroes and gain superpowers – color-coded uniforms, signature weapons, sidearms, and fighting skills – to battle a group of otherworldly supervillains that threaten to take over the Earth. In a typical episode, the heroes thwart the enemies' plans and defeat an army of enemy soldiers and the monster of the week before an enlarged version of the monster confronts them, only to be defeated again when the heroes fight it with their mecha. Each Sentai series is set in its own unique fictional universe; various TV, video, and film specials feature a team-up between one or more teams.
Super Sentai seriesEdit
The first two Super Sentai series were created by Shotaro Ishinomori, then known for the 1971–1973 Kamen Rider TV series and the long-running manga Cyborg 009. He developed Himitsu Sentai Gorenger, which ran from 1975 to 1977, and J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai, released in 1977. Toei Company put the franchise on hiatus in 1978, collaborating with Marvel Comics to produce a live-action Spider-Man series, which added giant robots to the concept of tokusatsu shows. The giant robot concept was carried over to Toei and Marvel's next show, Battle Fever J, released in 1979, and was then used throughout the Super Sentai series.
In 1993, American production company Saban Entertainment adapted 1992's Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger into Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for the Fox Kids programming block, combining the original Japanese action footage with new footage featuring American actors for the story sequences. Since then, nearly every Super Sentai series that followed became a new season of Power Rangers. Some countries, such as France, Brazil, Thailand, and the Philippines, switched from broadcasting Super Sentai to Power Rangers. In 2002, Saban sold the Power Rangers franchise to Disney's Buena Vista division, who owned it until 2010, broadcasting Power Rangers on ABC Kids, ABC Family, Jetix, and Toon Disney. On 12 May 2010, Saban bought the franchise back from Disney, moving the show to the Nickelodeon network for 2011 with Power Rangers Samurai. On 1 May 2018, toy company Hasbro announced they had acquired the Power Rangers franchise from Saban Capital Group for $522 million.
Power Rangers Dino Force BraveEdit
Power Rangers Dino Force Brave is a 2017 South Korean tokusatsu television show produced by Daewon Media, the same company which distributes the Super Sentai series in South Korea under the "Power Rangers" label. It serves as a sequel to the 2013 Super Sentai series Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger.
The following is a list of the Super Sentai series and their years of broadcast:
|No.||Title||Episodes||Originally aired||Power Rangers adaptation||Korean Power Rangers title||Notes|
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||Himitsu Sentai Gorenger||84||April 5, 1975||March 26, 1977||—||—||
|2||J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai||35||April 9, 1977||December 24, 1977||
|3||Battle Fever J||52||February 3, 1979||January 26, 1980||
|4||Denshi Sentai Denjiman||51||February 2, 1980||January 31, 1981||
|5||Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan||50||February 7, 1981||January 30, 1982||
|6||Dai Sentai Goggle-V||50||February 6, 1982||January 20, 1983|
|7||Kagaku Sentai Dynaman||51||February 5, 1983||January 28, 1984|
|8||Choudenshi Bioman||51||February 4, 1984||January 26, 1985||
|9||Dengeki Sentai Changeman||55||February 2, 1985||February 22, 1986||
|10||Choushinsei Flashman||50||March 1, 1986||February 21, 1987||
|11||Hikari Sentai Maskman||51||February 28, 1987||February 20, 1988||
|12||Choujuu Sentai Liveman||49||February 27, 1988||February 18, 1989||
|13||Kousoku Sentai Turboranger||50 + 1 sp.||March 4, 1989||February 23, 1990|
|14||Chikyu Sentai Fiveman||48||March 2, 1990||February 8, 1991||
|15||Chōjin Sentai Jetman||51||February 15, 1991||February 14, 1992||
|16||Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger||50||February 21, 1992||February 12, 1993||Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
|17||Gosei Sentai Dairanger||50||February 19, 1993||February 11, 1994||Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Season 2)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
|18||Ninja Sentai Kakuranger||53||February 18, 1994||February 24, 1995||Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Season 3)
Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
|19||Chouriki Sentai Ohranger||48||March 3, 1995||February 23, 1996||Power Rangers Zeo||
|20||Gekisou Sentai Carranger||48||March 1, 1996||February 7, 1997||Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
Power Rangers Turbo
|21||Denji Sentai Megaranger||51||February 14, 1997||February 15, 1998||Power Rangers in Space||
|22||Seijuu Sentai Gingaman||50||February 22, 1998||February 14, 1999||Power Rangers Lost Galaxy|
|23||Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive||50||February 21, 1999||February 6, 2000||Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue||
|24||Mirai Sentai Timeranger||50 + 1 sp.||February 13, 2000||February 4, 2001||Power Rangers Time Force||
|25||Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger||51||February 18, 2001||February 10, 2002||Power Rangers Wild Force||Power Rangers Jungle Force||
|26||Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger||51||February 17, 2002||February 9, 2003||Power Rangers Ninja Storm||—||
|27||Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger||50||February 16, 2003||February 8, 2004||Power Rangers Dino Thunder||Power Rangers Dino Thunder|
|28||Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger||50||February 15, 2004||February 6, 2005||Power Rangers S.P.D.||Power Rangers S.P.D.||
|29||Mahō Sentai Magiranger||49||February 13, 2005||February 12, 2006||Power Rangers Mystic Force||Power Rangers Magic Force|
|30||GoGo Sentai Boukenger||49||February 19, 2006||February 11, 2007||Power Rangers Operation Overdrive||Power Rangers Treasure Force|
|31||Juken Sentai Gekiranger||49||February 18, 2007||February 10, 2008||Power Rangers Jungle Fury||Power Rangers Wild Spirits||
|32||Engine Sentai Go-onger||50||February 17, 2008||February 8, 2009||Power Rangers RPM||Power Rangers Engine Force||
|33||Samurai Sentai Shinkenger||49||February 15, 2009||February 7, 2010||Power Rangers Samurai;
Power Rangers Super Samurai
|34||Tensou Sentai Goseiger||50||February 14, 2010||February 6, 2011||Power Rangers Megaforce||Power Rangers Miracle Force||
|35||Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger||51||February 13, 2011||February 19, 2012||Power Rangers Super Megaforce||Power Rangers Captain Force||
|36||Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters||50||February 26, 2012||February 10, 2013||Power Rangers Beast Morphers||Power Rangers Go-Busters||
|37||Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger||48||February 17, 2013||February 9, 2014||Power Rangers Dino Charge;
Power Rangers Dino Super Charge
|Power Rangers Dino Force||
|38||Ressha Sentai ToQger||47||February 16, 2014||February 15, 2015||—||Power Rangers Train Force|
|39||Shuriken Sentai Ninninger||47||February 22, 2015||February 7, 2016||Power Rangers Ninja Steel;
Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel
|Power Rangers Ninja Force||
|40||Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger||48||February 14, 2016||February 5, 2017||—||Power Rangers Animal Force||
|41||Uchu Sentai Kyuranger||48||February 12, 2017||February 4, 2018||Power Rangers Cosmic Fury||Power Rangers Galaxy Force||
|42||Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger||51||February 11, 2018||February 10, 2019||—||Power Rangers Lupin Force vs Patrol Force||
|43||Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger||48||March 17, 2019||March 1, 2020||Power Rangers Dino Fury||Power Rangers Dino Soul|
|44||Mashin Sentai Kiramager||45 + 5 sp.||March 8, 2020||February 28, 2021||—||—||
|45||Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger||49||March 7, 2021||February 27, 2022||Power Rangers Zenkaiger||
|46||Avataro Sentai Donbrothers||TBA||March 6, 2022||2023||Power Rangers Donbrothers||
|47||Ohsama Sentai King-ohger||TBA||2023||2024|
|No.||Title||Episodes||Originally aired||Power Rangers adaptation||Korean Power Rangers title||Notes|
|First aired||Last aired|
|—||Super Sentai Strongest Battle||4||February 17, 2019||March 10, 2019||—||—||
- 1975: Himitsu Sentai Gorenger (Movie version of episode 6)
- 1975: Himitsu Sentai Gorenger: The Blue Fortress (Movie version of episode 15)
- 1976: Himitsu Sentai Gorenger: The Red Death Match (Movie version of episode 36)
- 1976: Himitsu Sentai Gorenger: The Bomb Hurricane
- 1976: Himitsu Sentai Gorenger: Fire Mountain's Final Explosion (Movie version of episode 54)
- 1977: J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai (Movie version of episode 7)
- 1978: J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai vs. Gorenger
- 1979: Battle Fever J (Movie version of episode 5)
- 1980: Denshi Sentai Denjiman
- 1981: Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan
- 1982: Dai Sentai Goggle-V
- 1983: Kagaku Sentai Dynaman
- 1984: Choudenshi Bioman
- 1985: Dengeki Sentai Changeman
- 1985: Dengeki Sentai Changeman: Shuttle Base! Crisis!
- 1986: Choushinsei Flashman
- 1987: Choushinsei Flashman: Big Rally! Titan Boy!! (Movie version of episodes 15–18)
- 1987: Hikari Sentai Maskman
- 1989: Kousoku Sentai Turboranger
- 1993: Gosei Sentai Dairanger
- 1994: Ninja Sentai Kakuranger
- 1994: Super Sentai World
- 1994: Toei Hero Daishugō
- 1995: Chouriki Sentai Ohranger
- 2001: Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger: The Fire Mountain Roars
- 2002: Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger: Shushutto The Movie
- 2003: Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger DELUXE: Abare Summer is Freezing Cold!
- 2004: Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger The Movie: Full Blast Action
- 2005: Mahō Sentai Magiranger The Movie: Bride of Infershia ~Maagi Magi Giruma Jinga~
- 2006: GoGo Sentai Boukenger The Movie: The Greatest Precious
- 2007: Juken Sentai Gekiranger: Nei-Nei! Hou-Hou! Hong Kong Decisive Battle
- 2008: Engine Sentai Go-onger: Boom Boom! Bang Bang! GekijōBang!!
- 2009: Engine Sentai Go-onger vs. Gekiranger
- 2009: Samurai Sentai Shinkenger the Movie: The Fateful War
- 2010: Samurai Sentai Shinkenger vs. Go-onger: GinmakuBang!!
- 2010: Tensou Sentai Goseiger: Epic on the Movie
- 2011: Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs. Shinkenger: Epic on Ginmaku
- 2011: Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle
- 2011: Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger the Movie: The Flying Ghost Ship
- 2012: Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie
- 2012: Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen
- 2012: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters the Movie: Protect the Tokyo Enetower!
- 2013: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: The Movie
- 2013: Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z
- 2013: Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger: Gaburincho of Music
- 2014: Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters: The Great Dinosaur Battle! Farewell Our Eternal Friends
- 2014: Heisei Riders vs. Shōwa Riders: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai
- 2014: Ressha Sentai ToQger the Movie: Galaxy Line S.O.S.
- 2015: Ressha Sentai ToQger vs. Kyoryuger: The Movie
- 2015: Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3
- 2015: Shuriken Sentai Ninninger the Movie: The Dinosaur Lord's Splendid Ninja Scroll!
- 2016: Shuriken Sentai Ninninger vs. ToQger the Movie: Ninja in Wonderland
- 2016: Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger the Movie: The Exciting Circus Panic!
- 2017: Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger vs. Ninninger the Movie: Super Sentai's Message from the Future
- 2017: Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Ultra Super Hero Taisen
- 2017: Uchu Sentai Kyuranger the Movie: Gase Indaver Strikes Back
- 2018: Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger en Film
- 2019: Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger the Movie: Time Slip! Dinosaur Panic
- 2020: Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger
- 2020: Mashin Sentai Kiramager: Episode Zero
- 2021: Mashin Sentai Kiramager The Movie: Bee-Bop Dream
- 2021: Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger The Movie: Red Battle! All Sentai Rally!!
- 2021: Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger Special Chapter: Memory of Soulmates
- 2021: Saber + Zenkaiger: Superhero Senki
- 2022: Avataro Sentai Donbrothers The Movie: New First Love Hero
- 1996: Chōriki Sentai Ohranger: Ohré vs. Kakuranger
- 1997: Gekisou Sentai Carranger vs. Ohranger
- 1998: Denji Sentai Megaranger vs. Carranger
- 1999: Seijuu Sentai Gingaman vs. Megaranger
- 1999: Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive: Sudden Shock! A New Warrior!
- 2000: Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive vs. Gingaman
- 2001: Mirai Sentai Timeranger vs. GoGoFive
- 2001: Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai
- 2003: Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger
- 2004: Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger vs. Hurricaneger
- 2005: Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger vs. Abaranger
- 2006: Mahō Sentai Magiranger vs. Dekaranger
- 2007: GoGo Sentai Boukenger vs. Super Sentai
- 2008: Juken Sentai Gekiranger vs. Boukenger
- 2010: Samurai Sentai Shinkenger Returns
- 2011: Tensou Sentai Goseiger Returns
- 2013: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Returns vs. Dōbutsu Sentai Go-Busters
- 2013: Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger: 10 Years After
- 2014: Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger: 100 Years After
- 2015: Ressha Sentai ToQger Returns
- 2015: Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger: 10 Years After
- 2016: Shuriken Sentai Ninninger Returns
- 2017: Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger Returns: Give Me Your Life! Earth Champion Tournament
- 2017: Space Squad: Uchuu Keiji Gavan vs. Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger
- 2017: Uchu Sentai Kyuranger: Episode of Stinger
- 2018: Uchu Sentai Kyuranger vs. Space Squad
- 2018: Engine Sentai Go-Onger: 10 Years Grand Prix
- 2019: Lupinranger VS Patranger VS Kyuranger
- 2021: Kiramager VS Ryusoulger The Movie
- 2021: Kaizoku Sentai: Ten Gokaiger
- 2022: Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger vs. Kiramager vs. Senpaiger
- 2023: Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger Degozaru! Shushuuto 20th Anniversary
- 2023: Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger 20th: The Unforgivable Abare
Televi Magazine releasesEdit
The following releases were on Super Video or Special DVD bundled with special issues of Kodansha's Televi Magazine:
- 1992: Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger Dino Video
- 1994: Ninja Sentai Kakuranger Super Video: The Hidden Scroll
- 1995: Chōriki Sentai Ohranger Member Notebook
- 1996: Gekisou Sentai Carranger Super Video
- 1997: Denji Sentai Megaranger Super Video: You Can Be One Too! A Mega Hero
- 1998: Seijuu Sentai Gingaman Super Video: The Secret Fruit of Wisdom
- 1999: Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive: Five Lessons of Rescue Spirits
- 2000: Mirai Sentai Timeranger Super Video: All the Strongest Hero Secrets
- 2001: Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger Super Video: Showdown! Gaoranger vs. GaoSilver
- 2002: Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger Super Video: Super Ninja vs Super Kuroko
- 2003: Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger Super Video: All Bakuryuu Roaring Laughter Battle
- 2004: Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger Super Video: Super-Special Technique Showdown! DekaRed vs. DekaBreak
- 2005: Mahō Sentai Magiranger Special DVD: Great Presentation! The Super Magic of the Gold Grip Phone ~Goru Gooru Goo Goo~
- 2007: Juken Sentai Gekiranger Special DVD: Gyun-Gyun! Fist Sage Great Athletic Meet
- 2008: Engine Sentai Go-Onger Special DVD: It's a Seminar! Everyone GO-ON!!
- 2009: Samurai Sentai Shinkenger Special DVD: The Light Samurai's Surprise Transformation
- 2010: Tensou Sentai Goseiger Special DVD: Gotcha☆Miracle! Total Gathering Collection
- 2011: Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Special DVD: Let's Do This Goldenly! Roughly! 36 Round Gokai Change!!
- 2012: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs. Beet Buster vs. J
- 2013: Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger: It's Here! Armed On Midsummer Festival!!
- 2014: Ressha Sentai ToQger: Farewell, Ticket! The Wasteland Super ToQ Battle!
- 2015: Shuriken Sentai Ninninger: Aka Ninger vs. Star Ninger Hundred Nin Battle!
- 2018: Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger: Girlfriends Army
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Although the Super Sentai series originated in Japan, various Sentai series have been imported and dubbed in other languages for broadcast in several other countries.
Bioman, Flashman, Maskman, Liveman, Turboranger, Fiveman, and Jetman were broadcast in France in the 1980s and early 1990s, with Maskman and Liveman marketed as Bioman 2 and Bioman 3, respectively. Additionally, Liveman, Turboranger, Fiveman and Jetman were broadcast in Spain and Portugal. Denjiman and Goggle-V were broadcast in Italy. In addition, some episodes of Bioman and Turboranger were released on VHS in Greece. In 1985, Bioman became the first Super Sentai series to be aired in the United Kingdom. By the early 1990s, the Sentai broadcasts were replaced by Power Rangers.
Super Sentai has been broadcast in South Korea, dubbed in Korean. The first such series was Choushinsei Flashman which aired as Jigu Bangwidae Flash Man (Earth Defence Squadron Flashman), released in video format in 1989 by the Daeyung Panda video company; this was followed by Hikari Sentai Maskman and Chodenshi Bioman. Throughout the 1990s, Dai Sentai Goggle Five, Dengeki Sentai Changeman, Choujuu Sentai Liveman, and Kousoku Sentai Turboranger were also released in video format. In the 2000s and early 2010s, Tooniverse (formerly Orion Cartoon Network), JEI-TV (Jaeneung Television), Champ TV/Anione TV (Daewon Broadcasting), Cartoon Network South Korea, and Nickelodeon South Korea have broadcast Super Sentai series a year following their original Japanese broadcast, but have changed the titles to "Power Rangers". Recently,[when?] there have been broadcasts of Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger, Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger, Mahō Sentai Magiranger, GoGo Sentai Boukenger, Juken Sentai Gekiranger, Engine Sentai Go-onger, Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger, Tensou Sentai Goseiger, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, Ressha Sentai ToQger, Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger, Uchu Sentai Kyuranger, Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger, Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger, Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger and Avataro Sentai Donbrothers under the titles of Power Rangers Dino Thunder, Power Rangers S.P.D., Power Rangers Magic Force, Power Rangers Treasure Force, Power Rangers Wild Spirits, Power Rangers Engine Force, Power Rangers Jungle Force, Power Rangers Miracle Force, Power Rangers Captain Force, Power Rangers Go-Busters, Power Rangers Dino Force, Power Rangers Train Force, Power Rangers Ninja Force, Power Rangers Animal Force, Power Rangers Galaxy Force, Power Rangers Dino Soul Power Rangers Lupin Force VS Patrol Force, Power Rangers Zenkaiger and Power Rangers Donbrothers , respectively.[original research?] Furthermore, Power Rangers Dino Force has the South Korea-exclusive sequel called Power Rangers Dino Force Brave. Currently South Korea is re airing Power Rangers Animal Force and airing Power Rangers Donbrothers.
Choushinsei Flashman and Choujuu Sentai Liveman were broadcast in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru in the early 1990s, and as reruns in the early 2000s. Flashman arrived with Spanish dubbing done in Brazil and Liveman in Venezuela.
Dengeki Sentai Changeman, Flashman, Maskman and Goggle V were broadcast in Brazil. The first season to air was Changeman in 1988, on TV Manchete (now RedeTV), and caused a tremendous impact in its time, considered a cult classic.[original research?]
In the early 1990s, the Sentai broadcasts in Latin America were replaced by Power Rangers.
After Honolulu's KIKU-TV had success with Android Kikaider (marketed as Kikaida) and Kamen Rider V3 in the 1970s, multiple Super Sentai series, including Himitsu Sentai Gorenger and Battle Fever J, were brought to the Hawaiian market, broadcast in Japanese with English subtitles by JN Productions. In 1985, Marvel Comics produced a pilot for an American adaptation of Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan, but the show was rejected by the major US TV networks. In 1986, Saban Productions produced a pilot for an American adaptation of Choudenshi Bioman titled Bio Man. In 1987, some episodes of Kagaku Sentai Dynaman were dubbed and aired as a parody on the USA Network television show Night Flight. Starting in 1993, footage from Super Sentai was extensively used in the American-produced Power Rangers franchise.
On 25 July 2014, Shout! Factory announced that they would release Zyuranger on DVD in the United States. Since then, Shout! has been the official distributor of Super Sentai DVDs in North America, and as of 2019 has released all subsequent series up to Hurricaneger, plus Jetman. After Jetman, a release was announced of the series Fiveman, but was put on hiatus due to Hasbro's acquisition of the Power Rangers franchise. In June 2022, it was announced they would resume production/distribution of Super Sentai DVD sets in North America, beginning with Fiveman.
|Fiscal period||Net sales||Notes||Ref|
|April 2002 to December 2005||¥108.9 billion||Bandai sales|||
|April 2006 to March 2007||¥10.1 billion||Toy sales|||
|April 2007 to March 2012||¥102.4 billion|||
|April 2002 to March 2012||¥221.4 billion ($2,775 million)|
|April 2012 to March 2013||¥20.8 billion ($261 million)|||
|April 2013 to March 2014||¥25.3 billion ($259 million)|||
|April 2014 to December 2020||¥103.3 billion ($1,002 million)|||
|April 2002 to December 2020||¥370.8 billion ($4.298 billion)|
|2003 to 2014||¥204.02 billion+ ($2.349 billion+)|
|1993 to 1999||$6 billion|||
|1993 to 2018||$8.722 billion+|
Parody and homageEdit
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The Super Sentai Series has been parodied and emulated in various ways throughout the world. The term "Sentai" is also occasionally used to describe shows with premises like the Super Sentai Series.
Jushi Sentai France Five (later known as Shin Kenjushi France Five) is a French online mini-series that was released in six installments from 2000 to 2013. The series was so popular in Japan that Akira Kushida recorded its second opening theme.
Legendary Armor Samurai TroopersEdit
Known as Ronin Warriors in the English dub, this anime involved five young warriors each in possession of mystical armor and weapons which allowed them to transform into more powerful forms in the manner of Super Sentai.
The fourth entry of the Digimon anime involved five young kids (eventually six) to gain Digivices known as D-tectors which contained the spirits of ancient heroes known as the Ten Legendary Warriors that allowed them to transform into Digimon forms to fight off monsters in a manner reminiscent of Super Sentai.
The Jeanne d'Arc PSP game made by Level 5 which depicts the title character (voiced by Kari Wahlgren) in a fantasy universe based on the historical story has her and certain others with the power to transform into armored warriors akin to Super Sentai.
As part of the Omoikkiri Ii!! TV television program, a series of features was produced on various spas and onsen around Japan titled Bihada Sentai Sparanger (美肌泉隊ＳＰＡレンジャー, Bihada Sentai Suparenjā, Handsome Muscle Spring Corps Sparanger). This featured tokusatsu and drama actors Takashi Hagino (Changéríon of Choukou Senshi Changéríon and Kamen Rider Ouja of Kamen Rider Ryuki) as Spa Red (ＳＰＡレッド, Supa Reddo), Kento Handa (Kamen Rider Faiz of Kamen Rider 555) as Spa Blue (ＳＰＡブルー, Supa Burū), Kengo Ohkuchi (Emperor Z of Ressha Sentai ToQger) as Spa Green (ＳＰＡグリーン, Supa Gurīn), Masashi Mikami (Bouken Blue in GoGo Sentai Boukenger) as Spa Yellow (ＳＰＡイエロー, Supa Ierō), and Kohei Murakami (Kamen Rider Kaixa in Kamen Rider 555) as Spa Murasaki (ＳＰＡムラサキ（紫）, Supa Murasaki, "purple" or "violet" in Japanese, a running joke would involve people referring to him as Spa Purple).
In 2013, Gainax produced EA's Rock (エアーズロック, Eāzu Rokku), a 13-episode miniseries of live-action shorts which parodied the Super Sentai Series. The series' characters are all former members of a fighting group called Sensation Warriors Gokan Five (感覚戦士ゴカンファイブ, Kankaku Senshi Gokan Faibu, "gokan" is Japanese for the "five senses"). EA's Rock is broadcast on the Tōmeihan Net 6 Japanese Association of Independent Television Stations as well as Nico Nico Douga.
Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger (非公認戦隊アキバレンジャー, Hikōnin Sentai Akibarenjā) is a Toei-produced parody series that premiered in April 2012 on BS Asahi and Tokyo MX. Akibaranger is made for adult fans who were fans of the Super Sentai Series as children. The story features three otaku who live in the Akihabara district of Tokyo who receive technology from a scientist to fight an evil threat that at first only exists in their delusions, but eventually starts materializing itself in the real world. Like Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, Akibaranger features guest appearances by veteran Super Sentai actors (as themselves rather than their characters), and voice actors and musicians who have worked in anime and tokusatsu. A second season aired in April 2013.
The manga/anime franchise Bleach has referenced Super Sentai twice. First with Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck and her Fracción (Dondochakka Birstanne, Pesche Guatiche, and Bawabawa) taking Sentai poses and introductions when they first encounter the protagonists in Hueco Mundo. The second is when Kisuke Urahara establishes the team of Karakura Raizer (lead by Kon) to protect Karakura Town in the heroes' absence, with their powers and introductions clearly inspired from Super Sentai teams.
Love After World DominationEdit
The manga/anime series Love After World Domination is a satire on the Super Sentai genre, with a team of multi-color heroes who can don spandex power suits to fight against an organization bent on world domination.
The anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS (2017) pays homage to the Super Sentai series, with the character Shima occasionally performing Sentai moves. The English dub adds a joke referring to a Sentai move as "the dab", referencing how the dab dance move in 2010s American popular culture has a striking resemblance to Sentai moves that have appeared in the Super Sentai series since the 1970s (and the localised Power Rangers series since the 1990s).
Germa 66's Vinsmoke commanders bear a resemblance to Super Sentai series, as they bear similar color-coded designs and epithets: Reiju is "Poison Pink", Ichiji "Sparking Red", Niji "Electric Blue", Yonji "Winch Green", and Sanji "Stealth Black". These colors are also prominently incorporated into their clothing and hair color (except for Sanji).
The clone soldiers used by the Germa likewise resemble the various foot soldiers used by the villains in Sentai series.
The Pretty Cure franchise largely resembles Super Sentai as a tokusatsu-style magical girl series with varying teams of girls over the years, as well as the fact that it is long-aired alongside Super Sentai on TV on Sunday mornings.
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