It's super hero time!!!!!! Once again rise by unknown power of good, a five (or more) teenages (in Japan) choose to sacrifice their live and wear a costume of magic, to be come .... the Super Sentai.
2011 is a year more to celebrated for Super Sentai fans, the new issue, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger will celebrated as 35th edition of the series, right from Goranger in 1977 till now. It's older than me, and supposed to be... older than anyone interested to read this post (LOL).
I am going to compiled my personal Super Sentai List... a big project biting my office hours ..!
Top 10 Favorite Super Sentai:
1. GoGo Sentai Boukenger - this is a new millenium Sentai series, using latest digital 3D rendering to capture the best imagination. But what made this one my overall favorite sentai series are:
a. story line : about adventurer trying to collect precious (artifact) similar in Indiana Jones-style
b. excellent characterization : all five members are well written with excellent background story
c. enemy design : perhaps the first and only sentai to have more than one group of enemy party
d. casting : Haruka Suenaga, Chise Nakamura... !
e. others : excellent basecamp design, I love the interior. Footage of previous sentai in the end of episode.
2. Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger - two series before Boukenger, the series is top for its uniques:
a. story line : adapting space police theme, simple and straightforward per episode story
b. characterization : one of most memorable and complete characterization for all members
c. enemy design : most unique, using independent enemy per episode but also one "ultimate nemesis"
3. Dai Sentai Goggle-V - prototype for SE Asian sentai lover. the story is classic and simple to understand for kid! Classic series with memorable character
4. Mahou Sentai Magiranger - has excellent storyline through the series. a complex series not exactly can be understood well without watching the whole series.
5. Gekisou Sentai Carranger - are you kidding? no, if you're watching super sentai in your adult form, you are actually looking for a parody, and Carranger is the best super sentai to entertaint you. And notable female cast (!)
6. Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman - classic sentai that more advance than Google V. memorable family theme
7. Chōjin Sentai Jetman - best of sentai adopting more mature theme, classic excellent design as well.
8. Choudenshi Bioman - perhaps most popular sentai worldwide, so breakthrough in design for the 80s
9. Hikari Sentai Maskman - best robotic design of the classic sentai that make all children cried for it
10. Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger - a breakthrough series, imported to US, nice story and new sixth member
Top 10 Favorite Sentai Costume (and Helmet)
mostly from the 80s but Dekaranger win in overall design:
10. Google V
mostly because I forget the old sentai series, and not watching in detail for all series
3. Google V
Favorite Red Male character and casting:
1. Google Red
2. Boukenger Red
3. Deka red
4. Red Carranger
5. Five Red
Favorite Female character and casting:
do yu really need recomendation?
1. Jasmine - Deka Yellow
2. Sakura - Boukenge Pink
3. Miki Momozono -Google Pink , our big sister
4. Umeko - Deka Pink, the only bath scene in sentai
5. Nanami Nono - Hurricane blue
1. Adventure - Boukenger
2. Police - Dekaranger
3. Pirate - (current) Gokaiger ( pre emptive..)
4. Ninja - hurricanger
5. Martial art - Gekiranger (but quite weak storyline)
For (almost) complete list of Super Sentai fan subs to English check this BLOG.