anonymous asked:

"This is really only scratching the surface of a very interesting topic and I wish I had more time to get really in depth with it but I don’t." You could always do a Part 2 someday! And thanks for responding!

You are so welcome!  I probably will dive more into the links between anime and tokusatsu.  There are so many!  Let me give you one more small one.

In the 30th Anniversary crossover special GoGo Sentai Boukenger vs. Super Sentai, Akared was introduced.  He is the embodiment of the spirit of all Sentai Reds.

The above is actually a picture of him from the 35th Anniversary series, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger as he has returned every 5 years for the next anniversary.

Akared is voiced by Tohru Furuya.  He is a very prolific voice actor but he is perhaps best known as the voice of Amuro Ray in the original Mobile Suit Gundam and as Tuxedo Kamen in the original anime version of Sailor Moon.


Issues of Toei Heroine MAX (東映ヒロインMAX) featuring the heroines of:

Tokusou Sentai DekaRanger

Mahou Sentai MagirRanger

GoGo Sentai Boukenger

Jyuken Sentai GekiRanger (Mele looks oh so happy to be on that cover)

Engine Sentai Go-Onger

Samurai Sentai Shinkenger  

Gin'iro no Kaze ni Fukarete
Eiji Takaoka
Gin'iro no Kaze ni Fukarete

This was the first song I heard off of the album, and I immediately tracked the rest of the tracks down afterwards. After that, I found that each song is just as good as this one.

Even if you haven’t seen GoGo Sentai Boukenger, GoGo Sentai Boukenger Character Song Album Precious Songs is a great listen for any fan of tokusatsu or J-pop and J-Rock.