"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.