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What would your Top 10 members of green color be in super sentai?
Oh, that’s a good one for today! I won’t really get into much detail here as I am sadly pressed for time but here’s my list of the best 10 green heroes (or heroines) in the history of Super Sentai.
10. X-1 Mask from Hikari Sentai Maskman
He was only in one episode of 1987′s Sentai series but he made a pretty big impact. You can view him as the trial run for adding an actual 6th man to the team, something that wouldn’t happen for another 5 years after his debut but that’s for another entry on this list.
9. Kyoryu Green from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger
The swordsman of the team and a high school student, Souji had to balance the expectations of his Father, the pressures of his schoolwork, a blossoming romance with a classmate and the responsibility of helping save the world from the forces of the Deboss Army. So, you know, no problems there.
8. Chameleon Green from Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger
Honestly, Hammy should probably rank higher on this list. She’s the first Green female heroine we’ve gotten in the series (I don’t count the one from the Ninninger special for reasons) and she’s just amazing. I only place her this low because her series is still pretty new and we have yet to see a lot of focus episodes for her. Here’s hoping for more though! She’s great!
7. ToQ 4gou from Ressha Sentai ToQger
Though he often seems the most laid back member of the team and is kind of a quiet man, Hikari is actually very serious about his mission. He is almost never without his green kendama and he is very skilled in its use.
6. Shinken Green from Samurai Sentai Shinkenger
If there was ever a man less suited to being a loyal retainer, it would be Chiaki. He’d rather be playing video games at the arcade than training with the others and his skills in calligraphy need serious work. Still, he can become very serious when the moment arises and he casts off his lackadaisical attitude for the mantle of a true warrior.
5. Green Sai (Rhinocerous) from Choujuu Sentai Liveman
One half of a duo who joined the Liveman team late in the series to get revenge on the Brain Army Volt for the death of their siblings, he is the younger brother of Mari who died in the first episode. He is very much the younger brother of the team and looks up to his partner Black Bison as a brother. I love his outfit and mecha. It’s a pity about what happens to him in episode 31.
4. Clover King from J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai
Bunta is a dead man walking, literally. Originally an oceanographer who perished at the bottom of the ocean when he ran out of oxygen, Bunta was brought back to life as the cyborg Clover King to battle the evil force of CRIME.
3. Midoranger from Himitsu Sentai Goranger
The youngest member of the Goranger squad, Kenji was the only member to escape unscathed from the Black Cross Army’s original attack against EAGLE. Though only a trainee at the time, he was chosen to become Midoranger and wields the power of his razor-sharp Midorang in battle.
2. Dragon Ranger from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger
The original sixth man and one of the mostly fondly remembered and popular heroes in the entire history of the franchise (though a lot of that has to do with the American adaptation) Burai/Dragon Ranger brought a new element to the series that continues to this day. Without him we wouldn’t have the extra heroes we know and love today!
1. Gokai Green from Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger
Yep, Don Dogoier gets the top spot on this list. Why? Because he is both the best green ever and the anti-green being pretty much the worst member when it comes to straight combat. Still, he’s the team cook, their housekeeper and the tech wiz who fixes their stuff when it breaks and comes up with new weapons. He’s an IT professional, a culinary genius and a maintenance engineer all in one!
Tokumei Sentai Go-Buster and Gekisou Sentai Carranger have two openings (although Carranger was same opening with different arrengements)
Uchu Sentai Kyuranger and ToQges + mini ToQgers have a total of 12 rangers
Kamen Rider Ryuki and Kamen Rider Gaim have both 13 riders
Kamen Rider Den-O complete soundtrack collection has 20 cds + two dvd
Samurai formation 23 has 23 mechas (Shinkenger vs Go-Onger)
Kamen Rider Decade has 31 episodes (the shortest)
Ian Yorkland (Kyoru Black) said “ Oh My ” 38 times (some are missing like VS movies, final stage etc)
In Ninninger episode 26 it was stated that Yakumo (Aoninja) had said “ Easy ” 48 times (until episode 26- they probably have more- We love you Nagi) ( Other catch phrases like Moetekita, Brave da ze, Yosha Lucky and etc not counted - too much work )
Kamen Rider Wizard has 54 episodes (final stage is episode 54- they played the opening, your argument is invalid)
Decade is the haviest hesei with 80,6kg
Himitsu Sentai Goranger has 84 episodes
Kamen Rider Ichigo has 98 episodes
Kamen Rider OOO has 119 sub forms
In Kamen Rider Build episode 7 it was stated that Banjo Ryuga asked 329 times the same question
In Kyuranger Kyuren-oh has 3,024 possible combinations and if we possibly combine with Ryuten-oh we can create 60,400 differents combinations…
Is Kyouryu Cyan the first (and possibly only) non-Asian Sentai? And is there any Asian Sentai's that are not Japanese? Thanks
Thanks for the question! Kyoryu Cyan is the first (and so far only) official Western member of a Sentai Team.
He was played by Robert Baldwin, who was no newcomer to tokusatsu. He had previous palyed Gordo a.k.a. Sazer Gordo in the 2005 Toho series Chousei Kantai Sazer-X.
If you don’t count official members but instead wannabe member, then you can’t forget Shinken Brown from one episode of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger!
He was played by John Kaminari.
As for non-Japanese Asian members of Sentai teams, I do have to point to Kane Kosugi who played Jiraiya in Ninja Sentai Kakuranger.
Though his Father was Japanese martial arts star Sho Kosugi, his mother Shook Kosugi is Chinese. He was also born in America, making him an American and considered foreign talent by the Japanese entertainment industry.
I would also like to mention the entire cast of the current Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger Brave/Power Rangers Dino Force Brave who are all South Korean.
Yes, it is shot in South Korean but it is considered an official sequel to the 2013 Super Sentai series, co-produced by Toei, airs on Japanese TV and has merchandise available in Japan albeit only through the Premium Bandai website.
I'm sure you've gotten this question before, but what are some of your favorite sentai shows?
Never a concern when people are asking me to talk about things I love! This list is really in no particular order, just whatever comes to mind as I type it. That said, no one who follows me for long will be surprised by my first entry on this list:
NINJA SENTAI KAKURANGER
Kakuranger was the very first Super Sentai series I ever saw episodes of in Japanese. This was back in the mid-1990s and I was deep into anime fandom, attending Project A-Kon in Dallas and a friend of mine showed me a tape with four episodes of this series. It was love at first sight and kickstarted my current love of tokusatsu heroes. It is also just a fun series filled with a lot of humor, some great villains based on traditional Youkai, a fun theme song and the best leader any Sentai team ever had, Ninja White/Tsuruhime!
Jumping back, way back we come to the series this blog gets its name from:
HIMITSU SENTAI GORANGER
There is always something special about the origins of a franchise, something that marks it as special and hooks people enough to want to see more after the first entry is over with. Goranger is the template from which all other Sentai series are based with five-colored heroes, a theme of teamwork, an evil organization to oppose, fantastic weaponry and vehicles. Aside from the lack of a giant robot and no transformation device, it was all there from the beginning. Once again, it also had a great woman on the team in the form of their explosives expert, Peggy Matsuyama a.k.a. MomoRanger.
KAGAKU SENTAI DYNAMAN
This is the show where all the elements came together. The five-colored heroes, the transforming robot, the finishing weapons and the final ingredient, spandex. Before this, the costumes were made of cloth but this one, originally intended to be a baseball-themed series, opted for a more form-fitting, sporty material and the rest is history. The team dynamics in this one are a lot of fun and the villains even moreso. It’s a total tossup for me as to which character I prefer more, Rei Tachibana/Dynapink or the villainess Princess Chimera.
SAMURAI SENTAI SHINKENGER
Though I do love the characters in this one, what really made this series stand out among some frankly great entries in the 2000s was the story. I had rarely felt so invested in a story as I did with this series and I couldn’t wait for each new episode. There were so many great arcs and revelations as it went on, secrets that were revealed and acts of heroism and villainy aplenty. It wasn’t perfect but wow, when it was hitting on all cylinders, this show was just fantastic! It also had one of the most bizarre Blue heroes of all time in the form of Shinken Blue/Ryuunosuke.
I guess this has been one from each decade but when it comes to the 2010′s my choices get harder. I guess that’s because the memories are so much fresher or maybe it’s that we’ve had a really good 7 years of Super Sentai (one or two series aside). So, torn between Ressha Sentai ToQger and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, I am going to go with ToQger. Don’t get me wrong, I ADORE Gokaiger and think it’s the best Anniversary series I have ever seen with some fantastic characters.
However, nothing beat the absolute emotional roller coaster that was:
RESSHA SENTAI TOQGER
This series gave me everything I wanted in a Super Sentai series; great characters, interesting villains, a story that kept me interested, imaginative and hilarious villain plots and pathos galore. I have not felt so absolutely emotionally wrecked after the end of a series. As for stand out character, all of them! Optimistic Right, Nervous Tokatchi, Imaginative Kagura, Responsible Mio, Reserved Hikari and even the reformed villain and 6th Hero Akira were all entirely fantastic. I still miss these adorable train babies and their adventures today. It was a great trip we took on the Rainbow Line and one I long to take again.
Thank you for the question and thank you for the chance to just gush about things I love!
You left off Gokai Green!XD-- Which I liked a lot-- there seemed to be a slightly bluer tone to Doc's Green that made the color look much more mellow without making it darker.
I WOULD never forget Gokai Green! Doc is one of the best greens ever!
And I do absolutely love his particular shade of green, it’s rich and pretty unique!
The only reason he was left off that response was that he wasn’t within the time frame of the question. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger was from 2011, 3 years before Ressha Sentai ToQger. If I were to include all the greens of the last decade, I would have to put in Shinken Green, Gosei Green, Green Buster and Kyoryu Green who all have VERY different shades.