This is MY ChristmaSentai Tree, nerdily-decorated by me with nearly all my vinyl figures of Shinkenger through Kyuranger (15 figures are customized by me) I collected during the last eight years.
I hope you like it! Merry Xmas.
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!
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.