Tokusatsu item search (powered by play-asia)

As an affiliate partner of, we encourage you to find the tokusatsu item you'd like. type on the search box below of the toku item you want to find in play-asia and hit "go."

Open letter/Challenge to Disney Stars

I had to open it up and will be there until the challenge is met/fulfilled.
You can read it here.

Update: Selena Gomez has already reached Japan as of Feb 2011, and Miley Cyrus has already reached the Philippines as of Jul 2011. Let's keep hoping for the others.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Anniversary Sentai series

Sentai has some of its anniversary seasons and I'll talk a little bit of their significance to the franchise as a whole:

Kosoku Sentai Turboranger- This show before starting its proper series, introduced the Sentai groups (minus Goranger and JAKQ) to how they fought against the evil forces of their season. It introduced the idea of teenagers struggling with high school (in contrast to Liveman's College students) fighting against evil forces that humanity itself has released because of wickedness. This show also introduced the first ultimate combination. This show seemed to be the first one considered to be adapted into MMPR.

Mirai Sentai Timeranger- Although not the 25th entry (it's 24th), however I count this as an anniversary season. Why? Episode 51 was simply a special presentation where the Timerangers go back into the past to meet the various Sentai groups from 1975-2000. True to its name, it was launched during the year 2000, the start of the new millenium and it fully acknowledged Goranger and JAKQ.

Hyaku Sentai Gaoranger- It didn't have a crossover with Timeranger (the PR version did), instead it had a crossover called Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai with the dream team of Big One, Mega Pink, Ginga Blue, Go Yellow and Red Falcon and eventually a showcase of red rangers to encourage the Gaorangers. The show introduced the first multi-gattai robots and had the plot twist where the organization always had a change of leader. It also crammed in one ancient guy trapped in suspended animation to five modern day heroes. LOL I wonder why I'm still a fan of the Shirogane-Sae shipping?

Go Go Sentai Boukenger- I kind of thought that the phrase "go go" is almost a tribute to MMPR's tagline "Go Go Power Rangers". Maybe. Being the 30th anniversary, it had short clips starting in episode four about one Sentai group after the other, even a "documentary" on the Super Sentai shows. The show was popular to both Sentai fans and Power Rangers fans, mixing both original PR elements with original Sentai elements to make the show a memorable experience. Its anniversary team-up "Boukenger vs. Super Sentai" was a nice one but it wasn't as awesome as Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai IMO.

Thanks to Sean Akizuki's Sentai blog for the commentary and lookback.


Post a Comment