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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.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ninja Captor: Sentai or not?

It is common Super Sentai knowledge that JAKQ Dengekitai is the 2nd Super Sentai Series but little do most fans know that prior to that, Toei Company, Ltd. recognized a series called, Ninja Captor as the 2nd Super Sentai series. But what the heck is a Ninja Captor?!

The series aired from April 7, 1976 to January 26, 1977. JAKQ aired days later after the series ended. Ninja Captor is about Daisuke Izumo passes through the Wind Demon Stealth Army aiming for the Japanese conquest becomes the leader of ninja team "Captor" depending upon Mujin Tendou, it was to fight with the ninja whom Retsufuu Fuuma sends out.

The warriors in this team are: Fire-Stealth Captor 7 (Red), Wind-Stealth Captor 6 (Green), Gold-Stealth Captor 5 (Yellow), Ground-Stealth Captor 4 (Brown), Flower-Stealth Captor 3 (Pink), Water-Stealth Captor 2 (Blue) and Thunder-Stealth Captor 1 (Orange). Ninja Captor being part of the Super Sentai franchise was mentioned in a Bioman Guidebook back in 1984, along with Himitsu Sentai Gorenger and JAKQ Dengekitai!

But why it was unaccounted as part of the Super Sentai franchise later on? Turns out that unlike the rest of the earlier Super Sentai shows, Ninja Captor was produced by a different staff who did the Super Sentai series. Also, the inclusion of Ninja Captor in the magazine scan might be a mistake by the editors of the magazine back in the day. 

Take note, even if Goranger and JAKQ were not labelled as Super Sentai during the time that term was introduced in Sun Vulcan's run in 1981, Aka Ranger and Spade Ace were part of an official Red Warrior picture.

More on the Super Sentai stuff, although Chojuu Sentai Liveman was officially treated as the tenth Super Sentai show back then, there was a VHS released at the time of Choushinsei Flashman that had all of the Super Sentai openings, including Gorenger's and JAKQ's. Also, during Gosei Sentai Dairanger airing back in 1993, the term "Cho Seiki Zen Sentai" (Super Century All Sentai) was coined as an umbrella term for both, Super Sentai and the Ishinomori shows. It was later dropped in Mirai Sentai Timeranger's run back in 2000 and declared Gorenger and JAKQ as part of the Super Sentai franchise.

In case Toei Company, Ltd. decided to add include this series in the Super Sentai franchise, there will be three ninja-themed Super Sentai shows to date. To those interested in watching it, four volumes of the DVD is available for purchase.

Source: 4chan's /m/ via Valsag Fantasy (link 2), Wikipedia and Orends: Range


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