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The Super Sentai Series (スーパー戦隊シリーズ SÅ«pÄ Sentai ShirÄ«zu?) is the name given to the long-running Japanese superhero team genre of shows produced by Toei Co., Ltd., Toei Agency and Bandai, and aired by TV Asahi ("Super" refers to their use of mecha, and "sentai" is the Japanese word for "task force" or, literally, "fighting squadron" and was also a term used for Japanese squadrons in World War II). The shows are of the tokusatsu genre, featuring live action characters and colorful special effects, and are aimed mainly at children. The Super Sentai Series is one of the most prominent tokusatsu productions in Japan, alongside the Ultra Series and the Kamen Rider Series, which it currently airs alongside in the Super Hero Time programming block on Sundays. Outside Japan, the Super Sentai Series is best known as the source material for the Power Rangers franchise.

BASIC PLOT: In every Super Sentai television series, the fight between good and evil is illustrated. The protagonists are typically a team of five (in some cases fewer) people who gain superpowers (magical or technological), wear color-coded uniforms, and use advanced weapons and martial arts skills to battle an antagonist group of evil beings threatening to take over the Earth. In most of the episodes, the team confronts and defeats an army of enemy soldiers and the "monster of the week" to thwart the antagonists plans, and in one last effort to defeat the heroes, an enlarged version of the monster appears to confront them, just to be defeated again when they call for huge robotic vehicles/animals ("mecha") that can combine to form one or more giant robots to fight it. Sentai Series with the giant robot element are specifically known as Super Sentai. While each Sentai Series is set in its own reality, a number of TV, video and film specials feature a teaming up between one or more Sentai including the current team.


The following is a list of the 39 Super Sentai Series and their years of broadcast:

◾Himitsu Sentai Gorenger (1975–1977)

â—¾J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai (1977)

â—¾Battle Fever J (1979-1980)

â—¾Denshi Sentai Denziman (1980-1981)

â—¾Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan (1981-1982)

â—¾Dai Sentai Goggle-V (1982-1983)

â—¾Kagaku Sentai Dynaman (1983-1984)

â—¾Choudenshi Bioman (1984-1985)

â—¾Dengeki Sentai Changeman (1985-1986)

â—¾Choushinsei Flashman (1986-1987)

â—¾Hikari Sentai Maskman (1987-1988)

â—¾Choujuu Sentai Liveman (1988-1989)

â—¾Kousoku Sentai Turboranger (1989-1990)

â—¾Chikyu Sentai Fiveman (1990-1991)

â—¾ChÅjin Sentai Jetman (1991-1992)

â—¾KyÅryÅ« Sentai Zyuranger (1992-1993)

Later adapted into Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for American audiences, beginning the Power Rangers franchise

â—¾Gosei Sentai Dairanger (1993-1994)

Footage used for the second season of MMPR

â—¾Ninja Sentai Kakuranger (1994-1995)

Footage used for the thord season of MMPR and Alien Rangers

â—¾ChÅriki Sentai Ohranger (1995-1996)

Footage used for the Power Rangers Zeo

â—¾Gekisou Sentai Carranger (1996-1997)

Footage used for the Power Rangers Turbo

â—¾Denji Sentai Megaranger (1997-1998)

Footage used for the Power Rangers In Space

â—¾Seijuu Sentai Gingaman (1998-1999)

Footage used for the Power Rangers Lost Galaxy

â—¾Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive (1999-2000)

Footage used for the Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue

â—¾Mirai Sentai Timeranger (2000-2001)

Footage used for the Power Rangers Time Force

â—¾Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger (2001-2002)

Footage used for the Power Rangers Wild Force

â—¾Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger (2002-2003)

Footage used for the Power Rangers Ninja Storm

◾Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger (2003-2004)

Footage used for the Power Rangers Dino Thunder

â—¾Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger (2004-2005)

Footage used for the Power Rangers SPD

â—¾Mahou Sentai Magiranger (2005-2006)

Footage used for the Power Rangers Mystic Force

â—¾GoGo Sentai Boukenger (2006-2007)

Footage used for the Power Rangers Operation Overdrive

â—¾Juken Sentai Gekiranger (2007-2008)

Footage used for the Power Rangers Jungle Fury

â—¾Engine Sentai Go-onger (2008-2009)

Footage used for the Power Rangers RPM

â—¾Samurai Sentai Shinkenger (2009-2010)

Footage used for the Power Rangers Samurai and Super Samurai

â—¾Tensou Sentai Goseiger (2010-2011)

Footage used for the Power Rangers Megaforce and Super Megaforce

â—¾Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger (2011-2012)

Footage used for the Power Rangers Super Megaforce

â—¾Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters (2012-2013)

Not having a proper Power Rangers Series but Dino Charge will contain some elements

â—¾Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger (2013-2014)

Footage going to be use for Power Rangers Dino Charge and Super Dino Charge

â—¾Ressha Sentai ToQger (2014-2015)

â—¾Shuriken Sentai Ninninger (2015-presen)



Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger (éžå…¬èªæˆ¦éšŠã‚¢ã‚­ãƒãƒ¬ãƒ³ã‚¸ãƒ£ãƒ¼ HikÅnin Sentai AkibarenjÄ?) is a Toei-produced parody series that premiered in April 2012 on BS Asahi and Tokyo MX. Made by the same production team as the main programs, Akibaranger is geared towards an adult audience who were fans of the Super Sentai Series as children. The story features three otaku who live in the Akihabara district of Tokyo who receive technology from a scientist to fight an evil threat that at first only exists in their delusions, but eventually starts materializing itself in the real world. Like Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, Akibaranger also features guest appearances by veteran Super Sentai actors (as themselves rather than their characters), as well as voice actors and musicians who have worked in both anime and tokusatsu. A second season aired on April 2013.

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