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    Default Super Sentai (The other side of Power Rangers)

    While the shows are sometimes brought up in the Power Rangers thread, I thought I'd see if it could carry enough discussion as more of a focus.

    Overall, I'll have more to post later, but for now with Zyuranger getting an official release in the US soon, I think I'll start with that here.

    I'd say it's a bit overrated by those who emphasize the fact that it's not as held back by censorship and that it's allowed to be more intense. It's high points regardless is definitely Burai, as well as Geki's relation with him. Plus Bandora and crew are entertaining to watch (and I've enjoyed Bandora's song since it actually was shown in Power Rangers Funniest Moments).

    But compared to say Jetman and Timeranger (where the cast as a whole arguably are more memorable), I'd say it's average. Still I enjoyed it and recommend it as a whole on being fun. A few other favorite moments:
    1. The team getting their weapons through a journey worked as opposed to merely getting them from their mentor from the getgo.

    2. For the same reason I like how the Zyurangers had to get a special herb to defeat Dora Circe (Pudgy Pig). Plus having to eat a large feast was good for some humor.

    3. Goushi disguising himself as a warrior of Bandora to prompt Geki into battling Dora Narcissus (Octoplant).

    4. Overall, I really can't say that "A Bad Reflection on You" or it's Zyuranger version is better. The Sentai version is enjoyable due to the team befriending the old lady who helps them out when they are framed, plus I thought it made for a nice touch on the deception front to have Dora Mirage (Twin Man) and the four Golem Soldiers (Putty Patrollers) taking the form of civilians while the real Zyurangers. While the Power Rangers episode I'd say is enjoyable if only because of Bulk and Skull's antics in detention.

    Like I said, it's not necessarily the best Sentai in existence, but it's worth checking out. Heck, as the plot of MMPR Season 1 was greatly different, Zyuranger is interesting to see if only to see characters that look familiar in different context.

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    I've watched Boukenger, Goseiger, Gokaiger, and Akibaranger seasons 1 and 2. I'm thinking about watching one of the older ones, maybe Dekaranger. The new Ninja sentai looks interesting.

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    I haven't watched to many full seasons. I've seen all of Kakurangers (and loved it) most of Hurricanger, some of Ohranger, Dairanger, Gokaiger, Carranger, and Abaranger. Hopefully I'll finish them all at some point and see more.
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    I've watched:
    Dairanger
    Hurricanger
    Dekaranger
    Boukenger
    Shinkenger
    Go-onger
    Gekiranger
    Goseiger
    Gokaiger
    Kyoryuger
    Go-Busters
    ToQger
    Anyways I don't consider the counterparts to these any better or worse then these are but all I care about is how enjoyable they are. The only series I got bored with is Goseiger. Most Sentai series have fun aspects about them here and there which Akibaranger tries to convey to viewers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skiks View Post
    Anyways I don't consider the counterparts to these any better or worse then these are but all I care about is how enjoyable they are. The only series I got bored with is Goseiger. Most Sentai series have fun aspects about them here and there which Akibaranger tries to convey to viewers.
    Yeah, I tend to avoid those kinds of debates (or flame wars). Anytime I feel like Sentai handles it better comes from a lot more important traits rather than "it's so kewl because it's grimdark". Those cases include:

    1. Gokaiger: SMF is at best fun. But it wants to have it both ways. It barely develops the show on it's own merits, but the fanservice given, even in the extended version of the finale just doesn't do much for commemorating 20 years of Power Rangers. Gokaiger not only dripping fanservice throughout, but the cast is well characterized, thus even the non-tribute episodes keep on entertained.

    But then, it's not even a case of the Sentai doing both and succeed, Power Rangers Dino Thunder while more modest delivers great fanservice and is a good show in it's own right as I bring up here: http://s8.zetaboards.com/The_Living_Room/topic/8511263/

    2. Timeranger: Actually, I enjoy Time Force a lot still. The only problem is that Judd Lynn wanted to give it, a voice of it's own. Jonathan Tzachor worked more on merely making a copy/paste of Timeranger (Notably not doing much with the angle of mutants being oppressed aside from Notacon). So the Sentai version is better if only because it is more coherent in presentation.

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    I've watched
    Jetman
    Hurricanger
    Dekaranger
    Magiranger
    Boukenger
    Gekiranger
    Go-onger
    Gokaiger
    Kyoryuger
    and a couple of episodes from Abaranger, Goseiger, Megaranger, Timeranger, Go-busters, and ToQger

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    Shows completed
    •Gokaiger
    •Kyoryuger

    At least gotten halfway
    •Dairanger
    •Go-Onger
    •Shinkenger
    •ToQGer

    Dairanger was fun, but got really formulaic and just lost interest. Hoping to get back someday though now that it's been several months since I watched an episode. Shinkenger was in that arc about the bull, and just kinda lost interest. Again, willing to go back someday and finish it since I liked the characters a lot. Definitely gonna try to catch up to ToQGER sometime this week.
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    At any rate, I'd suggest whether anyone reading the thread likes Zyuranger or wants to check it out, pre-order or purchase it as soon as possible.

    Doing so helps to ensure we will have more Sentai available to us on the US Shores (I believe Dairanger and Kakuranger will be next if this one sells).

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    Does anyone have favorite Sentai theme songs? My favorites:

    Dairanger
    Ohranger
    Megaranger
    Timeranger
    Gaoranger
    Hurricanger
    Dekaranger
    Boukenger
    Go-Onger
    Shinkenger
    Gokaiger
    Go-Busters

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    ^^^Yeah, the BGM and opening themes are definitely a high point in watching these shows. Some of my favorite themes in no ranking order:
    - Zyuranger
    - Carranger
    - Kyoryuger
    - Gokaiger
    - Liveman
    - Abaranger
    - Magiranger
    - Hurricanger
    - Gekiranger
    - Gaoranger
    - Timeranger
    - Gingaman
    - GoGoV
    - Megaranger

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    Is Go-Busters good? I've been meaning to watch that but I'm undecided between that and Magiranger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dax View Post
    Is Go-Busters good? I've been meaning to watch that but I'm undecided between that and Magiranger.
    Yes it is. Enter is great and it also has the greatest xmas episode of all time for Sentai so far. It'd be cool if you get to that episode before xmas starts for extra cool points.

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