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Shout Factory to stream eight seasons of Super Sentai (March 23rd)

Oct 27, 2017
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#8
The Super Sentai seasons they selected have direct representation in Power Rangers. Dairanger and Kakuranger don't have the counterparts that Ohranger and onwards have.

And nothing pre-Zyuranger for the same reason.
 
Oct 27, 2017
7,470
#9
fyi, Shout actually already streams all of these shows + Jetman, Dairanger, and Kakuranger on their website.
 
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DanarchyReigns
Oct 25, 2017
9,230
#15
Interesting stuff there lmao From Super Sentai I only have watched Jetman halfway, it was nice. Raita and Gai are fantastic.
From what I understand, it was a one-two punch of Turboranger and Fiveman doing poorly that almost killed it. Jetman saved it.

I only know a couple things about Fiveman. It's the first "family Sentai' where the members are all related (later repeated by GoGoFive, Magiranger, and (to a lesser extent) Ninninger), and there were these Fiveman puppets that were really unpopular
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,003
#16
Ohranger is an underappreciated series.
Yup. Dark as fuck, until the subway attack forced writers to go lighter and more humorous; and the shift in tone caused one of the biggest rating dips in Sentai history.

It was still pretty dark though, which makes me want to have seen the original vision. Could've been some Tomino kill-em-all shit. :P

The Cogs are a lot cooler in the Sentai, too.
 
Nov 3, 2017
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#17
Yup. Dark as fuck, until the subway attack forced writers to go lighter and more humorous, and the shift in town caused one of the biggest rating dips in Sentai history.

It was still pretty dark though, which makes me want to have seen the original vision. Could've been some Tomino kill-em-all shit. :P

The Cogs are a lot cooler in the Sentai, too.
That would explain the introduction of Riki and Dorin. Riki was okay but Dorin was absolutely annoying.
 
Oct 25, 2017
859
#20
The Super Sentai seasons they selected have direct representation in Power Rangers. Dairanger and Kakuranger don't have the counterparts that Ohranger and onwards have.
The Thunderzords, the white ranger, the ninja zords, shogun zords, alien rangers and Rito are all from Dairanger and Kakuranger and arguably more well known to the general public than some later PR seasons.

Streaming entire seasons also targets an audience already aware of sentai so I don't think many people would be confused about seeing the Dairanger suits which are really the only major element of those seasons not carrying over to MMPR.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,320
#21
Carranger and Timeranger are unmissable. Same for the first two episodes of Ohranger.

Zyuranger will also be interesting for those who grew up with MMPR.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
28,606
#23
Carranger and Timeranger are unmissable. Same for the first two episodes of Ohranger.

Zyuranger will also be interesting for those who grew up with MMPR.
Hearing that dude say "TIMEFIRE" will give you chest hair
 
Nov 6, 2017
2,349
#25
I can't believe the incredible production on one of these shows I saw a bit of on shoutfactory. It was weirdly 80s looking, but apparently mid 90s. Just so many practical effects mixed with good computer effects. The weirdest shit too, they were turning people into gold, then this robot guy exploded or something, I don't remember, it just got nuts and I thought, I need this, I want this on dvd for my children to cherish, this is what tv should be.
 
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DanarchyReigns
Oct 25, 2017
9,230
#26
I can't believe the incredible production on one of these shows I saw a bit of on shoutfactory. It was weirdly 80s looking, but apparently mid 90s. Just so many practical effects mixed with good computer effects. The weirdest shit too, they were turning people into gold, then this robot guy exploded or something, I don't remember, it just got nuts and I thought, I need this, I want this on dvd for my children to cherish, this is what tv should be.
Good news, they have multiple seasons on DVD.
Jetman, Zyuranger, Dairanger, Kakuranger, Ohranger, Carranger, Megaranger, Gingaman, GoGoFive, Timeranger, and Gaoranger.
Hurricanger is coming later this month, and Fiveman is coming too.

I recommend Jetman, Kakuranger, Megaranger, GoGoFive, and Timeranger. Carranger too but that's only best after you see a couple seasons. Not continuity, but it's a parody and it's a lot better when you're familiar with Sentai tropes.
 
Nov 6, 2017
2,349
#27
Good news, they have multiple seasons on DVD.
Jetman, Zyuranger, Dairanger, Kakuranger, Ohranger, Carranger, Megaranger, Gingaman, GoGoFive, Timeranger, and Gaoranger.
Hurricanger is coming later this month, and Fiveman is coming too.

I recommend Jetman, Kakuranger, Megaranger, GoGoFive, and Timeranger. Carranger too but that's only best after you see a couple seasons. Not continuity, but it's a parody and it's a lot better when you're familiar with Sentai tropes.
Yeah this original Japanese stuff looks a million times better than the Power Rangers shows I remember growing up. Ohranger was the one I saw I think. I'll check out those others though too.
 
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DanarchyReigns
Oct 25, 2017
9,230
#29
Yeah this original Japanese stuff looks a million times better than the Power Rangers shows I remember growing up. Ohranger was the one I saw I think. I'll check out those others though too.
Interesting thing about Ohranger. It started out really dark, and was likely going to be the darkest season of Sentai yet. However, an insane cult launched a sarin gas attack on the Toyko subway, killing 12 people. In response, Toei made the season a lot lighter and goofier. It still had dark moments but there weren't as frequent.
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,003
#30
Yeah this original Japanese stuff looks a million times better than the Power Rangers shows I remember growing up. Ohranger was the one I saw I think. I'll check out those others though too.
Apart from Lightspeed Rescue, Time Force, and RPM, Power Rangers has had really bad production. Disney and Neo-Saban took it to a whole new level with excessive slow-mo, wuxia, and gratuitous explosions (and the combination of all three).

One could sing Timeranger's praises till the end of time.
Possibly the best gattai theme ever. When this theme hits, you know shit's about to go down;

 

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Interesting thing about Ohranger. It started out really dark, and was likely going to be the darkest season of Sentai yet. However, an insane cult launched a sarin gas attack on the Toyko subway, killing 12 people. In response, Toei made the season a lot lighter and goofier. It still had dark moments but there weren't as frequent.