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OP Up! - Super Sentai Edition

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Japanese Superheroes

This week is a special edition of OP Up! and Week Ender, where I am featuring openings and endings from the long running live action super hero series for kids from Japan called "Super Sentai". This franchise belongs in the "Tokusatsu" genre, which translates to "special effects show" and many other shows that feature stunts and special effects.

For those in the west and most of the world, Super Sentai is the basis for the popular Power Ranger series by Saban Entertainment. Power Rangers takes footage from Super Sentai and adds in American actors as well as dubbing the audio over the Japanese footage.

Enjoy the openings and come back this weekend for the endings!

Is there a Super Sentai or Power Rangers opening that you love? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know!

Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger (1992)

This is the season that became the basis for Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and started the series. The adaptation only took footage from the source and not much in the premise of the original.

 

Hikari Sentai Maskman (1987)

This is the show that I grew up watching every Sunday evening in the Philippines, and I have a very soft spot for this show.

 

Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger (2012)

This is a parody of Super Sentai and a comedy that celebrates the superhero franchise as well as poking fun at it at times.

 

Toei's Spider-Man (1978)

Why is this one here? This show happens to be the reason we have the iconic giant piloted mecha in the Super Sentai. The show is written more like a Japanese tokusatsu show than the comic books they were based on though US comics at the time were just as ridiculous with the plot lines but more grounded. This Spider-Man also shows up in the Spider-Verse event last year along with his giant robot.

 

Battle Fever J (1979)

This show was considered to be the first Super Sentai show until 1995 when the two shows that came before it were considered to be part of the Super Sentai. This show is also a Marvel co-production and is considered to be part of the Marvel Multiverse.

 

Is there a Super Sentai or Power Rangers opening that you love? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know!

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Red likes a lot of things from Japan and wants to share more about it with the world. He even likes the bad anime. Sometimes. As long as it doesn't have big boobs. Maybe. more + disclosures


 


 



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