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-->''Miro![[hottip:*:Behold!]] Denshi Sentai! Denziman!''

''Denshi Sentai Denziman'' (Electronic Squadron Denziman) was the fourth ''SuperSentai'' series, lasting from 1980-1981. It was the first Sentai series where the heroes wore the trademark visors.

The evil Vader Clan, led by Queen Hedrian, decides to refit Earth to suit their ideals of beauty. And for Vader, that involves sending their minions to pollute the world. They had previously [[IncrediblyLamePun laid waste]] to another planet, Denzi Star 3,000 years ago. Now, IC the Denzidog, a survivor of Denzi Star, awakens to recruit five young people to gain the powers of the only force that can fight Vader: the Denzimen!

!!The Heroes:

* Ippei Akaki / '''[[color:red:Denzi Red]]''': [[TheHero The main man of]] Denziman; a MartialPacifist who teaches Karate to the kids at the athletic club.
* Daigorō Oume / '''[[color:blue:Denzi Blue]]''': A [[KidAppealCharacter laid-back]] acrobat with an [[BigEater addiction to anpan buns]]; as [=DenziBlue=], he [[FragileSpeedster knows how to apply his speed against the foe]].
* Jun Kiyama / '''[[color:gold:Denzi Yellow]]''': A [[TheSmartGuy researcher and inventor]] who fights with [[TheBigGuy great]] [[GeniusBruiser strength]] as [=DenziYellow=].
* Tatsuya Midorikawa / '''[[color:green:Denzi Green]]''': A private eye whose [[YouKilledMyFather father died at the hands of Vader]]. The [[TheLancer "cool guy"]] on the team.
* Akira Momoi / '''[[color:fuchsia:Denzi Pink]]''': The [[TheSmurfettePrinciple one]] [[TheChick girl]] on the Denziman team. She had a TenMinuteRetirement at the end of episode one, but rejoined an episode later. Teaches swimming to kids.
* IC: The TeamPet and TalkingAnimal, albeit robot dog. TheMentor.

!!The Villains (Vader Clan):
* Queen Hedrian: BigBad, DimensionLord
* General Hedrer: TheDragon
* Demon King Banriki: TheStarscream - [[spoiler:Unlike most Starscreams, he actually succeeds in taking over in leading the villain group, making Hedrian his servant.]]
* Mirror & Keller: ThoseTwoBadGuys

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!!'''Recurring''' SuperSentai tropes:

* AllYourPowersCombined: The [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang Denzi Boomerang]].
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Denzi Spark!"
* CallingYourAttacks:
* ColorCodedCharacters: The first Sentai team to use the team's prefix as a head word for its codenames, followed by the English names of each member's corresponding color as the tail word.
* CoolAirship: The Denzi Tiger, where the Denzi Fighter is stored.
* CoolBike: Denzi Red's Denzi Machine
* CoolCar: The Denzi Buggy for the rest of the team.
* EyeCatch: Denziman's eye catch is similar to [[BattleFeverJ Battle Fever J]], the eyecatch before the break features a still image of the Denziman team, while the eyecatch after the break features Daidenzin. The same sting as Battle Fever's eyecatch is used as well.
* FinishingMove: Electronic Lightning Fall!
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Ippei
** KidAppealCharacter: Daigorō
** [[TheBigGuy The Big]] [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guy]]: Jun
** TheLancer: Tatsuya
** TheChick: Akira
** TeamPet: IC (also [[MentorArchetype The Mentor]].)
* HomeBase: Denzi Land
* HumongousMecha: The Daidenzin, which was the first {{transforming mecha}} in Super Sentai, as it changes from a flying jet called the Denzi Fighter. It would be [[ChoushinseiFlashman five years]] before they thought of having another one.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming:
* InTheNameOfTheMoon:
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Out of the five Denzi Stones embedded on each Denziman's helmet, Denzi Red's is said to be the most powerful. On a minor note, he is also the only one with yellow accents on his helmet.
* MechaMooks: Dustlers.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: The Vader Monsters, who are all numbered on their buckles. The first one is actually Monster No. 00 and all subsequent creatures are numbered in order of appearance, although some of them (particularly the ones in Episodes 18-20 and 24-26) show up in reverse order and Monster No. 37 does not exist at all (it skips from 36 to 38). The Vader Monster in the movie is the only one not numbered.
** MakeMyMonsterGrow: Introduced this trope to SuperSentai, although the monsters could alter their size at any time. In fact, the first one debuted giant size. (In BattleFeverJ, monsters called their "brothers," giant robot versions of themselves.)
* MookMobile: The Vader Fighter jets.
* TheMovie: From this point on, almost all of the Super Sentai movies were all original works, with the exception of the second ''[[ChoushinseiFlashman Flashman]]'' movie.
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase:
* RegularCaller
* RobotBuddy: IC the Denzi Dog
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Denzi Pink, who didn't even want to be part of the team at first.
* SupervillainLair:
* ThemeMusicPowerUp:
* TransformationTrinket: Introduced this trope to SuperSentai with the Denzi Rings. [[TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan The next one would introduce the wrist worn trinkets]].
* WeaponOfChoice
** SimpleStaff: The Denzi Sticks. They actually resemble short swords.

!!Tropes specific to DenshiSentaiDenziman
* BittersweetEnding - Yeah, we know Vader Clan falls, but [[spoiler:the TeamPet dies and Queen Hedrian is still alive]].
* CelebrityStar - RyuseiNakao guests as a singer who sings a song connected to the Denzi Star in one episode.
* ColorfulThemeNaming- The heroes' last names include their colors; '''[[color:red:Aka]]'''ki, '''[[color:blue:[=O=]]]'''me [[hottip:*: The Kanji is "''Ao''"/"Blue".]] , '''[[color:gold:Ki]]'''yama, '''[[color:green:Midori]]'''kawa and '''[[color:pink:Momo]]'''i.
* EnemyCivilWar
* HeyItsThatGuy - MachikoSoga, the Queen of tokusatsu villains, makes her starring debut here as Queen Hedrian. She's better known to ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' fans as the original Rita Repulsa (via the use of stock footage of her role as Bandra the Witch in ''KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'').
** Shinji Todo (Takuya Yamashiro from the JapaneseSpiderman series, the titular character no less) plays General Hedrer.
** Kenji Ohba as Daigorou/Denzi Blue. Beforehand, he's [[BattleFeverJ Battle Kenya]]. Then [[SpaceSheriffGavan he gets his own show]].
** Hirohisa Nakata (Mason from ''ChoudenshiBioman'') plays Count Delinger in Episode 28.
** Narimitsu Kurachi (Kyosuke Shida/Battle France from ''BattleFeverJ'') plays a psychic detective in Episode 29.
** Takao Yamada (who later played Sukehachi the cook in ''TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan'') played a thief in Episode 30.
** Kin'ya Sugi (Kin'ya Samejima/Vul Shark from ''TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan'') plays a saxophone player in Episode 33.
** Junichi Haruta (Kampei Kuroda in ''DaiSentaiGoggleFive'' and Ryu Hoshikawa in ''KagakuSentaiDynaman'') plays a boxer in Episode 40.
** Real-life illusionist [[TenkoAndTheGuardiansOfTheMagic Mariko Itakura]] aka Princess Tenko guested in one episode as... you guessed it, a magician.
* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey It's That Guy's]] [[HeyItsThatVoice Voice]]- Naoya Uchida ([[Manga/DeathNote Soichiro Yagami, among others]]) as Denzi Green.
** IC's voiced by HisakoKyoda.
** And TakeshiWatabe is the Denzi Computer.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzSFz4s3_js If Midorikawa's singer friend]] from Episode 26 sounds a lot like [[DragonBall Freeza]], that's because he was played by RyuseiNakao.
* LiterallyShatteredLives
* LostTechnology - The Daidenzin
* MasterOfIllusion - Mirror and Keller.
* MeaningfulName - Hedorian is derived from Hedoro, meaning sludge.
* NamesTheSame: Daigorou's last name is also the first name of a ''VideoGame/PowerInstinct'' character.
* SequelHook- Rather than being totally defeated, Hedrian is merely [[SealedEvilInACan frozen]], [[spoiler:which provides an opening for her return in ''TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan'']].
* TakenForGranite
* TrademarkFavouriteFood - Daigorou just has to get his anpan.
* YouKilledMyFather: Tatsuya's father died at the hands of Vader minions.
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-->''Miro![[hottip:*:Behold!]] Denshi Sentai! Denziman!''

''Denshi Sentai Denziman'' (Electronic Squadron Denziman) was the fourth ''SuperSentai'' series, lasting from 1980-1981. It was the first Sentai series where the heroes wore the trademark visors.

The evil Vader Clan, led by Queen Hedrian, decides to refit Earth to suit their ideals of beauty. And for Vader, that involves sending their minions to pollute the world. They had previously [[IncrediblyLamePun laid waste]] to another planet, Denzi Star 3,000 years ago. Now, IC the Denzidog, a survivor of Denzi Star, awakens to recruit five young people to gain the powers of the only force that can fight Vader: the Denzimen!

!!The Heroes:

* Ippei Akaki / '''[[color:red:Denzi Red]]''': [[TheHero The main man of]] Denziman; a MartialPacifist who teaches Karate to the kids at the athletic club.
* Daigorō Oume / '''[[color:blue:Denzi Blue]]''': A [[KidAppealCharacter laid-back]] acrobat with an [[BigEater addiction to anpan buns]]; as [=DenziBlue=], he [[FragileSpeedster knows how to apply his speed against the foe]].
* Jun Kiyama / '''[[color:gold:Denzi Yellow]]''': A [[TheSmartGuy researcher and inventor]] who fights with [[TheBigGuy great]] [[GeniusBruiser strength]] as [=DenziYellow=].
* Tatsuya Midorikawa / '''[[color:green:Denzi Green]]''': A private eye whose [[YouKilledMyFather father died at the hands of Vader]]. The [[TheLancer "cool guy"]] on the team.
* Akira Momoi / '''[[color:fuchsia:Denzi Pink]]''': The [[TheSmurfettePrinciple one]] [[TheChick girl]] on the Denziman team. She had a TenMinuteRetirement at the end of episode one, but rejoined an episode later. Teaches swimming to kids.
* IC: The TeamPet and TalkingAnimal, albeit robot dog. TheMentor.

!!The Villains (Vader Clan):
* Queen Hedrian: BigBad, DimensionLord
* General Hedrer: TheDragon
* Demon King Banriki: TheStarscream - [[spoiler:Unlike most Starscreams, he actually succeeds in taking over in leading the villain group, making Hedrian his servant.]]
* Mirror & Keller: ThoseTwoBadGuys

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!!'''Recurring''' SuperSentai tropes:

* AllYourPowersCombined: The [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang Denzi Boomerang]].
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Denzi Spark!"
* CallingYourAttacks:
* ColorCodedCharacters: The first Sentai team to use the team's prefix as a head word for its codenames, followed by the English names of each member's corresponding color as the tail word.
* CoolAirship: The Denzi Tiger, where the Denzi Fighter is stored.
* CoolBike: Denzi Red's Denzi Machine
* CoolCar: The Denzi Buggy for the rest of the team.
* EyeCatch: Denziman's eye catch is similar to [[BattleFeverJ Battle Fever J]], the eyecatch before the break features a still image of the Denziman team, while the eyecatch after the break features Daidenzin. The same sting as Battle Fever's eyecatch is used as well.
* FinishingMove: Electronic Lightning Fall!
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Ippei
** KidAppealCharacter: Daigorō
** [[TheBigGuy The Big]] [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guy]]: Jun
** TheLancer: Tatsuya
** TheChick: Akira
** TeamPet: IC (also [[MentorArchetype The Mentor]].)
* HomeBase: Denzi Land
* HumongousMecha: The Daidenzin, which was the first {{transforming mecha}} in Super Sentai, as it changes from a flying jet called the Denzi Fighter. It would be [[ChoushinseiFlashman five years]] before they thought of having another one.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming:
* InTheNameOfTheMoon:
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Out of the five Denzi Stones embedded on each Denziman's helmet, Denzi Red's is said to be the most powerful. On a minor note, he is also the only one with yellow accents on his helmet.
* MechaMooks: Dustlers.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: The Vader Monsters, who are all numbered on their buckles. The first one is actually Monster No. 00 and all subsequent creatures are numbered in order of appearance, although some of them (particularly the ones in Episodes 18-20 and 24-26) show up in reverse order and Monster No. 37 does not exist at all (it skips from 36 to 38). The Vader Monster in the movie is the only one not numbered.
** MakeMyMonsterGrow: Introduced this trope to SuperSentai, although the monsters could alter their size at any time. In fact, the first one debuted giant size. (In BattleFeverJ, monsters called their "brothers," giant robot versions of themselves.)
* MookMobile: The Vader Fighter jets.
* TheMovie: From this point on, almost all of the Super Sentai movies were all original works, with the exception of the second ''[[ChoushinseiFlashman Flashman]]'' movie.
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase:
* RegularCaller
* RobotBuddy: IC the Denzi Dog
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Denzi Pink, who didn't even want to be part of the team at first.
* SupervillainLair:
* ThemeMusicPowerUp:
* TransformationTrinket: Introduced this trope to SuperSentai with the Denzi Rings. [[TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan The next one would introduce the wrist worn trinkets]].
* WeaponOfChoice
** SimpleStaff: The Denzi Sticks. They actually resemble short swords.

!!Tropes specific to DenshiSentaiDenziman
* BittersweetEnding - Yeah, we know Vader Clan falls, but [[spoiler:the TeamPet dies and Queen Hedrian is still alive]].
* CelebrityStar - RyuseiNakao guests as a singer who sings a song connected to the Denzi Star in one episode.
* ColorfulThemeNaming- The heroes' last names include their colors; '''[[color:red:Aka]]'''ki, '''[[color:blue:[=O=]]]'''me [[hottip:*: The Kanji is "''Ao''"/"Blue".]] , '''[[color:gold:Ki]]'''yama, '''[[color:green:Midori]]'''kawa and '''[[color:pink:Momo]]'''i.
* EnemyCivilWar
* HeyItsThatGuy - MachikoSoga, the Queen of tokusatsu villains, makes her starring debut here as Queen Hedrian. She's better known to ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' fans as the original Rita Repulsa (via the use of stock footage of her role as Bandra the Witch in ''KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'').
** Shinji Todo (Takuya Yamashiro from the JapaneseSpiderman series, the titular character no less) plays General Hedrer.
** Kenji Ohba as Daigorou/Denzi Blue. Beforehand, he's [[BattleFeverJ Battle Kenya]]. Then [[SpaceSheriffGavan he gets his own show]].
** Hirohisa Nakata (Mason from ''ChoudenshiBioman'') plays Count Delinger in Episode 28.
** Narimitsu Kurachi (Kyosuke Shida/Battle France from ''BattleFeverJ'') plays a psychic detective in Episode 29.
** Takao Yamada (who later played Sukehachi the cook in ''TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan'') played a thief in Episode 30.
** Kin'ya Sugi (Kin'ya Samejima/Vul Shark from ''TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan'') plays a saxophone player in Episode 33.
** Junichi Haruta (Kampei Kuroda in ''DaiSentaiGoggleFive'' and Ryu Hoshikawa in ''KagakuSentaiDynaman'') plays a boxer in Episode 40.
** Real-life illusionist [[TenkoAndTheGuardiansOfTheMagic Mariko Itakura]] aka Princess Tenko guested in one episode as... you guessed it, a magician.
* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey It's That Guy's]] [[HeyItsThatVoice Voice]]- Naoya Uchida ([[Manga/DeathNote Soichiro Yagami, among others]]) as Denzi Green.
** IC's voiced by HisakoKyoda.
** And TakeshiWatabe is the Denzi Computer.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzSFz4s3_js If Midorikawa's singer friend]] from Episode 26 sounds a lot like [[DragonBall Freeza]], that's because he was played by RyuseiNakao.
* LiterallyShatteredLives
* LostTechnology - The Daidenzin
* MasterOfIllusion - Mirror and Keller.
* MeaningfulName - Hedorian is derived from Hedoro, meaning sludge.
* NamesTheSame: Daigorou's last name is also the first name of a ''VideoGame/PowerInstinct'' character.
* SequelHook- Rather than being totally defeated, Hedrian is merely [[SealedEvilInACan frozen]], [[spoiler:which provides an opening for her return in ''TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan'']].
* TakenForGranite
* TrademarkFavouriteFood - Daigorou just has to get his anpan.
* YouKilledMyFather: Tatsuya's father died at the hands of Vader minions.
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10th Apr '13 10:25:50 PM newlife512
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** TheHero: Ippei

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** TheHero: TheLeader: Ippei
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* AndIMustScream



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* LitteralyShatteredLivesLiterallyShatteredLives
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* KillTheCutie



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* TakenForGranite


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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The first Sentai team to use the team's prefix as a head word for its codenames, followed by the English names of each member's corresponding color as the tail word.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: ColorCodedCharacters: The first Sentai team to use the team's prefix as a head word for its codenames, followed by the English names of each member's corresponding color as the tail word.
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* NamesTheSame: Daigorou's last name is also the first name of a PowerInstinct character.

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* NamesTheSame: Daigorou's last name is also the first name of a PowerInstinct ''VideoGame/PowerInstinct'' character.
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* NamesTheSame: Daigorou's last name is also the first name of a PowerInstinct character.
30th May '12 8:15:30 PM NeoLightning
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* Daigorō Oume / '''[[color:blue:Denzi Blue]]''': A [[KidAppealCharacter laid-back]] acrobat with an [[BigEater addiction to anpan buns]]; as [=DenziBlue=], he [[TheSmartGuy knows how to apply his speed against the foe]].

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* Daigorō Oume / '''[[color:blue:Denzi Blue]]''': A [[KidAppealCharacter laid-back]] acrobat with an [[BigEater addiction to anpan buns]]; as [=DenziBlue=], he [[TheSmartGuy [[FragileSpeedster knows how to apply his speed against the foe]].
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** TheSmartGuy [=/=] TheBigGuy: Jun

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** TheSmartGuy [=/=] TheBigGuy: [[TheBigGuy The Big]] [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guy]]: Jun
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