-->-- '''Pretty much every character''' ([[{{RunningGag}} numerous times]])

'''''Aikoku Sentai Dai-Nippon''''' (愛国戦隊大日本, "Patriotic Squadron Great Japan") is an {{affectionate parody}} of the popular Franchise/SuperSentai series, made by Creator/StudioGainax (yes, ''that'' Gainax, except they weren't actually called that yet) in 1982, which is also a satire of the Russo-Japanese War.

The title team is based on Japanese culture (of course) and the villains, the evil Red Bear Empire (led by [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Death Kremlin]]), are Russians. In this "episode", Red Bear confronts our heroes with [[MonsterOfTheWeek the shark monster Minsk Mask]], while attempting to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwash]] the children of Japan by swapping out the pages of their textbooks with red paper. Creator/ShinjiHiguchi worked on the special effects.

[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky5Bszw7L5s You can watch the whole thing online.]]

!!!Aikoku Sentai Dai-Nippon
* '''Ai Kamikaze''' (Takeshi Jinpuu)
* '''Ai Harakiri''' (Danji Kiribara)
* '''Ai Tempura''' (Ageru Koromo)
* '''Ai Sukiyaki''' (Nikuo Shirataki)
* '''Ai Geisha''' (Yuki Maiko)
!!''Aikoku Sentai Dai-Nippon'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* BearsAreBadNews
* CallingYourAttacks
* CombiningMecha
* DirtyCommunists
* FinishingMove
* FiveManBand: Considering this is a Sentai parody, this should be obvious.
* HumongousMecha
* {{Kiai}}
* MakeMyMonsterGrow
* {{Mooks}}
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Death Kremlin
* ShoutOut: A lot.
** "Toh!" is the {{kiai}} Series/KamenRider uses when he jumps. The characters in this short, however, seem to use it for ''everything''.
** Many shots are copied almost exactly from various Franchise/SuperSentai series. Specifically, ''[[Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan Sun Vulcan]]'', ''[[Series/DaiSentaiGoggleFive Goggle V]]'', ''[[Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman Dynaman]]'' and even [[Series/SpiderManJapan the Spider-Man tokusatsu]].
** The opening and ending themes are really parody versions of the theme from ''Sun Vulcan'' and an insert song from ''Anime/SpaceWarriorBaldios''.
* StandardSnippet: Knowledgable viewers will notice [=BGMs=] from various tokusatsu soundtracks.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp
* ThemeNaming
** All the members of Dai-Nippon are named after stereotypically Japanese things.
** The same applies to the Red Bear Empire.
** Minsk Kamen is named after Minsk, the capitol of Belarus.
* ThreateningShark