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[[caption-width-right:337:''Sentai School: L'École des Héros''; literally ''The Hero School''.]]

->''"Bad is good!"''

->''"Sentai School, no teacher's strike, no holydays, no vacations. Because in Sentai School Super Heroes are in training, real old school heroes. So if you wanna come, you'd better have one hell of a resume and an introduction letter, and beware if you're dead last."''

''Sentai School'' was one of the very first manfra [French {{animesque}} comics] edited by Semic Manga and then by [[http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kami_%28%C3%A9diteur%29 Kami]] between 2003 and 2008.It was written by Philippe Cardona and Florence Torta, and drawn by Philippe Cardona. It debuted as a doujinshi before it was published in ''Coyote'', a French anime magazine.

It's about a Japanese SuperheroSchool where the students/ heroes are sentai or shonen. At first a boys school, it becomes coeducational in volume 2, introducing magical girls or ActionGirl. The story is an AffectionateParody of manga, especially sentai and others well known in France. Nearly every character is a spoof of famous manga characters: For instance, Oscar sensei the costume teacher looks like the real Oscar, ''RoseOfVersailles'' heroine. There are two poor and starved children, named Remi and Sarah, that spoof heroes from ''Sans Famille'' and ''Literature/ALittlePrincess'' animated series among others. Moreover, savvy readers will notice {{Shout Out}}s to monsters that look like {{Doraemon}} or [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc Mike Wazowski]], and bit players like Maetel from ''GalaxyExpress999'' in an airport.
Characters page is on its way.

The main characters are a FiveManBand:
* Ken Eraclor: TheHero and coldest one. He hides the fact that he's an unfinished ArtificialHuman and lives alone with his RobotDog, Nonos 2 ("Bony 2"), since his builder abandoned him. He's very dense, never smiles, and understands things verbatim.He's fascinated by mysteries and their solving, and explain solutions while wearing typical DetectiveConan glasses.The problem is, Ken is always wrong.A good reason could be that he mistake fairy tales books with method ones.
* Hongo Wing: The dark and badass guy. He loses his temper very quickly and wears his collars up.
* Duke: ( OnlyOneName ) Spoof of Duke Fleed from ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' and resembles him physically. The cool guy, he plays the guitar and has a cute pet, Chibi Goldo ("Chibi Grendi", a spoof of Grendizer).
* Toa Girara: The fat guy, BigEater and accomplished cook. He's insignificant to his schoolmates til he becomes rich in volume 4. His name is like "Yu" (pronounce You) in french ("toi"). So each time somebody says "you", he answers "Me?"
* Keiji Jasper: The effeminate and cute guy. Very gentle,loves animals,real and stuffed, cartoons for children , can do PuppyDogEyes and wears a pink jacket. That cute side hides [[spoiler:a evil personality called dark Keiji, he is always in a bad mood and dresses in black.]]

Also includes :
* Shinobi Jasper: Keiji's little sister, better known as Bibi. She's so shy that she doesn't speak loud enough to be heard, except on stage, when she's angry, or [[spoiler:after the last volume when her trauma definitely ends]]. Ironically, she has a BerserkButton, and [[CuteBruiser can show extraordinary strength]] This is mainly when a girl is too close to Hongo, whom Bibi secretly loves [[ObliviousToLove (he never notices]] [[spoiler:until the last volume]]).
* Tofu Leformidable ("Marvellous"). An extremely vain and wealthy ex-singer,actor and model. Loved by every girl in school but he only loves Bibi and she can't stand him. He returns to his boy band Jambon Ruban. ("Ham Ribbon")in the last volume.
* Koji Alcor: Spoof of Kouji Kabuto from ''Anime/Mazinger'' saga, "Alcor" is his name in France. In that country where ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' was the only broadcast of the series (and very first anime) Alcor is not the Mazinger series hero, but the Grendizer Lancer. After French fandom discover the truth, this was parodied: Koji Alcor spend his time saying he can do everything better than everyone...except Duke. He also have a pet called Chibi Zinger. Raised on a farm and hates to be reminded of it.
* Ultra Sama: The Headmaster, spoof of Series/{{Ultraman}}.
* Stratequerre: Spoof of King Vega ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' BigBad, that is called "Strateguerre" ("strategy" and "guerre", war)in French version. Parodied with "Equerre" (set square). Headmaster of the Villain's School opposite the Sentai School, and Duke's uncle.
* Viper Stratequerre: His daughter, arrived late (volume 4). A brat that pretends to be nice just to put her dad on edge. So she's in Sentai School instead of Villain School, and is Bibi's close friend.
* Guy Le Cobra: Spoof of [[Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra Cobra]] and Guy, ''High School Kimengumi'' rebel. He has a rebellious way of life and took Ken as his master.
* Mr Spectreman: Spoof of Series/{{Spectreman}}. Head Teacher.
* Miss Gege: Spoof of MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo,(Gigi in french) with nerd glasses. The counselor, that can transform like the real Momo.
* Kenshiro of Otaku: The janitor, spoof Kenshiro of Hokuto in FistOfTheNorthStar.
* Matt Ban: Spoof of Franchise/{{Batman}}, speaks in a strange way (all sentences, even yells, begin with "Je de" ("I of").) Came from America, wanted to open a Hero School for comics guys but failed. Since, lives secretly on campus and appears as a frequent {{cameo}}.
* The Freezer Gang: Band of 19th-century pupils heroes, in a school that was before under Sentai School. Brought back to life after being frozen. Spoof of OlderThanTelevision heroes such as Zorro, Davy Crockett, The Phantom, Sinbad, Robin Hood and Prince Valiant.

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This book provides examples of:
* AcademyOfAdventure: According to Hongo, "This school would make anyone go crazy."
* AcademyOfEvil: The Villain's school, right across the street.
* ADayInTheLimeLight: on the BreakfeastClub principle, six secondary characters (Koji, Guy, Viper, Tofu, Jayx and Lydia) use detention time to spy on a teacher, and hope to be soon as popular as the official FiveManBand for it.
* AffectionateParody: The whole plot. Also, some fictions in particular in some chapters. For instance, a journey to Toa's uncle place. His name is [[Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Charles Ringalls]].
* AlmostKiss: [[spoiler:Bibi and Hongo, on a stage in gender-bended Snow White ending. What a pity G.I. Joes land up at the wrong moment. Again in the last volume, with a [[KissingUnderTheInfluence under influence]] Hongo. He wakes up right before the act and is "kidnapped" by his brother and father, while Bibi is still waiting with eyes closed.]]
* AnthologyComic:The last book.It was the same story all along but only first and last chapters were drawn by the original artist, Phillipe Cardona.All others were by differents artists (including co-scenarist Florence Torta)
* ArchEnemy: Stratequerre and Ultra-sama are, since nursery days. Doctor Poulpy (Spoof of Doctor Octopus, of course) is also one for Peter Naraignee.
* ArsonMurderAndAdmiration: Stratequerre is, among others examples, especially proud of her daughter when she is sent in detention room.
** His students, or Anaconda's organization of americans villains often praise Stratequerre's vileness.

* BadassCape: There's a class for it. Actually, there's even Badassness classes.
* BadJobWorseUniform: After realised that Bibi just found a job, Viper imagine what it can be and the uniforms that goes with are worse and worse: a crab mascot for a restaurant, a {{Meido}} uniform for a bar, a sexy cosplay or a [[PlayboyBunny bunny outfit]] for a nightclub.
* BallroomBlitz
* BeachEpisode: Chapter "Sea, Sentai and Sun" in book 3, which is doubles as a ''Manga/BattleRoyale'' parody.
* BerserkButton:
** Bibi: A girl touching Hongo in a romantic way, or anybody hitting him.
** Keiji: Anybody touching his sister (romantically or not).
** Hongo: Any comment about his collar.
** Koji: Being reminded of his farming past.
* {{Bishonen}}:Duke (afraid of girls) and Tofu (Ladykiller)
* BlondesAreEvil: The psychotic jealous FBI agent Debbie Breakfoot ("Annoying"). No one else has the right to touch her partner [[McGuyver Angus]] [[LargoWinch Winch]].
* CardCarryingVillain: Stratequerre (He does have a card he often gives.)
* CastCalculus:
** At First, a FiveManBand:
*** TheHero: Ken
*** TheLancer: Hongo
*** TheSmartGuy: Duke
*** TheBigGuy: Toa
*** TheChick: Keiji
** Then,a SixStudentClique with some reversed genders:
*** The Head: Ken
*** The Muscle: Hongo
*** The Quirk: Toa
*** The Pretty One: Duke (MrFanservice)
*** The Smart One: Keiji (best student)
*** The Wild One: Bibi (Thanks to her berserk mode)
** Then TheMagnificentSevenSamurai with Viper.
* CatchPhrase: Not only a given, but also a exam subject!
** Ken:
*** "Myxomatose and Wooden pipe!" : His BattleCry.
*** "Who on earth are you?" : To everybody, all the time, including close friends.
*** "And yet my reasoning was without flaws." : What Ken say after his mystery-explaining reasoning was proven totally wrong. As in, every time.
** Toa - "Chief's pizza and broccoli!" : His BattleCry, from SamuraiPizzaCats.
** Stratequerre - [[EvilFeelsGood "Bad is good"]] ([[GratuitousEnglish literally and in English in text]]).
** [[HeroWithAnFInGood Viper]] - [[GoodFeelsGood "Good is not so bad"]].
** Matt Ban - "Je de" ("I of") , who learned foreign languages badly.
** Guy L'Cobra - "I'm rebel"
** Koji Alcor
*** "I'm better at X-ing!"/"I can do X better than you!" : When his competitive side is roused. As in, every time.
*** "I'M NOT A FARM BOY!!!!!!!!" : Usually following a (more or less apropriate) PhraseCatcher.
* CharacterDevelopment : [[spoiler:Most of main characters: Toa after he found fortune, Duke when his cousin regularly put him on edge after her arrival, Viper who do nothing but bother people starts helps her best friend in exhange of nothing, Hongo when he realize Bibi feel something for him and the most: Bibi, after she's able to speak out loud and loose shyness.]]
* ChristmasEpisode: The last book was mostly one.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Debbie Breakfoot. She say every other girls that tried to take Angus away from her are in graves by now. Bibi towards Hongo as well.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Subverted. Ken is TheHero, but wears blue, while red is for BigGuy Toa. And Pink is for effeminate guy (Keiji), not for a regular chick. The girls, Bibi and Viper, have green and white jackets. Though he's in the FiveManBand, Hongo wear silver, the SixthRanger color.
* CookingDuel:Between Toa and Takoyaki.
* CousinOliver: And actuals cousins at that!
** Viper, for Duke.
** Takoyaki Lemagnifique("The Magnificient"), the friendly millionaire, for Tofu.
** Glups (spoof Guts from {{Berserk}}), Keiji's cousin.
** [[HokutoNoKen Kenshiro]] has two cousins (Jojo and Shinshiro, the Villain's School Janitor), and an extended family.
** [[CaptainHarlock Harlock-sensei]], badassery teacher, and [[Manga/BlackJack Dr Blackjack]], the SchoolNurse, are cousins as well....
** Hongo [[LampshadeHanging complains]] he only has a [[AloofBigBrother big brother]], [[GreatTeacherOnizuka Onizoku Wing]])
* DeadpanSnarker: Hongo and Viper
* DistractedByTheSexy: Hongo, when Bibi passes by in [[SheCleansUpNicely her ballroom dress]].
* EvilCounterpart: Dark Keiji.
* EvilTwin: Debbie, for Bibi.
** Also subverted:
*** Billy Boy ("Willy Boy", KoyaNoShonen Isamu's French name) the modest farmboy is Koji's Good Twin.
*** Takoyaki, shares his cousin Tofu's good looks and taste for [[ThereWasADoor dramatic entrances]] but is polite, generous with his money, and an all-around NiceGuy.
*** Angus Winch, the FBI american agent whose design is litteraly a blond Hongo with a sunny personality, with a constant smile to contrast with Hongo's PerpetualFrowner.
* ExtranormalInstitute
* FacePalm: Mostly from Hongo, Viper and the teachers, when confronted with the antics of the group and/or the insane logic behind it.
* FingerlessGloves: They're part of the uniform. RuleOfCool, anyone?
* ForcefulKiss: [[spoiler:Viper decide to kiss the very first good guy in front of her father to bother him - and it's Hongo. She escape a death-by-Bibi because she quickly explains to have chosen the first one in sight - she does not even know his name.]]
* FourFingeredHands
* HauntedHouse: The Vacation chapter "[[Frannchise/ResidentEvil Resident Sentai]]". They decide to recycle it on an amusement ride with true zombies inside at the end. And Koji met a quite friendly version of the Franchise/{{Predator}}. With cookies.
* HandsplayInTheater: Hongo [[spoiler:under Viper's influence]] takes Bibi to a theater. She mumbles her wish for [[GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies a horror film]], but he picks a romantic one.[[spoiler:Viper]] makes him put his arm around Bibi, but in a subversion, she faints from ''excessive bliss''.
* HighSchoolAU: Main characters are originals, but all students from Sentai School or Villain School are kids versions of manga-anime heroes.
* HighSchoolDance: The "Ballroom Sentai" chapter.
* HumanPopsicle: The Freezer Gang.
* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: Tofu, towards Bibi.
* IdenticalStranger: Angus Winch is a fair-haired Hongo, and Billy Boy an american Koji.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: All titles contain the word "{{Sentai}}".
* ImpossiblyDeliciousFood: Parodied with the CookingDuel's reaction of judges.Toa and Takoyaki, the duelists, decide afterwards to supply the school cafeteria.After he witness their classmates 's reactions, Hongo ask [[ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin "What do you put in that food?"]]
* ItRunsInTheFamily: The Stratequerre family: Villains since 25 generations.
* LampshadeHanging: Frequent.
** When a bunch of fangirls suddently appears behind a hot teacher or student:
-->There were so many girls in that class? Where are they from?
** Student [[SpiderMan Peter Naraignée]] start to tell his life in the 1960's :
-->But, how old are you?"
** A ring appears for a Ultra Sama and Stratequerre fight:
-->How did that get here???
* LukeIAmYourFather: Parodied obviously when Major Anaconda, the American Trial Arc BigBad, tells [[spoiler:Angus]] he is his father. He expects a BigNo that [[AngstWhatAngst don't come]]. Plays it totally straight (and CrossesTheLineTwice) when he tells [[spoiler:Debbie Breakfoot]] he also slept with her mom, so [[BrotherSisterIncest she's her love interest's]] [[IncestIsRelative half sister]]. He then proceeds to one-up himself by picking random members of the court audience and listing his relation to them.
* MaidCorps: Tofu have a male corps, made of the bodyguards variant. He needs them for everything ( including receiving punches in their faces instead of his) and they're so many that Tofu [[AccidentalMisnaming just can't remember their names.]]
* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler:Bibi playfully announce to Viper that she just "won't tell" if she finally hooked up with Hongo at the end of book 5. And due to ScrewedByTheNetwork, we will never know.]]
* MrFanservice: An in-Universe exemple. Apart from Bibi (caring only for Hongo), Lydia (caring for Jayx) and Viper (caring for herself), all school girls chase after Tofu, or Duke, or the 'Villain Psychology' [[HotForTeacher teacher]], all the freaking time. Turned UpToEleven in the final book with Tofu's BoysBand.
* MundaneGhostStory: Toa tells one around the campfire in "Resident Sentai", with a flashlight aimed up under his face, and it sounds like a sum-up of JunjiIto 's works.
* NotThatKindOfDoctor: [[Manga/BlackJack Dr. Kiriko]] is the [[AcademyOfEvil Villain Academy]]'s [[SchoolNurse nurse]]. And because he's the only one to have a medicine doctorate among all others teachers. ([[Series/ChoudenshiBioman Doctor Man]], [[Anime/MazingerZ Doctor Hell]] , [[Series/JikuuSenshiSpielban Doctor Bio]], and [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget Doctor Claw]].)
* NoticingTheFourthWall: A broken door fall on Jayx, prompting him to say he never wanted to become a ChewToy. Also, Ken taking note that [[AliensSpeakingEnglish everyone, even from different countries, seems to speak the same language]].
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Kinda: Hongo seems unable, in volumes 2 and 3, to remember Tofu and Bibi's real names. He keeps call them "Truc" and "Machin" ("Doodad" and "Gizmo").
* OurFounder: Space Sherif Gardan Iskor and his statue.
* ParentalAbandonment: Ken, by his creator, following a winning lottery ticket. Duke, whose parents live abroad and don't even come back for holidays, just like Viper's MissingMom.
* PeoplePuppets: [[spoiler: Viper used a magical ring and a ''literal'' puppet to MindControl her cousin during a while when they were children, in order to do chores and make mischief. Then, after finding it again, she uses it on Hongo, in order to [[TheMatchmaker hook him up with Bibi]].]]
* PiratesVersusNinjas: In the WhatIf chapter, Duke says that being a ninja sucks, and he would rather be a pirate. But in the universe where he is a pirate captain, his schoolmates are stuck with the ninja idea and appear as such on the boat's deck. They suggest to be [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ninjas pirates]], and Duke promptly answer that [[LampshadeHanging the concept is ridiculous.]]
* PokeThePoodle: Most of what Vilain School's students learn, apparently.
* RashomonStyle: In the last book, two chapters are about a conversation overheard by Bibi; when it's tell entirely in the second chapter the sense turn out to be completely different.
* RedHerring: Ken is GenreSavvy enough to once assume one about a crime's suspect, but also [[spoiler:presume that it was an inverted RedHerring. He lampshaded it, explaining the suspect looked so suspect that it couldn't be him, but it was him anyway.("It's him so it's not him so it's him.") That's correspond, only with a longer name, exactly to TheUntwist description exemple when inverted. Turn out that Ken was totally right in his assumption.]]
* ReferenceOverdosed
* RunningGag: The school keeps on exploding, due mostly to the five heroes. Also, Toa's name is mistaken for a pronoun, or when nobody notices that he was missing.
* SchoolPlay : Yes, it was RomeoAndJuliet. Yes, Bibi plays Juliet. And... Tofu was Romeo, but Bibi plays a hundred differents tricks to make the scenario derail and end alone on scene with Hongo, who was playing Mercutio. Oh, and Koji was [[YouAreATreeCharlieBrown the tree]].
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: Sentai School and Villain's school ones have ColorCodedForYourConvenience. Bottom is clear for the villains, and black for heroes. And if in Villain's School all jackets are black, in Sentai School they're in a different color for everyone (fit with personality or ShoutOut to the original character clothes).
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: A Freddie Mercury look-alike does this, making the students believing he was a DistressedDamsel.
* ShipperOnDeck: Viper, for Bibi and Hongo.[[spoiler: She even use a MindControlDevice]]
* ShoutOut :So, so, ''so much'', you can't count them. But trying to is half the fun.
** The chapters titles, which ranges from "[[OuranHighSchoolHostClub Saint High School Host Club]]" to "[[Franchise/ResidentEvil Resident Sentai]]".
** The backgrounds and architecture: both the Sentai School and the Villain's School are modeled after anime starships.
** Save the protagonists, every pupil and every teacher is another work's simultaneous {{Expy}} and AffectionateParody. Among them are the PowerRangers, Anime/TheThreeMusketeers (from the 1987 animated series) , SaintSeiya, RoninWarriors, WesternAnimation/JayceAndTheWheeledWarriors, Wingman, and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters so on]]... As the school went co-ed, some Shojo series got their own, such as [[UruseiYatsura Lum]], Franchise/SailorMoon, CreamyMami... In Villain's School, look-alikes of [[SaintSeiya Alberich of Megrez]], [[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse Skeletor]] and [[Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater Gargoyle]].
** [[SpeaksInShoutOuts Some sentences are quotes from old animes credits lyrics.]]
* SickeninglySweethearts: [[WesternAnimation/JayceAndTheWheeledWarriors Jayx]] and [[Anime/HanaNoKoLunlun Lydia]] are an AffectionateParody of this.
* SixthRanger: Bibi, then Viper.
* SplitPersonality: Keiji/Dark Keiji, and "Villain Psychology" teacher Amamechu ("Anhairlocked") spoof of [[MPDPsycho Kazuhiko Amamiya]]. [[spoiler:His evil side is Stratequerre's spy]].
* [[NewTransferStudent Stranger Student]]: [[SpiderMan Peter Naraignee]].
* SuperHero: A lot, especially in volume 3 (chapter in New York)
* SuperheroSchool: Hey, it's in the ''title''! (With a [[AcademyOfEvil villain academy]] just across the street.)
* SuperSentaiStance : An exam subject!
* SweetheartSipping: [[spoiler:Under influence]] Hongo propose Bibi to do this by ordering a milkshake with two straws. The waitress traduce it by: "A stingy order."
* TeamChef: Toa. He's so good a SupremeChef that his Christmas delicacies induced a Yule-themed InstantCosplaySurprise for those who tasted it.
* TeamPet: Chibi Goldo
* TemporaryLoveInterest: [[spoiler:Angus, for Bibi]]. Extreme resemblance helps.
* TheUnintelligible: Being a Pokemon spoof, Chibi-Goldo speaks in non-words. Like all chibis anyway (Chibi-Zinger and Stratéquerre's pet, that looks like the very first monster seen in UFORoboGrendizer). Bibi, because only a few words are big (loud) enough to be read (heard).And Kenshiro often replace some words in his sentences by "Grunt!"
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Bibi,at first. Soon after, both schools opened to girls students and Viper joined both the school and the group.
* ThemeNaming: Some Heroes names are based upon Space Sherif's actors names, and names of series for surnames: Girara for Giraya, Jasper for Jaspion. Shinobi is [[{{Ninja}} self-descriptive]]. [[EdibleThemeNaming Food names]] for Tofu and Co (his bandmates are Curry, Soja and Wasabi, while his cousin is Takoyaki).
* TinfoilHat: A Tupperware box variant once occurred, because "It contained sacred eggplants."
* {{Troperrific}}
* {{Tsundere}}: Bibi, a Type-B put to extreme.
* [[UglyGuyHotWife Ugly Guy Hot Girlfriend]]: Toa and Viper, tough she likes him for [[GoldDigger his money above all.]]
* UnnamedParent: Every single parent, save Hongo's dad Ichiro.
* VillainsOutShopping: It's pure coincidence if , in the BeachEpisode, Ultra sama [[spoiler: ran into Stratequerre,Anaconda and his clique.They were in vacation at [[IronicName Jean-Yves]]'s place, a villain buddy.]]
* WhatIf: A chapter in volume 4. We see pupils with reversed personnalities, in the [[BadFuture future]], as villains, as a DungeonsAndDragons party, as ComicBooks superheroes, etc.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Bibi and Hongo.
* WritingLines: While doing it on a black board, Hongo say he find that ridiculous. Cue agreement from [[ShoutOut Bart Simpson]] next to him.
* YouFailGeographyForever: In book 3, pupils go to California from (apparently) Japan. So they would just have the Pacific to cross. The problem is, they first land in New York and then cross the whole country, just as if they came from Europe.

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