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Aliens have invaded Earth. The [[EvilOverlord King]] of [[TheEmpire Planet Voice]] has sent his son, [[OverlordJr Prince Sasaki]], and his [[EvilGenius chief tactician]], [[TheStrategist Seki]], to Earth, [[TheMasquerade disguised]] as an [[CorruptCorporateExecutive ordinary Japanese businessman]], with the intent of turning MegaCorp Science Electronics into a power strong enough to TakeOverTheWorld. Fortunately, they are opposed in this goal by a [[LawEnforcementInc secret department of the Right Trading Company]] - the Special Duty Combat Unit [[{{Sentai}} Shinesman]]!

The series chronicles the adventures of young {{Salaryman}} Hiroya Matsumoto, [[TheHero Shinesman Red]], and his co-workers, who form a FiveManBand. They fight the aliens of Planet Voice with [[ImprobableWeaponUser highly impractical weapons]] and the support of the Right Trading Company's Human Resources Department.

{{Shinesman}} is an AffectionateParody of the {{Sentai}} genre, originally created as a manga by Kaimu Tachibana, and then adapted as an OVA by Production I.G, which ran for [[ShortRunners precisely two episodes]]. A [[{{Woolseyism}} very high-quality English dub]] was released by Media Blasters, under their Anime Works label.

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!!This series contains examples of:

* AccidentalMarriage: Matsumoto accidentally saw Princess Shiina's bare skin, which according to the law of Planet Voice, means she has to either kill him or marry him. In the manga, where Shina does not exist, the same thing happens - except with ''[[FoeYay Sasaki]]''.
* AffectionateParody
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Having some quirk seems to be a requirement for working for Right Trading.
* {{Brainwashed}}: [[spoiler: Seki]]
* TheCaptain: Kyoko Sakakibara.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Parodied -- [[TheCaptain Kyoko]] chose the team's colors by asking each member what their favorite color for a superhero costume would be; most of the members chose "business-friendly" colors to escape the apparent [[SecretTestOfCharacter trick question]].
** "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Your colors]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny SUCK!]]''"
* CoolCar: Yamadera's Montage
* CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: A corporate sponsored ''sentai team''.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Seki and Sasaki's cover identities
* DatingCatwoman: Matsumoto and Princess Shiina.
* TheDanza: The ''entire cast'' in the Japanese version. It's deliberate; all of the characters' surnames were borrowed from notable voice actors at the time the manga was written, and the corresponding actors voiced the characters for the OVA. In other words, in a clever ploy on the author's part, she picked out voice actors for the characters in advance.
* TheDitz: Princess Shiina.
* EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse
** TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse
* TheEmpire
* EvilOverlord
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Hiroya Matsumoto/Shinesman Red
** TheLancer: Ryoichi Hayami/Shinesman Moss Green
** TheBigGuy: Shogo Yamadera/Shinesman Gray
** TheSmartGuy: Shotaro Ono/Shinesman Sepia
** TheChick: Riko Hidaka/Shinesman Salmon Pink
* GenreAdultery: Shinesman was quite a departure from Tachibana's [[BoysLove usual work]].
* GenreSavvy: Matsumoto's little brother Yota is a {{Sentai}} fanboy, and provides Matsumoto with crucial [[GenreSavvy Genre Savviness]].
* HandsomeLech: Hayami
* IllGirl: Yota is a male example.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Tie-clip bombs! Cuff lasers! Business card cutters!
** "Times like these I wish I just had a shotgun."
* LampshadeHanging: A good portion of the English dub's humor.
* LivingWithTheVillain: Right Trading does not know about Seki and Sasaki's disguises, and Seki and Sasaki do not know the Shinesmen's [[SecretIdentity secret identities]]. Matsumoto, Hayami, Sasaki, and Seki sign business deals with each other frequently.
* MegaCorp: Both Science Electronics and the Right Trading Company
* MundaneMadeAwesome: [[TheHero Matsumoto]] [[CrazyAwesome flashing his business card in the second OVA]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnp6KuUtKVQ (probably the greatest business card flashing ever made).]]
* OfficeLady: Hidaka
* {{Protectorate}}: Each member of the team has their own protectorate, as revealed in the climax of the first episode:
** Matsumoto's little brother
** Hayami's latest date
** Yamadera's Montage
** Ono's daughter
** Hidaka's fashion sense
* RunningGag: Calling Shiina a bimbo.
** "I think she's one OVA short of a series."
* {{Salaryman}}
* SecretIdentity: Sasaki and Seki
* {{Sentai}}
* ShiningGoodness
* ShowWithinAShow: ''Greatmen'', a more traditional {{Sentai}} show.
* StockFootage: Parodied, of course.
* SwirlyEnergyThingy: "Shiina, get in the vortex."
** "Shiina, get in the glowing green square."
* ThemeNaming: See HeyItsThatVoice
* TwinThreesomeFantasy
* UnwantedHarem: Hidaka is the ''only'' named female character that has no sexual tension with Matsumoto.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection
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