''Denji Sentai Megaranger'' (Electromagnetic Squadron Megaranger) is the twenty-first installment in the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series, running from 1997 to 1998.

Kenta Date is a high-school underachiever who enjoys two things: eating yakiniku and playing the "Megaranger" arcade video game. One day, a couple of recruiters show up. It turns out that the Megaranger game is really a simulation intended to recruit people to become ''actual'' Megarangers. Kenta is the first person to be good enough at the game to be recruited. While [[{{Mentors}} Dr. Kubota]] tries to talk Kenta into accepting, the Earth is invaded by Nejiregia, [[AlienInvasion invaders from the Twisted Dimension]]. Due to the emergency, the Megaranger gear is given to Kenta and four of his classmates who happened to be in the area. And the battle begins...

The heroes and their gear are themed after different pieces of digital technology. Manages to avoid being ''too'' TotallyRadical given the show was made when computers were first becoming mainstream, but [[TechnologyMarchesOn technology still marches on]].

The series would be adapted into the sixth season of Power Rangers: ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'', and is the 6th Super Sentai to see a US release, coming out in October 2017.

Not to be confused with ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'', the ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' counterparts to ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' and ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger''.[[note]]The Power Rangers Megaforce have been referred to as "Mega Rangers" on occasion.[[/note]] Also not to be confused with two sImilarly-named older series ''Series/DenshiSentaiDenziman'' or ''Series/ChoudenshiBioman'' of 1980s.

!!The heroes:
* Kenta Date / '''Mega Red''': TheHero. Comes off as an IdiotHero, but he's really ObfuscatingStupidity out of laziness. He's not the official leader, but he takes point because he's the Red, and [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority that's just the way things are done in Sentai]].
* Koichirou Endoh / '''Mega Black''': TheBigGuy. The complete opposite of Kenta, as he is an overachiever who treats everything as SeriousBusiness. He's [[TheLeader the official leader]], but most people forget this since he's not Red.
* Shun Namiki / '''Mega Blue''': [[TheSmartGuy The Smart]] [[TheLancer Lancer]] and computer graphics artist. Aloof at first, but he gets better.
* Chisato Jogasaki / '''Mega Yellow''': TheHeart and aspiring (digital) photographer. She's basically a milder version of Kouichirou.
* Miku Imamura / '''Mega Pink''': A [[BigEater gluttonous]] [[TheChick female version]] of Kenta. She comes off as TheDitz, but like Kenta, she's also ObfuscatingStupidity.
* Yuusaku Hayakawa / '''Mega Silver''': SixthRanger. His powers have a WeaksauceWeakness time limit [[spoiler:at first]].
* Dr. Eikichi Kubota: [[{{Mentors}} Their mentor]] and the creator of Megaranger suits [[spoiler:and was once friend with Hinelar.]]

!!The villains (Nejiregia):
* Emperor Javious I: The BiggerBad. Ruler of Nejiregia
* Dr. Hinelar: EvilGenius in charge of the invasion and de facto BigBad.
* Shiborena: The Dragon. Eventually revealed to be [[spoiler: the {{Cyborg}} version of Hinelar's late daughter, Shizuka]]
* Yugande: TheBrute and WorthyOpponent to the Megarangers.
* Bibidebi: Evil TeamPet. Responsible for making the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters Of The Week]] grow giant.
* Guirail: Evil SixthRanger and TheStarscream. Introduced as a second [[TheDragon Dragon]], but has no loyalty to anyone or anything, which results in him getting into an EnemyCivilWar with the honorable Yugande.
* [[spoiler:Hizumina]]: [[spoiler:Technically another SixthRanger that appear in Megaranger vs Gingaman. Shibolena's PaletteSwap that attempt to [[AvengingTheVillain destroy the Megaranger for Dr.Hinelar.]]]]
* The Nejirangers: ThePsychoRangers.
** Neji Red: BigBad[[note]]Also another [[TheDragon Dragon]] to Hinelar.[[/note]]
** Neji Black: TheDragon
** Neji Blue: TheBrute
** Neji Yellow: EvilGenius
** Neji Pink: DarkChick
** Neji Silver: SixthRanger[[note]][[SixthRangerTraitor Actually Yuusaku in a Nejiranger costume.]][[/note]]

Adapted in the US as ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''.

!!'''Recurring''' Super Sentai tropes:

* AlasPoorVillain[[spoiler: Doctor Hinelar created Shibolena as a ReplacementGoldfish for his daughter Shizuka to ease the pain of her loss.]]
** [[spoiler:Even more sad as Shibolena's body exploded before his eyes. He grieved for the loss of her ''and'' Yugande, and during the final battle, with him the last villain standing, he called for them to watch him the same way the ''heroes'' are more prone to doing when avenging someone who suffered DeathByOriginStory.]]
** You'll feel bad for all of them (except Guirail) by the end, as Yugande [[spoiler: risks using an unstable powerup ''without being asked to'' due to his UndyingLoyalty toward Hinelar]], Shibolena really cares for him and [[spoiler: takes a fatal blow to save him. However, ''he's so enraged at her injury'' that he attacks the Rangers again though he's no longer in any condition to and that's what leads to his death. ''Then'' we have Shibolena's last words before she dies, saying she wishes she could have stayed by Dr. Hinelar's side forever. ''Then'' he has to watch his daughter die ''again.'']] By the end when Hinelar has [[spoiler: lost everyone he cares about and finds his body is twisting upon itself due to his time in the Twisted Dimension]], it's no wonder he tries to pull a TakingYouWithMe. He really has nothing left. And on top of this, It's not like [[spoiler: Samejima]] ''asked'' to be [[spoiler: warped into an evil madman in the first place. Entering the Twisted Dimension was an ill-advised experiment but nothing evil.]]
* AllYourPowersCombined: The Multi-Attack Rifle. In a subversion, it is formed from all ''but'' Kenta's weapon.
* BifurcatedWeapon: The Mega Snipers.[[note]]Primarily a [[CoolGuns/{{Handguns}} gun]], but it can either split into [[GunsAkimbo two smaller guns]] or combine with a Megaranger's personal weapon into a "[[HandCannon Sniper]]" gun.[[/note]]
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: "M" is for Megaranger.
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull:
** "Install! Megaranger!
** Yuusaku has "Keitaizer! Install!", named from his TransformationTrinket.
%%* CallingYourAttacks
* CombiningMecha:
** Mega Ship + Mega Shuttle = Galaxy Mega
** Ro Voyager 1 + Shuttle Voyager 2 + Rocket Voyager 3 + Saucer Voyager 4 + Tank Voyager 5 = Mega Voyager
* CoolBike: Mega Silver's Auto Slider, which can transform into a {{hoverboard}} much like the Cyber Sliders rode by the main team.
* {{Crossover}}: ''Megaranger vs. [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Carranger]]'', where the Megarangers get the exclusive Megatector armors.
%%* FinishingMove
* FiveManBand: Kenta is TheHero, Koichirou is TheBigGuy and TheLeader[[note]]Mega Black's description is [[MightyGlacier "Powerful, but rather slow".]][[/note]], Shun is TheSmartGuy and TheLancer, Chisato is TheHeart, Miku is TheChick, and Yuusaku is the SixthRanger.
* HomeBase: INET base.
* HumongousMecha: After six straight shows that started with five-piece combinations, the Galaxy Mega was the first main robot since the [[Series/ChikyuuSentaiFiveman Five Robo]] that was combined from less than five mechas. In fact, the Galaxy Mega is the first main robot since the [[Series/ChoudenshiBioman Bio Robo]] that is formed from only two mechas. This was later remedied with the introduction of the Mega Voyager, in addition to support robots for both.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: All episodes use excited episode titles.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: All shout their respective names, followed by ''Denji Sentai! Megaranger!''
* KingMook: The MonsterOfTheWeek in one episode was Boss Kunekune, identical to the other {{Mooks}} except for a black head and PsychicPowers. His idea of MakeMyMonsterGrow was having his flunkies pile on top of him, forming a giant mass of Kunekune the Rangers had to call in their mecha to deal with.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Kenta is [[spoiler:initially]] the only one with the Battle Riser, which allows, amongst other things, the formation of Super Galaxy Mega. We're [[InformedAbility also told his computer-symbol allows him]] [[PowersAsPrograms to program any skill into himself.]]
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Bibidebi's only reason for living. When a monster is beaten, he beams down and bites them with a growth virus.
* MechaExpansionPack:
** Galaxy Mega + Delta Mega = Super Galaxy Mega
** Mega Winger doesn't actually combine with anything, but it can lend its Mega Wing attachment to the Mega Voyager, allowing it to become the Wing Mega Voyager.
* AMechByAnyOtherName: The Voyager Machines, the components of the Mega Voyager.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: The animal-like Nejire Beasts, later upgraded into the more robotic Psycho-Nejilars.
* {{Mook}}s: The Kunekunes.
%%* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase
%%* RegularCaller
* SuperMode: This series features three of them, with two of these being more the DeadlyUpgrade trope, as they can potentially kill the user:
** Miku gets one for an episode, aptly named Super Miku, after being hit by a strengthening serum meant for the MonsterOfTheWeek. This gives her the ability to use all of her teammates weaponry to maximum effectiveness, while enhancing her IQ to 800 points and turn her normally ditzy personality into a more calm and collected one. However, she had to turn back to normal, as these effects would ultimately kill her.
** Yugande gets one in the finale, called Burning Yugande, in which he literally TurnsRed. This upgrade increases his power, uses it up more almost immediately, causing him to die.
** The entire Megaranger team gets the Mega Tector armor in ''Megaranger vs Carranger''.
* SupervillainLair: Grand Nejiro.
* SuperWristGadget: The Battle Riser.
%%* ThemeMusicPowerUp
%%* TitleScream
* TransformationNameAnnouncement: "Complete! Galaxy Mega!"
* TransformationTrinket: A trope applying to all Super Sentai, but notable here in that Yusaku's TransformationTrinket is the very first use of a cell phone as such in Super Sentai, which has since become ubiquitous to the point of absurdity. Justified here given that the show's entire theme is digital technology; later sentai completely lack any justification for their nature or magic based heroes using phones in defiance of their themes without even a HandWave.
* TransformingMecha:
** Delta Mega, which has a shuttle mode.
** Mega Winger, Mega Silver's mecha, has three modes (fighter, tank and jet).
* TwoGirlsToATeam: The seventh Yellow and Pink duo and the third one in a row. This was the last Sentai team with two female rangers at the same time for the next '''six years'''.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** Kenta: [[ThisIsADrill Drill]] [[CoolSword Saber]][[note]]Drill Saber + Mega Sniper = Drill Sniper. It later upgrades into the Drill Sniper Custom.[[/note]]
** Kouichirou: [[SimpleStaff Mega Rod]][[note]]Mega Rod + Mega Sniper = Rod Sniper[[/note]]
** Shun: [[AnAxeToGrind Mega Tomahawk]][[note]]Mega Tomahawk + Mega Sniper = Tomahawk Sniper[[/note]]
** Chisato: [[BratsWithSlingshots Mega Sling]][[note]]Mega Sling + Mega Sniper = Sling Sniper[[/note]]
** Miku: [[ImprobableWeaponUser Mega Capture]][[note]]A stun/capture gun. Mega Capture + Mega Sniper = Capture Sniper[[/note]]
** Yuusaku: [[SwissArmyWeapon Silver Blazer]][[note]][[RayGun Gun]] and [[CoolSword Sword]] Modes.[[/note]]

!!Tropes specific to ''Denji Sentai Megaranger'':

* ArmCannon: Delta Mega has gatling guns on each arm.
%%* {{Avenging The Villain}}s: [[spoiler:Hizumina's motivation.]]
* BadassBookworm: Yuusaku. Designs mecha by day, beats down mooks ''barehanded and untransformed'' ...er, also by day. It helps that he works out.
* BreatherEpisode:
** Episode 29 features the infamous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6MKyHiWLwk Diet Crepe song]] and a stupid looking pig monster. It takes place just before [[spoiler:Guirail's final battle and consequent destruction.]]
** Episode 37 features a comical canary monster stealing Chisato's voice, causing her to sound like an old man. This episode is featured before the appearance of the Nejirangers and with it the start of Dr. Hinelar's endgame.
* CatchPhrase: "Game Over!", said before destroying the MonsterOfTheWeek with Galaxy Mega. Dropped when they switch to Mega Voyager.
* CoolOldGuy: Professor Kubota, the mentor of the team, is this. His trust in the Megaranger team is unwavering, despite them being high school students and he is certainly not afraid to enter the battlefield himself should the need arise.
* CoolStarship: The Megaship and Delta Mega.
* CoolSword:
** In a sense. The Galaxy Mega has the second-highest number of [[FinishingMove sword finishers]] in Sentai history, losing only to the semi-sentient [[Series/ChoudenshiBioman Bio Robo]].
** Yugande's Dark Crisis also qualifies. It is a large curved sword with the ability to perform element-based attacks by pressing certain buttons on its hilt.
* CoolTeacher: Ken Ooiwa. While he first appears to be a slacker, who rather stays in bed than teach his students, he certainly cares for them and gives good advice about how to face life's problems. What really cements him as cool, is his attitude when faced by a MonsterOfTheWeek. Said monster wanted to have a precious meteorite Ooiwa had in his possession, resulting in Ooiwa eating it to prevent said thing from happening. He is also one of the few teachers voluntarily staying at school after many other teachers left due to Nejirejias more aggressive attacks. His reasoning was that there should always be someone looking out for the students still wanting to stay. [[spoiler:After Nejirejia managed to turn almost the whole school against the Megarangers by revealing their identities, Ooiwa is the only teacher maintaining his trust in the team and even managed to rally his class to cheer for the Megaranger.]]
* CompressedHair: Many of Shibolena's disguises feature her with long hair. Justified that it's more like a transformation than disguise.
* CreepyCentipedes: Centipede Nejire is not only creepy but is rather formidable foe as well. Thank to its "SummonMagic" and that Delta Mega being "mind-controled".
* DancingTheme: The second ending theme, "Bomb Dancing Megaranger."[[note]]"Bomb" here may be a mistranslation or a pun on the fact that it should be Bon dance (''bon-odori'').[[/note]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: Especially in comparison to its predecessor Carranger. Two episodes deal with the Megarangers befriending a member of Nejiregia only to watch them killed in front of them. [[spoiler:Then towards the end, Nejiregia exposes the Megarangers' identities which leads to their school and the entire town turning on them.]]
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first couple episodes have the Megarangers bringing the Nezire monsters into some weird virtual reality alternate dimension in order to defeat them.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: The last arc, in general. [[spoiler:The Nejiregia managed to expose the Megarangers' identity to the school, and this in turn causes ''everyone'' to drive the Megarangers away from their school, even if they're model students like Kouichirou or not-so-[[InsufferableGenius insufferable geniuses]] like Shun, and everyone lost their will to fight on. But the Nejiregia still continued their assault to humanity, so the Megarangers pick up their resolve to fight on, save mankind and in the same process, restore their reputation that they're not bad students, but fighting to save their asses. It ''works'' and they're welcomed back, and able to graduate.]]
* EggMcGuffin: Komutan.
* EldritchAbomination: Javious. We don't find out his true nature until [[spoiler: after he's KilledOffForReal]], but it's a doozy. [[spoiler: After his death]], the villains' fortress shakes a lot, and suddenly it's in real space instead of that swirly zone and it's no longer half TronLines. Shibolena asks what happened to the Twisted Dimension, and Dr. Hinelar tells her that it's [[spoiler: ''gone.'' Javious himself was the whole dimension, a being so powerful and alien as to be a world unto himself. He/it no longer exists.]]
* ElementalPowers: The Nejiranger's true forms each have one. Neji Red/Neji Phantom has PlayingWithFire, Neji Black/Neji Vulgar has DishingOutDirt, Neji Blue/Neji Bizzare is AnIcePerson, Neji Yellow/Neji Sophia [[note]][[BeeBeeGun sort of]][[/note]] has BlowYouAway, and Neji Pink/Neji Jealous has GreenThumb.
* EliteMook: Boss Kunekune, a MonsterOfTheWeek.
* EnemyCivilWar: Guirail and Yugande clash over Guirail's more underhanded tactics vs. Yugande's more honorable methods. [[spoiler:It hits the fan when Guirail ''severely'' injures Yugande by using him as a HumanShield against the Megarangers. Hinelar then decides to end it by offering Guirail a power-up that's really PsychoSerum that turns Guirail into a mindless OneWingedAngel. Guirail is soon the first to be killed by the Megarangers' MidSeasonUpgrade mecha.]] [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes All those because at least Hinelar form a strong bond/companionship with his creations (Shibolena and Yugande)]] and would take care of them greatly, Guirail does not, so he learns the hard way what happens when some 'newcomer' made not by him tried to double cross his 'family'.
* EvilIsPetty: After the Megarangers destroyed Hinelar City, Hinelar focused the remaining episodes on getting revenge on them.
* FairytaleWeddingDress: In episode 16, Miku bought one when she and everyone thought they will die thanks to Poison Moth Nejire. After the plot resolve it was discovered by Chisato who teases her that whom Miku will wear it for.
%%* FragileSpeedster: Chisato.
* GiantMook: King Kunekune, which is Boss Kunekune surrounded by a "body" of Kunekunes.
* GirlishPigtails: Miku. Surprisingly, she lost it when she reappears in ''Gaorangers vs Super Sentai''. Her short hairdo shows that ShesAllGrownUp.
* GratuitousEnglish: The opening (and the transformation sequence) gives us this garbled mess:
--> Tighten up reality gangster\\
Stigma through idiot hearing\\
Keep frustration clear\\
Patience open ahead\\
Getting away with it lead\\
Some distant memory drove\\
Get the message\\
Indiscipline all remains\\
Wish double editorials cover\\
Under stress new canoe\\
Primal tribal\\
[a final line obscured by the main text of "MEGA[insert color here] READY"].[[note]]Several of these lines were grafted from song titles from the debut album of British dance band Electronic ([[Music/NewOrder Bernard Sumner]] and Music/JohnnyMarr(!)).[[/note]]
* HighSchool: All the Megarangers except Yuusaku are high-school students.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Dr. Hineler's creations, the Nejirangers, which paved the way for his ambitious utopia Hineler City, [[{{Irony}} ended up being the cause of his ambition being undone]].
* HomeBase: Subverted - Nejirejia destroys INET's Earth base very early on, so for most of the show Megaranger's 120-man strong support team is based aboard the Mega Ship. They're in there during battles as well.
* HypocriticalHumor: With a FreudianSlip to match.
-->'''Kenta''': ''*seeing Miku [[BigEater eating a lot]]* Miku, did you just get fatter?''
-->'''Miku''': ''({{Beat}}) Fat?''
-->'''Shun''': ''Kenta, you shouldn't bemean a woman's heart with words like that!''
-->'''Miku''': ''Shun, did I get fatter?''
-->'''Shun''': ''Yep - I mean, just a little!''
* IdiotHero: Megaranger began this trope in Sentai. It's now used at least every other series, but Megaranger is one of the only ones to actually justify it with ObfuscatingStupidity.
* IronicEcho: Guirail constantly claims that "To defeat Megarangers, we must do whatever it takes." [[spoiler:This is exactly what Hinelar and Shibolena said after the SuperSerum Hinelar gave to Guirail is taking effect and turning him into a mindless berserker at cost of power.]]
%%* JackOfAllStats: Kenta and Miku.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:The entire town who not only turn on the Megarangers following the exposure of their identity, but even demand that they still protect them while doing so.]]
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Mega Voyager for the heroes, Yugande's repaired form and the switch to cyborg [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters Of The Week]] for the villains.
%%* MightyGlacier: Koichirou.
* MrFanservice: Yusaku can qualify as one.
* MsFanservice: All main female characters.
* NiceHat: Because of the way the Mega Shuttle combines with the Mega Ship, it looks like Galaxy Mega is wearing a nice shuttle-shaped hat. [[http://powerrangers.wikia.com/wiki/Galaxy_Mega Behold.]]
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Shun & Miku]] and [[spoiler:Koichiro & Chisato]] are both heavily implied. Even [[spoiler:Shibolena & Yugande]] qualify this. This doesn't stop the ShipTease though.
* OlderSidekick: Mega Silver may be the SixthRanger, but ''Yuusaku Hayakawa'' (age 25) is this to the rangers, who are just finishing high school.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Bibdebi. His name even come from the word ''devil''(debi in japanese). Dr.Hinelar appearance(specifically, his "horns") is also seem to be inspired by one as well.
* PaletteSwap: Perhaps an unintentional genius moment, but like in older video games, the Megarangers' suits are near identical save for color and a slight difference in vizor shape. [[spoiler:Hizumina is one to Shibolena as well.]]
* PantyShot:
** Miku has a famous one in episode 50.
** Shibolena's can be seen alot. Lampshaded by Yusaku in episode 36.
---> '''Yusaku''': The view from down here is pretty good too.
---> '''Shibolena''': Really? ''(held her sword)'' [[BerserkButton This will cool you down!]]
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:Dr. Hinelar is Shibolena's father, but her mother never appears]].
* PacManFever: Inverted; the Megaranger game at the beginning of the show had photo-realistic graphics (at least for the characters; there's not much in the way of backgrounds) due to it being actors in suits.
* ProductPlacement:
** In the first episode, if you look hard enough when Kenta is playing the Megaranger arcade, you'll see there's an ''VideoGame/XMenVsStreetFighter'' machine behind him.
** In episode 14, when Kenta is scolding the little children at the arcade, you can blatantly see a ''VideoGame/VirtuaCop 2'' machine in clear sight.
* ProductionForeshadowing: The Megatector armor the Megarangers gain in the ''Megaranger vs. Carranger'' crossover is ''very'' similar to the armor provided by the Lights of Ginga in ''Gingaman'', aired the year after; they even both have a finisher involving the five Rangers merging into an energy fireball and slamming through a target.
* ThePsychoRangers: The US adaptation of the Nejirangers is the TropeNamer.
* RealityEnsues: The Megaranger arcade games were developed to find combatants worthy of the warrior program that Dr. Eikichi Kubota is developing. When they meet Kenta, the highest ranked player, Dr. Kubota is incredibly excited to meet Kenta in-person. However, Dr. Kubota comes to realize that for the mids 90's, a person extremely talented at an arcade game is so because that's all he does and Kenta seems lazy, ditzy, and is easily won over by free food. Kenta is a good person at heart and he makes a great Megaranger, but Dr. Kubota's expectations are off based on what he knows from Kenta's data only.
* ReplacementGoldfish:
** [[spoiler:Shiborena is actually a robot modeled after Dr. Hinelar's dead daughter, Shizuka.]]
** [[spoiler:Hizumina is a replacement of Shibolena.]]
* RocketPunch: Super Galaxy Mega's finishing blow.
* RecycledInSpace: ''Series/KousokuSentaiTurboranger'' with digitial technology replacing automobiles as the theme.
* SecretIdentity: As they're just highschoolers, the Megarangers keep their identities as secret as possible, not even transforming in front of a MonsterOfTheWeek - a point hammered home by the Nejirangers attacking users of a popular wireless 'net access device, just because it made the same sound as their TransformationTrinket. Yuusaku, on the other hand, has no such reservations, and frequently doesn't bother. Probably because he has no life outside working for INET so there are no consequences for him that the enemy knows he is Megasilver. Near the end of the series Dr. Hinelar does find out who the Rangers are, and sends a monster to attack them at school, leading to them being ostracized and having to live in an old warehouse.
* ShipTease:
** Kenta gets a fair share of teases with both Chisato and Miku and in the former case the times is almost equal to Chisato and Kouichiro.
** On the villain side we have Bibidebi (perhaps one-sided) with Shibolena.
* ShirtlessScene: The last scene of #25 has Yuusaku on the beach like this, and #27's last scene has Kenta, Kouichirou, and Shun enjoying the beach like this.
* SkySurfing: The Megarangers ride around on {{hoverboard}}s called the Cyber Sliders. Mega Silver has a modified version, the Auto Slider, that also [[TransformingMecha transforms]] into a CoolBike.
* SpiritualSuccessor:
** To ''Series/DenshiSentaiDenziman''. The series' share, among other things, the light-up foreheads of the ranger's helms and the hideous, twisted, asymmetrical look of the monsters.
** The fact that the heroes are high school students brings it closer to ''Series/KousokuSentaiTurboranger''.
** The main hero of the story was recruited by being good at a video game was the driving plot of ''Film/TheLastStarfighter''.
* SomethingAboutARose: One Neji monster was based on a rose, and it turned people into plant people. Turning Chisato's best friend into a plant person and laughing about it in her face [[BerserkButton is not a good idea, as Shibolena found out first hand.]]
* SuperPrototype: The Mega Silver suit, customized and fitted for actual battle, and noticeably more powerful than the Mega Ranger suits. Naturally, it has a 2.5 minute time limit. [[spoiler:Becomes more of an AceCustom later on, after Yuusaku removes the time limit, accompanied by a drop in power.]]
* TakenForGranite: The Ankou[[note]]Anglerfish[[/note]] Nejire Beast had this power.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: After Yugande's power is reduced and he is almost killed by [=MegaRed=]'s Drill Saber, Shibolena runs in to take the damage instead.]]
* TankGoodness: The Digitank, the first Sentai tank (that isn't just a form or component of a mecha) since the Jack Tank in ''Series/JAKQDengekitai''.
* TechMarchesOn: Surprisingly averted; the writers predicted the rise of digital technology. For example, Chisato was a photographer who specialized in using digital cameras. In 1997.
** Red's and Pink's forehead symbols are outdated however, red's being a desktop PC with a CRT monitor, and pink's being a cellphone which looks more like a pocket calculator then modern phones.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: The Nejirangers do ''not'' get along, even though it's in their best interest to do so.
* TemptingFate:
** After Miku screwed up for the umpteenth time...
--->'''Chisato''': ''Oh great. Now we just need a Nejirejia attack to complete the day!''
--->''*Digitizers ring*''
--->'''Whole team''': ''*sigh*''
** Episode 37. Chisato is ''very'' sure that no such things as being hospitalized or being caught by a fever will stop her from entering the class singing contest this year. Guess what happens. [[spoiler:A Nejirejia Beast swapped her voice with a boorish man's voice and this effect stays ''until night'', so she skips the contest again. She still gets to sing for her classmates though.]]
* ThemeNaming:
** The surnames of the five main Megarangers ('''D'''ate, '''E'''ndoh, '''N'''amiki, '''J'''ogasaki and '''I'''mamura) form the word "DENJI".
** Keeping with their "twisted" theme, everyone in Nejiregia (including Nejiregia itself) is named after either the Japanese word for "to twist" or a synonym.
* ThemeTuneCameo: Kenta hums the shows theme song while riding his bike in episode 24.
* TooLongDidntDub: The "twisted" bit, actually. Fansubbers usually leave the term "nejire"/"nezire" alone, but it does come from a word meaning twisted, and it's used a ''lot'' with no explanation in the dialogue because the target audience [[CaptainObvious tends to know their own word for 'twisted.']] When you know this, a lot of things suddenly make ''tons'' more sense. The villains come from the Twisted Dimension. That's why objects spontaneously become warped when a portal opens. That's why [[spoiler: Dr. Samejima went nuts and returned as Dr. Hinelar]]: his mind became ''warped.'' It's also why in the final episodes his body begins to [[spoiler: temporarily distort and then return, and once it gets bad he decides to self-destruct his mecha and take the Rangers with him: his body was beginning to ''twist upon itself'' from being in the Twisted Dimension. He spent the last couple of episodes knowing [[TheLastDance he'd soon be dead]] or [[FateWorseThanDeath worse]].]] It's also why the monsters are hideous even by monster standards and ''always'' have a spiral pattern somewhere: what else do you expect from Twisted Beasts? It's also why the villains' names are mainly puns on different words for twisted (including Hizumina from the Mega/Ginga teamup: even if she's from a different series she's a Dr. Hinelar creation; Hizumu means distort.) However, since they are creations of [[spoiler: a former human rather than true natives of the Twisted Dimension]], the expected spiral pattern is absent from Shibolena and Hizumina; they look human and their outfits better resemble the 'digital' look of the [[spoiler: other human creations such as the Megaranger tech.]]
* [[UngratefulBastard Ungrateful Bastards]]: Pretty much the entire town after Nejirejia exposes the Megarangers' identities. Not only are they kicked out of school, but one woman has the gall to cry for them to save her during an attack only to snap at them afterwards for involving civilians in a fight they didn't even instigate.
* VillainSong: Shibolena has "The Blue Devil's Smile", and Bibidebi has "Bibi! Bibidebi da Debi".
* VillainousBreakdown: Neji Blue is particularly fixated on attacking his counterpart. When [[spoiler:''five'' Mega Blues and one Neji Silver]] show up, he attacks his own teammates to get at them.
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld
* WeaksauceWeakness: Yuusaku can only stay as Mega Silver for 2.5 minutes at a time [[spoiler:at first, but he later fixes it, at the cost of reducing Mega Silver's overall strength]].
* TheWorfBarrage: When fighting Mad Guirail the Super Galaxy Mega is given a new uber attack. If anything it only pisses him off more.
* WouldntHitAGirl: Averted first in episode 50 when [[spoiler:Mega Red kills Shibolena]] and later in ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman vs. Megaranger'', [[spoiler:where he kills Hizumina]].
* XanatosGambit: Dr. Hinelar pulls off one of these late in the series, when [[spoiler:he decides that he wants to be the actual leader of Nejiregia, not just the de facto one. Thus, he creates the Nejirangers, secretly using Javious' life force as their power source. He knows full well the Megarangers will eventually kill the Nejirangers, so he made sure that when the Nejirangers die, the backlash kills Javious too. Hinelar succeeds, becoming the new BigBad. Until then, he had PyschoRangers working for him.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Hinelar (Silver and Purple), Shibolena (Blue) and (if you count) Bibidebi (Green)
* YouFailTheIQTest: In one episode Miku evolves into a genius with an IQ of 800.
* ZettaiRyouiki:
** Chisato.
** If tall boots count, Shibolena.