->''The Starbeasts: They are mysterious animals who fight for the sake of defending harmony in the Milky Way!''

''Seijū Sentai Gingaman'' (Star Beast Squadron Galaxyman) is the twenty-second installment in the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series, running from 1998 to 1999.

3,000 years ago, the evil Space Pirate gang, the Barban, attempted to conquer Earth. They were foiled and imprisoned by the mystical Starbeasts and their human companions, the Gingamen of Ginga Forest. Since then, the mantle of the Gingamen was passed down through the generations of Ginga Forest. On the day of the appointment of the 133rd generation, an undersea earthquake releases the Barban from their imprisonment. In their attempt to kill the newest Gingamen, Hyūga, the appointed Ginga Red, is swallowed up in the Earth. Before he falls in, he passes on the duty to his brother, Ryōma. The Gingamen thus begin their mission to foil the Barban's scheme to revive Daitanix, the monster whose back houses the Barban's castle.

!!Starring, the Gingamen:
* Ryōma: ('''Ginga Red'''): TheLeader. He [[RookieRedRanger assumes the role of Ginga Red]] when his older brother (presumably) dies just as he's about to take up the legacy.
* Hayate: ('''Ginga Green'''): [[TheSmartGuy The Smart]] [[TheLancer Lancer]]. He plays the flute.
* Gōki: ('''Ginga Blue'''): TheBigGuy (of the GentleGiant variety). The TeamChef.
* Hikaru: ('''Ginga Yellow'''): [[KidAppealCharacter Bumbling]] BigEater and prankster.
* Saya: ('''Ginga Pink'''): TheChick. Strong and silent.
* Hyūga: ('''Black Knight'''): SixthRanger, Ryōma's older brother, BackFromTheDead.

!!Allies:
* Moku: [[{{Mentors}} Their mentor]], a talking tree.
* Bokku: An acorn fairy, very much the TeamPet.
* Haruhiko Aoyama: Children's book writer who runs the Silver Star Equestrian Ranch. Takes the Gingamen in after the loss of the Ginga Forest, and tends to write about their adventures.
* Yuta Aoyama: Haruhiko's 9-year-old son. Originally was a skeptic about the Ginga Forest, but [[SkepticNoLonger realized his dad was right after meeting the Gingamen.]]
!!The Barban:
* Captain Zahab: The BigBad.
* Shelinda: DarkChick.
* Bucrates: EvilGenius.
* Biznella: The SixthRanger and ArmsDealer.
* Yartots: {{Mooks}}.

The Barban Army Generals. Barban's Four [[TheDragon Dragons]].
* Sambash: TheGunslinger, and BadassBiker
* Budoh: [[NobleDemon Honorable]] [[MasterSwordsman Swordsman]].
* Iliess: [[AmbitionIsEvil The Treacherous]] [[EvilSorcerer Sorceress.]]
* Battobas: TheBrute. Of the four generals, he's the closest to Zahab.

Adapted as ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy''.
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!!'''Recurring''' Super Sentai tropes:

* AllYourPowersCombined: In addition to the team attacks, [[spoiler: Iliess, in a last-ditch effort, absorbed the souls of her fallen monsters to achieve a OneWingedAngel form. [[KilledOffForReal Take a guess on how she does in the fight]]]].
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: "''Ginga Tensei!''"[[note]]"Galactic Reincarnation!" (or Rebirth, depending on the translation)[[/note]]
** Hyūga: "''Kishi Tensei!''"[[note]]"Knight Reincarnation!"[[/note]]
* CallingYourAttacks
* CoolBike: Ginga Red's Galeopulser.
* {{Crossover}}: ''Gingaman vs. [[Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger Megaranger]]''
* CustomUniform: The white accents of the suits have a black wavy stripe, akin to [[{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]].
* FinishingMove: They go through several.
* FiveManBand
** TheLeader: Ryōma
** [[TheSmartGuy The Smart]] [[TheLancer Lancer]]: Hayate
** TheBigGuy: Gōki
** KidAppealCharacter: Hikaru
** TheChick: Saya
** SixthRanger: [[spoiler:Hyūga]]
* HomeBase
* HumongousMecha:
** AMechByAnyOtherName: The Star Beasts (''Seijū'') and its three categories: the Silver Star Beasts (''Ginseijū'', the components of Gingaioh), the Heavy Star Beast (''Jūseijū'', a category exclusive to Bulltaurus) and the Steel Star Beasts (''Kōseijū'', composed of Giga Bitus, Giga Phoenix and Giga Rhinos).
** AnimalMecha: The Silver Star Beasts and the Bulltaurus. Subverted with the Giga Rhinos and Giga Phoenix, which were Star Beasts that were cursed into the form of humanoid mechas and are formed from the combination of five land-based vehicles and five air-based vehicles respectively. The Giga Bitus was a shark that was turned into a giant transforming mecha carrier, but still resembles a shark in one of its modes.
** MechanicalLifeforms: All the Star Beasts are living animals (or at least they were originally), while Jūkishi (Heavy Knight) is actually Kurokishi enlarged to giant size.
** CombiningMecha: Notably, this marks the first occasion of having four combining robots at the same time.
*** Gingaleon + Gingalcon + Gingarilla + Gingaverick + Gingat = Gingaioh
*** Jūkishi + Goutaurus = Bulltaurus
*** Giga Wheel 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 = Giga Rhinos
*** Giga Wing 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 = Giga Phoenix
** TransformingMecha: The Giga Bitus, a large-sized Steel Star Beast which transforms from a shark-shaped Cruiser Mode to a humanoid-shaped Scramble Mode.
** MechaExpansionPack: Two in particular.
*** Chōsōkō ("Super Armor Shine") Gingaioh, although it isn't really a new combination as it is a SuperMode that is introduced when the actual team gets theirs.
*** Giga Bitus, which serves as a mecha carrier for the components of the Giga Rhinos and Giga Phoenix (a throwback to the mecha carriers from the 80s Sentai shows).
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every episode is called a "Chapter", and is called "X" of "Y"[[note]]In Japanese, "''Y no X''"[[/note]].
* InTheNameOfTheMoon:
--> '''[[color:red:Red]]''': "Ginga Red: Ryōma!"
--> '''[[color:green:Green]]''': "Ginga Green: Hayate!"
--> '''[[color:blue:Blue]]''': "Ginga Blue: Gōki!"
--> '''[[color:gold:Yellow]]''': "Ginga Yellow: Hikaru!"
--> '''[[color:fuchsia:Pink]]''': "Ginga Pink: Saya!"
--> '''[[color:black:Black Knight]]''': "Black Knight: Hyūga!"
--> '''[[color:red:Red]]''': "The legendary blade that slices through the galaxy! Seijū Sentai!"
--> '''All''': "Gingaman!"
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Ryōma receives the Galeopulsar, a mighty motorcycle, while [[spoiler: his flame power proves essential to defeat the Earth Beast in the finale]].
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: The Barban Majin drank from a flask of "Barba-X" to grow to giant size. The Barba-X also slowly kills them, neatly explaining why they don't drink it until they're on the verge of death already.
* {{Mook}}s:
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchphrase: "And now, another page of the legend will be reavealed."
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Only one girl again. From this point onward, Super Sentai would have only one female member per team for the next five years, forcing the Franchise/PowerRangers [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy adaptations of this show]] and the next three to have a {{gender flip}}ped Yellow Ranger in order to maintain the [[TwoGirlsToATeam two girl quota]].
* SuperMode: Introduced this trope to Super Sentai with the Beast Armor Shine.
* SupervillainLair: The Rowdy Invincible Castle, which is first situated atop Daitanix, and then on the Earth Beast.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp:
* TransformationTrinket: The Ginga Brace, which is activated by turning a dial to one's respective color. Meanwhile, the Kiba blades can also transform the Seijuu into [=GinSeijuu=].
* WeaponOfChoice:
** CoolSword: The [=SeiJuuKen=][[note]]''Star Beast Sword''[[/note]].
** SimpleStaff: The [=JuuGekiBos=][[note]]''Beast Attack Rods''[[/note]], which can convert to [[{{BFG}} blaster mode]].
** SwissArmyWeapon: The Kiba Blades can transform into various weapon modes. The standard issue formation for each Gingaman:
*** Ryōma: [[KnifeNut Kiba Cutter]]
*** Hayate: [[CoolGuns Kiba Shot]]
*** Gōki: [[WolverineClaws Kiba Claw]]
*** Hikaru: [[DualWielding Kiba]] [[KnifeNut Knives]]
*** Saya: [[TheStraightAndArrowPath Kiba Arrow]]
** Black Knight: [[SwissArmyWeapon Bull Riot]] [[note]][[CoolSword Sword]] and [[CoolGuns Laser Rifle]] modes. This is also Hyuuga's TransformationTrinket.[[/note]] and [[AnAxeToGrind Knight Axe]]
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!!Tropes specific to Seijuu Sentai Gingaman:

* AnIcePerson: Hierahiera, the Icy Archer of Illiess's group.
* AnimalMotifs
** EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Gingarilla
** EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: Giga Bitus
** KingOfBeasts: Gingaleon
** ALoadOfBull: Bull Taurus
** MegaNeko: Gingat
** OurDragonsAreDifferent: Gingalcon
** ThePhoenix: Giga Phoenix
** RhinoRampage: Giga Rhinos
** WolfTropes: Gingaverick
* ArmyOfThievesAndWhores: the Barban are made up of various criminals and mercenaries
* ArtifactTitle: The name of the [=BullTaurus=] mecha comes from a combination of ''Bull'' Black (the original Black Knight) and Giga ''Taurus''. It loses its meaning once Hyuga becomes the new Black Knight.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: A MonsterOfTheWeek accidentally brings Saya up to giant-size. She doesn't take it that well.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: [[BadassBiker Sambash's]] [[MonsterOfTheWeek Majin]] are modeled after various invertebraes
* BreastAttack: [[spoiler:In episode 31 Shelinda was slashed on her breast by Hayate's unstoppable rage for he believes that she has killed Yuuta.]] She of course doesn't take it well.
* BodyHorror. [[spoiler: Think about it. The process of mechanising Ginga Rhinos and Ginga Phoenix involves ''[[FridgeHorror dismembering them into five parts each]] [[AndIMustScream WHEN THEY ARE STILL ALIVE.]]'']]
* ChainmailBikini: Shelinda ''literally'' wearing bikini.
* CoolHorse: The Gingamen had their own horses.
* CoolMask: A recurring motif in [[EvilSorcerer Illies']] Majin
* {{Cyborg}}: [[spoiler: The Steel Starbeasts (Ginga Rhinos, Ginga Phoenix and Giga Bitus ended up being this, courtesy to Biznella]]
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: Hyūga made one with Bucrates to save Gō Taurus which resulted him in losing his Earth power. This resulted in little tragedy: he got a [[AnAxeToGrind Cool Axe]], and ultimately his Earth Power back by the finale.]]
* DishingOutDirt: Sort-of. A MonsterOfTheWeek uses a bag of [[StuffBlowingUp explosive]] sand as his weapon.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: After Sambash fails to revive Daitanix for the umpteenth time, he drives himself off a cliff.]]
* ElementalPowers
** PlayingWithFire - Ryōma [[spoiler: and Hyūga, although he doesn't use it that much]].
** BlowYouAway - Hayate
** MakingASplash - Gōki
** ShockAndAwe - Hikaru
** PetalPower - Saya
* GangOfHats: The Barban generals' monsters all follow a specific theme. Sambash's are invertebraes who dress like Bikers, Budoh's are sea creatures in feudal Japanese attire, Iliess's are mythological magic users and Battobas' are soldiers modeled after weapons and warriors
* GratuitousEnglish: The opening theme has an English version. While Masato Shimon's English skills are a bit wonky(it should be noted he has a degree in English studies however), they aren't the worst out there. His accent makes some of the lines difficult to understand, however.
* {{Greed}}: Justified since they're SpacePirate after all but Iliess's eventually lead to her arranging Budoh's death to gain both General Status and monetary award.
* InstrumentOfMurder: One [[MonsterOfTheWeek Majin's]] shamisen can fire bullets, is effective as a bludgeoning weapon and is used to melt the ground to find the Lights of Ginga.
* ImmortalityImmorality:
* ItsPersonal: The first Black Knight's brother died at the hands of the Barban eons ago, which motivates him to revenge.
* JapaneseBeetleBrothers: [[MonsterOfTheWeek Tagredor and Torbador]]
* KarmicDeath: Biznella is killed by Ginga Rhinos and Ginga Phoenix, the very Starbeasts he captured and mechanized 3,000 years ago. A few episodes later, Battobas brings the Earth Beast up to giant size, but it quickly devours him.
** [[spoiler:At the same time, Bucrates is killed by Shelinda for his part in causing the death of her crush, Budoh, and betraying Zahab.]]
* LegacyCharacter: The Gingamen and the Black Knight.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: With Saya, the bubbly and cheerful as Light and Shelinda the cruel and devious one as Dark. Although both of them never see each other personally (Shelinda has rivalary with Hayate instead.), they still follow the [[SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains dress code]].
* LimitedWardrobe
* MidSeasonUpgrade: The Lights of Ginga armor for both the Gingamen ''and'' Gingaioh.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: A MonsterOfTheWeek modeled after HinduMythology can stretch these at will
* MusicalAssassin: A Cicada MonsterOfTheWeek intended to use noise to awaken Daitanix, and used his speakers to deafen the Gingamen
* MythologyGag: Ginga Bitus is an homage to the old Super Sentai flying fortresses which carried the mecha--it's almost an [[{{expy}} updated version]] of the Jaguar Vulcan from ''Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan''.
* {{Narrator}}: Not just any narrator, but NorioWakamoto himself.
* NamesToKnowInAnime: Masato Shimon does the theme song and ending theme under the [[StageNames stage name]] Ryō Kisao.
* NinjaPirateRobotZombie: The Barban are [[AlienInvasion alien]] [[SpacePirate space pirates]] who's [[MonsterOfTheWeek Majin]] are divided into 4 groups with a specific theme. See GangOfHats above.
* OddlyNamedSequel: This is (so far) the last Sentai series to have the suffix "-man" in its title, which was used in several seasons throughout the [=80s=] and early [=90s=] (from ''Series/DenshiSentaiDenziman'' to ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'') but fell out of usage in favor of "-ranger" following ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger''.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: After receiving a scar on her forearm from Hayate in #10, Shelinda vows revenge on him.
* OnlyOneName: Apparently, the tribe the Gingamen come from don't have surnames.
* PlanetEater: Daitanix
* PrimalStance: The Gingamen pose like their respective animals.
* ReliableTraitor: Sort-of; Zahab referred to Budoh as the least likely to betray him. [[spoiler:He was correct, but when Iliess and Bucrates framed Budoh for attempting to use the Lights of Ginga for himself, Zahab turned against him.]]
** [[spoiler: Once their scheme is revealed, Bucrates, whom Zahab revered as a mentor, [[{{Irony}} finds himself in Budoh's shoes.]]]]
* RookieRedRanger: Perhaps the first obvious example in Sentai: Ryōma only joined the team after Hyūga, the first choice as Ginga Red, passed his powers to him.
* ScaryScorpions: Kolshizer, the first MonsterOfTheWeek the Gingamen face
* SealedEvilInACan
* SharkMan: The Ninja-themed Onimaru and Yamimaru
* ShoutOut: The three Steel Star Beasts (Giga Rhinos, Bitus and Phoenix) are based on the three great beasts of Jewish mythology: the Behemoth, Leviathan and Ziz, respectively.
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: The four generals are introduced in the first episode, and take their turns down the line to plot against the Gingamen. [[spoiler: Iliess' impatience with this trope leads her to successfully plot against Budoh with Bucrates.]]
* SupernaturalIsPurple: Merudameruda, who has purple skin, a purple snake, a purple whip...
* TakeUpMySword: Ryōma gets his powers this way from Hyūga, [[spoiler: who in turn, gets the powers of Bull Black this way as well.]]
* TakenForGranite: Ginga Forest. It does get better in the end.
* TechnicolorFire: How [[BigfootSasquatchandYeti Baruki]][[MonsterOfTheWeek baruki]] was summoned through [[SicklyGreenGlow green]] flames
* WeaksauceWeakness: [[spoiler: Zahab posessed immortality thanks to the Star Soul Jewel where his heart should be. He later moved it to the wheel on his chest, where it (and eventually, him) were destroyed.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: The Barban are guilty of such
* YouCantThwartStageOne: [[spoiler: The Gingamen fail to stop Daitanix's revival.]]
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