"Born in the light, the dragon fang! Slashing the demons in the darkness! Ryukendo, Raijin!"
A Toku show that aired in 2006. Kenji Narukami comes to the small town of Akebono, where the city's Power Spot is of great interest to the demonic Jamanga. Dr. Worm and an assortment of others send down monsters that defy description in an attempt to gather "Minus Energy" - the negative feelings from people- to revive the Big Bad.Enter the Madan Warriors. Their EmpathicWeapons of Choice, Gekiryuken and Gouryugun, along with a collection of magical keys, are the only things that can set things right. Along the way, newcomer Koichi Shiranami joins in, the villains start to turn on each other, and the series' 52-episode run comes to a fulfilling conclusion.Available via bittorrent and KRDL.info, since it's not likely to ever come to the US.Despite constant rumours of a sequel (though it had extremely low television ratings compared to Super Sentai and Kamen Rider, it amazingly sold far more toys) it never came to be. It later got a Spiritual Successor in Tomica Hero Rescue Force.This program provides examples of:
Exclusive Enemy Equipment - Sort of. Dr. Worm creates new Monsters of the Week from Madan Keys, which are in turn taken and purified by SHOT, leading to Kenji getting more powerful, leading to Worm sending down more monsters.
Fire, Ice, Lightning - Fire, Aqua, and Thunder Ryukendo. I'm not sure it can be played any straighter.
Serial Escalation- Kenji's power increases as the series goes along. Just over halfway through the series he gains a Super Mode that is actually called "God Ryukendo"... and that's not even his most powerful form!
Transforming Mecha - Brave/God/Ultimate Leon, Fire/Burning/Ultimate Kong, Aqua/Blizzard/Ultimate Shark, Thunder/Lightning/Ultimate Eagle, Buster/Magna/Ultimate Wolf, Delta/Ultimate Shadow and Raijin Ryu, who can go from an animal form to a battle vehicle.