Series / Seijuu Sentai Gingaman

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 Super Sentai 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:


  • Hyūga: (Black Knight): Ryōma's older brother, Back from the Dead.
  • Moku: Their mentor, a talking tree.
  • Bokku: An acorn fairy, very much the Team Pet.
  • 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 realized his dad was right after meeting the Gingamen.

The Barban:

The Barban Army Generals. Barban's Four Dragons.

Adapted as Power Rangers Lost Galaxy.

Recurring Super Sentai tropes:

  • All Your Powers Combined: In addition to the team attacks, Iliess, in a last-ditch effort, absorbed the souls of her fallen monsters to achieve a One-Winged Angel form. Take a guess on how she does in the fight.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "Ginga Tensei!"note 
    • Hyūga: "Kishi Tensei!"note 
  • Calling Your Attacks
  • Cool Bike: Ginga Red's Galeopulser.
  • Crossover: Gingaman vs. Megaranger
  • Custom Uniform: The white accents of the suits have a black wavy stripe, akin to Charlie Brown.
  • Finishing Move: They go through several.
  • Five-Man Band
  • Home Base
  • Humongous Mecha:
    • A Mech by Any Other Name: 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).
    • Animal Mecha: 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.
    • Mechanical Lifeforms: All the Star Beasts are living animals (or at least they were originally), while Jūkishi (Heavy Knight) is actually Kurokishi enlarged to giant size.
    • Combining Mecha: Notably, this marks the first occasion of having four combining robots at the same time. Uniquely, none of the mecha actually combine with one another, resulting in one of the least-complex mecha combination schemes in Sentai until Mahou Sentai Magiranger.
      • 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
    • Transforming Mecha: The Giga Bitus, a large-sized Steel Star Beast which transforms from a shark-shaped Cruiser Mode to a humanoid-shaped Scramble Mode.
    • Mecha Expansion Pack: Two in particular.
      • Chōsōkō ("Super Armor Shine") Gingaioh, although it isn't really a new combination as it is a Super Mode 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).
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Every episode is called a "Chapter", and is called "X" of "Y"note .
  • In the Name of the Moon:
    Red: "Ginga Red: Ryōma!"
    Green: "Ginga Green: Hayate!"
    Blue: "Ginga Blue: Gōki!"
    Yellow: "Ginga Yellow: Hikaru!"
    Pink: "Ginga Pink: Saya!"
    Black: "Black Knight: Hyūga!"
    Red: "The legendary blade that slices through the galaxy! Seijū Sentai!"
    All: "Gingaman!"
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Ryōma receives the Galeopulsar, a mighty motorcycle, while his flame power proves essential to defeat the Earth Beast in the finale.
  • Make My Monster Grow: The Barban Majin drink from a flask of "Barba-X" to grow to giant size and give the Gingamen trouble, necessitating the use of their mecha to fight them. The Barba-X also slowly kills them, neatly explaining why they don't drink it until they're on the verge of death already.
  • Mooks: The Seamen Yartots.
  • On The Next Episode Of Catchphrase: "And now, another page of the legend will be reavealed."
  • The Smurfette Principle: 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 Power Rangers adaptations of this show and the next three to have a gender flipped Yellow Ranger in order to maintain the two girl quota.
  • Super Mode: Introduced this trope to Super Sentai with the Beast Armor Shine.
  • Supervillain Lair: The Rowdy Invincible Castle, which is first situated atop Daitanix, and then on the Earth Beast.
  • Theme Music Power-Up:
  • Transformation Trinket: 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.
  • Weapon of Choice:

Tropes specific to Seijuu Sentai Gingaman:

  • Primal Stance: The Gingamen pose like their respective animals.
  • Rookie Red Ranger: 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.
  • Scary Scorpions: Kolshizer, the first Monster of the Week the Gingamen face
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The Space Pirates Balban were sealed under the ocean for three thousand years by the previous team of Gingaman, but the seal is broken by an earthquake in the modern day.
  • Shark Man: The Ninja-themed Onimaru and Yamimaru.
  • Shout-Out: 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.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: The four generals are introduced in the first episode, and take their turns down the line to plot against the Gingamen. Iliess' impatience with this trope leads her to successfully plot against Budoh with Bucrates.
  • Supernatural Is Purple: Merudameruda, who has purple skin, a purple snake, a purple whip...
  • Take Up My Sword: Ryōma gets his powers this way from Hyūga, who in turn, gets the powers of Bull Black this way as well.
  • Taken for Granite: Ginga Forest. It does get better in the end.
  • Technicolor Fire: How Barukibaruki was summoned through green flames
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Sambash fails in his last scheme, he loses all composure and tries to run Ryouma over before driving off a cliff.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: 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.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The original Black Knight and the Barban are guilty of such.
  • You Can't Thwart Stage One: The Gingamen fail to stop Daitanix's revival.