YMMV / Battle Fever J

  • Americans Hate Tingle: The series is one of the least popular Sentai series in the Western fanbase, primarily due to the ugly suits, outdated special effects and blatant favouritism towards Battle Japan.
  • Awesome Music: The ending theme.
    • Opening theme's pretty good, too.
  • Ear Worm: The opening. It seems they were focusing on it being catchy, as it has a far different feel than any other Sentai opening.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Shiro/Battle Kenya, so much that Kenji Ohba went on to play The Lancer on Denziman, then was given his own show.
    • Lampshaded in the Gokaiger vs. Gavan movie when all three characters show up.
  • I Am Not Shazam: Despite the later Kousoku Sentai Turboranger retrospective introducing them as such, and the anniversary series Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger refering to them by that name on several occasions, the team is never actually referred to as "Battle Fever J" on the show. The team's name in the show is Battle Fever-tai ("Team Battle Fever"), not "Battle Fever J".
  • Idiot Plot: A good chunk of #20 involves the guys trying—and failing—to infiltrate an women's only institution in order to investigate strange events. The fact that they happen to have a female member in Diane doesn't occur to them.
  • Never Live It Down: Even today, people will complain about the suits.
  • Nightmare Fuel: And on the note of the suits...Miss America's helmet, with its wig, is so far into the Uncanny Valley it only gets sunlight at high noon.
    • In the first episode, General Kurama's Expospeak about Egos is accompanied by stock footage of war and chaos, which seems fairly tame... until the last shot, which shows dozens of corpses scattered across the ground after the Jonestown massacre.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Inverted in the case of Miss America, since Diane was such an underdeveloped character. Played straight eventually in Japan. Diane ended up being far more iconic than Maria. Diane Martin being considered more attractive than Naomi Hagi likely helped her.