YMMV / Dengeki Sentai Changeman

  • Awesome Music: Holy cow, that theme song is a total Ear Worm.
    • Many Sentai have themes you can dance to... Changeman may be the only one that you can swing dance to.
  • Complete Monster: Star King Bazoo is a giant blue torso head with exposed organs who began his campaign of interstellar conquest and subjugation by destroying a planet of winged people so peaceful and kind that merely looking upon their smiling faces and hearing their voices will make you lose all violent impulses. All his forces are comprised of the champions of those worlds he'd already conquered, forcing them to fight for him lest he finish the absolute destruction of their homes. Not that he intends to ever let them go back, as his true form is the size of a planet, and he eats the planets he conquers.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Ahames still remains as one of the most popular and memorable sentai villainess up to this day.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: It was a massive hit in late 80s/early 90s Brazil, paving the way for other Super Sentai series and, eventually, anime.
  • Growing the Beard: Changeman represents a dramatic shift in Super Sentai towards complex plotting, fleshed-out villains, and a Darker And Edgier tone. Changeman's head writer Hirohisa Soda (who'd been head writer for the past three years before Changeman) has stated that he considers Changeman to be a Growing The Beard moment (though not in those exact words) both for the Super Sentai franchise and for his skill as a writer. The next three seasons followed Changeman's example, and all four together could count as a Growing the Beard era.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The one with the mermaid motif being named Sayaka might make some fans laugh (or considering the case, cringe)
    • The design of Adjutant Booba from this series would provide inspiration for the design of the titular Predator. Sentai would return the favor three times later, with Dereputa, Ferocious Knight D, and Scorpio.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Episode 4, full stop.
  • Special Effects Failure: The mooks in the final battle are depicted by downright horrendous chroma keying, even for the era. Plus the part where the Change Robo is making its way into the core of Bazoo, represented by superimposing mech footage over stock footage of cells dividing.
  • Tear Jerker: Booba's death in Episode 52, just moments after he restored Shiima to her former self.


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