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YMMV: GoGo Sentai Boukenger
  • Badass Decay: Eiji
  • Bizarro Episode: The aforementioned Task 39, coupled with Clip Shows of past episodes (first as they try to figure out which villain sent them the Prometheus Stone, then when its bomb is accidentally activated and everyone decides to stay together when it goes off). As it turns out, it was Makino-sensei who gave them the Stone as a form of training, and they stopped the bomb in the nick of time by smothering the Stone in Aegean salt. That is, no henshin, no mecha fights, and Eiji and Masumi dancing hula among other things.
  • Costume Porn: As stated in the page for Operation Overdrive, the suits for this Sentai are simply awesome. A few sites have even voted the suits as the best in Sentai history. Considering there have been over 35 seasons, to say that that is saying a lot is an understatement. Have a look at the suits for yourself and just try to deny that they look cool.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The rollcall theme.
    • "Boukenger! Go on Fighting!".
    • Just have a go at Start Up! ~Kizuna and decide yourself. Though it was rarely used, sadly.
    • Daibouken's theme, sung by the king of sentai robo themes, Takayuki Miyauchi.
  • Ear Worm: The opening theme.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Sakura is way up there along with Jasmine as one of the candidates of 'Hottest Sentai girl ever'. Most people would also agree about her being a fan favorite due to how different she is for Pink Rangers.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: For Eiji: He's mixed-race (Human/Ashu), but that's okay, as long as he actively fights his racially undesirable side! This Aesop is especially strange since it was shown that his mother was kind-hearted which means Always Chaotic Evil should be averted, but alas...
  • Fan Nickname: Eijiyasha, for the particularly familiar fashion in which his half-Ashu form manifests itself. And Ryuuwon's obviously mixed-parentage human form earned him the nickname Enrique (last name Vallerte in the Gag Dub, referencing Carlos of Power Rangers Turbo and In Space.)
  • Fridge Brilliance: Natsuki/Bouken Yellow being a Lemurian Princess would look normal, unless you realize that back then in Dai Sentai Goggle Five, Lemuria is the civilization symbolized by Goggle Yellow.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Unless their numbers are being multiplied by special effects, you only seem to see a maximum of three Jaryuu on the screen at once, much like Land of the Lost, where you only saw three Sleestacks on camera at once because that's how many costumes they could afford.
  • Ho Yay: The sequence where Natsumi imagined she was Cinderella and Sakura was Prince Charming.
  • Irony: Despite being one of the most loved Sentai series, it's American counterpart Power Rangers Operation Overdrive is considered by some people to be the worst season in the entire franchise.
    • Even more ironic is the contrast between fans' opinions of the rangers themselves; Sakura (BoukenPink) is a fan favorite (see Ensemble Darkhorse above), but Rose (Pink Overdrive Ranger) is considered to be one of the worst female rangers of all time. And Natsuki (BoukenYellow) is at times seen as The Scrappy, but Ronny (Yellow Overdrive Ranger) is the American fan favorite. And that's only the beginning. It's almost like Disney butchered Operation Overdrive solely to contradict everything in its source material.
  • Magnificent Bastard: The Questers. When you can not only manipulate the three main evil factions to provide the materials for the ultimate lifeform, but also unleash a long-lost cousin to keep the Boukengers further occupied, you're pretty magnificent in your bastardry.
  • Memetic Mutation: Let's just say Masumi is better remembered by his crooked teeth than by his actions.
  • The Scrappy: That annoying kid from task 5.
    • And Natsuki at times.
  • Tear Jerker: Episode 25.
  • What an Idiot: Gaja decides to revive the Ashu as the Questers, and he didn't even come up with a plan to keep them from turning on him.


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