YMMV / Juken Sentai Gekiranger

  • Awesome Music: The Opening. It... just has to be the best of SS openings ever.
    • What better music for the Super Gekiranger transformations? Hit it, "Kageki!"
  • Complete Monster: Long the Infinity Dragon has to remove all worldly attachments from a person by systematically destroying everything they love in order to create the god of destruction and destroy the world. He did it four thousand years ago to Maku, causing the original rebellion, the Kensei had to use a forbidden technique and be turned into animals before he could destroy the world. Years later, Long destroys Jan and Rio's hometown. Jan loses his mother, forcing him to be raised in the jungle. Rio is taken in by Master Shafu, but eventually turns away and seeks evil power to get revenge on anyone. His motivation is boredom, and since he's an ancient being, he thinks he has all the rights to manipulate these lesser creatures for his own amusement at their expense.
  • Crazy Awesome: Jan has a few moments.
  • Ear Worm: "Kageki!". Oh lord, the Hot-Blooded lyrics; you can feel the heat just from listening!
    "Super Gekiranger!
    Fighter of Wild Heart
    Show them your Extreme Geki
    Su-per- Ge-ki-ran-ger!"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Gou Fukami exemplies this for being the very first Violet Ranger. He debuted mid-season.
  • Evil Is Cool: Rio.
  • Evil is Sexy: Mele is a hot-as-hell undead girlnote  in a Stripperiffic China dress with leather straps as part of the clothing.
  • Foe Yay: Long and Rio. There is a spread of them in a magazine somewhere where Long is... well, VERY touchy-feely. Also, on another level, Rio and Gou, considering that they used to be quite close...
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: For a Sentai series with less-than-impressive ratings (ending with a 5.2% series average) and low toy sales in its home country, Western Sentai fans really love Gekiranger, with many calling it the best Sentai.
    • Moreover, unlike Japan, Gekiranger was overwhelmingly successful in terms of toy sales and TV ratings in Korea.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In its 1st episode (episode 2), the mecha is in ankle deep water... while standing in the middle of the city during the monster fight. Fun unique visual when the episode aired Feburary 25, 2007, NOT after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and the resultant tsunami.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • This is most likely a coincidence: There's a very obvious parallel between Den-O and Gekiranger, both of which aired in 2007. In Gekiranger, the team is made up of 5 people in Red, Blue, Yellow, Purple, and White. In Den-O, the team is made up of 1 person with other people in him corresponding to the colors Red, Blue, Yellow, Purple, and White (for Wing Form). Also, in both shows, the Rival has the colors Green and Black related to them in some way.
    • Yellow's suit actress also played Lily in episode 36. Guess what name was given to Geki Yellow's American counterpart.
    • The Akugata symbol vaguely resembles a pizza slice, and guess where the Gekirangers' American counterparts work at?
  • Moral Event Horizon: In addition what he did under the Complete Monster entry, Long also crosses it when he kills Mele
  • Tear Jerker: Rio's and Mele's deaths in episode 48.
    • After finding out that Suugu is none other than the soul of Jan's father Dan, from episode 40 - 44 Jan tries to do everything to get Suugu to remember his past life. It all culminates in 45 where Jan must destroy Suugu in order to free his father's soul. Jan follows through tearfully and his father's soul is freed.
  • Too Cool to Live: Rio and Mele.