YMMV / Super Sentai


  • Archive Panic: With just under 1730 episodes plus movies (not included) (as of the start of Gokaiger) and 47-51 more added each year, it's going to take quite a long time to watch them all.
    • Depending on how long each show is (whether commercials count, theme song, credits) it could take anywhere from 24 days (20 min/episode) to over a month (36 days and 56 minutes at 30 min/episode) if watched continually without stopping. Both numbers use 1730 episodes stated above (still not including movies).
    • The 1800th episode mark has already hit in episode 21 of Go-Busters (aired last July 15).
    • However, all of this is eased somewhat by the fact that (with a few notable exceptions) each series in the franchise exists in its own continuity with no connections to any of the other series, allowing you to watch them freely in any order without missing a thing.
      • Actually, that's incorrect. Toei has never declared that to be the official policy of the franchise. While each series takes place in a different part of Japan, presumably, and has its own set of characters, Gokaiger, Ninninger, Zyuohger, and a few other seasons, establish that each series, generally, takes place in the same continuity, barring some minor continuity errors that arise when each writing staff is given free reign not to worry about much prior continuity unless that's the explicit mission statement of the series, episode(s), or movie(s), at least when it comes to Super Sentai's productions unless stated otherwise, or if the continuity problems are blatant, as it's pretty debatable as to whether the Kamen Rider X Super Sentai movies are canon to either, and maybe some of the reunion movies.
    • The 2000th episode was episode 29 of Zyuohger in addition to that it was a crossover with ''Gokaiger'.
  • Base-Breaking Character: With a franchise this long-lasting, it's inevitable that some of the characters would be controversial. Many Rangers are considered as "mixed bags" by the fanbase for one reason or another. Be it for their excess of energy (Yosuke, Ban, Kai, Jan, Sosuke), their excess of cuteness (Saki), having an inadequate behavior (Kou), being too sensitive (Alata, Right, Misao), being truly dumb (Natsuki), lacking personality (Hiromu, Souji), being obnoxious (Takaharu), or being a spotlight hogger (Daigo Kiryu). On the other hand, they have at least either fans or people that tolerate them.
  • Broken Base:
    • Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger is generally considered this. When it started airing, fans enjoyed it (especially after following Go-Busters). However, in the latter half, people started getting annoyed by the amount of focus Daigo got in comparison to the other Rangers.
    • Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger. Many were turned off by the less-than-appealing designs for the suits, while others thought it had a decent story if you ignored that.
    • Which personality fits the Red Rangers better in Sentai, post-Gaoranger: Hot-blooded (Yosuke, Ban, Kai, Jan, Sosuke, Daigo, Takaharu and Lucky), sensitive (Alata and Right), stoic (Takeru and Hiromu) or badass (Ryouga, Satoru, Marvelous and Yamato)?
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: Super Sentai's a series best known for its fights, character development, and guys wearing dresses while looking pretty good.
  • Complete Monster: Just because it's mainly aimed at kids, doesn't mean Sentai villains can't go off the deep end. Check out here for such examples.
  • Evil Is Sexy: It's more or less normal to have the heroines properly dressed, while villainesses get more sexy, revealing costumes. Subverted from time to time, though Shizuka in GoGo Sentai Boukenger, for example, is not as sexy as she is Fanservicey.
  • Growing the Beard: Notably had a four season period of this, beginning with Changeman (first season with a successfully dark plot, as well as having better writing) and ending with Liveman (introduced series traditions such as a Three Plus Two format, two already combined robots combining, and a female blue ranger). In addition, the two seasons in between, Flashman and Maskman, were very well received.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Every few seasons, there's an episode where the villains use civilians' life energy to accomplish their latest evil plans, and it always manages to be freaky.
  • The Scrappy: Kids. You know, children who appear in the episodes to interact with the main characters just to be captured and spend half of the episode yelling "tasukete" (Help) in an extremely annoying way. Though in case of Zyuranger, while the kids don't get better, the audience are more likely to tolerate them because that was the specific modus operandi of Bandora. The weird thing is, sometimes, brave non-action kids also exist, but fans tend to forget that.
  • Unpleasable Fanbase: The western fanbase will always find something to complain about. Don't believe us? Take a look at the comments on this blog.
    • There's also a recent trend where they have more to complain about the current season than the previous.
      "___ was better than this!"note 
    • Case in point: Zyuohger, the next Sentai, has been announced, and people are already complaining about its name.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Some of the monsters of the week have outright surreal designs.
  • Win Back the Crowd: Done three times! First with Jetman after the writing fatigue of Fiveman, then Carranger is made as a Self-Parody after Ohranger tanked in ratings but at the same time has the most sold toyline in history. And then Zyuohger after the previous four seasonsnote  were divisive among fans after Gokaiger became a Tough Act to Follow.


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