YMMV: Super Sentai


  • Archive Panic: With just under 1730 episodes plus movies (not included) (as of the start of Gokaiger) and 48-51 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.
  • 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.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Some series grow a cult following among the fanbase, such as Dengeki Sentai Changeman, Choushinsei Flashman, Hikari Sentai Maskman, Choujuu Sentai Liveman, Choujin Sentai Jetman, Gosei Sentai Dairanger, Gekisou Sentai Carranger, Mirai Sentai Timeranger, Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger, Mahou Sentai Magiranger, Juken Sentai Gekiranger, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, and Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger.
  • 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.
    • Many Rangers are not well liked 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), being truly dumb (Natsuki), lacking personality (Hiromu, Souji), being obnoxious (Takaharu), or being a spotlight hogging Marty Stu (Daigo Kiryu).
  • 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 Kyoryuger was this after a mega-flop that is Go-Busters (whether Kyoryuger is Made of Win or a Spotlight Stealing Marty Stu-fest is up to debate) but due to said problem in Kyoryuger, ToQger attempted to recover viewership as a straighter example.