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Gohan: [regarding the Ginyu Force] Vegeta, if you don't mind me asking, what are we in for?
Vegeta: You ever watch Power Rangers?
Gohan: No.
Vegeta: Ninja Turtles?
Vegeta: ...Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills?
Gohan: Oh yeah!
Vegeta: God dammit!
Dragon Ball Z Abridged, episode 19

The Squad, Japanese style. The word can be translated as "Task Force" or "Squadron." Usually come in teams, with color-keyed uniforms and a range of personalities/roles that usually follows some variation on the Five-Man Band. Known for their synchronized posing; also, a Standard Power-Up Pose is often used in many Sentai works during the Transformation Sequence. A key concept is that the collective team are more important than the individual, and that more can be achieved by working together.

Although there had been several superhero teams on Japanese television, the granddaddy of the whole "color-coded superhero team" concept is the live-action Super Sentai toku franchise which began in 1975, which is better known to western audiences as the source material for Power Rangers.

A very western form of Sentai is to feature five teenagers receiving powers, with a transformation, i.e. it doesn't have to involve color-coding, or full body suits. They may not even transform at all, but have powers that combine to make a greater whole.

Contrary to popular belief, "Sentai" ONLY denotes shows that have a squad of nigh-identical, color-coded superheroes, not every transforming superhero that comes from Japan (the proper term for that would be Henshin Hero, which is also part of the Tokusatsu genre).

Older Than Cable TV, the first usage of "Sentai" was for task forces in Imperial Japan, though variants existed as far back as feudal times. The JMSDF currently doesn't use "Sentai", but does use the related term "Kantai".

Do not confuse with Hentai, please. Even though there's definitely some unholy overlap somewhere.


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  • Action Heroine Cheer Fruits is an Homage to Toku in general, with Japanese cities producing stage shows with female heroes in order to bolster tourism. The main characters' show Seika Senshi Hina-Nectar is more specifically inspired by Super Sentai (five-color team, Red is the leader, Aloof Ally Sixth Ranger with unique costume) with little touches from the Magical Girl genre.
  • Angel Blade, once the series added enough girls, ended up becoming... a Sentai Hentai.
  • Chouken Sentai Blade Braver in Bamboo Blade. Tama, the main girl in the show, considers herself an "ally of justice" like the Blade Bravers themselves, and in fact uses the motivation of fighting for right to join the kendo club. Later on, the show reveals that Braver is just one of many in the 31-year long "Battle Hero" series, making it an obvious Lawyer-Friendly Cameo of Super Sentai.
  • Bleach parodies this trope like there's no tomorrow with the Karakura-Raizer Team, a team of superheroes created by Kisuke Urahara to help protect Karakura Town from Hollow attacks. Aside from the innate powers, the Karakura-Raizers are equipped with weapons and a vehicle which aids in their fight.
  • Bubblegum Crisis has Sentai elements as well — note the individually colored hardsuits and the almost stereotyped set of personalities found among the Knight Sabers.
  • Choujin Sentai Barratack includes a Combining Mecha piloted by a Five-Man Band with color-coded outfits, though the heroes rarely do much fighting on foot.
  • Cosprayers, an intentional parody of the genre with added Fanservice.
  • Cyborg 009 is definitively the Trope Maker for this concept as Japan's first Superhero team.
    • Its creator, Shotaro Ishinomori, would recycle many of its concepts in the development and production stages of the first Super Sentai series, Goranger.
  • Digimon Frontier is basically this genre adapted to the Digimon franchise, right down to the team size; they even have a team of Psycho Rangers.
  • Dragon Ball:
    • The Ginyu Force of Dragon Ball Z are a parody of this trope: there are five of them (instead of the four which are traditional in villainous groups), it's their skin that's different colors instead of their costumes, and they constantly strike poses and throw group attacks. In fact, when recruiting new members for the team, Captain Ginyu is mostly concerned with their posing ability. Dragon Ball Z Kai even gives them their own theme song!
    • Dragon Ball Super later introduces heroic Sentai-eque warriors in the form of Universe 11's Pride Troopers, and the Gamma twins in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero.
  • Excel♡Saga:
    • The manga is somewhere between a Deconstruction and Parody of this genre. The Municipal Team Daitenzin is Sentai group made up by the local government to fight the evil organization ACROSS, but it's staffed by a collection of disinterested or stupid employees who do more damage than they fix.
    • The anime, meanwhile, throws out the serious elements and goes into full-blown parody with Municipal Team Daitenzin.
  • Franken Fran: Parodied when Veronica encounters a society of sentient talking roaches, complete with superheroes. Two single superheroes (Superroach and Batroach, going by their costumes) tell her the big thing right now is superhero teams, with a giant robot (well, human-sized) attacking the city (it turns out to be piloted by Fran to give Veronica something to do).
  • In the Fruits Basket manga, Kakeru seems determined to turn the student council into a proper "School Defense Force" and starts assigning colors. He claims Black for himself (because he thinks it would make him seem cool and mysterious) and, after teasing Yuki about how his pretty face should make him Pink, gives him Red for being student council president. Kimi insists on being Pink and sticks Machi with Yellow (like Beat above, Kimi claims it's because Machi likes curry so much). Naohito just plain refuses to play along. And Ayame is named the Commander immediately after Kakeru meets him, much to his delight.
  • Another parody in Future Diary, with the Twelfth, who mind-controls four random bystanders into becoming the other members of his squad.
  • One of the earliest strips in GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class has the five lead girls becoming the "Color Rangers". Keeping with the art theme, they're yellow, magenta, cyan and monochrome. Except for Tomokane, who's red, because every good Sentai team needs a red leader.
  • Go, Go, Loser Ranger! has a self-serving version in the Dragon Knights, a sentai team whose leaders have kept their enemies' footsoldiers around for the last 13 years so they can make themselves look good by staging weekly mock battles against them. One of the footsoldiers eventually has it about up to here with this and sets out to bring the Knights down.
  • Parodied in Heroes Are Extinct - the protagonist Cassiel is a general in an aggressive space-faring empire, and his lifelong dream has always been to attack the Earth to do battle with the hero teams that he’s seen in intercepted television broadcasts (he's a bit of an Otaku). Unfortunately for him, in this story Sentai don't exist. Not willing to take this lying down, he secretly kidnaps a random group of teenagers and provides them with training and advanced technology so that he’ll have someone worthy to fight. Since this is basically treason, Cassiel has to pull a balancing act, cultivating his Terra Rangers while attacking them, all in secret from the empire’s high command (including his love interest, the princess/stock Sentai villainess).
  • Parodied again in Imperfect Hero - the hero is the green ranger in the high school battalion unit, Gakusei 5 (G5 for short), the special unit trained to fight and protect Earth against the invasion of the dreaded Galactic force "Gurdark" and its sexy queen Mayura. Unfortunately for our hero, he's a loser who can't fight and relies on his teammates to cover for him. Not only that, after he helps Mayura while in his civilian form, she moves in with him, and falls in love with him.
  • Jewelpet Kira☆Deco! subverts this by stripping its titular (and very over-the-top) Sentai team of their powers after they enter Jewel Land in episode 2. Each member does his/her own thing for the majority of the series instead of doing... Sentai things.
  • Level E has a whole story arc of the anime version devoted to several kids who were pranked into becoming a Sentai team because... well, Prince Baka felt like it!
  • Lime-iro Senkitan, with its five-girl Lime unit, in five colors.
  • Love After World Domination is a comedy about Red Gelato, leader of the Gelato 5, and Death Queen, a sub-boss of the villainous organization Gekko, who're in a secret relationship, hiding the fact they're dating the enemy from their respective sides.
  • Magical Pokaan has a singular, Sentai-based episode that becomes increasingly silly. Since the show only has four leading girls, the fifth spot is filled by no one — the green suit is an empty shell. On top of that, the team's Combining Mecha never forms correctly, with mishaps ranging from a missing component to five copies of the same component attempting to fuse together. The end of the episode is a stream of random gags that would take too long to explain here. (There actually is a fifth ranger. She just happens to be invisible.)
  • Despite being a Real Robot anime, Majestic Prince revolves around a squadron of five (later six) teenagers that clearly follow the traditional Sentai colour theming. Funnily enough though, The Leader, coded with red, is voiced by a former blue ranger.
  • Mitsudomoe has the Show Within a Show Honki Sentai Gachiranger. As Mitsudomoe is wont to do, the show seems a little more sexually charged than usual for a Sunday morning TV show. Hitoha is a huge fan.
  • Mobile Fighter G Gundam has the Shuffle Alliance, which is inspired by the second and third Sentai teams, J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai (playing card theme) and Battle Fever J (Multinational Team, though G has China in place of Kenya). The Alliance even has a Sentai backstory, stating that they've existed from ancient times to keep humanity from destroying itself with war.
  • Moldiver both parodies and pays tribute to classic Sentai (and Magical Girl) elements.
  • Mr. Villain's Day Off is a slice-of-life series about a Sentai villain's days off, with a fair chunk of Heroes Gone Fishing from the team he and his organization oppose, the Rangers.
  • Spoofed in My-HiME, where Midori (the one who Jumped at the Call, thinking she's Sailor Moon) proposes teaming up into the "HiME Rangers" to fight the monsters of the week more effectively. Natsuki and Nao dismiss the idea as ridiculous and are tied up and dragged to the meeting place anyway.
  • The ninth episode of Myself ; Yourself has several characters watching a stage show heavily based on Super Sentai featuring a squad known as the "Animengers", complete with the main characters striking a "Super Sentai" Stance.
  • Parodied in the Naruto doujinshi "Dorodorodororon" (whose title itself comes from a line in the ending theme of Ninja Sentai Kakuranger), with Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura forming the ninja squad 'Ninja-Man'.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi: In an obvious parody of Super Sentai/Power Rangers, the five girls from Negi's class with the lowest grades dub themselves the "Baka Rangers," complete with appropriate "hero names," like "Baka Red" and "Baka Pink". For clarification: Red = Asuna, Blue = Kaede, Yellow = Fei, Black = Yue, Pink = Makie. During the festival story arc in the manga, there is the "Maho(ra) Rangers" performing on a stage.
  • An audio drama of Neon Genesis Evangelion of all things, set post-series and thoroughly destroying the fourth wall, has the cast having to re-tool the show for new episodes; Asuka has the pilots (Rei, herself, Shinji, Toji, and Kaworu) try being super Sentai. It's... special.
    • It's the audio drama on the "Addition" soundtrack (4th one, with four of them on the cover). There are plenty of translations floating about, including one with graphics.
  • Ojamajo Doremi has a Show Within a Show called Battle Rangers, which the characters are all a fan of and constantly refer to. Onpu, one of the main characters, plays the Damsel in Distress on the show.
  • One Piece introduces Sanji's family, the Vinsmokes, a royal family of killing warmongers who lead an evil army known as Germa 66 (the 66 is pronounced Double-Six), and are even featured in the In-Universe Marine Propaganda comic, "Sora, Warrior of the Sea". They dress up in color coded high tech Powered Armor known as Raid Suits, have unique individual powers, and even have thier own "Super Sentai" Stance. Following the Whole Cake Island arc, Sanji is given his own Raid Suit by his family, which Law says is similar to the fictional character, Stealth Black, from the aforementioned comic. As of yet the reason they gave him a raid suit is still a mystery, considering that Sanji hates his family and the feeling is mutual since they see him as a weak failure, his sister being the sole exception.
  • Pokémon: The Series:
    • Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon has the heroes becoming the Pokémon Trainer version of this as the Ultra Guardians, tasked to bringing the Ultra Beasts back to their home. Lusamine plays it up by coming up with a cheesy response phrase for them (to her daughter Lillie's embarrassment).
    • In Pokémon: To Be a Pokémon Master, the Squirtle Squad start doing a traveling sentai show in color-coded uniforms, with the Team Rocket trio of all people playing the villains.
  • The Magical Girl franchise Pretty Cure has several examples that could count as all-girl Sentais. The two that come closest are Yes! Pretty Cure 5 (just look at the title) and Smile Pretty Cure!.
  • Ramen Fighter Miki:
    • A Show Within a Show example is the Star Rangers. Akihiko is a huge fan of them, to the point that when anyone so much as mentions the show, he starts to think he is Red Star. He seems equally convinced that the rest of the main cast are the other Star Rangers.
    • The genre is also deconstructed: the Red Ranger is The Hero, he acts heroic, gets things done, and always gets a 100% Heroism Rating… because he is on a TV show. Akihiko the Loony Fan does exactly the same things the Red Ranger does, but is a Lord Error-Prone and the Butt-Monkey because he is in Real Life.
    Akihiko: Today certainly did seem to be a waste of time. But so what? That little girl’s sad face now carries a smile. - Begins Theme Music Power-Up - Do your best Ohta Akihiko. Never lose Ohta Akihiko. For the sakes of everyone’s smiles, fight for tomorrow, Ohta Akihiko.
    Kankuro: How are you Akihiko, are you okay? Can you walk on your own?
    Akihiko: No. I don’t think so.
    At Akihiko’s house, he is watching Star Rangers, with his arm and head bandaged: Star Ranger's narrator: After destroying the Evil Base, the Star Rangers put hope back on the young boy’s heart. Today, they fought for justice yet again.
    Akihiko: Dramatically standing up adopting an Ass Kicking Pose Don't forget to watch next week!
  • In The Red Ranger Becomes an Adventurer in Another World Red was the Red Ranger in his home world as well as The Leader of the Kizuna Five, defending the innocent from the wrath of the Enders. He continues to carry his superhero sensibilities into the fantasy world, confusing the locals who have no frame of reference for his personality or abilities.
  • Ronin Warriors had Sentai on the sides of both the good guys and the bad guys.
  • Sailor Moon is a hybrid Sentai/Magical Girl show. The series starts with the eponymous Magical Girl Warrior as the only superheroine, only to later be joined by the Inner Senshi and the Outer Senshi, with each girl having her own signature color and special attack.
  • Saint Seiya is a classic anime mixing Sentai with mythological fantasy.
  • School Days' OVA Magical Heart Kokoro-chan has elements of this and Magical Girl in it. In this particular instance, the team of powered heroines is working for low pay, using a vacuum cleaner as a weapon and has particularly kinky outfits for their battling.
  • School Rumble briefly featured the all-female team Hatenkou Robo Dojibiron in one episode, whose five pilots (and mecha) were very much a homage to Super Sentai. For bonus points, the Dojibiron team's names were nearly the same as the five principle voice actresses, the only difference being the color-coded Theme Naming. For the record, Imadori is a huge fan of them.
  • Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (known in America as Battle of the Planets or G-Force) is a classic Sentai anime and the Trope Namer for it.
  • Sgt. Frog does a few parodies of the Sentai genre. Episode 24 introduces Space Detective Kogoro, an explicit parody of Kenji Ooba in his role as the title character of the Toku series Space Sheriff Gavan.
  • Shaman King has The Gohukuseitai, five Jiang-Si in the service of Tao Yuan who are a direct parody of this, though they don't really have the Five-Man Band dynamic; nor are they Color-Coded Characters (until the 2021 anime).
  • Shugo Chara! has done it with Kukai. Ore wa...GUARDIAN FIVE! That is definitely his Crowning Moment of Awesome.
  • Parodied in Special Duty Combat Unit Shinesman. Their suit colors are the intentionally awful Red, Moss Green, Gray, Sepia, and Salmon Pink.
  • The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, who already shared superficial similarities to Sentai, were turned into this outright for the Japanese OVA Mutant Turtles: Legend of the Super Mutants—complete with the gigantic super-form "Turtle Saint".
  • Tentai Senshi Sunred is a comedy revolving around the retired "Red" member of a Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan pastiche, who retains his powers and mask.
  • Tokyo Mew Mew is a Magical Girl sentai combination with a team of five color-coded members.
  • Transformers: Super-God Masterforce had a group of Autobots who pretty much acted as a Sentai team.
  • Spoofed in Yumeria: once all the girls are active in the dream world, they look at their individually-colored outfits and their attacks, and decide they need attack names and a victory pose.

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    Comic Books 
  • Atomic Robo: The Science Team Super Five was formed to protect Japan from recurring attacks by silicon-based monsters called Biomega, and is composed of five color-coded fighters with helmets that have large visors and sculpted lips. They’re given slightly more grounding in reality in that they’re all specially trained adults and have extensive logistical support, and their flagship giant robot is basically just a vehicle for getting a BFG where it needs to go to punch a hole in a kaiju. Their roles have passed through at multiple generations; it seems standard for their Mission Control to have been the red one in their youth. When Biomega reemerges years later as a planetary threat, Majestic 12 takes over their operation not for the Super Five, but to mass-produce the advanced technology that made them possible — their organization having previously held it close to their chests out of fear it would be misused.
  • Cazador parodies this with the Powerful Galactic Defenders: CosmoPatagonian Hare, CosmoArmadillo, CosmoCavy, and CosmoTatou. They had a fifth member, CosmoPlatypus, but he died in battle; the title character was invited to replace him, but gave up because he couldn't pronounce the animal's name to power up (that, and he didn't really want to join them to begin with). Their Humongous Mecha looks like a humanoid rabbit.
  • Green Lantern has picked up some Sentai traits with the "New Guardians" teams, comprised of members from seven color-coded and Personality-Powered Corps. None of these people are much for striking poses, but they have the shonen speeches down cold.
  • The Zetramen from Ninja High School are a comedic parody of Sentai squads, created by being exposed to steam infused with the mysterious radioactive element Zetranite by Doctor Steamhead. Now they can transform between their normal forms and superpowered forms by exposing themselves to bursts of steam.

    Fan Works 
  • Parodied in Klaanon with the Toa Squadron Angoranger.

    Film — Animation 
  • Big Hero 6 is pretty much a totally straightforward example of this trope, featuring a color-coded six-person team, each with their own set of powers and even an (admittedly much smaller than usual) mecha.

    Film — Live-Action 

  • INVADERS of the ROKUJYOUMA!?: Book 6 introduces the "Taiyou Butai Sunranger" ("Sun Rangers" in the official translation), a secret government taskforce created to defend against attacks from Beneath the Earth. They're initially treated as a joke, a dead-end department with so little budget that they can't even afford to give the team's suits different colors. However, by their second appearance in book 15 they've Taken A Level In Badass, having gained real combat experience and (now that the their enemy's existence is proven) the budget for better equipment. This leads to the team and Koutarou developing a great mutual respect for each other, to the point where they consider him an honorary Sixth Ranger. By their third appearance in book 28, the loose wording of their mission statement has left them with a priority seat in humanity's First Contact with the Forthorthian Empire, and the team have become skilled infiltrators and bodyguards assigned to watch over visiting alien VIPs.
  • Solar Defenders: The Role of a Shield takes a serious look at Sentai tropes, particularly of the Power Rangers variety, exploring what would realistically happen if the responsibility for fighting an endless war against monsters was placed on the shoulders of actual high school students.

    Live-Action TV 

  • Most of the main Toa teams in BIONICLE are this trope in spirit.

    Tabletop Games 
  • The Big Eyes, Small Mouth tabletop rpg features the Sentai Member template, who works the best when fighting alongside other members of its team.
  • The Yu-Gi-Oh! card game (also from Japan, not coincidentally), has the Inzektors, an archetype of Insect-Type, Dark-Attribute monsters that resemble Sentai heroes. It also has the Super Quantum archetype, which is based on the Super Sentai/Power Rangers series.

    Video Games 
  • Chroma Squad is a game about producing a Sentai show.
  • Digital Devil Saga can be seen as an M-rated version of this.
  • Disgaea has the Prism Rangers. Humorously, Etna just shoots them during their Transformation Sequence, meaning you don't even have to fight the whole group.
  • Ensemble Stars! has a Sentai themed idol unit called Ryuuseitai.
  • Parodied in Final Fantasy IV when you reach the top of the Tower of Zot, with the Magus Sisters.
  • Spoofed in God Hand with the Mad Midget Five: a squad of five characters in colour-coded outfits with high-pitched voices, none of whom even reach the main character's waist, pretending they're super heroes and pulling flashy moves. Add to that their high speed and agility, and you have one of the most annoying boss encounters in the whole game.
  • Culture Brain intended to bring this to the US under the guise of a superhero team by converting two of their Hiryū no Ken games into one superhero-themed title on the NES, calling it Flying Warriors. They even had a fairly big marketing blitz to go with it, with a multi-issue comic book being published in GamePro. The game itself ended up being swiftly forgotten.
    • Hiryu no Ken II, the Japanese counterpart to Flying Warriors, also introduced a colorful Five-Man Band that could transform into armored super modes. Needless to say, this feature was ignored once the series returned to its Fighting Game roots.
  • KanColle has heaps, especially those with Sentai on squad names. This game is based around WWII ships as cute girls, and many WWII task forces carry the word "Sentai".
  • The Dragoons of The Legend of Dragoon, complete with elemental alliances and color coding.
  • Lisa: The Painful RPG has the Salvation Rangers. A group of color-coded vigilante roleplayers, they appear first early in the game. Salvation Pink, real name Dick Dickson, can be recruited later after he was kicked out from the team for showing up while suffering from a nasty hangover in most meetings. Eventually, both Salvation Red and Blue became Joy mutants and killed the rest of the team with the sole exception of Salvation Green, who reappears in Lisa: The Joyful.
  • Mischief Makers features Beastector, a villainous version of this trope that doubles as a Terrible Trio.
  • Persona has Phoenix Ranger Featherman, a recurring in-universe Sentai TV series with particular inspiration from Choujin Sentai Jetman.
    • Persona 2 brings us Phoenix Ranger Featherman R. They're clichéd, but not a parody. And the heroes of Innocent Sin count, as they roleplayed as these heroes in their childhood, and you need all five masks to unlock all five ultimate Personas. Joker, leader of the Masked Circle and the initial antagonist, is one of them, and each executive is a counterpart of the other four heroes.
    • Phoenix Ranger Featherman R makes a return in Persona 3. Each week you can catch the "next episode" bit on the television in the dorm's lounge.
    • Featherman is Yuuta's favorite show in Persona 4. P4 Golden allows you to buy Neo Featherman costumes that the heroes can wear while dungeon crawling. Party characters will even perform a "Super Sentai" Stance after winning a battle.
    • Persona 4: Arena Ultimax: After the events of "The Answer" in Persona 3, Yukari decided to become an actress playing the pink ranger in Phoenix Ranger Featherman Victory, as the leading actress and ranger no less (making her one of the few references where the pink ranger is the lead). As such, her outfit and bow are updated to have a mix of both classic and futuristic themes, and one of her victory poses pays homage to "Super Sentai" Stances.
    • Persona 5: "Black Mask", dresses as an Evil Costume Switch version of the heroes from Phoenix Ranger Featherman. One of your party members, Yusuke Kitagawa, also has a side-story vignette where he and the protagonists do Super Sentai Stances while trying to figure out how to repair some superhero team action figures he accidentally broke.
      • In Persona 5 Royal, you can have the characters wear Phoneix Ranger Featherman costumes while dungeon crawling. You can also buy a retro game based on the Feathermen.
  • Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness: Hexagon Brothers, sound-off! 1! 2! 3! 4! 5! "...Wait who's missing? Whatever. We'll wait till he shows up."
  • The Hard Boiled Heavies of Sonic Mania are a downplayed version. They don't have much in the way of personality, but they're a close group of five similar-looking robots that use the most common color set in Super Sentai and Power Rangers.
  • Star Ocean: The Second Story: In a Private Action with Leon in Fun City, the "Scummy Rangers" show up in a deliberately over-the-top show where they dispatch evil monsters with the help of the kiddy audience.
  • Street Fighter X Tekken makes a passing mention to a Show Within a Show implicitly based on Super Sentai named Mighty Transforming Battle Warriors, with both Sakura and Blanka mistaking Lars for one of the show's characters.
  • The Axem Rangers from Super Mario RPG are another Sentai parody. Their name in Japanese is, Kaijo Sentai Onoranger, which follows the same naming style of the actual Super Sentai series, which is usually, something sentai something-ranger.
  • Mentioned/Parodied in Tales of the Abyss with the "Abyss Man" costumes for the seven playable characters (if you've already beat the game once). Everyone gets a colour-coded costume (red, orange, blue, green, pink, black, and silver) with a hilarious description. "Abyss Man" is apparently a popular show in-universe, and the Emperor of Malkuth is a huge fan. Considering the two lines given that are evidently direct quotes from the show, it's a parody of the genre.
  • The Wonderful 101 takes this trope to the extreme. The Wonderful 100 is an elite anti-Alien Invasion Multi National Team so named because the team has 100 members. However, only 7 get any focus, and they just happen to be the only ones with color-coding. The other 93 have weirder themes. (The 101st member is you, the player.) They even have a Psycho Rangers-style counterpart in the Guyzoch Space Pirates, a recurring Mirror Boss with equal numbers, appearance, and abilities.
  • Parodied in The World Ends with You's bonus chapter, "Another Day." After everyone's pins get stolen at a Tin Pin Slammer tournament, Shooter brings Neku and his friends to his "secret base" (really Ramen Don) to form the Tin Pin Rangers and save the day. Shooter calls Red for himself as team leader, Beat gets Yellow because of his love of curry, Neku gets assigned Black n' Blue, much to his annoyance, and Shiki gets Green to match her skirt... but only because Joshua called dibs on Pink. Rhyme joins the team later on and becomes Black, leaving Neku with only Blue, until she leads them all into a trap and reveals herself as the Sixth Ranger Traitor.

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    Web Original 

    Western Animation 
  • Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix has a villainous version of this trope in the Niji 6, a team of masked and colorfully costumed "superheroes" who protect the cyberpunk dystopia of Eden from threats to the status quo, whether those threats are interdimensional Kaiju or people just trying to escape from Eden's oppressive regime.
  • Captain Planet and the Planeteers carries much of this concept. Instead of transformations, they use powers from their elemental rings, and combine their powers to call Captain Planet.
  • Parodied in Kappa Mikey, where the titular character is an American who moves to Japan after landing a job as the star of a Sentai TV show.
  • Parodied in Kim Possible with Team Go, consisting of Mego, Hego, Shego, and the Wego twins. They're a group of superheroes who protect Go City, with each having different colored outfits and superpowers. Although, Shego has long deserted the team to become a supervillain.
  • Parodied in League of Super Evil with the Force Fighters V. *
  • The Loonatics Unleashed are six crimefighters with Magic Meteor superpowers, Color-Coded for Your Convenience, including pink for the Girly Girl.
  • Parodied in Megas XLR with the S-Force, then again with the "Ultra Chicks", who blend Super Sentai with Sailor Moon.
  • Mummies Alive!: The eponymous Mummies are four Ancient Egyptians who were once the bodyguards of a young prince. By shouting, "With the strength of Ra", they can transform into battle ready warriors dressed in armor. Each Mummy's armor is modeled after a certain animal and has a signature color.
  • Parodied in the ReBoot episode "Nullzilla", where Bob, Dot, Enzo, Frisket and Mike the TV suit up and pilot insect-themed battle droids which merge into a Humongous Mecha in order to battle the titular Nullzilla.
  • American animators have made their own version with a twist: Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! features a Sentai-ish team of, well, robot monkeys, complete with different colors, weapons and personalities.
  • The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have some Sentai elements, with signature color-codes, weapons and appropriately contrasting/complementing personalities.
  • Teen Titans makes reference to Sentai with the team colors (Beast Boy: Green, Robin: Red, etc.) which are displayed at the end of its upbeat Title Sequence, then of course there's all the team poses.
  • Transformers: Animated has hints of this with their Five Bot Band main robot cast. They're not much for team poses, but they have many other team-dynamics down pat.


Choujin Sentai Jetman

The Super Sentai series for 1991.

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