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The "Toei Universe" is the unofficial name for the Shared Universe of Toei Company's tokusatsu franchises.

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Kamen Rider

20th century

  • Kamen Rider is the first series of the Kamen Rider franchise, introducing heroes Takeshi Hongo and Hayato Ichimonji, Tobei Tachibana and the evil organization Shocker led by the mysterious Great Leader.
    • Kamen Rider: The First: A Continuity Reboot movie of the original series. The remake version of Takeshi Hongo cameos in episode 14 of Kamen Rider Kabuto, and returns in Kamen Rider Zi-O: Final Stage, linking the film to the main continuity and its multiverse much like Kikaider and its own reboot are as described below.
  • Kamen Rider V3 directly follows the original and reprises the aforementioned characters as the new hero fights the Great Leader's Destron organization.
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    • Kamen Rider: The Next: A sequel to The First set in its continuity, adapting V3. The remake version of V3 appears with his predecessors in the Zi-O stage show.
  • Beyond the name "Kamen Rider", Kamen Rider X initially starts independent of its predecessors, with new villains. This soon changes when Tobei Tachibana, bringing with him his knowledge of the previous Riders, takes the eponymous X-Rider under his wing. A Recap Episode of the first two shows cements the connection, reintroducing V3 then his predecessor Rider 2 as recurring characters, with the first five Kamen Riders united in The Movie, Five Riders Vs King Dark.
    • Though an unauthorized production, the Thai film Hanuman And The Five Riders is set in a world where the first five Kamen Riders co-exist with the god Hanuman. As this depiction of Hanuman was earlier introduced in Hanuman vs. 7 Ultraman, the Kamen Riders also share this world with the Ultramen.
  • Kamen Rider Amazon has no appearance from previous Riders, but does reintroduce Tobei Tachibana as X did, and a child recognises Amazon as "Kamen Rider".
  • Kamen Rider Stronger, the last series of Kamen Rider's first televised run, also includes Tobei Tachibana as well as a new band of villains led by the same Great Leader last seen in V3. The first six Kamen Riders come Back for the Finale, where the Great Leader also takes credit as The Man Behind the Man for the bad guys in both X and Amazon. The finale is followed by a Recap Episode of the entire franchise up to that point.
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  • Kamen Rider: Skyrider, officially known as simply Kamen Rider, was originally conceived as a Continuity Reboot with a new Rider facing the Great Leader's Neo-Shocker. Instead of Tobei Tachibana, this Rider was assisted by a Suspiciously Similar Substitute named Genjiro Tani. The series eventually reintroduces the first Seven Legendary Riders as recurring characters.
  • Following Skyrider was Kamen Rider Super-1, featuring an independent Kamen Rider and Rogues Gallery with no appearance from previous Riders (on TV that is). That said, Genjiro Tani returns as the mentor, and the first eight Riders return to help Super-1 in his movie.
  • Birth of the Tenth! Gather All Kamen Riders!! was a TV special which doubled as a Recap Episode of the whole franchise and introduced the tenth Rider, ZX, who fought with his nine predecessors against the Badan Empire, led by the same Great Leader. Officially, Toei considers the special to be the first, last, and only episode of its own Kamen Rider ZX TV series, and it is included in the count leading up to Kamen Rider OOO’s celebration of the 999th and 1000th episodes of the franchise.
  • Kamen Rider BLACK is, continuity-wise, totally independent of the previous Kamen Rider series. Infact, the protagonist, Kotaro Minami, coins the name himself.
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    • This changes with the Sequel Series, Kamen Rider BLACK RX, essentially the second season of Black with Kotaro Minami continuing on as protagonist, which reintroduces the first ten Kamen Riders in its final episodes. The Big Bad, Emperor Crisis, is also heavily implied to be the original Great Leader, sharing the same voice actor, presenting himself as the embodiment of evil and treating the assembled Riders as old enemies.
  • In an attempt to reboot the franchise, the 1990s saw the release of three standalone films, each with a new Kamen Rider fighting new enemies.
  • Then there's Kamen Rider World a short film which united ZO and J against a Villain Team-Up consisting of, as well as a monster from Shin and the baddies from J, two bad guys from Black (that is, Black's nemesis Shadow Moon and a Monster of the Week). Thus, this film connects all three 90s movies back to the original.
  • From 1988 to 1990, The Tunnels’ Thanks to Everyone program had an unauthorized parody Kamen Norider which Toei claimed the trademark rights to in 2013. Norider eventually appeared in The Movie for Kamen Rider Zi-O.

21st century

Things become complicated with the revived 21st century run of Kamen Rider, which continues to this day. Generally, each series has a completely different mythos/lore. The first nine are totally standalone, with small exceptions.Heisei Era Phase 1
  • Kamen Rider Kuuga (2000-01): The series once mentions a deep-voiced Professor Hongo from Jounan University, the fictional college where Takeshi Hongo studied back in the original Kamen Rider.
  • Kamen Rider Agito (2001-02): Agito was conceived of as a sequel to Kuuga (which supposedly took place two years prior despite both shows taking place in their year of broadcast) but the final show has only Broad Strokes, with references to the Unidentified Lifeforms (Gurongi) and No. 4 (Kuuga) in the early episodes, the remaining legacy being SAUL (Squad against Unidentified Lifeforms) and G3, whose design is derived from Kuuga.
    • Kamen Rider: Genealogy of Justice: A video game that acts as a story set three months after Agito crossing over the original Kamen Rider series, V3, and Black via time travel, and notably treats Agito as taking place in 2003-2004, two years after the 2000-2001 date established as Kuuga’s setting.
  • Kamen Rider Ryuki: A DVD special has Ryuki meeting the unfamiliar Agito, but it was All Just a Dream.
  • Kamen Rider 555
  • Kamen Rider Blade
  • Kamen Rider Hibiki
  • Kamen Rider Kabuto: Episode 14 has a brief cameo by the remake version of Takeshi Hongo from Kamen Rider: The First.
  • Kamen Rider Den-O: Due to being a invokedCash Cow Franchise, Den-O characters continue to appear in various movies after the end of their own series, most prominently a sub-franchise that spins off from the tribute episodes in Decade.
  • Kamen Rider Kiva: Kiva and Den-O crossover in Climax Deka.
  • Kamen Rider Decade: This series introduces The Multiverse, with alternate universe counterparts of each of the first nine Heisei Rider series and the prospect of a Merged Reality being endangered When Dimensions Collide. From this point onwards, most Rider series, from the original to the present, are said to take place in the same world, with an annual crossover movie between the current series and the previous one.
    • Kamen Rider G: An Affectionate Parody short which features Decade (and the first nine Heisei Riders) dropping in on the eponymous hero via a dimensional wall. The eponymous Rider fights against the organization Shade which, due to a reuse of costumes, has its ranks made up of modified humans who assume the form of Worms from Kabuto, whilst G rides V3's Hurricane bike from Kamen Rider The Next. A Neo-Shade appears in Kamen Rider Drive. G later cameos in The Movie for Kamen Rider Zi-O alongside other "Lost Heisei Riders". As in the real world, Super Sentai exists as a TV Asahi production in this reality as evidenced by the appearance of a poster for Gekiranger vs. Go-Onger.
Heisei Era Phase 2
  • Kamen Rider Double: This series introduces Foundation X, an evil organization which resurfaces to haunt later shows. Crossed over with Decade in Movie War 2010. Double itself provides a Sequel Hook to OOO by mentioning the Core Medal in its antepenultimate episode, as well as starting the tradition of the new Rider making an Early-Bird Cameo in The Movie, first with Double himself debuting in Decade’s movie, then with the appearance of OOO in Double’s movie (which fits into Double's continuity).
    • Fuuto PI: A manga Sequel Series in Another Medium to Double. Akiko’s maternity leave in the first chapter sets it after her wedding in Movie War Core and the Double Retruns: Accel V-Cinema, but before Accel’s phone conversation with their daughter in the Drive Saga: Chaser V-Cinema.
  • Kamen Rider OOO: Crossed over with Double in Movie War Core. Provides a Sequel Hook to Fourze by having two supporting characters make The Cameo in the final episode, while The Movie hosts the debut of Fourze himself.
  • Kamen Rider Fourze: The second episode has Tomoko Nozawa introduce Fourze to the concept of a Kamen Rider by showing him battle footage of Rider #1 from the original series, Super-1, and Kuuga, and an article about the destruction of Fuuto Tower from Double’s movie. Crossed over with OOO, Double, and the original Seven Legendary Riders in Movie War Mega Max. Provides a Sequel Hook to Wizard by having him make The Cameo out of his suit in the finale, while The Movie hosts the debut of Wizard as a Rider.
  • Kamen Rider Wizard: Crossed over with Fourze, OOO, and Double in Movie War Ultimatum. Closes with a Two-Part Episode in which Wizard (and Beast) are transported to an Alternate Universe along with the first thirteen Heisei Rider protagonists and the new guy, Gaim.
  • Kamen Rider Gaim: Crossed over with Wizard in the Sengoku Movie Battle. Began the tradition of Rider and Sentai having crossovers to promote the new Super Hero Taisen installment, by having a crossover with Ressha Sentai ToQger. The Tie-In Novel that picks up on the dangling plot threads from the Gaim Gaiden V-Cinemas incorporates elements from the Wizard crossover and the Kamen Rider Taisen movie, and features a cameo from Tsukasa Kadoya of Decade.
  • Kamen Rider Drive: Drive features, albeit in a minor capacity, a human terrorist organization known as Neo-Shade, who are said to date back to 2009, alluding to the bad guys from G. Crossed over with Gaim in Movie War Full Throttle, which also had a Freeze-Frame Bonus in the background depicting a landmark from Double. Features an Early-Bird Cameo by Ghost in The Movie as well as the final two episodes. Also crossed over with a Double character in the Drive Saga: Chaser V-Cinema. Crossed over with Shuriken Sentai Ninninger to promote Super Hero Taisen GP (though the special notably treats Drive and Ninninger as being in separate universes). Said movie's sequel miniseries crosses over with Den-O and acts as a Fully Absorbed Finale to 555.
  • Kamen Rider Ghost: Crossed over with Drive in Super Movie War Genesis. Crossed over with the original Kamen Rider in Kamen Rider 1, which was promoted by a crossover with Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger and a miniseries featuring villains from the previous Heisei Phase 2 seasons. Features an Early-Bird Cameo by Ex-Aid in The Movie, his dark counterpart Genm in the penultimate episode, and both Ex-Aid & Genm in the finale. Notably, the Tie-In Novel handwaves the continuity errors in Super Movie War Genesis as the events of that movie taking place in an Alternate Timeline.
    • Kamen Rider Amazons: Amazons is a streaming series, visually derived from Amazon but with no continuity. It is confirmed by producer Shinichiro Shirakura to take place in an alternate reality to the prime Kamen Rider universe, though their inclusion in the same multiverse is acknowledged by the appearance of Amazons characters in Chou Super Hero Taisen. The Amazons characters also appear in the Zi-O stage show set after The Movie's Alternate Timeline, further establishing its place in the multiverse.
  • Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: Crossed over with Ghost, Drive, Gaim, and Wizard in Heisei Generations. Promoted Chou Super Hero Taisen with a brief Uchu Sentai Kyuranger cameo in an episode (the movie itself inexplicably treats Kyuranger as taking place in the same universe despite all other media treating Kyuranger as set in an alternate universe, see below), and crosses over with Agito, Gaim, and Blade in said movie's sequel miniseries Kamen Sentai Gorider. Features an Early-Bird Cameo by Build in The Movie and the penultimate episode, with both appearances leading directly into the next crossover movie's plot.
  • Kamen Rider Build: Uniquely, Build sets itself in an Alternate Universe to the prime Kamen Rider reality, as seen when it crosses over with Ex-Aid, Ghost, Gaim, Fourze, and OOO in Heisei Generations FINAL via dimensional travel. Features an Early-Bird Cameo by Zi-O in The Movie. According to producer Takahito Ōmori, the finale concluding with the World of Build becoming a Merged Reality with the main universe into a New World was intended to more easily facilitate future crossovers.
  • Kamen Rider Zi-O: Stealth Sequel to Decade, crossing over with all prior Heisei era seasons in various tribute episodes and movies, including Build in Heisei Generations FOREVER, which also functions as a tribute episode dedicated to Double, Den-O, and particularly Kuuga, and is a Real World Episode. The Movie was a tribute episode for Drive, as well as "Lost Heisei Riders" i.e. the three films from the 90's, and had a cameo from the protagonist of Kamen Noridernote . The finale suggests a Cosmic Retcon splitting the twenty Heisei era seasons into their own worlds as the natural state of being, but continues to treat all Riders as sharing a universe in post-series crossovers.
Reiwa Era
  • Kamen Rider Zero-One: Crossed over with Zi-O in Reiwa: The First Generation, which also functions as a thematic tribute episode to the original Kamen Rider, and which indicates the twenty-one universes the World of Zi-O split into at the end of the previous season have become a Merged Reality once again. Also crossed over with Ex-Aid in the Kamen Rider Genms: The Presidents miniseries.
    • KAMEN RIDER: memory of heroez: A video game that features Zero-One and takes place shortly after his season, and is primarily a crossover between Double and OOO pitting them against Foundation X forces including the X Guardians from Build seen in Heisei Generations FINAL.
  • Kamen Rider Saber: Crossed over with Ghost in the Kamen Rider Saber × Ghost and Kamen Rider Specter × Blades specials. Also had a brief cameo from Gaim characters in an episode to promote Gaim Gaiden. Crossed over with Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger to promote the Superhero Senki movie. One of the writers makes a Creator Cameo in the penultimate episode as a HumaGear, connecting to Zero-Onenote . The characters of Revice appear in the final episode following their cameo in Superhero Senki.
  • Kamen Rider Revice: Celebrates the 50th anniversary of the franchise with the main gimmick being Legend Rider devices called Vistamps and the scientist who created the Riders’ power system having been inspired by the past Kamen Riders he is a fanboy of in-universe. Producer Taki Mochizuki states that Revice is set in a world that includes all previous Riders much like Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger below in order to easily facilitate crossovers such as the aforementioned final episode of Sabernote . Crossed over with Saber and the original Kamen Rider in the Beyond Generations movie. The miniseries Kamen Rider Revice: The Mystery features characters from 555, Drive, Gaim, and Double.

Space Squad

From 2012 onwards, Super Sentai and Metal Heroes are consistently treated as taking place in the same universe.

Super Sentai

Generally, individual Sentai have their own mythos and are generally independent continuity-wise, with crossovers taking place in The Movie or other specials. However, televised crossovers have become more common in later years, especially after Gokaiger. Thus, the majority of Super Sentai are taken to take place in the same universe. There is conflicting evidence both for and against Super Sentai sharing a universe with Kamen Rider.
  • Himitsu Sentai Gorenger (1975-1977)
  • J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai (1977): The first two Sentai team up in J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai vs. Goranger. There are mentions of the heroes of Kamen Rider V3, Kamen Rider Amazon, and Kikaider in said movie.
  • Battle Fever J (1979-1980): According to the Marvel Master List, this series (and by extension the other Super Sentai) takes place in the defunct Earth-79203 of the Marvel Universe’s multiverse, due to it, Denziman, and Sun Vulcan having each been an International Coproduction with Marvel Comics.
  • Denshi Sentai Denziman (1980-1981)
  • Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan (1981-1982): Uniquely, Sun Vulcan follows on from Denziman, reprising Queen Hedrian, the Vader Clan, and the people of Planet Denzi, with Denziman themselves referred to by name. It also introduces the concept of the Galactic Union police, giving Production Foreshadowing for the Space Sheriff trilogy.
  • Dai Sentai Goggle Five (1982-1983)
  • Kagaku Sentai Dynaman (1983-1984)
  • Choudenshi Bioman (1984-1985)
  • Dengeki Sentai Changeman (1985-1986)
  • Choushinsei Flashman (1986-1987)
  • Hikari Sentai Maskman (1987-1988): #38 shows Takeru (Red Mask) as a child imitating Kikaider, implying the latter is a fictional hero in this reality.
  • Choujuu Sentai Liveman (1988-1989)
  • Kousoku Sentai Turboranger (1989-1990): Turboranger is opened by a special Recap Episode where the Turborangers meet the ten Super Sentai from Battle Fever to Liveman.
  • Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman (1990-1991): #43 hints that the previous Sentai are but television shows when clips from Denziman and Battle Fever J are seen on a TV, but its complicated since an earlier episode of Fiveman appears as well.
  • Choujin Sentai Jetman (1991-1992)
  • Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger (1992-1993)
  • Gosei Sentai Dairanger (1993-1994)
  • Ninja Sentai Kakuranger (1994-1995): The short film Super Sentai World features a team-up of the five recent Sentai from Fiveman to Kakuranger. From this point onwards, most series crossover with their predecessor in a movie.
  • Chouriki Sentai Ohranger (1995-1996): Crossed over with Kakuranger in Olé vs. Kakuranger.
  • Gekisou Sentai Carranger (1996-1997): Crossed over with Ohranger in Carranger vs. Ohranger.
  • Denji Sentai Megaranger (1997-1998): Crossed over with Carranger in Megaranger vs. Carranger.
  • Seijuu Sentai Gingaman (1998-1999): Crossed over with Megaranger in Gingaman vs. Megaranger.
  • Kyukyu Sentai GoGoV (1999-2000): Crossed over with Gingaman in GoGoV vs. Gingaman.
  • Mirai Sentai Timeranger (2000-2001): Crossed over with GoGoV in Timeranger vs. GoGoV. A one-off character from GoGoV makes a returning appearance in an episode as well. #23 shows merchandise in the form of a mask stand featuring past Sentai (Jetman and Kakuranger) as well as Kamen Rider Black.
  • Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger (2001-2002): Crossed over with the first 24 Super Sentai in Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai.
  • Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger (2002-2003): Crossed over with Gaoranger in Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger. The 10 YEARS AFTER movie appears to be set exclusively in the continuity of the television series and contradicts the Hurricaneger characters’ appearances in other crossovers.
  • Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger (2003-2004): Crossed over with Hurricanger in Abaranger vs. Hurricaneger. The Dino House curry restaurant used as the team’s Home Base is referenced in several later crossover movies as a place where supporting characters from the featured seasons have met and befriended each other.
  • Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger (2004-2005): Crossed over with Abaranger in Dekaranger vs. Abaranger.
  • Mahou Sentai Magiranger (2005-2006): Crossed over with Dekaranger in Magiranger vs. Dekaranger.
  • GoGo Sentai Boukenger (2006-2007): Crossed over with the first 29 Super Sentai in Boukenger vs. Super Sentai.
  • Juken Sentai Gekiranger (2007-2008): Crossed over with Boukenger in Gekiranger vs. Boukenger.
  • Engine Sentai Go-onger (2008-2009): Crossed over with Gekiranger in Go-Onger vs. Gekiranger. The 10 YEARS GRANDPRIX movie implicitly acknowledges other crossovers by mentioning Speedor & BearRV’s marriage established in the Gokaiger tribute episodes and a Brick Joke from Shinkenger vs. Go-Onger.
  • Samurai Sentai Shinkenger (2009-2010): Crossed over with Go-Onger in Shinkenger vs. Go-Onger, which also starts a new tradition of Early-Bird Cameo by introducing the team from Goseiger. Was one of the worlds of The Multiverse visited in Kamen Rider Decade, which treated the World of Shinkenger as one without Riders and the introduction of a Rider as an anomaly.
  • Tensou Sentai Goseiger (2010-2011): Crossed over with Shinkenger in Goseiger vs. Shinkenger, which also introduces the team from Gokaiger in an Early-Bird Cameo that initially seems to be a Continuity Snarl with Gokaiger’s premise until the Timeranger tribute episode retroactively explains it.
  • Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger (2011-2012): The 35th anniversary series, Gokaiger’s setting is a world where the first 34 Super Sentai all exist, with the Gokaigers inheriting the powers and Continuity Cameos galore. Started the trend of Metal Hero crossovers by doing so with Gavan (the first Metal Hero) in Gokaiger vs. Gavan, which also introduces the team from Go-Busters.
  • Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters (2012-2013): Guest stars the hero from Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie in a Two-Part Episode. Crossed over with Gokaiger in Go-Busters vs. Gokaiger, which also introduces the team from Kyoryuger.
    • Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger (2012-2013): Broadcast over two seasons, Akibaranger is an "unofficial" Sentai spin-off which takes place in a world where Super Sentai is but a fictional television franchise, but is distinct from the real world in that the Space Sheriff franchise is an anime franchise named Galactic Sheriff amongst other differences. The Akibaranger world itself is in its own little multiverse alongside the Delusion World where the Akibarangers fight their battles, the world of Saburo Hatte (the writer). Also, a Leaning on the Fourth Wall reference in Gavan vs. Dekaranger could suggest that Akibaranger has influence on the prime Super Sentai universe itself, which is further implied in Superhero Senki.
  • Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger (2013-2014): Crossed over with Go-Busters (plus Zyuranger and Abaranger) in Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters, which also introduces the team from ToQger.
    • Toei Hero Next 4: We're a Bounty Hunter Team sets itself in the continuity of Kyoryuger, with references made to the Deboss invasion.
    • Power Rangers Dino Force Brave (2017): A Korean Sequel Series to Kyoryuger, translated into Japanese as Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger Brave. Features The Cameo by the team from Zyuohger in the finale. The connection is furthered by a Continuity Cameo in Chou Super Hero Taisen.
  • Ressha Sentai ToQger (2014-2015): Crossed over with Kyoryuger in ToQger vs. Kyoryuger, which also introduces the team from Ninninger. There are small references to Go-Busters and Gekiranger in a few episodes. Crossed over with Kamen Rider Gaim to promote the Kamen Rider Taisen movie.
  • Shuriken Sentai Ninninger (2015-2016): Uniquely, Ninninger hosted several guest appearances from legendary heroes in its televised run (including characters from Kakuranger, Hurricaneger, Goranger, Magiranger, and even Sekai Ninja Sen Jiraiya). Crossed over with ToQger in Ninninger vs. ToQger, which also introduces the team from Zyuohger. The crossover with Kamen Rider Drive to promote Super Hero Taisen GP notably treats Ninninger as taking place in a separate universe from Drive.
  • Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger (2016-2017): Guest stars the team from Gokaiger in a Two-Part Episode to celebrate the 1999th and 2000th episodes of the franchise. Crossed over with Ninninger (plus The Cameo from the first 38 Super Sentai) in Zyuohger vs. Ninninger, which also introduces the team from Kyuranger. Crossed over with Kamen Rider Ghost to promote the Kamen Rider 1 movie.
  • Uchu Sentai Kyuranger (2017-2018): Uniquely, Kyuranger sets itself in an Alternate Universe to the prime Super Sentai/Space Squad reality, as seen when the team crosses dimensions and meets the Dekarangers and Space Sheriffs in episode 18, which is recalled in #27 (the Recap Episode). There is also a cameo by Kamen Rider Ex-Aid in an episode to promote Chou Super Hero Taisen, which has him summoned from his native universe.
  • Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger (2018-2019): Crossed over with Kyuranger (and a cameo from the Sixth Ranger of Zyuohger to complain about his season not getting a proper crossover with the next) in Lupinranger VS Patranger VS Kyuranger, which involves dimensional travel consistent with Kyuranger’s Alternate Universe status. The finale shows Shiho Ichinose creating an in-universe manga Good Three based on the Lupinrangers that becomes a Show Within a Show read by other characters from later seasons, such as Kiramager.
  • Four Week Continuous Super Sentai Strongest Battle (2019): A mini-series which unites the majority of the first 42 Super Sentai while introducing the 43rd.
  • Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger (2019-2020): Crossed over with Lupinranger VS Patranger in Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger.
  • Mashin Sentai Kiramager (2020-2021): Crossed over with Ryusoulger in Kiramager vs. Ryusoulger and a one-episode crossover with supporting characters from Gekiranger.
  • Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger (2021-2022): Like Kamen Rider Decade, Zenkaiger uses the concept of The Multiverse. Like Kamen Rider Zi-O, Zenkaiger treats all previous seasons as taking place in their own individual worlds, though the extent to which they are separate is currently unclear, though Gokaiger is seemingly treated as one Crossover Alternate Universe for the first 35 seasons, and a Freeze-Frame Bonus during the season’s endgame implies the existence of another Crossover Alternate Universe called Super Sentaitopia that may be the setting of every prior season sans Kyuranger. Also crossed over with Kamen Rider Saber to promote Superhero Senki. Introduces the lead of the next season Donbrothers in episode 42.
  • Avataro Sentai Donbrothers (2022-2023): For the first time since the transition from Denziman to Sun Vulcan, Donbothers is a Sequel Series to its immediate predecessor Zenkaiger, with the Red Ranger DonMomotaro making his debut in episode 42 of Zenkaiger. An Alternate Self of Zenkaiger’s lead hero Kaito Goshikida appears as the Donbrothers’ Mission Control, and is able to transform into Zenkaiser Black, a Palette Swap of the original Zenkaiser.

Metal Heroes

Connected Properties

Superhero Senki hints that Rider and Sentai share a multiverse with most if not all other Toei Tokusatsu works; Agastya Base boasts books of classic Toei heroes in addition to its Rider/Sentai collection.
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