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Achille Talon/Walter Melon
A cartoon where an overweight middle-aged man is hired to replace unavailable heroes. In one episode he and his sidekick replace members of the "Far Out Flower Power Rangers" when two of them, Mason and Willy, get too excited during a jump and go flying all the way to Saturn.
Action Heroine Cheer Fruits
In this series, Japan has a system of "Action Heroines" where cities can form teams to perform Tokusatsu stage shows and promote local tourism, complete with national popularity rankings. The protagonists are a group of high school girls who become the official Action Heroines of their hometown of Hinano and try to help revive its failing economy. The group's production team is named the Cheer Fruits, while the name of their stage show is Seika Senshi (Holy Fruit Warriors) Hinanectar.
|Medica Red||Ann Akagi|
|Cheer Yellow||Mikan Kise|
|Terra Green||Mana Midorikawa|
|Sein Blue||Yuki Aoyama|
|Nitro Pink||Hatsuri Momoi|
The remaining members of the Cheer Fruits team have their own Hinanectar uniforms despite the fact that they aren't part of the team within the stage shows; they typically wear the costumes when they perform the show's theme song. In Episode 9, the Cheer Fruits' leader Misaki Shirogane appears on stage as a Sixth Ranger-type character named "Platinum" who wears a white dress rather than a uniform. Roko Kuroki and Kanon Shimura play the show's villains, while Genki Aoyama handles the audio and special effects and doesn't play any role within the show itself.
|Locomo Black||Roko Kuroki|
|Deep Purple||Kanon Shimura|
Because this series was penned by Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger's head writer Naruhisa Arakawa, it contains many references to Super Sentai as well as other tokusatsu franchises including Kamen Rider and Metal Heroes.
In episode 4, Charge! Aho Girl!, the titular character, Yoshiko, takes the three recurring child characters, Nozomi, Mamoru and Tadashi to a hero show featuring Pachi Rangers (パチレンジャー), a sentai team consisting of three members; one blue, one red and one pink. The actor for the villain arrives on stage, taking Nozomi hostage, as the Pachi Rangers don't arrive on cue, Yoshiko decides to fight the villain herself, wearing a red mask, Mamoru and Tadashi also come on stage and Yoshiko gives them blue and yellow masks, declaring themselves to the Super Pachi Rangers, the Red Pachi Rangers watches from backstage, cheering the boys on to defend the girl's future. When the eyecatch for Aho Girl arrives, it resembles the logo for Kyukyu Sentai GoGoFive.
In the AKB48's show (AKBINGO!), they have a segment called the 48 second Sentai AKRanger (48秒戦隊： AKRanger 48byo Sentai: AKRanger) where the team must finish a certain challenge in 48 seconds to save the hostage (usually played by Atsuko Maeda) from White Satan.
|AKOrange||Sumire Sato►Manami Oku|
|AKGreen||Mika Komori►Aika Ota|
In their latest television ad for Kagome’s vegetable juice, “Yasai Ichinichi Kore Ippon”, idol group AKB48 is seen transforming to “Balance Sentai Veggie Rangers.” It began airing June 9, 2012.
In the commercials, the 30 members of AKB48 fight for justice and rescue citizens from unhealthy diets, complete with fighting poses, transformation CG and a giant robot! The outfits were designed by Trigun's Yasuhiro Nightow.
The first commercial started when the AKB48 members found an office lady (played by Atsuko Maeda) that is about to eat a whole bench full of hotdogs and fried chickens for lunch. They immediately transform into “Veggie Rangers,” and hand her the vegetable juice, saving her from an unbalanced diet.
The Amazing World of Gumball
In the episode "The Guy", Gumball and Darwin had a fantasy where they transformed into Sentai superheroes called the "Bro-Squad". The overall look of them is a fusion of the costumes of Bioman and Sun Vulcan with a bird logo emerging from the brace when transforming and behind them after posing like the Jetmen.
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In the Halloween-themed third episode of American Dad season 6, Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls, a boy is seen dressed as the Blue Mighty Morphin' Power Ranger (Zyuranger's TriceraRanger), although the helmet is more similar to the Red Ranger (TyrannoRanger)
A parody of Himitsu Sentai Gorenger was presented as a series of Commercials for the Japanese Energy Drink "Amino Supli", the Main Mascots of this Ad Campaign are the Silly, & Wacky looking Ranger team. T-shit commercials after the 27 Years ago Akaranger's fat and the other four are normal.
The popular kids cartoon show Animaniacs did a spoof of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in an episode called "Super Strong Warner Siblings". The plot involves the three Warner Siblings, Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, defending the Warner Brothers Studio lot from a giant bug created by a Rita Repulsa lookalike (coincidentally voiced by Barbara Goodson). They defeat the monster, but end up destroying the Studio lot in the process (which parodies all the Megazord fights in the show, where many buildings in Angel Grove get destroyed). The episode ends with a health warning to children about "playing with giant bugs." The episode also features the Command Center and Dr. Scratchensniff in the role of Zordon, but unfortunately, there is no equivalent for Alpha 5.
|Blue Blowfish||Yakko Warner|
|Red Anteater||Wakko Warner|
|Yellow Platypus||Dot Warner|
In addition, Dr. Scratchansniff parodies Zordon, Rita Repulsa parodies herself, a humanoid pig parodies Goldar (but looks more like Mordant from the first movie), a Scottish coyote parodies Baboo (but vocally sounds similar to Klank), and a green alien parodies Finster. Rita's Warriors - stick figures wearing white jumpsuits and giant glasses - parody the Putty Patrollers. The Warner Brothers Water Tower parodies the Megazord. However, again, there is no parody or equivalent for Alpha.
Other parody elements include the Warner Siblings constantly shouting "Right!" at random moments (including the moments in which they would actually say it), Rita protesting that "This never works!" after her monster is defeated (making fun of the show's monster-of-the-week motif she and Zedd use on the show), and an irate Mr. Plotz complaining about how much it's going to cost him to repair the damage to his studio (pointing out MMPR's tendency to ignore the excessive destruction wreaked on Angel Grove in every episode). The episode also utilizes theme music similar to that used in MMPR.
The irony of this episode is that the 3-member team consisting of Red, Blue, and Yellow Rangers did not happen until Power Rangers: Ninja Storm, which was the first Power Rangers show that aired after Disney (Warner Brothers' main rival) acquired the franchise from Saban. Super Sentai has done this motif even before Power Rangers starting with Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan and Choujuu Sentai Liveman.
The Annoying Orange
The popular Youtube channel, The Annoying Orange, made a spoof of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in two videos featuring the Sour Rangers, a team of sour gummy kids based on the candy Sour Patch Kids. They piloted robotic Gourds in place of Zords, which could combine into Megagourd, who fought with lightning rays and with the mighty Power Knife, a spoof of the Megazord's Power Sword. In their first appearance, they fought Marshmallow's evil cousin, Marshageddon, who was armed with a raygun and wore a headpiece based on that of Rita Repulsa. In their second appearance, they fought Lord Bread, a spoof of Lord Zedd, who was armed with a pretzel staff that fired energy beams. Some main characters in the series took the roles of supporting characters from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers; Orange became a parody of Zordon and was called Oron, Midget Apple spoofed Alpha 5 and became Midget Apple 5, and Grapefruit took the role of Ernie, whose juice bar was destroyed by Megagourd in battle.
|Red Zucchini||Red Sour Gummy Kid|
|Pink Pumpkin||Pink Sour Gummy Kid|
|Yellow Squash||Yellow Sour Gummy Kid|
|Green Courgette||Green Sour Gummy Kid|
The first time was during the episode, "Arthur's Tooth", when the class was learning about teeth by watching an educational video. A team of four heroes called the Flighty Fluoride Scour Rangers (an obvious nod to MMPR) were fighting a monster who was trying to damage a set of teeth from the inside.
The second was in the episode, "Attack of the Turbo Tibbles". This episode had seen a TV show called "Terrific Turbo-Trooper Toy T-Bot Team". The heroes wear uniforms with a MMPR-like theme, though the TV show title resembled Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad and had hand signatures similar to Ultraman.
The first part of the seventeenth episode of Atomic Betty is called Power Arrangers.
In the sixth and last episode of the first season of the BBC Three comedy about three immature flatmates, there is a flashback to their schooldays where Ben is dressed as the Blue Mighty Morphin' Power Ranger (Zyuranger's TriceraRanger). Reminiscing about this in the present day, Ben notes "Dressing as the Blue Power Ranger for PE, what an idiot. Everyone knows the Red Ranger's the fastest."
Balala the Fairies
Since 2008 started with the chinese Magical Girl with the two twin sisters and their friends and with the prince to use their magical powers to defeat from the dark magic to save the world. They are very similar to Power Rangers/Super Sentai and could be considered a "clone" of Pretty Cure. Like Mahou Sentai Magiranger in the magical rainbow land followed by Magitopia. And the fourth season in 2016 they put Balala the Fairies: Over the Rainbow, they will have a trio of three girls with Red, Blue and Yellow follow as Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan, Choujuu Sentai Liveman, Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger, Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger, Juken Sentai Gekiranger, Engine Sentai Go-Onger, Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters and Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger like they use their strong Colorful magic powers. Also in the second part the fourth green member joins the group.
|The Red Fairy||Camellia|
|The Pink Fairy||Michelle|
|The Blue Fairy||Maggie|
|The Yellow Fairy||Shirley|
|The Green Fairy||Emma|
|The Brave Knight||Noah|
|The Cyan Fairy||Ella|
|The Purple Fairy||Sandy|
|The Chartreuse Fairy||Cindy|
|The Black Fairy||Aisha|
|The Gold Fairy||Ilya|
|The White Fairy||Melody|
|The Ruby Fairy||Sarah|
|The Sapphire Fairy||Linda|
|The Topaz Fairy||Tina|
|The Emerald Fairy||Alyssa|
Bakugan: Battle Brawlers
During the second, third, and fourth seasons of the anime Bakugan: Battle Brawlers, new combinations of the Bakugan were revealed, and were called Ultimate Weapon Formations. They are very similar to the Mecha and Zords.
|Fire||Neo Dragonoid/Cross Dragonoid|
|Fire||Cyborg Helios/Helios MK2|
|Fire||Battalix Dragonoid/Blitz Dragonoid|
|Fire||Dragonoid Colossus Hub|
|Fire||Commandix Dragonoid/Fusion Dragonoid|
|Fire||Dragonoid Destroyer Hub|
In Batman Incorporated #11, Jiro Osamu, the Batman of Japan, fights a gang of female bikers in colored leather outfits who work for Lady Tiger Fist. When they prepare to fight Batman, they perform a variety of poses that resemble the Zyurangers/Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers poses.
Baten Kaitos Origins
At two points in the game, if you talk to a group of children in Sheratan they will be playing a game in which they pretend to be the "Shera Rangers". They will invite the main character, Sagi, to join them, and if you accept then after some dialogue you will receive the "Toy Sword" or the "Real-Deal Helmet", depending when in the game you play with them (The "Real-Deal Helmet" resembles a Sentai/Power Ranger helmet).
|Shera Blue||Unnamed Boy|
|Shera Green||Unnamed Boy|
|Shera Pink||Unnamed Girl|
- The Beano Annual 2016 includes a page showing various TV and movie themed Squelchies. One of these is a Power Squelchy, which resembles the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger.
Is a parody of Kamen Rider so with 7 Berryz Kamen from Idol Group Berryz Koubou in Corcent 2008 Spring.
|Berryz Yellow||Shimizu Saki|
|Berryz White||Tsugunaga Momoko|
|Berryz Pink||Tokunaga Chinami|
|Berryz Red||Sudo Maasa|
|Berryz Orange||Natsuyaki Miyabi|
|Berryz Green||Kumai Yurina|
|Berryz Blue||Sugaya Risako|
In the final Shopping Task of the 2013 series Big Brother 14 aka Secrets and Lies entitled Rescue Squad, the housemates take on the role of superheroes to save various items of shopping while donning lycra superhero outfits. On Day 62 (Tuesday June 13th), Gina commented in the Diary Room, "I feel like a Power Ranger."
The CGI animated Disney film based on the Marvel Comics property features a Japanese themed superhero team of 5 kids in multi-colored high-tech outfits, and a robot. The Big Hero 6 movie also has references to Japanese pop culture; as the target audience for the original comic book was manga readers and fans of Japanese anime, Tonkatsu and kaiju films. For a brief scene in the film, among the toys and collectibles in Fred's room, asthere is a red case featuring different Sentai masks.
In a preview of the animated series spin-off, Go Go Tomago is in Fred's room with her team after receiving an emergency call from Fred. She is standing next to a display case of a female Silver Ranger costume similar to Go-On Silver.
|Go Go Tomago|
Bihada Sentai Sparanger
Toei has also parodied their work by using it in a series of shorts on various spas and onsen (hot springs) around Japan as the Bihada (Handsome Muscle Spring) Sentai Sparanger. This series has tokusatsu actors such as Takashi Hagino (Choukou Senshi Changerion and Kamen Rider Ouja of Kamen Rider Ryuki) as SpaRed, Kento Handa (Kamen Rider Faiz/Engine Retsu-Taka in Engine Sentai Go-Onger) as SpaBlue, Kengo Ohkuchi (Z in Ressha Sentai ToQger) as SpaGreen, Masashi Mikami (BoukenBlue) as SpaYellow, and Kohei Murakami (Kamen Rider Kaixa/ZyuohBird) as SpaMurasaki ("purple" or "violet" in Japanese, a running joke would involve people referring to him as SpaPurple).
Karakura-Raizer Team is a team of superheroes created by Kisuke Urahara to help protect Karakura Town from Hollow attacks.
Additionally in the earlier filler episodes of the anime, a similar superhero team called the Karakura Superheroes were set up by Don Kanonji to help protect Karakura Town as Ichigo and his friends were busy rescuing Rukia Kuchiki from the Soul Society. Much like Super Sentai they were given different colors and would do different traditional poses when introducing themselves. However as both Karin Kurosaki and Jinta Hanakari would constantly fight over who would by Karakura Red, it led to the team disbanding.
Ururu Tsumugiya, Don Kanonji, and Kon are the only characters to have served on both teams (though Kon was not in Ichigo's body during the Karakura Superhero event).
In the Blue Exorcist movie, there is a scene where a blue Gokai Silver Gold Mode mask is seen.
Bakufuu Sentai Bombermen
The five heroes that are based on the Super Sentai and the Bomberman species in Bakufuu Sentai Bombermen.
In Super Bomberman R, the heroes consist six brothers and two sisters in the whole team in order to save the universe from Buggler and the Five Dastardly Bombers, and later Pretty Bomber joins the team in the end of the game. The White Bomber is the oldest of his siblings to lead the rest of his team. According to the official Super Bomberman R website, their ages from oldest to youngest are as follows: White, Black, Pink, Blue, Red, Yellow, Aqua, and Green.
Brave Command Dagwon
Dagwon, the sixth entry in Takara Tomy and Sunrise's Brave series, is heavily influenced by Super Sentai and in some aspects, Ultraman. It centers around a group of teens chosen by an alien police officer to become the defenders of Earth when the wardens of a space prison rebel and hijack it to unleash the most dangerous alien criminals to attack the planet. The heroes use special braces to become armored superheroes upon the call of "Try Dagwon!" and pilot their own robots by fusing with them. The robots all combine with other mechs into stronger robots in specific configurations for each team member.
This Philippine sketch comedy show once spoofed Power Rangers as "Flower ArRangers".
In What's My Line, Part Two, when Kendra challenges Willow, Buffy says "Back off, Pink Ranger". Sarah Michelle Gellar's stunt double, Sophia Crawford, was also the stunt double for the Pink Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
In episode 25 of Series 26, Ricochet: How to Save a Life, a young boy who was shot is asked what he wants to be when he grows up, he says that he wants to be a Power Ranger.
The last part of Tales Of The Borderlands features the final form of Gortys. The interior of Gortys has a resemblance to a Mecha/Megazord from Super Sentai.
Cardfight!! Vanguard G
They first appear in the 10th episode of Cardfight!! Vanguard G: GIRS Crisis during a quest. They later reappeared in episode 36 of Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Stride Gate, the protagonists disguise themselves posing as defenders of Vanguard, the Vanguamen
In 1993 the "Allies" sourcebook was released for the Champions superhero role-playing game. It included the Japanese hero group Zen Team who were based on the Super Sentai model.
During the commercial, the Dino Megazord is seen fighting Goldar to illustrate virus protection!
A tactical RPG video game developed by Behold Studio launching on Kickstarter in July 2013, the basis of the game revolves around a studio trying to create a Sentai-esque TV show. The game released on April 30 2015. It got published by Bandai-Namco Entertainment.
A French animated series about a group of children who enter the digital world of Lyoko to protect their virtual friend and also their home from a digital virus know as X.A.N.A. For Season 5, the series was turned from animated series to a live action series with additional heroes and villains. The premise of Code Lyoko is similar to the premise of Power Rangers RPM with a genius creating an artificial intelligence to combat an evil governmental organization with the program going rogue and wanting to either conquer the world in the case of X.A.N.A. or conquered the world in the case of Venjix. The outfits used in Season 4 and Season 5 (Code Lyoko Evolution) are also very similar to the suits in Power Rangers and Super Sentai. Additionally, the composer of the English theme song (A World Without Danger), Noam Kaniel, also composes the theme songs from Power Rangers Samurai up to Power Rangers Ninja Steel.
|Odd||Odd Della Robbia|
An indie RPG commercially released on February 6th, 2015. The primary antagonist of the game is a witch just named "Witch Rita", who bares a resemblance to Rita Repulsa, more so in her clothing than physical appearance. Moreover, the games true antagonist is her superior, a villain simply named "Z". Z's costume is heavily based off of Lord Zedd's design. Additionally, Z's name could be a reference to the fact that "Zedd" is an alternate pronunciation to the letter "Z".
Cutie Honey: The Live is a live action adaptation of Go Nagai's anime and manga Cutie Honey. This adaptation features 3 girls instead of one who can transform by pressing a pendant or choker-like device and saying "Honey Flash!"
|Cutie Honey||Honey Kisaragi|
|Sister Yuki||Yuki Kenmochi|
|Sister Miki||Miki Saotome|
C-ute Ranger is idol group C-ute aslo, Berryz Kamen is commong from 2008 spring
|Cutie Orange||Yajima Maimi|
|Cutie Yellow||Umeda Erika|
|Cutie Red||Arihara Kanna|
|Cutie Green||Nakajima Saki|
|Cutie White||Suzuki Airi|
|Cutie Blue||Okai Chisato|
|Cutie Pink||Hagiwara Mai|
The opening animation for the 1983 Osaka-based SF convention, made by the future founding members of the animation studio Gainax, featured a huge number of split-second cameos of pop culture icons, robots and vehicles. Among those from Super Sentai featured in the short was Dyna Robo battling and losing to the Daicon bunnygirl mascot, Jaguar Vulcan colliding into Mougera from the Godzilla franchise and the Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan team doing their battle poses, followed by Prince Megiddo and Princess Chimera eating rice balls. In the final crowd scene, Amazon Killer is among the characters in one of the frames.
A recent issue of The Dandy featured a Madvertisement spoof of MMPR called Mighty Morphin Flower Arrangers.
Dance Central Spotlight introduced new skins for each of the six playable characters a sentai looking suit. Each one named after a Greek Letter, The skin is known as Project Uber.
DC Comics' Blackest Night
Some of the most popular heroes and villains of the DC Universe, in the arc Blackest Night, were made into deputy lanterns of the six other colors of the lantern powers and fought alongside Green Lantern. Their appearance in the comics as well as their dominance of one entire wave of DC Universe Classics figures have sparked fan comparisons to Power Rangers.
|Green Lantern||Hal Jordan|
|Blue Lantern||The Flash (Barry Allen)|
|Star Sapphire||Wonder Woman|
|Agent Orange||Lex Luthor|
|Indigo Tribe||The Atom (Ray Palmer)|
In the Brightest Day storyline, a comic series called Green Lantern: The New Guardians, a new team was assembled with a similar arrangement:
|Green Lantern||Hal Jordan|
|Blue Lantern||Saint Walker|
|Star Sapphire||Carol Ferris|
In the New 52 line, with the reboot of the DC Universe, the New Guardians' formation was almost entirely rearranged:
|Green Lantern||Kyle Rayner|
|Blue Lantern||Saint Walker|
Detroit Metal City
The vulgar comedy manga Detroit Metal City featured the "Seigi Sentai Victory Three" performing on an amusement park's stage show until Johannes Krauser II, the leader of the eponymous death metal band, appeared. A kid among the audience mistook Krauser for a kaijin and began attacking him. Victory Red, actually one of DMC's most hardcore fans working to earn for concert tickets, joined his idol in the harassment.
Seigi Sentai Victory Three
|Blue Hawaii Frost|
In Dexter's Laboratory, the Super Sentai and the Power Rangers shows are parodied in different episodes. Like, in "Big Sister" and "Last But Not Beast", both episodes have giant monster battles that parody the ones in Super Sentai and Power Rangers. Also in "Last But Not Beast", Dexter has a poster of a Super Sentai/Power Rangers like team in his bedroom. He has 2 robots, Robo-Dexo 2000 & Multi-Forming Megabot (which has a finisher, as well as 4 pieces to form the robot: a helicopter, jet, van, and boat). Both are parodies of Super Sentai Robos & Power Rangers Megazords. Also, in "Last But Not Beast" the song "Dexter's Family Go" also parodies Go Go Power Rangers. In the episode "Sister Mom", just before Dexter activates the machine he uses to turn DeeDee into their mother, he says "It's Morphin Time!".
Digimon: The Movie
In the English dub, Kari says she got her friend a Pink Ranger Action Figure for her birthday.
DigimonAfter Digimon Tamers the third season of the series, Digimon brings with the fourth season called Digimon Frontier which they have their Digivices called D-Tector (D-Scanner in the Japanese version). When they begin to digivolve, Humans transformed into Digimon when they use the beast spirits to transform each form. The motif of elements, stars and planets make it similar to Uchu Sentai Kyuranger.
|Legendary Warrior of Fire||Takuya Kanbara|
|Legendary Warrior of Light||Koji Minamoto|
|Legendary Warrior of Wind||Zoe Orimoto|
|Legendary Warrior of Thunder||J.P. Shibayama|
|Legendary Warrior of Ice||Tommy Himi|
|Legendary Warrior of Darkness||Koichi Kimura|
Though not referenced in show, the re-design of the Daleks as introduced in 2010, has caused some fans to compare them to Power Rangers/Super Sentai, giving them nicknames such as the "Mighty Morphin' Dalek Rangers" and "Extermination Sentai Dalekranger", as they have a color code with five ranks:
In one chapter of the long running manga series, Nobita and Doraemon watch TV and an image of a Sentai show called "UFO Rangers" appears on the screen before they decide to go outside and play. The UFO Rangers bear an uncanny resemblance to J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai, which coincidentally was still on the air at the time this particualr story came out on August 10th, 1976.
In the opening panel of one manga chapter, Doraemon witnesses a film crew shooting what seems to be a Gorenger movie.
Downtown no Gottsu Ee Kanji
In this show, there was a recurring sketch named Seikimatsu Sentai Gorenjai. Translating to English as End of Century Heroes Five Range-i, it is a parody of Himitsu Sentai Gorenger -- the last syllable in renjaa ("ranger") is replaced to avoid copyright issues. Each episode begins with the evil Dokuro Kamen ("Skull Mask", played by Hamada) attacking a woman (played by You) in her home. The sentai heroes, the five renjai, then burst into the scene one at a time to save her and attempt to fight Dokuro Kamen, who is too distracted and unable to fight due to their appearances.
In the first episode, they have three red renjai and two yellow (breaking the usual sentai convention of having each hero in a different color). Dokuro Kamen lectures them and tells them to try better next time. Each subsequent episode has Dokuro Kamen attacking the same woman in the same room (often stopping for a friendly chat with the lady's friend before he attacks her), and the renjai appearing in mismatched costumes -- such as Tiger Mask, Falkor, and a waitress from a No-pan Shabu shabu-- or ridiculously modified versions of their uniforms. The episodes end with Dokuro Kamen scolding the renjai, pointing out exactly what is wrong, and sending them off home.
Dragon Ball Super
Dragon Ball Super, the official sequel to Dragon Ball Z, introduced not one, but two groups in the Universal Survival Arc. The first group is the Pride Troopers of Universe 11, who act like parodies of Super Sentai heroes. While they do not have special colored costumes, they are quite fond of posing and fighting for justice. Their leader, Toppo, is heavily into this, chewing out Android #17 for attacking opponents while transforming.
The second group are the Kamikaze Fireballs of Universe 2, who are parodies of magical girls (and most likely Pretty Cure in particular). They are a three-woman team who fights for love and justice and hold the same love for posing.
Dragon Ball Z
The Ginyu Force (Ginyu Tokusentai/Special Squad) that serve as the henchman for the villain Frieza in the anime and manga series Dragon Ball Z often do Super Sentai based poses when they introduce themselves. They also have have different colors based on their skin. Notably when Captain Ginyu later faced Goku, not only did Goku imitate the pose, he also made a note that doing the pose was a big waste of time that angered Ginyu as a result.
Dynasty WarriorsIn Dynasty Warriors 8, there are DLCs for Shu Dynasty characters which was inspired from Power Rangers/Super Sentai. The 5 characters that got Power Ranger-like costumes are Zhao Yun, Ma Chao, Guan Yu, Zhang Fei, and Huang Zhou, with a colorset very similar to Engine Sentai Go-Onger / Power Rangers RPM. Liu Bei gets a Ranger commander-type costume. Furthermore, Zhuge Liang and Yue Ying get villain costumes with color schemes very similar to Rita Repulsa from the Power Rangers 2017 movie. Lastly, Wei Yan got a monster-like costume.
Eek! the Cat
In the episode "Fists of Furry", Sharky the Sharkdog is seen watching a parody of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, called Mighty Boring Shower Strangers. The aptly named Shower Strangers are a bunch of people wearing helmets and towels meeting, but not recognizing each other in a shower, after which they are attacked by soap themed monsters.
Also parodied in this episode is the controversy that Power Rangers would promote the use of violence in children, as Sharky is seen hurting himself after imitating the moves he saw in the show.
At the beginning of issue 15, Firestorm says "Hey, the Mighty-Morphin'-Wonder-Twins are back!"
The Facts of Life
|Jamburger/BurBlue||Double patty burger|
In 2014, this Chinese-Japanese anime started with its website, manhua and movie and is some sort of a cross between Cardcaptor Sakura, Sailor Moon, Magic Knight Rayearth, Ojamajo Doremi, Sasami: Magical Girls Club, Powerpuff Girls Z and Pretty Cure. The team is kind of a spoof of Super Sentai/Power Rangers.
|Red Flower Angel||Lucy|
|Blue Flower Angel||Marina|
|Green Flower Angel||Anne|
|Pink Flower Angel||Marie|
|Yellow Flower Angel||Patty|
Final Fantasy XV
One of the plans for the DLC expansions of the game Final Fantasy XV was the Magitek Exosuit, multi-colored Sentai-like armors that would enhance the four different characters of the game. This suit gives the player invincibility for 30 minutes and improves fishing, but can only be used once every 24 hours.
However, their original design was too similar to the costumes of the 2017 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie and Saban threatened to sue Square Enix if they did not change it. This resulted in the Magitek Exosuit DLC being delayed until the suits could be re-designed. Fans reacted negatively to Saban's copyright claim as it ruined a pre-determined DLC release that players were waiting for..
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
During one episode, Will is antagonized by a larger man and he decides to finish the fight, but gets knocked down in a single punch. Lisa comes in and mercilessly beats up the bully. When Will comes to, he finds out Lisa saved him and asks where she learned her fighting moves. Lisa responds: "Well I've been meaning to tell you that ..I'm a..Um.."'
Will then responds with: "A what? A Power Ranger?!"
Milo, Oscar, Albert and Jumbo, dressed as animals, pile on one another to become a Megazord per-se. All transformed, although Shellsea refused. The names of the animals and the transformation referenced/parodied MMPR 1.
Force rose etc.
Virgin Mary, new pop icon Force rose etc. (Pink Power etc., as French dub of Sentai called each Ranger "[Color] Force") is an artist rendition, customizing Virgin Mary figures with Choudenshi Bioman outfits, but keeping the dress. Contrary to most Sentai conventions, Pink Ranger is in front.
|Force Rose Pink||Heart|
|Force Rose Red||Ruby|
|Force Rose Yellow||Topaz|
|Force Rose Green||Emerald|
|Force Rose Blue||Sapphire|
Shin Kenjushi France Five (translated as New Sword Musketeers France Five), is a French affectionate parody of the Sentai genre. Its heroes have names which are major clichés about French life, especially food. It became extremely popular in Japan and Akira Kushida even sang a new theme song for it that was used in the show's last three episode.
Because producers where unsure how far the project could go, first episode was written as a typical mid-season episode (actually, first sixth ranger appearance) rather than a real introduction. However, after a 8-years hiatus, it ended with a real final. Color pattern, including sixth ranger, is exactly the same as Denji Sentai Megaranger/Power Rangers in Space.
|Red Fromage||Antoine Deschaumes (Sébastien Ruchet)|
|Black Beaujolais||Thierry Durand (Grégory Goldberg)|
|Blue Accordéon||Albert Dumas (Daniel Andréyev)|
|Yellow Baguette||Jean Pétri (Thomas Blumberg)|
|Pink à la Mode||Catherine Fontaine (Wendy Roeltgen, Nolwenn Daste)|
|Silver Mousquetaire (1-6)||Aramis Leclair (Grégoire Hellot)|
in the "Barton Boutique" Store, a series of suits can be purchased all consisting of spandex morph suits, helmets, gloves, chestplates, boots and belts. The Rangers had colors or Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, Green, Pink, and Purple. Their identities in story are only hinted at but not really revealed, plus they drop off the face of the earth at one point.
Throughout the series, the character Taka is shown to be a fan of the series Ranger Five, a sentai team near identical to Himitsu Sentai Gorenger, without the capes. The like up is Ranger Red 1, Double Yellow 2 and 3, Ranger Blue 4, and Ranger Pink 5.
The Kung Fu Rainbow Lazerforce is a tv show that is within the game Grand Theft Auto V in the Grand Theft Auto franchise. It is a parody of both the Super Sentai & the Power Rangers and is aired on its TV network Weazel, which is a parody of Fox, the network that first aired the Power Rangers from 1993 through 2002 on its Fox Kids block. Its title parodies Power Rangers Megaforce with a theme of conservative "family values", such as sex after marriage, unflinching belief in God and homophobia.
Genki Bakuhatsu Ganbaruger
Ganbaruger is a 1992 mecha series animated by Sunrise and is the second entry of the Eldran Series, a short lived franchise to promote Tomy toys that competed against the more popular Brave Series of mecha shows/toyline by Takara which was also animated by Sunrise. The difference was that the Brave series mostly used vehicle mechs while Eldran's were animal themed, both motifs a staple of Super Sentai mechas at the time of this series airing.
The show features a trio of young kid superheroes called the Ganbar Team who must battle evil demons who want to rule the Earth. They do so by calling upon three animal mechs, (an eagle, an elephant and a tiger) and then transform into their superhero identities using special braces that call upon their Ganbare Suits.
The mechas in the show can change into a humanoid combat mode (making the anime precede Dairanger on this concept) or combine into the titular Ganbaruger. Despite the Sun Vulcan-esque line up of Red, Blue and Yellow, Ganbar Yellow is the leader of the team and main pilot of Ganbaruger instead of the traditional Red.
In an unusual coincidence, the main ninja mentors of both The Ganbar Team and the Hurricanger/Ninja Storm Rangers are transformed into talking animals (a dog and a hamster/guinea pig) and are stuck in that form until the final episode.
|Ganbar Yellow||Kotaro Kirigakure|
|Ganbar Blue||Yousuke Kazamatsuri|
|Ganbar Red||Rikiya Ryuzaki|
Ghost in the Shell
A tribute anthology manga of Ghost in the Shell created in 2017 placed the characters in situations and scenarios that are out of the ordinary fare for the Ghost in the Shell universe. One story made by Tony Takezaki placed the Section 9 team in a tokusatsu show universe where Motoko Kusanagi was the Red Ranger of a Sentai team. Designwise, their suits resemble a hybrid of Bioman, Sun Vulcan and Battle Fever J.
The style of some of the manga pages of this story refects those of real world Japanese kids promotional magazines such as TV-Kun, as its displays the weapons of the team, thier mechas and certain panels showcase some of thier Ranger powers such as Mokoto's invisibility.
Girls und Panzer
In the 6th OVA, the girls dress up in Sentai costumes and do the kata roll call poses of the Dairangers, dubbing themselves as the Panzer 5, albeit the roll call is notably out of order, going from Green to Blue to Gray (the only switched color) to Pink to Red.
|Olive Drab||Yukari Akiyama|
|Navy Blue||Mako Reizei|
|German Gray||Hana Isuzu|
|Desert Pink||Saori Takebe|
|Oxide Red||Miho Nishizumi|
Wapiko and her friends acts with their Jetman Costumes and they have their pose, actions and great heroes and this is a parody of Choujin Sentai Jetman. The Female Blue Sentai is swap to male blue sentai.
|Red Fish||Boy 1|
|Yellow Fish||Boy 2|
|Black Fish||Boy 3|
|Blue Fish||Shuichi Kitada|
The Mad Midget Five, a boss group that appear in stage 3 and 6 in that game, is resembles J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai in theme and have usual red-blue-yellow-green-pink colorset.
|Sazer Tairous||Tenma Kudou|
|Sazer Mithras||Mika Shidou|
|Sazer Lion||Ken Shidou|
|Sazer Remis||Akira Dentsuin|
|Sazer Velsou||Ryoko Amemia|
|Sazer Dain||Jin Hakariya|
|Sazer Tawlon||Naoto Matsuzaka|
|Sazer Visuel||Ran Saotome|
|Sazer Tragos||Gou Kamiya|
|Sazer Gorbion||Makoto Sorimachi|
|Sazer Pisces||Ai Uozumi|
|Sazer Gans||Tappei Mikami|
|Riser Glen||Shouta Date|
|Riser Kageri||Yuka Sanada|
|Riser Gant||Shinya Hiraga|
|Demon Knight||Jinno Shiro|
The Guardian Force Design Manual
The Guardian Force Design Manual is an art & design book written and drawn by Ulises Fariñas. It is a meta-fictional look at the world of tokusatsu superheroes and their costumes, most prominently those of Super Sentai/Power Rangers. One of the preview pages features "A Design History of Sentai Heroes", among those featured are expys of Akarenger, Battle Fever J, Goggle V and Gaoranger.
Hayate no Gotoku!
In the series, Miki Hanabishi, Izumi Segawa, and Risa Asakaze form a group call The Hakuo Three Amiga (白皇学院生徒会三 Hakuo gakuin seito kai san) and repesent each of them with each color. They also have another name call Gou Gou Seitokai Tan Ken Jaa (轟轟生徒会タンケンジャー). This name is a parody of GoGo Sentai Boukenger. They also has a theme song with the same name as the latter one in Tokusatsu music style. In Episode 23 of season 1, they also performed a pose which is similar to the Sun Vulcan's pre-battle pose with Sun Vulcan Robo's parody in the background.
|Īncho-san Red||Izumi Segawa|
|Fukuiin-chō Blue||Miki Hanabishi|
|Jajjimento Black||Risa Asakaze|
Hello Kitty: Ringo no Mori no Fantasy
In the episode Hello Kitty, Mimmy and their friends transforms into a five core team and they are the Miracle Sentai AppleV. This is a spoof of Dai Sentai Goggle V and the color matched by Himitsu Sentai Gorenger. Sanrio has a magical girl series with, Onegai My Melody, Hello Kitty: Ringo no Mori no Fantasy, Sugarbunnies and Jewelpet. In 1975 started by Sanrio from Japan along with Super Sentai Series started by Toei as well.
|Miracle Kitty||Hello Kitty|
In this manga by Kazuhiko Shimamoto, being a superhero in Japan can be a full time paying job. Among the heroes working for the titular company is a Sentai-like team called the Dessert V. The team has a sweets motif. The manga parodies some of the tropes of Super Sentai, such as the Ranger team posing before battle.
|Langues de Chat White|
|Satan Red||Sirzechs Lucifer|
|Satan Blue||Ajuka Beelzebub|
|Satan Green||Falbium Asmodeus|
|Satan Pink||Serafall Leviathan|
|Satan Yellow||Grayfia Lucifuge|
In a short film OVA that was featured on the third Blu-ray Collection, Umaru and her friends pretend to be a Sentai team called Himouto Sentai Umaranger. The costume's under their hamster cloaks resemble the Magiranger/Mystic Force suits, but the team has a black Ranger and only four members.
The team battles a bear monster using a soda team cannon attack, then engage the monster when it grows giant with their robot in a comical short parody of Super Sentai Robo battles where the monster is lightly clubbed over the head with Umaranger Robo's sword repeatedly. Umaru even references about how Sentai is heavily merchandised with toys of transformation items and robots and how she and her friends could make lots of cash by being a Sentai team.
In Another World With My Smartphone
In episode 4 of In Another World With My Smartphone, Engagement, and an Uninvited Visitor, after protagonist Touya Mochizuki gains the fifth member of his group, Yumina Urnea Belfast, he says Akarenger's phrase "The five have assembled!" (５人揃って! Gonin sorotte!), his four companions, reply with confusion rather than the eponymous "Gorenger!"
In Episode 4, Emi and the heroes go to a Halloween party at a restaurant. Among the costumed attendees is a man in a Red Sentai Ranger costume.
A spoof of Sportranger known as the Johrangers were created for a mobile phone commercial in Thailand. Their costumes are similar to Changeman and Turboranger. They have a color scheme of Red, Blue, Yellow, Pink, but rather than the usual Green or Black, the fifth Ranger has a rather over the top costume. special fifth Ranger. The first commercial shows a monster causing havoc, the Johrangers spring into action and henshin. The team then notice that one of their members has an abnormal outfit. The Red Ranger says how they agreed that they wouldn't wear that suit and asks the Pink Ranger if she had phoned him about that. The fifth Ranger then storms off and leaves the team.
In the second commercial, the Johranger's Giant Robo forms without its right leg. The Red Ranger asks Pink to call the fifth Ranger but she ran out of her phone money, while the Yellow Ranger is trying to scratch the password from a top-up card.
|Red Girl||Naoko Akagi|
|Blue Girl||Mika Aota|
|Yellow Girl||Yuri Kikawada|
|Green Girl||Kanoko Midoriyama|
|Navy Blue Girl||Sumire Konno|
Just Dance 3 and Just Dance 2014
One of the songs in Just Dance 3 and Just Dance 2014 are very well related to Super Sentai, even going as far to have the artist's name being Sentai Express. These songs are Spectronizer (3) and Nitro Bot (2014).
Spectronizer was made during during the airing of Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger and the song sounds similar to Choudenshi Bioman
In the 17th song of Vocaloid series song Kagerou Project and its 9th episode of its anime adaptation, Mekakucity Actors (lit. Blindfold City Actors), Ayano's Theory of Happiness, while trying to cheer up her adopted siblings for having red eyes, Ayano said that red is the color of hero where she demonstrate it by taking a red scarf and posing while comparing it to Hayato Ichimonji/Kamen Rider 2's pose. Later, while playing with her adopted siblings and her dad, Ayano still wore her red scarf and pretended herself to be the Graffiti Ranger, a parody of the Super Sentai heroes.
There are five Kamen Rider Necroms in Kamen Rider Ghost all of which bear colors similar to a typical Super Sentai/Power Rangers rainbow quintet (red, blue, yellow, green, pink) without a Sixth Ranger.
|Kamen Rider Dark Necrom R||Jered|
|Kamen Rider Dark Necrom B||Jebil|
|Kamen Rider Dark Necrom Y||Jey|
|Kamen Rider Necrom||Alain|
|Kamen Rider Dark Necrom P||Alia|
Kanpai Senshi After V
Translated as Cheer Warriors After Five, this tokusatsu parody focuses on Golden Warrior Treasure Five as they fight against the evil organization by day and night. After the battle, the team bonds and share their feelings with each other while having a glass of beer in the pub. Most of the series contains a lot of references from many earlier Sentai series, with the team modeled in some ways after Dai Sentai Goggle V.
Directed by Toru Hosokawa, the series stars Ryouta Murai (Yuusuke Onodera, the alternate version of Kamen Rider Kuuga from Kamen Rider Decade) as the Red Warrior, while Kazuki Kato who known for his role as Daisuke Kazama (Kamen Rider Drake) in Kamen Rider Kabuto and the alternate version of Shiro Kazami (Kamen Rider V3) from Kamen Rider The Next will portray his role as the Blue Warrior. Others include Yu Kikkawa as the Pink Warrior, Buffalo Goro A as the Yellow Warrior and Tsubasa Tobinhaga as the Green Warrior. The villain is portrayed by Shigeru Saiki, who previously portrayed Morio Makino in Boukenger.
In episode 4 of the anime adaptation of Kantai Collection, during the Kongou sisters introduction, each member introduces herself in a manner not unlike a roll call in a Super Sentai/Power Rangers show, complete with their real ship counterparts firing from their cannons for "pyrotechnics", and in the last part of the introduction, all four pose together while the ship turrets behind them fire colored smoke (Kongou has red, Hiei has white, Haruna has yellow, and Kirishima has blue) akin to the pyrotechnics in the final portion of the Rangers' roll call, much to Fubuki's disbelief of Kongou being "cool".
The series makes multiple references to Super Sentai/ Power Rangers throughout the series, including their own Giant Robo called Great Keron. In one episode, Keroro even went off to see a live stage show.
In the 2005 video game killer7 by Capcom (released for the Nintendo GameCube and PlayStation 2), the Punishing Rangers Handsome Men (匿名仕置戦隊 “ハンサムマン” Tokumei Shioki Sentai Hansamuman) were developed by the US military in order to combat the global Heaven Smile threat. In addition to being an official assassin organization, the Handsome Men are also featured as characters in a comic book created by Trevor Pearlharbor and published by ZTT Comics. When the real-world group appears and begins to carry out the stories he writes in reality, Pearlharbor believes himself to be controlling them; in actuality, he is only a seer, and his comics are simply predictions of what they will do. LOVE Wilcox, a teenage girl and participant in the underground Internet, may be the actual coordinator of the Handsome Men's actions.
|Handsome Light Brown|
|Handsome White Pearl|
A television news announcement reports that a group resembling the comic book characters has assassinated Democratic Party member Steve Thunderson during a meeting of Congress. As a result, Mills dispatches the Killer 7 to kill Pearlharbor, who is writing their adventures into his comics in the week preceding their actual actions, and therefore appears to be controlling them, or at least some sort of terrorist. The Killer 7 tracks Pearlharbor to his studio in the Dominican Republic, where he is in the midst of drawing a scene of himself killing Dan Smith, and thus believes he cannot die. However, Handsome Black suddenly appears and fires his Handsome Wink at Dan, who successfully dodges; the attack hits Pearlharbor, killing him.
Dan kills Handsome Black in retaliation; Handsome Red appears on the scene and, surveying it, concludes that Dan killed both Pearlharbor and Black unprovoked. He calls for a revenge match to determine which of the groups is stronger, naming Broadway, New York as the site of the challenge. A series of one-on-one matches ensues:
- Harman Smith kills Handsome Red with his rifle.
- Handsome White Pearl outshoots Con Smith.
- Coyote Smith shoots and kills Handsome Gold.
- Handsome Light Brown shoots KAEDE Smith as she reloads.
- Handsome Dead beats Kevin Smith when his knife throws miss.
- Dan Smith shoots Handsome Blue in the head.
- Handsome Purple seemingly defeats MASK de Smith, but the latter is suddenly reborn in a more stylized luchadore outfit and with more powerful, faster-firing grenade launchers, and kills Purple with a charged shot.
- As Garcian Smith is about to fight Handsome Pink, however, she suddenly transforms into the shape of LOVE Wilcox, and the two call a truce. She tells him that she "wrote the story," and seems to believe that the company she works for, Electro Inline Inc., was responsible for her mentor Pearlharbor's death.
In episode 21 of Kill la Kill, Mako Mankanshoku makes a reference to Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger/Power Rangers Dino Thunder, when she tried to reason with Ryūko Matoi by quoting part of the Abaranger theme. She also did the Abarangers'/Dino Thunder Rangers' roll call posing with the spikes that are common in Abarangers' Abare Mode/Dino Thunder Rangers' Super Dino Mode. At her right side of her waist, there is also a gun that is similar to the AbaLasers/Thundermax Blasters.
In Episode 79 of Kyoro-chan, there is a television show called "Angel Rangers". Pachikuri is a very big fan of it, so he invites his friends to create "Kyoro Rangers". The television series reappeared in episodes 81 and 83.
A character resembling Nobuo Akagi is seen in the seventh episode of Kono Naka ni Hitori Imouto ga Iru.
League of Super Evil
In this Canadian animated TV series, a group of 5 heroes known as The Force Fighters Five are known to protect Metrotown from the forces of evil. They were the first superhero team that the League of Super Evil "unintentionally" defeated when they hijacked Commander Chaos' robot fighter (though Doomageddon really caused their victory). They're the only other group in the series to have their own logo be displayed. Voltar, so far, is the only one who noticed it though.
In Metrotown's theater, a poster with their logo can be seen, implying they are renowned enough to have their own movie.
Legend of Black Heaven
Within the series, main character Oji "Gabriel" Tanaka's son Gen is obsessed with the in-fiction show UFO Rangers Flying Five. While meant to be a parody of Super Sentai, the only footage of the fictional series shown involved the UFO Fighters sharing an apartment. The characters are never seen out of uniform.
In the episode "Kaiju", the Japanese Prince Akihito wields an object called the "Sword of Dawn" and transforms into a large, robotic looking samurai complete with a Super Sentai-Power Rangers style transformation sequence. Once shrunk down to human sized, his samurai armor is reminiscent to a stylized Red Ranger suit.
Little Witch Academia
In headmistress Miranda's office are the witches hats of the Nine Old Witches who founded Luna Nova Academy. One of them is Bandora's hairpiece from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger/Rita Repulsa from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Since 2014 of the French-Amercian Series LoliRock is created by Marathon Studios (original series of Totally Spies) and they will have a five core team like Power Rangers/Super Sentai and they have a princess power also with their magical transformation item and weapons.
The Otete Sentai Yubiranger (お手手戦隊指レンジャー) are 5 super villains in cylindrical suits, each of a different color. They fight the main heroes during the Hero Tournament. Each of them slowly-slowly reveal themselves throughout the tournament.
|Kusuri Yubi Yellow||Slimeman|
|Naka Yubi Blue||Powerman|
|Ninsashi Yubi Red||Kotetsuman|
|Oya Yubi Gunjo||Tensaiman|