Revival/The Silver Age (1996 – 2005) Last week, we saw how the Super Sentai series faced cancellation after a period of decline, and the wishy-washy treatment of Chouriki Sentai Ohranger in the aftermath of the Great Hanshin Earthquake and the sarin gas terror attacks in Tokyo.
The Golden Age/Towards Decline (1986 – 1995) We ended off last week on a high note with Dengeki Sentai Changeman, a series a lot consider to be the best Sentai series of all time. Changeman gets some strong competition later on, with Choushinsei Flashman, Hikari Sentai Maskman and Choujuu Sentai Liveman all being very, very strong entries, one after another.
The Beginning (1975 – 1985) The year was 1975. With Tokusatsu superhero programming beginning to surge in numbers, it was a wonderful year to be a kid in Japan. Most shows were one-off affairs, none really having the same effect as Tsuburaya Productions” Ultra series and Toei”s flagship franchise, Kamen Rider. However, the debut of Himitsu Sentai Gorenger led to an emergence […]