My Top 5 Super Sentai and Power Rangers Seasons

So there’s a thread at Rangerboard asking people to list their top 5 seasons of Power Rangers and Super Sentai. Here’s my list which I’ll also post here/ =)

SUPER SENTAI

I only started watching Sentai with Shinkenger.

1. Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters – Amazing. It featured a strong, dramatic, emotional storyline, but didn’t forget to have a little fun to help put things into perspective. It had legitimate and truly surprising twists that kept things exciting. The tweaked formula helped the season feel fresh. It had a large group of likeable characters (human and not) and a deliciously crafty and slick villain. It had a great, talented cast. But maybe, most importantly, Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters started a journey and satisfyingly concluded it. And that conclusion couldn’t have worked without having plenty of heart and emotional connection. Continue reading

Review: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: The Movie – Packing The Emotional Punch of Go-Busters but With Very Little Gokaiger

Go-Busters vs Gokaiger

TYPE OF REVIEW : GOOD OL’ REVIEW
Lots of spoilers!

After the beautiful film that is Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Returns vs. Dōbutsu Sentai Go-Busters, I finally got my hands on the Go-Busters vs Gokaiger movie. And while it wasn’t as completely satisfying as the Dobutsu Go-Busters were, it still packed a great emotional punch. Continue reading

Review: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Returns vs. Dōbutsu Sentai Go-Busters – A Fun, Hilarious and Heartfelt Love Letter

Go-Busters

TYPE OF REVIEW : GOOD OL’ REVIEW
Lots of spoilers!

I didn’t care what anyone said (or says, even today!). But I loved Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters. It had everything I look for in a Sentai or Power Rangers season.

I’ve definitely been missing it lately, even though I like Kyoryuger just fine. So as soon as I found out the Go-Busters V-Cinema was subbed, you can bet I watched it immediately.

Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Returns vs. Dobutsu Sentai Go-Busters is fun, exciting and surprisingly full of heart. Certainly qualities the series had, but here, taken to outrageously hilarious heights.
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Hindsight Review: How Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Had Everything I Look For

Go-Busters

TYPE OF REVIEW : HINDSIGHT REVIEW
Lots of spoilers.

It was my fourth Super Sentai series and I can confidently say Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters may be my favorite one so far.

It was an experimental season that toyed with formula. It featured a dramatic, emotional storyline, but didn’t forget to have a little fun to help put things into perspective. It had legitimate and truly surprising twists that kept things exciting. It had a large group of likeable characters and a deliciously crafty and slick villain.

In other words, it had everything I look for in a Sentai (or Power Rangers for that matter) series. Continue reading

Recap: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, Mission 50 – Eternal Bonds

Go-Busters 50

The Go-Busters are fine, but separated. They decide to meet up at Jin’s hangar, but Enter has other plans. He fires at Hiromu, Yoko, Nick and Usada.

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Recap: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, Mission 49 – Preparation and Selection

Go-Busters 49

Enter henshins into a modified Red Buster and attacks the others. He uses Hiromu’s own moves to fight them.

Hiromu henshins again and they all go Powered Custom to give Enter all they’ve got. They think they’ve defeated him, but he’s merely gotten stronger. He tells them he always wondered why he could never win against them, but now realizes it was just because he did not have enough data. Continue reading

Recap: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, Mission 48 – Setting the Trap

Go-Busters 48

Enter explains how he had inserted the 13th Messiah Card into Hiromu the day he had introduced the Cards to them. It’s a special one because all the data that had been gathered by the other cards has been transferred to it, including Enter’s own data. The Card is programmed to restore his data every time he is destroyed. That’s how Enter knew Hiromu’s weak point, as the 13th Card also gathered Hiromu’s data. Continue reading