Sentai Series to Begin With

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Re: Sentai Series to Begin With

Post by darkmage02 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:50 am

There are a few Sentai series I would love to watch (maybe it's my PR nostalgia working here) but after reading through all the suggestions, I shall start with Dekaranger. Thank you so much everyone! :)
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Re: Sentai Series to Begin With

Post by tmx1992 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:57 am

I started with Magi 9 yrs ago, then watched deka vs magi (twin cam angels + magical sisters!), and watched deka and followed the rest chronogically. There's just something other than short skirts about sentai that's different from PR. :D

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Re: Sentai Series to Begin With

Post by Impact » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:00 am

It depends on what Kamen Rider you liked. Find one that matches the tone or is similarly themed. I started with Gokaiger and went from there. My favorite Rider, for example, is W, and one of my favorite Sentai was Gobusters. Not similarly themed, but they shared a mixed light and occasionally dark tone.

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Re: Sentai Series to Begin With

Post by Kuchiri » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:03 am

Gekiranger was my first. Someone knew I was into Naruto at the time and showed me it.

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Re: Sentai Series to Begin With

Post by Merisusa » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:54 pm

The first Sentai series I watched in its entirety was Gokaigers, and I found it a great starter after having only watched a handful of random episodes from other series on YouTube. It had a great theme and design, while being filled to the brim with Sentai tropes and actors from previous series.

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Re: Sentai Series to Begin With

Post by OOOKaiser » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:03 pm

Merisusa wrote:The first Sentai series I watched in its entirety was Gokaigers, and I found it a great starter after having only watched a handful of random episodes from other series on YouTube. It had a great theme and design, while being filled to the brim with Sentai tropes and actors from previous series.
Same I started with the Gokaigers since it was one of the best shows that gave tribute to the past super sentai. I went on to watch Go-Ongers. There are still some more that I haven't watched but I like the super sentai.

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Re: Sentai Series to Begin With

Post by zeldAIS » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:08 pm

I also think you can start with Gokaiger. You can already understand the theme of Sentai and will also have introductions to other titles of Sentai. The show did good handling on playing homages to past series. After watching that, you can have an idea on what the past series are themed from so you can choose what Sentai series you would want to watch next. Every series has their own unique charms anyway. Though probably my favorite title that TV-Nihon already fully subbed is Gekiranger (but I'm probably just biased because it's the very first series I worked for TV-Nihon).

PS: As I'm old, I already started watching Sentai as a kid. Liveman was my first during its very first run when I was still living in Ibaraki. Since Toei tokusatsu series plays a big part in Japanese culture, next to every kid will watch the airing series of the franchise. You can imagine my lolwtf face why Zyuranger became Power Rangers LOL
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Re: Sentai Series to Begin With

Post by AxemYellow » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:15 pm

Personally, I've found that the best series to start (with anything) can just be the series that is coming out now, whatever that is.

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Re: Sentai Series to Begin With

Post by Go-On Macaroni » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:17 pm

My first was Dekaranger,which I thought was alright but, it wasn't until I saw Dairanger that I really got into it.
My favorite is Changeman but, the subs are in some weird limbo so I dunno how easy they'd be to get...

So, basically? Watch Dairanger. :P
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Re: Sentai Series to Begin With

Post by TankCoyote » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:51 pm

Start with Gokaiger. It'll give the run-down on Sentai just like Decade did with Riders
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Re: Sentai Series to Begin With

Post by Catastrophe » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:18 pm

Either Shinkenger or Kyoryuger would be my recommendation.

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Re: Sentai Series to Begin With

Post by Haruki » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:00 am

Uuuu lots of peeps loved Deka and Magi as well.

I, too started with Deka and Magi. Man at that time I was like 9 or something and I for sure thought everyone else in my school was watching the same thing because it was super awesome and on my TV. Then when I excitedly started talking to them about a space police with a dog for a head they gave me the first shock of my life. Only a few years later do I realize it was a CD my brother had played in order to shut me up.

so, starting with Deka is totally the way to go if you want to get the full sentai feels when you finally reach Gokaiger :D
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Re: Sentai Series to Begin With

Post by EssThree » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:26 am

I feel like if you enjoy the episodic story format and don't mind a show that's a wee bit dated, Dekaranger is a fantastic place to start. Very memorable characters. If you prefer more serialised story telling then Magiranger is the place to go.
If you're feeling adventurous, you could jump back to Dairanger and see where MMPR season 2 came from. Though the story kind of swaps back and forth through plot lines in a strange way, I still really liked Dairanger a lot (certainly a lot more than Zyuranger).
The only modern stuff I've watched is Shinkenger and Goseiger, and out of those two I think Shinkenger is the stronger, and has a really nifty samurai theme.

That's my (not overly informed) opinion! Edit: For the record, Gaim is my favourite, followed by W and OOO :)

Edit 2 (further rambling): I watched Magiranger back when T-N had just finished subbing it. It was my first foray into Sentai and I loved it. Then Boukenger followed it up and I lost interest pretty quick. Then I came back when Shinkenger had just finished and loved every moment of it, then followed it up with Goseiger, which I actually enjoyed a lot more than most people seem to, but not as much as Shinkenger. Then I stopped watching Sentai for a few years and saw a toy review for the Go-busters figures and that got me interested again. I heard that Gokaiger was the bee's knees so I decided to go back and watch the necessary series to fully appreciate it. I ended up going all the way back to Dairanger and thoroughly enjoyed it, then watched Dekaranger, and after that branched out into a few non-T-N subs to watch Kakuranger, and then got my hands on Zyuranger. I smashed down Dai, Deka, Zyu and Kaku in a very short amount of time, so I'm burnt out at the moment. But I'm going to watch Ninninger from the start, then jump back into my "history" lesson working my way forward through time. And that's pretty much my life story...

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Re: Sentai Series to Begin With

Post by Netto no Zen-Aki » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:27 am

I'll throw my 2 cents in and say you should start with Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger. It's the first one I started watching and it was only because of my curiosity from seeing "Based on Dekaranger" in the end credits for Power Rangers SPD. And I do not regret it one bit. I love laughing at all the jokes. And if you understand a decent amount of the Japanese culture and can get passed puns upon puns which are layered on top of word play, then you will enjoy any sentai series you watch. Heck, just look at my list of Sentai series in the lower corner, I've been a Sentai Fan since Deka and been watching ever since.

Imo: I'd rank Geki as my number one because of Jan/GekiRed.
Shinkenger is number two because of Plot.
and number three is Gokaiger because it's showy. *I'm sorry, I couldn't resist.*

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Re: Sentai Series to Begin With

Post by the_strangeman » Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:46 pm

I started as a huge fan of Kamen Rider Black and RX which aired on TV in Indonesia when I was a kid. Then at some point I lost interest in KR as I grew up. Kabuto and KR Spirits manga was the ones which drew me back. I became aware of "superhero time" concept back in 2006 and started seeing Boukenger. Loved it. Been following sentai series since then.

My favorite sentai of all time (until now) is Shinkenger. The plot is excellent and it shows group dynamic I have never seen in sentai series before.

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