Seijuu Sentai Gingaman

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Seijuu Sentai Gingaman
How in the world did the Super Sentai franchise gets weaker all of a sudden?
Genre: Tokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Running Time: 25 minutes
Country: Japan
Release Date: February 22, 1998 – February 14, 1999
Network(s): TV Asahi
Created by: Toei
Starring: Kazuki Maehara
Koji Sueyoshi
Nobuaki Takahashi
Juri Miyazawa
Teruaki Ogawa
Kei Mizutani
Episodes: 50
Previous show: Denji Sentai Megaranger
Next show: Kyukyu Sentai GoGoFive

Seijuu Sentai Gingaman (星獣戦隊ギンガマン Seijū Sentai Gingaman, translated into English as Starbeast Squadron Galaxyman) is Toei Company Limited's 22nd production of the Super Sentai television series. it joined Tetsuwan Tantei Robotack. It is Toei's 22nd entry of the Super Sentai metaseries. The series aired from February 22, 1998, to February 14, 1999. Its footage was used in the adaptation of Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. The lead screenwriter for the series is Yasuko Kobayashi.

This series is not to be confused with the one-time villainous but humorous Sentai from Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman, the Ginga Sentai Gingaman. Its footage has been used in the American series Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. On July 22, 2017, it was announced that Shout! Factory has licensed Gingaman for distribution in North America. It was released on January 30, 2018. This is the 7th Super Sentai series released on Region 1 DVD in North America.

Bad Qualities

  1. It has possibly some of the least likable Rangers team in the franchise's history (at least, Before Ninninger) with Hikaru/GingaYellow being the worst offender due to him acting like an immature spoiled brat similar to Misao Mondou/Zyuoh The World.
  2. Similar to Troy Burrows/Megaforce Red Ranger, Ryouma/GingaRed is a very emotionless and bland red ranger who is just there and only spoke when one of his team members talked to him.
  3. Uninteresting filler episodes.
  4. The Humor is very flat.
  5. Similar to Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger and Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, This season had little amounts of Dark Moments and a lot of Light-Hearted Moments. Even Mirai Sentai Timeranger, Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger, GoGo Sentai Boukenger and Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters had a lot of Darker moments and much fewer Light-hearted moments compared to this season.
  6. Boring scenarios.
  7. Rude Acting.
  8. The villains are very bland and uninteresting.
  9. Every time the monster of the week drinks Balban Extract and grows, the narrator explains how Balban Extract works. While it makes sense for him to explain in the first few episodes, the problem is that it is explained every, single, time a monster grows giant! In total, it is explained 37 times! Did the producers think that kids have short term memory? There are only a few instances of this not happening, why couldn't this be a staple in the Season?!

Good Qualities

  1. Some good episodes such as the 11th Episode.
  2. There are some likable and tolerable characters such as Hayate/GingaGreen, Gouki/GingaBlue, Saya/GingaPink and, Hyuuga/Black Knight II.
  3. It had a crossover with Megaranger and GoGoFive.
  4. The finale is really good.
  5. Awesome fight scenes.
  6. Catchy theme song.
  7. Some fans of the Super Sentai and Tokusatsu Franchise may enjoy it.
  8. There are some references to Gingaman with some elements found in the older Sentai shows from the 1970s to 1980s like the illustrated eyecatch.
  9. Ryouma/GingaRed reappeared in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, He was much better than he was in Gingaman


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