On this day 43 years ago, Himitsu Sentai Gorenger debuted in Japan as the very first Super Sentai team (though simply referred to as a “Sentai” team until 1994 when it officially became listed as “Super Sentai” with the current series). On April 5th 1975, Himitsu Sentai Gorenger aired in Japan marking the beginning of something no one could ever predict. Super Sentai managed to survive the brink of cancellation more than a few times to bring us some of the most memorable tokusatsu stories and characters for over four decades.
And of course – without Super Sentai there would be no Power Rangers. With the advent of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, using adapted footage from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, Power Rangers took the Japanese Super Sentai worldwide with an American spin on the stories that exists till this day (and celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary).
Please join our anniversary thread and share YOUR favorite Super Sentai series and characters and villains! It’s incredibly rare for properties and shows to last more than a handful of years. For Super Sentai to last 43 years is quite a feat worthy of celebration!
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