Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Shinkenger: Super Sentai Firsts

Big Old Grunts
It is the first series to have the henchmen fight the Big Robos. Not only one grunt, but many different grunts.

First Female Red Ranger
Yes, we all know it, so why repeat it again?

First Time Animals
Like every other Sentai series these days, there is a new animal that has not be done before. This time there was five: yellow monkey, pink turtle, cyan swordfish, gold lobster (above), scarlet Sauropoda Kyoryumaru.

Kamen Rider/Super Sentai Crossover
The first ever Kamen Rider crossover came with two episodes of Kamen Rider Decade and cameo tie-ins in two episodes of Shinkenger.

It is also the first Super Sentai series in the last 15 years to not be immediately adapted into a Power Rangers series a year (give or take a few months) after it premiered.

I'm I missing anything else?


Anonymous said...

I am not sure if it is technically the first time we have had a monkey. Kakuranger had a red monkey, and because of that so did season three of Power Rangers. But the number of new animals is still five...unless I am wrong this was the first sentai to have a Squid.

Lavender Ranger said...

In Kakuranger/MMPR, it technically was an Ape. Monkeys and Apes are in the same family but not the same animal. And the Hurricanger/Ninja Storm had the Squid Attacker. Check out the label 'Animals in Sentai.'

Anonymous said...

Totally forgot about Hurricanger's summonable weapons for the mecha....and I can see your point on the ape vs monkey. I will agree the the actions and movements of the two in the two sentai series is very different from one another