Sunday, January 16, 2011

Similarities of Sentai to Toei Animation

Some fans have commented that Digimon characters look like stuff from Sentai.

Shoutmon X
Fans have said how this combination Digimon looks like a Megazord.

Some one said that there is a similarity of the orange and white to Deka Swan and GekiChopper.

One said that my picture of Tiger Ranger with a skirt, it looked like Renamon.

The American Digimon, first 2 seasons were dubbed in English by Saban Entertainment and lots of voice actors from Power Rangers did voices for Digimon.

And of course, there is the animated Sailor Moon that was produced by Toei Animation from 1992 to 1997. And there is the live-action production done by Toei. It was based on the Manga by Naoko Takeuchi.

UPDATE 1/17/11
Saint Seiya, also known as Knights of the Zodiac was an anime by Toei from 1986 to 1989 based on a manga by Masami Kurumada that ran from 1986 to 1991. There was four Animated movies and In 2002, Toei Animation continued the anime in the form of three OVA series (the final one ended in 2008).

Mugen says that Löwemon looks like Black Lion Rio and KaiserLeomon looks like RinLion. They are from the 2002 Digimon Froniter and Gekiranger was during 2007.


Anonymous said...

What about Saint Seiya/Knights of The Zodiac? The resembelance is very clear.

Mugen said...

The DekaSwan/GekiChopper Comparsim was mainly brought up because that other person acted as if Shoutmon X4 was red, blue and yellow, but Dorulumon is clearly not yellow.

There are also quite some Kamen Rider inspired Digimon: Justimon ( various Showa Riders ), Stingmon ( Black RX ), JewelBeemon ( Riderman ) and TigerVespamon, who in turn seems to be the in inspiration for Kamen Rider TheBee.

Another example of Digimon inspiring Toku can be found in Magiranger, which is similar to the earlier Digimon Frontier. Especially in case of Fire and Wind.

And Timeranger's V-Rex really makes me thing of Mugendramon.

Talking about Voice Actors, Digimon and Sentai share them aswell.

As for Renamon looking like Tigeranger in a skirt, I don't really get it....

Mugen said...

Ah, also forgot: Rio like Gekiranger totally looks like Löwemon, while his RinLion looks like KaiserLeomon.