Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Commonly Used Japanese Locations in Super Sentai and Kamen Rider

Fans have been aksing for a year or two to do a post on the locations they film Sentai at, but I couldn't find the info at the time. Here are some according to the Japanese Wikipedia. The captures of episodes and specials I put might be wrong because they are just guesses, let me know.

Hikarigaoka Park
In Tokyo

Mountain Iwafune
Metropolitan area is said to become very less likely to use for the gunpowder explosion scenes, so they mostly do it here. The most recent Super Sentai series use the mountains and valleys surrounded by green forests. In particular, Super Sentai V cinema use it for the teamups.

Saitama Super Arena
Use for both Sentai and Kamen Rider

Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel, the lower the Convention Center and Exhibition Hall are sometimes used.

Tokyo Stadium
Different parts of this stadium are used for not only Kamen Rider & Super Sentai but also Ultraman.

Friendship Bridge Tennozu

Rainbow Bridge

Tokyo Dome
They use the stadium for stage shows and a final stage show after the finale of the Sentai series. This rollercoaster was used as the basis for the Lion mecha in Hurricanger. Below is a CGI version before construction was finished.

Makuhari Messe, Inc.

Saitama Super Arena
Often used for KR and SS.


Fantasy Leader said...

Interesting. Thanks. ^__^

I remember this one place that was used several times in sentai during the 80s and 90s. The best I can describe it, is that it had a big fountain in the background.

Mr. Smith said...

There's two places I would like to know about.

1. That beach with solid ground (no sand) that has black and brown rocks.

2. The location in MMPR where they're calling for the Thunderzords with the black hills in the background

Anonymous said...

where do they film in new zealand

Lavender Ranger said...

New Zealand question, I dunno!

Anonymous said...

yes! you finally posted on this! I'm so going to visit the stadium!

TheMellowPumpkin said...

What of that building with the white rails? (aka First battle with pudgy pig)

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KamenRiderKade said...

i remember the orange and green chairs, i remember it in kamen rider w, ooo and fourze (not certain about fouze)

Unknown said...

Do you know what city does Minami Kotaro rides his Battlehopper during the opening song?


What city is this?

Unknown said...

What city/film location captured in Kamen Rider Black opening song?

Chakatcher said...

Dear Sir/Madam

Do you know the location of the derelict buildings that showed up frequently in Kamen Rider Black and once in Choujinki Metalder?

Also one more that is not Kamen Rider or Super Sentai but something similar: do you also know the location of the tunnels shown in Choujinki Metalder and Giant Robo too?


Lavender Ranger said...

no idea CHakatcher but I'll find out.

Shin Baxter Flow said...

In 90s Sentai frequently uses Nasu-kogen too