Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Super Sentai 35th Anniversary

Gokaiger Gokai Red
10 Apr 2015 | From Dennis of the Philippines

The Super Sentai Series is the name given to the long-running Japanese superhero team genre of shows produced by Toei Co., Ltd., Toei Agency and Bandai, and aired by TV Asahi. The shows are of the tokusatsu genre, featuring live action characters and colorful special effects, and are mainly aimed at children. The Super Sentai Series is one of the most prominent tokusatsu productions in Japan, alongside the Ultra Series and the Kamen Rider Series. Outside Japan, the Super Sentai Series is best known as the source material for the Power Rangers franchise.

The first Super Sentai Series, Himitsu Sentai Gorenger, was created by Shotaro Ishinomori (creator of Kamen Rider and Cyborg 009) in 1975.

The Gokaigers are the fictional protagonists featured in the 35th Super Sentai Series Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. The Gokaigers battle against the antagonist group, the Space Empire Zangyack. The Gokaigers are a group of young pirates from space that hear of the legend of the Greatest Treasure in the Universe, which leads them to Earth. The transform into Gokai Pink, Gokai Green, Gokai Silver, Gokai Red, Gokai Blue and Gokai Yellow. Each member of the Gokaigers has a bounty on their heads by the Zangyack Empire for opposing their invasion.

Captain Marvelous is Gokai Red, the young captain of the Gokai Galleon. He was originally a resident of a planet invaded by the Zangyack Empire before turning to piracy, though he had no desire or motivation except to pursue the Greatest Treasure in the Universe. Though he is the team leader, Captain Marvelous is an unpredictable sort of character who does reckless things to satisfy his curiosity, stating his actions as what any pirate would do in that particular moment, earning the ire of his crew. But his sense of responsibility as a leader is still very well intact, as shown when if his crew is ever in mortal danger, he would use his authority as captain and sacrifice himself, much like Aka Red did for him, to ensure their safety. He is much stronger than he looks as he is usually seen exercising himself by wearing a heavy bracelet while playing darts.

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