Are those super sentais as bad as the internet says?

The goal of the topic is not to rank the worst sentais, but to try to understand why some super sentais are often underrated.So this is why i created it in this section.

The "worst sentais" or so said, are often,according to fans:

_Turboranger
_Fiveman: a poor title, a poor song, a boring show.
_Ohranger: a show whose story was edited because of what happened in Tokyo this year, and that became annoying because of those changings.

_Magiranger: a Harry Potter Sentai, a bad sentai because the theme of magic doesnt fit with SS.
_Goseiger: a SS with an empty story.

While not everyone dislikes Magiranger, i have the feeling everybody agrees to say Fiveman and Goseiger were bad.

Do you think those show deserve these opinions?
 

Sentaifan'07 Xman

"Let's DRIVING!!!!!"
Well, I haven't seen Turboranger yet, but after watching Fiveman and Goseiger. They definitely fit the category of worst Sentai teams. But nothing can beat the nightmares that were known as Boukenger and Go-Onger.
 

ParaParaJMo

Member
I personally enjoyed ohranger. Ill admit riki is underdeveloped but i feel that it had good action and the story kept me i terested
 

FieryRed

Minato Ascending
The only sentai series I've watched from the OP's list is Magiranger, and I enjoyed it immensely. I don't see why magic can't be used in Super Sentai, just because it makes people believe that Toei was trying to capitalize on the success of Harry Potter. While there was usage of magic and sometimes the Magirangers ride bloomsticks, the similarities ended there, and I think Magiranger worked very well by its own merits.
 

kuroihikari

Member
Five "worst" sentai and somehow Go-onger isn't on the list?

Goseiger and Fiveman have their fans, but Go-onger was a meh series whose only justification was, "Meh, it's a kid's show. Let it be."
 

mr.smith10

Member
I haven't seen Fiveman but I think Goseiger deserves the harsh criticism it receives. It's not completely unwatchable, and it is better than some of the Power Ranger series that are really craptastic (stares at MF, OO, and Samurai). Still, the first two-thirds of the series are a complete waste with underdeveloped villains and characters.

Magiranger seems to be love it or hate it among fans. I personally think it's ok overall. It has a good overall storyline and some excellent villains, but some of the characters I thought were bleh do to occasional bad acting, personality traits, unoriginality, and sometimes bland personalities. Not all of the characters are bad, I did enjoy Makito, Isamu, and Kai. Some small aspects of Magiranger also felt rushed, like the Hikaru-Urara relationship and Nae & Mare suddenly turning good.

One season that has a big hatedom from the fans that I really feel is somewhat undeserved is Go-Onger. It's silly and childish, which I can understand won't appeal to a lot of older fans. However, I felt overall it was a fun show. I enjoyed the cast, the engines, and the villains somewhat. The Gaiark weren't the best villains in the world, but I thought they had some interesting things about them like having a loyalty to their friendship instead to the Gaiark as a whole.
 

lazycoconut

I liked him when he wasn't a god
Almost everyone I've encountered in this fandom loves Magiranger. I don't know who would say it was one of the worst
 

FlashNeko

Member
Almost everyone I've encountered in this fandom loves Magiranger. I don't know who would say it was one of the worst

I would!

I did not like the main characters at all and it was magnified even more so when the plot just kinda bent over backwards to worship at MagiRed's feet as MOST AWESOMENESS OF ALL AWESOME MAGIC MANZ!!!!11 at points.
 

Bigdog

New Member
The goal of the topic is not to rank the worst sentais, but to try to understand why some super sentais are often underrated.So this is why i created it in this section.

The "worst sentais" or so said, are often,according to fans:

_Turboranger
_Fiveman: a poor title, a poor song, a boring show.
_Ohranger: a show whose story was edited because of what happened in Tokyo this year, and that became annoying because of those changings.

_Magiranger: a Harry Potter Sentai, a bad sentai because the theme of magic doesnt fit with SS.
_Goseiger: a SS with an empty story.

While not everyone dislikes Magiranger, i have the feeling everybody agrees to say Fiveman and Goseiger were bad.

Do you think those show deserve these opinions?
-Turboranger has the feel of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. Possibly where Saban drew the idea of high school aged warriors in color from as well as Zordon and a bit of Alpha who was also drawn from Peebo from Bioman.

-Ohranger is unfortunate, but it's still good regardless of the changes.

-Fiveman's awesome. It's like Maskman 2. I can see where Saban got the Evil Space Empire from.

-Magiranger is better than Mystic Force.

-Goseiger is good too. Only seen 8 episodes of it and changed my opinion. It's sort of like MMPR-flavored in its story , especially Master Head.
 

Aegis

MegaAnon
Magiranger and Goseiger are the only ones on that list that can be fairly judged. The others aren't even fully subbed. Besides the countries that got Sentai dubs how can you judge shows you've never seen? "The internet told me it sucked so it must be true!"

Also Fiveman having a bad theme song is a reason it sucks? I happen to find that song catchy, but that's just me.

While not everyone dislikes Magiranger, i have the feeling everybody agrees to say Fiveman and Goseiger were bad.

I loved Goseiger so there goes that theory. Stop believing everything you read online dude. Just stop.
 

Aoi Kurenai

Mad Skillz
There are a decent amount of people that don't rely on subs for the shows they watch. And in general, people tend to relay the general opinion of certain shows from the Japanese side of the net.

Fiveman and Turboranger get a bad rep for being so forgettable, so much so that no one really talks about them all too often. These basically came in the final years of the first generation of staff on Sentai, so there was definitely some burn out going on as a new team of staffers were being allowed to sort of take the reigns. (personally I think Liveman was the start of the downwards trend) ...but I still like both shows quite a lot, Fiveman more so.
 

DeluxeRobots

GAMMA TSUNAMI! (╯°□°)╯︵
I'm surprised Boukenger isn't on this list. I remember Boukenger being considered the worst by fans until Goseiger.
 

Sonicmann

Ole! Ole! Ole!
I've heard Turboranger is quite a kickass series. Has an awesome theme song as well :buttrock:

If I had to narrow it down to three series that the internet generally shits on...

1. Goseiger
2. Go-Onger
3. Boukenger
 

mr.smith10

Member
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Zyuranger, which seems to have fans split on as well. I think that series is a mixed bag, personally. I'm also surprised Gaoranger isn't mentioned, which I think is also a mixed bag.

I'm surprised Boukenger isn't on this list. I remember Boukenger being considered the worst by fans until Goseiger.

Boukenger seems to be love it or hate it. Fans either don't like Boukenger because it's "episodic" and boring, while others love it for the cast. But I think Go-Onger and Goseiger still have more fans split than any other series.
 

lazycoconut

I liked him when he wasn't a god
It just really bugs you that people like Goseiger, doesn't it?

Well ... no matter how many people whine about Goseiger in every thread and resurrect posts from months or even years ago just to bash the show, it'll still have fans. It'll even have *gasp* Japanese fans! :laugh:

Am I the only one that quite liked Fiveman? I seem to have a dislike for family Sentai and have never been able to finish it or GoGoV, but out of the three, Fiveman was the only one that doesn't make me want to headdesk myself into unconsciousness after a couple of episodes
 

KouAidou

二番目の翻訳者
I watched some Fiveman and neither liked nor disliked it. There were some neat aspects but nothing that really grabbed me in it.

And then sometimes you just get moments like this:

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... and I don't even know what to think anymore. (Note: this is part of a plan to trap a baby-snatching MotW. And it works.)

So does anyone want to argue for redeeming qualities in Goggle V?
 
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Aoi Kurenai

Mad Skillz
It just really bugs you that people like Goseiger, doesn't it?
Seems like it, and based on his history, just cherry picking things to argue against.

I guess maybe because Goseiger does get so much hate and you can usually name the defenders because they're so few it sort of seems like we pop up to defend it whenever it's talked about negatively.

So does anyone want to argue for redeeming qualities in Goggle V?
Junichi Haruta!
 
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