Gosei Sentai Dairanger

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Gosei Sentai Dairanger
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"Kiryoku Tenshin Ōra Chenjā"
Genre: Tokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Fantasy action-adventure
Drama
Running Time: 25 minutes
Country: Japan
Release Date: February 19, 1993 – February 11, 1994
Network(s): TV Asahi
Created by: Toei
Starring: Keiichi Wada
Tatsuya Nōmi
Ei Hamura
Keisuke Tsuchiya
Natsuki Takahashi
Hisashi Sakai
Episodes: 50
Previous show: Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger
Next show: Ninja Sentai Kakuranger


Gosei Sentai Dairanger (五星戦隊ダイレンジャー Gosei Sentai Dairenjā), translated into English as Five-Star Squadron Great Ranger, is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. It is the seventeenth program in the long-running Super Sentai franchise of tokusatsu programs produced by TOEI Entertainment, following Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger. It was originally broadcast from February 19, 1993, to February 11, 1994.

Why It Rocks

  1. The Dairangers are very likable and have very distinct personalities:
    • Ryo/RyuuRanger (Red Ranger) being the most friendly leader of the team getting loads of badass moments and great chemistry/development from other characters
    • Daigo/ShishiRanger (Green Ranger) being the most gentle member, remarkable, and most serious of the team, and similar to Yamato Kazakiri/ZyuOh Eagle, He cares about the life of animals since he had his pet shop.
    • Shoji/TenmaRanger (Blue Ranger) being a very playful comic-relief, but he also has a very strong sense of fair play of the team.
    • Kazu/KirinRanger (Yellow Ranger) being confident striking hair-salon stylist always impeccably dressed, groomed, moving, the supposedly cool city boy was actually a country boy of the team.
    • Rin/HonouRanger (Pink Ranger) being friendly and clumsy, and She has the most powerful psychic senses. She has mastered deadly wind power, and She came from China of the team.
    • And Kou/KibaRanger (White Ranger) being silly, another comic-relief, and the only Kid ranger of the team. He starts off being an inappropriate rude brat who lacks responsibility, yet gradually grows as a character.
  2. It could also be considered an huge improvement of it predecessor Zyuranger which was good but mediocre too
  3. It has a really catchy and energetic opening theme.
  4. The toy sales were very successful.
  5. Unlike with most sentais, Dairanger delves in within the aspect of various sub-plots for the primary characters, and heavily focuses more on developing it's story.
  6. Awesome henshins and roll calls.
  7. The suits are very awesome, creative, and quite unique as well.
  8. The OST is very decent.
  9. The concept of the season is very well executed.
  10. Gorma Tribe is very intimidating main antagonists to the Dairangers, especially for Shadam.
  11. It is so far, This is the First legacy Sentai team with mythological-based mecha, and It was based on a specific cultural background (Chinese).
  12. The mech designs are amazing, with Dairen-Oh being a distinct primary mecha, instead of having the remaining mechs be limbs, they rather serve as armor for Ryuusei-Oh.
  13. Ryo's father's backstory was very handled.
  14. Its spiritual successor, Tensou Sentai Goseiger was still good.
  15. The final showdown with Ryo and Shadam, is pretty badass and on top of that, it was an unnarmed and out of suit final battle which made it even more entertaining.
  16. The movie was good.
  17. Ryuuranger's actor (alongside his Red successor) was one of the motion capture actors in Resident Evil 4.

Bad Qualities

  1. It never had a team up with Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger and Ninja Sentai Kakuranger.
  2. It never used the Core 5 costumes in the footage weren't used in Season 2 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers until the infamously godawful Power Rangers Super Megaforce due to lazy editing.
    • The only Dairanger costume in MMPR is the KibaRanger suit.
  3. Despite Kou being a likable character, Kou/KibaRanger (White Ranger) was being inappropriate to Rin/HonouRanger (Pink Ranger), For example He grabbed Rin's breasts and looked up her skirt while he was riding his skateboard. However, he gets good character development as the season goes on.
  4. The Final Twist on the Gorma Tribe seems to be an afterthought retcon, as we're given no indication in the past 30+ episodes leading up to it, and in some scenarios contradicting it. Such Examples include the Two Gorma, Master Mirror Makeup, and Birdcage Vagrant. Even the last scene of the season contradicts it!
  5. The majority of the Giant Fights are not that good. The manly consists of a Gorma monster throwing an attack down at the Mecha, It takes it, Then uses its finishing move to kill the Gorma. It feels rushed.
    1. Some of the episodes however are the exceptions. Most examples are the 5th, 22nd, and 31st episodes.
    2. By the extension. Dairen'Oh is borderline invincible. It didn't get banged until episode 38, which took something enormous as Daijinryuu to defeat Dairen'Oh. At least, almost all of Dairen'Oh mech battles aren't really good and interesting. That's because TOEI doesn't want to banging it very much like Daizyujin from the previous Zyuranger. However, assuming monsters fought by Kiba Dai'Oh (Like Four Deva King) can defeat Dairen'Oh if it fought them.
  6. We never learn anything about the Shura tribe from 8000 years ago, nor do we know enough of the past Dai and Gorma Tribes and their fates. What happened to Shadam, Gara, Zydos, and the rest of the important Gorma at the end of the war? How did Master Kaku not tell the Rangers that the Gorma was killed off years ago?


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