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Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger
Hurricaneger Promo Poster.png
"Shushu to sanjō..."
Genre: Tokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Action
Adventure
Science fiction
Fantasy
Black Comedy
Drama
Running Time: 24-25 minutes (per episode)
Country: Japan
Release Date: February 17, 2002 – February 9, 2003
Network(s): TV Asahi
NT21
Created by: Toei
Starring: Shun Shioya
Nao Nagasawa
Kohei Yamamoto
Yujiro Shirakawa
Nobuo Kyo
Episodes: 51
Previous show: Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger
Next show: Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger


Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger (忍風戦隊ハリケンジャー, Ninpū Sentai Harikenjā) is Toei's twenty-sixth production of the Super Sentai metaseries. Its footage was used in the American series, Power Rangers Ninja Storm (the end credits listed the show as titled Hurricane Rangers). It ran from February 17, 2002, to February 9, 2003, on TV Asahi.

Why It Rocks

  1. The concept with weather and ninjas were well executed.
  2. It has a very dark and interesting storyline.
    • It also has a few hints of good humour.
  3. The 3 Hurricanegers and the Gouraigers are pretty likable.
  4. Boss Tau Zant is a VERY intimidating villain.
  5. First Spear Furabiijo and Fourth Spear Wendinu are pretty cute villains.
  6. Shurikenger is a really cool mysterious sixth ranger for the team.
  7. Great action/fighting scenes.
  8. Catchy theme song.
  9. Awesome-looking Megazords.
  10. Karakuri Balls are the concept of a very nice weapon and are highly collectible toys.
  11. It had amazing toy sales.
  12. It's crossover with Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger was Fantastic.
  13. It's got a decent adaptation, Power Rangers Ninja Storm.
  14. It aired alongside Kamen Rider Ryuki.
  15. It returned in 2012 for a 10th-anniversary special, better than before.
  16. It had a decent crossover with Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger, another well-received Sentai.
  17. The 3 core Hurricanegers even actually met Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger in 2 episodes!
  18. Shurikenger's death was really sad.
  19. This show aired concurrently with Power Rangers Wild Force, another decent tokusatsu show.
  20. The finale was good at its best.

Bad Qualities

  1. Its adaptation, while decent, feels a bit watered down from the original. It removed most of the dark and serious tones of this show and replaced them with goofy moments and corny humour.
  2. Shurikenger's sudden revival in the Abaranger crossover felt a bit weird and flat.
  3. Its spiritual successor, Shuriken Sentai Ninninger was a failure.

Trivia

  • Along with Gaoranger, this show was also widely popular in Vietnam.

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