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The Super Sentai Series (スーパー戦隊シリーズ Sūpā Sentai Shirīzu) is a popular tokusatsu series and a sister series of the Kamen Rider Series. The two series make up the Super Hero Time programming block on TV Asahi. Several actors in the Kamen Rider have also appeared in Super Sentai.
Connections with the Kamen Rider Series
Kamen Rider has several shout outs and references to Super Sentai as well as a crossover.
Super Sentai and Kamen Rider movies are often billed together. On one such instance, in 1994, the two movies were linked together. Super Sentai World and Kamen Rider World were shown as a triple feature alongside a Metal Heroes movie which did not share this connection. Both Super Sentai World and Kamen Rider World featured the supporting characters, Masato, played by Shiro Izumi of Changeman and Zyuranger fame, and his younger sister Ayumi.
The Hyper Battle Video Kamen Rider Ryuki: Ryuki vs Kamen Rider Agito, sees Shinji Kido having a dream where, as Kamen Rider Ryuki, he joins up with Kamen Riders Knight, Zolda, and Ouja. They then team up with Agito. The riders act out of character in the dream, more like a Super Sentai team.
The Abaranger movie, Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger DELUXE: Abare Summer is Freezing Cold, included a reference to the Kamen Rider movie it was double billed with, Kamen Rider 555: Paradise Lost. (mostly as a breaking the fourth-wall joke where Disciple of Dawn Lije tells Visionary Messenger Voffa there isn't enough time to use his Giganoid with the movie over.)
Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger and Kamen Rider Decade are similar in that both feature warriors changing into those of the past. Gokaiger also has similarites with Kamen Rider Fourze in the aspect that both series are based in space.
A crossover movie between Super Sentai and Kamen Rider has been announced, Kamen Rider vs. Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen. The movie will feature the Gokaigers and Decade as the lead, with the Go-Busters and Fourze having a more minor role.
Aside from on-screen crossovers, Kamen Riders and Super Sentai have joined forces numerous times in stage shows over the years.
Super Hero Time Line-ups
'Super Hero Time' Gallery
- See also: w:c:powerrangers:Power Rangers
Power Rangers is the American adaptation of the Super Sentai series, produced by Saban Entertainment, its most successful tokusatsu adaptation. Saban's Masked Rider, an adaptation of Kamen Rider Black RX, was introduced in a three-part episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers entitled "A Friend in Need".
The Power Rangers (in their Ninja Rangers form) also appeared in Marvel Comics' Masked Rider one shot comic in April of 1996.