Juken Sentai Gekiranger 獣拳戦隊ゲキレンジャ Screen Caps
This show is as much fun as a barrel of pandas or giant cat martial arts masters. It reminds me of a cross between the dubbed Hong Kong kung fu movies that used to be broadcast Saturday afternoons when I was a kid, and when the monsters and rangers become giants it’s like a kung fu Godzilla movie along with wrestling commentary by Mele’s fly, Bae. Speaking of Mele she’s the cutest corpse I’ve seen in a long time, from her slinky cheongsam to her battle armor. She reminds me alot of Revy from the anime Black Lagoon. At first it was because their voices are somewhat similar but both are very strong female characters often on the edge of violence. The side story of Mele and Rio is often as interesting as what’s happening with the rangers who are a likeable bunch of characters with Jan being the center of the humor. I also really like the Rin Jūken Akugata character suit designs, along with Mele and Rio’s the Kenma Hawk and Kenma Earth are really cool. This is the first Super Sentai series that I’ve watched so I don’t know how it stacks up to the others but the first forty episodes that I’ve seen so far have been a load of fun. I’d recommend this to Godzilla fans or anyone who like humorous toku’s like Cutie Honey or Kamen Rider Den-o.
Download the entire series of 49 episodes from the TV Nihon tracker here.