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 The Starbeasts: They are mysterious animals who fight for the sake of defending harmony in the Milky Way!

Seijū Sentai Gingaman (Star Beast Squadron Gingaman [1]) is the twenty-second installment in the Super Sentai series, running from 1998 to 1999.

3,000 years ago, the evil Space Pirate gang, the Barban, attempted to conquer Earth. They were foiled and imprisoned by the mystical Starbeasts and their human companions, the Gingamen of Ginga Forest. Since then, the mantle of the Gingamen was passed down through the generations of Ginga Forest. On the day of the appointment of the 133rd generation, an undersea earthquake releases the Barban from their imprisonment. In their attempt to kill the newest Gingamen, Hyūga, the appointed Ginga Red, is swallowed up in the Earth. Before he falls in, he passes on the duty to his brother, Ryōma. The Gingamen thus begin their mission to foil the Barban's scheme to revive Daitanix, the monster whose back houses the Barban's castle.

Starring, the Gingamen: Edit

Allies: Edit

  • Moku: The Mentor, a talking tree.
  • Bokku: An acorn fairy, very much the Team Pet.
  • Haruhiko Aoyama: Children's book writer who runs the Silver Star Equestrian Ranch. Takes the Gingamen in after the loss of the Ginga Forest, and tends to write about their adventures.
  • Yuta Aoyama: Haruhiko's 9-year-old son. Originally was a skeptic about the Ginga Forest, but realized his dad was right after meeting the Gingamen.

The Barban: Edit

The Barban Army Generals. Barban's Four Dragons.

Adapted as Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. This is (so far) the last Sentai series to have the suffix "-man" in its name.


Recurring Super Sentai tropes: Edit

  • All Your Powers Combined: In addition to the team attacks, Iliess, in a last-ditch effort, absorbed the souls of her fallen monsters to achieve a One-Winged Angel form. Take a guess on how she does in the fight.
  • By the Power of Grayskull: "Ginga Tensei!" [2]
    • Hyūga: "Chi Tensei!" [3]
  • Calling Your Attacks
  • Cool Bike: Ginga Red's Galeopulser.
  • Crossover: Gingaman vs. Megaranger
  • Custom Uniform: The white accents of the suits have a black wavy stripe, akin to Charlie Brown.
  • Finishing Move: They go through several.
  • Five-Man Band
  • Home Base
  • Humongous Mecha:
    • A Mech by Any Other Name: The Star Beasts (Seijū) and its three categories: the Silver Star Beasts (Ginseijū, the components of Gingaioh), the Heavy Star Beast (Jūseijū, a category exclusive to Bulltaurus) and the Steel Star Beasts (Kōseijū, composed of Giga Bitus, Giga Phoenix and Giga Rhinos).
    • Animal Mecha: The Silver Star Beasts and the Bulltaurus. Subverted with the Giga Rhinos and Giga Phoenix, which were Star Beasts that were cursed into the form of humanoid mechas and are formed from the combination of five land-based vehicles and five air-based vehicles respectively. The Giga Bitus was a shark that was turned into a giant transforming mecha carrier, but still resembles a shark in one of its modes.
    • Mechanical Lifeforms: All the Star Beasts are living animals (or at least they were originally), while Jūkishi (Heavy Knight) is actually Kurokishi enlarged to giant size.
    • Combining Mecha: Notably, this marks the first occasion of having four combining robots at the same time.
      • Gingaleon + Gingalcon + Gingarilla + Gingaverick + Gingat = Gingaioh
      • Jūkishi + Goutaurus = Bulltaurus
      • Giga Wheel 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 = Giga Rhinos
      • Giga Wing 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 = Giga Phoenix
    • Transforming Mecha: The Giga Bitus, a large-sized Steel Star Beast which transforms from a shark-shaped Cruiser Mode to a humanoid-shaped Scramble Mode.
    • Mecha Expansion Pack: Two in particular.
      • Chōsōkō ("Super Armor Shine") Gingaioh, although it isn't really a new combination as it is a Super Mode that is introduced when the actual team gets theirs.
      • Giga Bitus, which serves as a mecha carrier for the components of the Giga Rhinos and Giga Phoenix (a throwback to the mecha carriers from the 80s Sentai shows).
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Every episode is called a "Chapter", and is called "X" of "Y" [4].
  • In the Name of the Moon:

 Red: "Ginga Red: Ryōma!"

Green: "Ginga Green: Hayate!"

Blue: "Ginga Blue: Gōki!"

Yellow: "Ginga Yellow: Hikaru!"

Pink: "Ginga Pink: Saya!"

Black Knight: "Black Knight: Hyūga!"

Red: "The legendary blade that slices through the galaxy! Seijū Sentai!"

All: "Gingaman!"


Tropes specific to Seijuu Sentai Gingaman: Edit

Notes

  1. "Ginga" is Japanese for Galaxy.
  2. "Galactic Reincarnation!" (or Rebirth, depending on the translation)
  3. "Earth Reincarnation!"
  4. In Japanese, "Y no X"
  5. Star Beast Sword
  6. Sword and Laser Rifle modes. This is also Hyuuga's Transformation Trinket.

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