IT'S HENSHIN TIME! The History of Super Sentai & Power Rangers - Part 3: The Marvel Connection

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In this third part of our retrospective/documentary series we explain the collaboration between Toei and Marvel and how it effected the Super Sentai Series, We also cover Japanese Spider-Man, Battle Fever J, Denshi Sentai Denziman(or Denjiman), and Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan. #IntoTheSpiderverse #Marvel #SpiderMan Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! />

You'd think with the popularity of the MARVEL Cinematic Universe they would allow the Spider-Man Tokusatsu, Battle Fever J, Denziman, and Sun Vulcan to be released to DVD/Blu-Ray here in the States
joshua frazier
Actually Supaidaman had a pretty badass origin story.  I hear that they are actually including him in the Spider-Verse crossover with every other Spider-Man. 
I had no idea that from a certain angle, Stan Lee is the reason we have Megazord battles. His legacy is far bigger then I realized.
After hearing that Stan Lee tried to adapt Super Sentai, Marvel should have bought Power Rangers.
You got something wrong about Battle Fever J The first team to have an active member die was go ranger when they replace Kiranger
Quisim Bryant
The Emissary of HELL, Spider-Man!!
Andrew Viewtieful Tachibana
raise your hand if you wanna see these marvel sentai appear in marvel games, like Ultimate Alliance or Marvel Heroes
I'm pretty sure that Goranger was the first sentai to both replace and kill a Ranger. Kiranger left to become the new commander and a new Kiranger was brought on board, but he was killed 13 episodes later and the original had to rejoin. And please tell me your not skipping Goggle V for Dynaman. Stll really enjoyed it.
Question: In Gokaiger, Gokeired's name is Captain Marvelous. Was that an intentional nod to Marvel, or just a freaky coincidence? I tried looking it up but found nothing.
The "messenger from hell" thing can also be a language difference. There are some things that there aren't words for in other languages. The word that they used "hell" in place of could be something else. It could also be like saying "your worst nightmare" or "the one who will damn you to hell."
Malyssa Trouble
Holy shit I love Dynaman so much. My biological father recorded a ton of Night Flight, and I wore out the tapes watching Dynaman over and over again. Apparently they used a Dynaman key in Super Megaforce, but they didn't morph into them, which is hella lame, considering how important that show is to the history of power rangers. Also, since watching this episode, I now know four things about Spiderman: 1.) He drives a giant robot 2.) he's a six foot tall spider 3.) he's Italian and 4.) he's the messenger from hell. Sounds like a cool guy, all things considered.
Usually this stuff is boring to watch. But when it is about something you like it's not boring!
Intro is still way too long, but this was a good episode orherwise
YES! Hope everyone likes it, it was truly a labor of love. 
Kent Brown
RIP Stan Lee what would Sentai and PR would been like if he didn’t go make the Japanese Spider-Man.
Nice, but you see Toei went to Marvel about producing a Tokusatsu based on a Marvel hero, as American comic books were also popular at the time. Sad that there is NO mention of the Shogun Warriors Marvel comic (which I'm sure was part of the deal) nor was any mention of Marvel Productions' later usage of Toei Animation. You didn't have to go into detail, just briefly mentioning them would be enough.
God...That Dynaman parody is what I wouldv'e expected to see on youtube about 5 years ago.
Dark Advent
OMG!!!! I didn't knew that they were planning a Crossover between Denziman and Sun Vulcan. It should have been AWESOME. I just wish that I could go back in time to help Marvel to got a TV Channel to Feature Super Sentai SINCE Battle Fever J with a sticky name like Power Rangers: Battle Fever (Im not trying to be Original) and to make all the future sentai with the same stories, AS MINIMUM DUBBED. And, before Gokaiger, They could do an "American Effects and Cast" movie with GoRanger and JAKQ setting them as Movies (Maybe Series) as a PROLOGUE to explain why their Gokaiger Version can CHANGE TO THEM explaining them as FORERUNNERS. Well, thats only my opinion.
Keith Knox
I really wish that there was more influence on the American side. Japan took concepts from America and made them their own but did America manage to make anything new that became a big hit during that collaboration period?
Caleb Willis
Part 3 was awesome!!! I'm actually glad it came out now, since I'm taking a grad school course on Graphic novels and comic books currently. I knew that the Marvel partnership went through Denziman, but had no idea that it influenced Sun Vulcan as well, nor did I know that Stan Lee wanted to bring Sentai to America and use American actors. Interesting fact! It was also nice seeing that short Stan Lee interview clip regarding his relationship with Toei. You guys do such amazing work with this series, and it shows the amount of care and time you take into each episode. I look forward to the next entry and hear more about the Dynaman parody that made it to America
+Toy Bounty Hunters +toybounty is there a part 4?
We need a modern day update of the toku Spider-Man. Kinda like how they brought back the Space Sheriffs and Kikaider.
Thomas Liu
We need more ring morphers in Super Sentai.
Jonathan Adams
Hopefully the wait for part 4 isn't as long as it was for part 3
Mirai no Batman1984
Thanks for uploading Part 3. I can't wait for part 4.
Awesomely awesome.
Really looking forward to the next one :O
Jonathan and Matthew's FunTime
you forgot to say Denjiman is the first sentai to use a returning actor which was Battle Kenya which plays DenjiBlue
So Marvel whas the leader for Santai interesting
There were anime series that were forerunners of the Sentai rangers series, too. Two of the big ones were Cyborg 009 from the 1960s and Science Ninja Team Gatchaman from the early 1970s. Gatchaman is more obvious because of the traditional superhero team outfits with helmets and winged capes... It also has a 5-member team with an obvious central field leader, a mentor/Professor X character behind the scenes (Dr. Nabu), and a female team member (Jun, G-3). Their powers are largely redundant although their vehicles have individual specialties (fighter jet, race car, ATV, motorcycle, mother ship). Heck, the vehicles even come together and plug into each other to form a complete mecha! (The God Phoenix). It's not quite like Voltron in the 1980s (which is more like the Power Rangers/Sentai Rangers Zords) but it's a similar concept. Cyborg 009 is different... The characters clearly have different abilities, much less overlap there but still wear a team suit design (colors changing among the different C-009 series). In some ways, C-009 is actually quite a bit like the relaunched mid-1970s X-Men title with the international team of mutants. C-009 also has its international, racially diverse cast of cyborg characters which is very different for a Japanese anime/manga series...
Great video. I posted it over to Henshin Justice Unlimited. Side note, I'm on a PC and heard the Dynaman part just fine.
Victor Colon
I didn't understand something logical like a Sun Vulcan/Denjiman team-up did not happen. Hedrian was the link. For that matter, I didn't like the fact that none of the 80s Sentai teams had teamed-up. Marvel worked with Toei. Marvel made a Power Rangers comic. Disney bought Power Rangers. Later, Saban Brands re-buy PR. Then, Disney buys Marvel. Marvel had its share of big robots: Shogun Warriors, Red Ronin (designed to fight Godzilla) and Hasbro's The Transformers (who Spider-Man met in 1984). Marvel also had a Godzilla comic. Toku was good here.
Wait yellow goranger was replaced and the replacement died
Chanler Bordeaux
Best part ever!
Gerald Mimms
Wasn't that actress near the end of this video the same person who plays Rita in the Mighty Morphin series?
RIP Stan Lee
Dipak lamsal
R.I.P Stan Lee
pauric boylan
RIP Stan Lee😩
The Man From Krypton
Imagine if the Avengers were sentai-fied, would they all be armored up like Iron Man, or carry weapons - like someone wielding the hammer of Thor, the Shield of Cap, the bow from Hawkeye, Black Widow's stingers and Falcon's wings...
Due to how much you use the music, I guess you really love DaiRanger/MMPR Season 2
Tommy Brennan
I'm happy that everyone enjoys watching these as much as we love making them! Thank you all for the continued support!
Really great episode! Do any of you have speculations on what could have happened if Marvel got what they were looking for? Would the Power rangers formula have been as well received without the nineties pop culture boom as we know it?
Leandro Kuraoka
I did not know about sun vulcan bê a sequel.... Great program, and will be great if you talk a little about all japanese sentai series
Wow, people who complain about what the American adaptation did to Super Sentai, they really need to see this Japanese version of Spider-Man.
Justin Sigler
Luv it, when is the next 1
Primus Productions
No mention of Tatsunoko's Science Ninja Team Gatchaman?
Dan Truong
how many parts is this whole documentary gonna be?
Leopardon is the powerful giant robot of them all. Even stronger than Guren Lagann, Turn A, and Demonbane. No joke.
Nadeem Hosein
Very well executed!
Very informative so.far guys
Neat looking forward to the next one
Jason T Scott-West
When will part IV be coming out?
Gary Chan
thank you for the part 3 ^-^
Gatta Harmon
Part 4 Any time soon guys?
Enrique Del Risco
Fun fact: Machiko Soga also voiced Great Britain/Cyborg 007 in the 1960s anime adaptations of Cyborg 009 (007 was depicted as a 7-year-old boy, whereas in the manga and more recent adaptations, he's middle-aged man).
I would really like for the Japanese version of Spiderman to at least have it's own issues of comics in Marvel, yes I know he was in a Marvel comic but can he at least have own series of comic books!? It looks like a really concept for a comic book series.
いわし うるめ
すごい! 初期の戦隊シリーズはmarvelが元になってたんだ! 面白かった👍
Marty Carman
How does spiderman have a megazord
Ah, the parody dub of Dynaman. Can't wait to learn more about it, assuming you can get the next part out before Linkara finishes his next few History of Power Rangers series installments, that is.
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Dude, this is so interesting. I never knew ANY of this.
I've loved all three parts! Really great work. I've never been a Power Rangers fan so I'm sort of dreading future episodes a bit, but only if they take over to the exclusion of the original sentai programs. But, so far, your episodes are really well researched so I'm sure you'll consider both. As for this episode: I still think Battle Fever Robo might STILL be my favorite giant robot (certainly WAY cooler than the super cheap-looking toy driven by the ToQgers!). Secondly, even though their suits were not as interesting as the preceding Goggle V, I think Dynaman was the absolute pinnacle of Showa sentai insanity(!), both in pacing, use of zooms in almost every shot, editing, and imagination. That Night Flight version has been a curse ever since! It's really hard to find anything original. The following series, Bioman, was slower, more plot-heavy, and I believe it also reflected the results of a successful anti-TV violence campaign launched by parents between the two programs (1983-1984). Please cover Goggle V, but also Dynaman in all it's explosive glory!!!   
I finally found Supaidaman online and it is amazing (pun fully intended).
Carlo Nassar
There's even an "Honest Trailer" about the JP Spiderman show and imagine if that Spiderman was in "Into the Spider-Verse."
kirby march barcena
Peter Parker would surely envy the robot of this japanese Spiderman
Sux Six
Goranger had a death
10:28 - Teiyo ("Tay Yoh")? It's Taiyo ("Tie Yoh").
Pete Beat
R.I.P Stan Lee. :(
Román Sansores García
I think you should talk about the super sentai in other parts of the world, even if is just for a moment. Like flashman and liveman and changeman in LatinAmerica and Spain please :')
George Espinoza
RIP Stan Lee
Dojah Mastah
I love Japan!
firedrake burst
9:18 Hedrian, like Headrah the smog monster?
michael anthony hilario
I can't wait for part 4. Oh do not think of Dyanaman will appear on super megaforce. Gees Luckily Saban plans for their 90's ideal for the power rangers
Demetrio Nieves
So what's the release date of part four ? And will it go over more than just Dynaman ?
Cmdr.Gamera 40
Yikes! Krybots! At least I think they're krybots?
D. R. Yeisley's Creations
hmmm I wonder what Stan Lee's Power Rangers would've been like....
The Kicker Professional
Very Pro!!!
firedrake burst
The team members of Battler Fever should of been from the country that each ranger is based on.
Very well made video, I never knew that Queen Hedoron was inspired by a Marvel character. Informative and cool, can't wait for part 4.
Carlo Ignacio
Ugrhh.... To be continue again in six months. Cmon toy bounty hunter you're the only channel here in youtube that made this stuff. Make it faster lol
Ryan Kadlec
in 1978, Toei and Marvel agreed to have Spider-Man to japan. Toei's Spider-Man was first aired a year after the short-lived Spider-Man TV Series first aired on CBS. they're no Spider-Man movies until 2002 with Sam Rami's Spider-Man and its two sequels until Marc Webb's short-lived Amazing Spider-Man film series came in from 2012 to 2014. a solo Spider-Man movie will be made and released in July 2017, a year after his MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War.
So are you guys going to skip the majority of the Soda era and just straight into Zyuranger?
Minh Hoang Pham
where did you get the dairanger bgm? i've searched for them so long espacially the one at 12:08 and didnt get any clue for them :(
jerran sperarman
Good video
Neo 9000
I love the music in the intro . What's the title of the music he used?
wheres part 4!!! loving these so far. +ToyBountyHunters 
Kent Brown
SPOILLER Anyone wonder if the Denziman know that Hedrian been defeated and what you think they were doing while Sun Vulcan where fighting her I now its just a show but I still find it hilarious that the Denziman were pretty much like Hedrian gone she not dead she just vanished so were gonna stop being the Denziman
Getting back to this Spider-Man live-action series... Japan's known for some really WEIRD entertainment in live-action and animation but even by their standards this IS funky! I wouldn't say it's necessarily better than what was done in the US in the 1970s with the Nicholas Hammond Spider-Man TV series BUT that theme song and web robot really stick out. I'm sorry but it's hilarious unintentional or not! P.S. -- Those girls around 3:56 in the video -- damn, were they cute!
KaiJie Wan
wow gingaman ost
more more more please do more!!!! im loving this
IvanRodriguez Productions
Oh I want to see more now. I can't wait till they get to Changeman as that's when things get really interesting.
Anthony Dark
So good, really enjoy this series! Hurry up with the next one! :p
The Masked Reviewer
So are they going to skip g5 and go to daymen
Bren Tenkage
Landin Stewart
that was really great i love watching this very well put documentary i hope the next part comes out quick as possible
Part IV please
Eric Spratling
These videos are so great. I only wish they'd come out faster!
Eccentric Cookie
what is the intro theme called
Enrique Del Risco
Battle Fever J was not the first Sentai to have an active member replaced/die. In Goranger, when Daita Oiwa (Kiranger) was promoted to Chief of the Kyushu EAGLE branch, he was replaced by Daigorou Kumano. Later on, Kumano was killed by Can Opener Mask, forcing Oiwa to return to the team.