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Sentai is a Japanese word which roughly translates to "task force". It is often use to refer to a specific type of fictional story, which stars a specially organized group of heroes; good examples of Sentai is the various Super Sentai live-action Japanese television programs which the American Power Rangers have been based on, although these have the additional distinction of involving mecha as well, a feature which is not common to Sentai shows. Costumes from the 1975 series, Himitsu Sentai Goranger, on display at the Bandai Museum in Tokyo, Japan Sentai (Japanese: 戦隊), the Japanese word for task force (literally fighting team or squadron - Sentai was also a term used for Japanese squadrons in WWII), is most commonly used for classifying the... The Original Power Rangers as portrayed in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Power Rangers is a series of television series, chronicling the adventures of the Power Rangers. ...

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The third Sentai series, Battle Fever J (1979), is the first Super Sentai show (on account of it being the first to have a giant robot that the heroes ride - the past two shows only had vehicles).
Its sentai team is based on the jewels of ancient civilizations and on rhythmic gymnastics.
It was the 20th anniversary Sentai incarnation and its helmets are closely related to Turboranger's.
Super Sentai: Information from Answers.com (8400 words)
Choudenshi Bioman and Hikari Sentai Maskman were very popular in France and in the Philippines in the 1980's [1], and multiple Super Sentai shows aired in Hawaii, due in large part to the previous success of Kamen Rider V3 and Kikaida there.
It was the first Super Sentai (being the first to have a giant robot) and the first to wear scarves instead of capes (although an earlier tokusatsu series humorously demonstrated their impracticality).
It was the first Super Sentai to have a transforming giant robot, and the first to have "ski-goggle" masks, as opposed to the "bug-eye" visors with small holes drilled in them, as was the case in the previous three series.
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