2006 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title Super Sentai Series Theme Songs
(aka "SUPER SENTAI OPENING THEME BEST COLLECTION")
CD Label Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.
CD Number COCX-33552~3
Music by: Various
Number of tracks Disc 1: 10
Disc 2: 10
Running time Disc 1: 38:35
Disc 2: 31:54
Number of discs 2
Year of release/manufacture February 22, 2006

REVIEW August 11, 2006

This two CD set is made up of opening theme songs from the Sentai series ofJapanese TV shows. The Sentai series in America is adapted as The Power Rangers. These two discs are very short at just over 38 and nearly 32 minutes respectively. They also only contain 10 tracks each. I have no idea why this was broken up onto two CD's when the material could easily have fit on one disc. The music is comprised of a variety of J-Pop vocals. None of the songs really grabbed me much but they were pleasant enough to listen to. I have never been a Power Rangers fan and never watched the show. This CD may be more exciting to someone who follows the series.

Super Sentai Series Theme Songs
(aka "SUPER SENTAI OPENING THEME BEST COLLECTION")
Track translations courtesy of Jolyon Yates

The tracks are given as the series title, then the song title. Not 100% sure about the singers' names. Sentai series titles are rife with puns, more often than not, for example the 'Deca, of 'Decaranger' is a pun on the latin for '10' and the Japanese slang 'dekka', 'detective'.

    Disc 1

  1. Magical Squad MagiRanger 'Magical Squad MagiRanger'
    Song by: Takufumi Iwasaki
  2. Special Investigations Squad DecaRanger 'Special Investigations Squad Decaranger'
    Song by: Psychic Lover
  3. Blastosaur Squad AbaRanger 'Blastosaur Squad AbaRanger'
    Song by: Masaaki Endo
  4. Stealth Wind Squad Hurricanger 'Hurricanger Respects!'
    Song by: Hideaki Takatori
  5. 100 Beast Squad GaoRanger 'GaoRanger Roar!'
    Song by: Yukio Yamagata
  6. Future Squad TimeRanger 'Jiku Future Squad TimeRanger'
    Song by: Kumi Sasaki
  7. Rescue Squad Go Go 5 'Rescue Squad Go Go 5'
    Song by: Shinichi Ishihara
  8. Starbeast Squad Gingaman 'Starbeast Squad Gingaman'
    Song by: Ryu Kisami
  9. Superpower Squad O Ranger 'Ole! O Ranger'
    Song by: Kentaro Hayami
  10. Birdpeople Squad Jetman 'Birdpeople Squad Jetman'
    Song by: Hironobu Kageyama

    Disc 2

  1. Superbeast Squad Liveman 'Superbeast Squad Liveman'
    Song by: Daisuke Shima
  2. Light Squad Maskman 'Light Squad Maskman'
    Song by:Hironobu Kageyama
  3. Blitzkrieg Squad Changeman 'Blitzkrieg Squad Changeman'
    Song by: Kage
  4. Super Electro Bioman 'Super Electro Bioman'
    Song by: Takayuki Takauchi
  5. Great Squad Goggle V 'Great Squad Goggle V'
    Song by: MoJo, Korugi 73, The Chaps
  6. Solar Squad Sun Vulcan 'Solar Squad Sun Vulcan'
    Song by: Akira Kushida, Korugi 73
  7. Electro Squad Denziman 'Aah Electro Squad Denziman'
    Song by: Satoshi Narita
  8. Battle fever J 'Battle Fever J'
    Song by: MoJo, Columbia Yurikago-kai, Feeling Free
  9. JAK Q Blitzkrieg Squad 'JAKQ Blitzkrieg Squad'
    Song by: Isao Sasaki, Korugi 73
  10. Secret Squad GoRanger 'Advance, GoRanger!'
    Song by: Isao Sasaki, Mitsuko Horie, Columbia Yurikago-kai