Hiroya Matsumoto, hoping to become a great employee as his late father, has just been hired at Raito (Right) Trading Company. Little does he know that he has been recruited for a very mysterious department within the company - the Special Duty Combat Unit, known as SHINESMAN. Their purpose, to fight the terrible (often times hilarious) alien forces that threaten the earth.
Like most corporate employees, Matsumoto still has meetings to attend and deadlines to meet. But when the Shinesman rage war against the alien race from Planet Voice, led by their Prince Sasaki, Matsumoto and his co-workers don their office-coloured comat Pro-suits and become: Shinesman Red, Sepia, Salmon Pink, Grey, and Moss Green.
If you thought you'd seen it all in Power Rangers, Kamen Rider, or even Dynaman, wait until you take a look at the zaney but corporate world of SHINESMAN!
Note: This is my 1st ever review so please bear wit me on dis.
Today I am reviewing Tokumu Sentai Shinesman(Special Duty Combat Unit Shinesman in America).Based on the Manga by Kaimu Tachibana,and Hideki Sonoda and directed by Shinya Sadamitsu. Character design by Akiharu Ishii
video produced by Gakken,Aniplex Inc and Movic dubbed to english by Media Blasters. The video is based on the super sentai series of tokusatsu programmes.anyway as the story goes the king of the alien planet Voice has declared war on the planet Earth.However,their way of war is peculiar. the war of big business(I know it's weird but if I must say so
the show is not ordinary itself and that's what makes it great). The plan is to send Prince Sasaki and stratieist,Seki to Earth to form a corporation big enough to take over the world. they plan on doing this by funding and marketing a popular television series called "Greatmen" which is a power rangers type show. however planet earth fights back with a group of heros known as the shinesmen created by the Right Trading Company. The shinesman team is inspired by the superhero televison shows of the day, however the color of the costumes and weapons are just absurdly lame (I mean who has ever heard of a tie clip bomb or business card cutters).
Each chararcter enterestingly enough is named after their original voice actors/actresses who performed their voices,many of whom are well known actors in their field.
The script of the show is pure genius. I must confess it had me laughing like crazy. The characters are well memorable and the animation is impressive. the only thing i have to complain about is oddly enough what the characters in the anime complain about themselves, what is it you ask? the colors of the costumes and the lame weapons. sure I know that red is a great color i must agree but who in the heck would run around in a sepia colored costume throwing tie clip bombs, TIE CLIP BOMBS. that aside there are even some pop culture references in the show from Godzilla to The artist formally known as Prince,the humor metor is pretty high and don't worry for those of you that like drama and even romance theres some of that too.
Seriously the anime is so good i wish they would've more than 2 episodes.
also last but not least the theme song is sung by none other than Hironobu Kageyama.who is famous for singing the themes to Chojin Sentai Jetman, Hikari Sentai Maskman,and Dengeki Sentaii Changeman.
In my opinion this anime is one of many greats I've seen so far and I say if you are looking for something a little out there( who am i kidding almost all anime is kinda outhere and that's what makes it awesome). then check it out for yourself if you never seen it and if you seen it watch it again and again you won't be dissapointed. Until then this is Atatsukizero sayin LONG LIVE ANIME.
Let me start off by saying that the core of this anime feels like a shota romance.
It's not pornographic, but the main couple of the story is a bishounen and his kid brother. The main guy would do anything for this kid and he is his sole interest, you might say it's pretty romantic.
Other than those two there are way too many characters which hardly have any character to them, most of them get no development or get half a story at best and holds no real weight in the show as a whole.
The only developed characters in the ova are the main guy, his
brother, and a female villain who falls in love with the lead to her dismay (he only cares for the kid). The three of them form the main story of the 2 episodes, or at least what it would've been had the script been tighter.
The production value is fine, I like the shoujo-ish art and in a mecha show. Had the creators actually allow themselves to focus what seems they set out to do, which is a sentai shounen ai with huge age gap, it could've been a solid 8, but they didn't and this is what brings this otherwise unique and interesting shoujo anime to a pretty average mess of thin stereotypes and awkward comedy.
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