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.