|Creator:||Shotaro Ishinomori, Toei Company|
|Medium:||Live action TV|
|Country of Origin:||Japan|
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Building off the popularity of Toei's Kamen Rider series, Sentai (frequently translated as 'squadron') featured a team of color-coded heroes who must work together to defeat an evil threat. The Super moniker was added with the third series, Battle Fever J, when the giant robot introduced in Toei's Spider-man became part of the Sentai formula.
It also has the longest continuous run of the "Big 3" tokusatsu franchises, having only skipped a year in 1978 when Spider-man ran in its time slot. From 1979 to current there has been a Super Sentai season every year without fail.
In 1993 the American company Saban took action footage from the 1992 installment Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger and combined it with new footage of American actors to create the series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers which spawned the massively successful Power Rangers franchise, each series incorporating footage of subsequential Sentai series.
The series has developed a small following in the US, connected to the Power Rangers fandom.
Fandom typically split the series by (Japanese) eras; Showa (1975-1989), Heisei (1989-2019), and Reiwa (2019-the present).
Reiwa covers Mashin Sentai Kiramager onwards.
Heisei and Reiwa era Sentai are typically most popular in the fandom, particularly series airing after 2000.