Unlike the past shows we’ve done where I was at least familiar with the first 10 or so episodes, I went into Gingaman completely blind. I must say though, I was pleasantly surprised. Gingaman is an interesting little fantasy series that reminds me a bit of Zyuranger. The first 12 or so episodes are your basic character intro episodes, but they’re kid of neat. After that is when things pick up and get really good. If you’re on the fence about watching this show, then my advice would be that if you like Zyuranger and/or Goseiger then you’ll like Gingaman. They’re all very similar shows, and I could totally see those teams in a movie together.
Time for a history lesson! After being the producer for Carranger and Megaranger, Shigenori Takatera would make Gingaman his last show as producer. After Gingaman, his next work for Toei would be Kamen Rider Kuuga, followed by the first half of Kamen Rider Hibiki. Hibiki was the last show Takatera ever did for Toei, but if you want to watch more of his work, check out the Daimajin Kanon TV series. While Takatera made Ginga his last Sentai, Kobayashi Yasuko made it her first as head writer. She previously wrote 13 episodes of Megaranger the year before (All pretty good ones to, I might add). She’d later be the head writer on Timeranger, Shinkenger, Go-Busters, and ToQGer. If you’ve seen these shows then you’ll definitely be able to see some elements of Gingaman that she’s reused in her other shows. That’s not a bad thing though, because Gingaman is a great little story, and I hope you enjoy the ride along with us.
Enjoy these 25 episodes, and we’ll see you again next week as usual!