This article is about a/an series of milestones in the Super Sentai series.
As a franchise, Super Sentai is constantly evolving and changing, with new ideas and concepts emerging with each series. This is a real-world documentation of the evolution and the milestones in the franchise, showing the changes, advancements and quirks which emerge with each new series since originally starting in 1975.

Himitsu Sentai Gorenger

Main article: Himitsu Sentai Gorenger
  • First Sentai series/team.
  • First Red/Blue/Yellow/Pink/Green Rangers and team.
  • First replacement Ranger.
  • First Sentai Ranger death.
  • First team upgrade.
  • Longest Sentai series (84 episodes from 1975-1977).
  • Only Sentai to air at the same time as one of the "Seven Legendary Kamen Rider" series (Kamen Rider Stronger).
  • Highest rated Sentai series, averaging at 16.1% of Japanese viewership and Episode 41. having 22.3% of the Japanese viewing audience.

J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai

Main article: J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai

Battle Fever J

Main article: Battle Fever J

Denshi Sentai Denziman

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Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan

Main article: Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan
  • First three-man Sentai team.
    • Sets precedence of Red/Blue/Yellow combination.
    • First Air/Water/Land trio combination.
    • First team whose affiliations are associated with animals.
  • First military-based team.
  • First team with representation of animals.
  • Only Sentai team where all Rangers are male.
    • First team with no pink Ranger.
  • First two-piece combining Giant Robo.
  • First transformation brace.
  • First and only lasting Red replacement (Ryuusuke Oowashi -> Takayuki Hiba).
  • Only continuation of the previous series.
  • First ranger and Red Ranger (VulEagle I) to possess his own individual mecha (Cosmo Vulcan).
  • First Evil Mecha (King Magmar).
  • Final season influenced by Toei/Marvel partnership.
  • Super Sentai reaches its 5th anniversary, despite Gorenger and JAKQ not being counted as part of the franchise at the time.

Dai Sentai Goggle V

Main article: Dai Sentai Goggle V

Kagaku Sentai Dynaman

Main article: Kagaku Sentai Dynaman
  • First team to use spandex costumes.
  • Prototype of battle protector utilized by DynaBlack.
  • First ninja Ranger.
  • First series to air at reduced 25-minute time length from 30-minutes starting with Ep. 10: The Intruder From Outer Space.
  • First multi-use sidearm, including the first sidearm gun (Dyna Rod)
  • First team to use individual elemental-based attacks.
  • First team with a non-weapon finisher (Super Dynamite).

Choudenshi Bioman

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Dengeki Sentai Changeman

Main article: Dengeki Sentai Changeman
  • First team represented by mythological beings.
  • First female white Ranger.
  • First shell-firing cannon finisher.
  • Final team with only one Giant Robo for the entire season.
  • First alien mentor character.
  • First team with individual vehicles for the entire team.
  • Second-longest Sentai series (55 episodes).

Choushinsei Flashman

Main article: Choushinsei Flashman
  • First team to acknowledge an anniversary (10th season from Gorenger).
  • First combining Giant Robo with a shared cockpit.
  • First team with a second Giant Robo.
  • First team to not come from Earth (though all Rangers are Earth humans).
  • First series with a special final-episode ending
  • First team without a mentor.
  • Last series to have two "half-seasons" ordered.
  • 500th episode of the Super Sentai series: Ep. 21: Sorrowful Sara.

Hikari Sentai Maskman

Main article: Hikari Sentai Maskman

Choujuu Sentai Liveman

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Kousoku Sentai Turboranger

Main article: Kousoku Sentai Turboranger
  • Tenth anniversary of Super Sentai.
  • First Sentai team based around vehicles.
  • First enormous base mecha.
  • First teenage/high-school based team.
  • Prototypes of grunt hierarchy.
  • First series to move from Saturday to a Friday-night time, starting from Ep. 32: The Big Demonic Mystery Bird!.
  • First series during the Heisei period.
  • First team to have a full "mode change" with a change in appearance ("powerless" mode).

Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman

Main article: Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman

Choujin Sentai Jetman

Main article: Choujin Sentai Jetman
  • First team motif based on different species of birds.
    • First hawk, condor and swan Rangers, only owl and swallow Rangers.
    • The first Sentai whose motif and main character elements are homages to a popular anime (Science Ninja Team Gatchaman).
  • First Red/Black/Yellow/White/Blue combination.
  • First three-male/two female team to switch genders between the Blue and Yellow Rangers (the male wears yellow while the female wears blue).
  • First team that isn't fully formed by the end of the first episode.
  • First Sentai team to have a Third Robo, Tetraboy.
  • First Ranger to wear glasses regularly.
  • First light-blue ranger.
  • First and only Manga Exclusive Ranger.
  • First team where a main Ranger dies and isn't replaced.
  • First inter-dimensional villain team.
  • First female mentor character.
  • Only Sentai season with Toshiki Inoue as head-writer.
  • First team with two separate sidearms (Bringer Sword/Bird Blaster).
  • First White Ranger (White Swan) to possess her own individual mecha (Jet Swan).

Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger

Main article: Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger
  • First official Sixth Ranger.
    • The first of Sixth Ranger that dies.
  • First season where all mecha are animals.
  • First team based on extinct fauna.
  • First main Giant Robo with an alternate identity (a deity).
  • First seven-piece Giant Robo formation.
  • First Sentai season to be adapted into a Power Rangers season in the United States.
  • First major villain to survive at the end of the season.
  • First special video/DVD in association with Terebi-kun and Shogakukan.
  • First Super Sentai series to date to come to the west for a DVD release.
  • 800th episode of the Super Sentai series: Ep. 21: The Shugozyu's Great Riot.
  • First season based around fantasy.

Gosei Sentai Dairanger

Main article: Gosei Sentai Dairanger
  • First legacy Sentai team.
  • First Rangers based on the mythological beings of Shisha and Qi'lin, as well as the first tiger Ranger.
  • First team with mythological-based mecha.
  • First team based on a specific cultural background (Chinese).
  • First child Sentai Ranger.
  • Only third-party Sentai mecha character.
  • First mentor directly connected to the villains.
  • First team with two 0.5 Robos.

Ninja Sentai Kakuranger

Main article: Ninja Sentai Kakuranger

Chouriki Sentai Ohranger

Main article: Chouriki Sentai Ohranger
  • Celebrates the 20th anniversary of Gorenger and Super Sentai, retroactively putting Gorenger and JAKQ back as installments of the franchise.
  • Final military-based Sentai team.
  • First Sentai Robo with a special system per pilot.
  • Oldest known Sentai Ranger in existence.
  • First modern cross-over film with the previous team.
  • Lowest rated Super Sentai series of the 1990s, averaging at 4.5% and bottoming out in episode 23 at 2.9% of the Japanese viewing audience. 

Gekisou Sentai Carranger

Main article: Gekisou Sentai Carranger

Denji Sentai Megaranger

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Seijuu Sentai Gingaman

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Kyukyu Sentai GoGoFive

Main article: Kyukyu Sentai GoGoFive
  • Second sibling team
  • First Sentai team created after the death of Shotaro Ishinomori
  • Oldest known Sentai character.
  • First team specifically themed around rescue services
  • Only post-Zyuranger team to not have any Additional, Sixth Rangers or Extra Heroes (outside a movie).

Mirai Sentai Timeranger

Main article: Mirai Sentai Timeranger

Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger

Main article: Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger
  • Celebrating the 25th series since Gorenger
    • First anniversary season to celebrate by series instead of by years
  • First series to have a Super Sentai anniversary movie
    • First movie to have a Ranger who appeared prior to the modern V-Cinemas or in a pre-V-Cinema team-up
    • First team up to have the anniversary team join forces with a veteran team comprised of members from different previous teams for their crossover special instead of the preceding team from last year.
  • First official multi-combination Giant Robo
  • First collectable artifact
  • First series to feature auxiliary mecha
  • First sixth ranger to have their own specific spot in the opening credits like the core members for their actor to be officially credited.
  • First series to annually have a theatrical movie.
    • First series to have the sixth ranger in a theatrical movie aside from the VS films.
    • First series to have a movie-exclusive mecha and robo formation.

Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger

Main article: Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger

Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger

Main article: Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger
  • First team with a brachiosaur Ranger.
    • First mentor ranger.
  • Only team with a tupuxura Ranger.
    • Fourth Sixth ranger to die 
  • Second series with four Rangers on the core team.
  • First Super Sentai series to air in the Super Hero Time block with a Kamen Rider seriesIcon-crosswiki
  • First mecha and Robo that is primarily used for a single members' Super Ranger form.

Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger

Main article: Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger

Mahou Sentai Magiranger

Main article: Mahou Sentai Magiranger
  • Third sibling-team
  • First Regular Gold Ranger
  • First full-family Ranger team, including the father and mother
  • First team outside of the Ishinomori era to have capes as part of their costumes.
  • First series to feature voiced equipment.

GoGo Sentai Boukenger

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Juken Sentai Gekiranger

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Engine Sentai Go-Onger

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Samurai Sentai Shinkenger

Main article: Samurai Sentai Shinkenger
  • First team to contain a female Red Ranger.
  • Only team with a turtle and crustacean mecha
  • First season to have an all alliterative Sentai title.
  • First Super Sentai series that features a team-up with Super Sentai's sister franchise, Kamen Rider.
  • First special post-series V-Cinema.
  • Final Sentai team whose first appearance was the first episode of their series.
  • First Sentai to have a team-up movie, featuring a cameo of the succeeding Sentai.

Tensou Sentai Goseiger

Main article: Tensou Sentai Goseiger

Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger

Main article: Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger
  • Celebrating 35 seasons since Gorenger
  • Established the umbrella term "ranger".
  • First team where all main-team members are aliens (though the second team not of Earth)
  • First series to have cameos of previous Sentai Rangers outside of teamups (although actors have returned in different roles before)
  • First crossover with the Metal Heroes franchise
  • Second Sentai series to use character elements from a popular anime franchise (One Piece)
  • First ranger team able to completely change suits while transformed.

Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters

Main article: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters

Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger

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Ressha Sentai Toqger

Main article: Ressha Sentai Toqger
  • Second team with numerical designations.
    • First with the numbers being the only designations.
    • First with the numbers in Japanese.
  • First team with an Orange Sixth Ranger.
  • Lowest rated Sentai to date with 3.8% Japanese average viewership and the lowest rated episode in the modern Sentai era to date with Episode 26 viewed by only 2.6% of the Japanese audience.
  • 1900th episode of the Super Sentai series: Station 23: United Hand in Hand.
  • Only team with rangers who can switch their suit color along with their signature weapons.

Shuriken Sentai Ninninger

Main article: Shuriken Sentai Ninninger
  • First Red/Blue/Yellow/White/Pink combination of core Rangers.
  • The 40th anniversary of Himitsu Sentai Gorenger (April 5, 1975 - April 5, 2015).
  • First team to use Japanese color names for their hero forms since Gorenger.
  • First team to have a UFO and a cowboy as mecha.
  • First team to have a female Pink and White Ranger since Dengeki Sentai Changeman and the first to have a male Yellow Ranger since Mahou Sentai Magiranger.
  • First team to begin with five members that does not include a Green or Black Ranger.
  • First female Green Ranger (V-Cinema Exclusive).

Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger

Main article: Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger
  • First Red/Blue/Yellow/Green/White combination of core Rangers.
  • The 40th season since Gorenger. This season continues to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Super Sentai despite it being the 41st year when it aired.
  • 2000th episode of the Super Sentai series: Ep. 29: The Monarch of the Monarchs.
  • First Main Sentai Team to consist of a majority of anthropomorphic creatures (4 animal humanoids and 1 human).
  • First team to have a female Blue and White Rangers since Choujin Sentai Jetman.
  • Its also the first series since Mahou Sentai Magiranger to a female Blue Ranger.
  • First Sentai to have a Pixel/Rubik's Cube motif in the form of their gear, mecha and weapons.
  • First female Shark Ranger and first Sentai Elephant Ranger.
  • First Red Ranger to completely change animal motifs when assuming a stronger form.

Uchu Sentai Kyuranger

Main article: Uchu Sentai Kyuranger
  • First Sentai Team to start with more than five members (second if one counts Magiranger).
    • First Sentai Team to have nine core members, the largest to date.
    • Largest combined Sentai Team to date, with 12 members (as of the most recently aired episode.)
  • First Red/Orange/Blue/Gold/Black/Silver/Green/Pink/Yellow combination of core Rangers.
  • Second ever core Orange member (the first being Battle Fever J where colors were not a primary design factor), and the first ever Gold and Silver Rangers to be a part of the core team.
  • First official female Green Ranger.
  • First ever series to be directly produced by TV Asahi, with a network producer acting as the series producer.
  • First ever series to have creative input from Bandai of America.
  • Most diverse Ranger team thus far with three humans, three aliens and three robots/androids.
  • First team with a Violet Sixth Ranger.
  • First Sentai Series to not have an annual Vs. movie crossover with its predecessor since Dairanger.

Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger

Main article: Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger
  • First Sentai series to have two separate teams working independently and against each other at times. Both teams are also the simultaneous main focus of the series.
  • 80th anniversary of Shotaro Ishinomori's birth (1938-2018).
  • First Sentai team to be thieves.
  • First Sentai team since Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger to have a police motif.
  • The return of the female Yellow Ranger as part of the Sentai team core dynamic after a three year absence.
  • First Sentai to have two official Red Rangers since Timeranger with matching colors (unlike with KabutoRaiger from Hurricanger whose color was a darker shade of Red).
    • First series to have the second Red Ranger not only have the same matching color, but also not to be either a Sixth Ranger or an Extra Ranger.
  • First Sentai series to use both numerical and color name designations for Rangers rather than one or the other.
  • First Super Ranger mode that fuses a team of Rangers into a single multi-colored Ranger.
  • Last full Sentai series to air during the Heisei period.
  • First “sixth” Ranger to have different names for the two Ranger forms, with both names neither a numerical or color designation, but uses a letter. Said Ranger also switches allegiances between the two competing teams to suit his goals and is both a Gold and Silver Ranger through the power of form change.
  • 2100th episode of the Super Sentai Series: Number 33: We Are The Youth Thief Brigade

Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger

Main article: Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger
  • First Super Sentai team to have a knight motif
  • First series since Carranger to premiere in March
  • First series to introduce the concept of mech weapon parts being detachable and interchangable to other mecha rather than swapping the entire mecha robot part. The weapons themselves for the first time are able to combine into new mix and matching configurations. (Ex. Drill bits combine with a sword to create a sword with drills on the crossguard.)
  • First toys to utilize a building brick gimmick for assembly

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