Friday, February 11, 2011

Sentai Shipping

When I watch a Sentai series I like to nitpick at any certain chemistry I find interesting between a male and female cast member just for fun, here are my favourite canon and non-canon Sentai shippings:


My favourite pairing, the spoiled princess that thought she could do whatever she want until a commoner came and showed her being a hero is more than being the best groomed, their interactions were often funny, subtle hints of them were still thrown in even after Sousuke was back to normal after being rusted. I was heavily disappointed how nothing ever happen between them in Shinkenger vs. Go-Onger since they made it seem like they've never talked to each other before, I'm not banking on it but there's a small chance that something might happen between them but that's likely wishful thinking. It was obvious Miu liked Sousuke a lot but it's also obvious after Sousuke found out Miu likes him he didn't know what to do since he's not good with this kind of stuff.


They had good chemistry in the Dekaranger movie and their meeting was love at first sight, I think Mari is a good counterbalance to Ban's hyperactive nature since she has the patience for him and can easily notice his good qualities. Ban in the movie showed he was willing to do anything to save her and convinced Mari not to give up and continue to believe in justice, one of Ban's strong points, his sense of justice. It was nice this pairing was hinted again in Magiranger vs. Dekaranger when Hoji asked Ban when he's going to ask Mari to marry him and the picture of Mari on the back of Ban's License.


Although it was a one-sided for Sakura for the most part of the series, I think her going into space with Satoru left people to believe she would bond with him more and slowly revealed her feelings for him. In Gekiranger vs. Boukenger Sakura started calling Satoru by his first name rather than Chief with Satoru acknowledging that hinting they may have started a relationship together.


Even though it was only for one episode, their bond was very deep and was moving and sad at the same time. It's a shame she was no longer part of this world so they couldn't be together. I think her gentle, kind, nature is a perfect balance to Tsubasa's more quiet level headed nature. This episode featuring them is one of the few times Tsubasa showed a lot of emotion, something he doesn't do often. I think this pairing is quite underrated.


They both have great chemistry together, both from the Skick tribe, and are childhood friends which often translates into being lovers in Japan. Often times when they do stuff together that's not fighting against the enemy they seem to act like a married couple, I became more interested in this shipping in episode 13 of Goseiger when Eri couldn't master that Skick technique with her at the end of the episode just staring and smiling at Alata while he's playing cards with Nozumu and the guys. When Eri told Moune that Alata sure has grown up, Moune asked her what she meant by that and Eri quickly tried to cover up what she just said, Alata probably doesn't know how Eri feels about him but he seems like the person that can accept her feelings for him. It was revealed the Goseigers don't really know much about love but they can probably feel it even if they don't understand it. Most of my liking to this pairing is mostly speculation so chances are nothing is going to happen between them and I don't expect anything to but shipping is fun lol.


They had good chemistry together and both the youngest members of Shinkenger. Whenever there's a scene involving Kotoha with him or concerning her a little more is revealed about him and how he cares for her and Kotoha is willing to stick by his side. This pairing is often overshadowed by the Takeru/Mako pairing or the Takeru/Kotoha pairing but I think Chiaki and Kotoha are a better fit for each other. I didn't expect out of this pairing and don't expect more either.


Perhaps the most overrated shipping in Sentai but still a good shipping nonetheless. This pairing isn't one of my top favourites but still a good pairing as I said, they look good together, Mako always supported Takeru and how he helps him open up and lighten up a bit too. A lot of times they worry about each other and are comfortable having each other's company, most of the time they're direct with each other too, little bs for them. It's also pictures like the one above that causes the shippers to sky rocket. I didn't expect too much to happen between them in the Shinkenger finale and not much came about from it, there might be a few hints thrown into Goseiger vs. Shinkenger or maybe in Gokaiger but chances are there might not be any closure between them.

I think it's a pretty good shipping, like any good pairing they start off not really seeing eye to eye but later acknowledges each other's quality, even after episode 14 in Goseiger where they started to have a better friendship Moune tends to try and get Hyde to lighten up a little even enjoying his laugh that irked everyone else. The episode where Hyde was worried about Datas was also a nice indicator of how their relationship has improved, like the Alata/Eri pairing there probably isn't going to be anything that brings closure nor do I expect any.

This pairing kind of random since it came about near the end of the series of Dekaranger. Sen seems more like the rebound from the Alienizer that pretended to be Umeko's boyfriend but I guess she just realized Sen was the one that's been there all along for her. With this pairing we did see a more emotional side of Sen and how much he cares for Umeko, it was nice how it was still hinted they were still together in Magiranger vs. Dekaranger with their date and all. Sen's rather laidback personality as well as his smart thinking is a nice mix with Umeko's outgoing personality and her being ditzy most of the time.

Well that's it for my favourite pairings, you guys feel free to post yours if you wish.

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