Okay, admittedly I’ve only finished 5 series and am slightly introduced to a few others through the crossover specials or watching a few episodes of it (Boukenger, Dekaranger, Shinkenger, and Goseiger). So I’ve just barely skimmed the surface of the sentai universe. Still I have my favorites of what I’ve seen and what I’ve heard and their roll call phrases are no exception. These are just my favorite ones not one that I think are the best or anything along those lines. So just take them as my honest opinion.
In all honesty…these are all coming from either Gekiranger or Go-Onger. Those two shows had some of my favorite introductory/roll call phrases to date.
5. Rio sama no ai no tame ni iki…Rio sama no ai no tame ni tatakau rabu woriaa.
“For Lord Rio’s love I live…For Lord Rio’s love I fight as his love warrior…”
Seriously, Mele’s phrase is just sort of funny. You know why she’s doing what she’s doing. You know what she expects down the road as a reward for her hard work. Does she ever get Rio sama’s love? It’s unclear at times but it’s hinted that she does in the Gekiranger/Go-Onger crossover (the crossovers don’t seem to be canon so I’d take that with a grain of salt). It’s a bit unfair that I’m adding this on the list seeing as Mele really isn’t a sentai but in a way she kind of is since she and Rio switched sides at the end of the series. All in all, it’s a cute, fitting phrase for this “warrior of love”.
4. Doki Doki Yukai!
“Heart Pounding Delight!”
Personally I like it ’cause the phrase itself is adorable plus the character (Hanto/Go-On Green) makes it more adorable. It’s cheery, describes Hanto’s role on the team perfectly, and it’s really fun to say. Plus it just makes me smile.
3. Waza ga irodoru tairin no hana…Fantasutikku Tekunikku!
“The great blossom colored with technique…Fantastic Technique!”
The Gekiranger phrases are just some of my favorite. Purely for how poetic they are and GekiBlue’s phrase is probably the most poetic of all of them. It’s reference to his technical abilities and skills as a fighter as well as his technical abilities as an artist. It sounds delicate and beautiful but most of all…you can’t say that “fantastic technique” isn’t really fun to say.
2. Karada ni minagiru mugen no chikara…Anbureikaburu Bodi!”
“Infinite power flows in my body…Unbreakable Body!”
While GekiBlue’s phrase is very poetic, GekiRed’s phrase is very powerful and inspiring in another way. It’s very literal. For Jan, he has infinite power in his body and usually in the series they’re speaking about physically (especially due to ending it with “unbreakable body”). But this “power” can be taken in many other ways as well. Physical, mental/emotional, spiritual…everyone has power flowing in their body and the ability for it to become limitless is there if we allow it to be. Perhaps the physical strength isn’t limitless but psychological strength is. I’m sure that’s why this quote tends to stick with me a bit. And if I listened to myself and took my own advice more, I’d probably be saying this quote more just to remind myself that it’s true.
1. Break Genkai…
“Break the limit…”
It’s short. It’s sweet. And it’s to the point. It’s another one of those phrases that’s just going to stick with me because it’s like a mantra that you could take into real life as well. Just try to surpass your limitations. There’s really nothing more to be said about that.
So that’s it for my favorite phrases. What are some of yours?