Shortcutting Ranger in Newer Sentai

The fact is I've noticed that it has become a trend in Super Sentai to actually combine the prefix and the suffix in a rather unique way that makes them inseparable. In the past, we had a title Goranger which some spelled as Go Ranger by Sentai fans who also like Power Rangers or those who compared Super Sentai with Power Rangers.

Ranger is more common than the suffix "man" with these counts:

Count of Sentai using rangers in the past line: Goranger, Turboranger, Zyuranger, Dairanger, Kakuranger, Ohranger, Megaranger, Timeranger, Gaoranger, Abaranger, Dekaranger, Magiranger, Gekiranger, a total of thirteen as of late probably why some Sentai fans use the word "ranger" instead of "warrior" more.

Count of Sentai using the suffix "man": Denziman, Dynaman, Bioman, Changeman, Maskman, Liveman, Fiveman, Jetman, Gingaman, a total of nine as of late

Others: JAKQ, Battle Fever J, Sun Vulcan, Goggle V, Gogo V,

Later on we have removed "ran" from "ranger" leaving only "-ger" thus making it awkward to split both words. They are:

Hurricanger is the first Sentai to do so by cutting the name Hurricaneranger short. I believe it had to do with the title being too long.


Boukenger is cutting the name Boukenranger (Adventure Ranger) short.

Go-onger is cutting the word Go-onranger short.


Shinkenger is cutting the word Shinkenranger (True Sword Ranger) short.

Goseiger, cutting the word Goseiranger (Guardian Ranger) short.

Gokaiger cuts short what might have been Gokairanger.

Kyoryuger cuts short the word "Kyoryuranger".

ToQGer might be a short cut of ToQranger...

The latest is Ninninger is what might be a shortcut of Ninninranger.

I feel like somehow there's something about taking ranger being cut short for some reason, maybe to avoid the redundant hearing of "ranger" in the end. Maybe it's really time to put "man" or "V" again.


Updated as of:

August 12, 2015

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  1. In the 80s, it was nothing but "man."
    Today, it's mostly "ranger."

    Would love to see "man" come back. Or even "V" since that's only been done twice. During the 90s, a good number of it's titles were pretty diverse.

    But I wonder why they've stuck to just "ranger" these days?

    Fun fact: Dynaman was originally meant to be called V-Leaguer.

    I also wonder if they might start using a completely original type of title for the titles? Besides "ranger" "ger" "man" and "V"?

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  2. "man" cannot be done again because of it's notion as singular. They will have to do it with "men" which may result to confusion.

    "V" cannot be done also because eventually there will be six of them. Sometimes a group is just three just like Gekiranger. Even though two more came later, Jan, Ran and Retsu are still the main heroes.

    "ranger" cannot be done with those sentais mentioned because of the sound of letter "N" in the end. It will sound awkward. Also "man" cannot be done with them because of the same reason. To add, it we used "man" or "ranger" it will have a not so good transition with sound. Imagine "Boukenman" or "Shinkenranger". It just takes so much effort to pronounce them so instead they cut it to just "-ger"

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