Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
- Daikaijū (Giant Monsters) - Such as Godzilla and Gamera
- Henshin Hero (transforming hero) - such as Jinzo Ningen Kikaida, Kaiketsu Lion Maru
- Kyodai (Giant Heroes) - Such as Ultraman
- Sentai (Task Force) - Such as Kyōryū Sentai Jū Ranger and its americanized version Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
- Metal Heroes - Which can be considered as having three sub-categories: "Space Sheriffs", "Cyborg Heroes", and "Rescue Heroes"
Metal Heroes (specifically Space Sheriffs) became a basis for the RoboCop movies. Toho and Daiei are well known companies in the Daikaiju category of tokusatsu. Tsuburaya is the company associated with Ultraman, while Toei is responsible for Sentai series, Metal Heroes and the Kamen Rider series.
There are other group heroe shows that are not classified as sentai. Sentai are only by Toei. Not all of Toei's group hero series are classified as sentai. Toei's non sentai group heroes include Akumaizer 3, Ninja Kyaputer [Ninja Captor] and Chojin Bibuyn. The most notable non-Toei group series is perhaps Toho's Seishin (Star God) series, which began in 2003 with Chō Sei Shin GranSazer (Ultra Star God-GranSazer) and continues in 2004 with Gen Sei Shin JustRiser (Phantom Star God-Justice Riser). The SeiShin series is Toho's attempt at competing with Toei's Sentai series.
One last category is the Heroine Tokusatsu, which consists of a fighting team composed by females, or an individual female. Examples include Vanny Knights , Dimensional Detective Wecker , and the new live-action version of Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon.
- Dans l'univers de la SF japonaise... - French fansite with photos of several Tokusatsu series
- Henshin Hall of Fame - Large information source about Tokusatsu, focused mainly on the Henshin Heroes genre
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