Aikoku Sentai Dai-Nippon (1982)


Seen in 2017.

Youtube, terrible audio, no subtitles.


Super sentai fan parody.


A present-day superhero version of the Russo-Japanese War.


Made with tongue in cheek, but predictably dull for me, as I have no interest in sentai. I saw no actual nostalgia here for the historical Dai-Nippon (Empire of Japan, 1868-1947). It would have been neat to find support in this obscure Gainax work for Murakami Takashi’s Little Boy (2005) thesis of WW2 sublimation, but alas.

References here: “Don't mention the war!”.

Gainax Japanese production fiction moving picture