It's interesting but the first bit of 'Super Sentai' most from America and other countries get to see is actually not the first but the sixteenth in a long-running Japanese Tokusatsu series. Tokusatsu is Japanese live-action film or drama that typically deals with super heroes. Basically these guys are the Batmen and Supermen of Japan. The first bit of 'Super Sentai' you've seen? I already know what it is, you probably don't because you probably don't know that it's 'Super Sentai' ( And notice I keep using quotation. It's not actually Super Sentai, it's an altered form of it's original form suited for Western audiences. )
The Ranger you will notice of course is the Kiba Ranger or 'White Ranger', Kiba Ranger interestingly enough having been a child. His was the only suit and footage used in the Westernized version of the show, the series 2 Power Rangers.
Then there were of course the Dairanger mecha which I'm sure you'll also notice. They also had a fucking giant robot turtle of goddamn doom that was actually some fatass dork that was actually not a fatass dork but the giant robotturtletakenhumanformandhewasreleasedbyacrystalwhichmadehimturnbacktemporarilyintoagiantrobotturtleand WHAT THE FUCK AM I SAYING!? Breathe, damn it! Breaaathe! Okay, so they're Japanese. Shit gets weird, really weird. Dairanger? Shit gets hand-puppets with hand-guns weird where the damn puppets are trying to take the Dairanger out by shooting them. Fuckers.. You can't kill the heroes off with such mundane methods, you gotta blow 'em up, dumbasses!
Point is with this history lesson, there were Super Sentai before-hand. Before 1992 and 1993 and before Zyuranger and 'Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers' in the U.S, first Super Sentai ever? Himutsu Sentai Goranger.
That brings us from the first Super Sentai literally thirty five years later. That's right, this motherfucking series? Has been running for THIRTY GODDAMN FIVE years. The current? Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger ( Pirate Squadron Gokaiger ), we've been through thirty-five years of Japanese insanity with this shit. Some has been great, some has been horrible and some has simply been bearable. The current incarnation is leaning towards great. You know why? Bad and good, there are thirty fuck five years worth of Super Sentai crammed into one goddamn show.
CHEESEANDCRACKERS CHRISTFUCK that's an overload of Super Sentai.
Sufficed to say as we continue to follow this current series, we wait with whetted anticipation for what is next. You want my opinion? Power Rangers pales big time in comparison to Super Sentai as can be expected for something designed to be more puerile and marketed towards a younger crowd. Want to experience epic? Try 'Gosei Sentai Dairanger' ( And prepare to feel as if you're on a fucking acid trip of awesome ), or perhaps one of the best if not the best Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger or even the current Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. With thirty-five years worth of Super Sentai at your feet? You certainly won't be bored for long if you choose to delve into this series.
AND I HOPE THAT WAS FUCKING INFORMATIVE.