Shuriken Sentai name discussion thread

Good morning!

I wrote up an explanation for why I went with Ninninja (for now).


So I thought it'd be good to discuss the naming for next year's series. The shuriken and sentai part are obvious, they're just Japanese words that we all know.

ニンニンジャー Nin-nin-jaa however is written in katakana. It could made up of a few words. Since it's a ninja series, I feel like the middle Ninja should be emphasized, thus nin-ninja or Ninninja as a potential spelling. I know there's a dash at the end, but there've been instances where that dash gets ignored when romanizing a word into English.

Ninninger is the other way it can be romanized. In this case, it's a portmanteau of Nin, ninja, and ranger.

While we're at it, let's talk about the ninnin. Nin by itself can mean 仁 "Virtue", 忍 "To endure (or the first kanji in ninja)", 認 "To acknowledge/Confirm". There is a Ninnin 人々 which means "everybody", but I don't think that makes sense.

On the poster, we see the kanji for nin/shinobi:
忍びなれども忍ばない Shinobi naredo mo shinobanai
"We are shinobi, but we do not hide." since the word shinobi (spy, thief) comes from the verb shinobu (to endure, to hide).

So the puns are rolling already with this one. I can only imagine how many different meanings of Nin we'll go through.

Would you like to join the discussion about it in the thread?

Edit: Made a correction to the slogan which has a better translation. Thanks to Mac and Luna for pointing that out.


I thought about it a bit, and Ninninja probably makes more sense than Ninninger, so I changed the forum and wiki to match. Probably won't know for sure till the official spelling is out, but it makes more sense this way.

2015 Sentai series

It has its own forum now.

There's also a wiki page, but it's not ready yet. At the moment it just has Toqger's page there as a template. If anyone wants to help us convert the Toqger page to the new Sentai page, please feel free to edit it.

Toqger 37 v2 released


Needed a v2 to fix some really, really dumb translation mistakes. Sorry about that, guys!

Toqger 37 released

Year of the braces.

Thread / Wiki

Sentai band

Thanks to JP for passing this along.


MegaRanger 44 released

Surprise! Another Mega release!

Mega thread / Mega wiki

MegaRanger 43 released

SHT may be on break, but we're still working hard. Enjoy a blast from the past with Mega 43!

Thread / Wiki

Toqger 34 released

Can you guys please stop capitalizing the Q in Toqger? It looks really weird when you guys do that. It looks even worse when the G is also capitalized, because it looks like you guys don't know how to unpack abbreviations. It'd be like looking at TF and writing TransFormers from it.

Thread / Wiki

More Sentai songs on the violin

As people pointed out in the thread, this lady has also done other Sentai songs. Enjoy!

Go-Onger theme TV size

Shinkenger theme (TV size)

Goseiger theme  (TV size)

Gokaiger theme (TV size)

Busters Ready Go (TV Size)

Vamola Kyouryuuger (TV size)

Toqger theme (TV size)




Shinkenger 1DC v2 to fix an audio

The original release was missing 3 seconds at the end.

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