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Which shows have great choreography and stunts?
Posted 6 months ago
tonbotonbo's avatar


I feel like a lot of the excitement around effects takes focus away from great fight choreography and stunts. Some shows almost seem to be more about "posing with effects". Which shows can you recommend for someone who really likes action sequences that are heavy on the physical side?

I'm watching Space Sheriff Gavan for the first time and I'm really impressed with Kenji Ohba! There are a lot of cool scenes showing off the actor's skills as he tumbles, jumps and dives through enemy territory. Are there any Heisei era shows like that? I get that selling toys is a primary focus but I'm hoping to find more physicality and fewer light shows.

Don't get me wrong. I love beams, glowing weapons, impossible motorcycle jumps and all that too. I'm just happiest when they are accompanied by cool moves. 
Jay_Chow's avatar


6 months ago

Well, I guess Dairanger would be one considering it's a martial arts themed series, along with Gekiranger. I also think Ultraman Leo would be a good candidate. I would like to note that I have not seen any of the aforementioned series so I can't give you any guarantee on this, but given their motifs, it should be a good bet.

tonbotonbo's avatar


6 months ago

Those sound like good suggestions! I know Ultraman Leo has some of what I'm talking about. 

I saw a few movies and shows over the weekend that were perfect as well. Kamen Rider: The First had really cool fighting scenes, Kamen Rider: Amazons included some very exciting, humans VS monsters sequences and the Space Sheriff Sharivan movie did some interesting "gun-martial-arts" stuff that was a lot of fun to watch. 

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