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List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Tokusatsu TV series.

The very best tokusatsu shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest tokusatsu shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular tokusatsu TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining tokusatsu show of all time is. Don't let your favorite tokusatsu television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of tokusatsu television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

With shows ranging from Ninja Sentai Kakuranger to Kamen Rider, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best tokusatsu show of all time?" and "What are the greatest tokusatsu shows?"

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Kamen Rider W is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Kamen Rider W Tomomi Itano, Tomomi Kasai, Fumihiko Tachiki Kamen Rider W is a 2009-2010 Japanese tokusatsu drama, the eleventh series in the Heisei period run of the Kamen Rider Series. It premiered following the finale of Kamen Rider Decade on ...more

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Ultraman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Susumu Kurobe, Akiji Kobayashi, Hiroko Sakurai Ultraman is a Japanese Tokusatsu television series that first aired in 1966. Ultraman is a follow-up to the television series Ultra Q, though not technically a sequel or spin-off. The show was ...more

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Kamen Rider OOO is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Kamen Rider OOO Hiroaki Iwanaga, Shu Watanabe, Ryosuke Miura Kamen Rider OOO is a 2010-2011 Japanese tokusatsu drama in Toei Company's Kamen Rider Series, being the twelfth series in the Heisei period run and the twenty-first overall. It began airing on ...more

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Kamen Rider Black is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Susumu Kurobe, Shōzō Iizuka, Takaya Hashi Kamen Rider Black, translated as Masked Rider Black, is a tokusatsu superhero television series. It is the eighth installment in the famous Kamen Rider Series of tokusatsu shows. It is a joint ...more

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Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Kikuko Inoue, Yukari Tamura, Hiroaki Hirata Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger is Toei Company's 35th entry in its long-running Super Sentai Series of Japanese tokusatsu television series following Tensou Sentai Goseiger. It premiered on TV Asahi on ...more

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Kamen Rider Den-O is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Kamen Rider Den-O Kenichi Suzumura, Shin-ichiro Miki, Toshihiko Seki Kamen Rider Den-O is the seventeenth installment in the popular Kamen Rider Series of tokusatsu programs. It is a joint collaboration between Ishimori Productions and Toei. It premiered January ...more

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Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Toshio Furukawa, Ryūsei Nakao, Kazuya Nakai Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger is the twenty-eighth production of the Super Sentai television series produced by Toei. The action footage from the show was used for the American series Power Rangers ...more

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Garo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Ai Orikasa, Hironobu Kageyama, Yukijirô Hotaru Garo, sometimes referred to as Golden Knight Garo, is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. It was broadcast on TV Tokyo from October 7, 2005 to March 31, 2006, lasting 25 episodes. Since ...more

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Kamen Rider Fourze is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Kamen Rider Fourze Nobuyuki Hiyama, Rie Tanaka, Eiji Takemoto Kamen Rider Fourze is a Japanese tokusatsu drama in Toei Company's Kamen Rider Series, being the thirteenth series in the Heisei period run and the twenty-second overall. It began airing on ...more

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Kamen Rider is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Hideyo Amamoto, Hiroshi Fujioka, Jiro Yabuki Kamen Rider is a tokusatsu superhero television series and weekly science fiction manga created by manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori. It debuted on television on April 3, 1971, and ran until ...more

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Samurai Sentai Shinkenger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Romi Park, Ryō Horikawa, Kōichi Tōchika Samurai Sentai Shinkenger is the title of Toei Company's thirty-third entry in its long-running Super Sentai Series of Japanese tokusatsu television series. It premiered on February 15, 2009, ...more

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Kamen Rider Kabuto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Anna Nagata, Hiro Mizushima, Kazuki Kato Kamen Rider Kabuto is a Japanese tokusatsu superhero television series. It is the sixteenth installment in the popular Kamen Rider Series of tokusatsu programs. It is a joint collaboration ...more

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Denji Sentai Megaranger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Masaya Matsukaze Denji Sentai Megaranger is Toei's twenty-first production of the Super Sentai television series. The footage was also used in the American series, Power Rangers in Space. Megaranger premiered on ...more

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Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Hideo Sakaki, Risa Yoshiki, Hiroya Matsumoto Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters is the 36th entry in Toei Company's Super Sentai Series, following Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. It premiered on February 26, 2012 on TV Asahi, joining Kamen Rider Fourze ...more

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Ultraman Tiga is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Dan Green, Cathy Weseluck, Corinne Orr Ultraman Tiga is a Japanese tokusatsu TV show and is the 11th show in the Ultra Series. Produced by Tsuburaya Productions, Ultraman Tiga was aired at 6:00pm and aired between September 7, 1996 ...more

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Chōjin Sentai Jetman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Chōjin Sentai Jetman is the fifteenth entry of the Super Sentai television series. Produced by the Toei Company and Bandai, the series aired on TV Asahi on February 15, 1991 to February 14, ...more

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Kamen Rider Kiva is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Rina Koike, Nana Yanagisawa, Tomokazu Sugita Kamen Rider Kiva is the title of the 2008 Kamen Rider Japanese tokusatsu television series produced by Toei Company and Ishimori Productions. It premiered on January 27, 2008, following the ...more

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Kamen Rider Kuuga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Takashi Matsuyama, Joe Odagiri, Kaori Mizushima Kamen Rider Kuuga is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. It is the tenth installment of the popular Kamen Rider Series of tokusatsu shows and the first of the series to air entirely in the ...more

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Kamen Rider 555 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Kamen Rider 555 Yuria Haga, Ray Fujita, Mitsuru Karahashi Kamen Rider 555 is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. It is the 13th installment in the Kamen Rider Series. It is a joint collaboration between Ishimori Productions and Toei, and was ...more

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Ninja Sentai Kakuranger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Kane Kosugi, Mao Inoue, Hiroshi Tsuchida Ninja Sentai Kakuranger was Toei Company Limited's eighteenth production of the Super Sentai television series. The name given to this series by Toei for international distribution is Ninja ...more

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Gosei Sentai Dairanger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Gosei Sentai Dairanger Gosei Sentai Dairanger is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. It was the seventeenth production in the long-running Super Sentai franchise of television tokusatsu dramas produced by Toei ...more

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Kamen Rider Ryuki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Takamasa Suga, Hassei Takano, Tomohisa Yuge Kamen Rider Ryuki is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. It was the twelfth installment in the Kamen Rider Series of tokusatsu shows. It was a joint collaboration between Ishimori ...more

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Himitsu Sentai Gorenger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Hiroshi Miyauchi Himitsu Sentai Gorenger is a Japanese tokusatsu superhero television series. Gorenger, created by Shotaro Ishinomori, was the first in the long-running Super Sentai series of tokusatsu ...more

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Kamen Rider Agito is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Kiyoyuki Yanada, Jun Kaname, Rina Akiyama Kamen Rider Agito, is the eleventh installment in the popular Kamen Rider tokusatsu franchise. The series represented the 30th Anniversary of the Kamen Rider Series. The series was also a joint ...more

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Juken Sentai Gekiranger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Ichirō Nagai, Kazue Itoh, Yuka Hirata Juken Sentai Gekiranger is Toei Company's thirty-first entry in the Super Sentai franchise. Production began on September 29, 2006 with principal photography beginning on October 6, 2006. It ...more

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Madan Senki Ryukendo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Chino Fernandez added Madan Senki Ryukendo Madan Senki Ryukendo, is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. It was Takara and We've Inc's first attempt at a tokusatsu show. The program aired at 7:00 JST on TV Aichi from January 8 to ...more

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Ultraman Cosmos is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Kaori Sakagami, Taiyo Sugiura, Hidekazu Ichinose Ultraman Cosmos is a Japanese tokusatsu TV show being the 17th show in the Ultra Series. Produced by Tsuburaya Productions, Ultraman Cosmos aired from July 7, 2001 to September 28, 2002, with a ...more

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Kamen Rider Blade is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Jūrōta Kosugi, Kazuhiro Yamaji, Mika Hijii Kamen Rider Blade, is a Japanese tokusatsu superhero television series. It is the fourteenth installment in the Kamen Rider Series. It aired on TV Asahi from January 25, 2004 to January 23, ...more

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Choujuu Sentai Liveman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Choujuu Sentai Liveman Choujuu Sentai Liveman is the twelfth entry of Toei Company's Super Sentai television series. The last Super Sentai title of the Shōwa period, it aired on TV Asahi from February 27, 1988 to ...more

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GoGo Sentai Boukenger is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
GoGo Sentai Boukenger Banjō Ginga, Kenta Miyake, Mami Yamasaki GoGo Sentai Boukenger is the 30th series in Toei's Super Sentai series, a franchise of Japanese tokusatsu television series. It is the first installment to be broadcast in HDTV. It premiered on ...more

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Choushinsei Flashman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Choushinsei Flashman Choushinsei Flashman was the tenth Super Sentai television series produced by Toei Company. It aired on TV Asahi on March 1, 1986 to February 21, 1987. It was the first Super Sentai series that ...more

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Kamen Rider Amazon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Kamen Rider Amazon Akiji Kobayashi, Jun Hamamura, Yōji Matsuda Kamen Rider Amazon is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. The fourth installment to be produced as part of the Kamen Rider Series, the series aired in Japan from late 1974 to early 1975 on ...more

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Kamen Rider V3 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Gorō Naya, Akiji Kobayashi, Hiroshi Miyauchi Kamen Rider V3 is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. It is the second installment in the popular Kamen Rider Series, and the direct sequel to the original Kamen Rider. It was a joint ...more

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Ultraman Nexus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Yasue Sato, Masato Uchiyama, Yusuke Kirishima Ultraman Nexus was produced by Tsuburaya Productions, Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting, and Dentsu. It was the 20th entry in the Ultra Series. The series aired on Tokyo Broadcasting System, including ...more

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Future Squadron Timeranger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Hikaru Midorikawa, Ryūzaburō Ōtomo Mirai Sentai Timeranger is a Japanese Tokusatsu television series, the 24th series in Toei's Super Sentai franchise. Footage from this series was used in the American production Power Rangers ...more

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Space Sheriff Sharivan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Space Sheriff Sharivan is the second installment in Toei's Metal Hero Series and aired on the TV Asahi network from 4 March 1983 through 24 February 1984. It served as a direct sequel to its ...more

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Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Tetsuji Tamayama, Hiroshi Masuoka, Takeru Shibaki Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger is Toei's twenty-fifth production of the Super Sentai television series airing in 2001 and celebrated the franchise's 25th anniversary. Its footage was used in the 2002 ...more

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Ultraman Mebius is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Minoru Tanaka, Masaki Nishina, Daisuke Watanabe Ultraman Mebius is a Japanese television series produced by Tsuburaya Productions and Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting. It is the 17th TV series and 40th anniversary production in the Ultra Series, ...more

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Garo: Makai Senki is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Garo: Makai Senki Ai Orikasa, Hironobu Kageyama, Ray Fujita Garo: Makai Senki is a Japanese tokusatsu television series serving as a sequel to Garo, airing on TV Tokyo. The catchphrase for the series is "The knight's oath, shines in gold". ...more

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Special Megabeast Investigator... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Special Megabeast Investigator Juspion Kyojuu Tokusou Juspion is a Japanese tokusatsu television series and part of the Metal Hero series. Produced by Toei Company, it was originally broadcast from 15 March 1985 to 24 March 1986, ...more

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Dengeki Sentai Changeman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Dengeki Sentai Changeman is a Japanese television series and is the ninth installment in the Super Sentai franchise. It was originally aired from February 2, 1985 to February 22, 1986 and it ran ...more

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Kamen Rider Black RX is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Kamen Rider Black RX Gorō Naya, Seizō Katō, Rikiya Koyama Kamen Rider Black RX is a Japanese tokusatsu superhero television series produced as part of the Kamen Rider Series. The ninth show in the franchise, it was a joint collaboration between ...more

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Android Kikaider is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
James D. Garcia added Daisuke Ban Android Kikaider, also known as Kikaida, is a tokusatsu superhero TV series, and the first to feature the superhero Kikaider. Created by Japanese manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori, the show was ...more

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Stealth Wind Squadron Hurrican... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Daisuke Gōri, Kiyoyuki Yanada, Bin Shimada Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger is Toei's twenty-sixth production of the Super Sentai television series. The catchphrase for the series is "Unknown even to others, unknown even to the world, we ...more

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Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Batt... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle is the first season of its series that is the 24th entry in the Tsuburaya Productions' long-running Ultra Series. It is an adaption of the video game Mega ...more

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Sekai Ninja Sen Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Sekai Ninja Sen Jiraiya Shōzō Iizuka Sekai Ninja Sen Jiraiya is a Japanese television series that aired on TV Asahi and its affiliates from January 24, 1988 to January 22, 1989, lasting 50 episodes. It was the seventh installment ...more

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Kamen Rider is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Kamen Rider Kamen Rider is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. It is the sixth program in the Kamen Rider Series. It has the same name as the first series in the franchise, and fans usually refer to ...more

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Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger Banjō Ginga, Emi Shinohara, Kōki Miyata Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger is Toei's twenty-seventh production of the Super Sentai television series, and the first series to use TV Asahi's current logo. The series is based on dinosaurs and ...more

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Ultraman Gaia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Hassei Takano Ultraman Gaia is a Japanese tokusatsu TV show and is the 13th show in the Ultra Series. Created by Chiaki J. Konaka and produced by Tsuburaya Productions and Mainichi Broadcasting System, ...more

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The Mobile Cop Jiban is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tokusatsu TV Shows
Shōzō Iizuka, Tōru Ōhira, Kazuko Yanaga The Mobile Cop Jiban is a Japanese tokusatsu television series which serves as the 8th entry in the Metal Hero franchise, and the first series to have toy commercials that were filmed on ...more