The funniest anime i have ever seen
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw shinesman about a year ago on a whim and discovered it was hilarious. It is a parody of any power rangers type show and will have you laughing the entire time. Unfourtounatly there are only two episodes and it leaves you begging for more. The english dub amazingly is even funnier than the japansese sub. This is a great show for anyone who wants a laugh."
Edward Swing | Laurel, MD USA | 11/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is a hilarious send-up of the Power-Rangers superhero genre. The plot includes the classic "Evil Forces from another world want to take over Earth", and includes the typical (mostly) incompetent royal leader, the more-competent aide, and of course the cute/naive villaness. On the good side, we have five (of course) people in combat-power suits, color-coded.
Of course, the colors the heroes have chosen are unusual, and a recurring joke throughout the episodes. There is a lot of humor for adults ("I can't die! I have a date with..."), but absolutely nothing objectionable for youngsters.
The production quality of this DVD is also sound, and the dubbing works fine. I'm frankly surprised that Cartoon Network hasn't shown this. The ONLY downside to this DVD is that its too short. Only two episodes are available; I doubt more were made by the animators (sigh...)"
Shinesman, If Only There Were More
Andrew Gillespie | 04/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This show if funny as all get out. It is a brilliant parody of the sentai genre and the idea of corporate sponsored superheroes is such a fresh idea. Shame it was just to promo the manga, hopefully someone with look back on it, realise the gold mine at their feet and ressurect the series."
Summer Fontenot | Vancouver, WA USA | 08/29/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Shinesman is basicly a spoof on popular Japanese superhero shows. The kind of over the top kids shows that spawned The Power Rangers and such in America. It makes fun of alot of things about that genre without being too ridiculous. It starts out with the main character joining a company which turns out to be a cover for a gang of superheros called the Shinesman. He thinks he's gotten a boring desk job but ends up being hired as their leader and new red team member. Meanwhile an alien prince and his commander are on earth disguised as business men planning to take over the world, but the prince's sister and the Shineman keeps mucking things up. Some of it is kinda funny, especially if you're familiar with the types of shows it's spoofing. However the majority of it isn't all that great and the dvd is too short and leaves you hanging. If you used to watch those type of shows as a kid or if you're feeling nostalgic for japanese superhero's with humor you might want to check it out. Otherwise it might not be your thing."