Special Duty Combat Unit Shinesman

Alt titles: Tokumu Sentai Shinesman

OVA (2 eps)
3.562 out of 5 from 226 votes
Rank #1,749

When Hiroya Matsumoto joined the Right Trading Company, he never thought he'd be anything more than a regular employee. But as it goes, he became the fifth member of a superhero team called the Shinesman. The Shinesman's mission is to defend the Earth against enemies from the Planet Voice. But amidst all this, Hiroya also has to look after his little brother, make a living, and do his superhero jobs clad in lame suits and equipped with equally lame weapons such as business cards! Can the Shinesman succeed in the face of utter comedy... I mean... terror?!

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Masakari's avatar by Masakari on Sep 27, 2004
Score: 7/10

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Our world is threatened by evil aliens with nefarious plans, and the only thing that stands in their way is the Combat Unit Shinesman—a group of five mild-manned businesspeople who don colorful metal suits and fight monsters sent out by the aliens (who are, by the way, also have day jobs disguised as human businessmen). Don’t worry, you’re not supposed to take this seriously. Shinesman... read more

sothis's avatar by sothis on Feb 19, 2005
Score: 7.4/10

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I've seen quite a few parodies of the mecha/superhero type genre, including Del Power X, Ariel, and a number of others. For the most part, all of them are simply average with nothing but a handful of laughs. Shinesman, on the other hand, I found to be hilarious. Nothing of the caliber of Cromartie, Abenobashi, or other random humor type shows for sure, but definitely a notch above the usual parody... read more

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