The first big thing that reminded me of the older Sentai were the villains. First it's a huge group as there are five main villains to start off. Recently it was only like one, two, or three so seeing more villains are nice. They are even waiting for their leader to awaken as this makes me think of the other series that used a big leader character which was more of the 80's. So far I like the theme they carry of different emotions. The one in charge doesn't have one, but since he's in charge that makes sense. There is one for sorrow, joy, smiles, and anger then. I was surprised that there is joy and smiles since they are kinda the same thing, but I guess they will be the duo villains. Sorrow is of course water based as he cries tears, but anger is lightning I was expecting fire. Then the first monster they sent was the one who made the Ice Age. So right now they are very basic villains, but they give off a good vibe as I hope they can be something more later on. For a first episode their introduction is fine.
Overall it's a pretty good first episode. It's like Megaforce in someways as the series shows many signs of high potential. Is it average though, no I would give a B+ since the whole red focus and team not knowing each other do bug me, but other factors made me like it a whole lot. There were great fight scenes and each hero as their own style which I can't wait to see how that works with teamwork. Then Daigo is a really fun character and then there is nothing that gives off bad vibes. Finally, I do know the team will get to know each other, but I want some type of reason for why they don't want to know each other by the second episode. Also starting tomorrow will be Sentai Month since I ignored this franchise during the Go-buster's run time.
Next Time: Teamwork!!!!