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#004 Jefusion Poll: 13 Best Male Tokusatsu Role Model

There's always that someone we look up to even if they only exist in a fictional world. Welcome to JEFusion Poll and today we are listing down the Best Male Role Models in the Tokusatsu world.

For this poll we asked our readers, for them, 2 of their male role models from the tokusatsu genre irregardless of the character's stand whether he is from the goodie-good side or from the villains.

Best Male Tokusatsu Role Model

13. Takeru Shiba/Shinken Red
Samurai Sentai Shinkenger
Actor: Tori Matsuzaka

He is a great example of leader in Super Sentai. Especially when he leads other professionally and encourage each of the team by his levelheadedness and charisma. He is actually a leader that make people he leads well assured and most of people obey him without any worry. Yet he is actually a self-assured leader. Yet the best trait he has is his persistence to achieve goal and responsible.
- Andreas Prima

12. Shinnosuke Tomari/Kamen Rider Drive
Kamen Rider Drive
Actor: Ryoma Takeuchi

Shinnosuke represents the idea that anyone can overcome the mistakes of their past, they just need to find a reason to move past it. By becoming Kamen Rider Drive, Shinnosuke was able to let go of his regret from the incident with Hase and get back on his feet, becoming an even better police officer than he was before.
- flyboy777

11. Kaito Kumon/Kamen Rider Baron
Kamen Rider Gaim
Actor: Yutaka Kobayashi

He is the man who prefers dealing things head on. He believes in fair play as he doesn't want anyone including his teammates cheating during fights & he is against attacking someone cowardly[by means of attacking behind their backs].  Despite possessing "Survival of the Fittest" philosophy, he wants other people like him to become stronger & take those who trample them.

- Ralph

10. Hitoshi Hidaka/Kamen Rider Hibiki
Kamen Rider Hibiki
Actor: Shigeki Hosokawa 

Mature, level headed, pure etc, basically the only character that would be good model character for everyone, he is a nice believable guy that didn't fall into anime/toku stereotype, that is plastic, angsty and overdone.
- Hyuver

09.Heart/Roidmude 002
Kamen Rider Drive
Actress: Tomoya Warabino

He is the type of kaijin who really lives up to his name as no matter what happened to his fellow comrades(Roidmudes), he still deeply cares for them even Chase(Proto-Zero). He, just like few characters like Kaito, he prefers fair play as when Shinnosuke is beaten & Belt-san was abducted by Roidmude 004, he spares him due to injuries he sustained. 
- Ralph

08. Yusuke Godai/Kamen Rider Kuuga
Kamen Rider Kuuga
Actor: Joe Odagiri

He refuses to let people give up hope.
- Anonymous

07. Shotaro Hidari/Kamen Rider W/Kamen Rider Joker
Kamen Rider W
Actor: Renn Kiriyama

Shotaro is one of those characters who, despite having a tragedy, continues to grow and use it for inspiration and move forwards without falling into the hole of an Anti-Hero or moping around. 

He's kind of like a big kid who just wants to impress everyone and show he is cool despite still being young and derpy. He constantly faced people doubting his abilities but he kept proving he was a worthy person, not only as a Rider but as a Detective as well. 

Also his ways of finding a cat are one of the funniest things in a Kamen Rider series.
- BlueLanternAoH

06. Souma Haruto/Kamen Rider Wizard
Kamen Rider Wizard
Actor: Shunya Shiraishi

Haruto manages to help us learn the values and rewards of keeping hope in the darkest of times. I really feel that for me, Haruto was the example of how I needed to adjust to my own conditions, my ups and downs. Even in the darkest times, the hardest challenges, the most crushing despair... we still have hope for a better tomorrow. A better world. The magic of tomorrow.
- Randall Harper

05. Gentarou Kisaragi/Kamen Rider Fourze
Kamen Rider Fourze
Actor: Sota Fukushi

Other than Fourze being an awesome series (It's my favorite alongside OOO), Gentaro is a good role model since he teaches a bit of a life lesson in a way. No matter how rough things are, your friends will ALWAYS be there for you.
- Gokario

04. Daigo Kiryu/Kyoryu Red
Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger
Actor: Ryo Ryusei

He's a nice guy who wants to have fun and makes sure that he's got good connections with the people around him. He knows how to act properly among his teammates and others and eventually he was able to defeat Deboss and be with the one he loves. I think this also says a lot about King.
- Artreo Carbonell

03. Kouta Kazuraba/Kamen Rider Gaim
Kamen Rider Gaim
Actor: Gaku Sano 

Out of ask the characters in Gaim, Kouta stands out. Not just as the main character, but he keeps going through so many things that turn out bad and he doesn't stop trying despite what happens. It sticks out as he ends up winning by the end of the series, showing that you can earn your happy ending.

02. Souji Tendou/Kamen Rider Kabuto
Kamen Rider Kabuto
Actor: Hiro Mizushima 

Because he is an unstoppable juggernaut that is essentially the embodiment of every Chuck Norris joke in human form. Some people call him a douche bag, but can you really call someone a douche when they can deliver on literally every claim they make? No. No you can't.
- Harker

01. Hino Eiji/Kamen Rider OOO
Kamen Rider OOO
Actor: Shu Watanabe

His selflessness is one thing that taught us to control our own obsession towards material things. He is willing to help people without thinking about rewards & even he may lose anything he has. Despite the thing he did during Movie War Core(which he helps a line of people "in need" which they are actually using those money for their luxury[the thing Hina-chan is dismayed over that]) he knows that they will be responsible for the actions they did afterwards. 

- Raphael

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15 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    Who the heck thinks that dumb banana is a good role model.....

  2. Anonymous Says:

    why only two sentai characters on this list?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    For one, i am. To get something from your own strength and to achieve it for your me, it's good. You got to believe in yourself more than anyone, and you gotta know yourself before you can say it. He might be a douche, but his standards are well placed, thats why i agree.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    At least he's better than that stupid spotlight stealer Kyoryu Red

  5. I'm agree with Kouta, can you feel his despair when he knows he kill his own friend in the first episode? :-(

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Too bad Akashi Satoru and Marvelous couldn't make it on list

  7. Unknown Says:

    Miss out decade? His quote in every episode before henshin is inspirational

  8. Why the heck tendou in yhr list?!he is in a nutshell us is a arrogant-anti social AF

  9. I guess Ultraseven didn't make it in the list as it is primarily a TOEI Rider/Sentai fiasco!!!!

  10. I am sad that Otoya Kurenai was not on the list. Sure he made a lot of women think he loved them, but he did it more to make them feel happy than out of any malicious intent. This is represented best after he used the IXA armor that hospitalized Jiro; Otoya would rather go on a date while in enough pain to incapacitate a werewolf in order to make a woman happy than to make her worry as he is rushed to the hospital. Add to that the fact that he managed to befriend Jiro, Riki, and Ramon (all monsters that ate humans) and was willing to don the Dark Kiva armor three times in order to defeat King despite that doing so once would kill him, and you have "best male" material right there.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Am I the only one who would have said Hoji Tomasu/Deka Blue? He was my favorite character, and Dekaranger was my first Sentai when I was a kid. I always admired that level-headed perfectionism and how even if he didn't always explicitly show it, he cared for his teammates and the people around him. (Maybe because I could relate.)

    On a slightly unrelated note, did anyone else know Tsuyoshi Hayashi (Hoji's actor) was in a group called DA2-DANZIN? They have 4 songs on a channel called himawariseisakubu. There are also a lot of groups on that channel. In fact, Souta Mogami/Bouken Blue's actor is also in a few of those groups too. I would actually recommend that channel. It has a lot of really catchy stuff.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    there is more to tokusatsu than kamen rider and sentai that had great role models. This poll should have been called 2000 to 2016 best kamen rider and sentai leading male hero role model

  13. Some bs inspirational quotes on moral of the story, plus Decade too overrated and too mainstream.

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Otoya Kurenai should be in the list!

  15. Anonymous Says:

    I vote for Shotaro Hidari, allways. - Buy Video Games for Consoles and PC - From Japan, Korea and other Regions
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