The CD Collection -- CD Singles!

Welcome to the first in a series of articles detailing and cataloging my Tokusatsu CD collection!

To start things off, I am listing my 3" CD Singles. This list is incomplete as I am posting this. I have more CDs in storage that will be added when I get them out of storage. To be honest, some of the stuff in storage isn't all that interesting. Stuff like singles from Cybercops, 90s Ultraman shows (blah), Japanese dub Power Rangers singles, etc. I'll be sure to update!

Oh, and I might sit down one day and put full tracklistings. I'm not sure if there are any other serious CD collections out there, but I'm sure tracklists would be of some use to someone out there.

So here goes, I will be adding notes to give a little more information. If you have any questions, leave me a comment and I'll get back to you.


Between 1989 and 1991, CD Singles were pretty disappointing. They typically contained two songs. If it was a single for TV show themes, it contained just that. For 1989 the formats were still overlapping. Both Jiban and Turboranger also had 7" Vinyl singles, which are actually WAY more common than their CD counterparts.

There are actually a handful of Tokusatsu CD Singles from as early as 1987, but infomation of anything older than 1990 is hard to come by. For now, though, I am just typing about what I own.


10CC-8161 Kidou Keiji Jiban OP/ED
10CC-8162 Kousoku Sentai Turboranger OP/ED


CC-8403 Tokkei Winspector OP/ED
CC-8415 Chikyu Sentai Fiveman OP/ED
CODC-8535 Kamen Rider 99 no uta/Mahou Tsukai Sally 99 no uta
CODC-8536 11 Rider dai sanka/Towa no tame ni Kimi no Tame ni


CODC-8655 Tokkyushirei Solbrain OP/ED
CODC-8663 Chojin Sentai Jetman OP/ED
CODC-8920 Ultraman-Love For Children (25th Anniversary Single)
SRDL-3394 Ultra Q/Ultraman Dance Remixes


The first major change to the CD Single format happened around this time. In fairness, the first single on this list to have Karaoke versions of it's featured song would be the "Ultraman-Love For Children" single from 1991. I don't entirely count that, though, since that CD would be pretty lousy if it was just the title track.

Regardless, the CD Single changed to it's current format of featuring two songs along with a Karaoke, or off-vocal, version of atleast one of the songs.

Oh, and I should mention that 1993 is the first year that Forte Music Entertainment reared it's ugly head. The Forte singles begin with FMDC. Sometimes you got Karaoke, sometimes you didn't. I hate Forte.



CODC-8982 Tokusou Exceedraft OP/ED
CODC-8983 Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger OP/ED (Promotional)
CODC-8983 Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger OP/ED
CODC-119 Kamen Rider SD OP/ED


FMDC-502 Tokusou Robo Janperson OP/ED
FMDC-503 Yuugen Jikkou Sisters Shushutorian OP/Sweet Dreams
CODC-138 Gosei Sentai Dairanger OP/ED
APDM-5001 Kamen Rider ZO Shudaika ED
VIDL-10346 Denko Chojin Gridman OP/ED
FMDC-504 Ultraman vs Kamen Rider ED
GSS-1159 Gosei Sentai Dairanger Kiryoku Disc (Promotional)
APDM-5005 Ultraman Powered OP/ED


CODC-383 Ninja Sentai Kakuranger OP/ED
APDM-5006 Kamen Rider J ED
CODC-487 Ninja Sentai Kakuranger Kakuredaishogun/Muteki Shogun


FMDC-517 Jukou B-Fighter OP/ED
CODC-615 Choriki Sentai Ohranger OP/ED
APDA-136 Hitomi Sudo Starlight Fantasy (Ultraman Powered)
FHDF-1464 MODE Wild Side (Jinzoningen Hakaider)
CODC-765 Jukou B-Fighter Black Beet/Mega Herakles
BVDK-1001 Scatultraman/Welcome to Planet M78


Alright, this is the year that Columbia went off of the deep end. With Forte now out of the way, Columbia now had three out of the four Tokusatsu franchises that aired in 1996 (Guyferd being the fourth...I have to get those CDs out of storage).

You might have noticed that there are quite a lot of Carranger singles. Yes, yes there are. I have them all no easy feat. Every single song from the three (!) Carranger song collections was featured on a CD single. The only Carranger songs not featured are the alternate version of Pegasus Thunder Go!Go!Go! (has only some minor backing vocal differences), the Zokuranger theme (which is a lightly reworked parody of the first Carranger Opening theme), and all songs from Merry Xmas! from Carranger except the title track. So in total, 28/39 songs have a Karaoke version. That's quite impressive!

It should also be noted that as the year went on, the cover art for the Carranger singles got progressively better and more creative. There were some duds, but the traffic safety/Abbey Road mash-up cover was pretty cute. Also the Carranger ONDO single includes a seperate lyrics sheet with a photo guide to the dance steps.

Best year for CD Singles? Yes, absolutely!

After Carranger, all songs from the first Song Collection for each Sentai between Megaranger and Timeranger were featured on a CD Single. So if you own the Singles, you only need the second Song Collection from each series to have them all...plus Karaoke versions!



CODC-879 Gekisou Sentai Carranger OP1/RV Robo
CODC-880 Gekisou Sentai Carranger ED/Oretachi wa Carranger
CODC-881 B-Fighter Kabuto OP/Ryoute de dakishimetai
CODC-882 B-Fighter Kabuto ED/Wake Up Justice
CODC-922 Choko Senshi Changerion Opening Theme Single
CODC-936 Gekisou Sentai Carranger OP2/CATCH THE WIND
CODC-937 Gekisou Sentai Carranger Signalman/Seishun Circuit
CODC-961 Gekisou Sentai Carranger Zonette/Kokoro no mama ni
CODC-962 Gekisou Sentai Carranger Dap no uta/Kuru! Kurumagic Power
CODC-983 Gekisou Sentai Carranger Carranger ONDO/Pegasus Thunder
CODC-1000 Gekisou Sentai Carranger Utaou! Kotsu Anzen/Dakara Tatakau
CODC-1001 Gekisou Sentai Carranger Gekisou Taisou Carranger/Shoot! Carranger
CODC-1002 Gekisou Sentai Carranger Kumori Sora no yoru dakara/Carranger Kagayaku
CODC-1009 Choko Senshi Changerion Ending Theme Single
CODC-1021 Gekisou Sentai Carranger VRV/Dokomademo, Itsumademo
CODC-1022 Gekisou Sentai Carranger Victrailer/Kazoete Battle da! Carranger
CODC-1046 Gekisou Sentai Carranger Yumemiru LoveLove Rajietta/Red Zone Battle wa Bin!BinBin!
CODC-1047 Gekisou Sentai Carranger Merry Xmas! from Carranger/Gekisou Machine Daishugo
CODC-1048 Ultraman It Was 30 Years Ago (30th Anniversary)


CODC-1166 Denji Sentai Megaranger OP/Install! Megaranger
CODC-1167 Denji Sentai Megaranger OP/Denji Gattai! Galaxymega
CODC-1168 B-Robo Kabutack OP/Super Dream 13
CODC-1169 B-Robo Kabutack ED/Do Up!! Kabutack
CODC-1202 Denji Sentai Megaranger Degitank/Multiweapon
CODC-1203 Denji Sentai Megaranger Cyberslider/Cosmic World
CODC-1233 Denji Sentai Megaranger ED2/Mighty! Megaranger


CODC-1423 Seijuu Sentai Gingaman OP/Chikyu ni hikaru o
CODC-1424 Seijuu Sentai Gingaman ED/Mugendai no yuuki
CODC-1431 Tetsuwan Tantei Robotack OP/Wonder Power Robotack
CODC-1432 Tetsuwan Tantei Robotack ED/Aishuu Wonderful Bow
CODC-1484 Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna OP/ED
CODC-1490 Seijuu Sentai Gingaman Gingaioh/Kiti o muke
CODC-1491 Seijuu Sentai Gingaman Misetsukero Seijuu Tamashii!/Ginga Tensei! jikuu o koete
CODC-1514 Seijuu Sentai Gingaman Unare Juugekibo! Juugekiha!/Gingapink Saya! Hana no Senshi
CODC-1655 Tetsuwan Tantei Robotack ED2/GET HIGH!


CODC-1699 Moero!! Robocon OP/ED3
CODC-1700 Moero!! Robocon ED1/Oozora no tobu youni
CODC-1705 Kyuukyuu Sentai Gogo Five OP/Go! Five Go! Fight
CODC-1706 Kyuukyuu Sentai Gogo Five ED/Kinkyu Gattai! Victory Robo
CODC-1724 Kyuukyuu Sentai Gogo Five Hashire Goliner! Sukue 99 Machine/Tango Psyma
CODC-1725 Kyuukyuu Sentai Gogo Five Yuuki wo nakuseba/Psyma~Hakai no rakuin
CODC-1743 Kyuukyuu Sentai Gogo Five Cho Kyodai Robo!! Grandliner/Kyuukyuu shouka~son bousai kenkyujo uta
CODC-1758 Moero!! Robocon OP2/ED2
CODC-1770 Moero!! Robocon Kitto Daijoubu/The Sound Of The Wind


2000 was pretty much the end of the 3" CD Single format as it most famously known. 3" CD themselves kept going through 2002, but were sold inside 5" CD slimcases beginning with the final two Kuuga singles. By the time Abaranger started in 2003, the CDs themselves were 5" CDs while keeping the four song format. Eventually they would experiment with the six track single by the time Shinkenger rolled around, but this isn't something they have done every year.

Anyway, I'm rambling. This was the beginning of the end for the golden years of CD Singles.



CODC-1833 Kamen Rider Kuuga OP/ED
CODC-1837 Mirai Sentai Timeranger OP/ED
CODC-1851 Kamen Rider Kuuga Try&Chase/Power of Soul
CODC-1852 Mirai Timeranger OK! Timerobo/ai taiyo
CODC-1875 Kamen Rider Kuuga Red Desire/Blue Higher
CODC-1876 Mirai Sentai Timeranger Timeshadow~sugatanaku otomanaku/Who Are You?
CODC-1877 Mirai Sentai Timeranger Frozen Beauty/CHI-KA-RA 2000
CODC-1894 Kamen Rider Kuuga Believe in Miracle/Edge of Green
CODC-1895 Kamen Rider Kuuga Bara no okite/Purple Pride
CODC-1896 Mirai Sentai Timeranger Kakusei! V-Rex Robo/T.I.M.E. Timeranger
CODC-1901 Kamen Rider Kuuga It Comes Rain/Beatchaser 2000
CODC-1902 Kamen Rider Kuuga Rising your power to gold/Sokoki Gouram
CODC-1911 Kamen Rider Kuuga Tanpopo no ohana/Say Alright!
CODC-1924 Joe Odagiri "t"/sora e tobu toki (Kamen Rider Kuuga)
CODC-1925 Bricks Carry On/yuuki wo kureta hito e


So there you have it. This is the basic framework of something I hope to build up to be useful...or atleast a little bit informative.

Thanks for reading. I will be back next time with Sentai Music Collections!



  1. That's a one heck of CD collections you got there.
    I like the picture you posted there (and on Twitter!). I like that you included Ultraman VS. Kamen Rider! YES!
    I REALLY like the packaging of 3" CD Singles.
    There's something nostalgia and magic about those CD, that I just can't grasp what it is. It's just... AWESOME.
    I'm bit surprise you own Power Rangers Japanese dub music, despite the fact you're not interested in the series. Oh well. I guess some (or every) American/Western tokusatsu fan has to own one or few Power Rangers related merchandise at some point.
    Those were the days that CD was top of the industry.
    Granted, even to this date, CD is still going strong in Japan, but it's not the same as it was in 90's, since it has been overshadowed by popularity downloadable service like iTunes and WinAmp.
    Those were GOLDEN era of tokusatsu (especially '93~'95).
    Even not-so-good company like Forte released descent amount of music (even though their release were rubbish, but that's beside the point).

    Carranger sure had a lot of singles. No wonder it's one of your favorite sentai series.
    I guess Toei has been milking the series a lot to bring back the fans from Ohranger "failure". Christmas one is the best IMO.
    I noticed that '93 CD singles are from 7 DIFFERENT series! While it's not the most amount of singles (which was '96), it had most varieties. Interesting.
    No wonder '93 was so AWESOME! LOL

    Looking forward to see Sentai Music Collections.

    1. I tried to make the selection of CDs in the picture as random as possible. Since Carranger had so many singles, that's how two of them ended up in there.

      There are three Japanese Power Rangers dub singles. I think I got them all in one very cheap shot circa 2000. One is just the MMPR theme song (meh), the other two CDs are actually pretty good. One is a by a band called "modern grey" and the other is by "Roll Days". I definitely like the modern grey single better, even though it's only one song.

      Japan is amazingly behind-the-times when it comes to a lot of things. Laser Discs only died ten years ago. Hahaa.

      Forte...ugh...they suck. Of the singles I have listed above, the Blue SWAT, Shutshutorian, and Janperson ones have Karaoke versions on them. B-Fighter and Ultraman vs Kamen Rider don't. The Hakaider single with the two KYOKO songs on it lacks Karaoke. That's the main reason I haven't really gone out of my way to find it.