If you thought America had the monopoly on superheroes, these Japanese superhero franchises beg to differ. We’re looking at our favorite superhero franchises from Japan, be they animated or live action. These heroes will stare evil in the face and proudly say, “I must succeed!” WatchMojo ranks the best Japanese superhero franchises. What’s your favorite Japanese superhero franchise? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Super Sentai and Kamen Rider are fantastic, and have both inspired American versions(Power Rangers and the lesser known Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight which only lasted one season. PR has obviously lasted far longer than that).