Phoenix Ranger Featherman R is a famous TV show in the universe of the Persona series. It typically comes on Saturday night. It is a parody or homage to Tokusatsu programs like Super Sentai (Most likely Chojin Sentai Jetman and Science Ninja Team Gatchaman). The known team members are named after a type of bird, and they include: Red Hawk, Black Condor, Blue Swan, Yellow Owl, White Swallow, and Pink Argus.
All the main characters, except for Yukino Mayuzumi, role-played as these heroes during their childhood, wearing masks and dubbing themselves as the Masked Circle. The masks can be collected and serve as key items that will provide each character's Ultimate Persona, excluding Jun Kurosu's, who has already retrieved his own prior to the beginning of the game.
Ken Amada is embarrassed that he owns a Phoenix Ranger Featherman R action figure, since he's already established precocious maturity as an impression to his fellow SEES members. The show can be watched on the TV in the dorm every Sunday.
Kanji Tatsumi admits to having been a fan in his childhood. Naoto Shirogane's dungeon, Secret Laboratory, is also referenced as being similar to many of the secret bases found in such shows. In his job as caretaker, the protagonist watches as the children act out moves from the show. One kid in particular, Yuuta, enjoyed watching the show as he gets along with his stepmother Eri Minami.
In the events of the True Ending, Teddie will reference Phoenix Ranger Featherman R if talked to at the entrance to Marukyu Striptease by saying "I'll protect everyone! Phoenix Ranger Featherman Bear!"
In Persona 4 Golden, all the playable characters have Neo Featherman costumes that can be purchased from Okina City's Croco Fur.
- Protagonist: Feather Hawk (Red). The color of the leader as noted by everyone. Yukiko wonders whether she'll fight over the color if she was a boy.
- Yosuke: Feather Owl (Yellow). Yosuke wonders if he is the fat one, and Chie asks whether he likes curry.
- Chie: Feather Parakeet (Green). She remarks that green is the healing one. Teddie imagines her kicking down trees when she says that its the color of nature.
- Yukiko: Feather Argus (Pink). Chie did not expect Yukiko to watch tokusatsu shows, prompting her to say that "unless we defeat evil, we can forget about a bright future!". Game description refers to her as Feather Asas.
- Kanji: Feather Falcon (Black). Chie remarks that Kanji is better suited for the evil characters like the four kings that were defeated early in the show.
- Naoto: Feather Swan (Blue). Chie notes that the smart one wears blue, and Naoto explains further that Swan is the youngest in the group, but also a master tactician.
- Teddie: Feather Horned Owl (White). Teddie refers to himself as the Tidy Endorphin Power Stranger, a wordplay on the 90s live action children's television series.
Kids at the Inaba day care center are shown playing with a Neo Featherman toy, a giant robot. When Yu Narukami offers to pay for it, after the toy is broken, it is shown to cost 68,000 yen (roughly $700).
In one of his events, Joe mentions that he is a fan of the manga "Featherman: From The Ashes".
List of EpisodesEdit
- Episode 10: Instant Ramen Smorgasbord: Feather Swan!
- Episode 14: Lovebomb!
- Episode 15: High School Combat!
- Episode 16: Confusion in the Presses!
- Episode 17: The Priestess' Revival
- Episode 18: Death of a Condor
- Episode 19: Believe in Yourself!
- Episode 20: Married Life
- Episode 21: Trash Monster on the Move!
- Episode 22
- Episode 23: Here Comes a New Challenger!
- This episode included a special Apathy Syndrome announcement from Feather Condor.
- Episode 24: Giant Robot March! Icaras! Garuda! Combine!
- Episode 25: The Shadow's Half-Smile!
- Episode 34: Hawk's Betrayal!
- Episode 35: Passenger Pigeon Romance!
- Episode 36: Ant-Guy, The Walking Appetite!
- Episode 37: Here Comes The Emperor!
- Episode 38: Hammer Ambush!
- Phoenix Ranger Featherman R is an homage to the real life Tokusatsu series Chojin Sentai Jetman, having similar details and episode synopses between them. The characters also share the same names (except for Pink Argus and Blue Swan, whose Jetman counterparts are White Swan and Blue Swallow respectively).