Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Gokaigers will be in Megaforce!

I've already written about how Japan's 35th Anniversary Sentai series, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaigers, they had a group of Pirate Rangers that could transform into any of the previous Sentai teams. Well, that was two years ago that they celebrated their 35th Anniversary over in Japan.

Here, in the United States, we are celebrating our 20th Anniversary of Power Rangers. We are celebrating with Power Rangers Megaforce based on the Tensou Sentai Goseigers, the 34th season of Super Sentai that came out immediately before the Gokaigers. So what's the big deal? Why did this need a dedicated post?

Well, Power Rangers is taking Japan's concept of being able to transform into any of the previous sentai and adpating it for their own Rangers. The first season will be adapated from Goseigers (Angels) and the second season will be adapted from Gokaigers (Pirates). I knew a full adaptation of Gokaigers (Pirates) was going to be impossible for us, but I guess I can see why they did it this way. They wouldn't be able to use all of the Sentai footage anyway. Overall, I have to say that I'm pretty excited about all this and can't wait to see how it all plays out in the end. I know if I was a kid, I would go crazy over something as epic as a team of Power Rangers that can transform into all the other Power Rangers before them.

Well, I have to say that I'm excited to see how this series plays out and I'm happy to see how much they're doing for the 20th Anniversary of the show in terms of merchandising. There's the ever elusive Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Power Morpher (Toys 'R' Us exclusive) and the 20th Anniversary release of the original Megazord. I grew up on Power Rangers and it's kinda cool to see all this stuff making a comeback. I get a real kick out of watching the original series with my nephew for the nostalgia but he LOVES the show too, especially the Dragonzord!!! In any case, Power Rangers Megaforce is on Hulu if you can't catch it on TV.

I hope this guy makes it into the show!!!