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LUPINRANGER VS PATORANGER – The Next Generation of Super Sentai [UPDATED with First Picture]

LUPINRANGER VS PATORANGER – The Next Generation of Super Sentai [UPDATED with First Picture]

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Update: A new image has revealed the suits and weapons of the teams, found at the end of our original post below. It's a new day for fans of the long-running Super Sentai franchise, as word trickles slowly down the superpowered pike that those lovable, multi-colored hero teams are getting a makeover for their 42nd entry into the television saga. I thought the star-spanning quest of 2017's Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger was an interesting departure, with its enormous team of twelve protagonists fighting to save a future universe from an oppressive empire, but it seems Toei Company and TV Asahi are doubling down on that idea and giving us a story with not one, but two teams in a single series. Not only that, but these teams are being set against each other as enemies and rivals. The official ti...
AKIBARANGER’s Wada Masato Marries Yoshiki Risa of GO-BUSTERS

AKIBARANGER’s Wada Masato Marries Yoshiki Risa of GO-BUSTERS

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Wedding bells are ringing this season as two actors from the long-running Super Sentai television franchise have just announced that they've tied the knot. In 2012's Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger, Wada Masato played the lead hero Akagi Nobuo aka Akiba Red in his late night parody series. In the very same year, Yoshiki Risa was holding it down for the mainstream series Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters as Sakurada Rika, big sister of Sakurada Hiromu, Red Buster himself. Suffice it to say, there's a lot of red in this new super-family. The announcement came on November 22, 2017 with a photo of the happy couple. Truly, the fulfillment of a dream for the diehard Super Sentai fanboy, Nobuo. We wish Wada and Yoshiki all the best.   You might also like: Talk About Lucky! (That’s an Ord...
Get Ript With These POWER RANGERS T-Shirts

Get Ript With These POWER RANGERS T-Shirts

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Let your geek flag fly with these Power Rangers themed t-shirts. From the pop culture alchemists of RIPT Apparel, these pieces make the perfect gift to yourself or to that special Ranger fan in your life this holiday season. For years, RIPT has made it their business to find every angle for the enthusiastic nerd to express their fandom and capitalize on that passion, lovingly mixing and matching various bits of fan culture. Here's a sample of their work with the spandex-clad heroes of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Keen eyes may quickly notice a few shoutouts to other titles in the greater sci-fi and fantasy community in these works. Most notably references to Godzilla, Star Wars, and Game of Thrones, to name a few. If you're wondering where the rest of the Ranger franchise is, ...
Talk About Lucky! (That’s an Order): An UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER Review

Talk About Lucky! (That’s an Order): An UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER Review

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I was determined not to come back with another Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger review that talked predominately about lead character Lucky, but it seems my fate was written in the constellations. This show, about a team of futuristic space trekkers boldly going up against the Jark Matter Empire, quickly became a new favorite for me, winning me over with its adventurous theme, great characters, and fun ideas. To this day, my feelings in that regard have not changed. Though I suppose I've squished those sentiments into a tiny side pocket now that the show has so aggressively pursued one of Super Sentai's worst habits: Putting an inordinate amount of attention onto the dude in red. The luckiest liberator in the whole wide universe is not only the unofficially official leader of this enormous team...
Shout! Factory’s SEIJUU SENTAI GINGAMAN Release Date

Shout! Factory’s SEIJUU SENTAI GINGAMAN Release Date

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Shout! Factory has officially announced the release date for Seijuu Sentai Gingaman, the latest in their complete season DVD sets of the Super Sentai franchise, from which Saban's Power Rangers saga was adapted. The 1998 fantasy adventure followed five young heroes from a mystical realm sent to the human world to protect it from the invading Barban Space Pirates. It was adapted shortly thereafter into the star-spanning Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. Gingaman is noted for its unusually low-tech approach in contrast to its counterparts in the 1990s, conjuring memories of otherworldly epics like Lord of the Rings and King Arthur. Riding into battle on horseback with mystical sabers, they fought alongside enormous, organic creatures called Seijuu (Star Beasts) that only later were sheathed in...
LIVEMAN’s LiveRobo & Live Boxer Join the Super Mini-Pla Line

LIVEMAN’s LiveRobo & Live Boxer Join the Super Mini-Pla Line

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Today, Erasu tweeted out the finalized promotional images for the next Super Sentai Super Mini-Pla toy releases! These new Super Mini-Pla sets are based on LiveRobo and Live Boxer from Choujuu Sentai Liveman. The images show that both LiveRobo and Live Boxer will be able to combine into Super LiveRobo. Pre-orders for both items have now opened up at online retailers with the intended release for March 2018. However, Super Mini-Pla Live Boxer is P-Bandai exclusive, which means it harder to obtain and higher in price. Below are image galleries for both mechas:   Super Mini-Pla Liverobo Super Mini-Pla Live Boxer   For those who have not seen, Choujuu Sentai Liveman is the 12th installment in the Super Sentai series. The series consists of 49 episodes, and ran from Feb...
Dynaman English Dub: Three New Episodes Go Dyna-mite From Night Flight

Dynaman English Dub: Three New Episodes Go Dyna-mite From Night Flight

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Those of you looking to get more of that Dynaman goodness from last month are in for a treat. The 1986 classic parody dub of Japan's Kagaku Sentai Dynaman is back with more episodes to stream from original distributors Night Flight. As previously reported, Dynaman, in all its wacky glory, was one of America's first official glimpses into the world of Super Sentai, years before the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers would take households by storm in the 90s. Originally, the niche streaming service Night Flight Plus had only offered three episodes to watch, but now they've doubled that digit for more color-coded explosions to sate your appetite for tokusatsu's early English-language oddities. Whether one chooses to watch them with an earnest appeal, as an anthropological look at the special e...
Infini-T Force: When Worlds Collide – The Journey So Far

Infini-T Force: When Worlds Collide – The Journey So Far

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When the lead heroes of four of Tatsunoko Productions' most beloved anime series are plucked from their separate stories and thrown into the CG animated blender that is Infini-T Force, the result is a surprisingly sensitive, character-focused musing on life, which just happens to have a truckload of explosions. Having been fed a steady diet of the shake-and-bake battle marathons of the tokusatsu subgenre, where some crossovers are more about how many collectible toys can be mixed and matched between the characters than how any of their lives may be affected by it all, this was a refreshing ride. That's not to ignore the many times heroes of Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, Ultraman and the like gather up from their respective continuities and tear up the battlefield. Indeed, many of those a...
Watch: Power Rangers Hyperforce Episode 2

Watch: Power Rangers Hyperforce Episode 2

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As reported last week, Hyper RPG has begun its new streaming series Power Rangers Hyperforce, the live tabletop RPG show, courtesy of Twitch. Continuing with their releases of each episode recording, the show's second episode has dropped. And hopefully, you've still got a bit of the Halloween spirit left in you, because Hyperforce definitely does. The costumes are out in full force for this 2.5-hour episode, including a pretty spiffy samurai outfit for Power Rangers star Paul Schrier, whose list of credits in the franchise is as long as a Chrono Saber, not limited to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers in Space, and of course, Power Rangers Samurai. In all that time, he's never quite known what it's like to be a Ranger himself, though...
Watch: Power Rangers Hyperforce Episode 1

Watch: Power Rangers Hyperforce Episode 1

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Last week, Hyper RPG hosted the new Twitch streaming series Power Rangers Hyperforce, a live tabletop role-playing game experience based upon the Power Rangers brand. If you missed out, don't worry, you're not alone. Hyper RPG's got your back, with a handy recording of all of the proceedings from their premiere episode, the first of 25 planned installments in this streaming project. As mentioned previously, the first episode featured the return of Erin Cahill, known to many fans as Jen Scotts, the Pink Ranger from 2001's Power Rangers Time Force. She brings her personal brand of awesome to the proceedings as this new team of heroes treads ground no others before them have. The arena of interactive RPGs. https://youtu.be/4X0CxlxoagY Though it may not be everyone's cup of tea, and som...