In the 25 years since Power Rangers first began, it's only skipped adapting the current Super Sentai series three times. Now, for its 2019 season, Power Rangers is going back and bringing one of them to western audiences: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters.
Whenever you think about Power Rangers, chances are you think about the American adaptation of the Japanese live-action kids series Super Sentai, a show about brightly coloured spandex superheroes dramatically flipping away from pyrotechnics. But the toys based on the various TV series are just as important to the franchise. And now, for the first time in Power Rangers history, someone else will be making them.
Starting today, Twitch is streaming all 23 completed seasons of Power Rangers as one of the most absurd marathon binge-watches in recent memory. If you, perhaps, don't have the time to watch 17 days worth of television, then we're here to help with a few suggestions for the episodes you absolutely need to watch (or rewatch).
Last week, we told you about the weird case of Korea's first fully-fledged adaptation of Super Sentai -- Power Rangers: Dino Force Brave, an original continuation of the Japanese show that would be adapted into Power Rangers: Dino Charge here in the West. Well, now there's footage from the new show, and it's even weirder than we expected.
Although the Power Rangers and Super Sentai franchises have been forever linked since Power Rangers began 24 years ago, the Western side of things has never had creative input on the making of the Japanese show -- it has simply been left to create its own series out of Super Sentai footage. That's changing this year.
When you think of a superhero team, your mind probably wanders to the Avengers or the Justice League. In Japan, most people would immediately cast those heroes aside in favour of one of the many incarnations of Super Sentai, the masked heroes who have been a huge part of Japanese culture for over four decades. Want to know more? Here's our handy guide.