Power Rangers turned 25 last month, but the series it owes its existence to—Toei’s tokustatsu icon Super Sentai—has been around since 1975. Ever wondered what it took to turn Spandex-clad Japanese heroes into all-American Power Rangers? Here’s a handy video guide to the secret behind every Power Rangers show.
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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.