Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Power Rangers Samurai


Even though I love Super Sentai much more, Power Rangers still remains a favorite of my early childhood. It was through watching Jungle Fury that got me interested in Gekiranger, and into Super Sentai in general. And Power Ranger merchandise still supply some good toys, without the extra cost of far east shipping.

I've kept my eye on the series, but it regrettably seemingly began to die on me. It was suddenly taken to ABCkids, a channel my satellite package didn't provide - so I never saw the adaptation of Go-onger. Then the economy began to tank - and I believe production costs just where not working for Disney. The series was announced as canceled, and it seemed like that was that.

Then Saban Entertainment, the original producers of the Original Power Rangers, bought back the property - and seem to be aggressively relaunching the series as "Power Rangers Samurai"

I have no idea what to expect on the quality, given the potential extensive editing Shinkengers might receive to "Americanize" it. Though it will at least be interesting to see what they can do. It's only a rumor, but there is a chance "Power Rangers Samurai" might run for two seasons. That sounds like it will give the series a chance to ground it's self - like it originally did when they kept mostly the same cast and costumes for three of the original Power Ranger seasons.

Anyway, their official website can be found here: Power Rangers Samurai

So, early 2011 the series will premiere on Nickelodeon. (A network my satellite does carry) So I'll keep my eye on it. I hope this means cool Shinkenger/Power Ranger action figures.

UPDATE

The first preview of Power Rangers Samurai has come out. I feel somewhat embarrassed by their catch phrase "Samurai Forever" - but it looks like they are giving some attempt to have the same "Giving up their normal lives to be Samurai" theme that Shinkengers had. Though the lame pizza joke gives me pause, I can't help but smile by seeing the Shinkenger footage mixed with the always catchy "Go, Go Power Rangers" song. This definitely will not live up to the quality and depth of Shinkenger, but it's still cool to see some of it finally being brought over the US for kids to enjoy.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Goseiger Changing Again?

Not many screen shots from this week's episode Goseiger. The Yuumajuu, having gotten rid of the traitor Buredoran, seems to be accelerating up plans to take out the Goseiger. On the horizon the Tower of Heaven is being reconstructed, meaning the Goseiger are due to get reinforcements and new power (the finale robot, perhaps?) What I'm wondering, though - are we going to see yet another Villain switch-up, like we did with the Warstar? We're now down to less than 20 episodes left. I can't wait to see what comes next!

GoseiRed
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GoseiPink
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Makuin
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Monday, September 13, 2010

GoseiPink and Other Images

Here are images from a GoseiPink-themed episode. Further down you'll also find some new Shinkenger screen shots as well. Enjoy!

Goseiger

GoseiPink
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Goseiger Group Images
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Shinkenger

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Shinken Yellow
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sorry, not many images of this week's episode of Goseiger. I couldn't find any Raws of the episode. BUT - Not to worry! I can always get screen shots at a later date once the Subtitled episode is put out (though Raws are preferable). Plus there are screen shots put up on Japanese Message boards every week - which definitely helps. (That's where these screen shots come from)

To make up for it, though, I'm proud to be able to put together a small page on the new Kamen Rider series. You can find that post here on my other blog: Kamen Rider OOO

Goseiger/Kamen Rider OOO
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Saturday, September 4, 2010

More Goseiger Scans

Here are two more scans I found. I also cropped together a two-pager myself to get a clear shot of the new mecha. I hope you like it.

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Goseiger Robot
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Felling a Bit Better

My shoulder injury seems to be healing on it's own. I can now lift my arm above my head without screaming. (That's a good thing!) Still has some healing to do, but I feel up to blogging again. So I'll be back to get screen shots next week. In the meantime, here are some newly released scan. Enjoy.

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Goseiger Robots
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