Next "Power Rangers" Goes More Upbeat

A return to the dinosaur theme for Bandai and Toei's reaction to under-performing "Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters"

Meet Juuden Sentai Kyoryuger, the dinosaur themed 37th entry in the Super Sentai series, from which Power Rangers is localized. Bandai's president has blamed under performance of last series, Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters on its dark tone, so Kyoryuger aims to be an upbeat, fun outing, with lots of music and "ridiculously" powerful heroes.

 

The cheery music will be more western, with samba accompanying the heroes' attacks. 

 

The Kyoryugers are composed of Red, Blue, Green, Black and Pink with Pink being the only female hero and no Yellow included for the first time since 1986's Dengeki Sentai Changeman. This team will pilot  five mecha, which form a three-piece main robot with one main body piece and two arms.

 

The similarly buoyant Kamen Rider Fourze's Koichi Sakamoto directs with Riku Sanjou (Kamen Rider W, Digimon Xros Wars, Beet the Vandel Buster) writing.

 

  

The dinosaur theme was previously used in Kyouryu Sentai Zyuranger, the 16th series, which became the original  Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger, the 27th, which became Dino Thunder Power Rangers.


 

In June, Saban Brands announced that the 2013 installment of the Power Rangers franchise will be Power Rangers Megaforce, which will incorporate footage from the angel themed 2010-2011 Super Sentai show Tensou Sentai Goseiger. The 20th anniversary Power Rangers will be replacing Samurai Sentai Shinkenger-based Power Rangers Super Samurai on Nickelodeon.

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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