Power Rangers to Skip Go-Busters and Adapt Kyoryuger in 2015
After the combination of two Sentai shows for one series, Saban Brands is looking to defy tradition again in 2015 by skipping a whole season for the 22nd iteration of Power Rangers.
Saban Brands has announced today that the next season to air on Nickelodeon in 2015 will be titled Power Rangers Dino Charge. The show will be an adaptation of the current season of Super Sentai, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, which will see its final episode air today.
On February 15, fans will see the return of Power Rangers with the latest season, Power Rangers Super Megaforce. While keeping the suits seen in last season’s Power Rangers Megaforce, which were adapted from 2010’s Sentai series Tensou Sentai Goseiger, the Rangers will use a power-up mode that will allow them to use new suits and new powers stemming from 2011’s Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. Following the trend, many suspected that Saban would continue on and create a new season of Power Rangers based off of the Sentai series, Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, which aired in 2012. But, it looks like that will not be the case. For the first time in Power Rangers franchise history, a Sentai series will be completely skipped without any suit or mech adaptation.
Here is an exerpt from the announcement summarizing the plot of the next season:
“In Dino Charge, the Paragon Prisms were given to a dozen dinosaurs for safe keeping by an alien, but they were lost when asteroids hit the Earth and wiped out the dinos. Now in the present day, an intergalactic bounty hunter starts sniffing around Earth looking for the Prisms in order to harness their power and annihilate the world, so a team of Power Rangers forms to find the Prisms first and fight the bounty hunter and other threats with dino-powered swords, blasters, Zords and Megazords.”
Source: USA Today
February 8, 2014 at 8:54 am
Patrick Achtelik (@PatrickAchtelik)
February 8, 2014 at 10:01 am
On the Power Rangers fanon wikia is a page about a *fan fiction* called Power Rangers Dino Charge. This page was created January 5th. I find it highly unlikely that a large company like Saban would produce something with the name of a pre-existing property, meaning they can’t copyright it. I could be wrong, but I think the USA Today either messed up its research or pulled a prank.
February 8, 2014 at 1:46 pm
A fan fic can not claim trademark rights to a title such as that. That’s ridiculous.
February 8, 2014 at 1:39 pm
Go-Busters doesn’t really scream “Power Rangers” to kids, so it makes sense. Plus, zord builder systems would be hell to figure out for GB.
February 8, 2014 at 7:49 pm
I showed my little cousins in the Philippines episodes of Go-Busters last year and they immediately screamed out “Power Rangers!” without me even telling them what it was.
July 19, 2014 at 1:57 pm
Wow! Your cousins sure are smart Dryedmangoez. But I bet they knew by the “its morphin time” hehehe.
February 8, 2014 at 9:47 pm
@dryedmangoez I’m rather sure colourful helmeted individuals would scream Power Rangers to anyone, let alone children – heck, I know of colleagues of mine who call Kamen Riders Power Rangers.
But unlike the “simplistic” styles of the other 37 sentai, GB poses a complicated suit design that resembles too much like a real spy suit.
February 9, 2014 at 7:16 am
“complicated suit design”, are you serious? Go-busters’ suits were so simple that its blandness hurts.
i also heard they were cheaper – that’s why they would often film “damaged” suits, as they were easily replaced.
February 10, 2014 at 4:24 am
@Fly Yes i’m serious, lol. I’m not talking quality, I’m talking visuals. Look at their suits. Compare that to something like the Magirangers. … yes they were bland and ugly.. and that’s b/c they were too complicated for a ranger suit 😀
July 19, 2014 at 1:54 pm
Yay. I wanted to be the pink ranger but my family couldn’t afford it. But I can’t wait for Dino Charge. Wow! Hehe.