UPDATED 6/14/12 9:14 AM EST
I have been told by fans that I try to calm fanboys and unite together fans that might not agree. Last year when Megaforce was copyrighted and fans saw the 20th anniversary logo at the Toy Fair, fans have been debating over if Gokaiger or Goseiger would be adapted as Megaforce.
The reason is that fans wanted Gokaiger (pirate theme) adapted instead of Goseiger because it had more of an anniversary feel. Gokaiger, for those who don't know, had the power to transform into past rangers and got visits from past heroes, who had lost their powers. And there was a big war featuring many previous heroes, which is referred to as the Legend War. It was reported that Toei would reshoot the Legned War for Saban. Goseiger is just fine for the 20th anniversary because the main five have the same colors as the original MMPR team and have certain elements that resemble Zordon and Alpha, which are referred to as Gosei and Tensou in the press release. I have to admit that I was disappointed when Gokaiger was not picked. I supposed that Goseiger could had been skipped and adapted after Gokaiger. But I have hope Gokaiger will be adapted afterwards, hopefully 2015 because of the unspoken rule that no Sentai season can be skipped.
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[Fury Diamond has since removed this mis-communication off his blog. For who don't know what we are talking about, Fury Diamond spoke to some represenatives and he couldn't get a solid response from why Gokaiger was not used. It is supposed that Gokaiger's pirate theme was more focused for boys and they didn't like the stealing and plundering. The next day, Fury Diamond wrote they officially said that they are unable to skip a Sentai series. But it is officially an mis-communication and let's just scratch that off the record. One might call it 'damage control' but I think it is a good reason (the no-skip rule) and nothing to fight about.]
This has set the fandom on fire in just mere hours overnight. Fans are upset at the notion that Saban representatives believe Pirate theme was not appropriate and that stealing and plundering was not a good (Tell that to Jake and the Neverland Pirates - Updated 6/13/12 4pm EST). My argument is that Gokaiger did not steal or plunder, if they did it was minor and they could be ignored in a PR adaption. The main focus of the Gokaiger was to gain the approval of past teams and earn their powers.
Some fans bring up one Megazord combination for the upcoming Megaforce that looks like a pirate. I beleive they will still show it. But yes, it is a bit hyprotical but I think the executives that spoke to Fury Diamond were not aware of the fact. The other Samurai combination (Beetle, Swordfish and Tiger) appeared on the show but not in merchandise (sans for the individual toys) so I suspect the same would happen next year. This pirate-like Megazord is not the whole theme, so it is understandable to be overlooked.