Saturday, August 6, 2011

Poll Results: Saban's Power Rider/Power Rangers Samurai Season 2

Saban has just copyrighted the name 'Power Rider.' If this is the new name of Kamen Rider, what do you think?
Horrible - 144
Maybe - 74
Don't Know Yet - 72
Cool - 57

Have you accepted there will be a 2nd season to Power Rangers Samurai?
Of course - 157
Nope - 80
Dont' Know - 57
Not Yet - 41

Next Week Gokaiger Episode 25

Hurricanger are back, Yousuke seems happy about it, or am I misjudging the leather pants.

It seems Gai will go over teams they have powers from and others they don't.

It seems Marvelous, Joe and Luka are paying tribute to other teams that started with Red, Yellow and Blue with Liveman and Abaranger. I wouldn't put it past them to become Sun Vulcan as well.

Abaranger and Liveman

Furai Maru

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The History of the Ranger Central Site

Every so often explain how I came to work on Ranger Central and how it exists. It is one site, along with Rangerboard, Rovang's Writer's Guide to the Power Rangers Universe and that has lasted so long. I, Lavender Ranger, found out about Sentai in 1997 (thanks to Ranger Central) and made my own webpage in 1999 initially called Super Sentai/Power Rangers Fansite. Ray, 'ZyuRay' on Rangerboard, created Power Rangers Central ( around 1996 or 1997, I'm not sure, I've never e-mailed or chatted with him. So how did I come to be co-webmaster if I never had contact with him?

Above logo I made back in 2000 when I renamed my site 'Sentai Time Capsule' and decided to cover stuff before Zyuranger, since my site was just stuff from Zyuranger to Timeranger (remember, this was 2000). In 2002, I decided to quit and gave the site to a friend online Mike Bastian. We eventually became site partners, he was more organized than I and handled the code. So from then on, like now, I covered the writing, web site image grabbing, and facts and he covered codes, images and scanning and editing. We expanded the site to be like Rangercental andcover all Super Sentai seasons. I know my grammar is not great, some stuff is from other sites and wikipedia, I did change around the words and rarranged with theasuras. And there are some pages that aren't fleshed out because I haven't seen the show. We have looked for help for a long time.

Around Dino Thunder or SPD, Ray gave his site away to Mike, just to archive. Mike did want to archive but I wanted to expand. We got Poweranimals to help as well. I didn't really did things for PRC until 2007, I mostly covered Time Capsule. I basically wrote the episode guides for Operation Overdrive and RPM, and translated the whole PRC site in Spanish. Mike expanded into Toku Cental and Kamen Rider Legacy sites about two years ago and I helped write for that stuff (mostly wikipedia I know). Anyway that's how I got involved with PRC. So now Mike merged all the sites together into PRCU in order to make things easier and we can treat the whole site as one. And yes, many have complained about the name--- that Kamen Rider is not Power Rangers and all the other Toku. But we are just using it as an umbrella term.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Gokaiger Stageshows

These are from various stageshows from various blogs and websites in Japanese. Some have a date and some didn't, so if you don't see the date it is because I don't know. Some pics I don't know what site I got it from either.

Go-On Blue, Yellow Racer, GingaPink, Shishiranger and VulEagle.

In May stageshow, MagiPink, DekaGreen, GaoRed, BoukenBlue and GekiYellow

I don't know who the purple/white chick is.

Fighting some stage-exclusive villains.

They also did this one in April, GokaiPink as DekaRed, GokaiGreen as MagiRed, Gokai Red as ChangeDragon, GokaiBlue as GingaRed and Gokai Yellow as Shinken Red.

In June stageshow, GokaiGreen as GekiRed, Gokai Pink as Shinken Red, GokaiYellow as Go-On Red and Gokai Blue as Gosei Red. I made a mistake, Pink was Shinken Red and Yellow was Go-On. I'm obsessed with seeing a female Go-On Red from the stageshows, I've been searching and searching through the internet, I can only find female DekaRed and female Shinken Red--which is great but still.
Pictures from

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Poll Results: Samurai Season 2/Girls

Would non-Japanese badly made monsters for Power Rangers Samurai Season 2 ruin it for you?
114 (46%)
133 (53%)

What would you like for the monsters in Season 2 of PRS?
Leftover Shinkenger monsters
91 (40%)
New Japanese monsters
66 (29%)
New Saban monsters
52 (22%)
All of the Above
118 (51%)

What do you not like about Power Rangers Samurai?
Shot by shot remake of Shinkenger
132 (55%)
126 (52%)
92 (38%)
77 (32%)

What do you like Power Rangers Samurai?
Shot by Shot remake of Shinkenger
98 (46%)
43 (20%)
54 (25%)
128 (60%)

Do you think Saban/Bandai should do Girl dolls like they did with MMPR?
136 (57%)
47 (19%)
72 (30%)

Which products do you prefer Saban Brands to do exclusively for girls like they did in MMPR hayday?
36 (19%)
48 (26%)
103 (56%)
53 (29%)
103 (56%)
57 (31%)
66 (36%)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Guest Stars for possible Gokaiger adaption?

 UPDATED 9/12/11
They don't necessarily have to get these actors, they an get other colors depending on the schedules of the Power Ranger actors (since we don't see most of these transformed) or if they can ship them to New Zealand. Most likely they will do Red Rangers since Red is like the representative of both franchises. I just thought it would be fun.

Atsushi Hashimoto appeared as Kai Ozu/MagiRed on Episode Three of Gokaiger. Firass Dirani played Nick on Mystic Force and I don't know where he is right now, but he is from Australia so depending on his schedule, it might be available for an episode.

Ban/Deka Red appeared in Episode 5 and we also saw Doggy Krueger and Deka Yellow, they don;'t necessarily have to get them and it also depends if those actors (John Tui and Monica May) are free. was a character-development episode. Brandon Jay McLaren (Jake) is from Canada and so are Matt Austin (Bridge) and Chris Violette (Sky) and it depends on their schedules, they can get either one of them since they are set in the future and they can get anyone from the future.

Jan/GekiRed appeared in Episode 7, Jason Smith is from Australia so it might be easy to get him back. Jan had a martial art training class, Casey could have the same.

Kaneko Noboru/GaoRed appeared in Episode 9 and they shipped Rick Medina Jr. to New Zealand to be Deker for Samurai, so I'm sure he can be around for Cole. Fans might be like, oh won't people get confused? but in reality, they could just change his hair and get him in his old jacket and it'll be fine. Gao Red had become a veterinarian and I guess Cole could be too. The Gokaiger had to find Anamaria and I am sure the Power Rangers can too.

Karou Shiba/Shinken Red in Episodes 11 and 12, they don't have to get the female Red Ranger (Kimberely Crossman of Samurai) and they could get Alex Heartman back.

Episode 14 featured Red Racer of Carranger, T.J. is in America, they would have to ship him to New Zealand. They could use Tommy but maybe for another episode. And it doesn't have to be Red, since we don't see him transform, they could easily get Justin (Blake Foster). I am sure fans would want Blake Foster for a Turbo episode. Rumors are that Saban has contacted Blake to guest on Power Rangers Samurai.

Episode 18 had Mikoto/AbareKiller appeared in a flashback along with in-suit Dragonranger and TimeFire who didn't speak. Since the counterparts White Ranger, Green Ranger and Qunatum Ranger aren't dead, they might have to change the story. Jeffrey P. (Trent) is from Canada, so they would have to fly him over too. They can't use the footage of Mikoto with the two in-suit Rangers, because of Mikoto and Gai but they could recreate it. They could bring Tommy (Jason David Frank) in and have White and Quantum in suits or a big get would be all three actors, two in United States (Daniel Southworth/Quantum) and one in Canada. I realize they need one of the three because of the Sixth Ranger Keys. they can't use say Wes of Time Force because he isn't a 'Sixth' Ranger but Mikoto and Trent weren't technically sixth, but the sake of this whole thing, yes.

Episode 20 had not only GingaRed but Kuro Kishi/Hyuga. Word is that Danny Salvin/Red Lost Galaxy Ranger has stopped acting, so he might not want to do it. But they could get someone else or just leave in with Mike. The Gingaman are from the Ginga Forest, the Gokaiger had to go near there, but in the PR universe, Lost Galaxy are from way distant space. The new Rangers could either travel to Mirinoi or Leo and Mike can go to them.

Hyuga was the main focus of the episode, they could get Matthew Lawrence, who is American and they can have you travel from US to New Zealand.

Episode 21 had Akashi/Bouken Red, since Mac/Red from Operation Overdrive is from Australia, they could easily get him. In Gokaiger, Akashi already gave them the powers in the 199 movie but most likely they will make the episode footage about the new Rangers earning the power from Mac after defeating a reincarnated Moltor.

In Episode 23, we saw GoPink, in following tradition, they could get Dana/Lightspeed Pink. They would have to get her to travel. Go Pink is a ambulance nurse and last we saw Dana, she was a nurse so it goes hand and hand.

Episode 25 of Gokaiger features the three Hurricanger transforming, so the producers would have to get all 3 Ninja Storm actors or skip the two episodes. They all reside in New Zealand and Australia, so it might be easy to get them.

 Gai/Black Condor from Jetman appears in Episode 28, Jetman was not adapted into Power Rangers---it was actually the series that aired before Zyuranger, the one that became MMPR. If the producers don't plan to use the non-PR adapted Sentai, they can just skip this episode, even though this is a beloved one from Sentai fans all over the world. And if they do choose to use it, they can get any new actor. Anyway, it is not uncommon for Power Ranger producers to skip Sentai episodes.

 In Episode 29, we see AbareBlue and Emri a.k.a. AbarePink, but since there was no AbarePink in Power Rangers, I guess they can get Ethan, Blue Dino Ranger. Ethan's actor is North American so they would have to ship him over. Abare Blue came in to tell the Gokaiger of a power that AbareKiller didn't mention to combine both of their robots. Ethan can do the same. They might have to cut out the AbarePink stuff since it didn't exist in Dino Thunder (it existed in SPD).

Episode 30 has Yellow Lion of Liveman, they can either skip the episode or use some of the footage, sans the Liveman stuff (which may be hard because the rangers not only become Liveman but also Denjiman). 

In Episode 31, we are to expect OhPink and OhRed. I don't think fans want Tommy for Red Zeo Ranger but we never know. They could bring both Tommy and Kat. Kat currently resides in the United States but she is from Australia, so I think she would be open to go to New Zealand, depending on her schedule.

 Episode 35 will have Sosuke/Go-On Red because the Mechafalcon and since they had a RPM-Samurai teamup in November 2011, they claimed the Ranger Red voice was someone else but fans are sure it is Eka Derville (above) so I am sure htye can get him back.

Most Super Sentai series are 50 episodes long, so most likely Gokaiger will be too. Most Power Rangers seasons have been less than 40 and even if more than that, they skip many Sentai episodes. Samurai for example have already skipped 5 episodes. So skipping episodes of Old Sentai (28, 30) can be doable. I also see them skipping 8 (Spy monsters), 10 (Blue & Yellow card game), 13 (Pink kidnapped), 22 (shooting star promise) and 24 (Jellishito returns).