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.
[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.
My point is that we should all calm down, for us that are outraged and we weren't promised anything (which sounds rough but it is true). While the fandom is going crazy, Saban Brands is just fine, they are going as business as usual. For them it is just, Shinkenger for Samurai for 2 years, the next series being Goseiger and it for another 2 years and then the next Sentai. I am pretty sure there is a rule they can't skip a series. I am sure those comments of Pirates are just some people in the company but Gokaiger will still get adapted. For years, fans have said one series would get skipped for one reason or another but it never did. For example, Go-Onger was thought to be skipped because of the suits and goofiness of the zords but RPM was made; Shinkenger was thought to be skipped because 'it was too Japanese' but we got Samurai for TWO years; and I thought Gosieger was going to be skipped because it didn't fit the 20th anniversary and Gokaiger was a better fit. But Saban Brands saw other wise. Stuff will always going to upset somebody (I remember being upset about Heath Ledger being cast as the Joker---boy, was I wrong) but I am happy to say Saban Brands has appreciated us. Evidence being them making an appearance at the Power Morphicon and Fury Diamond saying that they appreciated that fans told Powerrangers.com of typos and mistakes.