Thursday, May 16, 2013

Super Megaforce: Ranger Classifications

The following is for those who have NOT seen Gokaiger and want to be spoiled. If you already saw Gokaiger OR don't want to be spoiled, then don't continue reading.
Most of these things are from Gokaiger and being carried on to Power Rangers Super Megaforce. Evidenced by shooting footage, them sticking to footage of Sentai with Samurai and Megaforce and also Fury Diamond saying that only Gokaiger Ranger Keys will be used and not Spirit Rangers and Titanium Ranger.
1. Ranger colors
Before Gokaiger started, fans thought that the Gokaiger would only become the color they are assigned, like Pink would only be Pink Rangers, but in fact the Rangers take the color in order of the team. For example, if the Super Megaforce Rangers become MMPR, Green becomes Black. If they become Wild Force, Green becomes Black and Pink becomes White. But when a team doesn't have Green or Pink like Ninja Storm, Green becomes Crimson and Pink becomes Navy. And with RPM, Pink becomes Black. In the case of Dino Thunder, even though there are 5 Rangers---White is considered a Sixth so Pink won't become him when they do a tribute. Well in Gokaiger, she does once, they did not use this in Super Megaforce. 

 2. Gender Swaps
If the previous Yellow Ranger did not have a skirt, Gia gains a skirt for them like Yellow Wind Ranger, Yellow Mystic Force Ranger, Yellow Mighty Morphin Ranger, Yellow Galaxy Ranger, etc. Same goes for formerly female Blue Rangers. If Noah becomes Blue Wind Ranger or Blue Mystic Ranger, he gains a male-version of the suit without a skirt. Same goes for any other suits, they gain or loose a skirt. In Gokaiger, this happens to equivalents of Navy Ranger, RPM Ranger Black, Rhino Ranger, etc. These gender swaps do not apply to the Extra Heroes like Wolf Warrior, Shadow Ranger, and Sentinel Knight.
3. White Dino Ranger, RPM Ranger Silver and Robo Knight considered Sixth Rangers
This made debate in Gokaiger and I am sure there will be more debate when Super Megaforce episodes air. The Silver Super Megaforce Ranger has 15 'sixth' rangers that help him with his powers, they appear on a special armor powerup he has. Even though White Dino Ranger is technically a fifth ranger in Dino Thunder, he is included. This was probably done to have the Dino Thunder influence in Silver's zord because he is a sixth Ranger. RPM Silver is probably included because she and Gold are a duo. Some people thought Robo Knight more of an Extra Hero but here he is considered a sixth ranger.
4. Nova Ranger, Phantom Ranger, Titanium Ranger and Spirit Rangers not included.
Even though Nova Ranger has a Japanese counterpart DekaBright in Dekaranger, she will not be featured in Super Megaforce because she did not get a Ranger Key in Gokaiger. Phantom Ranger has the equivalent of VRV Master in Carranger but he did not get a key. Fury Diamond reports that the American-made Rangers won't be getting keys, so that means no keys for Titanium, Bat, Shark and Elephant Rangers. Fans are truly sad about the exclusion of Titanium Ranger, I have already talked about that. Thanks to Morphin Madness, Phantom and Titanium Rangers will get keys.
5. The Extra Heroes
Here are the 10 that are considered 'Extra Heroes' by Gokaiger and hence get Ranger Keys in Super Megaforce: Blue Senturion, Magna Defender, Wolf Warrior, White Mystic Ranger, Shadow Ranger, Kat Ranger, Sentintel Knight, Camile, Dai Shi, and Lauren the Red Samurai Ranger. Many people wondered why Ninjor's equivalent was not included but he appears in a later episode, the Kakuranger tribute and he did not participate in the Legend War. Also people did not understand the reason the female Red Samurai Ranger was included because her powers are basically the same as her male counterpart. The idea is whoever participate in the Legend War, let go their powers and got a key. But with Super Megaforce, anything happens without explanation.

6. Aka Red
Aka Red basically means 'Red Red,' he is the representation of all past Red Rangers. He first appeared in Boukenger 30th Anniversary Special 'Boukenger vs. Super Sentai.' The logo on his chest representing the 30th anniversary changed to the 35th, he served as a mentor to Gokai Red and appeared in flashbacks and a quick cameo at the end. He only interacted with Gokai Red and Basco, a villain who betrayed Gokai Red. There has been debate among fans if he will be on the show or not. There is very little footage of him and the logo on his chest would have to be changed for Power Rangers. Fans have wanted Phantom Ranger from Power Rangers Turbo to take that place. Why? Well, Phantom Ranger was a mysterious hero with no real identity. And one of the plans for him was to the representation of past Rangers. So fans think he would fit the bill. I personally doubt we will see either. Now that 8 eps of Super Megaforce have aired, it seems we won't get either.

 7. Lost Power Alums
In Gokaiger, all the past heroes fought in the war and gave up their powers and those powers became Ranger Keys. So the former cast alums had no powers now. But they could take their key back, their morpher would appear and they could change instantly. In Gokaiger, this happened for the three Hurricangers (Ninja Storm) and Black Condor of Jetman (which did not become PR). They might change it around in Super Megaforce.

Polls: Early May 2013


 Now with the logo, set shooting pictures and news on cameos, what do you think of Super Megaforce so far? 
Very Excited
  23 (30%)
  16 (21%)
  32 (42%)
Not so excited
  10 (13%)
Don't Care
  7 (9%)
Bad Outlook
  20 (26%)

What do you think about Rhett Fisher being univited to guest star in Super Megaforce?
Bad Idea
  61 (72%)
Maybe invited later
  24 (28%)
I didn't Know
  8 (9%)
Don't Care
  8 (9%)

 Who do you regret is not going to be a guest in Super Megaforce?
Matt Austin (Bridge)
  50 (57%)
Karan Ashley (Aisha)
  36 (41%)
Steve Cardenas (Rocky)
  44 (50%)
Rhett Fisher (Ryan)
  55 (63%)

What do you think about reports about Saban Brands not forking out a lot of money for cameos of past Ranger actors?
  69 (81%)
  5 (5%)
Don't Know
  12 (14%)
Don't Care
  8 (9%)

Relax People: Guest spots on Super Megaforce

A.K.A. Lavender Ranger's Speculations for Super Megaforce
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Monday, May 13, 2013

SPOILERS: Super Megaforce #7

 UPDATED 5/15/13 11PM EST
So this week we got some fresh news, some confirmations at guest spots and plenty declines.

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Jushen Zhanjidui

I know I am a little late to the game but I just discovered this. Jefusion reported on this back in November.
 This is a Tokusatsu from China called Jushen Zhanjidui, which means "Giant Gods Battle Attack Team" I think the series began in November and it is still going on.

 There is six members but the series starts out with three members: Red, Green and Blue; the females are Blue and Yellow. Much like the Grandsezar or Goseiger, the team is split into different sub-groups.

 This is them in their cockpit, which I rather like. Red, Green and Blue are part of the Ren (Man) Team, Black and Yellow part of the Sky Team and Purple is the lone wolf of the Earth Team.

 The Sky team controls the Phoneix, Eagle, and Lion Holy Beasts, and can form the Sky Team Robo and the Earth Team controls the Wolf, Dragon, Tortoise, and Tiger Holy Beasts, and can from the Earth Team Robo.

Three mecha are Giant God Team Robot, Giant Land Team Robot, and the Giant Sky Team Robot.

The Ren Team controls the Gorilla, Shark, Boar, Bear, and Bull Holy Beasts, and can form the Giant Team Robo.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

TentoRaiger: A third Gouraijer for Akibaranger Season 2

For the preview of Episode 7 for Season 2, we see the Gouraijer (Thunder Rangers of Ninja Storm) with Jakanja symbols (the bad guys of Hurricanger) on their chests and a third member.
General Pain has a white figure which looks like a Gouraijer and it might be the new one in question. Maybe he's a monster too.

 Unlike the Gouraijer, he has silver arms and legs but has similar gold armor and knee pads. He had like white 'diapers' and a silver mouthplate. The helmet is similar to Hurricane Yellow's.

So hopefully before Friday we have a better picture. Some people say his color is Gold, I see it more like a mustard.

How Kabutoraijer is a dark version of Hurricane Red, Kuwagataraijer is a darker blue, so it makes sense this would be a dark yellow.

I totally forgot about that fans are grumbling about the Hexagon. What exactly is Hexagon? Well the one behind the Scorpion Rain hoax (along with Derik Smith--it was a bridge from Zeo and Turbo), story editor of Wild Force, "Reinforcements from the Future," and "Forever Red" Amit Bhaumik. Before Disney let everyone go, he made up an idea for the Hurricanger footage for what eventually became Ninja Storm. The idea was called the Hexagon which was going to tie up past plot holes, have different teams of Power Rangers against each other and give the Thunder Rangers a third female Dark Yellow Ranger. So seeing this, fans consider this a shoutout to Amit. On Twitter, he fans the flames, saying it probably is. But I doubt it. Most Sentai crew have no idea that there are American fans and neither does Saban Brands knew we knew about Super Sentai. Anyway fans can dream.

Update 5/18/13 6pm EST:
 Tentoraiger is female and has the symbol of a ladybug. She is played by Nao Nagasawa, who originally played Hurricane Blue in Hurricanger. Tentoraiger gets the other Gouraijer to form the Jakangers as Jakan Yellow.