Super Sentai is one of the Tokusatsu franchises originating from Japan which to this day still airs on TV stations in the country of Sakura. The franchise, which is also owned by TOEI, has had dozens of series that have been broadcast since 1975.
Super Sentai was also later purchased by Haim Saban for broadcasting rights and property to produce an American version of Sentai called Power Rangers. The adaptation began in 1995 under the title Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
In this list, Dafunda will review five Super Sentai series that have never been adapted into Power Rangers.
And it should be noted, of course we started this list since Mighty Morphin Power Rangers aired. So the previous sentai will not be on this list. Without waiting any longer, let’s get right into the discussion.
Super Sentai Series Not Adapted By Power Rangers
1. Gosei Sentai Dairanger (1993)
Wait a minute, wasn’t this costume from Sentai used in the second season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers? Indeed, the costumes of the Gosei Sentai Dairanger were used in the second season of the series.
But unfortunately, we still don’t count the costumes as adaptations. Even the costumes used from Sentai which aired in 1993 were only Kibaranger (White Ranger) costumes which were useful as a form of upgrading Tommy (who was previously Green Ranger).
2. Ninja Sentai Kakuranger (1994)
Ninja Sentai Kakuranger also shares the same problem with Gosei Sentai Dairanger. As a result of Saban being too comfortable with Mighty Morphin’s success, his sentai costume was only used as an upgrade in the third season.
3. Ressha Sentai ToQger (2014)
If the previous two can still be said to have had a better fate, unfortunately not for this one series. The series that aired in 2014 was skipped by Saban and preferred to adopt Sentai afterward.
4. Uchu Sentai Kyuranger (2017)
This space-themed series is actually very suitable to be adapted into Power Rangers. Considering the theme of outer space and aliens has often been a fixed formula in their chosen Sentai adaptation.
Unfortunately, Kyuranger failed to adapt and the next Power Rangers Adaptation chose Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters. We assume that Kyuranger is not adapted because of the large number of members. So the Power Rangers are less daring to act.
5. Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger vs Keisatsu Sentai Patranger (2018)
Actually, this one series has a pretty interesting concept. Where the Sentai troops have two opposing camps. Namely the stronghold of the police and the stronghold of thieves. But again, Power Rangers was reluctant to adapt this one series for various reasons.
First, this sentai theme is not at all suitable when applied to American audiences. Second, Power Rangers are actually an army that saves the earth from monster attacks. Not fighting with other troops like in this one Sentai series.
So, those were the five Super Sentai series that weren’t and may not have been adapted into Power Rangers. Hopefully with the passage of time, these series can be adapted to Power Rangers, yes.
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