5 Super Sentai Series Not Adapted by Power Rangers

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)

Gosei Sentai Dairanger
Gosei
Sentai Dairanger | TOEI Company

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
Ninja
Sentai Kakuranger | TOEI Company

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.

Besides

that, another reason why Kakuranger couldn’t be adapted for them was because of the poor implementation of the story relate with children and adolescents in the US. Which is actually quite ironic because the ninja theme was finally used in the later Power Rangers series.

3. Ressha Sentai ToQger (2014)

Ressha Sentai ToQger
Ressha Sentai ToQger | TOEI Company

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.

The

strong reason why Saban missed this series is that the themes and costumes don’t match the US image. Trains are not something children like. While on the set of Power Rangers, not many train lines were used.

4. Uchu Sentai Kyuranger (2017)

Uchu Sentai Kyuranger
Uchu Sentai Kyuranger | TOEI Company

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)

Lupinranger vs Patranger |  TOEI Company
Lupinranger
vs Patranger | TOEI Company

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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