If you’ve been following RangerCrew’s blog from the Licensing Expo than you’ve been getting quite a lot of good information including the first images of the MegaForce logo and posters, a new 20th Anniversary Poster and much much more!
I chose to skip a certain quote on the site from yesterday, and I won’t quote it now, because I wasn’t quite sure how to use it and it turns out that the quote was changed today because it was false and miscommunicated. RangerCrew asked Saban Brands about their decision to go forward with a Goseiger Adaptation and not Gokaiger (which would be much more ideal for a Power Rangers anniversary).
Let’s just say it seemed as if we wouldn’t see a Gokaiger adaptation at all. This, as it usually does, set Twitter, Blogs and Message Boards afire with a lot of bad reaction! How could it be possible that due to this flimsy reasoning they would skip one of the arguably BEST Sentai seasons ever?!?! A lot of people, including myself, were really pissed off and soon the mourning over the death of a Gokaiger adaptation began.
“They are unable to skip a season, which makes sense because Goseiger comes before Gokaiger. Gokaiger fans will be very pleased when the time is right.”
As it had been rumored for years, Saban is bound and is unable to skip any of the Sentai seasons. I am not sure what the exact terms of this agreement is, but we can be sure it stems from Dairanger’s suits and story being skipped in 1994. I would also think that with their agreement Toei wants to make money off of Power Rangers and keeping Saban bound to translate all of them in order is ideal!
As with Power Rangers Samurai and Power Rangers Super Samurai, the Goseiger adaptation will be split into two 20-Episode arcs with Holiday specials and perhaps Movies sprinkled in there. RangerCrew reports this deal is due to Nickelodeons requirements, which IMO sucks. I would imagine the previously copy-written Ultra MegaForce is the title for Season 2, but that’s just speculation!
While most of their interview had to be off record just now, RangerCrew was able to provide us a few tidbits on how MegaForce will be different in 2013-2014 than its predecessor Samurai. According to the interview the creative process with MegaForce is much more extensive to deliver a better product for an Anniversary Season.
MegaForce will also not follow the lines of its Sentai but will follow an original story-line with 5 Teenagers with Attitude and tend to mirror Mighty Morphin’ in context. The GoseiKnight character is set to appear early on in the series and Season 2 of MegaForce was quoted as being “Crazy!”
I know that I cannot wait to see the teaser next month and get the hype started for a new season!