Really now Alex, it’s hard to believe a Japanese show about adults wearing colorful spandex fighting funky suited villains using catch phrases can be as awesome as “Justice League Unlimited.” How can you even mention the two in the same sentence? Besides “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” will always be the best!
Yup, I used to think the same thing. Let me tell you about how I came to be a fan of Super Sentai, which was actually not too long ago. I had known Power Rangers dubbed footage from their Japanese counterparts but never once thought of watching it. Like a majority of American children in the 1990’s I was a huge fan of Power Rangers from its initial debut. I owned all the Power Ranger toys as a kid, had VHS tapes of episodes, and dressed as the White Ranger during Halloween. As I grew up into my teen years, I had developed other interests but still lightly kept up with the Power Rangers franchise up until Dino Thunder. High school soon hit and by then I was completely out of the game.
Years later in 2011, now as a member of the American workforce and in the television industry, I came across a screenshot of what looked like hundreds of different Power Rangers teams gathered together. This greatly peaked my interest and through my friend Google, I had discovered the identity of this nostalgic image. Only it wasn’t what I had thought it was.
Yes, this was the story of how I came to be a fan of Super Sentai, 35 years into its run by the way of Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger.