Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Some Power Rangers Fans Still Call Super Sentai "Power Rangers"

It's kind of something that there are Power Rangers fans who saw some episodes or even a complete season of a Super Sentai series yet... they still call it Power Rangers. These kinds of fanboys are the type to say "huh" when they hear the words "Super Sentai" and are the type to make comments like:
  • Power Rangers is originally created by Toei and Saban franchised it for the American audience so Toei could make sales in America.
  • Goranger was the first Power Rangers show.
  • My favorite Power Rangers seasons would be Shinkenger, Dekaranger, Boukenger, Lost Galaxy, Lightspeed Rescue, Time Force and Timeranger.
  • My favorite Power Rangers girls are Hikaru, Momoko, Haruna, Trini, Kimberly, Cassie, Jasmine, Sakura and Mako.
  • The last Power Rangers series I saw was Shinkenger. Saban will make the American version by 2011.
  • Power Rangers in Japan is more serious than Power Rangers in America. It's even more violent during its early stages.
  • There's a Power Rangers conference in Japan going on and I'll be going there to see it so I can see the differences between Toei's original and Saban's adaptation.
Strange isn't it? Hee hee. I admit I've met some people who talk like that.

The terms "Power Rangers" and "Super Sentai" are almost alike. Super Sentai means "Super Task Force." A task force can mean a group of rangers. Power can be similarly used with super as well. So in short, Power Rangers is almost synonymous to the term Super Sentai.

I think it also has to do with the fact that although Super Sentai came first, the Power Rangers craze had managed to delete the word Super Sentai from common day to day fan conversation and calling every Super Sentai season as Power Rangers.

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