So far the names were changed. We have Jayden, Kevin, Mike, Mia and Emily. Cooler than the previous names which were Reese, Baron, Perry, Sadie and Ava.
How do I think it will differ from Shinkenger? Well here are some:
- Since the red ranger, Jayden, is American so it's most likely he's no shadow warrior and just your American guy interested in martial arts.
- Although their mentor is played by an American, but in the script he's most likely Japanese. Naming him Takeru may be tribute to the original series. So I think the mentor will not be serving as an attendant to Jayden but the regular Sentai mentor.
- Probably these guys know nothing about kanji except for the Asian ranger Mia.
- Maybe and just maybe, Saban will attempt to make it a funny series. Then again, Shinkenger wasn't that serious either.
- Maybe Asian red rangers just don't click with America. I think that's true so I can understand that.
- Jayden may turn out to be half-Asian himself. Who knows? Some half-Asian, half-Americans even if their father is the one who's Asian look more American.
- Mia may become either like Cassie Chan or Trini Kwan in personality.
- Only if people didn't criticize Trini Kwan's existence as racist, maybe we'll get another Asian yellow ranger with a tough personality that can drive her team crazy. I would actually have preferred an Asian yellow ranger over an Asian pink ranger.