Power Rangers Using Less Super Sentai Footage Soon To None

In a recent development for the Power Rangers, it’s evident that the story uses less Super Sentai footage in the episodes and soon it will be none.

The Illuminerdi sheds light as to the reason why latest episodes have less and less Super Sentai footage in the episodes of Power Rangers. In fact, information tells that soon Super Sentai footages will no longer be used for Power Rangers.

Way back in 2020, news broke out that Hasbro will discontinue their partnership with Toei. This includes the use of footage from Super Sentai for the Power Rangers television series. Illuminerdi reports that Super Sentai will no longer be a factor in production for Power Rangers. By 2021, Power Rangers Dino Fury is the last season of the franchise upon expiration of the Nickelodeon contract.

At the time, the production of the series moved from Allspark to eOne. The latter being the production group behind Peppa Pig. In turn, this gave way to speculations that Power Rangers will have its animated adaptation in the future.

Power Rangers Using Less Super Sentai Footage Soon To None

Power Rangers Using Less Super Sentai Footage Soon To None

Image: Hasbro

In a more recent interview, Power Rangers stars Russell Curry and Chance Perez, share their views of this move away from Super Sentai. Curry is Zayto the Red Dino Fury Ranger. While, Perez is Javi Garcia the Black Dino Fury Ranger.

When asked whether they think the show is getting into a time that it’s becoming less reliant on the Super Sentai footage and whether Power Rangers can stand on its own, Curry answered:

Yeah, it’s definitely the direction that we headed with season two, especially. It’s really, really great to see our amazing stunt team just make everything their own, and create these amazing action sequences. We have a really cool mix because our second unit directors, we had Akihiro Yuji who’s been on Power Rangers since day one.

Which being on set with him and with a legend who created something that I love growing up is like, “Oh my gosh, Yuji San. So amazing.” And then we have Kenji who is brand new to Power Rangers. It’s his very first time. He brings this freshness. And all these crazy things that I’m just like, “How did you think of that?” It’s great to just see those guys shine, and our entire stunt team, and stunt performers shine and make it their own.

To this, Perez said:

If I may. Kenji on, it was during the first week of us doing the training. I remember him, he’s like, “yeah, punch him as hard as you can.” And I’m like, “Are you sure?” He’s like, “They’re stuntmen. Do it!” I’m like, “Okay.” And I’m like, I hit him really hard. And he’s like, “Oh, I’m okay. Again.”

And he’s like, I want to create a new kind of Ranger. I’m like, “What do you mean by that?” I want the intensity to be shaking your hands. I’m getting really into it. But just seeing him so passionate about what he wants these Rangers to be, and what he wants them to embody. I knew it was going to be something special from jump.

Power Rangers Using Less Super Sentai Footage Soon To None

Power Rangers Using Less Super Sentai Footage Soon To None

Image: Hasbro

It would appear that relying less on the Super Sentai footage gave the Power Rangers production more room to develop their identity. In terms of the fighting and the delivery of the scenes, because they use less of the footage, the scenes are more close-to-home. It seems to even help the actors get further into their characters for the new episodes and eventually new seasons.

Ever since 1993, Power Rangers have been tied with Toei’s Super Sentai. It has even become their charm. Generations of kids grew up imagining themselves don the costume and imbibe the characters they see in the television series. With people who are old and new to the series behind the production, Power Rangers will definitely find its presence more vividly. Hopefully enriching their own identity to begin with apart from Super Sentai.

Curry and Perez stars in Power Rangers Dino Fury together with Kai Moya as Ollie Akana the Blue Dino Fury Ranger, Hunter Deno as Amelia Jones the Pink Dino Fury Ranger, Tessa Rao as Izzy Garcia the Green Dino Fury Ranger, Jordon Fite as Aiyon the Gold Dino Fury Ranger, Jared Turner as Void Knight, and Jo Davidson as Solon.

Simon Bennet is executive producer of the series with Olivier Dumont, Stephen Davis and Brian Goldner. Becca Barnes and Alwyn Dale are also series producers.


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