The children and teenagers of the 90s still remember with nostalgia the appearance of this exceptional series, Power Rangers. The pink, yellow, red, sky blue and dark blue Power Rangers, these superhumans who fight evil and are able in the blink of an eye to go from being happy teenagers to warriors, have made a whole generation of young viewers dream again. But what is the origin of Power Rangers? How did this successful franchise, which has already lasted over 30 years, come into being?
From Super Sentai to Power Rangers
The story of the Power Rangers didn’t begin in 1993 when the first film was released in the United States, but in the mid-70s in Japan with the birth of the first Super Sentai. The original Super Sentai series was released in 1975. The expression “sentai” is composed of two “syllables”, in Japanese, two “kanjis”. The first “戦-sen” means fight. The second kanji “隊-tai” means squadron. In short, the Sentai are combat squadrons. In 1975, the first animated drawing that laid the foundations for the Super Sentai was created. It was Goranger. Faced with his success, another one was created, JAKQ. Although less popular than the previous one, it still encouraged the authors to be interested in the genre. These two animations weren’t yet considered as Super Sentai since the franchise was still nonexistent. The franchise was finally created in 1979. The first Super Sentai is an adaptation of Spider-Man: Battle Fever.
Only in 1995, 20 years after their creation, Goranger and JAKQ finally joined the Super Sentai club. But three years before, a new Super Sentai was released: Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger. The production company Saban Entertainment gained the rights of this Super Sentai. It was produced in the United States under the name of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the beginning of their story.
The Future of the Power Rangers Franchise
Today, Power Rangers is one of the most popular franchises. Besides cartoons and series, several films have also been shot. It is popular among both adults and children. Many people who buy a computer or refurbished macbook pro 2015 use a picture of the Power Rangers as a background image. The popularity of Power Rangers and the Super Sentai is not about to disappear. Big or small, every human being dreams of being a superhero.