Friday, 7 August 2015

Secret Origins Of The Japanese Superhero Show That Became Power Rangers

image credit: Kikomachi

If you look at the picture above, you probably think of the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, costumed heroes who have been kicking their way across TV in different incarnations for nearly 20 years - but you'd be wrong. These are actually the Zyurangers, the stars of a Japanese TV series that inadvertently spawned a global sensation.

Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger is now known as the progenitor of Power Rangers but that almost wasn't the case. American audiences could've experienced the wave of mania that accompanied Mighty Morphin Power Rangers almost a decade earlier - and it would've been thanks to Marvel founder Stan Lee.

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