Today’s episode is a weird one. It’s The Power Trip’s first solo episode, with Nathan doing more comic book coverage…except it’s a manga…about the first Super Sentai…so it’s only peripherally related to Power Rangers. Anyway, thanks to Seven Seas Entertainment (who also translated and published the original Kamen Rider manga), Americans can now experience Himitsu Sentai Gorenger, which was created in 1975 by the Jack Kirby of manga, Shotaro Ishinomori. But if you read this graphic novel, be prepared for it to feel more like James Bond than Power Rangers. All the tropes aren’t quite there, but it definitely feels like the prototype for both the Sentai and Ranger legacies. Plus, there’s a giant robot brontosaurus and a cameo by Robbie the Robot. ‘Nuff said!
Our theme song was created by J.P. Gant (follow him on Twitter: @HomebrewedSD). We also use tracks from Super Sentai Complete Works 30th Anniversary album. We also used “Kuro No Kikoushi” by Hirokazu Umeda (as x10). All film and audio clips belong to their respective copyright holders, and no infringement is intended or implied.
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