Some interesting news have surfaced regarding the next Sentai season, Uchuu Sentai Kyuuranger. For those who have been following Greg Mitchell, who was the former Senior Director of Marketing for Bandai America, was looking into future endeavors. It looks like one of the projects he was involved in was the creation of the next Sentai season. This is a pinnacle of involvement between the Power Rangers and Super Sentai production since both teams never were this involved in the past. While footage from the Sentai seasons were used to produce episodes of Power Rangers, this is the first time the company is directly involved in producing a Sentai series.
Greg recently had a short interview with No Pink Spandex, where he explained his side of the involvement with the project.
“We got brought in pretty early on and got to hear what the creative pitch for the show was, which was a space zodiac cosmos type of thing which we get excited about. (Bandai America) got to help at the conceptual stage to think about what could the zords be, what could the weaponry be, what would be the Ranger Key or Dino Charger?”
“Think about Captain America. He used to wear red white and blue spandex. His costume became more cool and tactical looking. He aged up the look of a classic hero. We were constantly bring up examples like that never to undermine what makes Power Rangers Power Rangers but to say, let us help to form the shape of Power Rangers as respectively as possible to make it competitive as possible in the US.”