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This South Korean POWER RANGERS Spinoff Looks Explosive, Bizarre, and Fun

While Power Rangers seems like a distinct part of American 1990s nostalgia, the show was actually adapted from an original Japanese series called Super Sentai. Now, South Korean production company Daewon has its first original Super Sentai adaptation, and the first trailer for Power Rangers: Dino Force Brave looks pretty wild (via io9).

This is the first time that Daewon has shot its own footage with new actors. The plot isn’t a direct adaptation of the Japanese original, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger (which came to America as Power Rangers: Dino Force). It’s more of a “next generation” sort of thing, as io9 puts it. The aesthetic looks a lot like the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers we grew up with. Baddies still have awkward, bulky costumes, and while the giant robots have been updated to CGI (as opposed to people in funny suits fighting near scaled down buildings), they’re still super campy. Also, there are tons of explosions.

Our English-speaking brains can gather much about the characters from the trailer above, but they seem to fall into distinct and goofy archetypes. For instance, Tokunation says that Brave Red Dino is “described as a dragon child,” while his Blue and Green counterparts are “a handsome boy” and “a cute little brother,” respectively.

If you like your Power Rangers goofy, this looks like the solution for you. If you have the means to watch South Korean television, the 12-episode season premieres on April 1, and we just hope this isn’t an elaborate April Fool’s gag.

Featured image: DAEWON 대원미디어


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