MangaUK To Release Power Rangers on DVD Later This Year
05/01/2017 Leave a comment
In a rather surprising, but exciting announcement, Manga Entertainment UK have revealed that they will be releasing the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series along with the more recent Power Rangers Dino Charge and Power Rangers Dino Super Charge onto DVD later this year.
Specific release date details have yet to be confirmed; but each ‘variation’ of the Power Rangers will be released as complete season sets with the first season of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series being released in April with the remaining seasons to follow afterwards. Upon completion of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers MangaUK will then release Power Rangers Dino Charge and then it’s sequel Power Ranger Dino Super Charge. In any event; exciting times lie ahead for fans; as Andrew Hewson, Marketing Manager at Manga UK, explains:
“Another fantastic franchise to add to our ever expanding catalogue of successful brands. This is an amazing opportunity for us to work closely with Saban Brands to bring this iconic and much beloved franchise to UK fans!”
Although technically Power Rangers is not anime it is an americanised adaptation of the Japanese Sentai Rangers TV series and, more importantly, Johnny Young Bosch (the Black Ranger from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) did go on to voice many anime characters; specifically Ichigo from Bleach.
Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: In 1993 two unsuspecting astronauts unleashed the greatest evil Earth had ever known: the heinous witch Rita Repulsa. In the 20 years since, with each new villain more sinister than the last, the citizens of Earth have relied on the Power Rangers to protect them. As a superhero team comprising “teenagers with attitude”, the Power Rangers must use their individual strengths combined with the virtue of teamwork to vanquish their foes, keeping Earth safe for another day.
Power Rangers Dino Charge: Millions of years ago, an intergalactic bounty hunter named Sledge tried desperately to capture the 10 mysterious Energems, each capable of filling whomever possessed them with incredible powers. Keeper, the wise and ancient guardian of the Energems, entrusted each Energem to the Earth’s mightiest beasts, the dinosaurs, for protection. Centuries later after the dinosaurs went extinct, some of the Energems were discovered by humans. Those who proved worthy gained the ability to morph into Power Rangers. But now, Sledge has returned and has vowed to capture the Energems at all costs. It is up to the Power Rangers Dino Charge to hunt down the rest of the Energems and defeat Sledge once and for all!
Power Rangers Dino Super Charge: The Power Rangers continue their search for the Energems after Sledge’s defeat, but soon learn that his most dangerous prisoner, the evil Heckyl, survived! In light of this new threat, Kendall creates a powerful new Dino Charger that unlocks the Red Ranger’s T-Rex Super Charge mode! It will take every Zord, Megazord, and Dino Charger in the Power Rangers’ arsenal to finally unite all ten Energems and save the universe!
It’s expected that Manga Entertainment UK will use masters created by Shout Factory! in America, although it will remain unclear until the discs are released in the near future.
In any event both long-time, and new-fans, should be excited that Power Rangers is finally getting a complete release within the UK as previously only ‘volume releases’ were made available; with the most recent being Power Rangers Samurai.