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TOEI Filming Power Rangers Legend War!

TOEI Filming Power Rangers Legend War!
RRR's Otoku had posted an interview from this year's February issue of Hyper Hobby magazine with TOEI executive Takeyuki Suzuki regarding the filming of the Legend War for the upcoming Power Rangers 20th anniversary series!

The interview basically confirms that TOEI is filming a Legend War consisting of Zyuranger onward teams, with an exception to the core five Dairangers. They initially intended on just removing the pre-Zyuranger teams but that will took them a lot of time so they decided to just film a new footage.

Here is the full interview courtesy of nerefir of Henshin Justice Unlimited:

HH: 2012 is also the 20th anniversary of Power Rangers, isn’t it.
Suzuki: At first we got an offer from America to do something like “199 Heroes,” but of course Power Rangers started with Zyuranger, so the characters before that don’t exist. “So just get rid of those parts.” (laughs) We can’t do that either, so the discussion became “Let’s just film new footage with the 20 years’ worth that we do need.”
HH: Power Rangers has already been re-imported and dubbed with the voices of the actors that played in the Japanese original. That’s very interesting.
Suzuki: Yes, once you get used to it, it’s very interesting. But there’s a cost to getting the actors to dub, so we can’t really do it much.
HH: Lately they have events even in Taiwan. In Asia, it’s not really “Power Rangers,” is it?
Suzuki: I suppose. Originally they would just broadcast the Japanese version in east Asia. They’ve been doing that in Taiwan for 7 years now. It’s not really profitable, but they wanted to try it out, so they did it. It’s gotten an unusually good reaction.
HH: So then, what are the prospects for Sentai, including Power Rangers, in 2012?
Suzuki: In America it will be the 20th anniversary of Power Rangers, so they have to put forth a lot of work. In preparation for that, they asked us to “film the parts with the Super Sentai (from Zyuranger on) in Japan.” We’re currently setting up for that.

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90 Responses
  1. i can't wait to see it just have to wait & see what sentai will be adapted ^_^

  2. Anonymous Says:

    everything that power rangers adapted. rumor has it that they won't adapt goseiger meaning goseiger won't be in power rangers pirates.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Goseiger also has to be excluded then, right?

  4. Anonymous Says:

    i just want to say, TOEI must work as a team with paramount or dreamworks, they've done transformers,real steel and avengers, ironman 1 and 2, any others,anyway power rangers must be different with super sentai

  5. Anonymous Says:

    another trash i wish that power rangers will never be aired in asia coz asians already have super sentai we dont need the american power rangers.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    if i did the correct count, we'll have 125 rangers with goseiger and gokaiger

  7. Anonymous Says:

    I'm asian and I grew up loving Power Rangers. Problem?

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Why do some people hate power rangers and other love it so much. Its like 4kids.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    hmm well if do explain some HUH like

    tommy being green MMPR, white ranger MMPR, & black dino thunder.

    also 4 of 5 turbo rangers being also space rangers.

    yea unless pull like time-warp or like reveal in RPM like alternate earth.

    give recall nearly all PR series exist same world expect RPM.

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  12. Anonymous Says:

    Why is power rangers liked. Is'nt for kids. Sentai is too but it has blood and other scenes like dairanger.

  13. sanji's eye brow Says:

    Now I know why Ninja man did not come back at the last episode of Gokaiger, its to prepare himself for the Power Rangers Legend War, since he wasn't able to participate at the Super Sentai Legendary!

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Tis is gong to be supremely superbly awesomely goodly fucking-awesomely damnly godly yahoo-ly OMG-ly fuckingly impossibly epic!

    Ultraman Exliar

  15. Anonymous Says:

    I'm glad it's Toei and not Kalish. I like PR and as a whole, I liked the Disney era, but Kalish went a wee bit overboard in either approving or allowing or requesting that every battle have at least eleventyfive explosions in it (the SPD/DT team-ups were particuarly painful, actionwise. Restraint, yo). I want to see Rangers, dammit.

  16. Anonymous Says:

    why is power rangers liked. is'nt it for little kids? sentai is too but it has blood and death especially dairanger.

  17. Anonymous Says:

    why is power rangers liked. is'nt it for little kids? sentai is too but it has blood and death especially dairanger.

  18. Anonymous Says:

    lets hope that there is enough communication between saban and toei. mmpr green, zeo red and black dino thunder cannot appears together. same with the turbo rangers (except justin) and some others

  19. Anonymous Says:

    ^ Yeah, plenty of Sentai blood and death nowadays too. So what were you saying?

    If the producers can actually get up off your arse and think of something creative, we get things like In Space and RPM. Have yo watched RPM at all? I can't say it has blood, but it features actual deaths unlike that crap Go-onger.

  20. Anonymous Says:

    I was excited, and then I remembered that they have a lot of explaining to do in terms of using all the teams...seeing as MMPR, Zeo, Turbo, and Space have a lot of overlapping rangers...and then Tommy was MMPR Green and White, Zeo Red, Turbo Red, and DT Black.

    They really need to work that out with a not crap explanation. Too much to ask for, I think.

  21. Anonymous Says:

    ^ Go-onger was meant to be comedic, while its Power Ranger version was made to be darker.

    When I heard they will skip Goseiger I thought "so Gai will be one ranger short?" then I remembered "Oh yeah, they have the American exclusive Titanium Ranger."

  22. Anonymous Says:

    Yes the Titanium Ranger is way cooler than freakin Gosei Knight. Thanks America for skipping Goseiger. And I wonder if Jarrod and Camille will be included in the war.

  23. Anonymous Says:

    i dislike power ranger but i stay neutral on the thing. i hate it when people try to make it mature like supernatural when it is not. that is annoying.

  24. Anonymous Says:

    I guess they'll say they made androids to harness the powers of rangers that had multiple suits.

  25. Anonymous Says:

    even more reason not to watch this PR season

  26. Anonymous Says:

    So no Legendary/Ancient Rangers. Crap.

  27. Anonymous Says:

    I wonder how to convince other PR Fans that still not aware that PR is just an adaptation of Super Sentai since Toei filming this war.

  28. Anonymous Says:


  29. Anonymous Says:

    yet got is how many past PR will they bring as well?

    give mention tommy is green mmpr, white mmpr, red zeo, & black dino thunder yea how get 4 sets of tommy?

    plus give mention 4 of turbo rangers tj, cassie, carlos, & ashley are space rangers as well?

    yea wonder pull that as well give some time or alternate world like rpm.

    give most PR series exist same world.

    unless make goseiger appear as messengers/summon all past PR to lead PR wars?

  30. Anonymous Says:

    since i am response number 28 today, i have multiple questions. my first question is.. since dairanger is being granted an exception due to not being adapted will they be used? my second question is how will the 6 goseiger be integrated? and my last question is since there will be 125 ranger keys for this adaptation in america, what does bandai japan do with the remaining 149 japanese keys if they have a plan behind that at all? and one more question is on my mind, since toei has control over this anniversary adaptation, does that mean saban is unable to produce by himself with his incompetent staff creating a storyline? i'm glad toei has this season, i personally did not want hiam saban producing this one at all, thank you toei for producing this one yourselves.

  31. Anonymous Says:

    First in regards with Tommy's 4 different powers I think the solution is obvious:

    Basco's Trumpet

    Perhaps in the Power Rangers adaption he (or possibly Billy) invented it to make use of Ranger clones but it gets lost along with the rest of the ranger keys.

    Also I think if they want this series of power rangers to be nostalgic they should give it this name:

    Space Pirate
    Power Rangers

  32. Anonymous Says:

    Is it confirmed to be a gokaiger adaption? Maybe goseiger will be the 20th anniversary and they will use cards to transform in to past heros like decade. XD

  33. Anonymous Says:

    it's pretty much being confirmed the space pirates over the angels. the goseigers can't be used due to following an angel theme.

  34. Herm the Germ Says:

    The whole "can't use Goseiger due to Angel theme" seems kind of silly a reason not to do it; for one, I distinctly remember watching a show on Nickelodeon about some Angel who had yet to earn his wings, so, eh.

    That said, the real reason, I think, for excluding Goseigers would be profitability in that there's no time for such an adaptation if one wants to do the anniversary in time, too, so, yah. :B

  35. Anonymous Says:

    that makes sense, how do they get integrated if at all.

  36. Anonymous Says:

    for those anon, please check your spelling. It's hard to read your comment with the various mistake in spelling and verb.

    Yup, Gokaiger certainly will be the 20th PR. Then Saban will throw a few Cpt. Jack Sparrow jokes in there to reduce the writer's script writing.

  37. Garland Says:

    @sanji's eye brow:

    Ninjaman =/= Ninjor.
    Gokiager =/= Gokaiger adaptation.

    An adaptation of Gokaiger has absolutely nothing to do with Ninjaman not appearing in the Legendary War or not appearing in the last episode of Gokaiger. Power Rangers does NOT tie in with Super Sentai at all. Two completely different shows. Different stories, different personalities, etc.

  38. Anonymous Says:

    It would have been cool to see Pre-Zyuranger in power rangers and Dairanger but oh well. It would be hard to explain everything. Hope it is good cause Gokaiger was a great Sentai series.

  39. Anonymous Says:

    You know what this means PIRATE CHANGE! MIGHTY MORPHIN! XD

  40. I think it's better if they say "There were associates and allies of Zordon that have had threats like this since 1975, and that's when they created the first Power Rangers(Goranger). Then An evil demon named Rita decided to strike America first, Which was a bigger threat than past villans, creating the first power rangers in america(MMPR)." Then they can do Goseiger's adaption, THEN Gokaiger's adaption with that story.

  41. Anonymous Says:

    You know it is possible for Power Rangers to adapt Goseiger without focusing on the angel motif, instead focusing on the Trading Card motif.

    Hell their blaster resembled a pokemon trading card battle board.

    Not to mention Trading Cards would be far more marketable than Angels.

  42. Saban is contracted to follow the next sentai series, but I would think that Saban (given that its the age of the internet and all) has seen or at least heard of Gokaiger and knows that its footage will be difficult to work with for the 21st anniversary season.

  43. I can't help but wonder if they'll ask Toei to make a Zyuran Gokaioh to replace Goran Gokaioh. Odds are they'll probably just skip it, since Goran Gokaioh only appeared in the movie and in episode 50.

  44. Stardust Says:

    Would have been so much better if the pre-Zyu rangers are included, maybe as rangers from other planets, hence why we never knew about them before.

    Especially since he said America actually WANT a "199 heroes" style.

  45. Scott Says:

    Interesting news. It would explain that leaked photo of the group transformed as Zyuranger with Ninjaman.

    Very curious how this will turn out. I also wonder how many past cast members they can get to guest star?

  46. Anonymous Says:

    You know, I don't think we should worry about how the Gokaiger adaptation will work. We need to worry about who will be the Legends appearing in the series

  47. Anonymous Says:

    Why do people keep forgetting about Goseiger? They keep on saying that they would have to explain about the teams of pre-Zyu and Dairanger when if they are going to skip Goseiger that they would have to explain them too. I know I sound like I am whining, but it is sad to see that Goseiger is forgotten and ignored. (It is also fustrating to be the only Goseiger fan, but that doesn't really matter)

  48. Volt Says:

    I can imagine a lot of loud "Hyaa!! Hyaa!! Hyaa!! Hyaa!! Hyaa!!" in that scene. since all of those PR seasons has those parts.

  49. Anonymous Says:

    Why is toei filming it. Is saban too much of a douche to do his own work. Such a lazy ass.

  50. Scott Says:

    No, Saban is actually being smart and planning things ahead of time. Seeing how big a project it would be to get so many people in costume, it's a heck of a lot easier to ask Toei to help out. And I think Saban has done this in the past, but I could be wrong.

    Anyway, I understand the hatred with Saban but try a little harder next time with the insults.

  51. Anonymous Says:

    the question is still what do we do with the goseiger suits since we'll remove everything before mmpr leaving us with 125 ranger keys for the pirates to use.

  52. Anonymous Says:

    Or MMPR's great power can be a special attack kinda like what Dynaman had.

  53. Stardust: There's absolutely no reason to include the unadapted Sentai suits in Power Rangers except as fanservice to Sentai fans. Super Sentai already had its tribute, and it was a great one. This is about Power Rangers, which is based on Super Sentai but is its own separate continuity. Shoehorning in the old teams just costs more money, creates plot holes, and will put off new viewers who don't get what's with the guys who have a football that turns into a garbage truck. And of course, it'll just create more needless rifts between the Sentai and Rangers fandoms. So really, it's better to not include them rather than trying to awkwardly cram them in just so people like us get a smile and a chuckle.

  54. sami Says:

    In my opinion I believe they could pull it off. If I would have just said that them extra rangers came from another planet and was called be a fellow ranger to help out in the war or just say dey came from another dimension.I feel that would satisfy everybody power ranger and super sentai fans.

  55. Anonymous Says:

    i think it can be done, pirates do appeal to children especially in an anniversary year.


    Power rangers truly ended when Zordon gave his life to destroy all the evil in the universe. After that they were just beating a dead man with a stick.

  57. Anonymous Says:

    the pirates (meaning the gokaiger adaptation) might be able to do something extraordinary such as bring zordon back to life.

    I think Gokaiger might bring about a new beginning to the power rangers franchise being adapted into a PR show.

    since they will be using MMPR-Goseiger(if adapted) meaning 125 keys will be in the chest. the remaining 74 keys will not be usable due to new footage being constructed for it.

    I hope it does well and bandai japan does the remaining 149 keys out of the super sentai 199 if they have a plan to do that at all, will gokaiger collectors such as me be forced to do all of the remaining 149 ranger keys ourselves as custom keys?

    I think this adaptation for the 20th anniversary will put power rangers back on the viewer map.

  58. arale norimaki Says:

    the Power Rangers 20th anniversary series is goint ot sucks more than the saban sailor moon live

  59. Anonymous Says:

    First of all, we can first decide that certain overlapping powers can be given out by deciding which ranger powers go to who. Then you can give the rest of the powers out via power transfer. Also, this season, whether it is Goseiger or Gokaiger will kick ass so fuck you to all the haters.

  60. Anonymous Says:

    Also, in the original seasoon, lots of MMPR ranger footage was actually done by TOEI, including a scene where Tommy transfers Dragon Shield to Zack. just saying, TOEI has all the settings forr the stock footage, so anytime where the footage looks llike stock footage but is brand new, it means it was PR footage shot by TOEI...

  61. Anonymous Says:

    they shud shoot nu footage
    saban n toei shud be original for once n they shud b original 4 future power ranger series nstead of takin footage n scenes from sentai

  62. Scott Says:

    Also, this season, whether it is Goseiger or Gokaiger will kick ass so fuck you to all the haters.

    Really, was that necessary. Just grow up.

  63. Anonymous Says:

    We still have spirit rangers

  64. Anonymous Says:

    And to those power ranger haters, my question to you; how did you guys discover super sentai? I sure don't remember the internet in the 90s streaming random videos of super sentai.

    Plus its two different things, one its based on it another went global because of it.

  65. Anonymous Says:

    "And to those power ranger haters, my question to you; how did you guys discover super sentai? "

    From TV of course! before having internet back in 90s, they show super sentai series over in the TV. they even show kamen rider black and black RX too!

  66. Anonymous Says:

    I think those that are not from Japan or Asia thus they don't have access to watch Super Sentai.

  67. Anonymous Says:

    I agree with most of this but they wil scrwe it up no matter what

    They need goseiger the "Angel" theme is a perfect example or better yet a perfect way to bring Zordon back as AkaRed and he can give the powers to the gokaigers and also they do not need to cut out all preZuy era including dairanger. It would explain his endless battle with Rita and Zedd

  68. Anonymous Says:

    We need to write saban as to see if him and toei buy this theory.

  69. Anonymous Says:

    Yes from TV, but don't think it shows outside of east Asia.
    That's what i'm asking.

  70. Rocky505 Says:

    @ Scott no that wasn't necessary but neither is all the immature Sentai fams coming in here bashing on PR. And to all you Sentai fans that live outside of Asia. If it wasn't for PR you wouldn't even know about Super Sentai

  71. Anonymous Says:

    You guys are aware power rangers is a show for children ages 4 to 9. Stop being so defensive over or.

  72. Anonymous Says:

    Hey give 'em a break if they dont want 2 explain all the extra heroes since they started with Zyuranger/MMPR 1-3. Besides they are gonna get the little kids and people who don't watch Super Sentai confused.

  73. Anonymous Says:

    Hello, my nickname is JAT.I don't get it. Why TOEI is filming Power Rangers? Please, explaint me. I can't see any reason for this, because Power Rangers is a bad TV series which uses their Sentai series. Sorry for my bad English. I'm amateur but I swear, I'll fix it.

  74. Anonymous Says:

    here is the answer JAT, Toei is filming it because saban will screw gokaiger up for the 20th anniversary if left unchecked.

  75. Scott Says:

    I am not saying that all this PR bashing isn't foolish but that's no reason to lash back at them, especially when there was very little bashing in this particular topic to begin with (compared to other topics anyway).

    Quite frankly the whole "They started it" attitude is equally immature as well. I'm not saying YOU'RE being childish, just the whole argument in general.

  76. Anonymous Says:

    Jason David Frank (Tommy) has to be The Pirate Silver Ranger. It must be done. I would love to see him morph again into the Green Dragonzord Ranger.

  77. Anonymous Says:

    Easy solution for the goseiger Exclusion, They can use the warstar scenes as the warning attack of he zanyack,Goseigers there to show the rangers hold to hold them off long enough but then the offical invasion starts, leading to the legendary war.
    As for the exclusion of all Pre-zyuranger series, I kinda hope they force them in, including those ranger keys as side treasures during the series, kinda like the useless Abare-pink key.

  78. Chris Says:

    "And to those power ranger haters, my question to you; how did you guys discover super sentai? I sure don't remember the internet in the 90s streaming random videos of super sentai.

    Plus its two different things, one its based on it another went global because of it.

    Many countries such as Brazil and France showed Super Sentai on TV from Goggle Five to Jetman.

  79. This may actually make watching the adaption worthy. Toei, saban owes you big time for this 1. Maybe goseiger will come after, along with power rider

  80. Anonymous Says:

    "Many countries such as Brazil and France showed Super Sentai on TV from Goggle Five to Jetman."

    Then why did they stop at Jetman?

    Can someone from these countries confirm if those stories are truth or myth?

  81. I'm brazillian and it's true. In the 80's and 90's we used to watch Goggle five,Changeman,Flashman and Maskman on TV.

  82. Anonymous Says:

    You forgot that Tommy was also the red Zeo Power Ranger. : D

  83. Anonymous Says:

    here comes mighty morphin pirate rangers so this legitimizes that pirate rangers are going to be the next series then, eh maybe for the best i thought goseiger was so boring, but then again i thought they had to be adapted in order of sentai production, hmm guess not

  84. Anonymous Says:

    I'm 18 and I still watch for the time offs. By that I mean jumping a bit late when there is an explosion behind them.

  85. Anonymous Says:

    OMG I AGREE! Tommy is the best ranger ever!

  86. Anonymous Says:

    I hope they make the pirate season. this will be a can't miss season to watch.

  87. Anonymous Says:

    They probably stopped at Jetman because the series after that was Zyuranger, which was adapted into the first season of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.

    I haven't seen any of the Sentai series personally (except for that two-part crossover with Shinkenger in Kamen Rider Decade - it was pretty good in its own way), but from what I've READ about them, Goranger and Jetman sound pretty damn cool.

    Now then, onto the fella who said that Power Rangers is aimed at a demographic of 4-9 year olds. ... What's your point? I'm 19, and my whole life I keep flip-flopping on the subject. Yeah, there were times when I thought it was a little kiddy, and kinda stupid. But you know what? In the end, it's just fun, and that's what matters. Some seasons kinda sucked (cough Turbo cough) but then we have other seasons that are just plan KICK. ASS. (cough Mighty Morphin', In Space, Lost Galaxy, Time Force, DinoThunder, etc.)

  88. Anonymous Says:

    Also, the 2013 season of Power Rangers, called Megaforce, will be an adaptation of Goseiger.

    For 2014, they're doing another season of Megaforce, which is apparently going to incorporate elements of both Goseiger and Gokaiger.

  89. Becauseiwantpeopletoreplyeasier Says:

    I think the rangers from pre-Zyu should be called Super Keys.
    Used in the gokaiger adaption,i think they should be like..Extra keys that were created for more power.
    I guess?

  90. megas88 Says:

    So I've raed half these posts and none seem to grasp a very simple, alibet risky move for Tommy. Others could use this as well but I'm just throwing the idea out there.

    Have your cake and eat it too. Have him be all 4 Rangers at once. Give him all his morphers and have him Morph mid battle. We could get some really cool Morphing transitions going with that concept. We'd get all our Rangers on screen and save a bit of teribly confusing paradoxes to boot.

    Cake, eaten. Cake, still in hand. Mind = blown.

    If anyone has any better ideas please do share as I can not wait for this epic movie to be released in America.

    My one wish to Toei and I got everything for this one (eternal dragon not included):


    That is all. - Buy Video Games for Consoles and PC - From Japan, Korea and other Regions
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