Randomness from the web & stuff directly from my head... but mostly web stuff
Today from the archives comes my unused early rough plan for how to adapt the Samurai Sentai Shinkenger season of the Japanese Sentai series for US television as Power Rangers Samurai. Created independently and prior to the official production of the show its fate until now has been just to gather virtual dust in a virtual file. It is presented here for educational purposes and a glimpse into a world of “what if?”
While Shinkenger had many elements that appeal universally it was also a distinctly Japanese story involving elements from Japanese history and culture which might limit its appeal to western audiences without some skillful adaptation and smoothing over. In the summer of 2010, the original producers were back in control of the Power Rangers franchise and looking to adapt Shinkenger for American and international audiences. Luckily for them they knew a writer they could call who spoke Japanese, had a degree in East Asian Languages & Cultures, grew up watching the show as a fan, and had even worked on the show as its head writer. So after getting the call, I shaved my beard and left my mountain refuge for civilization again to find a computer or TV to binge through the 50 or so episodes of Shinkenger in a couple days and come up with a rough plan on how this could be adapted for the US before meeting with the producers.
Primero con The Hexagon (ninja storm) y ahora resulta que también con samurai, o sea Saban ¿que diablos les pasa? las historias de este sujeto son geniales ¿es que no les gustan nuestros dineros? digo, mínimo hubiera sido algo mejor que simplemente “traducir” la historia y el guion de Shinkenger con peor actuación. Esperemos y mínimo le den una oportunidad con GoBusters o Kyoryuger…