Seven Seas has licensed the Gorenger manga for America!

Dr Kain

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Seven Seas Entertainment is thrilled to announce the license acquisition of SUPER SENTAI: Himitsu Sentai Gorenger – The Classic Manga Collection by Shotaro Ishinomori, the original manga that helped inspire decades of Super Sentai adventures and later gave rise to the Power Rangers–in English for the first time ever!

An evil secret society called the Black Cross Army threatens world peace, and only an elite task force known as the Earth Guard League (EAGLE) can stop them. After the Black Cross Army destroys EAGLE’s headquarters across Japan, only five young recruits survive. Hiding in a secret underground base, they are given enhanced battlesuits that empower them with superhuman abilities, transforming the youths into an unstoppable squad to combat evil.

Tied to the first Japanese Super Sentai tokusatsu TV series ever made, this genre-defining work laid the groundwork for decades of such adventures, including the wildly popular Power Rangers franchise in North America. Read Shotaro Ishinomori’s original manga adaptation of Himitsu Sentai Gorenger in this beautiful hardcover collection, which includes an exclusive bonus: a 30-page overview of the franchise’s origins by tokusatsu historian August Ragone.

Seven Seas will publish SUPER SENTAI: Himitsu Sentai Gorenger – The Classic Manga Collection for the first time in North America in print (and on digital platforms) as a single large-trim hardcover. The book will be released in April 2021 for $24.99 USA / $31.99 CAN.

Toku Prime

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Two immediate interesting things to note.

1. They're using Gorenger and not Goranger. Rumour has it that this was insisted upon by Ishimori Pro after Toei had originally okayed the use of Goranger. Either way, after many years of debate I guess we now have an official answer as to how the name is spelled (although I bet many people -including myself - will keep using Goranger).

2. Some of the other images of this manga show that they're using the "Before Power Rangers there was..." tagline from when Saban was still the master licensor, which probably means that Seven Seas obtained the rights ages ago and it's just taken a long time to bring to fruition. BUT I guess there's a non-zero chance that Hasbro has started approving things again, which could be good news for the DVD sets.

Dr Kain

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Well Gorenger has been Toei's official English spelling since DVD as they had the show written with the E in English on their DVD covers.

As for the "Before Power Rangers," my guess is that has become Toei's official tagline for Sentai in the US. Well that or Seven Seas just wanted to keep it consistent with the Shout! DVDs.