Shout! Factory to bring Gosei Sentai Dairanger to the US

SentaiRiderFan

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For those of you still in the dark, Shout! has officially announced that a boxset of Gosei Sentai Dairanger (not "Super Sentai Dairanger") slated for release "sometime this year."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t6XUhHJZ8s

Brian Ward has also said that he's trying to find out "what kinds of stuff we can do to make the set awesome," so if you have any input, now's the time to let it be known (personally, I'd love to see some side-by-side comparisons of Dai and MMPR S2 fights).

Personally, I'm ecstatic. I was worried that Zyu wouldn't do well enough to warrant the release of a much better show like this, so things are looking good for future Sentai box-sets (like Kakuranger or Jetman).

(I know this is slightly old news right now, this is intended to be more of a discussion thread than anything else).
 

Captain Shark

An ocean of depression and misery
If the folks at Shout! are reading this topic then:

-option to make subtitles white or yellow
-have the sixth ranger on the cover
-more mecha on the back cover
-make the photoshopping less obvious

Aaaaaand that's it! Closest things to complaints I can think of although supposedly rewritten translations were done with a Zyuranger episode with a sphinx or something because of puns, can anyone fill me in on that?

A side note, but thank you Shout/Scream Factory for bringing The Car from 1977 to DVD! One of my favorites!
Gosei Sentai Dairanger (not "Super Sentai Dairanger")
Anyone else think future Zyuranger printings will fix this too or will Shout use the Super Sentai brand for marketing?
 
Awesome news!
I guess Zyuranger DVD sold very well enough to warrant another series.
I wonder if they are going to include movie as bonus feature (if Shout! has distribution rights to movie, which tends to be different from TV series).
I also wonder what kind of bonus feature they are going to put this time?
Regardless, I'm really looking forward it, and hopefully it would sell just as good as Zyuranger, to warrant more future releases (my choice would be Kakuranger).
 

Black Fang

Active Member
^ It probably would be Kakuranger, since they're likely going to release the shows that were adapted into MMPR before anything else.
 

SentaiRiderFan

MV Maker
^ It probably would be Kakuranger, since they're likely going to release the shows that were adapted into MMPR before anything else.

I wouldn't be too sure. By release #3, Shout! will have enough stability to experiment with other Sentai eras (and Jetman seems like an easier sell, as the thing that supposedly "inspired Power Rangers" to begin with).
Or I could be dead wrong.
 
I wouldn't be too sure. By release #3, Shout! will have enough stability to experiment with other Sentai eras (and Jetman seems like an easier sell, as the thing that supposedly "inspired Power Rangers" to begin with).
Or I could be dead wrong.

I think releasing the three Sentai adapted into MMPR first is the smartest move. They have the most interest to casual fans, and Dairanger and Kakuranger are considered two of the best Sentai ever made. After Kakuranger's release though, everything is fair game.
 
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kamil88

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Awesome, i don't like Zyuranger, but Dairanger is one of my favorite, will gladly pick it up, Hikaru Fansubs already removed their subs, and TV Nihon will follow soon as well, that's nice to see :)
 

Dr Kain

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Yeah, it is a great time to be a Dairanger fan. I am looking forward to this for many reasons. I don't care if the subs are yellow or white, as long as they don't blend in (and sometimes they do if they are white, yellow never does). I think I want them to keep the Gorma names untranslated, but it isn't that big of a deal too me if they do.

Bonus features are hard because I'm not sure what there really is available for me. Did Toei ever do an interview for the 20th anniversary reunion? Maybe something on recreating the Kiba Ranger suit for the White Ranger?

I expect and hope Kaku is next too. Actually, 7 of my top 10 favorite Sentai series are from the 90s, so anything from Jetman-Time sans Oh works for me. Nevertheless, I will support every Sentai series that comes out in the US even the ones I don't care for like ToQ and Goseiger.

Packaging, I want it to match with the Zyu set, but I do hope they use a case that doesn't break when you sneeze on it. The case with the Zyu set arrived broken and a disc was scratched and the replacement set's case just broke the other day when I opened it.
 

Toku Prime

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I'd like to see Kaku next. It's so different from mmpr season 3/alien rangers that it really merits a release, yet it has the ninja zords (I always got the impression that was a pretty popular mech amongst pr fans). After that, well I must admit I haven't minded watching an episode of Ohranger every week or two as the subs come out, but it has a pretty bad reputation so I don't know if that would be the wisest choice. It wouldn't entirely surprise me if it was decided to shift Abaranger up the order to capitalise on dino charge (though obviously Shout wouldn't be allowed to include the teamup).

If any pre-Zyu stuff ever got to come out I suspect Jetman would be up there just due to it's rep. Personally I'd love for them to release Liveman and specifically not include any unmorphed pictures of the cast on the box art just so that the first episode bait-and-switch is an actual surprise.
 

Shougo B'Stard

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Liveman and specifically not include any unmorphed pictures of the cast on the box art just so that the first episode bait-and-switch is an actual surprise.

Methinks the minute someone sees the opening credits, that's going to be spoiled, anyway.
 

Dr Kain

Well-Known Member
Yeah, there are no secrets in these Japanese shows. Look at Macross with its opening. You know it is a mech show right from the get go. Hell, look at the episode titles to shows, they spoil what is going to happen right in the title. "Freeza Halved by a Single Stroke!! Another Super Saiyan."
 

SentaiRiderFan

MV Maker
^ I'd make a comment about Madoka Magica, but considering how many people went into that show knowing what was going to happen, yeah...
 

Captain Shark

An ocean of depression and misery
Madoka was pretty light hearted and even ended on that note.

The issue with the whole reputation thing is that fans will know the reputation, but the average person won't when they're buying. Plus if they do research where are they going to go? There aren't English speaking places on the internet outside of /m/ and a few forums like here that have seen Super Sentai (or toku in general), let alone have detailed reviews that indicate "hmm this series is bad!". In addition very few fans have seen pre-Jetman sentai outside of Sun Vulcan, Maskman, and/or Liveman be it nobody subbed them or subs stop during progress (still waiting on those LITERALLY TWO EPISODES of Changeman that nobody is touching to make it complete). Let's not forget that Zeo holds a lot of nostalgia for people that grew up with MMPR (me included), they're going to be interested in what Oh was like not unlike those interested in Zyu/Dai/Kaku forming the original series. We shouldn't just go with a mentality like "I don't like Ohranger, therefore it must be skipped!"

As for pre-Zyu series to go with? Shout could go for Battle Fever J, Denziman, and Sun Vulcan. Why? Those three have the Marvel label on them. Release them as a Marvel Sentai trilogy or something. That way you can aim for comicbook fans too.
 

SentaiRiderFan

MV Maker
Still haven't seen Madoka.

BTW, did Shout say if the set will include the movie?

Not yet. I'm guessing even they haven't decided whether or not to include it yet.

If they do, though (and are reading this), I have a suggestion for them. Since the movie is in HD widescreen, put it on an extra Blu-Ray disc along with the rest of the potential bonus features (everything else can go on cheaper-to-produce dvds, which can also keep a consistent 4:3 resolution).
 

Amon

New Member
I think the rights to the movie would be different then it would be getting the rights to the TV series. So I doubt the movie will be added unless the rights to the film is cheap.
 
I think the rights to the movie would be different then it would be getting the rights to the TV series. So I doubt the movie will be added unless the rights to the film is cheap.

I read Brian's trying, so the odds are decent. Hopefully Toei doesn't play hardball. I mean, it's not like there's that many opportunities to release the movie separate from the series; it's maybe 2 minutes, at most, longer than an episode (it only work in Japan because it was released with other Sentai movies). In short, I'm not blaming Brian if it costs too much.
 

mbozzo

Member
Hopefully, the Dairangers DVD might create a demand for an American version of that team in a future Power Rangers movie. :coolshades:
 
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SentaiRiderFan

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Cover Art!
(ignore the watermark)
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Source: Rangercrew
 

Dr Kain

Well-Known Member
Not entirely sold on the cover because I don't feel the colors go well together and for some reason they have Rin in an outfit she only wore one time compared to everyone else, who is in their standard clothes.

On the other hand, it matches nicely with Zyuranger.
 
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