Star Rangers/Lucky Aces (partially found dubs of 'Super Sentai' series; 1978-1980)

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Himitsu Sentai Goranger and J.A.K.Q Dengekitai teams.

Status: Partially Found


Premiering in 1975, Himitsu Sentai Goranger is the first entry within the Japanese 'Super Sentai' franchise, with J.A.K.Q Dengekitai being the second. The series is most notoriously known overseas as the source material for Saban's 'Power Rangers' franchise, an Americanization of the series. However, 3 years after Goranger's first airing, a dub was produced for the Philippines. Not much is known about the origins of the dubs, but both series did air on the Filipino channel RPN-9.

Differences from original

Not much was changed in the adaptation (at least for Goranger), the only major difference was the renaming of the shows and the changing of Ranger designations. In Goranger, Akaranger (Red) is Star 1, Aoranger (Blue) is Star 2, Kiranger (Yellow) is Star 3, Momoranger (Pink) is Star 4, and Midoranger (Green) is Star 5. It is unknown if the designations were changed for J.A.K.Q, however it is most unlikely due to their names already being in English.

Resurfaced Material

Nothing from Lucky Aces (the J.A.K.Q. dub) has resurfaced, Goranger on the other hand, has had very few episodes come up. Episodes 1-12 (minus episode 3) are on MySpleen, a private torrenting site. Episode 1 can also be found through a download link on MEGA. Clips of episode 1 and an unknown episode are on YouTube, it is possible that more episodes are in the hands of hardcore Super Sentai fans.

Gallery

Clip from the first Goranger episode.
Clip from unknown episode.

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