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PR2020 logo.png This article is about a/an series entry (the 18th) in the Power Rangers franchise.

"Samurai" redirects here. For the S.P.D. episode, see Samurai (episode).

Power Rangers: Samurai is the eighteenth season of Power Rangers, serving as an adaptation of the 33rd Super Sentai season, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger. A second season, titled Power Rangers Super Samurai premiered the following year. The series is the first to be produced by a revived Saban Brands, following their re-acquisition of the franchise from Disney, who intended to cancel the series after the finale of RPM. The show was filmed in an HD-format and premiered on both Nickelodeon and Nick Toons.

In 2012, the show had an average of 2 million viewers on Nickelodeon.[1] Ratings in 2011 were higher, close to or slighter more than 3 million [2] [3] [4] but were down starting in October[5] The highest rated episode was May 15th 2011's "The Blue and the Gold", with 3.7 million viewers. [6]

The series also marked a return of Power Rangers dubs in Japan as it was released in fall of 2013. [7]

Production

After the franchise's reacquisition by Saban Brands, the show premiered in on Nickelodeon on February 7, 2011 in the United States, and May 7, 2011 in the United Kingdom. Produced by Saban Capital Group, the production had aimed to infuse a brighter tone of fun and comedy that wasn't present in Jungle Fury and RPM. [8]

Synopsis

"Centuries ago in Japan, Nighlok monsters invaded our world, but samurai warriors defeated them with power symbols, passed down from parent to child. Today the evil Nighlok have risen once again and plan to flood the earth. Luckily, a new generation of heroes stand in their way. They are the Power Rangers Samurai."
―Narrator[src]

Several centuries ago in Ancient Japan, monsters known as the Nighloks began to attack the human world, only to face opposition from humans who could harness Symbol Power and become the Samurai Power Rangers. The Nighlok leader, Master Xandred was eventually sealed away by a previous generation, but he has arisen once again to exact his revenge. Jayden Shiba, the 18th Head of the Shiba Clan and descendant of the former Red Ranger that defeated Xandred years ago, gathers: Kevin, Mike, Emily, and Mia Watanabe to take up the mantle as the 18th generation of Samurai Power Rangers.

Along the way, Jayden's childhood best friend, Antonio Garcia returns to town with his own Ranger powers, the Gold Ranger. With his technical expertise, he was able to reverse engineer his own morpher as well as repair a thought-to-be beyond damaged zord that Jayden gave him years ago. In time, Antonio proves himself to be a valuable asset to the team, and is formally indoctrinated as the 6th Samurai Ranger.

Characters

Rangers

Main article: Samurai Rangers

The six Samurai Rangers

The Samurai Rangers Morphed.

Color Role Actor
Red Samurai Ranger Jayden Shiba Alex Heartman
Blue Samurai Ranger Kevin Najee De-Tiege
Pink Samurai Ranger Mia Watanabe Erika Fong
Green Samurai Ranger Mike Hector David, Jr.
Yellow Samurai Ranger Emily Brittany Anne Pirtle
Gold Samurai Ranger Antonio Garcia Steven Skyler

Allies

Villains

Nighlok (Reoccurring)

Nighlok (Featured)

Arsenal

Main article: Arsenal (Samurai)

Morphers

Zords

Main article: Zords (Samurai)
Legend:◆ piloted zord, ❖ aux zord, ★ battlezord


Alternate Megazords


Episodes

  1. Origins, Part 1
  2. Origins, Part 2
  3. The Team Unites
  4. Deal With a Nighlok
  5. Day Off
  6. Sticks and Stones
  7. A Fish Out of Water
  8. There Go the Brides
  9. I've Got a Spell on Blue
  10. Forest for the Trees
  11. Test of the Leader
  12. Jayden's Challenge
  13. Unexpected Arrival
  14. Room for One More
  15. The Blue and the Gold
  16. Team Spirit
  17. The Tengen Gate
  18. Boxed In
  19. Broken Dreams
  20. The Ultimate Duel
  21. Party Monsters
  22. Christmas Together, Friends Forever

DVD Release

Japanese logo

Games

Notes

  • Production is still set in New Zealand and maintains an American, Canadian, New Zealander, and Australian cast.
  • It is the first season broadcast on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons.
  • Some portions of the first season were aired out of chronological order. The first two episodes, Origins, were aired in October, acting as a faux-prequel for the original five Rangers' inductions.
  • This is the first season to employ its Enemy Foot Soldiers in a fight against a Megazord in giant form.
  • This is the first season to be split into two seasons.
  • The Megazord cockpit footage tends to be wildly inconsistent. Rangers will often appear to be using an incorrect console for their zord. This can be noticed by looking at the animal ornament on each console, and sometimes there will be several console changes in a single episode. Antonio, for example, has the Clawzord console switch between having a star and lobster on it.
  • This is the first instance where a Power Rangers season does not air the year following its respective Super Sentai counterpart.
  • This is the first season to clearly specify that other Power Rangers teams existed before Mighty Morphin'.
  • This is the first Power Rangers series to be aired in widescreen and also the first Power Rangers series to be presented in 5.1 surround sound.
  • This is the first series that features no fight scenes without weapons.
  • This is the only season that has one multi-part episode; only the 2-part premiere.
  • When it was first announced, this season was called the 19th season because the 2010 reversion of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was considered the 18th season at the time.[9]

See Also

External links

References

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Mighty Morphin (s01)Mighty Morphin (s02)Mighty Morphin (s03)Alien Rangers (mini-series)ZeoTurbo
In SpaceLost GalaxyLightspeed RescueTime ForceWild ForceNinja StormDino ThunderS.P.D.
Mystic ForceOperation OverdriveJungle FuryRPMSamuraiSuper SamuraiMegaforceSuper MegaforceDino ChargeDino Super ChargeNinja SteelSuper Ninja SteelBeast MorphersDino Fury

Power Rangers: The Movie (alternate continuity)Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie2017 movie (alternate continuity)

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