New V-Cinema, “Shuriken Sentai Ninninger: Ninnin Girls vs. Boys Final Wars” Announced

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Coming from Crunchyroll of all places, a new V-Cinema for the current Super Sentai series Shuriken Sentai Ninninger has been announced.

There are no plot details as of yet, but it has been announced that this movie will be direct-to-video in both Blu-Ray and DVD, due to release June 22, 2016. Three versions have been announced: Standard, “Super Complete Edition”, and “Super Complete + Nin-Shuriken”. The “Super Complete Edition” will include a 100-page booklet, whereas the latter option will include this plus an exclusive Nin-Shuriken, as the name suggests.

As mentioned before, Shuriken Sentai Ninninger: Ninnin Girls vs Boys Final Wars will release June 22, 2016 and will retail between 4500 Yen to 9500 Yen, depending on which edition you purchase.

You can see the original article on Crunchyroll HERE.

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JUST ANNOUNCED! Lionsgate and Saban Brands Team Up for Live Action Power Rangers Film!

BREAKING NEWS! Saban Brands has announced a partnership with Lionsgate to bring us news of a new, re-imagined Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers live action film!

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SANTA MONICA, CA, May 7, 2014 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment 
company, and Saban Brands, a strategic brand management company that acquires and 
builds global consumer brands, are partnering to develop and produce an original live action 
feature !lm based on the iconic Power Rangers property, it was announced today by creator 
of Power Rangers Haim Saban and Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer.  The 
announcement marks another step in Lionsgate’s continued commitment to build a broad 
portfolio of branded properties and franchises with global appeal. 
Saban launched Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as a live action television series more than 20 
years ago, and the series has been in continuous production ever since. It has subsequently 
grown into one of the world’s most popular and recognizable brands, with toys, apparel, 
costumes, video games, DVD’s, comic books and other merchandise.
The two companies noted that, with an extensive and extremely devoted worldwide fan base 
as well as a deep and detailed mythology, the Power Rangers are primed for the big 
screen.  The new !lm franchise will re-envision the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a group of 
high school kids who are infused with unique and cool super powers but must harness and 
use those powers as a team if they have any hope of saving the world.
 
“Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to the next level,” said 
Saban.  “They have the vision, marketing prowess and incredible track record in launching 
breakthrough hits from The Hunger Games to Twilight and Divergent. In partnership with the 
Lionsgate team, we’re con!dent that we will capture the world of the Power Rangers and 
translate it into a unique and memorable motion picture phenomenon with a legacy all its 
own.” 
 
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Haim Saban and his team to maximize the potential of 
this immensely successful and universally recognized franchise,” said Feltheimer. “The Power 
Rangers stories and characters have been embraced by generations of audiences for more 
than 20 years, and today they are more powerful than ever.  We have the ideal partner and the 
perfect brand with which to create a motion picture event that will resonate with moviegoers 
around the world for years to come.”

What could this very well mean? Stay tuned-in to THE MONKIE GRID for more information!

More:

  • Full PDF-Version feature film announcement from Saban Brands at PowerRangers.com – HERE – (Dead Link)
  • Press release from Lionsgate – HERE

Austin St. John Does a Q&A

As promised, Austin St. John had answered a few FAQs and the video was posted on the Official Austin St. John Fan Page. A very humble man, to say the least. The Q&A covers the possibility of overseas appearances, the topic (asked quite frequently) of having been asked to return to Power Rangers, and social media.

He also asks quite specifically to treat the Rangers with respect, which is very admirable.

New Marketing Poster for Dino Charge!

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RangerCrew posted some new images of the Power Rangers Dino Charge marketing poster!

Introducing the 22nd Power Rangers Season – Dino Charge!

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According to the awesome folks over at RangerCrew via USAToday, Saban has announced its 22nd Power Rangers season, Power Rangers Dino Charge! Adapted from the Super Sentai series Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, the season will re-focus on the power of dinosaurs. The Beast Batteries (Zyudenshi) have been renamed Paragon Prisms.

The USAToday article states that these Paragon Prisms were given to twelve dinosaurs to keep safe, but were lost when an asteroid hit the Earth. An intergalactic bounty hunter now seeks them out in order to destroy the world, so a new team of Power Rangers forms to find the Prisms first and stop said bounty hunter.

“We know fans will find this next season larger than life,” says Saban Brands President Elie Dekel.

This comes as somewhat of a surprise as Saban has been known to follow Super Sentai season-for-season, and what would have been the next season was Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters. Rumors suggest that the series’ overall ratings and sales had something to do with this decision, but we likely won’t know anything until an official statement is released.

Keep a weather eye on The Monkie Grid for more info as it becomes available!

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Super Megaforce Official Air Date: February 15th!

Straight from TV Guide, Saban’s Power Rangers Super Megaforce, the follow-up season to Power Rangers Megaforce, will officially air February 15th of this year, at noon/11c on Nickelodeon!

Also included was this awesome promo video!

So, what are your thoughts? Are you excited? ARE YOU PAHMPED AHP?! (Yes, I know that was a horrible Arnold Schwarzenegger impression…)

Official Tokkyuger Promos on Toei Youtube Channel

Promotional commercials for the 38th Super Sentai series, Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger have aired during this weekend’s Super Hero Time block, and already have they been posted on Toei’s Youtube Channel!

Two versions have been made available:

What are your thoughts on the footage? Changed your mind? Better? Worse? Are you still of the same mindset as you were beforehand? Let us know in the comments section!

Tokkyuger Cast and Crew Revealed

It’s a new year, folks! But we at The Monkie Grid still plan to offer the same level of quality, and only plan to get better!

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We’ve come across information about Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger‘s cast and crew!

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Cast

Tokkyu Ichigo (1)/Raito – Jun Shison

Tokkyu Nigo (2)/Tokatsuchi – Jin Hiramiki

Tokkyu Sango (3)/Mio – Riria

Tokkyu Yongo (4)/Hikari – Ryusei Yokoyama

Tokkyu Gogo (5)/Kagura – Ai Moritaka

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Crew

According to Henshin Justice Unlimited, the core creative team from Samurai Sentai Shinkenger is returning to work on Tokkyuger, including producer Takaaki Utsunomiya, main director Shojiro Nakazawa, and head writer Yasuko Kobayashi. Hirofumi Fukuzawa (suit actor, Shinken Red) will be joining the production as its new action choreographer. Hiroshi Butsuda is said to be directing the special effects.

Tokkyuger Personalities Revealed

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Straight out of Orends: Range, new information about Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger has surfaced! This time, revealing each Tokkyuger’s personality:

Tokkyu 1 (Red), the team leader and a force to reckon with, this happy soldier seems to hide a greater imagination than anyone else.

Tokkyu 2 (Blue), smart and a walking dictionary, this serious soldier over-thinks a just about anything, even in a fight!

Tokkyu 3 (Yellow), a dependable woman always comes to the aid of her friends, using a variety of martial arts to unleash her exacting techniques on the enemy.

Tokkyu 4 (Green), a forever unhurried soldier, he finds his true power in times of trouble.

Tokkyu 5 (Pink), a cute girl who changes into a variety of characters in battle. It gives people the wrong impression about her strength and is what give her an unexpected power.

Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger will begin airing February 16, 2014.