Well, it looks like we may have gotten a really substantial rumor from a very reliable source. Though I’m a little unsure about the theme. Anyway, dukemon22 has just posted a new rumored Sentai title for 2012 on his blog, and it looks like it’s going to be Yokai-themed. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, it’s basically a Japanese folk monster. Like I said, an odd choice if it’s true. Here’s what dukemon22 had to say:
“Hyaki Sentai Hidenjya”. (Lit. Hundred Stranges Taskforce Mystery Ranger)
“Hyaki” is a pun on Hyakki Yakou (100 Demon Night parade) from folklore.
The rangers are, as stated:
Red- Kyuubi (9 tailed fox)
Yellow- Nekobake/Bakeneko (a monster cat, not necessarily a two-tailed cat, which is a nekomata)
Blue- Yatagara/Yatagarasu (a 3-legged crow that appears in many Asian mythologies)
That would certainly be an unusual direction, assuming that it’s true. Not sure what they would do with it. I don’t know, but like I said, this is still just a rumor, a very VERY new rumor, and until something else comes out to either confirm or disprove it, we shouldn’t take this seriously yet.
-M.C., the Quantum Twin