Power Rangers Megaforce the next series title? Yep!

Recently, Saban Brands through Power Rangers LLC trademarked the title “Power Rangers Megaforce”, which, as you can imagine, has led a lot of people to speculate on whether or not this is in fact the title of the next Power Rangers series, a.k.a. the Goseiger adaption. Here’s a copy of the trademark:

I know it’s not very big, but you can still see that it doesn’t really mention anything in the copyright application about a live-action television series, but it does mention a truck load of merchandise, mostly video, computer and possibly app games, electronics cases, DVDs featuring live-action entertainment for kids, music, and eyewear/eyewear accesories. It sounds like the typical merchandise setup for a new series, only with no series confirmation, or any children’s toys for that matter.

So then, even with nothing confirming a new live-action series, do you think that this is unofficial confirmation for a new series, possibly the Goseiger adaption? Or do you believe that this is something else? Personally, I’m not sure what to think. The name itself is so unspecific that it could be applied to anything. For all we know, this could be something similar to the “Super Legends” line that came out in ’07 with PROO. Or maybe (and this is really wishful thinking) they could be working on their own version of Power Rangers Online, the MMORPG that was announced last month in South Korea. This is all speculation, of course, so we’ll just have to wait for confirmation from Saban.

And while the series name is still mystery, we do have some info on two ACTUAL casting sides for the next Ranger series. The casting sides for the Pink Ranger and the role of the Professor are available for download here, and it looks like from these casting sides that the series will return to it’s high-school-kids-turn-superheroes roots. Yeah, teenagers with attitude!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!: WE have official confirmation that this is the name of the next series! Check out the copyrights here:

Yep, it’s the application for tradmarks for a live-action television show! We now have a name, let’s see how long it is before we can see a face.

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Fourze Pics and Story: This time, it’s for real!

Today, we have some pics of Fourze from the upcoming series, and we have a bit of real (not rumored) story for the series. Starting with the pics:

We have a real look at his logo, and we get to see some very good shots of him as well.

And now onto the story!

So far, this is what we’ve been able to get from Uchuusen magazine translations (the magazine that covered the Fourze story first):

“The High School Rider who is challenging the Universe is born!!”

Kamen Rider Fourze, as a show, is actually an experiment with two less-than-familiar themes for Kamen Rider, outer space and high school drama. Kisiragi Gentaro, a new transfer student to the Amanogawa Academy, says “I will become friends with everybody!” on his first day at the new school, and starts the “Kamen Rider club”. That’s how he met Kansei Kengo, who originally had the FourzeDriver. Kengo gives the FourzeDriver to Gentaro, forever changing Gentaro’s life.

The FourzeDriver uses four “Astro Switches” that affect his arms and legs, the first one being the rocket. No confirmation on the others yet.

Interestingly enough, Kamen Rider Fourze also celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first flight into space. For those of you who don’t know enough about history to know who that is, 1) that’s just sad, and 2) Yuri Gagarin was a Russian cosmonaut who, in 1961, became the first person to go into space. That’s why Fourze has an outer space theme. They don’t want you to just see Fourze as another Kamen Rider, they want you to see him through the same lense as you would see Yuri Gagarin, as the first Kamen Rider in Space.

That’s all for now, if I come across anything else, I’ll let you know. 3, 2, 1, Ignition!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

UPDATE: (6/29/11) Have a picture of him with his bike, looks like one sweet ride:

Anyone else feel like they’re being recruited into the Kamen Rider Space Agency?