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Voltron Force: The new Nicktoon series rebooting an old favorite for those who just can’t let go of the 80’s.

Images from new Voltron Force animated series that will air on Nicktoons

I know I’m tardy to the party on this, but Nicktoons showed an ad today about the reboot of the popular 80’s series based on the anime Go-Lion. Nothing really pertaining to the show, but the series will be premiering sometime in June.

For those of you unaware (I didn’t actually know until today myself) VIZ Media recently announced a reboot of Voltron, and apparently the show was picked up by Nick. All part of a recent trend to modernize and reboot popular kid’s television series like TMNT, He-Man, Thundercats, and even Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes.

Personally, I could care less whether or not they remake this. However, I would like to reiterate that Power Rangers IS NOT a ripoff of Voltron. The series Voltron is based off of the anime Go-Lion, which came over five years after the original Super Sentai series, Himistu Sentai Goranger. And by that point, transforming, combining giant robots had already been integrated into the series. So to everyone out there that still thinks that Power Rangers is a gaint ripoff, if you don’t believe me, GOOGLE IT!

Anyway, good luck to VIZ Media and Nicktoons, and unlike my feelings towards Supah Ninjas (why is this still a thing?) I have no animosity or concern that it might overshadow Power Rangers Samurai while the series is trying to recover, although they’ve been doing pretty well for the time being. Just wish someone other than Toys’R’Us would carry toys for it, for their sake more than mine.

Power Rangers Samurai: OMG its almost here!

Its been awhile since I’ve written something about Power Rangers Samurai that wasn’t an update to something that I already posted. While, admittedly, there really isn’t anything new to report about it, there’s still a lot of stuff to say about it. For one, Nick has apparently picked up on just how popular the show has already become (without the series even starting), so they’ve actually been promoting it like crazy. Several new tv spots have come out just within the last couple of weeks, including some very epic minute-long commercials, like the ones with the rotating helmets. Both the Nick.com Power Rangers Samurai webpage and the Power Rangers official website have really been working to improve their look and feel to make them more appealing, although, since the 145 Days of Power Rangers ended yesterday (Jan. 31), I’m a bit down. I hope they decide to keep them all online somewhere accessible. And in this time, we’ve come to know the upcoming story and these new characters a little better.

You have Jayden, the Red Samurai Ranger, the strong and fearless leader who seems a bit warmer than his Shinkenger counterpart. Then there’s Kevin, the Blue Samurai Ranger, the strict, disciplined one, who seems a little less over the top than Ryunosuke. Of course, they are followed by Mia (seriously, who picked these names?), the Pink Samurai Ranger, whose the big sister of the group (sound familiar?). Then there’s Mike, the Green Samurai Ranger, who is kind of a goofball and not all that interested in the disciplinary side of being a Samurai (in defense of the writers, they brought in a bunch of new ones, and there still learning the ropes, so give them some credit). And, of course, there’s Emily, who is, you guessed it, the Yellow Samurai Ranger, and a little country girl who went in place of her sick sister.

Outside of the main cast, there’s Takeru, who trains and watches over the Rangers. And they brought back Bulk! And with him they added a character that I’m assuming is Skull’s son, although I’ve got no idea of what his name will be. I’m not sure what they’ve renamed the Gedoushu in general, but the Nanashi Renjyuu are now called Moogers (sounds like something from TMNT, and I’m referring to the 80’s cartoon).

I’m so looking forward to the opening episode. I’m waiting on pins and needles for the February 7th premiere. Wow, these things are really starting to hurt. Anyway, that all I have to say for right now. Comeback the day of the premiere to get my review of the first episode. I can tell even now that it will be glowing. Ok, not waiting on these damn things anymore! And so we’re clear, you’re more than welcome to come back as many times before or after as you want. Who knows? I may just post more stuff between now and then. Dang it, I still have a needle stuck on my butt!

-M.C., the quantum twin

UPDATE: Apparently the character thats suppose to be Skull’s son is named Spike, and he calls Bulk “Uncle Bulk”. Don’t we all wish we had friendships that strong and that last that long. Video on IGN and YouTube of the two interacting with each other.

UPDATE: The Gedoushu are now called the Nylock (or something like that).