News 24th Power Rangers Season Is Power Rangers Ninja Steel
posted on 2016-01-12 21:50 EST
Video game news source IGN confirmed on Tuesday that the 24th season of the Power Rangers franchise will be titled Power Rangers Ninja Steel. Ninja Steel will premiere in 2017. Saban Brands filed a trademark for the name on January 4.
Before Ninja Steel, the upcoming Power Rangers Dino Super Charge season will premiere on January 30 with 10 Rangers in one team. In addition, IGN reported that Saban Brands' agreements with Nickelodeon will continue until 2018.
Nickelodeon describes Power Rangers Ninja Steel:
Saban's Power Rangers Ninja Steel starts deep in space, where Zircon is the reigning champion of the most popular intergalactic game show in the universe, and monsters battle to prove who is the mightiest warrior. Zircon is determined to become invincible by controlling the mythical Spirit Crystal, which contains six supernatural Ninja Power Throwing Stars. The only thing standing in his way is a new team of heroic teenage Power Rangers who possess the Spirit Crystal. The evil Zircon sends his warrior contestants down to Earth to steal the Crystal, where each epic battle against the Rangers is broadcast throughout the universe. Together, the Rangers must master their arsenal of Throwing Stars, Zords and Megazords, each made of legendary ninja steel, in order to stop this evil threat and save our planet from destruction.
In Japan, Toei's currently running 39th Super Sentai special effects series is the ninja-themed Shuriken Sentai Ninninger. The train-themed Ressha Sentai ToQger series aired from February 2014 to February 2015, but Saban Brands has not announced plans to adapt that series. Saban Brands also did not adapt the 2012 series Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters.
Power Rangers Dino Charge, the current 22nd season of the Power Rangers franchise, premiered on Nickelodeon in February 2015. The series is based on Toei's Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger series. Saban Brands' agreements with Nickolodeon and Bandai America was previously planned to continue until 2016.
[Via The Tokusatsu Network]