Toei Company, the powers behind the Super Sentai Series (adapted in the United States by Saban Brands as POWER RANGERS) have announced their 37th Super Sentai Series.
Titled JYUDEN SENTAI KYORYUGER (Beast Team Dinosaur-Ranger), this is the plot of the series:
Long ago, in the time of the dinosaurs, the earth was invaded by forces from outer space. The only people capable of the stopping them was a team known as the Kyouki Ryu no Sha, the People of the Strong Dragons, or, Kyoryuger for short. Now, in the modern world, they return using the powers of the Beast Batteries to fight off this revived threat.
The dinosaur theme has been used in two previous series, 1992′s KYORYU SENTAI ZYURANGER and 2002′s BAKURYU SENTAI ABARANGER, which were adapted in 1993 and 2004 as MIGHTY MORPHIN’ POWER RANGERS and POWER RANGERS: DINO THUNDER.
Alpha Stunts co-founder Koichi Sakamoto will be helming the Kyoryuger series should be quite a delight for martial arts fans. Sakamoto is a member of the Alpha Stunts team as well as having served as both action choreographer and executive producer of some of the past POWER RANGERS series. Riku Sanjo is heading up the writing staff of the series.
On January 1, 2013, the cast was revealed in a print ad for the TV series. Ryo Ryusei will play KyoryuRed Daigo Kiryu. Syusuke Saito will play KyoryuBlack Ian Yorkland. Kinjo Yamato will play KyoryuBlue Nobuharu Udou. Akihiso Shiono will play KyoryuGreen Souji Rippukan. Finally, Ayuri Konno will play KyoryuPink Amy Yuzuki.
JYUDEN SENTAI KYORUGER premieres on Asahi TV in Japan on February 17, 2013.