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Power Rangers Ninja Steel is the twenty-fourth season of the long-running American children's television program Power Rangers. The season was produced primarily using footage, costumes, and props from Japanese Super Sentai series Shuriken Sentai Ninninger with minimal costume and prop elements being recycled from Ressha Sentai ToQger. The show is produced by Saban Brands and premiered on Nickelodeon on January 21, 2017.[1]

Power Rangers Ninja Steel
Power Rangers Ninja Steel logo.jpg
Genre
Created by
Based on Shuriken Sentai Ninninger
by Toei Company
Developed by Saban Brands
Toei Company
Hasbro Studios (Season 2)
Written by
  • Chip Lynn
  • Becca Barnes
  • Alwyn Dale
  • Uther Dean
  • Steve McCleary
Directed by
  • Peter Burger
  • Michael Duignan
  • Simon Bennett
  • Oliver Driver
  • Mike Smith
  • Charlie Haskell
  • Murray Keane
  • Yuji Noguchi
Starring
Narrated by Daryl Habraken
Composer(s) Noam Kaniel
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 35 (List of Ninja Steel episodes, List of Super Ninja Steel episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
Sally Campbell
Joel Andryc
Production location(s) New Zealand and Japan
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor
Release
Original network Nickelodeon
Original release January 21, 2017 (2017-01-21) – present
Chronology
Preceded by Power Rangers Dino Super Charge
Followed by Power Rangers Beast Morphers
Second season logo.

The second season of Ninja Steel, and twenty-fifth Power Rangers season overall, known as Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel premiered on January 27, 2018.[2][3] As the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise, Super Ninja Steel will feature popular Rangers from past seasons.[4] It is also the last Power Rangers series to have toys manufactured and distributed by Bandai[5][6] as well as the last season produced by Saban Brands following the purchase of the franchise by Hasbro over May and June 2018.[7]

Contents

Plot summaryEdit

Season 1: Ninja SteelEdit

Galvanax is the reigning champion of Galaxy Warriors, the most popular intergalactic TV game show in the universe where contestants battle to prove who is the galaxy's mightiest warrior. Galvanax is determined to become invincible by controlling the mythical Ninja Nexus Prism, which contains the supernatural Ninja Nexus Star. Master Dane Romero fought Galvanax to keep him from obtaining the Nexus Star and apparently sacrificed himself to thwart Galvanax's plan, while in the process separating the Nexus Star into six separate Ninja Power Stars and creating from the metal of the Prism, the legendary Ninja Steel, though Galvanax and his minions Madame Odius and Ripcon made off with his son Brody. Ten years later, an enslaved Brody escapes from Galvanax's ship with the Prism, the Power Stars, and fellow slaves Redbot and Mick Kanic and returns to Earth, descending into the city of Summer Cove where they meet high school students Preston Tien, Sarah Thompson, Calvin Maxwell and Hayley Foster who manage to retrieve the Power Stars from the Prism and morph into the Ninja Steel Power Rangers. Furious at the outcome, Galvanax sends his warrior contestants down to Earth to steal the Prism where each epic battle against the Rangers is broadcast throughout the universe. Together, the Rangers must master their arsenal of Power Stars, Mega Morph Cycles and Zords, that are all made from the Ninja Steel, in order to stop this evil threat and save the Earth from destruction.[8][9]

During the final battle against Galvanax, the Ninja Nexus Prism restores Brody's broken Red Ninja Power Star where it not only turns Mick into an alternate Red Ranger, but also restores Master Dane Romero. The Rangers are able to destroy Galvanax with the Ninja Nexus Prism going inactive, but Madame Odius survives the unexpected Ninja Steel meteor attack on Galvanax's ship.

Season 2: Super Ninja SteelEdit

In Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel, the heroic teens find themselves face-to-face with an old enemy when they discover that Madame Odius is still alive and is more determined than ever to steal the Ninja Nexus Prism and revive its powers for her nefarious purposes with the assistance of Badonna, Brax, and General Tynamon. Now it is up to the Rangers and some unexpected help from new friends to use the power of teamwork to protect the Prism, defeat Madame Odius, and save the world.[10]

The anniversary episode this season saw the return of past rangers, including Tommy Oliver, Wes Collins, Katherine Hillard, Rocky DeSantos, Trent Fernandez-Mercer, T.J. Johnson, Antonio Garcia, Gemma from RPM, Gia Moran, and Koda from Dino Charge as they help the Ninja Steel Rangers against Lord Draven before he can conquer the Multiverse that inclucdes their reality, the reality from Power Rangers RPM, and the reality from Power Rangers Dino Charge. Sledge and his crew also made their return after surviving the black hole and having rebuilt the Warrior Dome's ship.[11][12][13]

CastEdit

  • William Shewfelt as Brody Romero, the Ninja Steel Red Ranger[1][14]
  • Peter Sudarso as Preston Tien, the Ninja Steel Blue Ranger[1][14]
  • Nico Greetham as Calvin Maxwell, the Ninja Steel Yellow Ranger[1][14]
  • Zoe Robins as Hayley Foster, the Ninja Steel White Ranger[1][14]
  • Chrysti Ane as Sarah Thompson, the Ninja Steel Pink Ranger[1][14]
  • Jordi Webber as Aiden Romero/Levi Weston, the Ninja Steel Gold Ranger[15][16][17][18]

Supporting castEdit

  • Caleb Bendit as Monty
  • Chris Reid as Victor Vincent
  • Kelson Henderson as Mick Kanic
  • Ruby Love as Princess Viera
  • Byron Coll as the voice of Redbot
  • Amanda Billing as Principal Hastings
  • Claire Chitham as Mrs. Finch
  • Mikaela Ruegg as Sandy
  • Lori Dungey as Mrs. Bell
  • Stanley Andrew Jackson III as Tom, Levi Weston's manager.
  • Daniel Sing as the Mayor of Summer Cove
  • Jodie Rimmer as Jackie Thompson
  • Taylor Barrett as Ace
  • Malcolm Bishop as Business manager to the Mayor of Summer Cove[19]
  • Mike Edward as Master Dane Romero
  • Taimana Marupo as Young Brody Romero
  • Ethan Buckwell as Young Aiden Romero
  • Kohji Mimura as Redbot (in-suit actor, Ninja Steel)
  • Emma Carr as Redbot (in-suit actor, Super Ninja Steel)[20]

Veteran RangersEdit

  • Jason David Frank as Tommy Oliver, the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger, Mighty Morphin White Ranger, Zeo Ranger V Red, and Dino Thunder Black Ranger.
  • Steve Cardenas as Rocky DeSantos, the Red MMPR Ranger II.
  • Catherine Sutherland as Kat Hillard, the Pink Turbo Ranger I.
  • Selwyn Ward as TJ Johnson, the Blue Space Ranger.
  • Jason Faunt as Wes Collins, the Red Time Force Ranger.
  • Jeffrey Parazzo as Trent Fernandez, the Dino Thunder White Ranger.
  • Li Ming Hu as Gemma, RPM Ranger Operator Series Silver.
  • Steven Skyler as Antonio Garcia, the Gold Samurai Ranger.
  • Ciara Hanna as Gia Moran, the Yellow Megaforce Ranger.
  • Yoshi Sudarso as Koda, the Blue Dino Charge Ranger.

VillainsEdit

  • Richard Simpson as the voice of Galvanax
  • Campbell Cooley as the voices of Ripcon and Cosmo Royale
  • Jacque Drew as the voice of Madame Odius
  • Marissa Stott as the voice of Badonna
  • Jamie Linehan as the voice of Brax
  • Rajneel Singh as the voice of Lord Draven
  • Adam Gardiner as the voice of Sledge
  • Estevez Gillespie as the voices of Wrench and General Tynamon
  • Jackie Clarke as the voices of Poisandra

ReferencesEdit

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  9. ^ Max Nicholson (2016-01-12). "Power Rangers: Dino Super Charge Premiere Date and Next Iteration Revealed". IGN. Retrieved 2016-11-11. 
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  11. ^ "Power Rangers 25th Anniversary: First Look at the Rangers Returning for Super Ninja Steel Reunion Episode". ign.com. 2018-07-30. Retrieved 2018-07-30. 
  12. ^ "Super Ninja Steel 25th Anniversary Episode Plot Details & Trailer Revealed!". morphinlegacy.com. 2018-8-10. Retrieved 2018-8-10.  Check date values in: |accessdate=, |date= (help)
  13. ^ "Super Ninja Steel Returning Cast Revealed". powerrangersnow.com. 2018-08-18. Retrieved 2018-08-18. 
  14. ^ a b c d e "NINJA STEEL LAST NAMES REVEALED". Power Rangers NOW. January 6, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Power Rangers Ninja Steel Gold Ranger Actor Revealed". Herotaku.com. 2017-02-20. Retrieved 2017-03-26. 
  16. ^ "Power Rangers Ninja Steel - Gold Ranger's First Morph and Scene (Episode 7 "Hack Attack")". Rumors.trendolizer.com. Retrieved 2017-03-26. 
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  20. ^ "Emma Morgana Carr Takes Over "RedBot" Suit Actor Role". thepowerscoopblog.wordpress.com. 2017-04-25. Retrieved 2017-07-23. 

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