National Power Rangers Day is celebrated on August 28 every year, and we’re here to show you how you can celebrate the day in the most fun-filled way possible. Do you know that it has been almost 30 years since Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was released for the first time? National Power Rangers Day was created by the hardcore fans of the Power Rangers to celebrate one of the most popular action shows on T.V., the Power Rangers. Fans celebrate this day by dressing up as their favorite Power Ranger and getting together with other fans for Power Ranger-themed parties.
History of National Power Rangers Day
The origins of Power Rangers can be traced back to the 1970s when Marvel Comics agreed to exchange ideas with a Japanese television production company, the Toei Company. It was at that time that the Japanese version of Spiderman was created. Three series of “Super Sentai” were also created around this time which gained immense popularity in Japan.
Power Rangers was created as an American counterpart to “Super Sentai.” The plot was modified a little to fit into the American television standards. The series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” was created with five teens dressed up in colorful suits, fighting monsters and robots like Zord and Megazord, who were adopted from “Super Sentai.”
Briefly, the show was banned in New Zealand for being too violent for children. The “Power Rangers” was distributed by Saban Entertainment which was bought by the Walt Disney Company in 2001. The season “Power Rangers Jungle Fury” was released in 2008 and “Power Rangers R.P.M.” in 2009. Businessman Haim Saban, founder of Saban entertainment bought back the franchise from Disney in 2010.
On their 20th anniversary, Nickelodeon decided to air the season “Power Rangers Megaforce.” Toy and board game company, Hasbro proclaimed August 28 to be celebrated as National Power Rangers Day. To mark their 25th anniversary, “Power Rangers: The Ultimate Visual History,” a magazine describing all the Power Ranger seasons along with a list of toys was released by Inside Edition.
National Power Rangers Day timeline
Marvel Comics and Toei Company collaborate and exchange ideas for shows.
“Power Rangers,” which is an American adaptation of “Super Sentai,” is created,
The first season of Power Rangers, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers'' airs.
National Power Rangers Day is created by the toy company Hasbro to celebrate the show.
National Power Rangers Day FAQs
Is “Power Rangers” still banned in New Zealand?
Power Rangers was initially banned in New Zealand as the government felt that the show might be too violent for children. However, in 2011, the New Zealand government decided to lift the ban on the show.
Is Power Rangers on Netflix?
In 2021, it was announced that “Dino Fury”, the twenty-ninth season of “Power Rangers” would air on Netflix 2022. It is the first time the show would be aired on a streaming platform.
Who are the 5 Power Rangers?
The five Power Rangers are Kimberly Hart, Zack Taylor, Jason Lee Scott, Trini Kwan, and Billy Cranston. They were recruited by Zordon who gave them special powers.
National Power Rangers Day Activities
Dress up as Power Rangers
What better way to celebrate National Power Rangers Day than to dress up as your favorite power ranger. Choose the character you want to play and meet up with other friends for a Power Ranger cosplay party.
Share it on social media
Let everyone know you're celebrating this day. Take pictures and videos of yourself with your Power Rangers costume and share them on your social media page.
Watch old seasons
Invite your friends over to watch some of the first seasons of Power Rangers that aired in the early 1990s. It will surely get you nostalgic and is bound to bring back memories. You can also watch Power Rangers even if you have never watched it.
5 Fun Facts About Power Rangers
Original scenes were included
Some of the fight scenes in “Power Ranger'' were taken directly from “Super Sentai.”
Zordon was shown only once
The character of Zordan appeared on the show only once and only did the voiceover for the rest of the show.
There were plot holes
The characters were supposed to be in high school but seemed to be drinking without I.Ds.
The initial name was different
Initially, the makers wanted to name the show “Dino Rangers'' which was changed at the last minute.
T.M.N.T. were on the show
The episode called “Shell Shocked'' featured the famous ”Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
Why We Love National Power Rangers Day
It gives us a chance to go back to our childhood days
For many of us, Power Rangers is not just a television show, but an emotion. This day gives us a chance to celebrate the “Power Rangers” show and bring back memories.
It gives us a chance to have a good time with friends
National Power Rangers Day is an opportunity to bring out the child in you. In this age of stress and monotonicity, this holiday allows us to dress up in costumes and have fun with our friends.
It gives us a chance to watch something new
If you are someone who was born after 2010, chances are that you are not familiar with Power Rangers. This is the perfect opportunity for you to watch “The Power Rangers'' and understand why the show was and continues to be a favorite for millions worldwide.
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