Fan Visualizes Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Samurai in Traditional Art Style
The Power Rangers 2017 film has brought the classic Haim Saban franchise once more to the forefront of popular culture and now that the film has released on Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital HD, fans have been able to relive the modern re-imagining of the story. The new reboot was noted for acknowledging contemporary teenage issues, including cyberbulling and social disorders, showing the franchise’s ability to adapt throughout time. Given the Japanese origins of the Power Rangers, and their roots from the Super Sentai series, one could easily see the parallels between the Rangers and the samurai of Japanese history. Well, one fan has visualized the crossover of these two worlds, with new pieces of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Samurai fan art.
Scott Wade, known as Swade Art on Tumblr, has produced new images showing the Power Rangers as Japanese Samurai in the traditional Japanese scroll art style. His series has pictured the original five Rangers – Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, and Pink – as seen in the first series and the newest film, as the classic medieval warrior faction of Japan. Each image also shows every Ranger’s Zord, although they are depicted as the actual animal that their Zord is based on, instead of the more mechanical looking versions seen in the shows and films.
As an added bonus, Wade has also created versions of Tommy Oliver as the Green Ranger and White Ranger, with the Green Ranger playing the Dragon Flute and the White Ranger brandishing the Saba sword. There even is an image of Goldar as an evil Samurai to round out the collection. This alternate look at the Power Rangers is quite impressive and would make any fan want to “Go Go” learn more about the classic Japanese warriors.
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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.