Last week, we told you about the weird case of Korea’s first fully-fledged adaptation of Super Sentai—Power Rangers: Dino Force Brave, an original continuation of the Japanese show that would be adapted into Power Rangers: Dino Charge here in the West. Well, now there’s footage from the new show, and it’s even weirder than we expected.
A sequel to Power Rangers: Dino Force, the Korean-dubbed edition of the 2013 Super Sentai series, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, Dino Force Brave is the first time Daewon, which owns the rights to distributing Sentai and the Power Rangers name in Korea, has actually made its “own” show with new actors. By the looks of the trailer, the new team is not meant to be the same one that appeared in Kyoryuger/Dino Force, but a “next generation” sort of thing.
It’s still super weird—as we said when it was revealed, it’s kind of like officially licensed Power Rangers fan fiction. But there’s a level of dedication to this bizarre turn of events that’s kind of fun. The production team even actually went to Japan to use locations that were regularly used in filming Kyoryuger and many other Sentai series, to boot. Here’s, for example, the warehouse you see at 1:15 in the Dino Force Brave trailer above, being used during the Kyoryuger’s first appearance in 2013's Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: The Movie:
It’s weirdly charming. Who knows, maybe one day, Dino Force Brave’s action footage could get turned into a Westernized Dino Charge sequel, just to add another layer of Power Rangers madness to all of this.