Famous Manga Artist Does 'Power Rangers' for Japan Release


It’s been several months since Saban’s Power Rangers came and left most theaters — but it hasn’t been released in Japan. That’s about to come to an end, as the big budget reboot of the camp classic TV show will open in its native country on July 15. To commemorate the release, famous manga artist Yusuke Murata, known for his work on One-Punch Man, has created a special Japanese poster depicting a beautiful blend of eastern and western comic book superheroism.

In addition to emphasizing each Power Rangers’ character traits — Trini has her headphones, Billy has a delicate house of cards, Kimberly has her cheerleader pompoms — the poster also clearly homages One-Punch Man, which is perhaps the most popular Japanese superhero franchise today (arguably even more than Super Sentai, the original Japanese show Power Rangers was adapted from). Jason the Red Ranger takes up nearly the entire bottom third of the poster with his closed left fist looking as big as his head.

Although Power Rangers from director Dean Israelite didn’t have a strong theatrical box office performance upon its release, the movie is currently enjoying an impressive run on home video. The Blu-ray, DVD, and digital versions of the film debuted at number one last week, beating out fellow Lionsgate production John Wick: Chapter 2.

See Murata’s poster for Power Rangers below.


Saban’s Power Rangers is now available on Blu-ray.

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