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  1. F Frank Bromley
    February 18, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

    that’s… STUPID Huracanger had a male yellow and in what universe is Luca Feminine?

    • K kelleth
      February 18, 2013 @ 4:09 pm

      Don’t forget Magiyellow

      • M Mico Ginez
        February 18, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

        They’re saying “modern”, but in reality they were trying to say “in recent”, as from the 30th Anniversary Sentai (Boukenger) up till the last (Go-Busters) have female Yellows. In terms of age broadcasting (Kindergarten to Early Elementary) that would be inside the range of the current viewing child, and mostly would only be familiar with Sentai from their generation.

    • A Andy
      February 18, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

      um, i DO think Luka (i’m assuming you mean GokaiYellow here) is pretty feminine.
      sure, she’s a tomboy and makes a much better man than Don (see ep.27), but she’s still more feminine than many other tomboys out there.

    • Y Yuichi Koda
      February 18, 2013 @ 6:29 pm

      Please read my comment.

      Maybe it can be an answer to your question.

      Thanks.

  2. E Ernesto Granados Tecocoatzi
    February 18, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

    And Toei didn’t think that Kyoryuger will be adapted to power rangers, and they must use the black or the green to make it a female role? Or maybe Toei knows that Power Rangers can’t go on after the Gokaiger’s adaptation?

    • C Chris
      February 18, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

      Why can’t it go on?

    • B Bryan Turner
      February 18, 2013 @ 4:38 pm

      That’s the ticket. Have adaptation go old school.

    • S Sentai Anon
      February 18, 2013 @ 7:45 pm

      Actually, now that Saban is back in control of the Ranger series, I expect there will be a lot more changes both to storyline and characters in the future. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if we made our own Yellow for this series. We did the same with Titanium Ranger, and he was the best Ranger of the series! (Mind you, all the acting pretty much sucked. It was too similar to how commercials are done. Even so, of all the Rangers, Titanium had the best character development and personality.)

  3. C Cyberslayer
    February 18, 2013 @ 4:05 pm

    That’s….a pretty lame reason. If you never make a male yellow again then of course kids will only see it as female because you ONLY make female yellows. Give us a yellow and make him manly, it’s not that hard.

  4. T TakaComics
    February 18, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

    Or… even better: Give us a female yellow, and make her a powerhouse. Show that girls can be strong as well. You could even have an episode about it! All the guys start thinking “She can’t do it, she’s a girl,” and then BAM! She does it better than all of the men on the team. UGH! This annoys me SO much. I know that there’s a history of this kind of thinking in Japan, but there’s also a huge feminist movement right now. Wake up, Takahito Ohmori, and look around you.

    • D Derek Burrow
      February 18, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

      Its a bunk statement. Luka and Ahim were both INCREDIBLY strong female characters. Heck, Ahim was the default heir-in-exile of her planet and one of the greatest heroes of the anti-Zangyack resistance. She was given one of the most powerful and inspiring characterization episodes of a female Sentai hero. Luka easily matched blades with the rest of the team, was strong, independent, and equally badass to Marvelous and Joe. And that’s just Gokaiger, but it still dispels the idea that “girls just aren’t strong enough”.

      Mind you, Power Rangers has had its share of teams which were pretty much led by their female members. Jen (Time Force Pink) and Taylor (Wild Force Yellow) were the most experienced members of their teams, even if somehow the inexperienced Red Rangers became the leaders. Vida (Mystic Force Pink) was one of the more engaging members of the team (mind you, I found Vida a big step up from Houka, aka MagiPink).

      We shall, I suppose, see how things go. I am REALLY looking forward to the first episode of Kyoruger, once it gets subbed.

      • Y Yuichi Koda
        February 18, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

        Please read my comment.

        Maybe it can be an answer to your question.

        It is just a problem of translation or interpretation.

        He never said that.

    • B Bandara Shane Hallawa
      February 18, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

      Actually that sounds incredibly cliched.

      Honestly, does everything have to be sexism if it says women are different than men in this or that way? I’m not saying sexism isn’t real, but I get really tired of people yelling sexism in a “2+2=4” way at things that are, at best, debatable.

      • D D H
        February 18, 2013 @ 9:56 pm

        This, this, this. I keep thinking, looking at harem mangas and the like, that people blow every little thing out of proportion. It’s all “look, there are tons of skimpy dressed females in this manga, it’s sexist, and unrealistic and there should be blah blah blah,” and yet, I can pull up tons of shoujo/josei manga that feature scantily clad pretty boys with unrealistic proportions, or just turn on the TV and find guys topless and in briefs and what not, but somehow that’s okay, and not sexist at all. Why is it okay to complain about a guy’s female-related-fantasies, but all female’s male-related-fantasies are okay and don’t need any complaints, or rather, if you do complain, you’re sexist because you don’t like half-naked men being crammed in your face?

    • Y Yuichi Koda
      February 18, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

      Please read my comment.

      Maybe it can be an answer to your question.

      It is just a problem of translation or interpretation.

  5. S Scott Sandler
    February 18, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

    To Sentai producers: Way to be sexist! Hasnt Power Rangers taught you anything? We’ve had female leaders and female blues and reds, and they werent butch! They held their own! Why not have a female yellow in there and hold her own? Is it that Japanese women are weaker than American women?

    • D David Runyan
      February 18, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

      when did we have a female red and blue? I thought they were always pink and yellow

    • Y Yuichi Koda
      February 18, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

      Please read my comment.

      Maybe it can be an answer to your question.

      It is just a problem of translation or interpretation.

      • R Ren
        February 19, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

        That is still horribly sexist, just as bad as the translation they offered.

    • Y Yuichi Koda
      February 19, 2013 @ 8:31 pm

      By the way, Power Rangers has never taught Sentai Series anything about “female leaders and female blues and reds”, because that is what Sentai Series has taught Power Rangers.

      • K K
        February 19, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

        Power Rangers had a female Red first (in SPD) but Sentai had a female Blue first

        • L Lyndon Tan
          February 20, 2013 @ 12:19 am

          I don’t think the female SPD red is much an example you’ll expect, given her betrayal, along with the rest of her team.

  6. J Jachan
    February 18, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

    Ask Zyuranger and Timeranger both because Sabertiger Yellow and TimeYellow both were already MEN before, none of them act like a feminine. =/

  7. K Kyoryu Violet
    February 18, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

    Hooray sexism?
    He could’ve just said the yellow sash would not work with a fully yellow costume.

    • K K
      February 18, 2013 @ 6:31 pm

      Wouldn’t they have decided on the set-up of the team before the costumes were designed? If they were going to have a Yellow, the sash wouldn’t be there

  8. S Shanks
    February 18, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

    So….. sexism. More male then female? Whatever

    • Y Yuichi Koda
      February 18, 2013 @ 6:59 pm

      You may be politically correct in US or north-west Europe, I agree, since I myself have lived in US.

      With that in mind, if to defend what he really means, they are just trying to express the “physical” strength so as to defeat dinosaurs, not a “mental” strength, even not a “human” strength, you know.

      By the way, please read my comment.

      Maybe it can be a help to understand what he really want to say.

      There seems to be a problem of translation or interpretation.

      • A Antony Wet-Biscuit McGlee Chur
        February 18, 2013 @ 8:05 pm

        to think of it this way, one super strong girl can match up to four other men. i don’t think it’s sexism, but feminism. it wasn’t their original intent, but kyoryupink seems like more than a match for the guys on the team, given how carefree she is during the battles

        • B beeboopbeep
          February 19, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

          It feels less like feminism when they have to explain that the reason there isn’t a yellow sentai member is because using that color on a male would be loosely associated with being weak because it’s feminine.

          Actually no, you’re right, that’s totally feminism!

    • L Loghorn
      February 18, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

      LOL. You act like that this is the first time that they only had one female member on a team. Look at Goranger, J.A.K.Q., Battle Fever J, Denjiman, Goggle V, Dynaman, Liveman, Turboranger, Zyuranger, Dairanger, Kakuranger, Gingaman, GoGoV, Timeranger, Gaoranger, Hurricaneger, Abaranger, Gekiranger, & Go-Busters.

      Plus Sun Vulcan didn’t have a female member at all, as it’s just only 3 guys.

      • E Evan Thomas
        February 21, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

        With Liveman, Hurricanger, Abaranger, Gekiranger, and Go-Busters, what was nice about them was that even though there was only one female in all of them, they were a different color other than pink which was substituted for either Yellow or Blue. It’s so irritating that the Pink has to Always be a female just because Japan still must be under the ancient stereotype that Pink is only a girls color.

        • B Ben English
          September 19, 2013 @ 5:55 pm

          Ancient my ass. That’s an invention of the tail end of the 19th century

    • H Héctor
      February 19, 2013 @ 8:29 am

      It’s not sexism. It’s merchandising. Sentai is for male kids (that’s what japaneses say) and they always sell a lot more figures of the male characters. Less girls, more sold toys. The SH Figuarts female figures ar almost all Limited Edition and really expensive, because they have to earn the more money they can with the less figures made. That is the real reason

      • B Ben English
        September 19, 2013 @ 5:56 pm

        It’s still sexism even if it’s merchandise-based sexism.

  9. G gigaxbuster
    February 18, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

    Could have replaced pink with yellow.

  10. J Jonny Foster
    February 18, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

    That’s such a sexist reason. Sentai has always been sexist whether they realize it or not. To see teams like this again, it takes me back to the first time I saw Ninja Storm and wondered why there is a ratio of 5 guys to 1 girl on a team of Rangers. I can’t wait for the day when there’s a team of 3 guys and 3 girls. A team where the leader is female and isn’t leader by default or some special reason like in Shinkenger.

    • Y Yuichi Koda
      February 18, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

      Time Ranger had a female leader, Tme Pink.

      Kaku Ranger had a female leader, Ninja White.

      • M Macho NYC
        February 18, 2013 @ 7:07 pm

        but americans put them as leaders not japanesse

        • A Adam Dreifus
          February 18, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

          Incorrect. They were leaders in the super sentai as well.

        • Y Yuichi Koda
          February 18, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

          Do not lie.

          Both original Time Pink and Ninja White are leaders in Super Sentai Series.

          • M Macho NYC
            February 18, 2013 @ 11:55 pm

            doubt bruh. Red will always be the leader u gotta show me one video to prove it

          • Y Yuichi Koda
            February 19, 2013 @ 12:48 am

            Video?

            What you have to do is only to watch the 1st episodes of both Kaku Ranger and Time Ranger.

            Ninja White is called “Tsuru-Hime”, she is “hime”, which means “princess” in Japanese language, so “Tsuru-Hime” means “Princess Tsuru”, and other Kake Ranger members are her servants.

            Time Pink is only the undercover proffesional agent of police in 30th century, other 3 (Blue, Yellow, Green) are freshmen of time patrol, and Red is the only guy of 20th Century.

          • L lionsandbears
            February 19, 2013 @ 3:34 am

            I felt that Ninja White was not really the leader except at first, because she knew more than the others, that role fell to Sosuke as the series wore on. Time Pink was not the leader of the team, and Timeranger went down as a team that had no declared leader. Though it was Tatsuya who took the other four in hand, helped them by providing a place to live and guidelines for working, and who high-handedly trapped them aboard the time-ship and sent them back to their own time.

          • K K
            February 19, 2013 @ 10:56 am

            She’s considered the official team leader, but Sasuke (Red) is still the main character. It’s the same for Timeranger.

        • J justadude
          February 19, 2013 @ 1:27 am

          Time Pink and Ninja White were leaders in both Japanese and American. Gekiyellow from Gekiranger was leader too in the same episode she became a yankee. Not only that but the ratios were off on those seasons too with many more guys than women but they were the leaders of all of them.

    • S Sentai Anon
      February 18, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

      I don’t see it as being sexist. The biggest reason Toei started adding more than one female Ranger was in an attempt to up viewership by young girls. Honestly, Sentai, as well as Power Rangers, has been deemed a “boys’ show”, and not by Toei or Saban or any of them. The kids themselves deemed it that way. Also, I have some female friends who did watch Power Rangers growing up, and they were actually satisfied with the makeup of the teams. They thought it was cool that the girls were the underdogs, and that when the guys were in a serious pinch, it was the girls that saved the day. And you know what, I agree with them. So, sexist? Not really. If anyone’s being sexist, it’s the little kids that watch the show. In any case, this break from tradition could, in the future, lead to a change of gender-color pairings. It seems to me, from the way they have done Gokaiger and GoBusters, that Toei has many changes in mind for the Sentai series, and is slowly starting to implement them.

      • A Adam Dreifus
        February 18, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

        This is assuming that kids can’t relate to protagonists of the opposite gender. Which really isn’t the case. Super Sentai and Kamen Rider attracts a very large female fanbase, and magical girl series tend to have large male fanbases as well.

    • E Evan Thomas
      February 21, 2013 @ 9:16 pm

      Ninja Storm/Hurricanger at least did not have the female be Pink.

      What’s Awesome about Akibaranger, even if it’s unofficial is that there is only 1 guy and 2 girls.

  11. L lazycoconut
    February 18, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

    I’d like to point out that Toei has classed Battle Cossack as a Yellow in the past despite his being orange, so does that show really count?

    It sounds like a lame excuse (and a sexist one at that) to try to sell more toys by having just one girl, even though for the last five years the Sentai with two girls have had better sale than those with one. Anyway, why not have a female Yellow instead of a Pink?

    • Y Yuichi Koda
      February 18, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

      Please read my comment.

      Maybe it can be an answer to your question.

    • D D H
      February 18, 2013 @ 10:04 pm

      Okay, again, how exactly is it sexist? They wanted physical strength, and choose not to use a “powerhouse” female. A simple decision, where they could have gone any way, but decided to use a male. Really, that’s sexist? At that point, it’s sexist not to use a female for any reason. So, basically, if I have a main character who fights, she has to be female or I’m sexist, because if I used a male, I MUST be saying “Girls can’t fight,” right? She’s in a relationship with another character, who also apparently has to be female or I’m sexist, because if I used a male, I MUST be saying “Girls can’t be in relationships/commit/whatever,” right? But wait, I’ll take flames for that, too… Instead of throwing around “sexist” flags, why don’t we just let the people tell the stories they want to tell, the way they want to tell it, instead of looking for invisible things that aren’t even there in the first place.

      Also, in the last five years, there’s only been 1 Sentai with 1 girl, unless maybe somehow for some reason you don’t count Go-on Silver… isn’t that kinda of a bias scale? Like, I could understand if there were two or three, but one series, that already had low ratings, having lower toy sells…

      • J JordanM
        February 19, 2013 @ 2:23 am

        It’s not because they only have one girl, its the REASON why. They basically said we can’t have more than one female because it’s not believable to have more than one girl that is strong. If they didn’t have yellow because they didn’t want the color or because they just didn’t think of it, it’d be fine. But here they are blatantly saying we didn’t have another female because we wanted to show that these Sentai are really strong and if we had another female we couldn’t do that.

  12. J John
    February 18, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

    It’s not “sexism”, that is an american thing. It’s simply JAPAN. Sounds perfectly reasonable for them.

    • K K
      February 18, 2013 @ 6:17 pm

      It’s not “an American thing”, it’s what is. You can dress it up as “culture” or “it’s just Japan” all you like but you’re not changing anything.

      • Y Yuichi Koda
        February 18, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

        Please read my comment.

        Maybe it can be an answer to your question.

        It is just a problem of translation or interpretation.

      • J j
        February 19, 2013 @ 9:41 am

        Japan didn’t go through a civil rights era like America did. We, as Americans, seem to think that the entire world needs to copy it’s culture from us, but that’s unrealistic. Americans are more prone to label something as ‘sexist’, but that’s just a label that is percieved differently in other cultures. Also Sentai’s target market is young boys, they do probably have a different opinion about there being two girls in a team.

  13. A anonymous
    February 18, 2013 @ 4:32 pm

    but it’s ok to have a female pink. yeah ok.

  14. K Keith Justice Hayward
    February 18, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

    I said it on Twitter and I’ll say it here. This also may come down to money. As a little boy even *I* didn’t give a crap about girl character toys. They would NOT be getting my money. So financially it might make more sense to them to have another tough boy for the main audience of little boys to buy verse getting less money on a female web exclusive. Which sucks for us big kids, cuz we just like character… male or female, but.. they gotta make that money. Koichi Sakamoto though has a pretty powerful track record of making badass female characters. ANd Nao Nasagawa is a part of this cast… I’m hoping we see a warrior female presence that’s not another Ranger.

    • G gamergeekfather
      February 18, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

      Ya, I think what he meant by kids, he meant “boy” because this is a boy demographic show. If we’re gonna get into the sexism of super sentai, then why don’t we ride Precure’s ass for not having a male precure?

      • K K
        February 18, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

        Perhaps we should? Why NOT have a male Cure? But if PreCure were the reverse of Sentai and had at least one guy every year, then it would make sense to question why there weren’t more and/or why a guy couldn’t lead the team

  15. A Auvers
    February 18, 2013 @ 4:44 pm

    So… sexism is the reason. Cool.

  16. A Andy
    February 18, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

    sexists.
    so now they’re going full-on with the Power Ranger mentality?
    i know it’s not because there’s no Yellow that a Sentai will suck (remember Changeman), but that justification is just bogus.
    and why would kids think Yellow was a female? now were Tsubasa, Kouta, Gaku and Domon girls? and that’s just mentioning the male Yellows in the last decade – Kouta and Domon were even in Gokaiger, so kids who never saw Hurricanger or Timeranger WOULD know there were male Yellows before.

  17. J Jean Basil 让罗勒加拉 Regala
    February 18, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

    if there’s no yellow for kyoryuger, there can be…. KYORYUGOLD!! xD

  18. Y Yony Trisno Adianto
    February 18, 2013 @ 5:07 pm

    if the reason is to show the characters to be absurdly strong, and they chose to have more male characters over female characters, then. why there is pink ranger?
    i think Its wise to use yellow ranger than pink

    • Y Yuichi Koda
      February 18, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

      Please read my comment.

      Maybe it can be an answer to your question.

    • R red09
      April 15, 2013 @ 2:55 am

      wouldn’t that be stereotyping that pink is a weak color?

  19. N Nicholas Gentle
    February 18, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

    Everyone is taking this way to seriously, it’s not really sexism as it is showing concern about how well the show is going to do, since seeing how the last series didnt do so well, they would probably want to do something about that.
    And besides, we just got a Sentai with more females than males, although an unofficial one at that

  20. L Luis Justice Bulls
    February 18, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

    The chief producer didn’t want to break the magic. The real reason is to avoid the recurring problems that yellow elements in the outfit designs brought in previous sentais, but saying that in a magazine would allow some kid to actually realize that the show is a lie.

  21. Y Yuichi Koda
    February 18, 2013 @ 6:11 pm

    I have read the original interview of Ohmori, in Japanese language.

    Therefore, I’m really sorry to say this, but there is a problem of translation, he has never said “Seeing how modern Yellows have been female, we couldn’t have a male Yellow. If the Yellow was a male, the kids would probably think is feminine and we wanted to avoid that.”

    He says, “It has been continued that girls play Yellow members in recent Sentai series, so we have been afraid of that a new boy-Yellow member might have been received as womanish by recent kids. Therefore, in order to express absurd strength within a boy member, we have decided to avoid a new boy-Yellow member.”

    Yes, he does say “onnappoi” (女っぽい), which literally means “feminine”, especially when you use it to girls.

    But, for ordinary Japanese speakers, using “onnappoi” to a boy, which may mean “womanish” or “naïve”, or “weak”, if you have to say.

    They just intend to avoid a boy-Yellow member in this particular season, not to avoid any Yellow member in whole Sentai series.

    I hope my comment will help all of you to understand the difficulty of translation or Interpretation.

    • A Adam Dreifus
      February 18, 2013 @ 8:59 pm

      This translation has identical implications as the above translation, just with slightly different wording. I’m not really seeing how it changes things.

    • A Auvers
      February 18, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

      same thing but slightly worded differently.

    • K Keith Justice Hayward
      February 19, 2013 @ 8:57 am

      Well said. Thanks! So it’s more, we went with a different color on the tough guy, not “we didn’t want to use a woman.”

    • S Seigi
      February 19, 2013 @ 9:25 am

      I somehow get it. Having a yellow, usually the tomboy wrangling dinosaurs seems pretty standard. But having pink, usually the girly girl, being feminine yet going around and beating dinosaurs makes her look even more freakishly powerful, even among other guys. Like Hina in OOO.

      • K K
        February 19, 2013 @ 5:53 pm

        There’s no law that a Yellow must be a tomboy. A Yellow could have had a personality like Hina’s (which is still different from Amy) and still be physically strong. The idea of “having just one girl is more special” is bullshit. Having a character defined as “The Girl” is bad writing/planning as well as sexist.

    • E Evan Thomas
      February 21, 2013 @ 9:04 pm

      But why couldn’t they ever consider giving the female a different ranger color? We’ve already had female blues before and even had a Female Red in Shinkenger. We’ve never had a black female before. Green would’ve worked too in Go-Busters had their been a ranger operating the Frog Robot (Especially since the frog Buddyroid was female). Not to mention the colors Purple and Orange that have only been rarely used.

  22. V vakuso
    February 18, 2013 @ 7:13 pm

    there just making stuff up. they could have easily made pink into yellow, and there whole thing about not wanting a male ranger to seem feminine is not true either, i mean look at Kyoryu black

  23. U UkiyaSeed
    February 18, 2013 @ 7:45 pm

    Bioman started the Sentai Yellows with Yellow Four.

  24. S Sentai Anon
    February 18, 2013 @ 8:03 pm

    Seriously, guys, enough with the “that’s so sexist!” remarks. Think about it. How many girls do you know watch/watched Power Rangers growing up? How many would want to? I know, having grown up watching the original Power Rangers, that the show was always seen as a “boy’s show”. And it wasn’t Saban that deemed it so. Other kids deemed it that way, boys as well as girls. And a lot of the girls I know that actually watched Power Rangers used to get made fun of by other girls horribly for doing so. So, who’s really being sexist? And who really cares? So, they don’t have a second female member, and there’s no Yellow. Big whoop. Why didn’t any of you idiots say anything when they cut out the Pinks? Didn’t hear any of this crap then. And you know what, I think making it only one female, and making her a kind of an underdog character, might be just what Sentai needs to get female viewership up. I mean, this Pink is supposed to be strong enough to beat a dinosaur, right? That means she’s on par with any single of the other guys. Bearing that in mind, I think making her the only female, on par with the guys, is what might just grab the girls’ attentions.

    • R Ren
      February 19, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

      I knew at least three friends, and watched it myself. I also had a friend who loved it on but had problems seeing it at the time because her dad only let her watch “girl” shows. Nothing about the fights, he just thought since it was for boys she shouldn’t watch it.

      Yeah girls can be horrible with bullying, but that doesn’t make the status quo okay. Pretty much it boiled down to the girls you knew couldn’t like the series for fear of being harassed, which that sounds like a unfair reason to ignore some entertainment they might find fun.

      Having a girly pink is good, I loved Ahim. That doesn’t stop the reasoning of why there isn’t a yellow from being sexist. And having one girl makes me think this is business as usual, her there as the token girl which isn’t attention grabbing. Comments like this from the staff make me think her getting treated as strong as the guys even more unlikely.

  25. L Loghorn
    February 18, 2013 @ 8:58 pm

    Has he forgotten that there were male yellows in Goranger, Denjiman, Sun Vulcan, Goggle V, Dynaman, Liveman, Turboranger, Jetman, Zyuranger, Dairanger, Kakuranger, Gingaman, GoGoV, Timeranger, Gaoranger, Hurricaneger, & Magiranger?

    • D D H
      February 18, 2013 @ 9:50 pm

      Doubtful. Have you forgotten that he’s said MODERN Yellows, and that it’s been 7 years since there has been a male Yellow?

  26. L Loghorn
    February 18, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

    LOL. I’m just…laughing. You all act like that this is the first time that they only had one female member on a team. Look at Goranger, J.A.K.Q., Battle Fever J, Denjiman, Goggle V, Dynaman, Liveman, Turboranger, Zyuranger, Dairanger, Kakuranger, Gingaman, GoGoV, Timeranger, Gaoranger, Hurricaneger, Abaranger, Gekiranger, & Go-Busters.

    Plus Sun Vulcan didn’t have a female member at all, as it’s just only 3 guys.

    • K K
      February 19, 2013 @ 10:46 am

      And? Back in the ’70s or ’80s, it was considered progressive to show any woman fighting alongside guys at all. In 2013, times need to change. Sun Vulcan was a horrid show anyway.

  27. R Ry-Guy
    February 18, 2013 @ 9:17 pm

    I was about to contradict them on Battle Fever J, but I guess Battle Cossack’s more of an orange than a yellow. I will say, though, that there’ve been a few male yellows that I wouldn’t consider feminine in recent years; Ninja Storm and Mystic Force Yellows were both plenty tough (yes, Chip was NERDY, and maybe not as tough as Xander or Nick, but I wouldn’t say it screamed feminine, either. *shrugs*

  28. D D H
    February 18, 2013 @ 9:48 pm

    Yeah, everybody is blowing this out of proportion pretty badly. It’s not sexism, because of the reasoning behind it. Let me rephrase this in the a way that the producer either can’t, or won’t:

    “Yellows have, over the past few seasons, been females. It’s now an established idea that yellow sentai = female. Bandai tells us female figures don’t sell. So we decided to limit our female characters to 1 so that they may sell more toys. Therefore, we decided against using yellow, as if someone was to look at past seasons when considering buying the toy, they may decide that the new Yellow would be female and therefore not want it. So we are eliminating that possibility so that we can sell as many toys as possible.”

    It’s got nothing to do with sexism, or strength, or other reasons. I don’t care what he says, we all know it. It’s the same reason we won’t see a female Red, or a main female Rider, etc… Seriously, stop trying to read to far into this, it’s ridiculous…

  29. J Jakop
    February 19, 2013 @ 3:10 am

    What? Choshinsei Flashman..??

    Wrong! First yellow ranger was on Himitsu Sentai Goranger(1975) already.

    Oh, did you mean female yellow ranger? wrong twice. Chodenshi Bioman has first female yellow ranger.

    • A Al
      February 19, 2013 @ 6:02 am

      Idiot. What the blog poster meant was that starting from Flashman onwards, the color yellow has been a staple for almost 27 years. In short, yellow held a long streak in Super Sentai until it was broken in Kyoryuger.

  30. S Sefiros
    February 19, 2013 @ 6:53 am

    Gold is almost the same color. Why put a Gold on the team if they wanted to avoid a feminine Yellow?

    • K K
      February 19, 2013 @ 10:40 am

      Because Gold and Silver are pretty much the default for Sixth Rangers now, and all Gold Rangers except DekaGold (who appeared for about half a minute in the Dekaranger movie) have been female

      • K K
        February 19, 2013 @ 10:41 am

        * I meant “all Gold Rangers except DekaGold have been MALE.” Sorry! Also, all Golds have been Sixths, so kids expect a Gold to be a guy

  31. A AshMasing
    February 19, 2013 @ 7:15 am

    To say someone is manly or girly is merely strengthening the idea of gender stereotypes. I mean a tomboy isn’t manly, she’s tough and a wimp isn’t girly, he’s gentle.
    You have to understand that maybe this does appeal to the audience but Takahito Ohmori needs to realize that there is an older audience of super sentai internationally, with a great number of female fans. To say that they want more guys in a show because they need to defeat strong foes is basically TEACHING kids that only guys can be tough….

  32. S Seigi
    February 19, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    You guys should try looking at it from their perspective. What they wanted to convey was that the characters are so freakishly strong that they can straight up and punch out dinosaurs on their own. They even went to label the team “the strongest bunch in history” and “I’ve never seen guys this strong!”. In a team where everyone is strong enough to beat a dinosaur, you’re going to have to show that each member is powerful in their own way. Case Luka and Ahim. Both are arguably strong members in their own right. But they’re two girls in a six-person team. Want to make a character look really, really strong? Make her the only female of the team, and make her pink, the usually girly girl type. That gives her character a lot of strength. A whole lot of feminine strength, which makes her stand out and shine in comparison to how strong the others are.

    Take Hina from OOO, for instance. If Satonaka or Chiyoko were as freakishly strong as she were, would Hina look as freakishly strong? Nope. They gave Satonaka and Chiyoko other forms of badassery as to differentiate their characters. Same goes for Hina. Ignore her gender for a moment and look at her as the only character in the cast who’s ridiculously powerful, even without transforming. That’s one of her defining traits, what makes her unique. But in Kyoryuger, everyone’s freakishly strong. So of course they’re going to have to further differentiate how each member is strong in their own way, which is what the writers of Kyoryuger are trying to do with pink.

    Sentai is anything BUT sexist. The only sexist thing here is how a lot of people seem to think that only by having more women, or having women in traditionally masculine roles and emulating masculine features can something not be sexist.

    • K K
      February 19, 2013 @ 10:42 am

      “The only sexist thing here is how a lot of people seem to think that only by having more women, or having women in traditionally masculine roles and emulating masculine features can something not be sexist” – But Sentai rarely does that. Would you expect to see a female character who acted like, say, Ian? Why not?

  33. A Aaronus
    February 19, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    that’s bullshit, they could make the current Blue their Yellow, no chance of confusion there

  34. H hentailover
    February 19, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

    So basically there’s no yellow member because of sexims. “Girls are weak and helpless” after all… Japan -_-

    • L Lyndon Tan
      February 20, 2013 @ 2:15 am

      Close. Actually, it’s “Yellows are weak and helpless”. It does not matter what gender Yellow is, he or she will be given an impression of being girly and therefore, these negative traits.

  35. R Ryuki EX
    February 19, 2013 @ 11:42 pm

    As much as I strongly agree that Kyoryuger is a show whose target are male kids and male figure sell more (even as a kid, I prefer the male toys more than the female ones), why didn’t Ohmori just say something like, “The reason why there is no KyoryuYellow is that, you should already realized it by now” then drops a hint which implies that KyoryuGold is a substitute for a KyoryuYellow. At least that make more sense.

  36. L Lyndon Tan
    February 19, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

    Face it guys*, you are no better than Takahito Ohmori. You really wanted two girls to a team because it means more girls to f*p towards..

    * Referring to most of the older male audiences

    Search in your heart. You know it is true. Otherwise, search for the past comments when previous sentai entries where their civilian forms were first shown. If there were comments on the female, it will be on their looks, not their strengths.

  37. W Werglederp
    February 20, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

    Well pink doesnt really seem like a “strong” color to me

  38. I IXA_ON
    February 23, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

    So instead they make the black ranger famine with his pose… Job well done.

  39. L lionsandbears
    February 24, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    Hey! Why was there really no Pink Buster?!

  40. T Thomas Buster
    March 1, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

    Yellow Flash wasn’t the first yellow, it was just the first of the 27 consecutive yellows.

    Goranger, the original sentai, was the first to have a yellow. Every sentai before Flashman except JAKQ, Battle Fever J, and Changeman had one too. It’s not something that Flashman started.

  41. M Matt Piasecki
    March 3, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

    But they won’t think that the pink one is feminine?

  42. C Cat_Mafia
    April 14, 2013 @ 12:07 am

    get rid of Kyoryu Pink or make her yellow. Fuck pink

  43. C Cat_Mafia
    April 14, 2013 @ 12:07 am

    get rid of Kyoryu Pink or make her yellow. Fuck pink

  44. C Cat_Mafia
    April 14, 2013 @ 12:07 am

    get rid of Kyoryu Pink or make her yellow. Fuck pink

  45. O Owen Hall
    July 11, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    You know, they could have had Nobu-san be Yellow and Amy be Blue, since previous Tricera-themed Rangers had been Blue.

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  50. E Eduardo
    March 31, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

    No female yellow because feminist Saban will feminize yellow again. I’m glad we have a 4-male, 1-female in the core 5 for the first time in Power Rangers. It was ok they feminized yellow in the first MMPR season but it got lame after that. Feminizing sucks when you force it on people.

  51. M Martha
    March 31, 2016 @ 1:06 pm

    Feminism is poison to today’s society. Both Saban and Toei shouldn’t listen to them.

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