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2017's Sentai series brings us nine space-themed Rangers

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Saint Seiya the Tokusatsu

Whenever a franchise does its best to change things up, I'm always down for seeing how they execute these new elements. With December among us, the next Super Sentai series, Uchu Sentai Kyuranger, has unveiled its designs, and the upcoming show has a recurring team of nine heroes.

As a person that loved the suits in Chouriku Sentai Ohranger and its Power Rangers counterpart, Zeo, it's great to see that the Kyuranger's helmets feature mouths that blend with their colors. With show sporting a space theme, the team's visors being shaped like the constellations they represent is a nice touch to their costumes.

The team's colors consist of Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Pink, Black, Orange, Gold and Silver. Interestingly, the show is giving us a recurring female Green Ranger, which sounds like a nice upgrade over the Ninninger V-Cinema's Mido Ninger. Their changing devices utilize spheres that contain the gang's signature constellations; thus complementing the star theme. Also, I wouldn't be surprised if Green being associated with chameleons could be a shout-out to Mele from Juken Sentai Gekiranger.

Aside from the gang's suits, we get to see their main robot, the Kyuren-Oh. Going by the toy's look, it feels like a bulkier version of Gekiranger's Geki Touja. In other words, I look forward to seeing how its costume in action.

From the looks of it, the Kyuren-Oh's main feature is that it can switch out its arms and legs with the other team's machines. In fact, each machine isn't limited to one limb so we can expect a bunch of different combinations when the show premieres next year.

Uchu Sentai Kyuranger starts on Feb. 12, 2017, so we have a bit to go until we see how this team unites to fight evil. Considering that Toei handled the Saint Seiya anime, I wouldn't be surprised if this Sentai show ends up having a few shout-outs to the series. 

So what are your thoughts on Kyuranger's designs?

[via Tokunation]

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