Thanks to Bruno of YouTube channel MMPRToys we’ve learned that Choujin Sentai Jetman will be coming to DVD on September 25th, 2018! This was… beyond unexpected. Ever since Shout! Factory started releasing Super Sentai seasons on DVD they’ve proceeded directly from Zyuranger, the Super Sentai season that became Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. It was assumed they’d keep releasing seasons that were adapted into Power Rangers seasons but now they’ve leapt back to release Jetman.
You can watch Bruno’s announcement of the release below.
For a long time the pre Zyuranger stuff had pretty much been officially kept out of North American hands. Back in the mid 2000’s the home media company Media Blasters attempted to license the pre Zyuranger seasons but were blocked by then Power Rangers owner Disney. It’s great to see Shout! Factory is finally bringing us even more classic Sentai.
No word on why Jetman was chosen for release but it is a fairly popular season with fans. Will Shout now work backward with the pre Zyuranger Sentai seasons? Will they skip around? We do know they’re continuing to release the seasons that were adapted into Power Rangers, Gaoranger is up next, but this is bold new territory for the company.
Honestly they can release these seasons in whatever order they want as long as they keep coming out.
Stay tuned for more info on classic Super Sentai releases!
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