Power Rangers Samurai
|Power Rangers Samurai|
Top: The logo for Power Rangers Samurai season 1
Bottom: The logo for season 2, Super Samurai
|Created by||Haim Saban
|Written by||Yasuko Kobayashi (original Shinkenger scripts)|
|Directed by||Peter Salmon
Hector David Jr.
Brittany Anne Pirtle
|Opening theme||"Go Go Power Rangers"|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||45 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Jonathan Tzachor|
|Production company(s)||SCG Power Rangers
Power Rangers Productions Ltd
MarVista Entertainment (Internationally)
|Picture format||1080i HDTV
480p EDTV (downconverted widescreen)
|Original run||February 7, 2011 – December 15, 2012|
|Preceded by||Power Rangers RPM
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Re-version)
|Followed by||Power Rangers Megaforce|
Power Rangers Samurai is the eighteenth season of the American children's television series Power Rangers. With Saban Brands buying back the franchise, the show is produced by SCG Power Rangers and began airing on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons on February 7, 2011, making it the first to use the Saban name since the first half of "Power Rangers: Wild Force. As with all Power Rangers programs, Power Rangers Samurai is based on one of the entries of the Super Sentai Series; in the case of Samurai, the source series is Samurai Sentai Shinkenger. Saban Brands have said the show will have a "brighter tone and gets an infusion of fun and comedy that wasn't present in seasons 16 and 17."
Power Rangers Samurai is the first Power Rangers season to be shot and broadcast in HD and to be airing on Nickelodeon.
Samurai is split into two 20-episode seasons; the second set of 20 episodes began on February 18, 2012  and is called Power Rangers Super Samurai, which is being called a new season. Super Samurai is considered the nineteenth season.
The Samurai Power Rangers–Red Ranger Jayden, the stoic leader; Blue Ranger Kevin, the devoted second-in-command; Pink Ranger Mia, the big sister; Green Ranger Mike, the creative rebel; Yellow Ranger Emily, the youngest and most innocent; and Gold Ranger Antonio, the expressive fisherman/tech wiz– fight the evil Master Xandred and his army of Nighloks, who want to flood the planet with the waters of the Sanzu River to bring about the end of civilization.
Saban announced they would be enacting an "aggressive" multimedia focus, with planned apps, games, streaming content, and social media content in addition to live shows and a feature film. The run-up to the new series was promoted by 145 Days of Power Rangers, a daily airing of every Mighty Morphin episode in order. An official Power Rangers Facebook page was also created.
For the second batch of episodes airing in 2012, Saban began promoting the season with the title of "Super Samurai" to reflect the upgrades to the Rangers powers (glimpsed already in "Clash of the Red Rangers The Movie"). Actor Hector David, Jr., released an official teaser poster for "Super Samurai" on his Facebook profile.
- Alex Heartman as Jayden, the Red Samurai Ranger
- Najee De-Tiege as Kevin, the Blue Samurai Ranger
- Erika Fong as Mia, the Pink Samurai Ranger
- Hector David Jr. as Mike, the Green Samurai Ranger
- Brittany Anne Pirtle as Emily, the Yellow Samurai Ranger
- Steven Skyler as Antonio, the Gold Samurai Ranger
- Rene Naufahu as Mentor Ji
- Paul Schrier as Farkas "Bulk" Bulkmei
- Felix Ryan as Spike Skullovitch
- Jeff Szusterman as the voices of Master Xandred and Octoroo
- Kate Elliott as the voice of Dayu
- Rick Medina as Deker
- Derek Judge as the voice of Serrator
The Samurai Rangers' individual Zords are called Foldingzords, as they fold out from an Emblem Form into a small animal form. To pilot them, the Rangers write the kanji for "super" (超 chō ) to enlarge them while the process transforms the Ranger into Mega Mode.
Papercutz produced two issues of a comic book based on Power Rangers Super Samurai.
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