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Three Super Sentai Strongest Battle Episode Summaries Revealed

The plot of the first three episodes of the upcoming Super Sentai Strongest Battle miniseries have been revealed with a ‘Marvellous’ kick off!

The summaries were revealed by Japanese site, AkkiNews, but were later translated by Rangerboard user, Dukemon.

Battle 1 – Episode Name TBD, airing on February 17th in Japan:
Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger are suddenly attacked by a mysterious warrior named Gaisoulg. Captain Marvellous feels guilty of not protecting his team and crosses swords with Gaisoulg. During the fight, a mysterious “Shining Plate” appears, Marvellous/GokaiRed touches it and is transported to Planet Nemesis. He then discovers that many Sentai heroes from the past received that same plate, and have all been called there.

The heroes were gathered by the Watchman of Time, Rita. She informs the heroes that she gathered them to participate in the “Super Sentai Strongest Battle” and the winners will be able to ask for any wish they desire, using her miraculous powers. With each hero having their own wish to fight for, they are divided into 32 teams of 5, mixing and matching the various Sentai teams. The first match is between Zyuohger’s Zyuoh Eagle and Patranger’s Patoren #1!

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Battle 2 – Episode Name TBD, airing on February 24th in Japan:
In the middle of the battle, Gaisoulg interferes and challenges GokaiRed to a battle. Ninninger’s AkaNinger is injured protecting GokaiRed from his attack.

Battle 3 – Episode Name TBD, airing on March 3rd
Dekaranger’s DekaMaster and ToQGer’s ToQ #5 are set to battle, but in fact, this fight is use to lure out Gaisoulg!

What do you think about the special mini series? Are you excited to see a Ryusoulger be introduced outside of the new Super Sentai? Let us know on our social media pages!

Source: AkkiNews / Dukemon @ Rangerboard
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Toei announces Kamen Rider Shinobi series; Quiz spin-off upcoming?

Toei has recently revealed that a spin-off series, based on Kamen Rider Shinobi, is to be produced!

The Kamen Rider Zi-O spin-off, Rider Time: Shinobi, will be made available at the end of March thanks to the Toei Tokusatsu Fan Club. The spin-off series will see Tawada Hideya reprise his role Kagura Rentaro/Kamen Rider Shinobi from episodes 17 and 18 of Kamen Rider Zi-O.

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Within the series, Kamen Rider Shinobi is one of the Kamen Riders from the future that Sougo and his friends interact with. Kamen Rider Shinobi comes from the year 2022. The spin-off series is said to reveal the true nature of the character not seen in the main show. It will be directed by Kamen Rider Drive director, Shibasaki Takayuki.KRZiO-Shinobi.png

Fans are also told to look forward to a spin-off that will be announced at the Super Hero Festival KAMEN RIDER X SUPER SENTAI LIVE SHOW 2019 concert event, which will be held at the Nippon Budokan on January 23rd, 2019. The new production will be made available via the Video Pass streaming service in Japan.

Information of a second spin-off has led fans to question whether the work will feature Kamen Rider Zi-O’s latest visitor from the future, Kamen Rider Quiz.

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It was announced recently that Kamen Rider Quiz will be portrayed by Suzuki Katsuhiro, whom Super Sentai fans may recognise as Sakurada Hiromu/Red Buster from Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters.

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What do you think of Toei making miniseries’ for Riders that appear in main shows? Who else would you like see get a spin-off series? Let us know on our social media pages!

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Power Rangers Ninja Steel: Episode 17 Review

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The last few years have had many elections. The 2016 presidential election, the French presidential election, the general election, the other general election and the impending 3rd general election. But all of them are irrelevant compared to this! *Cough* Yeah, sorry for that. But anyway, school election episode. I can’t think of a segway.

The episode starts off with Calvin and Hayley being late to school where we get introduced to Phonepanzee, a monster who can copy people’s voices. I have a lot of problems with this villain. Firstly, considering he has to collect the voices individually, why didn’t he just watch clips of past Galaxy Warriors episodes and collect them from there? Considering how quickly he got their voices in the episode it would’ve just made sense to do that. But anyway Calvin and Hayley arrive at school and they see that the student body president elections are happening so they both compete. They each hire some of the other rangers to help them with their campaign. While the Rangers were discussing the election, Phonepanzee copies the rest of their voices and they notice him after he trips on a bike. Ignoring the fact that that a bike is one of the hardest things to trip up on, this is the next problem I have with him. They can’t decide whether to make him good or bad at being a villain. For example: he trips up on a bike, making himself noticeable yet he cleverly uses the Rangers voices against them in the fight scenes.

And now a problem I have with the episode as a whole, it cuts between the action and the subplot really awkwardly. When the Rangers were talking earlier, It looked like they were going to carry on with the campaign after the conversation finished. But they out of nowhere just started a fight scene. Remember how in the introduction It looked like I had a clear idea of how it was going to go but I changed it for something completely different? I did that to show how awkward the episode can be at times. And when the fight scene was over, they went back to the subplot nbd acted like nothing happened. So yeah, the presidential campaigns go on normally until someone starts a food fight using some cake that Hayley and Calvin were giving out as freebies. The writers then decide to actually do something clever and make Phonepanzee phone the Rangers individually, pretending to be another Ranger blaming the food fight on a different Ranger.

So Brody, Calvin and Sarah go to confront Hayley, under the impression that she started the fight, and they getting kidnapped and their power stars get stolen by Phonepanzee. Hayley and Preston hear that Calvin started the fight but they get stopped by Mick on the way, telling them they they shouldn’t believe everything they hear. While that is a good lesson, how does Mick know that the monster was behind the phone calls? In fact, I don’t even think he knew about the food fight. They go and investigate anyway and they bring Levi with them. They release the other rangers and retrieve their stars. They all morph and defeat Phonepanzee using one of the coolest finishers in the show so far. He, of course, grows (after a nice season 1 reference) and they defeat him using the Megazords. They go back to school and Calvin and Hayley withdraw from the election after all the trouble competing has caused.

Besides a few clever moments, this wasn’t a very good episode. It awkwardly cut from the action and the sub-plot and it had a ton of unnecessary scenes. It felt like an episode from earlier in the season where they had no idea where the series was going to go.

What did you think of the episode? Let us know in the comments!

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Power Rangers Ninja Steel Episode 16 Review.

Ah yes, Halloween. When this spooky season comes around, we can be certain of 3 things; pumpkins, small children trying to rob you of your sweets and a big celebration from Power Rangers. You know the drill, a new PSA about how to not overdose on potentially poisoned unwrapped fun-size Dairy Milk bars (as we all do) and a halloween special. I don’t usually have high expectations for Ranger halloween specials since they don’t usually bring much to the story, even in seasons I usually really like. But this year, I was quite impressed. This halloween special was a really entertaining watch and it’s not something that would seem out of place in the rest of the season.
The episode begins with the Rangers listening to Levi sing when they receive a mysterious board game. The Rangers go off to play it but Levi doesn’t want to come, because he doesn’t like board games. Levi isn’t that great of a character (I don’t need to remind you how Brody never got his burger in EP8) so him doing something like this isn’t a surprise to me but they kinda made it a big deal near the end. If they did this with a character like Brody, where it would be unusual for them to refuse something like this, it would come across as more mean. But I expect Levi to be a bit rude, making the lesson of the episode less relatable.

The rest of the rangers go off to play the board game when it is revealed that it’s actually haunted. So Cosmo is controlling the game and broadcasting it as a Galaxy Warriors halloween special. That’s actually a really good idea, considering Ninja Steel revolves around another TV show it would make sense to have a halloween special in a halloween special. Also, Cosmo is a main focus of the episode. I actually really like Cosmo. Whereas Galvanax just felt like a discount Sledge, Cosmo’s charisma brought something new to the series that we haven’t really seen in awhile. It’s a shame he hasn’t really had much development (hence why I didn’t talk about him much when I did the EP1-12 recap), something which they actually gave a bit of to him in this episode.

The object of the game is that the Rangers have to get to the end before the time runs out, every space represents a monster they previously fought and they have to fight them again when they land on their space. If the Rangers succeed in defending the monster, they get to roll the dice again. If they fail, the next monster gets a power up or the Rangers get a disadvantage. If the time runs out before the rangers get to the end, they have to give up their power stars. The Rangers aren’t allowed to leave the game or get any outside help. Overall, a pretty cool concept, having to re-defeat past monsters is an Idea that I like a lot and I wish it was done more often. The first monster they face is Trapsaw. Although the episode he was from is pretty good, he was pretty useless throughout it. I don’t know why they didn’t just use Ripperat, especially since we literally never see him placing any traps at all. It goes without saying that they defeated him quickly. The next monster was Hacktrack. But, instead of defeating him normally, Sarah used a really conveniently placed toolbox to create a device to stop Hacktrack’s hacking abilities. Considering that he was really hard to defeat originally, it makes sense that the Rangers chose a different way of defeating him. The next monster is Slogre. While the Rangers come close to defeating him, they get caught in the slow mist and lose the round, meaning they get a disadvantage in the next one. In this case, the Ranger that rolls the dice on the next turn has to face the monster alone. In this case, it’s Calvin facing off against Spinferno. Spinferno takes control of a truck, with the driver still inside, and drives it towards a cliff. To win the round, Calvin has to save the driver from falling. While he succeeds in saving the driver, he falls down the cliff and loses the round. As punishment for losing, the Rangers have to face a Skullgator and a brainwashed version of the Robo Rider Zord.

When Levi (finally) realises that he was being a bit mean for having the Rangers do something that he enjoys while not joining in with something they enjoy, he goes to find the rest of the Rangers so he can join in their game. When the Levi finds out that the Rangers are in trouble, he goes to help them. Cosmo tries to stop Levi by claiming that he’s breaking the rules, but since he isn’t playing he doesn’t have to follow the rules. Levi uses his Zord star to free the Robo Rider Zord and form the Fusionzord to defeat the Skullgator. He then destroys the hourglass controlling the game time, freeing the Rangers.

Despite my minor complaints and Levi being Levi, I really enjoyed this episode. It was cool seeing some of the season’s best villains and Trapsaw fighting the Rangers one more time and it’s nice to see Cosmo get more screentime. As I said in the recap, the show is definitely improving and this episode is proof.

What do you think of this episode or of halloween specials in general? Let us know in the comments and have a happy halloween!

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Power Rangers Ninja Steel: Episode 13 Review

To most of the fandom’s disappointment, Power Rangers Ninja Steel had an inauspicious start to the season. It arrived with very little hype or fanfare and, regrettably, the content of the show did little to enthuse even the most forgiving viewer. The story was thrown together haphazardly with little attention paid to integrating some of the eccentricities of Shuriken Sentai Ninninger (Ninja Steel’s parent series) and many balked at the repetition of the ‘Daddy issues’ used so regularly in recent memory. In short, the series just wasn’t much good. That’s all changed within the last few episodes, though, and the quality of the show has drastically improved. Episode 13, Ace and the Race, is no exception to that and builds upon the good work we’ve seen as of late.

The episode opens with the Mayor of Summer Cove welcoming us to the Lake Sunshine Fun-athalon, and the Rangers are preparing to compete in a relay race. As the race calls for three person teams, the team split in half with Preston, Hayley and Sarah comprising one team and Brody, Levi and Calvin making up the other. Moments before the start of the race, Calvin is distracted by a guy named Ace and his beautifully detailed car. Calvin goes to speak with Ace and his crew but promises to return in time for the race.

Meanwhile, on Galvanax’s ship, Cosmo Royale is introducing his newest contestant, Shoespike. The monster of the week bursts on to the stage with two Basherbots trailing behind him and rejoices at the fact he won the race. The peril our Rangers will face this week becomes clear as Shoespike exclaims, “You know what happens when you lose a race to me!” and the Basherbots are turned into trophies. Shoespike – whose Arnie-impersonator voice is reminiscent of Mighty Morphin’s Lizzinator – takes human form, declaring that once the Rangers touch his baton (careful) they will not be able to resist racing him.

Back on Earth, Calvin is taking a look under the hood of Ace’s car. He notices an oil leak and is talked into repairing it, but not before he pushes the car and its three occupants back to the school workshop. With Calvin missing, Brody and Levi are down a teammate. Enter Bob Shoespike, who volunteers to join the team. The pair touch Shoespike’s baton and are instantly transformed into douchebags, calling Sarah a loser before heading to the start line. During the course of the race, Brody shoulder barges Preston into the bushes and Levi launches a random competitor into the lake. Preston, obviously, takes exception to their behaviour and confronts them. Brody and Levi give Preston, Sarah and Hayley a hard time, again calling them losers. Bob Shoespike looks directly into the camera and adds “and you know what happens to losers…” before the three are turned into trophies before Levi and Brody’s eyes. The other competitors are also turned into trophies including Victor, who gets taken away by a stray dog. Shoespike reveals himself to be a monster and challenges the Ranger brothers to a three-legged race. The Rangers gladly accept.

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Subsequently, at the school workshop, Calvin is finishing off the work to Ace’s car. Ace misnames Calvin as Malvin and Marvin during the course of the ensuing argument, caused by Calvin’s realisation that Ace is a fraud and that he hasn’t completed a single piece of work on his own car as he claimed. Calvin feels let down by his supposed friend, Ace, but Mick reminds Calvin of his own failures in friendship, having bailed on Brody and Levi in the relay race. He concedes and dashes off to rejoin his teammates. Trophy Victor is shotput into a fish tank, meh. Victor and Monty continue to be one of the main problems with this series but I don’t think they’re going anywhere.

Calvin happens upon Brody, Levi and Shoespike warming up for their race. He discovers the three Ranger trophies and they catch him up with the story so far. Calvin confronts Shoespike and joins the team. The Rangers struggle to run cohesively at first before noticing that Shoespike is cheating; his Basherbot teammates are in face dummies and Shoespike is running alone. Despite the booby-traps set by Shoespike, the Rangers win the race in a photo finish. A Basherbot delivers the Ranger trophies, for no reason other than they needed the Rangers present to match the Sentai footage, and the team morph to fight Shoespike. The battle itself, in fact, is a carbon copy of its Ninninger counterpart and culminates in Levi and Brody working together to destroy the monster.

Brody and Levi summon Robo Red and Bull Rider but Shoespike runs rings around them. Calvin arrives in his Tonka Truck and slows the monster down with makibishi. The team form the Ninja Fusion Zord and make quick work of destroying Shoespike once and for all.

Back at the race, Calvin apologises to his friends and, of course, they forgive him in the usual sickly sweet, saccharin fashion. Victor’s trophy is finally turned back into human form, whilst still in the fish tank, and the episode closes with Victor standing in the tank with seaweed in his mouth.

All in all, this was a solid episode. The Saban team made good use of what was a difficult Ninninger episode to adapt to construct a cohesive story. The highlight of the episode, for me, was Shoespike, who got far more screen time here than in the Sentai. His design was neat and the actor who played his human form did a great job, especially during the fourth wall breaking moments. Here’s hoping that Ninja Steel continues to trend upwards as it has in the last few episodes.

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Power Rangers Ninja Steel: The Story So Far.

Power Rangers Ninja Steel is the 24th and current season of Power Rangers. It was adapted from the Super Sentai series “Shuriken Sentai Ninninger”. Next year, it was get a second season called ‘Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel’ which will celebrate the franchise’s 25th anniversary! Before then, let’s have a look at how the series is going so far. Just a warning, this will contain spoilers for the first 12 episodes of the series. If you haven’t seen any of these episodes, I would recommend catching up if you don’t want these episodes to be spoiled.

Ten years ago, a mysterious star shaped object called “The Ninja Nexus Prism” crash landed in the backyard of Dane Romero, Earth’s greatest ninja. Dane removed the metallic ‘Ninja Steel’ coating of the prism revealing the Ninja Nexus Star, a powerful shuriken. Not long after, the monster Galvanax came to search for the prism, so he could use the star’s power to rule the universe, attacking Dane’s son, Brody, in the process. He tells his other son, Aiden, to run away with the Ninja Steel and hide it. Dane goes to rescue Brody from Galvanax and uses the Ninja Nexus Star to transform into the Red Ninja Steel Ranger. However, he fails to defeat Galvanax and loses the Ninja Nexus Star to him. In a final attempt to defend the universe, Dane breaks the star into six pieces but sacrifices himself in the process. The six broken pieces appear in the Ninja Nexus Prism and they transform into six Ninja power stars. Galvanax’s general, Ripcon, captures Brody and makes him a prisoner on Galvanax’s ship.

Episode 1 – Return of the Prism

10 years later, in the present day, Galvanax’s ship goes back to earth to film his TV show, Galaxy Warriors, and find the Ninja Steel. After learning Galvanax’s plan, Brody escapes the ship with Redbot (a robot), Mick (the ship’s mechanic) and the Ninja Nexus Prism. However, they crash land with Brody and Redbot being separated from Mick. After they land, Korvaka (one of Galaxy Warriors’ contestants) follow Brody in hopes of finding the Prism. Brody gets attacked by Korvaka but Sarah and Preston, two students from the nearby high school, come to rescue him. Three of the stars inside the prism glow, Allowing Brody, Sarah and Preston to transform into the Red, Pink and Blue Ninja Steel Rangers. They defeat Korvaka and decide to go back to Brody’s old house to look for Aiden and the Ninja Steel.

Episode 2 – Forged in Steel

Meanwhile, Calvin, a car enthusiast, and his girlfriend, Hayley, find Mick while driving. Suddenly, an army of Kudabots try to attack them. Calvin and Hayley escape from the Kudabots and go to the high school. When they arrive, Mick gets mistaken for the new teacher. When Brody and his friends arrive at his house, they find a clue left by Aiden telling them where he hid the Ninja Steel: at the high school inside a trophy that his dad won. After telling Mick through his datacom, another contestant named Ripperat attacks Calvin and Hayley but the prism lands in front of them. Two more stars glow and Calvin and Hayley to transform into the yellow and white Ninja Steel Rangers. Brody and friends arrive at the school and they defeat Ripperat but he grows to giant size. The prism shows a vision of five Zords and, with five new power stars, they use the Zords to defeat Ripperat. They go back to the school and convert the out of order painting room into their new secret base. To close the episode, Sarah points out that one of the power stars is missing. It is then revealed that another one of Galvanax’s minions, Madame Odius, has the last power star.

Episode 3 – Live and Learn

While the other Rangers are studying for a quiz, Brody gets alerted by his datacom that a new contestant, Spinferno, has landed on earth. He goes alone to fight Spinferno using his datacom to help. He goes back to school for the quiz but he uses the datacom to cheat. He gets caught and puts the datacom into his bag. It later falls out of his bag so, when Spinferno comes back, they have to defeat him without it’s help. Galvanax summons a giant Skullgator to fight the Rangers. It overpowers the Ranger’s Zords but they form the Ninja Steel Megazord and defeat it. As an apology, Brody presents the Rangers with ninjacoms, a way to communicate with the team from long distances.

Episode 4 – Presto Change-O

After one of his magic shows fails, Preston discovers he can do real magic. Meanwhile, Brody discovers Galvanax has landed on earth. The other Rangers come to help him, but Galvanax retreats and summons another contestant, Slogre, to defeat the Rangers. Slogre attacks Sarah, Calvin and Hayley with mist but Preston scares him off using magic. Preston decides to try out his magic in another show but he ends up harming some of the other students. Meanwhile, Sarah, Calvin and Hayley discover that Slogre’s mist makes them slow down. Slogre steals their power stars but Preston uses his magic to get them back. He learns that he can only use his magic to help others and not for personal gain. He and Brody defeat Slogre and the rest of the team go back to normal speed. Slogre grows to giant size and the Rangers form Ninja Steel Megazord: Dragon Formation to defeat him once again.

Episode 5 – Drive to Survive

The team sees Calvin working on a new motorbike. After Sarah asks him if she could have a ride after him, Calvin reveals that he can’t drive due to a fear he has. So, Sarah offers to teach him. While Calvin is learning to drive, he falls off the bike and runs off. Meanwhile a new contestant, Tangleweb, captures the Rangers and eats them and Calvin’s new motorbike. When it is learned that the only way to help the team escape is to drive the motorbike out of Tangleweb, Calvin faces his fear and uses the bike to break the barrier to the exit. The Rangers defeat Tangleweb and he grows to giant size. They summon the Zords but Tangleweb traps them in webs. Luckily, the Prism creates a new Zord, the Rumble Tusk Zord, and manages to break the other Zords free. They form the Rumble Tusk Ninja Steel Megazord and defeat Tangleweb once more.

Episode 6 – My Friend, Redbot

Redbot is seen reading a fairy tale book about a ball. He asks Hayley whether she would like to go to the school dance but she declines, under the impression that he was joking. When she returns to the painting room later that day, she finds that Redbot is gone. She uses her dog, Cody, to help her find him but comes across another contestant, Badpipes. Badpipes uses his bagpipes to hypnotise her into giving him her Power Star but before she can hand it over, Redbot kicks him, knocking the bagpipes out of his hands. She tries to escape using Redbot’s rocket boots but they only get so far before they crash land. She recovers from the but Redbot and her ninjacom malfunctions.

Hayley sends Cody out to get help while Redbot reboots. She realises that Redbot wasn’t joking earlier and apologies to him. She follows after Cody but the Rangers arrive before she can catch up with them. Badpipes appears with Ripcon and uses his bagpipes to hypnotise the Rangers until Hayley arrives and destroys the bagpipes. The Rangers fight Badpipes while Brody Fights Ripcon. Ripcon retreats and the Rangers beat Badpipes. He grows giant but the Rangers form the Rumble Tusk Ninja Steel Megazord and defeat him again. It is then revealed that Madame Odius is keeping a prisoner that appears to be powering the Gold Power Star. Hayley, feeling bad for Redbot, dances with him back at the painting room.

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Episode 7 – Hack Attack

Sarah is seen attending various clubs at the same time. Afterwards, when demonstrating a new upgrade for the Ranger’s Ninja Blasters, her teammates ask how she could be at multiple clubs at once. Suddenly, a new contestant, Hacktrack, attacks the Rangers and somehow makes Sarah disappear. The team goes back to the painting room to warn Mick about what happened, when they see Sarah sitting in front of a set of monitors. She explains that she’s been using holograms to make it look like she’s been taking all the clubs. Hacktrack then manages to utilise Sarah’s holograms to make multiple giant Galvanaxes appear.

Sarah creates four holograms of herself to try and find a new way to deactivate the Galvanax clones. Meanwhile, the rest of the Rangers try to stop Hacktrack. When her clones end up disagreeing with each other, she deactivates them and tries to stop the clones on her own. She creates a fake hologram projector that makes Hacktrack lose control of the clones. The team defeat Hacktrack and he grows to giant size. The Rangers summon their Zords but Hacktrack files into space. They catch up with him using the new Astro Zord and the Astro Ninja Steel Megazord. They defeat Hacktrack but the Astro Zord flies off to Galvanax’s ship. Madame Odius’ prisoner uses the last Power Star to transform into the Ninja Steel Gold Ranger and escapes in the Zord.

Episode 8 – Gold Rush

The Rangers go to an autograph signing event for the country singer, Levi Weston, when Ripcon attacks with Kudabots. Brody rescues Levi while the other Rangers fight Ripcon. Ripcon makes Levi’s manager trip, revealing the Gold Power Star in his briefcase. The manager escapes while Levi asks Brody to be his bodyguard. Ripcon retreats but captures the manager. Brody is getting burgers with Levi when he is alerted that Ripcon has captured the manager. The Rangers try to fight Ripcon but they get caught in a net. However, the Rangers manage to rescue the manager and the Power Star but he can’t morph and runs away. From out of nowhere, Levi enters and picks up the Power Star to transform into the Gold Ninja Steel Ranger. Ripcon retreats but a Skullgator appears in his place. The Rangers form the Ninja Steel Megazord to defeat it.

Episode 9 – Rocking and Rolling

The Rangers are attending one of Levi’s concerts when they notice frequent earthquakes. They go to investigate when they find that a new contestant, Stonedozer, is causing them so he can try to destroy the concert hall. The Rangers manage to stop the concert and rescue the people before the building is destroyed. Stonedozer tries to escape but Levi catches up with him and defeats him. He grows to giant size but the Rangers summon the Bull Rider Megazord and the Rumble Tusk Ninja Steel Megazord to defeat him once again.

Episode 10 – The Ranger Ribbon

The Rangers are seen at the ribbon tree, a tree that people tie ribbons around to commemorate special occasions. As the Rangers talk, some people arrive and threaten to cut down the tree, to make way for a new building. When learning this, the Rangers try to protect the tree. It is revealed that Preston’s father is in charge of the building, he argues with the team and then leaves with Preston. The rest of the Rangers put up flyers in an attempt to save the tree. Preston returns and a protest is started in an attempt to save the tree. Preston’s dad tries to cut it down anyway but a ribbon celebrating Preston’s day of birth falls down, causing him to have a change of heart. As the Rangers are putting up a sign for the tree, a man walks up to Brody revealing himself as his brother, Aiden.

Episode 11 – Poisonous Plots

As an army of Kudabots attack the city and the Rangers, with Aiden, go to fight them. During the fight, a new contestant, Toxitea, poisons Brody, offering the antidote in return for the power stars. While Mick tries to make his own antidote, Levi and Hayley takes the other team’s power stars and makes chocolate replicas of them in an attempt to trick Toxitea. The trick worked and Brody is cured.

Episode 12 – Family Fusion

Ripcon attacks the city. Levi stays at the school to work on a new star while the rest of the Rangers go to fight. Aiden investigates in an attempt to find the Ranger’s base. Levi is delivering the new star to the other Rangers when Aiden breaks into the base to steal the Ninja Steel; Levi tries to fight him off. Meanwhile, Brody uses the Fusion Star to weaken Ripcon but he retreats before he can finish him off. The Rangers go back to the base to find Levi fighting Aiden. Levi shoots a laser beam into his chest when it is revealed that he is actually a robot. The Rangers defeat Aiden and all of his memories are transferred into Levi, where it is revealed that Levi is actually Aiden with his memories wiped. Ripcon is grown to giant size and so the Rangers use the new Fusion Star to combine the Bull Rider and Ninja Steel Megazords into the Ninja Fusionzord and defeat Ripcon once and for all.

Overall, this season is disappointing so far. The acting, story and characters are a big downgrade compared to Dino Charge. However, I do feel that the series is improving. The latest episodes were actually alright and I personally didn’t see the twist with Levi actually being Aiden coming. I’m excited to see what the next 8 or so episodes will bring.

What do you think of Ninja Steel so far? Let us know in the comments!