I cringe when I see the American footage of Samurai rangers in their suits because you can easily tell American footage and Shinkenger footage apart. I’m not sure how to explain it exactly but Shinkenger ranger suits looks shinier than Samurai ranger suits and now it’s going to be the same for Megaforce.
Yes, you can tell the difference (though partially because Samurai almost always uses Sentai footage unless there are white people in the shot.) The suits aren’t actually shinier; Toei sends the suits they use to Saban. They’re using the same suits. The difference is that for Japanese footage, the actors are more brightly lit than for American footage, so you’re just seeing more lights reflected off of the same suits.
But yeah, it’s super-annoying.
This is a little long to put in a picture, but the obvious dispute is Wild West Rangers. Plus, Zordon had mentioned previous rangers.
That’s two characters who had similar interactions. Katie’s counterpart was a man. Jen’s counterpart was fairly different. Wes’s relationship to the Time Force was pretty different from Asami’s to Timeranger. They had more similarities than previous seasons had, but it was nowhere near the level of Samurai and Shinkenger.
SPD had a recurring villain and was, in fact, quite different from Dekaranger in many ways.
Time Force had Alex and very different villains and character interactions. The only similarity was the basic premise.
Wild Force had the Cole’s Parents-Master Org subplot. Wild Force was also another Tzachor series.
Samurai’s scripts are almost completely lifted from translations of the Sentai scripts. The only original idea is the Deker-Dayu relationship. The show is basically just Shinkenger. You could just watch Shinkenger and it would be the same show, except with better acting in Shinkenger.
Implied. He implied it on twitter ;)