Daily Archives: March 27, 2013

There are HOW MANY Red Rangers? Comparing US and Japanese TV Continuity

35 Years of the Red Ranger

35 Years of the Red Ranger

Expatriate guest writer, it’s morphin’ time!

Living in Japan for the past two years, I’ve been struck by a curious difference in the way this country and my native United States approach ongoing continuity in televised speculative fiction. Shows here are constantly refreshed with new storylines and new characters that (we’re led to believe) US audiences would never stand for. Why? I have no idea, but bear with my while I lay out the basic differences and offer a few theories as to the forces at work. Continue reading