The 2018 season of Super Sentai has been revealed – Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger vs. Keisatsu Sentai Patoranger!
The season will feature two sets of Ranger teams, based on a cops and robbers theme. This will mark Toei’s second attempt at a police-themed season since Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger, which went on to become Power Rangers S.P.D. in its overseas adaption.
The season’s storyline will follow the Lupin Collection, powerful items with the ability to either save or destroy the human race. The Lupinrangers will fight to regain their historic collection, while the Patorangers will fight for justice, sometimes leading to the two sides colliding, while other times leafing to the two sides teaming up. Together, they will join an evil enemy force known as the Gangler in a three-way struggle for Earth’s survival.
The first team, Lupinranger, will feature a Red, Blue, and Yellow Ranger – with the Yellow Ranger being female. The Yellow Ranger will sport heels on her uniform, while the entire team will feature the return of capes on our heroes.
The second team, Patoranger, will feature a Red, Green, and Pink Ranger – with the Pink Ranger being female. These three Rangers will have the ability to merge into a combined form that sports a mixture of all three colors.
Lupinranger will have an air-based Zord/Mecha theme, while Patoranger will have a ground-based Zord/Mecha theme. Fans can check out the show’s official toy catalog below, providing the first look at the Zords, weaponry, and villains.
Should Lupinranger vs. Patoranger be adapted overseas into a season of Power Rangers, it would likely have to wait until 2021 – should Saban Brands decide to adapt it at all.
Lupinranger vs. Patoranger will premiere in Japan on February 11, 2018.