[OP-ED] Did You Know? Episode 1: Super Sentai/Power Rangers in South Korea (1989-1996)
Jay Yim, Nov. 16, 2018, 11:07 a.m.
Did you know South Korea, along with various other countries, have their own adaptation of Power Rangers, which actually is their own adaptation of Super Sentai, where the American franchise originates from.
Super Sentai, which translates to Super Fighting Squadron, was first made in Japan 1975 by TV Asahi and Toei Company. South Korea adapted the series by dubbing it into Korean. Later down the line, they adapted the American name, Power Rangers, evening dubbing some of the American series.
1) Jigu Bangwidae Huloesimaen/지구방위대 후뢰시맨/Earth Protector Flashman
Chōshinsei Furasshuman (超新星フラッシュマン) was the first series South Korea dubbed as Jigu Bangwidae Huloesimaen (지구방위대 후뢰시맨), which translates as Earth Protector Flashman. It was released via video by the Daeyung Panda video company in 1989.
2) Uju Teug-gongdae Baiomaen/우주특공대 바이오맨/Space Commando Bioman
Chōdenshi Baioman (超電子バイオマン) was dubbed as Uju Teug-gongdae Baiomaen (우주특공대 바이오맨), which is translated as Space Commando Bioman. It was released on VHS tapes in South Korea in 1991.
3) Bichae Jeonsa Maseukeumaen/빛의전사 마스크맨/Light Warrior Maskman
Hikari Sentai Masukuman (光戦隊マスクマン) was dubbed into Korean as Bichae Jeonsa Maseukeumaen (빛의전사 마스크맨), which is translated as Light Warrior Maskman. It aired in South Korea in 1992.
4) Jeongyeog Jeondae Cheinjimaen/전격전대 체인지맨/Lightning Squadron Changeman
Hikari Sentai Masukuman (光戦隊マスクマン) was dubbed as Jeongyeog Jeondae Cheinjimaen (전격전대 체인지맨), which is translated as Lightning Squadron Changemen. It was released in South Korea in 1993 via video format.
5) Pyeonghwauijeonsa Laibeumaen/평화의전사 라이브맨/Peace Warrior Liveman
Chōjū Sentai Raibuman (超獣戦隊ライブマン) was dubbed as Pyeonghwauijeonsa Laibeumaen (평화의전사 라이브맨), which is translated as Peace Warrior Liveman. It was released in South Korea in 1994 via video format.
6) Jiguteuggongdae Gageulpaibeu/지구특공대 가글파이브/Earth Task Force Goggle Five
Dai Sentai Gōguru Faibu (大戦隊ゴーグルファイブ) was dubbed as Jiguteuggongdae Gageulpaibeu (지구특공대 가글파이브), which is translated as Earth Task Force Goggle Five. It was released in South Korea in 1995 via video format.
7) Teobo Yugyeogdae/터보 유격대/Turbo Guerilla
Kōsoku Sentai Tāborenjā (高速戦隊ターボレンジャー) was dubbed as Teobo Yugyeogdae (터보 유격대), which is translated as Turbo Guerilla. It was released in South Korea in 1996 via video format.