Former Power Ranger Opening Tokusatsu Themed Bar in Japan

For a small sub-section of a generation raised on the special effects-enriched  slugfest Power Rangers franchise — in any of its  many, many flavors, from the classic Mighty Morphin to Samurai, through things like Ninja Storm, Dino  Thunder and the classic* Mystic Force — there is likely no cooler  idea than getting drunk in the company of an honest-to-goodness Power  Ranger. To those dreamers, however, some good news: if you travel to  Japan, you can now legitimately make that happen.

Former Power Ranger  Masaru Shishido — he  played the Red Ranger known as Oh Red in Chōriki Sentai Ohranger,  which had its footage localized in the States as part of the 1996 Power  Rangers Zeo series — is opening a tokusatsu-themed bar in Japan, dedicated  not only to Power Rangers but to all manner of genre television. “There are lots  of regular bars [but] I wanted to do a bar done up after my [Oh Red] color,” explained Shishido.

Part of that color includes Rangers memorabilia, overpriced drinks and  bartenders who call each other “captain.” According  to Kotaku, the bar also has “events” planned for the truly faithful – Perhaps if we’re lucky, Shishido will don his Ranger uniform and try out some of  his former stunts for old times’ sake… Preferably sober, of course, just in  case.

(* – This may be a misuse of the word “Classic”.)

[Editor’s  Note: No, it is a 300% valid use – Caleb]

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