Go! Go! Loser Ranger! is a Kodansha manga that explores what happens to a Power Rangers after they have successfully defeated all of their enemies. The story follows the Dragon Keepers, a group of heroes who have become villains after winning the war against evil.
Power Rangers Transform to Villians
Once the Dragon Keepers have eliminated all of their foes, they struggle with the transition from a constant state of battle to a peaceful existence. Instead of demobilizing and downsizing, they continue to recruit new members and maintain high levels of readiness. In order to convince society that they are still needed, the Dragon Keepers brutalize and torture captured members of the alien invader army, forcing them to launch attacks on a regular basis. They then stage a performance where it initially appears that all hope is lost, but the Dragon Keepers ultimately save the day.
To keep their secret hidden, the five original Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, and Pink Rangers must stay ahead of the news media, public security, and their own recruits. This sometimes requires them to eliminate good guys or sacrifice the people they have sworn to protect. Over time, the once heroic youth have been corrupted and no longer hold to values such as truth, integrity, honor, equality, and fairness. Their purity and idealism died the day they defeated the alien invaders.
Go! Go! Loser Ranger! offers a unique and thought-provoking exploration of heroism and corruption. It is a must-read for Power Rangers fans and anyone interested in the Super Sentai genre. While it incorporates the familiar elements of Super Sentai, such as different colored hero uniforms and over-the-top villains, it offers fresh perspectives on these tropes. The manga serves as both a fun parody that challenges fans’ perceptions of the real Power Rangers and a captivating story about the corrupting influence of heroism. It can be enjoyed by both fans of the Power Rangers and newcomers to the franchise.