Hasbro's Power Rangers era and General Tokusatsu discussion

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  1. JD

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  2. Samurai8472

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    Speaking of that. Two promotional photos for Kiramei Silver

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    Also during last Saturday's directors cut of episode 1 and 2 they teased KirameiSilver

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    For June it's been revealed there will be a two week talk show type event for Kirameiger.
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    It's estimated that new episodes(they already have a tametomo focus episode and Silvers debut filmed) will start resuming around June 14th or 21st

    Silver's gear will still be released mid June

    https://toy.bandai.co.jp/series/sentai/item/detail/11405/


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  3. JD

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    So where do the Sentai, Kamen Rider, and Ultras film? Are they all in Tokyo?
     
  4. Christopher

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    Mainly Tokyo and adajacent cities like Saitama, Chiba, Yokohama, and Tsukuba, and the woods and mountains beyond. Sometimes other cities around Japan, like Kyoto whenever they do a time-travel piece set in the Edo Period, since there's a period-drama backlot there.
     
  5. Samurai8472

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    It's seems Zero-One (and Kiramager) returns will broadcast in late June. Filming will restart in begin of June

    https://news.livedoor.com/article/detail/18320646/

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  6. Christopher

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    I bet those stunt performers are going to be glad they're all wearing full-face helmets.
     
  7. Samurai8472

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    A live action Power Ranger series revolving around Tommy was proposed

    https://www.newsarama.com/50341-ins...on-david-frank-and-dark-drakkon-timeline.html

     
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    I'm continuing my journey through Ninja Steel, and have now reached the limit of what I'd seen of the season before I started my current viewing: Dimensions in Danger, which I haven't seen since it originally aired, and which will likely take on new context now that I know the NSt team better and more intimately.
     
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    Sounds like fully new episodes of both Sentai and Rider return in just a few weeks. June 21. So that isn't too bad, as disruptions go. I'm curious if this will end up affecting episode counts. Zero-One seems like it will probably finish as intended, it's closing in on it's conclusion anyway. But I wonder if Kiramager will lose episodes in the run to keep the next series starting on time? I hope not, as I'm actually enjoying Kiramager a lot so far. Sena is my favorite. I'm curious how Silver changes up the dynamic. (As an aside, too much orange in his suit, and even more in his mecha. Ugh. It's ugly as sin, but I'll wait and see if it improves in motion.)

    Been watching the new Garo: Versus Road. They've really amped up the violence for this series. Which fits the theme, and seems designed to be as uncomfortable as it has been playing, but still feels weird. Garo has always aimed a little older, but this feels like a step even further. But it's definitely a different take. This week's episode finally brings it around to Garo proper, in a way. The reveal of just what Azami is (or at least, what she is so far) is probably the most interesting thing the series has done so far. It's hard to imagine how this show has anything that even vaguely resembles a happy ending. Best we can hope for is probalby either Kuon or Amou donning the Garo armor to undo Higiri's scheme. But I wouldn't rule out an everybody dies ending either. Now I'm just curious if they'll try to 'redeem' Azami, or if she's the final villain. I'm hoping for the latter, just because she's delightful when she's sinister. Either way, even though it's hardly been a Garo feeling program so far, I've really come to enjoy it. There are some characters I really like seeing put through their paces, and the action has been largely well done.
     
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    What previous Ranger, other than Tommy or Billy, do you think could have been the teacher to the new Rangers in DT?

    Or, could it have worked in another way, maybe even better, if Tommy was the new teens' mentor but not also their teacher?
     
  12. Christopher

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    Trini would've been great at it if Thuy Trang had lived. She was as smart as Billy but able to communicate it all to laypeople. And she had this serene wisdom that could've made her a great teacher.
     
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    Watched episode 7 of Jetman this morning. Ryuu's grandma was pretty fun, I loved her jumping in front of the team with the mirror to block Mirror Dimension's beam, that was pretty badass.
    The end of the arranged marriage was a nice way to bring Kaori's attraction to Ryuu to his attention.
    I was a little disappointed we only got a couple minutes with Jet Icarus. Are there any episodes where the fight with it and the giant version of the monster lasts more than a couple hits?
     
  14. Christopher

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    Yeah, there are some that have considerably more mecha action.
     
  15. Samurai8472

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    The trademark for the next Kamen Rider series has been posted

    The Japanese kanji being used is "seiha" and (roughly) means "holy blade".

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    I hope it's Highlander influenced
     
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    I thought "there can be only one" has already been done?
     
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  17. Christopher

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    In Kamen Rider Ryuki, yes.
     
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    TokuSHOUTsu's next release is a surprising one

    https://news.tokunation.com/2020/06...-kamen-rider-heisei-generations-forever-67631

    Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER will be coming to Pluto TV with official English subtitles.


    There will also be a Kamen Rider store coming in July

    https://news.tokunation.com/2020/06/23/kamen-rider-store-opening-at-tokyo-station-67634



    A new franchise logo has been revealed.

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    I guess this is to help market it overseas. Watch out Ultraman. Kamen Rider is on your tail
     
  19. Christopher

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    Kiramager is back this week, with a time loop episode centered on Tametomo (KirameiYellow). I'm tired of time loop episodes, since I don't like the repetition, but this one didn't take too long before moving past that part, and it resolved in a clever way, with Tametomo turning the loop to his advantage and wearing down the monster.

    Part of why I'm tired of time loop episodes is that after a while you can see them coming. Whenever the first couple of scenes focus on a sequence of random events with no evident story significance, it's a giveaway that we're meant to remember those events because they're going to be repeating in a few minutes. As soon as Sena found her lost wallet, I realized, "Oh, no, it's a time loop episode."

    Speaking of repetition, Zero-One is halfway back, with a clip show numbered as "Episode 35.5" recapping the pasts of the MetsuboJinrai members and how they achieved singularity/sentience, and setting up a mystery of Jin's origins. It follows up on the previous two President Special clip shows produced during the shutdown, that were done entirely with clips and voiceovers. Now it turns out that the fake Izu that the Ark used to trick Aruto in the specials is an actual new character, Azu (or As, same as Izu = Is), the physical representative of the Ark. So now we have Noa Tsurushima in a dual role, which is cool.

    This episode was clearly shot under COVID restrictions, with no more than two people in a shot at any one time. I would guess that there are still several upcoming episodes shot before the lockdown, but I wonder how post-lockdown shooting conditions might affect the stories.
     
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    Tametomo - “Jamenshi. I’ve come to bargain”


    That was pretty dark to wear down the motw like that