Hasbro's Power Rangers era and General Tokusatsu discussion

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  1. Samurai8472

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    3,2,1!

    Kamen Rider Fourze episode 1

     
  2. KamenRiderBlade

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    Kamen Rider Saber has officially ended.

    Any thoughts?

    Next week seems to be a mini cross-over between Saber & Revice.
     
  3. Christopher

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    A pretty standard finale, a little unfocused and oddly timed, in that the thing that saved the world didn't happen until after the world had apparently already ended, so how did they get it back? Though the idea that telling stories recreates the world is reminiscent of the cosmology of past KR seasons, like Den-O where our memories of temporally erased people and things allowed them to return to existence, or the Decade post-series finale movie where Decade was saved the same way.

    As for my overall thoughts on the series, I see I discussed those here two weeks ago, so I guess I don't have anything to add.


    Kamen Rider Ghost, from the same head writer as Saber, did the same thing, wrapping up its story in the penultimate episode and then doing an epilogue crossing over with the next season, Drive.

    It's always weird when consecutive seasons of KR or Super Sentai are nominally set in the same reality. One season ends with the heroes celebrating that they've finally saved the world and restored peace and can go back to their lives again, and then the Earth comes under attack again a week later and the previous team is nowhere to be found. Not to mention that the way the crossover movies and specials are set up often mean that the two series actually overlap. And the chronology gets even more warped with the way the epilogues tend to jump forward a year, but then the next series is back in the present day. Just one of many things it's best not to examine too closely.
     
  4. Samurai8472

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    Episode 2 of Kamen Rider Fourze is up



    The stubbornness to romanize "Forze" correctly makes me twitch a little lol
     
  5. Samurai8472

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    Some reflections from the cast of "Kamen Rider Saber"

    https://www.kamen-rider-official.com/saber/49

    Tenta Banka as Sora Ogami broke down in tears


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  6. KamenRiderBlade

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    So we got our first taste of KR Revice, any thoughts?
     
  7. Christopher

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    My initial reaction is dismay. Very crude, annoying, and unfunny. But then, I had a strong negative reaction to the first episode of Dekaranger, and that ended up being one of my all-time favorites. So I'll try to keep an open mind.
     
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    This isn't strictly Power Rangers, but it did amuse me. Maybe they could do a ramen episode.:D

     
  10. Samurai8472

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    Lots of information coming out about the Gokaiger special

    https://tokusatsunetwork.com/2021/09/kaizoku-sentai-10-gokaiger-story-and-guests-revealed/



    The film will also have guest appearances from Kei Hosogai, Hiroya Matsumoto, Tomokazu Seki, Jun Yamazaki, Tsuyoshi Matsubara, Rikako Sakata, Metal Yoshida all appearing in various roles related to the Colosseum, while Takamichi's actor from Kiramager is returning as Takamichi. The actresses who played the young versions of Kagura and Mio in Toq are also making cameos. This movie is packed.


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  11. KamenRiderBlade

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    I'm looking forward to it.
     
  12. Christopher

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    Gokaiger was a surprisingly excellent season, in sharp contrast to its half-hearted Power Rangers adaptation Super Megaforce. Like most of Naruhisa Arakawa's series, it had terrific character work and clever plots. It's my favorite of all the anniversary-themed Super Sentai or Kamen Rider seasons. (I'm enjoying Zenkaiger as a very fun and witty season in its own right, but its anniversary elements are even more superficial and cursory, no rhyme intended, than Super Megaforce's were.)
     
  13. KamenRiderBlade

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    I gotta admit, Zenkaiger's mecha have a interesting way of doing combinations to become their true combined form.
     
  14. Samurai8472

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    In a first for the Power Rangers franchise Dino Fury Green(Izzy Garcia) is revealed to be in a relationship with a young woman named Fern in an upcoming episode

     
  15. Christopher

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    Cool! Thankfully, the franchise has come a long way since the days when David Yost was subjected to homophobic bullying by members of the crew.
     
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    They seem rather coy about talking about that. There's an interview on Power Rangers Playback between David Yost and Nakia Burrise and Catherine Sutherland. They just refer to it as 'the circumstances'

     
  17. KamenRiderBlade

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    I saw ep 1 of KR Revice, it has a solid start.

    I wonder if the little brother will eventually get past his fear issues and become a secondary rider.

    It'd be nice if Primary & Secondary riders were actual biological brothers.
     
  18. Christopher

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    It was a major improvement on the horrible first impression that the Saber finale left for it. I get the sense that some things may have been tentative when they made that episode, given how it kept cutting away to Mei reacting to Revi & Vice's transformations rather than actually showing the FX. And fortunately there's no sign yet of the flatulence "humor" from the preview.

    I'm still not entirely sold, but it's got potential.


    I was wondering if the sister might. After all, her name is Sakura, which means cherry blossom, and Revi & Vice's costumes have a startling amount of pink that's about the same color as a cherry blossom.
     
  19. Samurai8472

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    This cuts to the chase



    He walked off set after lunch and never came back. He was bullied by other people on set that called him derogatory terms
     
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  20. KamenRiderBlade

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    You know what might be nice, for all 3 children to be Kamen Riders.

    We've never had 3 siblings (2 sons, 1 daughter) all be Kamen Riders.

    That would be a nice change of pace.

    Kind of like some older Sentai's where the entire team was actual family, they can bring that same dynamic to Kamen Rider just for this season. Offer a genuine change in the personal relationship / dynamics by having a family setting.

    Maybe the little sister can become the 2nd rider while the little brother can become the 3rd rider.