Hasbro's Power Rangers era and General Tokusatsu discussion

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  1. Christopher

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    Makes me think of Dynaman, whose name was derived from "dynamite" and whose theme song refrain featured "bakuhatsu," which was also what the team members called out when performing their finisher attack.
     
  2. Samurai8472

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    Kamen Rider Zi-O episode 1

     
  3. Samurai8472

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    Shoutfactory has been building up to this but all 50 episodes of Kamen Rider Ryuki are now up on shoutfactorytv.com


    https://shoutfactorytv.com/series/kamen-rider-ryuki-series




    They also tweeted that the physical release is eight discs

    https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1454228159092588544


    Four official Kamen Rider releases down and many more to go!



    Also Shoutfactory has Kamen Rider Zero-One the series with the movie up for pre-order

    https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/kamen-rider-zero-one-the-complete-series-movie?product_id=7737

    You get a poster with the purchase too.
     
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  4. kirk55555

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    Its so rough how expensive Shoutfactory releases are. I can currently buy the newest Millcreek Ultraman Releases (Ultraman Tiga and the upcoming Ultraman Dyna release) for about $35 if I wanted to buy them new according to the MC website, but even new you can usually find the releases much cheaper by preordering through amazon, or waiting about a month after release.

    I want to support Kamen Rider in the US, but as long as Millcreek is putting out Ultraman at the price where I can generally get two Ultraman series for the price of Shoutfactory's Zero One release, my limited budget will be going to Mill Creek/Ultraman. I know this probably at least partially comes down to how much Toei is charging to license Kamen Rider compared to how much Tsuburaya is charging to license Ultraman, but its still rough.
     
  5. Samurai8472

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    It could be worse. At least we don't have to pay this much for Agito blu-rays

    https://news.tokunation.com/2016/03...release-announced-coming-september-2016-32408

    THE FIRST VOLUME!

    That's roughly $200 dollars. This is only 3 discs too

    https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B01CXMSBPI/?tag=transformers-20
     
  6. kirk55555

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    Yeah, apparently most shows on DVD/Blu Ray are horrendously expensive in Japan, especially stuff like Toku and anime, although I can't remember the reason why off the top of my head.
     
  7. Samurai8472

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    Worth a read

    https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2012-03-07

     
  8. Samurai8472

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    TRADEMARK HAS DROPPED!

    https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1455336355668496384

    Avataro Sentai Donbrothers

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    Avatars and the Taro story? Maybe the rangers are spirits that need to inhabit something like a car or bike to be fully fleshed out.


    So Baku was a mistranslation. It could've easily been a mistranslation since it was originally in Chinese.

    Some breakdown of the title

     
  9. Christopher

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    They're rendering it in romaji as "Avataro," but the kanji is the same one in abareru, to rampage or be violent, which was the basis of the name Abaranger (though that was written in katakana).

    So... Donbrothers, or Donburazaazu. The first time since Go-Busters a decade ago that the name hasn't ended in "-ger." And only the second time since GoGoFive, which was 23 seasons earlier, half the lifetime of the franchise.

    To my Western ears, "Donbrothers" suggests the Mafia, but that seems unlikely. I think I've heard the Japanese use don as an onomatopeia for "bonk" or "bam" or something like that.


    At a guess, maybe the Donbrothers' bikes/vehicles are the Avataros, much like the Mashin in Kiramager, although it'd be weird going back to that theme after only two years. But the -taro thing reminds me of Den-O's Imagin partners.
     
  10. Samurai8472

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    https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/ドンブラコ

    Donbrako(Donbrothers) is the name of a play based on Momotaro, as well as an onomatopoeia that appears in the story.


    Also there's a RUMOR that the team will be formatted like Twokaiser and his sister Flint with the other rangers being CGI.

    So basically

    Male
    Female

    CGI ranger
    CGI ranger

    The other two might look like mascots before they transform into more traditional looking rangers

    It's a shame we'd get CGI. I think in these times when Sentai has been downgraded, the budget is cut and set space is limited this was sort of coming. Also Covid too.

    Honestly it could be either be this or cancelation
     
  11. Christopher

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    Interesting.

    Here's the translation of that Japanese Wiki page: https://ja-m-wikipedia-org.translat...l=ja&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en-US&_x_tr_pto=nui

    Oh, I hope not. The CGI chibi brothers there are terribly animated and composited, like they're using 30-year-old technology to do it.
     
  12. Christopher

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    I’ve put up my annotations for Tangent Knights 1: Caprice of Fate, the first book of my fully-dramatized audio novel trilogy from GraphicAudio, so now listeners can read up on all the physics and technology ideas and the tokusatsu in-jokes and allusions behind the story, as well as insights into my creative process. I also restored a paragraph that got accidentally deleted from the general discussion on the main series page. You can read the full discussion and find the annotations link on my main Tangent Knights page:

    https://christopherlbennett.wordpress.com/home-page/original-fiction/tangent-knights/
    (The annotations contain numerous spoilers, so I don’t want to link to them directly.)


    Incidentally, I realized something the other day. My goal with Tangent Knights was to approach the trilogy as if I were writing a complete tokusatsu season of my own, but I always figured that a mere three books would necessarily be rather shorter than a full 50ish-episode season. But the audiobook for Caprice of Fate is a little over seven hours long. That means I can expect the complete trilogy to have about 21 hours of content -- which is equal to over 52 24-minute episodes!

    Of course, an audio novel, even a fully dramatized one like this, is told through narration, which slows things down significantly compared to live action. So the total amount of story being told is still probably somewhat less than a full toku season. But it’s a nice surprise that the total run time of the final trilogy will be roughly equivalent to a full season. It means I came closer to my goal than I thought I had.


    One more thing: I wonder if anyone here can suggest ways to get the word about Tangent Knights out to tokusatsu fans, who'd be the ideal audience. If folks could mention the series on other fan sites, I'd really appreciate it. And if anyone's listened to it, please post reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, or the like.
     
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    Kamen Rider Zero-One blu-ray trailer from Shoutfactory




    This is a surprise. I didn't think it would be that special that it gets a 10 year special

    Kamen Rider OOO 10 Years After movie announced

    https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1456563726388129802





    The basic plot according to the website is that the "ancient OOO" has resurfaced and is threatening humanity, Eiji returns from wandering the earth to join Gotou, Date, and Hina (and, as is evident from the trailer, Chiyoko) who have teamed up to fight the past OOO. Eiji is finally reunited with Ankh

    During the cast talk Gotou's actor mentioned that Gotou will transform using a Core Medal for the first time
     
  16. Christopher

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    Hap-py Anniversary!! Great news. One of my favorite KR seasons (like most of the Yasuko Kobayashi-written ones). I wondered if we'd ever get the payoff to the "Ankh will be back" teases.
     
  17. kirk55555

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    I'm excited for the OOO movie. It was my first, and still my favorite, Kamen Rider series, so its great to see it return. Hopefully it gives some closure to Ankh's story.
     
  18. KamenRiderBlade

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    I'm glad OOO is geting a 10 years after.

    Did Kamen Rider W get a 10 years after?
     
  19. Christopher

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    No, but they're making an anime sequel, Fuuto P.I., slated for summer 2022.
     
  20. kirk55555

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    It would be hard to do a 10 Years After film when there is basically 0% chance of Philip's actor ever appearing in a KR production again. I'd personally be up for a Shotaro only anniversary movie, just have him as Kamen Rider Joker and bring back Accel and we could probably get a fun film, but it probably wouldn't be worth it for Toei.

    The anime looks like it could be fun though, its really the only way I see W being relevant outside of occasional Shotaro appearances in team up movies.