Hasbro's Power Rangers era and General Tokusatsu discussion

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  1. KamenRiderBlade

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    Zero efforts were made by the rebellion to rescue them.

    =D

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    Just finished "Ten Gokaiger".

    It was awesome, everything I wanted in a "Gokaiger 10 years after".
     
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  2. Samurai8472

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  3. KamenRiderBlade

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    Somehow, I feel that works really well to have the role transition from father to son.

    Very Traditional Japanese like of them to pass the role down from father to son. Especially a very iconic role.

    I'm sure his dad taught him everything he needs to be the iconic character.
     
  4. Christopher

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    Surprising for a 75-year-old man to have an 18-year-old son.
     
  5. KamenRiderBlade

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    That would mean that Maito was conceived when Hiroshi Fujioka was 57 y/o.
     
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    I just discovered, though it was announced a few weeks back, that Antarctic Press is launching a five-part comic book series in February titled "Spectreman Heroes", showcasing several classic Tokusatsu heroes.
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    Here's the official solicitation text:

    SPECTREMAN HEROES #1 (OF 5) CVR A KANATANI
    ANTARCTIC PRESS
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    DEC211331 – SPECTREMAN HEROES #1 (OF 5) CVR B MATT FRANK – 9.99
    (W) Hiroshi Kanatani (A) Matt Frank (A / CA) Hiroshi Kanatani
    Antarctic Press, in conjunction with P-Productions and Phase 6, is proud to announce Spectreman Heroes, a nostalgia-blast of retro Japanese live-action superbeings! Each issue of Spectreman Heroes will showcase a different character in their own full-length story, with art by luminaries such as Matt Frank (Godzilla Legends), Hiroshi Kanatani (Coaraptor), and Ben Dunn (Ninja High School). In this issue, police agent Yutaka Daimon commands the mighty Electroid Zaborger, riding its motorcycle mode into battle against the criminal Sigma Gang!
    In Shops: Feb 23, 2022
    SRP: 4.99

    I'm so getting this.
     
  7. Samurai8472

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    Godzilla will meet the Power Rangers

    https://www.ign.com/articles/godzilla-vs-mighty-morphin-power-rangers-crossover-comic-boom-idw


    The highlight will be the fight between Godzilla and the dragon zord

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    I can't believe this is happening before an official Godzilla vs. Ultraman crossover.
     
  9. Christopher

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    Godzilla sues the DragonZord for copyright infringement?

    Has there ever been a crossover between Toho and Toei properties before? I think there was an Ultraman/Kamen Rider crossover special once, but that was Tsuburaya.
     
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    Even worse. Before Gamera.

    I wonder if MechaGodzilla will make an appearance or someone comments "Hey that's another dinosaur inspired robot"
     
  11. Kai "the spy"

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    Technically, Godzilla and Gamera fought it out in an official stage show at Expo '70, which even featured Haruo Nakajima as Godzilla. Sadly, it appears it wasn't filmed and saved for posterity.
     
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    That's what they do with a number of the series on that channel. Some are there in their entirety but only have the first two episodes subtitled in English.

    There are three complete KR series up on ShoutFactory's site, though, and I gather Zero-One is coming soon. Hopefully they'll continue adding more as they go.
     
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    Avataro Sentai Donbrothers revealed!

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    It does look like a video game. I'm getting "Okami" vibes with a bit of "Viewtiful Joe" mixed in
     
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    Is that some kind of a gear-shaped topknot on the Red's helmet? Weird.

    RangerWiki says that Red is DonMomotaro (after the legendary "peach boy," hence the peach motif), Yellow is OniSister (demon), Blue is SaruBrother (monkey), Black is InuBrother (dog -- funny, I thought it was a cat), and Pink is KijiBrother (pheasant). A male Pink Ranger? That's a first.

    Ah, and these are all characters from the Momotaro legend. He befriended a dog, monkey, and pheasant when he went to battle the Oni on their island. Interesting, then, that an Oni is one of the team members.
     
  16. Samurai8472

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    It's also a reference to the Zenkaiger like Gears they're using because the zenkaiger gears are going to continued to be used but now its a shuriken.


    Red,blue and yellow are human actors with pink and black being CGI characters

    Before pink was revealed some people described the shape as "Slenderman" looking



    Enyarideon is reds bike


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    Definitely getting "Akira" vibes from it


    Also getting a bike and the return of pleather must be a Go-busters homage.
     
  17. Christopher

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    That's weird. Is that just to save money by reusing the toy molds? Or do they just want to have more of a standardized/interchangeable toy system from season to season? The Sentai Gears make sense for that, I guess, since they already cover every season to date.


    Oh, yeah, I think I remember you mentioning that before. That explains why they look so different in the poster. I thought there was just some weird perspective thing going on with InuBrother.

    As I remarked before, I just pray the CGI is animated and composited better than Cutanner and Ricky in Zenkaiger are.


    The bike looks like it might transform into a bird-headed character or robot of some sort. Looks a bit like Secchan, even. Maybe connected to the continued use of the Goshikidas' Sentai Gear system.
     
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    1. I think they're building up towards the 50th anniversary with Zenkaiger being the beginning point- Juran and Kaito are coming over in some capacity.

    Some have speculated that the franchise might be taking cues from "Ultraman" with past series elements resurfacing.

    Momobrother is coming very soon to Zenkaiger as teased in last months magazines. He's supposed to be using a GearTLinger before transitioning to his own changer.

    2. I don't expect Toei or Sentai to get an increase in budget and judging by that bike picture we're probably going to get more of the same

    Is the bike on the ground or floating? You can't tell. It's a low budget CGI transposed image with Red added. There's no weight or shadows. You can clearly see that nothing was ever at that filming location.

    Maybe it's too much to ask for. The show is targeted at an audience much younger than ourselves who just don’t care, and because of that cheap CGI is acceptable in their direction.


    Enyarideon is also supposed to combine with Juran. Here is what toy information has come out



    DonBrothers' Mecha

    Mecha this year involve DX mecha, and Alter mecha, which are sold via the Change Heroes line. There is only 1 DX mecha in the first quarter, but a bunch of Alter mecha. It is unknown how the two lines interact, if at all, outside of Change Heroes being able to ride the EnyaRideon.
    Don ZenkaiOh:
    The combination of EnyaRideon and Zenkai Juran. Has a Great Icarus motif from Jetman. There's where the eagle head comes into play

    Don Momotaro Alter:
    A cgi power-up form for Don Momotaro that lets him fight as a robo. It is activated via his personal Gear Alter.

    ToQGer Alter (1go Ressha):
    A ToQGer-based train Alter Mecha that is summoned via the ToQGer Gear Alter. Combines with Don Momotaro Alter to form Don ToQ Momotaro Alter; which looks like the GunTank from Gundam.

    Zyuohger Alter (Eagle/Lion/Shark Cube):
    A Zyuohger-based box-like Alter mecha that is summoned via the Zyuohger Gear Alter. It's assumed that it combines with Don Momotaro Alter to form Don Zyuoh Momotaro Alter.

    Don Onitaijin:
    A mysterious future combination.



    So to break it down. We only have one DX mecha and Donbrother's robot for which he can use past sentai robo as armor pieces/formations

    Don Onitaijin could be the true 5 piece mecha for the team
     
  19. Christopher

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    How appropriate that DonMomotaro can combine with a train-based mecha. Let's go, let's go, let's go!
     
  20. KamenRiderBlade

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    That's weird seeing two seasons linked, I guess the Ultraman influence is strong.