Hasbro's Power Rangers era and General Tokusatsu discussion

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  1. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Links for the presscon on Toei Tokusatsu and SHT. Both are region locked.





    For the past few press conferences, the stream-of-the-stream has happened on this Twitch channel. Very likely it'll be there for Gotchard too.

    momosaruoniinukiji - Twitch


    Conference starts at 10 pm tonight
     
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    Here's our cast!

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    Here's a quick summary of everyone from the cast page:


    It sounds like Fourze meets Wizard
     
  3. Christopher

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    To an extent, though the monsters created by alchemy are much like the Greeed in OOO, and binding them in cards evokes the Undead in Blade.

    A premise evoking Harry Potter seems a bit cliched and maybe ill-timed given recent controversies. But a return to a Fourze-like school premise could be cool if it brings back that show's sense of fun and joy.


    The Dark Sisters are named Atropos, Clotho, and Lachesis, after Hesiod's names for the Fates in Greek myth. The Rider Wiki spells Valvarad's given name as Spanner, which seems to fit his "tool" theme (it's British for wrench).

    This is the third season in a row to have a cast member who played a member of the Nozama Peston Service in Kamen Rider Amazons -- Wakabayashi in Revice, Kekera in Geats, and now Clotho here. The defense force captain in Ultraman Trigger was also a member of that category.
     
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    Someone on Twitter translated the Gotchard character bios:

    https://twitter.com/SolCaesar/status/1689117743700975616

    Some highlights:
    • As I hoped, Valvarad's suit isn't a Rider System but just a normal suit of armor -- the first time we've seen that since G3 in Agito more than two decades ago. Spanner Kurogane's surname means "Black Steel," and he believes Chemies are just tools while Hotaro wants them to have free will -- shades of Zero-One.
    • One of the students, Tsuruhara, is so introverted that he uses an AI named Isaac to speak for him. Maybe autistic? Reminds me of the male lead from Godzilla: Singular Point.
    • Atropos looks like a child but is actually the eldest of the Dark Sisters. The youngest, Lachesis, "specializes in dark alchemy that controls will," while the middle sister, Clotho, is a physical fighter.
    • Hotaro doesn't know what he wants to do with his life (I hope he isn't as indecisive about it as Kanata from Ultraman Decker), and is hoping to find "that 'GOTCHA' in life." Like Kamen Rider Kabuto, he likes to cook; he comes up with recipes inspired by the people and monsters he encounters. He also apparently has "maxed-out" Wild Forms that are nonhumanoid. Ohh-kay...
     
  5. Samurai8472

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    Wow check out the advertising for Gotchard!




    Shinjuku Station's Metro Promenade has been decorated with Gotchard artwork featuring packs of 3 promo cards for anyone to take for free stuck to them, a display of Ride Chemy Trading Cards, and a display of Heisei & Reiwa henshin belts.



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    Best look so far at Antwrestler form. Looks amazing



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  6. Christopher

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    Cosmic Fury news: https://news.tokunation.com/2023/08...irmed-casting-update-david-yost-returns-76130

    The final season of the original Power Rangers continuity debuts September 29 on Netflix. Jacqueline Joe (Fern) has been promoted to a main-title regular, and David Yost will return as Billy, along with other "familiar faces" not yet named.

    EDIT: Here's the CF opening titles: https://twitter.com/PowerRangersDay/status/1692164229888143630

    Billy is not just a guest star, he's a regular! I imagine they'll be carrying forward some elements (and maybe characters?) from Once & Always.

    They're still showing the Dino Fury costumes in this title sequence, so I'm guessing it'll be updated once they get the new ones.
     
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    Both series I really liked.
     
  8. Samurai8472

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    A neat video of behind the scenes of Kingohger

     
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    Wow, that's an even smaller stage than I thought, and a surprisingly narrow arc for the screen, well under 180 degrees. No wonder they like to go on location for big action sequences.
     
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    King Ohger will be doing a two year time skip in September

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    Wow, intriguing. It's a great idea, to give Gira the chance to grow into his new role and for the relations among the kings/kingdoms to advance further.

    This is really a unique Sentai season. Time skips aren't unprecedented, but they're usually something like "One Year Later" epilogues in the final episode (a convention that Hasbro-era Power Rangers adopted as well), or that Kyoryuger follow-up movie that cast the lead actors as their characters' lookalike descendants. A multi-year narrative time jump halfway through the season is, I believe, unprecedented in Sentai.
     
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    ^At least they're not tacking on "Super" to the front of their title lol



    The 2nd half of the season story from the Sentai Website

    Monarches…IN SPACE!





    Everyone this year is going into space!
     
  14. Christopher

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    Set controls for outer space -- they're flying higher than ever before!
     
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    New dress for Himeno and shorter hair and jacket for Rita

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    I'm wondering if the move to space is to give them an excuse to use more outdoor locations instead of relying so much on the video wall. Though hopefully we'll see some cool, exotic CGI planetscapes too.
     
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    That's a poor auto-translation on Twitter's part. A better translation of "バグナラク編" would be "Bugnarok arc" or "Bugnarok chapter."
     
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    New poster ahead of tonights episode. Daigo from Kyoryuger will be making appearances on the show in October. Also his T-rex Gabu Tyra will be combining with some of the shugods.

    Time to see who's truly the king of kings.

    Also the new villain group. Kamejim joins the new villains! Could we be getting another Brajira 2.0 like in Goseiger?

    Rough translations of the new faction

    “Minotsugatsu Mouzu” he’s a super powered fighter

    “Hirubiru Ritchie” she’s a sorceress

    “Gorma Rosaria” he’s a speedy ninja warrior

    Kamejim’s full name is “Kamejim Utsuka”

    And then the King of Space, Emperor Dagudedo Doujarudan”.



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    Brief clip from Cosmic Fury's premiere, recapping the end of Dino Fury and confirming a returning character:




    Meanwhile, in the "today I learned" department, just in time for the end of Kamen Rider Geats: Kamen Rider Tycoon's name is not an English loan word, nor is it simply a wordplay on tanuki/racoon. In fact, "tycoon" is a word English originally borrowed from the Japanese taikun, meaning "great lord/prince," a title for the feudal Shogun. So I guess to Japanese audiences, there was always a clue that Keiwa was bound for great things.