Power Rangers

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  1. Samurai8472

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    Breaking news.

    After what seemed like a longer than normal wait(lately the trademark has been in September) The next sentai's name has been trademarked

    The trademark twitter bot page has just posted the name

    https://twitter.com/trademark_bot

    2019 Sentai is

    Kishiryu Sentai Ryuusouger


    Basic motif will be "Knight" and "Dragon"



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  2. Samurai8472

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    Kamen Rider Zi-O episode 6

    https://www.mp4upload.com/rkn9oblpz8rz

    6.5
    https://www.mp4upload.com/69finwuebpmh

    Pretty good episode.This explains how one man can have two Another Rider powers at once. The plot with the students wasn't bad either.

    Karin's spent the last fifteen years in high school, kinda like Edward Cullen in "Twilight."

    6.5 had nods to some of the main Fourze cast being in a live action adaptation of "Bleach" with Takumi and Inui blaming the producer of Kamen Rider for them not being there

    How meta of them to acknowledge that

    Lupinranger VS Patranger 35

    https://www.mp4upload.com/xqxs8vfzjk6j

    A Kogure focus episode!

    I found the scene with the patorangers avoiding the debris funny. Especially Tsukasa's reaction

    Nice mecha fight for Lupin Magnum. At first it looked like normal sized tunnels but it was some Batcave sized tunnels for large monsters and robot helpers to fight in. Lupin Magnum also got a personal song too.

    Bad Kogure was the silliest thing, with his idea of what a rebel was supposed to be. I guess he was rebelling against the heisei era ending?

    This week's Lupin Collection is a Doron Changer. Pretty easy to spot the emblem from Kakuranger


    I saw on this on twitter the other day

    https://twitter.com/oricon/status/1049983642112380928

    Kazusa Okuyama(who plays Tsukasa) has a father who was a policeman. She goes around promoting safety and obeying the law. She's done it a few times
     
  3. Christopher

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    I'm still having a hard time following Zi-O, with all these guest characters and arcs I know nothing about. It's just too confusing.

    Also, if Geiz defeated the Another Rider in 2003, does that mean all those murdered teen girls were un-murdered? They kind of skipped over that part.

    I did figure out, at last, that the classic-Rider armors that Zi-O and Geiz change into usually have the Riders' henshin triggers as oversized epaulets -- Full Bottles for Build, those game cartridges for Ex-Aid, cell phones for Faiz. But apparently the Fourze armor is an exception, since I looked up the henshin devices there and they looked nothing like the pointy orange shoulder pieces on the armor.


    Oh, that's what those bleeped-out parts were about.


    LvP was interesting. Nice to get a Kogure focus, and the underground mecha battle was unique as far as I know. This show has found some innovative ways to stage the climactic battles. Having the Patrangers literally bump into the LupinKaiser after it's already assembled offscreen was novel too.

    From Kairi's quizzing at the end about whether Kogure was a delinquent in his youth, I'm guessing that his look emulated some particular kind of delinquents from his youth. Given that the actor was born in 1964 and given that he was on a motorcycle, I'm guessing that he was emulating the bosozoku, the motorcycle gangs that were the basis for the Bowzock in Carranger. Per Wikipedia, they started out in the '50s and peaked in the '80s, i.e. the late Showa Era. So Kairi saying "the Heisei Era's almost over" was the equivalent of seeing someone dressed up as a punk rocker and saying "Come on, it's the 21st century now!"


    Neat!
     
  4. Samurai8472

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    So the reason why the word Bleach and actors names were bleeped out was because of Copyrights
    This is common practice in Japanese comedy when it comes to media. Sometimes it's over done on purpose.


    She's so cute!





    Power Ranger's Legacy War game has a crossover with Street Fighter

     
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  5. Christopher

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    Not a bad Super Ninja Steel today, at least not in comparison to recent duds, where a monster steals Levi's voice to use a stolen Fusion Star (which the Rangers totally failed to notice they were missing -- great firearms discipline, guys) (and which had never before been established as voice-activated as far as I recall) and Preston briefly turns Levi into a kid in a failed attempt to change him back to "the way he was before." Harmless enough, I guess. But the monster uses the Fusion Star to create an ultra-powerful monster with a giant handheld steamroller thingy that's smashing up the city, and as soon as the Rangers suffer one little setback, they flee back to base to regroup, even though the monster is still free to rampage and smash the whole city, as far as they know. It's only by happenstance that the new monster proves uncontrollable so its master shrinks it to human size. Between that and losing a Power Star without noticing, these Rangers are pretty dang negligent.
     
  7. Samurai8472

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    That's definitely not the first thing that comes to mind when I think Power Rangers.:cardie:
     
  11. Christopher

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    For me, it's not that big a leap, considering that one of my main reasons for watching has often been the sex appeal of the female Rangers, from Amy Jo Johnson at the beginning to Chrysti Ane now. (Sometimes, as with Super Ninja Steel, it's been the only thing that's made it worth watching.) And of course the male Rangers are cast for sex appeal too, I'm sure, considering that some of them have been more models than actors or martial artists.
     
  12. Samurai8472

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    Kamen Rider Zi-O episode 7 and 7.5

    https://www.mp4upload.com/nnod9x4akckh

    7.5

    https://www.mp4upload.com/cphc729ztz0p

    This episode spent more time on the characters of the week. Interesting that Woz wants Geiz to stay alive. Next week looks more heavy on Wizard-specific elements.

    Next week the secondary rider of Wizard(Kamen Rider Beast) represents Kamen Rider Wizard's tribute. Probably couldn't get the actor back who played Haruto(Kamen Rider Wizard)

    Interestingly no one died due to Another Wizard taking over for the real Wizard. Another Wizard spent six years gaining fame at the magic show.

    Lupinranger VS Patranger 36

    https://www.mp4upload.com/q1pszautyf0p

    I almost expected Divatox with the bomb scheme. Pretty decent episode with Sasuka Mostly because he had to keep himself under control, and any interactions with Umika didn't happen.

    Tsukasa got to go toe to toe with Pecker too

    We almost got the enlargment sequence interrupted with Kairi almost firing at Gauche. That was a nice touch

    Last weeks lupin collection piece was the digitizer from Megaranger

    This weeks looks promising since the lupinrangers and Patranger's might find out each other's identities
     
  13. Christopher

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    Zi-O: Wizard has an interesting power set. And it's a sort of interesting twist to have the Another Rider use his powers for nonviolent ends. A bit odd, really, since I'd gotten the impression before that the ARs couldn't really help themselves, that it was sort of a werewolf thing.

    Anyway, it's ironic that the Supplemental Project video has Sougo talking about the great acting they're doing, because it just struck me yesterday, and even more so watching the episode now, how much weaker and less charismatic this set of actors is compared to the Build cast. Those actors were really good and really likeable. This cast is much more bland.

    I had to look up that reference to the "black industry." Apparently "black companies" are a term used in Japan for businesses that employ exploitative, sweatshop-like labor conditions, though it's more often office work than the garment industry.


    LvP: Another fairly fun character-driven episode. I was wondering why Sakuya was so dumb as to accept the gift necklaces without suspicion, but I guess the carelessness attack from earlier explains that. It's a little disappointing that the Ganglar was defeated before Sakuya took the shot; it'd be better if he'd overcome its effect on his own, like how Keiichiro overcame his anger. But I really liked Tsukasa's tactics in turning the Ganglar's spines back on himself, using the Lupins in sort of an involuntary team-up.


    I missed that bit. Whenever a Sentai show has an enlargement sequence like this where a regular monster has to show up physically and perform some action to revive the defeated monster-of-the-week, like Acha/Klank in Ohranger/Zeo throwing Kocha/Orbus to inject the monster, Bibidebi in Megaranger biting the monster, Pierre/Jinxer in GoGoV/Lightspeed Rescue performing an incantation over the monster, or Gauche here, I find it so annoying that the Rangers never anticipate their arrival and shoot them before they can do it. I mean, if they destroyed the catalyst character right then and there, they'd never have to worry about another giant monster again. And it happens every week, practically, so why do they always act so damn surprised every single time????
     
  14. Samurai8472

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    The Another Rider's also mimic the original rider's power set.

    Kamen Rider Wizard's belt would say "Please"

    because of that saying "What's the MAGIC word?"

    "PLEASE"

    Gotta love how they can tie in all these different elements

    Another W's head seem to have additional red eyepieces on the sides of his head, suggesting that his head may rotate 180° to form change, as if his head was made up of 4 different halves of faces.

    The twisted forms of the original riders are a highlight because they're so intricately designed.


    Another Rider Kamen Rider Double looks great. Apparently the suit will debut in Heisei Generations FOREVER

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  15. Christopher

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    Power Rangers did one of their dumb Halloween episodes today, reusing the inane "Halloween Intergalactic Court" idea from their Dino Super Charge Halloween episode, and doing a pretty similar plot too, with the Rangers falsely accused of crimes and using clips as their testimony -- only this time the Rangers were body-swapped with monsters, including a recycled Necrolai suit from Mystic Force. Unexpectedly, only the first couple of clips were stuff we'd already seen; a couple of Ninninger fight sequences were presented as false accounts by the monsters-as-Rangers. There was also a pretty unusual climactic sequence where the monster had the power to shake Megazords apart (by stomping really hard -- huh?) so they had to attack in individual Zords, something we rarely see.

    Mostly a pretty dumb episode, but on the plus side, no Victor and Monty.
     
  16. Samurai8472

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    Hasbro is looking for some good European Licensing partners. There's some information regarding Beast Morphers


    http://news.tokunation.com/2018/10/...ing-details-from-brand-licensing-europe-56263
    Hopefully it's just dividing up the first half and second half. No mention of a "Super" label for the second half I hope.
     
  17. Samurai8472

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    Zi-O episode 8
    https://www.mp4upload.com/f852eech9xqk

    8,5 Supplemental project

    https://www.mp4upload.com/0olm67g69bhh

    The belt jingle coming up ahead of Zi-O's appearance in the tunnel was a nice touch

    For those that haven't seen Wizard Nitou is the secondary rider of Wizard. He camps around and loves to put mayonnaise on all kinds of food. Pretty much all you need to know about him lol

    Nitou becoming Beast again was a nice bonus.

    We also learn more about the mechanics of the past riders losing their memories when Another Rider get's defeated

    This week looks interesting. Seems two characters from OOO's have started to work for another character from Ex-Aid.


    Lupinranger VS Patranger 37

    https://www.mp4upload.com/1sn8jlw788eb

    Pretty good episode last week. A gangler with a weird power causes alot of character development for Kairi and Keiichiro. Gave some insight to Kairi, and helped him get a little closer to Keiichiro.


    I found it funny that Keiichiro moved out of his temporary apartment so fast. If he has a temporary police issued apartment where does he originally come from?

    X telling the Lupin's to stay back was interesting too.

    This week's Lupin Collection was the SaiBlade\Rhino Blade from Gekiranger.


    At last. This week sees the return of Zamigo and a power up for Lupin-X



    Also
    Happy Birthday Haruka!

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  18. Christopher

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    Zi-O: This is the first time I've been at all impressed by this show. The resolution with Sougo getting the guy to talk to his own past self to change his history for the better was a nice, clever twist.

    LvP: Another terrific character-driven episode. I love how Keiichiro's friendship with Kairi has developed. It brings out a genuinely warm, kind side in him that's good to see. He's often defined as the angry one, but what makes him angry is injustice and harm to innocents, so ultimately he's driven by powerful compassion. It's good to see that expressed in a calmer way (maybe his meditations last week had a lasting impact). He just wants to help people and make things better, and he's really come to see Kairi as a friend. But that just dredges up all of Kairi's pain about his big brother, as well as risking the Lupinrangers' secrets, without which Kairi can't rescue his brother.

    Plus we get a pairing we haven't seen much of before, Keiichiro and Tooma, the two stoic and distant ones. Although Tooma makes Keiichiro look positively mushy. Speaking of which, of course Tsukasa's home is loaded with stuffed animals...

    I really like the orchestral arrangement of the theme song that played over the sequence with Kairi deciding to team up with the police and continuing through the assembly of the Kaiser VSX.


    Power Rangers: Not a bad episode this week. The Rangers using their ninja skills to help a teacher that Preston accidentally got fired was an unusual twist, and the plot with Mme. Odius brainwashing Mick shows some promise of being an actual story arc that goes somewhere. But then, it looks like there are only 2 episodes left in the season, not counting the Christmas special. So it's almost over.
     
  19. Samurai8472

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    There's something particularly funny about Sakuya's home being the nicest out of everyone's.

    So glad it's almost over.
     
  20. Christopher

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    I will really miss Chrysti Ane, and will somewhat miss Zoe Robins. And I guess I'll miss Kelson Henderson a bit, though he's gotten surprisingly little to do. Otherwise, I'll breathe a sigh of relief as the mostly mediocre second Saban era comes to a close, and I'll hope that the Hasbro era revitalizes the show.