>>13824964 He's done that a whole bunch of times before, so probably. Remember how he made a whole string of monsters that were ninjas out of Dadninger's Nintality? Presumably now that he's got The End Shuriken he's got plenty to spare.
>>13825133 I almost feel betrayed. Last season we complained about how the action was shitty, and the story was slow, but at the end it was pretty decent for all 10 of the people who stuck with it till the end.
This season we get good costumes, pretty good action, a story that showed small amounts of progress, but at the end it's like eh so what. The only shock factor was the gramps dying. But even that wasn't a surprise.
>>13825133 Ninnin was a very stock season. It's exactly what you would expect from a Sentai and not really anything more. Which is fine sometimes, the franchise has survived for so long precisely because you know more or less what you're getting each year.
Takaharu improved enormously as an actor, both because of his acting and because the director and writers figured out how to have him deliver his catchphrase in a way that wasn't ear-grating the way it was in the first few episodes. Same with Yakumo lightening up on the easy. The cast gelled well once they got going, especially once Kinji joined up. The mech designs were a nice change from the usual format, though I really do wish there'd been a use for Paon, UFO and Surfer in the final combination. The finale has had a proper even balance between all the members of the team, a blessed relief after Kyoryu and ToQ both had red solo endings.
Overall, I liked Ninnin. It's far from perfect, but it's also a far cry from the travesty some people have made it out to be. Its worst crime is just being okay.
>>13825149 Crossovers are never the way to judge a series. They're almost always written by someone who either only gets one part of the crossover or doesn't get either of them, with the result that everyone's written shoddily.
>>13824813 >They had to write Fuuka out of character just to give her some "closure" >Nagi and Fuuka took care of mooks while Yakumo, Kasumi and Kinji took care of the actual threats
They were consistent with the useful/uselessness distribution, but that's not a good thing.
>>13825157 >Last season we complained about how the action was shitty, and the story was slow That's what people may have complained about here, yeah, but /ssg/ has incredibly shit taste anon. Toqger's only big flaw was the shitty suits and mechs. The writing was particularly good.
>Zed blankets whole city in darkness, Right is stuck in it until the other ToQgers come and bail him out >Tokatti turns that hand over the mouth shit Right used to do on him back on him, showing how they've matured >Akira fights Nero, inverting his catchphrase to show that he's discovered his reason for living >Right's mother and the other lights of those who lived in their town create a railway out of light, formed out of their desire to see the kids again >the Rainbow Line rams the castle and wrecks it, which had a large chunk of Zed's darkness in it so it weakens him >everyone beats up the last three Shadows >Mork and Nero sacrifice themselves to restore Zed, which pisses him off since even they've managed to achieve a positive feeling, their shining, which he still can't >Right beats Zed using everyone's trains >everyone gets turned back into kids thanks to the imagination of their parents
So since we are almost at the end of the series, were there any Youkai left over that weren't adapted as monsters for Ninninger? There aren't a lot of youkai to draw inspiration from I guess, maybe they used all of them for this series.
>>13825960 What? There are tons of Yokai. Without looking for names, I know that they didn't include an Amefurashi at least (yokai that causes rain, name is also used for an actual slug, but the yokai itself sometimes is a slug and other times a girl that brings rain).
Just look at the list from yokai.com, and that's not even close to covering everything.
>>13825208 >Ninnin was a very stock season. It's exactly what you would expect from a Sentai and not really anything more. Which is fine sometimes, the franchise has survived for so long precisely because you know more or less what you're getting each year. Pretty much the only reason why that one apologist poster always says "Shimoyama is the next Soda!", since Goggle V was apparently a stock season too.
>>13825208 This is pretty much exactly how I feel. It's not an awful season and it's not spectacular either, but it's how I would expect a season that just goes with the flow to turn out like. It felt like they were playing it safe without deviating too much, and the little they deviated(Like bringing back the ninjas like Jiraiya and the Sentai crews) felt like it was still going with the flow in the grand scheme of things.
But like you said, the cast improved as it went on and the directors realized the strengths and weaknesses of their cast. The introduction of Kinji helped flesh things out, though it felt like the Kinji and Kyuemon thing went on a bit too long, and everything just felt sort of middle of the road. They gave everyone an equal amount of character development without any character feeling overwhelmingly pandered to(I think they learned from how much they were focusing on Kasumi at the start), and overall it's an okay season but that's as far as it goes for me.
>>13825427 Shame the finale couldn't quite match up to the end of Akira's arc though. I mean I was fighting back tears really fucking hard when Right left his pals home but most of the build up was spent before we got there and the finale really could have used mecha and ground fights on par with Go-Buster's finale to cap it off.
>>13832468 >>13832966 He was said to have a masterful knowledge of ninjutsu and everything, so I thought it was all cool. And him getting hurt worse than the rest makes sense since he hasn't been physically training so wouldn't have the conditioning?
>>13832966 >If Dadninger hadn't lost his powers and been able to spend the last few decades training there would be no plot. It would have just been him styling on Gengetsu the minute he woke up. i want a 5 minute short of this. dad just fucking rekting everything Gengetsu and his goons throw at him.
I think this season can be summed up by saying there's an american cowboy ninja, for whom they cast someone that can't speak a word of english, and for whom they didn't research a damn thing about cowboys or america in general. I'm not looking for coen brothers realism but SOME sort of flavor would have been nice. I mean whose idea was it to take Jiraiya's character and get rid of everything good about him?
Ninninger was pretty by the books. There interesting ideas - anything to do with Kinji, Kyuuemon's whole plot, but they generally took ages to get to these things beyond mentions at the end of episodes to remind us that they're still there.
I did like the cast, for the most part. Takaharu's actor is horrible but the rest of the team ranged from decent (Yakumo) to a lot of fun (Fuuka)
>>13838097 Personally I found the entirety of Kinji's character really funny. Like the first episode he's featured in, where he cooks everyone steak and mashed potatoes for breakfast. I was like "This is what they think we eat in Texas for every meal and that's hilarious." Plus, when they showed that flashback of Kinji's childhood and his home is all saloons and covered wagons, my friends and I just laughed like, Kinji where the fuck do you even live?
Plus, wasn't part of the reason they cast Kane Kosugi as Jiraiya was because his dad was famous?
I didn't care much for the "I'll sum up everyone's character development for this show" stuff gramps did but his apology to dadninger was legitimately moving and I wish they explored the family dynamic even more. Where IS the mother anyway?
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