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No. Ohranger, while the 19th season, was when the 20th was celebrated.
Just started Goseiger and I was taken by surprise to see it has a female lead. Never seen /m/ mention Sentai ever having girl red. If I knew I wouldn't have put off getting around to Goseiger so long. Nice to see them change it up a bit for once.
>Thinking Alata isn't the manliest red.
Fucking hell. Please tell me he keeps this Gentaro vibe for the rest of the season.
Does anyone else have difficulty taking Gengetsu seriously due to his mouth being always... open... like that? It's like he's always giving an invisible blowjob
I don't blame anyone for thinking that, whatwith gags like S. S. Paaman trying to recite every finishing move in history up to that point.
Heck, if they still didn't acknowledge Goranger and JAKQ, Gingaman could have been the 20th anniversary show. Crazy, huh?
I can see what you mean. Freaking Talpa/Arago from Ronin Warriors/Samurai Troopers looks more intimidating than him, and he constantly has an open mouth himself.
I had this on my notepad and forgot to post it in the old bread. Guy asked about shorter sentai seasons or something.
Instead making 10 year after specials I wish that they'd make miniseries' instead. Like the Dekaranger special, if they spread the story across 10-15 episodes it could've been spectacular. They could work as a bridge between seasons. They could maybe bring up the ratings and drum up interest in the next season.
But to answer the question directly I think you could but the procedural nature of sentai is what makes sentai. Plus there's the problem of Toei and its retooling so I'd only want a shorter season if all the episodes were shot before airing.
Ninninger is a flop toy sales wise
Financial reports from Bandai came out today and the show only earned 0.8 billion yen for it's 3rd quarter and overall has only made 5.4 billion yen so far. Bandai has also has changed it's full year forecast again from an projection of ¥10 billion down to ¥9 billion.
>Precure toy sales being lower than Ninninger
i've seen that word used around here pretty often, especially with regards to shows like ohranger.
what is a retooling? is it just another way to say executive meddling?
Not sure, but Dairanger is up there.
>cactus girl dies
Three Stooges, but even Hell doesn't want them, so they get better
Seriously, Sugimura was feeling particularly mean that year.
Enter absorbs a whole Enetron tower full of workers to turn it into a Megazord. We see them being absorbed. The Megazord is destroyed without the workers being restored.
Not to mention that at some point they have to
blow up their parentsand Jin dies.
I predict Jyuuouger will be shit too. I mean look at this, would you buy this?
What happened to cool designs?
Literally what the fuck were they thinking? No, seriously, what is the point behind a minecraft mech?
Explain to me the thought process behind jap salarymen making the worst looking mech I've ever seen in a show in which said mech is one of the main appeals of the show
We'll just have to wait for episode 1 to see if it's somehow miraculously not shit in the show
Probably laziness. We went backwards from Shurikenjin after toq-oh
>what is the point behind a minecraft mech
>Explain to me the thought process behind jap salarymen making the worst looking mech I've ever seen in a show
>Yo guys check out this game that's getting popular in Japan right now
>Hey that's pretty neat, do kids like it?
>We should totally implement one of the game's aesthetics into the next show for more cash
Was there a particularly reason Alata was so blatantly a fuccboi?
Like with other pretty boys in toku, they still have some manly features like Ryoutarou's bitchin' scarf or Wataru complete personality change when he's Kiva or Right's go-getter attitude of a typical Red. But Alata was like straight up a femboy for about a good 60% of the series
Fucking earrings man
They kept getting younger and blander.
Because that's every japanese kid's dream.
>Explain to me the thought process behind jap salarymen making the worst looking mech
Folks have different opinions
There's a few coninuity error gaffes in some of their combinations, but GoGoV's stuff has an amazing sense of visual flare to it because of its almost-Thunderbirds styled penchant for scale model effectswork.
>tfw episodes 11 and 12
>recognize the leadup to Supertrain/Grandliner from when I saw Lightspeed Rescue as a kid
>it's still absolutely fucking hype
This brick ass mofo is why I love this show so much, and a primary reason for why I believe trains make the best giant robots. When you launch a train off the rails and it comes down a giant fucking robot, you know your show is amazing.
>Boukenger had a better looking cast.
What even is on his crotch?
This is so late, but I'm beyond flattered thank you
I feel bad whenever I'm singled out since the others at L&C do a lot though. I just talk a lot, that's allStill appreciate the mention nonetheless
I love the helmet but I'm so iffy on the suit itself
I hope that they use this anon's idea >>13852608
>I'm so iffy on the suit itself
Here's a shoddy edit of a better version
>Prove me wrong
I don't have to, having shit taste is enough of a punishment for you
I just wish they could do more 6ths that weren't silver or gold. I thought we were moving in the right direction with ToQ #6, but now they gone back with Starninger and ZyuohTheWorld.
I guess to be fair, gold and silver are core colors as of Go-Busters. However, it's no secret that those two have been heavily over saturated as of late. 9 of the last 12 series have had a gold/silver sixth (10 if you count Gobus).
Busters did around 9.0 billion yens, but that's also including the Gokaiger stuff that continued into the Busters year (New Mobirates model with new sounds, new Ranger Keys) alongside Akibaranger too. So, we don't really know Busters' numbers by themselves.
TimeFire is literally "I know he's red, but why is he with all the other Reds? He's red, not Red!"
I am positive a Japanese person could have a field day doing wordplay about this.
I'm shit at editting so this is the best I can do.
I'm gonna say Magiranger. Magiking is my favorite single Sentai mecha. Magidragon, Magilegend, Travelion and all three Kaisers are all cool too. Even the individual Magimajins are pretty cool, I always think it's neat when humanoid mecha combine to form a bigger humanoid mecha.
>Objectively Bad Mecha
Wanna fuckin' go mate
I'm exclusively referring to its base visual design, not its capabilities or upgrades. The fact that it's top 2/3 is red, that both of its leg components transform in the same way, and its choice in weapon are all negatives in my eyes.
I just dislike a lot of what Gekiranger does visually. None of the suits look good, I think Geki Chopper's arm blade looks cheap and way too much like a toy, and none of the mecha look good. Rio and Mele's suits are the one saving grace.
They kept adding new ones, but they weren't very unique or exciting. Even the second set of Ninja Allies was kind of...bad. The FIRST set of ninja allies wasn't even that good. Like, ninja and ninja dog, okay. European dragon, well, that's relevant to Yakumo, so whatever. then we got ninja train and ninja dump truck.
>There weren't even that many, were there?
Bandai dropped the ball there. The first quarter sales were good and that's when most of them were introduced. So theys hould have continued to make more and sales for Ninninger would most definitely be better. And they're like the lockseeds in that they had their own voce chips so they could have kept on being made.
>tfw they only released the three Legend Shuriken which appeared on the show
They really did drop the ball there. Sure only the Dino Sentai-themed ones appeared on-screen but that didn't stop them from making a whole line of Sentai Batteries.
Don't watch Gaoranger. Its insanely boring, and the team constantly gets their shit wrecked over and over with no real dramatic point.
Also worst 6th ever.
Ninninger information includes only the first 43 episodes.
More like the Gavan crossover is the start of the "retool".
Queen Kasumi is dead. Long live Queen Shark.
It's a slow process. One of the producers leaves the show around episode 14 - when this happens you see one of his storylines, Enter wanting to build his own Buster machine, be rushed out of the picture. You then get the introduction of a new villain at an nontraditional time before moving into the mid-series which removes that plot catalyst almost entirely.
Toei genuinely thought Kyoryu would recovered the lost viewership though. They did everything in their power to shill it as the anti-gobus
>THE BRAVEST STRONGEST HEROES!! NOT LIKE THOSE GOBUS WIMPS!!
>EXPLOSIONS, DINOSAURS, NARRATOR HAVING A STROKE!! ISN'T FUN?!!!
>RED BUSTER WAS BORING? OUR RED IS LITERALLY KING!
>OUR SHOW IS FUN, WE HAVE DINOSAURS AND SAMBA FOR SOME REASON! SAMBA IS FUN! AREN'T YOU HAVING FUN, KIDS? SEND US YOUR VIDEOS HAVING FUN!!!
>THE BRAVEST STRONGEST HEROES!! NOT LIKE THOSE GOBUS WIMPS!!
Now you've reminded me of that godawful bit in SHiTZ where the Kyoryugers beat Shadow Moon without breaking a sweat after he rekt the veteran Go-Busters.
>NARRATOR HAVING A STROKE!!
Not that it would be the first time, since Shigeru Chiba did the same thing back when Hokuto no Ken aired.
On that note, didn't Daigo basically defeat Juno/The Great Leader in Heisei Vs. Showa?
>Like, ninja and ninja dog, okay. European dragon, well, that's relevant to Yakumo, so whatever. then we got ninja train and ninja dump truck.
>still being buttmad they arent limited by muh motifs
And apparently Toei learned nothing since the ratings kept getting worse, it's true that a good or bad series doesn't necessarily influence the toys sales, but a mediocre series with shit toys will most likely flop in sales
your opinion is now inherently wrong(to a lesser degree your opinion on Gosei Great and Kyoryujin as well)
what they really need to do is move it to a timeslot that isn't competing against Pokemon, you'd think they'd have realized years ago that is a stupid idea
That was sort of the big thing to do at the time. Goseiger had cards from older shows, Gokaiger had the keys (obviously). Kyoryuzin sold like a beast and the gun was almost constantly sold out during the second and third quarters.
>Carranger has the single lowest-rated episode of any sentai
Japanese kids confirmed for worst taste
Also, OT subs when? I have papers to write and I can't get on that until I finish Ninnin.
The first episodes were dull and boring as hell, it only got better after the introduction of Jin and J-Stag, but by that a lot of people lost interest in the series.
Not to mention the lack of collectibles unlike both of its predecessors Gokaiger and Goseiger, and on top of that the parts-forming of the Mecha annoyed some people apparently.
Ninninger did not make 9 billion yen...it made 5.4 billion yen overall during the 3 quarters as it shows clear as day. The 9 billion that you see is the projection that Bandai has for it for the full fiscal year. This is the 3rd time that Bandai had to change it's forecast which was initially 12 million yen, then 10 million yen, and now 9.
Even with Zyuohger toy sales that will be factored in since Bandai fiscal year doesn't end in March will mean that Ninninger will meet Bandai's forecast.
Its the new tradition for all shows following the big anniversary season in both franchises. Every post-Decade show has had Legend Rider lines based on their collectibles, and Kyoryu, ToQ, Ninnin have all had equivalent toylines to some extent, presumably Zyuohger will do the same.
>Goseiger had past Sentai cards
Really? I haven't seen them.
Go-Busters was a VERY Kobayashi series. If you're not a fan of her slow burn to plot and characterization, you're in for a rough ride until Jin and J come in. That being said, I rather liked the early episodes and the sort of visceral feel they had to them. The characters were written like actual people, with legit baggage and problems.
Tense stories where the villain actually had a good plan, and the heroes had to figure shit out, and there was mech action at the same time as ground action. THAT was boring? Compared to what, the episode where Candelira's cupcake monster gave everyone toothaches?
>The End Shuriken accomplishes fuck all for Kyuuemon and just ends up a "fix everything button."
Even the MacGuffin is lazy as fuck.
Can someone kindly tell me which ninninger episodes are Fuuka-centric episodes?
If you want a wish granted in the Sentai universe, you can
>Gain the powers of, and receive the blessing from, 35 separate sentai teams.
>Use their keys and powers on a robot parrot that turns into a door.
>Get an item that grants one wish at the expense of erasing all 35 teams from history forever.
>Kill a ninja
>Unlimited wishes for free
Bet the Gokaigers feel pretty silly now.
>We're going to have to see more Ninninger in 2 years
Thank you based Spider-man.
gokaigers didn't even know it was going to be a wish, they just heard there was TREASURE and they had to go get it because FUCK YEAH TREASURE
and then when they heard what it was they were like "yeah fuck that" and threw it away because gokaigers are the best sentai
Speaking of Gao, when are they going to start calling each other by name? I've gotten to Ep. 24 and I haven't heard the ranger's real names uttered outside of those two where Red and Black meet people they know. I know they're calling back to the old sentai trope of referring to each oher as their colors while in suit, but it's kind of annoying not knowing their fucking names without looking it up.
>I believe trains make the best giant robots. When you launch a train off the rails and it comes down a giant fucking robot, you know your show is amazing.
DEFINITELY CHECKS OUT
So, with the TPP due to ruin the internet for most countries pretty soon, what are the go to Kamen Rider / Sentai series' that are worth a keep in an "IN CASE OF EMERGENCY" archive?
2.6TBto fill. Give the gud recommendations, friends.
Looking to get into sentai possibly. Which are the most recommended series, /ssg/?
other than the dragonquest episode, what ninninger episodes are essential? don't want to watch the whole thing.
you go watch the whole thing you lazy shit (reee)
Rider fag who got into sentai fairly recently. I guess it depends on what you liked from rider.
My top 3 rider shows are probably Kuuga, Blade, and Agito. With Hibiki is an honerable mention.
I started with Go-bus and fucking loved it. Then gokaiger, now on Jetman.
Watch it all or don't watch it. Most Sentai shows, and Ninninger is the definition of "most Sentai shows", have slow drip plots where it's small things happening in each episode that gradually contribute to the overall narrative.
Seeing people crap on Ninninger now that its over looks ungrateful. Its still a sentai show with some innovative production quality we havent seen before.
I for one was amazed when Shurikenjin debuted and Shinobimaru operated with the levers I have NEVER seen a sentai with a mech operating a mech operating another mech before that shit is amazing.
Also the Ninja Issen attacks were sweet every time they did them. Each ninja had a different style after pressing the blue WAZA button lifting the sword over their head and their own finishing slashes
Granddad was great, Kasumi was great, Yakumo was great, Takaharu got better. The Ninja Allies were cool mech changes. Lion power up was pretty cool. The Gabi Raizo fights were great.
Don't take the opportunity to watch foreign superhero shows for granted so much.
The cg effects definitely took a leap in ninnin, I'll say that.
The overwhelming response has been that ninnin was middle of the road. We've seen better, we've seen worse. People like me that started watching with Gokaiger are routinely called babies here, and even I wasn't exactly mesmerized by the nip magic of it all.
ToQ was worse. Kyoryu was better. It happens.
Ninninger had some stuff going for it but it dropped the ball in a lot of ways, too. The robots were cool and the Japanese festival float feel they had was a lot of fun. The heroes, while not INCREDIBLY well written were at least for the most part entertaining. Plus, I thought the fights in Ninninger were really good for having a relatively small amount of wire-work.
It had really weak villains, which I think is one of the reasons the show felt so bad to so many people, especially since so much stuff concerning the villains was so poorly timed. Mangetsu should have been introduced earlier; he was killed off so soon that it didn't really have much of an impact and I was hoping that Ariake would have done something more interesting after the Kyuuemon reveal but instead she and Gabi Raimon went out like chumps.
I did have a lot of fun watching it, but I'm hoping ZyuOhGer does better than Ninninger did.
Has anyone seen the Dino Thunder episode "Lost & Found in Translation"? The rangers sit down and watch a parody dub of Abaranger on TV and I think it's a silly and interesting discussion on the relationship between sentai and PR.
Blue and Yellow just want to see what happen next and fully embrace the differences and kookiness of the Japanese "retelling" of Power Rangers, while Red starts out totally opposed to watching any of it.
If you haven't seen the episode yet, you totally should.
They keep all the original music, and there's something really great about the end where a bunch of American kids hop onto a couch, turn on the TV and you hear the Abaranger theme and see the logo in Japanese.
GoGoV is trains right? I wanna get into that because I love me some trains
Also is kyoryuger actually worth a watch or is it going to grate on my soul after five episodes, I've heard nothing good about it so far
I do know the story, though the show itself was popular anyways.
More like the second half is too different, since Japanese have a hard time accepting anything new for the most part.
That was actually pretty cute. I like how they showed just how much more campy Abaranger is to it's PR version. Makes me think they should try this exact same idea with Dino Charge and Kyoryuger.
Kyoryuger is the frat party sentai. BIG fights, BIG explosions, tiny brains. Mostly ineffectual villains but Endorf's arc will wake you the fuck up. Then, shit ending. Still worth it, definitely. It's got peaks and troughs.
Bull to the shit. That "evil melody" thing was an asspull to make the final fight less exciting and the replacement generals were useless butts.
King hogging the spotlight was nothing new at that point, but that doesn't make it not shit.
>>That was random as fuck.
No it wasn't. It was teased throughout the series. This isn't a romance series where they were going to bring the focus on that. And calling an ending shit because two characters got together is ridiculous
I liked how the writers worked around the toys in the 30s. Things like making the Gekiatsu blade be a Kinji upgrade and a conclusion to his arc rather than just appearing with Gekiatsu DaiOh, or like how they were developing super ninjutsu during the season and the combinations between the three buttons in the #1 blade ended up being plot relevant at times.
Yeah, fuck that.
Although I liked the episode that instead of a mech fight had Sasuke using muteki daishogun's sword. I like when they find ways to make the mandatory mech commercial without having an actual mech fight.
Remember when Geki and Burai risked their lives against King Brachion to get some slingshots they used in only one or two episodes total?
I'm impressed that Yakumo's actor can perform acrobatic like that.
>That one with the Franken Yokai where she literally did nothing.
>Onimaru talks about some of the worst things he's worked on (in his opinion)
>one of them is Timeranger's noodle episode
This may be one of the reasons why Time gets delayed so much, besides the shit DVDs. Having not watched that show yet, how is that episode so bad?
>the replacement generals were useless butts.
One of them killed Aigaron so it is not as if they did nothing.
Kyoryu was really great in filler episodes, with really insane shit like the basketball episode, but they kinda forgot they had an ongoing plot to wrap up and it showed.
The penultimate episode was really good, though. The untransformed last stands are some of my favortie scenes in all of Sentai.
At any rate, something tells me Inoue may have had something to do with it. The guy was let loose after his first Ohranger episode and wasn't on a leash again until Kuuga, and even then it ran at the same time.
Man, ToQger has grown so much one me since the first watching.
It still has some shitty ground choreography, but the main plot is really inventive and the villains are great. Even Nero and Morc, who don't end up doing anything plotwise, are actually relevant to the theme of the story, as they actually care about Zed and end up getting their shine because of it.
I used to think Zed was a shitty villain because he just stood there brooding, but that is the character's point. He wants his shine but his nature won't let him have it. He consumes Gritta for it. Fails. He sees Noire and Schwarz shining first. Then Nero and Morc. He's just a pitiful creature, really, and it is the sort of story I'd like to see in a show not constrained by Sentai's format.
Unfortunately, I doubt it. Saban knows
\thinksthat ninjas will be a way easier sell in America than trains, and they can do whatever they want with the footage, so they have a lot of leeway to make a new story.
Same as ToQger's mech, its blocky design means that the toys are gonna look stiff and bulky, but it'll look a ton better on the show itself. If a main mech doesn't have human proportions and mobility, it won't be as easy to film with a guy in a suit.
I taught in Korea last year, and Minecraft was popular enough that students were writing presentations about it. The toys were huge over there, I'd always see kids excitedly checking them out in the toy section of stores
which I frequented to buy Kamen Rider toys[\spoiler]. Not Japan, but the cultures are similar enough in that regard.
>The yellow kneepads on the Shark
>The blue waist on the Eagle
>the fact that the fists are spring loaded so they have to be deployed in eagle mode
>Really damn small
>brick in the complete literal sense
I really hope the other robots somehow make the toys look good