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Handling of Gathering Teams Made of Teenagers with Attitude in Super Sentai

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In Super Sentai, there were also teenagers with attitude.  Now I'd like to do a comparison from show to show on how a team of rangers of teenagers with attitude are handled...


The first set were the Turborangers.  Liveman was university life, Turboranger was high school life.  At first, the five Turborangers seem to be just selected by Seelon for being teenagers with attitude which some fans may have found baffling.  However what happens is that later in the series, we learn why the Turborangers are selected... it was because they were bathed in fairy energies when they were but children ripening up to become the Turborangers when they became teenagers with attitude.  I do find the fairy energies backstory added later good as it was probably to add a lot of sense to how Turboranger went on rather than just becoming rangers because they're teenagers with attitude.


In Megaranger, it was intended by Professor Kubota to choose the team via the Megaranger arcade game which Kenta wa…

The Rule of Thumb of Humans Seeing Ghosts in Super Sentai

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Gokaiger 28 does leave me pretty mixed since the reason that Gai Ikari can't see Gai Yuki was never revealed and the former only assumed because he was human.  In fact, it could be funny to assume that the comedic scene to others happened because they share the same first name.  So what's really the rule of thumb of ghosts and humans in Super Sentai?


So why could the first five Gokaigers see Gai Yuki as a ghost and Gai Ikari can't?!  The possible explanation is because of their alien heritage but then there were supposedly normal humans who can see ghosts.


Ryu Tendo during his wedding day while stupidly he couldn't see Gai Yuki slipping away from life... he was able to see Rie Aoi's ghost bid him farewell and giving her blessings.  Before Jetman ended, he saw Rie Aoi's ghost one more time before he eventually let go.  So was Ryu Tendo blessed with the ability to see ghosts while the rest of his team weren't despite the birdonic waves?  Possibly.  Now only …

What the Close Minded Kamen Rider Purists are Missing

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Aside from the Power Rangers purists, there may also be Kamen Rider purists.  So here's what I think they are missing...


They are missing the greater concept introduced by Shotaro Ishinomori that started to Goranger to becoming today's Super Sentai series.  That is, they are missing the greater idea of a superhero teamwork.  After all Shotaro Ishinomori started the idea of Goranger which fueled Super Sentai as the sister franchise.


Or two, they are missing a lot of kickass action by more than one character.  While Kamen Rider these days don't have footsoldiers to kick as much as they used, Super Sentai has a lot of mooks to beat them up.  Maybe I would also mention a more active role of women as superheroes.  I do appreciate the females' jobs at their desks or nursing but it's also nice to see women do different types of defensive combat or wits combat in the battlefield.


They are also missing a lot of quality comical gags among teams that deserves a thumbs up, not…

Exploring the The Rebel Ranger Concept

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In Super Sentai, there was the concept of a rebel ranger put into action.  What do you mean by that?  According to Fantasy Leader as I'm a fan of his blog, it's about the ranger who typically opposes the team and not necessarily they are hesitant to join.  So how was it done?


First in Bioman there was Mika Koizumi.  She was not only hesitant to join the team at first, but also she typically opposed Shiro Gou.  Reasons?  Well she's too attached to her photojournalist hobby.  There was much plans for her but she had to be quickly killed off.  Way to screw up Yuki Yajima, you killed your character that should have had the potential to grow because of pay issues.  Fortunately the concept wasn't abandoned and Toei eventually got better cast members who don't easily depart.


The concept was explored later with the male gender in Gai Yuki.  Gai Yuki was pretty much Joe the Condor in some way in Gatchaman, if not the closest Jetman to his Gatchaman counterpart aside from Ra…

Some Thoughts on the Gobusters Spoilers

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I have read from the spoilers in Orends Range that Enter will be the final enemy.  So pretty much to avoid copying the Venjix plot from RPM I think.  Now Enter has a Messiah card in him and has placed one in Hiromu which adds some dilemma.  It's almost like Dillon's situation in RPM whether or not they have to destroy him since with a Messiah Card in Hiromu, Enter can continuously revive.  Also, I do have a feeling that the final battle in Hyperspace will be pretty life-threatening as well.  I do have my feeling though that Messiah might return using Enter's body in an attempt to destroy the Gobusters once and for all!

Some Factors I Think That Kill Quality in Super Sentai

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Super Sentai does have some factors that actually deteriorate or even kill the quality.  Here are the factors...


Writer's burnouts- There are writers who start off pretty well but eventually they do burn out and need a break.  My examples would be how Yasuko Kobayashi and Toshiki Inoue may have started with pretty good scripts but eventually, they burned out.  I've enjoyed their works but I just thought Gobusters was a result of a burnout though some people still like the series.


When the humor isn't done right.  I don't count Go-onger as a horrid season but it's a so-so season because the humor gets too excessive then there's some inconsistency in its execution for me.  I do enjoy Go-onger's humor but I'll say it out loud that the execution of the plot was a HUGE MESS. =P


Or blame executive meddling!  Executive meddling


Poorly done gimmicks that turn the series into a toy commercial.  Goseiger had that HUGE problem of having too much mecha which just s…

The Child Ranger Execution... Kou And Justin Compared...

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It's been quite some time since I did make a comparison between two of my fandom... and I just want to compare Kou as a child ranger with Justin as a child ranger.  Apparently this gimmick didn't work so well but let's just think about how it was executed...


Kou.  It didn't surprise me nor did I have any complains that Kou was just a child in Dairanger.  I've known Justin first and I didn't hate Justin like other fans did. Although it seemed to be just a gimmick of the producers or Noboru Sugimura's love for children but Kou was not just there to appeal to younger audiences.  He was there with a real purpose. He had a plot brewing like his origins, why he became Kibaranger and his development from pervert to a more mature person thanks to Rin and his talking sword Byakkoshinken. We also learn about his mother, his rivalry with his estranged brother Akomaru and the shocking revelation that he is Shadam's son but he apparently never discovered his paterni…

What the Close Minded Power Rangers Purists are Missing

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I don't like that hate fic Gokaiger vs. Samurai nor do I like the PR haters who commented in it, sorry I'm not taking sides but as I said, there's much of a miss for PR purists who aren't open minded to watch Super Sentai, who purposely make rumors, etc. and say that Super Sentai is fake and that Power Rangers is the real deal when they are BOTH the real deal along with Kamen Rider and Metal Heroes.  So here's what they're missing if they are too close-minded to check Super Sentai... but these are just some I can think of.
They are basically missing the origins of Power Rangers and its inspirations as well as it being the source!  Super Sentai is the very source of Power Rangers, without Super Sentai, Power Rangers cannot exist.  They should stop lying about Power Rangers coming first or making up lies about Power Rangers in Japan.  The pre-Zyu Sentai has some influence on the characterizations of Power Rangers' characters too.  Semi-purists tend to only w…

Toku Warriors is ON!!!!

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Well it's time for the Toku Warriors with the following persons on Blogger...


Fantasy Leader flying through the Galaxy with Legendary Blades


Michael Mucha aka "Kamen Rider Kuuga"


AkoMeiChan (this is her blogger icon)


Sebastien Pitches aka Sebby Kun


Taylor Speight


Thomas Ledbetter


Toku World

Well they're now starting their the Toku Warriors which I had just recently linked.  They have their series of podcasts, perhaps articles and I'll say this might become a really great project to start with... with their discussions on Tokusatsu with their podcasts on Youtube format.  I suggest everyone who supports this blog to support as these guys talk beyond what this blog has to offer. =)

Wishful Thinking on 2000s Sentai Rangers Execution

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I just had a thought that I wanted some characters for me in Super Sentai, I wish these were done to them in addition... all these are just too minor though and are plainly opinionated.

Jasmine/Deka Yellow- As much as she's my favorite female in Dekaranger character-wise I thought that she could have been given an interesting backstory for her ESP because sometimes she feels like she's just there for eye candy.  While some rangers with chromatic superiority are given some backstory, I feels she lacks it.
Masumi/Bouken Black- Okay he was meant to be a Gai Yuki tribute in some way but ONLY if he were made more of a James Dean type of anti-hero.  Only if his rivalry with Satoru just got deeper or something, in fact while he already had an interesting backstory but the conflict seems shallow.  My idea?  Love triangle with Satoru for Sakura... hee hee.  And another, only if he also had the womanizing side instead of Souta.  

Eiji/Bouken Silver- I had my thoughts that well, first I …

Congratulations Gobusters Cast!!!!!

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I have read from Orends Range that Gobusters have already finished filming their final episode.  Well it's still going to be episode 46 this Sunday.  So I'm just WMG-ing right now that the Messiah system will soon cause a really destructive finale, become a really dangerous threat that will require a great amount of power from the Gobusters to defeat it.  Maybe, just maybe the virus itself will be contained somewhere but I hope they do delete it once and for all.


Is it me or I feel that the Messiah virus will soon start taking over the world's systems resulting to a heavy battle.  I hope they don't just "drop the building at him".  Hmmmm...