My Current Impression on ToQGer
For me ToQger is one show that may or may not have a glimmer of hope. Okay I'll admit that I'm not really enjoying it, I expected more from Utsnonomiya as a producer but, apparently the whole show is what I'll call, "I don't like it but I respect it for the sake of the other fans." For Yasuko Kobayashi, I really think she really needs a break considering she's burnt out during Gobusters. On hte other hand, I do have a feeling I might be able to tolerate this show like I did with Kamen Rider Kiva. On the other hand, I feel like the show may actually fit in a new generation of Sentai fans. The cast is lively and for one, may actually click with the new audience.
The idea of imagination power of changing colors is fun. So I started tot hink that the show itself has potential for kids. Yes kids, they are the primary target for Super Sentai. But I would admit that Yasuko Kobayashi tends to suck at comedy (she did succeed with Shinkenger) but here, she's probably burnt out and needs a break. The writing team for me isn't helping either- Shou Aikawa though he wrote Blade, also wrote Boukenger a show I'm starting to get indifferent about. Akatsuki Yamatoya tends to also write pretty weird episodes as well (ex. Mr. Brown). I just thought that the show could have been in better hands with Naruhisa Arakawa as either a primary or secondary writer. I mean the Kobayashi/Arakawa/Takegami team really rocked in Megaranger. Hopefully Kobayashi will get some decent help.
The team up with Gaim was done better than that of the Shinkenger/Decade crossover. It shows what a Kamen Rider/Supre Sentai should be in future installments. I would say that I love the crossover. So maybe I'm indifferent with ToQGer but it doesn't mean I hate it. On the other hand, I am starting think Gobusters may be better than this show.
Having a former Shadow Liner as a sixth ranger is a nice concept. Hopefully they will be able to expand him more.
For ToQGer, maybe I don't like it, maybe I will like it but let's hope it will really create a better impression. Unlike Kyoryuger with its cast which I find obnoxious or the Gobusters being blank faced, it looks like Sentai will meet a new generation change for the better. Hopefully newer writers will come to fill fresh blood for the genre.
Now read also Sebby Kun's initial reaction to ToQGer.