Ryusoulger Episode 1: The Lost Kingdom Of Ryusoul Resurfaces
Is it me or did Toei get addicted to the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom film last 2018? We're having dinosaurs again and I was getting worried I would have bad first impressions like Kyoryuger -- a series that I tend not to like as much as Abaranger and Zyuranger. But I managed to get impressed by how it does have some vibes to the Dragon Quest game series (and maybe Knights of Tir Na Nog which was Saban's original production) more than it would have with dinosaurs. Plus, mecha design is pretty good too! Now just be ready for me to turn into a fake Medieval times Englishman while writing the weekly reviews!
The first two villains Tankjo and Kureon both appear. They do look a lot like RPG villains from Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy. Also, Tankjo is voiced by Joji Nakata -- he also voiced Azald in Zyuohger and the Helheim King in Kamen Rider Gaim (which I seriously want to do a rewatch due to how good I thought it was). For new schoolers -- Nakata also played important 80s human villains such as Kaura (Flashman) and Great Professor Bias (Liveman). Both Ryusoul Reds appear to save Ui from the villains.
I feel some Ultraman vibes with the Dragon Minosaur in the first episode. While dragons won't be the theme but this is really throwing back to Dragon Quest. A knight-like mecha appeareth with Ryusoul Red piloting it. He manageth to pilot it and finish the first monster. Is it me or art the first episode monsters of the week usually meant to be just destroyed and that they art pushovers as far as the rangers art concerned? Sure, they art dangerous but they tend to be too easily disposed of, right?
The three heroes art then told by the Ryusoul Elder that even without the temple -- they have gained the power to become Ryusoulgers. They art told that they must find their comrades who did appear in Super Sentai Strongest Battle. The two siblings art yet to appear in human form but we know they left the village some time ago. I can't wait to see them appear in the flesh next week and do combat!