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Lupinranger VS Patoranger – Episodes 9 + 10 Review

As much as I like the Patorangers and their supporting cast, I can’t help but love the Lupinrangers more. Their stories are so much deeper, as is made clear by these two episodes. Not only do we meet Zamigo in these episodes, giving us a strong memorable Lupinranger-centric arch-nemesis, but the main focus of the two-parter is on what would happen if the Lupinrangers ever failed to get a collection piece. It’s refreshing to have a Super Sentai team who aren’t just trying to defeat the monsters, but are actuallyRead More

Uchu Sentai Kyuranger – Episode 9 Review

Episode 9 marks the first proper appearance of Xiao Longbao’s ranger form after a brief look at the prototype form last week. This episode is a lot neater and more straight-forward than Episode 8, mainly due to the fewer plot threads. Rather than dedicating time to Naga, Champ, and Balance’s quest to find the Kyutama, here they’ve already found it and are just on their way back home. The main task at the start of the episode, rescue Spada, is also a lot more straight-forward and personal a goal thanRead More

Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger – Episode 9 Review

Now this was more like it! After fairly predictable filler last week, here we have an episode with a really unique premise that was cleverly told. Unfortunately I feel like the team figured out something was wrong way too easily and their jump in logic between something being wrong and “we’re stuck in a recurring nightmare illusion” happened in seconds, but the way information was revealed to us out of order made great use of Sentai‘s fondness for flashbacks and our pre-existing knowledge about the show’s structure. It’s always unusualRead More