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Lupinranger VS Patoranger – Episodes 3 + 4 Review

With the main premise of the show established, Episode 3 and 4 both do a good job of showing the potential this premise has. At first I was a little worried about how the interactions between the two teams were going to work, mainly due to the secret identity thing. Secret identities are rarely something Sentai bothers with in an meaningful way, but the first episodes of Lupin vs Pato set up the idea that the two teams will be meeting a lot in civilian form. For me, one ofRead More


Quarter 3 Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger Scans *Spoilers

Recently the quarter 3 toy scans for Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger have surfaced online, which reveals some new upcoming mecha that will be appearing on the show. Please keep in mind this article contains spoilers so consider this as a warning. First, some new auxilary mecha will be appearing on the show. The first mecha will be known as the Magic Dial Fighter, which will be able to combine with the Lupinkaiser to form Lupinkaiser Magic. The DX Magic Dial Fighter is set to release in August. The second mecha will be knownRead More


Power Rangers: Mirai Sentai Timeranger: The Complete Series Revealed

Amazon has recently opened an official pre-order page for Power Rangers: Mirai Sentai Timeranger: The Complete Series. For those who are unaware,  Mirai Sentai Timeranger is the 24th Sentai series that aired on February 13, 2000 – February 11, 2001 and was adapted into Power Rangers Time Force.  Power Rangers: Mirai Sentai Timeranger: The Complete Series will be released on July 31, 2018 and is currently listed at $59.97.  Those who are interested can pre-order their copy at the link listed below.  


Engine Sentai Go-Onger 10 Years Grandprix Announced

Toei has recently announced the next Super Sentai V-Cinema. In a surprising turn of events, the next V-Cinema will be an all-new 10 Years Later Special, Engine Sentai Go-Onger 10 Years Grandprix. For those who are unaware, Engine Sentai Go-Onger is the 32nd Super Sentai series, which aired on February 17, 2008 to February 8, 2009. International fans should recognize it as the Sentai season that was adapted into Power Rangers RPM.    Below is the teaser trailer for the upcoming V-Cinema, which features the Go-Ongers and Go-On Wings as they are currently; it is a basic hype reel featuring the team reunitingRead More


Lupinranger VS Patoranger – Episode 2 Review

I’m relieved the slick choreography and camera work of the first episode continues into the second. Often, a new Sentai will make the first episode look fancy to give a good first impression without carrying any of the fanciness on through the rest of the show. Here, it seems the long takes and lateral camera movements used to show off the geography of fight scenes is going to be part of the show’s style rather than just a cool thing they did a few times to make the premiere memorable.Read More


Lupinranger VS Patoranger – Episode 1 Review

Wow. Really, wow. It’s easy to give good reviews to Super Sentai premiere episodes. After watching the same series for 50 weeks, just having brand new suits and characters and settings and toys to play with is all a premiere needs to feel fresh and exciting. Because of that, I tend to wave away a lot of issues with first episodes that would be a deal breaker in any other situation. For example, I go into Sentai first episodes expecting the pacing to be nonexistent due to the episode spendingRead More


Uchu Sentai Kyuranger – Episode 48 (Finale) Review

And so, we arrive at the end. This was a strong ending for the series that like the previous episode managed to do the ‘power of love’ ending in a way that made sense and was heavily foreshadowed. One of the reasons why I’ve enjoyed Uchu Sentai Kyuranger so much is that its central message, that anyone and everyone can make a difference, has been clearly expressed and explored throughout all 48 episodes. It’s a simple message that’s not exactly groundbreaking, but having that sort of strong thematic core givesRead More


2019 Power Rangers Season Revealed

The official Power Rangers twitter page has updated with the reveal for the 26th season of Saban’s Power Rangers. The 26th season is confirmed as Power Rangers Beast Morphers, which will be the adaptation of Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters.  The news was first revealed at this year’s New York Toy Fair. For those who are unaware, Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters is the 36th season of Super Sentai that aired in Japan on February 26, 2012- February 10, 2013. Power Rangers Beast Morphers will air in 2019 proceeding the end of Power Rangers Ninja Super Steel. It’s Morphin Time! We are excited to announce that PowerRead More


Hasbro Named Global Toy License For Saban’s Power Rangers

With New York Comic Con 2018 soon underway some interesting news has been revealed for Saban’s Power Rangers brand.  For the last 25+ years the brand was released by Bandai of America, however today it has been revealed that will soon change. Hasbro has announced that they have acquired the license and will be the new Global license for the Power Rangers brand. Bandai of America will continue to support the brand full force until April 1, 2019, where Hasbro will take over. Check out the press release below for more details. PAWTUCKET, R.I. & LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 16, 2018– Today, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a globalRead More


Uchu Sentai Kyuranger – Episode 47 Review

This episode opened with some small quiet scenes of the crew discussing how far they’ve come. We hear about how Hammy and Garu have warmed to Lucky and how Naga has learned about emotions by being around the others. It’s such a nice way of showing the team’s progress now that things are wrapping up and it makes me appreciate how well these characters have developed. I, like Hammy and Garu, used to be really annoyed by Lucky when the show started but I’ve slowly learned to like him, notRead More


Uchu Sentai Kyuranger – Episode 46 Review

From the very start, this episode had an epic scale to it. The pre-title sequence alone gives the impression that this could be the last episode of the series. It’s repeatedly emphasised, like with the final Kyulette chance from the end of the previous episode, that this is the last time we’ll see the team saying their trademark catchphrases and doing their trademark things. It’s crazy to think that I was worried when this series was first announced about whether or not a 12-person Sentai would work. Not only haveRead More


Uchu Sentai Kyuranger – Episode 45 Review

Following on from the reveal of Don Armage’s identity, I love that Tsurugi is now in the same position Lucky was in before. It’s easy to give out advice when you aren’t the one who has to make the final decision, so giving the same tough choice to Tsurugi about killing a loved one possessed by evil is a unique twist to the standard moral lessons in Sentai, or any kids TV show I can think of. But as much as it’s a neat twist to have two people dealRead More


The Kyoryugers Reunite for Brave Frontier 2 Crossover

Today, the iOS game, Brave Frontier revealed that its sequel is having a crossover with Toei’s Super Sentai series, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger! The reveal came during Brave Frontier 2’s press conference, which is available on the official Brave Frontier YouTube Channel. The announcement for this crossover featured the release of the Brave Frontier II promotion movie/ commercial staring the cast of Kyoryuger (seen below). In addition, the press conference also featured an appearance by the cast, and a brief live-stage performance. This live-stage performance featured the Kyoryugers facing off withRead More


Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger Q2 Scans *Spoilers

Recently the Quarter 2 toy catalog scans for Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger have surfaced online. These scans reveal a new Senshi, new weapons, and mecha! In addition, all products shown are estimated to release from April to June 2018.   *Keep in mind this article contains spoilers, so read at your own discretion.*   First, the changer for the Seventh Senshi for the season has been revealed.  The Seventh Senshi will actually be known as both Patren-X and Lupin-X.  His changer will be known as the X Changer. The changer is said to have 2 modes,Read More


Uchu Sentai Kyuranger vs. Space Squad V-Cinema Announced

Today during the conclusion of Uchu Sentai Kyuranger, Toei announced the next installment in the Space Squad series! Titled “Uchu Sentai Kyuranger vs. Space Squad” the film will feature all 12 Kyurangers teaming up Space Sheriff Gavan/ Geki Jumonji and Space Sheriff Shaider/ Shu Karasuma. This announcement came via video on the Toei Video YouTube Channel hosted by the cast of Kyuranger. The video is raw-unaltered footage, and does not contain English subtitles. However, if one chooses to watch the video is it available below:   Now, as most fan mayRead More