Toei has updated their official Youtube channel with a trailer for Engine Sentai Go-Onger 10 Year Grand Prix. For those who are unaware, the film was announced this March. 10 years after the events of Engine Sentai Go-Onger, the team have split due to the Human World’s “Isolation Barrier.” A new system in place by the Ministry of Defense known as the Sentai Activity Ban forces to Go-Ongers to stay split or else risk being labeled as “terrorists.” A major event will cause the Human and Engine team members to join forces as the Gaiark return. Engine Sentai Go-Onger 10 Year GrandRead More
These two episodes, while still being enjoyable to watch, feel like a bit of a step down for the show. The unique set-up of Lupinranger VS Patoranger has kept the series fresh and exciting up to now, but these episodes felt like they could have come from any Sentai show. Episode 12 in particular had an entirely predictable plot. As soon as we were introduced to a character who wanted to go fast and a macguffin that makes people go fast, the whole episode became boring. Every beat is hitRead More
Bluefin Brands has recently updated their website with an announcement and release details for S.H.Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power Rangers White Ranger (Helmetless). While Bandai Tamashii and Bluefin already released the standard version of the White Ranger in the past, the new version will include a new Tommy Oliver head. The figure will include: Saba Sword with detachable sword blade Tommy Oliver head Exchangeable wrists (LeftX2, RightX2) The figure will retail for $65.00 and will be released this November. Expect pre-orders to open soon at your preferred online retailer.
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
Recently new televikun scans have surfaced online, which reveal details about the events that will take place in Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger vs Keisatsu Sentai Patoranger throughout the month of June. *Keep in mind this article contains spoilers so read at your own discretion. Ranger X will be making his debut appearance in June, who for those who are unaware, is the sixth senshi for the season. Ranger X will be able to become two different forms called Lupin X and Patren X. His main henshin device is known as the X-Changer and his main VS Vehicles are X-Train Gold & X-TrainRead More
I’m so happy this two-parter happened. These two episodes raised the tedious issue of secret identities in Lupinranger VS Patoranger and dealt with it perfectly in an entertaining way before resting the issue so it doesn’t need to ever come up again. I find it really boring when all you’re doing in a show is watching characters find out information you already know, so I was a little frustrated when Pato Pink, out of nowhere with no foreshadowing at all, looked at the Lupinrangers at the end of Episode 7Read More
Shout Factory! has updated their official website with the announcement and release details for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series [25th Anniversary Limited Edition] boxset. The set will include 20 discs, which contains all the episodes of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers- Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers as well as the first release for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers the Movie on Blu-ray. The discs will be contained in four steelbooks within a steel box. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series [25th Anniversary Limited Edition] will be released on August 7 with a list price of $199.99. The boxset isRead More
For me, this two-parter is the show really stretching its wings and showing how good the two team premise can allow it to be. Rather than focusing on one character per episode, these two are both ensemble pieces that show character development through the rangers’ interactions with each other both in and out of battle. One of the best things the series is doing so far is the way the two teams meet each other in civilian form without the police recognising the thieves. The police aren’t actively looking forRead More
Hasbro has announced that they have recently acquired the Saban’s Power Rangers and other various brands for $522 million. Earlier this year, it was announced that Hasbro was to acquire the Power Rangers toy license in 2019, however under this new deal the company will have full rights to the franchise. Whether this means they will be also acquiring the airing rights to the show is currently under wraps, although with this deal it is clear that the Power Rangers brand will be heading into a new era. Hasbro provided a press release on their official website. LOSRead More
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
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
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.
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
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
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