I love that this episode started with a message from the alien pop star guy, confirming that there is some sort of organised galactic resistance going in the background. I’d have hoped to see an episode based around this resistance coming together, Star Wars Rebels style, but that’s not really a priority of this show. Still, I’m glad we got something, even if it was a little too ‘tell’ rather than ‘show’. If nothing else, a Star Wars Rebels style episode about the rebellion coming together would have been moreRead More
The opening of this episode was pretty damn slick, from some unmorphed fighting to almost a full-team henshin to the logo followed by a really cool shot of the rangers silhouetted in their colours. It really feels like we’re in endgame territory now. The fight with Aslan had some good choreography, which was helped a lot by his suit being something the actor could actually fight well in instead of being a bulky monster costume. That said, I wish there was a little bit more to Lucky’s dad turning goodRead More
This episode mainly revolved about Lucky’s big trolley problem: his father or the universe? Unfortunately there was never any real tension in this question because it was being asked in an episode of Super Sentai, a show that routinely solves trolley problems with “Why not both?” The thing is, I’m not entirely convinced that’s a bad thing. It’s bad in the sense that conflict is at the heart of all stories so a story without conflict is kinda boring, but at the same time Super Sentai‘s ability to let theRead More
Today, Toei held the official press conference for the 42nd Super Sentai series, Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger. Now, as we have reported countless times Lupinranger VS Patranger will be the first time a Super Sentai series focuses on two different teams. The first team, the Lupinrangers, are thieves named after Arsene Lupin, and seek to acquire the Lupine Collection, powerful items that can shape or destroy the world. The Lupinrangers hope that the acquisition of the Lupin Collection will allow them to save someone they lost. The second team, the Patrangers, are apart of the International Special Police Organization seeking to protect the LupinRead More
This episode got off to a strong start with a longer than average pre-title sequence. Rather than taking down the Crux System’s shield with the click of a Kyutama, we actually see the effort it took to get in position and activate everything. I love how competent the Kyurangers are as a team and this opening does a good job of showing them planning a mission and executing it perfectly. There’s some really cool time-jump stuff here too, where we’ll see the action spliced with flashbacks to when the planRead More
Amazon has recently open pre-orders for the next Super Sentai release by Shout Factory! Continuing after Seijuu Sentai Gingaman, the next season to be released by Shout Factory will be Power Rangers: KyuuKyuu Sentai GoGoFive: The Complete Series. Fans who are more familiar with the Power Rangers adaptations will know this season as Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue. KyuuKyuu Sentai GoGoFive was the 23rd season of Super Sentai, which aired on February 21, 1999 and ended on February 6, 2000. The season ran for 50 episodes and also had three films. Power Rangers: KyuuKyuu Sentai GoGoFive: The Complete Series is currently priced at $59.97 and is set to release on April 24,Read More
Netflix Japan has posted a new trailer for Godzilla: Monster Planet on their official Youtube channel. The latest trailer features another look at the setting of the film and also reveals the film’s release date on the service. Godzilla: Monster Planet will premiere on Netflix worldwide on January 17.
From completing trials to taking part in a LARP to playing baseball, this arc of Kyuranger is basically using collecting another set of Kyutama as an excuse to go to different themed planets for gimmick-based filler episodes. For me, Kyuranger‘s filler has been better than most Sentai‘s due to how many characters and subplots there are weaving in and out of the show’s main focus. Even if it looks like nothing substantial is happening on paper, the team is always moving closer to their goal of liberating the universe andRead More
This episode got off to an amazing start. Champ’s whole arc has been one of the strongest in the show and this is probably its most significant episode. Not only do we have the return of the Champ prototypes, but the appearance of Professor Anton as a villain. It feels instantly refreshing to see a cackling villain who isn’t playing the part while wearing a big rubber monster suit. There’s something unsettling and horrifying about the zombie professor who exists merely as a hologram. He’s such a unique idea forRead More
Amazon Japan has posted pre-order pages for the launch wave of the Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patoranger toys. The first round of toys for the new series will launch in February 2018. The first batch of toys include: Sentai Vinyls: 972 Yen LupinRed LupinBlue LupinYellow PatorenIchigo PatorenNigo PatorenSango Dial Fighters: 1620 Yen Red Blue Yellow Trigger Machines: 1620 Yen Ichigo Nigo Sango VS Changers: 4536 Yen Lupin Sword: 3024 Yen
Recently the January scans for Kamen Rider Build have surfaced online, which reveal details about the events that will be happening on the show in early 2018. *Keep in mind this article contains spoilers so read at your own discreet. Although the prototype was seen in the latest episode, Sento will soon be able to complete the Squash Driver. With the device Ryuga will be able to become Kamen Rider Cross-Z Charge. In this form he will be using the Twin Breaker similar to Kamen Rider Grease. By using the power of the various other Full Bottles he will be ableRead More
Today, the identity of Kamen Rider Grease was revealed. For those who have n0t been following Kamen Rider Build, Kamen Rider Grease is the third rider that will appear in the series; as reported back in October, Kamen Rider Grease will be using the Sclash Driver and the Sclashjellies to henshin into this form. His main weapon is known as the Twin Breaker. *Keep in mind this article contains spoiler so read at your own discreet.* The identity of Kamen Rider Grease is Saruwatari Kazumi who will be portrayed by Kohei Takeda. Longtime fans of the Kamen Rider franchise will know Kohei Takeda as Otoya Kurenai, Wataru Kurenai’s father from Kamen Rider Kiva. InRead More
Section23 Films has announced that Kraken Releasing will be releasing the Garo: Red Requiem (Kiba ~Ankoku Kishi Gaiden~) film on Blu-Ray on April 10, 2018. For those who haven’t been following the Garo franchise, Garo: Red Requiem premiered in Japan on October 30, 2010. The film featured the return of Ryosei Konishi who once again portrays Kouga Saejima/GARO. The film also introduced some new characters such as Mary Matsuyama as Rekka, and Mika Hijii as the voice of Karma. Mika Hijii portrayed Kaoru in the original series, however she played a new role for the film. Those who are interested in pre-ordering their copy can get secure it on Rightstuf priced at $12.99.Read More
Bandai Tamashii has updated the Shinkocchou Seihou page on their official website with the release details for S.H.Figuarts Shinkocchou Seihou Kamen Rider Shin Nigo. For those who are unaware this version of Kamen Rider Nigo debuted in the later half of the original Kamen Rider series. The figure will include exchangeable wrists, an alternate muffler piece, and a replacement antennae. S.H.Figuarts Shinkocchou Seihou Kamen Rider Shin Nigo will be a retail release in May 2018 priced at 6,480 Yen.
Recently new scans have surfaced online which reveals more details about the Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Another Ending films. *Keep in mind this article contains spoilers so read at your own discreet. While there isn’t a whole lot of information this time around the scans did show some new forms that will be featured in the films. First, it has been revealed that Nico will become Kamen Rider Snipe Nico. Her take on Snipe will be slimmer and also features her backpack. Next, Gamedeus will evolve once more and will become Gamedeus Muteki. Thirdly, Burgermon will also evolve and become Double Cheese Burgermon Bugster.Read More