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>List of subbed series:
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I hate that I feel totally indifferent.
So, /ssg/, Night or Mare?
I'll admit it took me way too long to get how thier name worked in japanese pun form
>why the fuck is her name Nigh and her name Mare that doesn't form nightmare
>Nigh and Mare
>Nai to Mea
I meant "Jetmanning" as in fast releases in relatively short order. I don't think they did nearly as badly since then (although it does help that Kou worked on some of their later projects).
Well, that's a fair point (e.g. Wrestler Megas' fighting moves not being spelled well). Although it's still a better extreme than taking too much time to do anything (HaroRangers, LxC), not everyone can be like MFC and hit that sweet spot.
The final fight was pretty meh but that epilogue though ;__;
Being able to identify a problem does not mean you have the ability to solve it.
Kinda like how people can tell when the government's fucked up but still lack the knowledge to come up with viable solutions themselves.
So it's been the better part of 3 years since this was made (and from what I've heard /ssg/ never actually approved of it in the first place). Considering everything since then - new series, newly subbed/resubbed old series, etc. - how different would this list be now?
>The end of the Final Live Tour stage show counts for one and crosses into Tear Jerker territory. When Takeru's actor speaks, nearly all the other actors themselves are failing at holding back tears. Goes to show how much they liked doing their work. And then, around the end of that, they turn it Up to Eleven (while crossing a bit into Funny Moment territory) when all the other actors turn towards him and kneel down, much to the embarrassment of Takeru's actor and amusement of the audience. (Genta's actor waits until a few seconds later to do the same in a bit sillier way.)
So...does anyone have this video?
Anyone here seen Sun Vulcan? I'm pretty new to sentai (up to date with Ninninger, seen Gekiranger, Carranger and Gokaiger and about to start ToQger) and I wanted to watch an older one next (I was going to start with Battle Fever J but I can't find subs anywhere), is it good?
I would appreciate recommendations for goofy fun sentai as well, no edge pls
It's a sequel to the Sentai before it called Denziman. It's a pretty goofy series, back in the days when Marvel helped Toei make shows. Sentai have mechs because a Japanese version of Spiderman had one.
well then, I suppose I'll watch Denziman first
alright, I will! That was one I wasn't sure about because I've heard a lot of people saying it was boring, but I really like the suits and the family concept.
oh, clearly I'm just retarded. Thanks!
Wait til you meet his sister.
Sun Vulcan is very goofy in a very good way.
sure is newfaggy here.
>Jetman 4 places above its superior version
come the fuck on
The top tier 11 are Changeman,Flashman,Maskman,Liveman,Zyuranger,Dairanger,GogoV,Timeranger, Dekaranger, Gekiranger and Shinkenger.
Though if you're asking what /ssg/ likes most I'd take Zyuranger, Dairanger and Go-Busters out since everyone hates those here. Carranger and Hurricanger should definitely be there.
>Black Condor might be the best character in super sentai history
Kek, he's the best Jetman sure, but that's because the only other good Jetman was Ryu.
>the love triangle might seem strange and out of place to some people
it IS out of place, it's a super hero show. I mean, I recall being at McDonalds with my gf and telling her about this show I was watching and she said something among the lines of "but werent you watching the japanese PR?".
>Kemp's beauty beast form looks ridiculous
If can't handle that sentai is not for you anyways.
>Has filler episodes that are entirely skippable
no fucking shit, who wrote this?
>A complete mockery of sentai, in the best way
Only if you read the premise without actually watching the show, it was more an otaku sentai than a sentai parody. After V is more a proper mockery of sentai.
I didn't make much when watching it but okay. I still need to remake the spooky skeleton if anyone could give me the episode for it.
Is there some place where I can find collection of super sentai concept art? the best I could find is in power rangers wikia and it's tiring to check it one by one. Also the resolution is horrible.
That's all I made when I watched it, but I'm still looking for the spooky skellington one since I for the life of me couldn't find it.
Scratch that, I have nothing better to do at the moment, I just really wish I ordered these gifs by episode number when I made them. If you do know which episode it's from though, I would be very grateful.
You rock dude, I've been wanting to redo it for ages.
Made it a bit too long, that was my bad.
Those of you who love practical effects are going to love this one.
It's very very good for out of context scenes, and yes, it's very goofy.
Is there any kind of collected list like this for the parody shows? All I know of are Akiba, After V, and Cho Ninja Tai Inazuma (which I just learned about by chance a week or two ago).
I haven't watched Ninninger since the Dracula episode. Is it still entertaining? I enjoyed the Lion-Haoh arc but I ended up falling behind and the summer vacation eps haven't given me much motivation to continue.
I know power rangers resused a lot of old monster suits to make new ones.
But has Super sentai done this in some of there shows?
This scene is from the Boukenger movie, You can see a Dekaranger monster, and one or two from Magiranger and Timeranger.
The Kakuranger series has a few monsters that got repainted for random background youkai creatures.
But are there nay other instances?
Could also be in other shows. I know they used the Putty patroller golem guys in the live action Sailor moon.
Why is Makito so amazing?
Is it just the angle, or did they change the neck and modify its head? What's the Magiranger suit there anyway?
go away Gajah
That's really not the Troll at all, although it seems to be wearing the same outfit.
ToQgers cast was really dumb and they all had almost no depth at all.
Schwarz, Grita, and Zed were ok villains at first, but then their plotlines kinda fell short. The rest of the villains and most of the MotWs were extremely stupid.
The suits were dumb. Trains are for autists.
Also, someone steals the show in almost every Sentai. Usually, it's the sixth or Red. No one minds it in Abaranger even though it's as bad as in Kyoryu, oddly.
Great fight scenes and choreography
Good balance between the Gokaigers main plot and the anniversary aspect
Zangyack wasn't fully developed
+great villains, specially ahames
-the story advances way faster in the second half than in the first half
+great drama with fitting but bittersweet resolution
+not exclusively focused on red
+5 memebers are great
+Great second mech introduction arc
+Good weapon design(except prism ball)
-cant think of a weakness
+great plotting that starts ever since the beggining
+All 5 characters are badass
-Momoko didnt get as much focus episodes as the others
-One of the biggest plot elements revolves about romance(granted, it wasnt as bad as jetman)
+Excellent three main rangers who developed their own powers and weapons
+Excellent villains that have particular reasons and different resolutions
+shit happens all the way through
-Black Bison and Green Sai are pointless. They are not bad, but they distract from the other great characters the show has
+All characters are likable
+some of the best suits and mechs in the franchise
-Dan and Boi are kinda the same
+lots of plot-based episodes
+a plotline for each ranger (except Kazu)
-a twist makes little sense
+Everyone but green is great and has a well defined personality
+Good chemistry between the cast
+I like the idea of brothers vs brothers
-cant think of one now
+the 5/6 rangers are relevant and have something going for them
+well plotted and paced
+dat opening man
-the mechs arent that good looking
+Well defined characters
+Great individual episodes
+Good arc welding near the ending
+some of the best suits
+10 years after was great
-cant think of a weakness now
+best main mech in a long while (only Shurikenjin comes close)
+second half is a ride
+well plotted, specially the ending
+great villains, sometimes even better than the heroes
-Jan was annoying at first
-Retsu and Ran are kinda bland sometimes
-Ken is irrelevant
+Every member has something going for him/her
+Well presented show overall
+the main twist was well teased and executed
-mech is shit
I mentioned this before but there was a Battle Fever episode that was basically a Kenji Ohba gravure
It's better to just watch the ep yourself too see how ridiculous the plot is. Even the villains were scratching their heads over it
>implying Kinji is fucking her and not her brother
We need to hang in there until Ninninger ends.
I feel the issue is less with posting the occasional picture/s of a cute girl and more with acting like you suffer from severe mental retardation like the Ninninger posters above, but what do I know.
>Not having her in that lawyer suit
Could a cock even survive those thighs?
Started re-watching Maskman (hadn't touched it since G.U.I.S. originally started subbing it) and it's kind of bizarre how much the plot of the show matches the Super Mario Bros. movie
Kinji revitalised the show for a while, but he's kinda fallen into the background. Jyuuohger's theme from what we can gather with the name is animals that are the kings of their species. Like lions and sharks and shit most likely.
Honestly it all sounds really uninspired.
Not unless it's reusing the old Power Animals designs that were scrapped. Those are pretty cool
If Bandai wants a good collectable gimmick, just sell a bunch of cool mecha and people would probably buy them.
Some of those knick knacks were pretty sweet.
Liveman was the first sentai I watched when I decided to go back in tokusatsu 3 years ago, and now that our dear GUIS is going to finish their V2 soon I decided to finally watch it again. Currently on episode 20 and it's still definitly my favourite sentai.
- Best cast
- Best mentor
- Best villains (Volt are really threatening and kill people (that episode where Ashura become a genius and really kill scientists who fail)
- Best suits
- Best music
WELCOME TO MY BLOOOG, THIS IS MY BLOOOOG !
It had elements of that, yes. Maskman was the first mystical sentai and their powers were centered around meditation and control of spiritual forces. It gave the show a pretty nice tone at times.
OK, everyone seems to think Blue Dolphine/Megumi is god-tier waifu material so I guess I'll watch that next.
After Go-Buster and Shinkenger I kinda want to check out old sentai anyway.
Liveman is fully subbed, right?
Ah, that makes sense. For some reason Japan likes to genderbend Xuanzang.
Never heard of it before. Is it good? Is there a subbed version? Should I watch the dubbed or the subbed?
Thanks. I'll download the v2 release then.
>Never heard of it before. Is it good? Is there a subbed version? Should I watch the dubbed or the subbed?
I've watched the first half of the series and liked it quite a bit.
As far as I know there's no subs. Not even sure about raws.
The dub's mixed bag. Their Brits trying to sound kung fu movie sorta. It comes out a little heavy on the ching chow, but it's got some really great line reads and a pretty sharp sense of humor.
It doesn't try to hide Taoism or Buddhism or heaven or hell or anything.
is where I upped the first half at least
there's a torrent of the whole thing if you nose around, it's just a bitch to find because of the title
How do you like your helmets, /ssg/?
Visors that take up most of the face like JAKQ, GoGo V, Magiranger, Shinkenger and Ninninger?
Moulded mouths like Zyuranger, Carranger and Goseiger?
Mouthpieces without lips like Megaranger, Kyoryuger, Dekaranger?
Just visors, no obvious mouthpieces like Maskman, Abaranger, Hurricanger and Gokaiger?
I like the molded mouths like on Zyuranger or Carranger the most because I grew up on Power Rangers. Also a fan of the mouth plates like Mega or Deka. Though I'm not a fan when the mouth piece is the entire bottom half like on the old Google V or Denjiman helmets. But I will say the Magiranger helmets are still some of the best overall.
my faves are Gekiranger, Goseiger and Gokaiger, I guess I don't like completely round heads? Gekiranger's is by far the best to me, I like the simple black+red/blue/yellow and sharp lines.
Just finished Carranger. One of the best series. So much fun.
Yellow is hot.
I like how all the Racers look like real blue-collared folks.
>tfw Yellow Racer will never be your big sister
>Yellow Racer will never wrestle you into submission
My nigga. Changeman villains were great. She was great.
I've only watched one episode so far and it left me in such a weird place that I had to go sit outside and just look at the sky for a while. I'm not sure what it is about it, but there's something that just unsettles me. Not in a particularly bad way, just... weird.
Oh no, I haven't even met her yet (she's hot though, I've seen pics), I think it's just so bright and cheery and kiddie that it's weirding me out, like part of me is waiting for it to get fucked up and horrible.
I just finished Gaim a few weeks ago, so that might be affecting my thoughts on the matter
It feels like it's been forever since we last saw these guys.
Well that's good. I haven't been able to look at a banana without feeling mildly betrayed for a while now, so I would like my daily commute to continue unharmed
and I kinda want to slap a ToQger logo on top of my transport card
Oh, that makes sense them.
Gaim and ToQger are radically different in tone. ToQger has some darker elemenets later but it's generally a rather optimistic show. Generally.
I just keep
imagining"ToQger 10 Years After" in my head with Tokatti being super old and busted because of the age discrepancy between his actor and the rest of the cast.
But hopefully the man ages gracefully.
So with Bioman being released I'm watching EP 41 and I see ground action levels above Ninninger episode I just watchedf.
It was like the new Nin episode (super star nin) almost totally relied on CGI for the impressive ground action while Bioman is using high flying kicks, martial arts, acrobatics you name it. the stunts are levels above Nin and TOQ
Not a good sign. It seems like sentai is scared to do tough stunts like it used to but rely on CGI.
I hope we get Sakamoto back because aside from wire fu and explosions he really brought the martial arts out for some entertaining fights. Nin and TOQ haven't followed the sentai tradition of bringing great martial arts/stunts consistently.
Retooling has become far less absurd a process than in Hibiki's time. Gobus builds up to its switch gradually, though the most obvious break point from one type of story to another is the Gavan two-parter.
The thing is the shift makes sense in-show, and more importantly both parts are fucking great, so it's no reason to stop watching.
>and more importantly both parts are fucking great
Eh, I don't think I can agree with that. First half was pretty good (even if it wasn't like the first few episodes); second half was pretty blah outside of the endgame episodes.
Well I'd say Sentai because BIMA (indonesian toku), Giant Saver(chinese toku) even perform more martial arts and stunts and they were airing during TOQ.
Gaim/Drive/Ghost are all outperforming Sentai in the action/stunts category also so its a problem that is becoming unique to Sentai.
It could be a response to pressure from parents for a less violent show but that is my own speculation
Who was the fight director for Go-Buster? Because that series had awesome awesome fights.
Particularly anything with Blue Buster and/or Escape.
>second half was pretty blah outside of the endgame episodes.
Stuff with Sakamoto involved (Gokaiger, Fourze) are pretty alright. He has that cheap but good sense of action-direction very similar to that of Hongkong kungfu movies.
It probably has to with safety as well. From the interviews with Pink Five and Tenma Ranger, it seems like they can be quite reckless back then.
>It seems like sentai is scared to do tough stunts
Not really. Depends on how the action director sets up the fight choreography
looking at go-bus' fight choreography, I don't think it's really practical effects and dangerous stunts that make Go-Bus fights awesome. This is my personal opinion, but a late 80's-90's sentai fight scene is directed in the same way that, say, a Gokaiger or Ninninger is directed - only difference is that the earlier shows use more practical effects while the latter spam CGI. But I get this feeling that if they had access to the technology they have now they'd have produced the same kind of quality in terms of their fights.
What makes Go-bus stand out, I think, is more how they frame their fights and the subtle ways the fight scenes are directed. There's a noticeable "buff" in the mooks and main monsters in Go-bus, where it feels so difficult just to take down one of them and fights (especially in the first half) finish when they manage to get a killshot in, not when they line up and fire the team cannon. It basically makes it feel like they build up to their finishes and makes them seem worthy. The best Go-Bus mech fights employ the same style, too.
Partly I'd say it's thanks to all the moves and flourishes the Go-buster team makes. Compare this to the simple, direct movements of the Gokaiger team, for example. It comes across, to me, that they're really fighting in such a way that they find a weak spot they can target in their enemies to finally take them down, not brute forcing their way through every encounter. A lot of 'filler' sentai fight scenes feel very obligatory, and Go-bus certainly suffered from its fair share of it, but the way they framed fights make up for it.
Basically, we think of the standard sentai on-foot fight choreography, it's choreographed like the mech battles - mech gets battered for a while, then comes back with the finisher. Yes, depending on how you use the effects available to you, you can make it exciting, but it's sentai's standard fight choreography. Compare it to a Garo fight and you'll notice what i mean.
I don't mean to say it's only Go-Bus who does this - I look back to Ohranger's first episode and the fight felt so important because a good deal of the episode is spent showing Earth getting its ass kicked, and it made it feel sweeter when they finally fight back
But for example, I see people who love to talk up Gokaiger's individual character tics in-suit, which is great, but really is more of a vehicle to express character instead of heightening tension for a fight scene and making us worry if the heroes can make it. They're loud and flashy and call attention to themselves, but they really don't contribute anything to the "plot" of the fight, except for rare occasions.
It's like, say, WWE style wrestling, or maybe an indy spotfest. The Gokaiger/Kyoryuger/Ninninger model would be like a John Cena match in that he'll get beat up and make his comeback, and only rarely do you get a story unfold in the ring because they're more concerned getting their movez in, compared to a Ric Flair 80's classic with Sting, or maybe vs Vader.
>It comes across, to me, that they're really fighting in such a way that they find a weak spot they can target in their enemies to finally take them down
Yeah I really liked that about Go-busters. One of my favorite examples of this the buddyroid strike ep. Hiromu runs in super fast and point blank shoots the MoTW in the stomach when there was an opening. Wish I had a gif or webm of it.
I was speaking in reference to the 2 recent sentai shows Ninninger and Toqger we have seen a real drop in fight stunts and much more CGI based action.
This stands out when you watch action packed TOEI shows of the past particularly the new subbed episodes of Gavan, Bioman and JAKQ that were just released.
The there is a real noticeable difference in the effort the stunt actors put forth the farther you go back. Its kind of a disservice to TOEI's fans because the fanbase worldwide seems to be increasing along with merchandise sales even though we hear about drops in japan viewership. I'm hoping TOEI steps it up for the anniversary.
I have to totally agree with you about GoBus having great fight choreography and planning. The fights really mattered in that show. The highlight for me was Ryuji overheating and how that changed his style completely into pure violence. I was disappointed that he didn't overheat often or that we haven't seen a ranger with that level of aggression since then.
>DekaRed is constantly screaming. All. The. Time.
And that's a bad thing?
Um... uh. I'm gonna need you do define comfy.
It's so comfy, sleepyhead over here can barely keep his eyes open!