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Dieci articoli che volevo scrivere da un po’

20 Ago

Bentornati nel blog vuoto. Il post che state leggendo ha la caratteristica di essere formato da 10 articoli, di argomenti diversi, che volevo scrivere da un po’, e ho deciso di metterli tutti insieme.

Di seguito, elencherò i dieci articoli in ordine, così saprete cosa cercare.

  • Scrittura: Evitare la donna nel frigorifero
  • Storia: Perché l’età contemporanea inizia nel 1789?
  • Storia: Impero “bizantino”
  • “Abbiamo avuto un bambino!”
  • Le serie TV per ragazzi e gli omicidi
  • Fusione di due categorie del blog
  • Italiano traditore, Francese codardo, Tedesco nazista
  • Sei abbastanza giovane da essere vecchio
  • JK Rowling e la scomparsa dalla cresta dell’onda
  • Si potrebbero avere buone notizie?

Spero che siano di vostri gradimenti!

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Pua Magasiva, Power Rangers Ninja Storm’s Red Wind Ranger, dies at 39

10 Mag

I was wondering when and how my “tokusatsu” category would be brought back and used again, but I never wanted it to return for news like this.

When franchises become long runners, it does tend to happen that some of its stars pass away. Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth, JK Rowling’s Wizarding World and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, for instance, all have actors in their casts who are no longer with us.

Power Rangers is no exception. For instance, Machiko Soga (Rita Repulsa’s original actress) and Thuy Trang (Trini, the original Yellow Ranger) have both died, respectively in 2006 and 2001.

Trang, however, has been one of the only two actors who have played Rangers that passed away ever since that fatal car crash, with Peta Rutter, who played Udonna on Mystic Force, the second almost a decade years ago.

Until now.

Pua Magasiva, who played the role of Shane, the Red Wind Ranger on Power Rangers Ninja Storm, was found dead at his home. He was only 39, and the cause of his death remains unknown.

There is a tragic irony in the fact that the first Saban produced season (Mighty Morphin’) and the first Disney produced season (Ninja Storm) both have a Ranger actor who has died.

Shane was a fan favorite ever since its season premiered in 2003, and fans had hoped to see him make appearances during the show’s 20th and 25th anniversary events.

I wanted to make an article about his passing. I was only 8 years old when Thuy Trang died, and I only found it out years later, so this is the first time I actually find out immediately. With Peta Rutter, well, she passed away during those years where I wasn’t even aware that Power Rangers was still going on.

However, since I have no idea what else to say, I want to simply conclude it and honor his memory.

(Oh, you may be wondering why the article’s date is May 10th when he died on May 11th. Let’s just say it’s a long story that is irrelevant with this news)



Arrowverse crossover episodes

18 Dic

Welcome back to my blog. Back when I used to write about Japanese tokusatsu, I frequently compared the Toei Tokusatsu Universe with the Arrowverse, citing how both of them constantly adapt numerous heroes on TV with different topics and interactions between heroes.

Thus, since I had an article about the recent crossovers (well, at least those recommended to enjoy as much as you can about this universe), I thought: how about writing featuring as many Arrowverse crossovers in one article?

This won’t obviously feature every crossover, because there are a lot, so of course I’d exclude crossovers regarding just brief cameos, with some exceptions that I will mention. Also, keep in mind that the Arrowverse is the kind of franchise that is built on the consideration that its viewers have at least an idea of what’s going on in every show at the moment of the crossover.

That being said, let’s do this!

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A crossover post between my blogs as a farewell to “The culture behind a Megazord”

2 Dic

Welcome back to my blog.

I’ll tell you a secret: this blog wasn’t supposed to feature that much abou tokusatsu.

In fact, back in 2013, I opened a new blog on Blogger, because I thought “hey, there isn’t much about tokusatsu in Italian”, so I even asked a friend to help me with the design.

However, not only I decided not to use it (and I even stopped interacting with that friend, even though she gave me a nice logo), but I simply thought that nothing would have been bad if I simply wrote here.

This is where “The culture behind a Megazord” began, but I decided to stop it last Spring.

Then, today, I thought about writing one final article, but I decided to post it there, on that blog, as a “what if”. Specifically, I can get a glimpse of what that blog could have been.

Therefore, this is a crossover post between blogs (something I hadn’t done in years) because, by clicking the link, you’ll be able to see the complete list of “The culture behind a Megazord”, and I hope you can enjoy this thing.

See you, next time, here, on the Empty Blog!

The culture behind a Megazord: The End

28 Apr

The culture behind a Megazord: The End

Welcome back to my blog. First, why is this article dated April 28th when I am writing about something that was revealed on May the 1st? Well, I’ll get to it later.

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The culture behind a Megazord: Power Rangers, the mixed blessing of tokusatsu

19 Apr

Welcome back to my blog. This article was supposed to come out yesterday, which is why it starts with your cliché 4/20 joke.

Risultati immagini per marijuana man shinkenger

4:20 e siamo contenti!

Still, to have this joke make sense, I am publishing this at 4:20 in the morning (though the “weed” time is 4:20 in the afternoon but whatever…).

When you are a Japanese tokusatsu fan, and want to talk about your fandom, have you ever managed to do so without mentioning Power Rangers?

The times it happens to me, I use them to say “you know Power Rangers? Yeah, that’s tokusatsu for kids. But I watch tokusatsu for all ages”.

I guess that Saban’s flagship property is the mixed blessing of an entire genre. Everybody knows about it thanks to them, but not many people manage to take it seriously and with due respect because of them.

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The culture behind a Megazord: 38 movies/crossovers I’d suggest to delve into the Toei Universe

16 Apr

Welcome back to my blog. In those weeks, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have made a movie marathon before enjoying Avengers: Infinity War, which is about to come.

As such, I wondered what a “Toei Universe movie marathon” would consist of, especially considering that this is a multiverse that constantly ties in movies and TV shows. Imagine if the “interconnection” of the MCU and the wholesome of the DC TV Multiverse (“Arrowverse” for short) were one and the same and you’d get the Toei Universe.

In fact, I will show you movies and crossovers from the last decade, which I consider to be the “crossover era” that perfectly tied everything together.

Of course, you would not be able to understand everything just by watching those movies and crossovers, as there are conflicting elements. However, this is what I’d recommend to watch to fully experience the “crossover era”.

Well, are you ready?


Side Note: as I am writing, I never realized how HUGE the list of movies and crossover is. Seriously: since I’ve started watching them in 2013, I consumed them with “doses”, so I can only imagine how it would be like to watch all this stuff in a preparatory marathon.

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