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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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The Culture behind a Megazord: Hero Mama League

13 Apr

Welcome back to my blog. Super Sentai is about to celebrate Mother’s Day in a particular way. As you may know, Space Squad is the current “crossover franchise” of the Toei Universe, replacing Super Hero Taisen. Last year, it featured two films, Gavan VS Dekaranger and Girls in Trouble.

This year, Kyuuranger VS Space Squad was supposed to be the third one, but then Toei announced Hero Mama League, a tie-in that will come out on May 13th.

What is Hero Mama League? A movie that will deal with three Sentai heroines, now mothers, who have to work together to find a space invader. Apparently, this film will explain why one of the villains of the next one shows up.

Speaking of Kyuuranger VS Space Squad, can I digress a little? No, this isn’t “Super Sentai’s Civil War” just because we have heroes joining factions. If anything, this has a premise similar to Batman v. Superman, at least the way it looked like in Batman’s head. And yes, feel free to imagine one of the Kyuurangers asking Gavan if he bleeds.

Anyway, those three heroines all come from different Sentai.

Nao Nagasawa will return as Hurricane Blue, Ayumi Kinoshita as Deka Yellow and Ayumi Beppu as Magi Pink.

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The culture behind a Megazord: 5 reasons why a Go-Busters adaptation could fit into the Neo-Saban Era

2 Apr

Welcome back to my blog. I am back with a “The culture behind a Megazord”. It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? Well, except for that link of the live-action trailer for Shattered Grid that made me think how could it would be if Marvel or DC make trailers for their events but using an actor who plays (or played) the main character of said event. Could you imagine a trailer for a Wonder Woman comic event with Gal Gadot herself reciting out a part of the comic?

Anyway, let’s get back to action.

Some weeks ago, it was annunced that the next season of Power Rangers will adapt Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, which was scrapped 4 years ago in favour to Zyuuden Sentai Kyouryuuger. Of course, many thought it was a nice surprise, considering it would be the first time Saban would go back and adapt a scrapped Sentai which aired 7 years before its adaptation (similarly to how Masked Rider aired 7 years after the end of Kamen Rider Black RX).

However, I am here to show you why Power Rangers Beast Morphers will fit pretty well into the current Neo-Saban Era.

Are you ready? Let’s Morphin’!

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