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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?

Then HENSHIN!

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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The culture behind a Megazord: live-action Shattered Grid trailer, featuring Jason David Frank as Lord Drakkon

23 Mar

The culture behind a Megazord: some epic choices for the 900th episode of Power Rangers

25 Feb

Welcome back to my blog. I was waiting for the announcement of the 2019 season to make an article about what could happen with the 900th episode, because, if they keep airing 20 episodes per year, it would happen in the “Super” portion of whatever follows up Super Ninja Steel.

However, I was fairly surprised to see that they’ll go with Go-Busters, because it has lots of potential for being an excellent season. First of all, it can be divided in two, meaning it would even make sense to have Power Rangers Beast Morphers adapting the first arc and “Super Beast Morphers” for the second.

Also, there are some epic opportunities for the 900th episode in a Go-Busters adaptation, and I will mention five of them, though one doesn’t derive exactly from Go-Busters.

Are you ready?

Let’s Morphin’!

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