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Bikuu movie was pretty bad ass. You know you've watched too much shit from Japan when they bust out the weird incest sub plot and you're not even shocked. But yeah, great movie, hopefully there's a follow up of some sort as that's what the ending was kind of suggesting with them not tying up loose ends.

Since Retsuden features characters from the Gold Storm universe i'm guessing it'll be helpful to watch Gold Storm first so i'll do that afterall I guess. 

 

 

 

 

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OK, how come no one told me there's a freakin Aja Kong guest spot in Gold Storm? NOW i'm sold

Anyways, watched the Gold Storm movie the other day and the intro hype episode. I can't recall if they did this in Yami or not but there were a lot of scenes where I did notice the cast (especially Rian) over acting in a really cheesy way but at the same time there's a whacky charm to it too. Besides that the movie was pretty good so i'm my hopes are a bit higher now for the main series than they were before. 

 

 

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Half way through Gold Storm, def a big improvement over the last season with this cast. Only major complaint is the GARO armor itself feels like an after thought and there haven't been any big or memorable suit battles yet. 

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If I can recommend anything afte Golstorm it would be to give GARO a breather and watch AMZONS. It is the Kamen Rider project I've been waiting for since BLACK!

James

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Cool, almost near the end of Gold Storm, up to ep 19 so i'll be done with it by the week end. Not sure what i'm going to watch next, got a to watch list a million miles long but i'll add that to it.

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There had a been a post about Food Wars here because Im' apparently an idiot

James

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The designs for Kamen Rider EX-AID definitely make me kind of want to avoid it.  I still think Wizard has the best design in the last decade or so.  With Fourze, I could never get over how goofy the helmet looked.

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Fourze definitely gave us the best looking secondary Rider (in base form at least). I loved the design of Amazons but haven't really liked a design for a main Rider since OOO. Every form OOO had was dope

James

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OOO isn't a favorite, but I liked that they gave the main rider claws for a weapon at least.  

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Man I love OOO! Great villains and pretty much one continuout story where the ending doesn't feel tacke on (and probably the last KR where the fans didn't spol it after the fist 10 episodes)

James

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Finished Gold Storm, it was getting pretty great near the end but the last stretch was a bit underwhelming. In the end it was a show greater than the sum of it's parts though. Not as good as most of the other GARO series but still enjoyable on it's own. 

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Enjoy your GARO fansubs while you can, the original series has been licnesed for US Release by Section 23/Kraken. They plan on releasing the the follow-up series as well if sales on the original are strong. No word if it will the HD remaster or if they will leave out episode 6 like they did with the remaster.

This is WONDERFUL news!

James

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and now, a little Kamen Rider BLACK humor...

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James

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The entire run of Johnny Sokko / Giant Robo is on Hulu.

I am reliving my childhood as we speak.

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Johnno Sokko / Giant Robo also comes on weekend mornings @ 7AM on COMET TV!

 

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Uchu Sentai Kyuranger had an incredible 1st episode! Its probably the best st episode for sentai since Abaranger!

If you haven't watched it I recommend you do. Until then here's he opening!

 

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This reminded me that I am so behind on Toku shows, I'm still somewhere in the middle of Ninninger and haven't even started Kamen Rider Ghost yet.  I miss having free time.

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On 2/22/2017 at 7:19 AM, GojiColin said:

This reminded me that I am so behind on Toku shows, I'm still somewhere in the middle of Ninninger and haven't even started Kamen Rider Ghost yet.  I miss having free time.

So instead of complaining about being behind I actually watched some Ninninger, shocking right?  I'm up to episode 28 and I watched the first movie.  I was sad to see the Western Yokai were just monster of the day and not even a short term threat, especially since I thought Franken and Okami-Otoko had really great designs.  The Izayoi Ninja stuff looks like it might be interesting since it's teasing more backstory being revealed.

Also I remember why I sort of drifted away from the show:  The guy playing Takaharu is about as convincing at his character as Jack Swagger was trying to do an intense yell.

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Skip the rest of Nininnger and just go to kyuranger or KR AMAZONS. AMAZONS is so dope!

James

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The thing is, there's just barely enough to keep me  engaged in the show and not riot.  Though whomever did the mech designs in the more recent shows needs to be stopped; the whole "Ultimate Form is a giant rolling brick" mentality has not produced one cool robot.

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Nininger's mechas are all awful BUT I haven't really dug a mecha on a Sentai since... shit Shinkenger maybe?

My fave of all time remains Muteki Shogun from Kakuanger

James

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The X from Outer Space is on TCM right now. I recommend smoking for this one, even if you don't. 

I'm not and I'm already curious that this might be the steal of the plot for Life. 

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I am totally in love with Kyuranger so far. Its so much fun while stil having a really solid story.

And fuck if "Lucky Star" isn't just a damn cool opening song!

James

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Well I finally found the time to finish Ninninger.  It picked up some steam near the end, but still it was just okay.  It just seems weird that they build up some friction amongst the baddies and then proceed to just drop it when it was final fight time.  ToQqer at least mined that potential for what it was worth; speaking team train, they definitely made the Vs. movie enjoyable and it was cool to see the Shadow Line characters one last time before those suits are no doubt cannibalized for something else.

So I figured I would ride the wave of momentum and dive into Zyuohger and it's definitely a different take on the animal motif; that's for sure. 

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Zyuohger had such potential but... something didn't click for me ll the way. I will say Zyuoh The World has on of the coolest 6th Ranger designs for a Toku

James

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