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10:00 PM on 09.12.2014

Change Leopardon! It's Henshin Time! covers Marvel's connection to Super Sentai

I may be late to the party again, but I felt that ToyBountyHunters' latest video in their It's Henshin Time series was worth sharing on here, since it's about Marvel's history with Toei. Aside from the Spiderman toku sh...

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Annotated Tokusatsu: Ressha Sentai ToQger episodes 23-26 photo
Annotated Tokusatsu: Ressha Sentai ToQger episodes 23-26
by Salvador GRodiles

Honestly, I never expected to use the word “Super Duper” around here, since the term feels rather childish. Then again, ToQger is a children's show after all, so I shouldn't be surprised when a term like this pops up once and a while.

On the bright side, ToQger has developed in a way that has exceeded my expectations, as the show’s new direction managed to take us to an unexpected stop.

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Annotated Tokusatsu: Ressha Sentai ToQger episode 22 photo
Annotated Tokusatsu: Ressha Sentai ToQger episode 22
by Salvador GRodiles

Wait a minute! I thought that marriage was supposed to be a wonderful time when two people who love each other want to start a family. Normally, everyone gets to partake in some food and an extravagant cake during the ceremony; however, ToQger missed the memo on how to prepare a proper matrimony.

Due to this outcome, the show’s threading into some new grounds that might change the plot’s overall tone. In other words, our next destination is going to blow our socks off.

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Annotated Tokusatsu: Ressha Sentai ToQger episode 21 photo
Annotated Tokusatsu: Ressha Sentai ToQger episode 21
by Salvador GRodiles

I love Fridays. Whenever this day arrives, I can’t help but to rejoice over the fact that the weekend has started. Even if I have to work during that time frame, there’s something refreshing about reaching the fifth day of the week. I guess this has to do with the feeling that comes from triumphing over the past few days in one’s routine-- kind of like beating an evil villain that was giving you trouble. However, Fridays can be a bit tedious when you add the word “Freaky” to the equation.

When you’ve watched more than five Super Sentai shows (maybe more than two), you start to notice that each series shares a few episode themes. One of these tropes is the body-switching segment, which is present in almost every Sentai installment. Based on my experience with the franchise, I haven’t had an issue with these chapters, as they managed to bring a new take on the overused premise.

Considering that ToQger’s having its first Freaky Friday episode, the major characters that partake in this scenario are going to have to go all-out to entertain us this time around. That being said, it’s time to find out if the rainbow train’s still on course.

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8:00 PM on 07.26.2014

SDCC '14: Shout! Factory to release Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger on DVD

Ladies and gentlemen. I would like to announce that hell has frozen over. Why you say? Well, it turns out that Shout! Factory has plans to bring Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger to North America. As a person who's been ...

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Annotated Tokusatsu: Ressha Sentai ToQger episode 20 photo
Annotated Tokusatsu: Ressha Sentai ToQger episode 20
by Salvador GRodiles

Normally I don’t repeat a pun during my segments, but I couldn’t resist using another “orange” pun, since it’s relevant to ToQger’s 20th episode. That, and I guess this pun is sort of a last resort. I’m kidding.

Anyway, it’s time for us to find out if the show’s quality has gone up or down, as we catch up on my latest rambling about ToQger. Come to think of it, it’s been a while since I used that introduction.

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10:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Huzzah! Three Zyuranger actors are attending Power Morphicon '14

Alright, people; it's time to pull out your Morph... er, I mean Dino Bucklers, because Yuuta Mochizuki's (Geki/Tyranno Ranger from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger) attending Power Morphicon 2014! Aside from the original T-Rex-th...

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Annotated Tokusatsu: Ressha Sentai ToQger episode 19 photo
Annotated Tokusatsu: Ressha Sentai ToQger episode 19
by Salvador GRodiles

The ToQ 6 Saga's about to wrap up, and ToQger’s ready to unveil Akira’s signature machine. Since our rainbow-loving hero repairs railroads for a living, the man’s blessed with a train that suits his position. Who knows, we might get to see a robot that actually looks cool.

Unlike the typical sixth Ranger‘s Mecha’s debut episode, Akira decides to do something that’ll surprise the other ToQger. As long as sparks don’t fly, then everything should be good for Akira's little adjustments to his sweet new ride.

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Annotated Tokusatsu: Ressha Sentai ToQger episode 18 photo
Annotated Tokusatsu: Ressha Sentai ToQger episode 18
by Salvador GRodiles

Attention, all passengers. The ToQger Express has taken a scenic route during its most recent episode. Now let's give a round of applause to our special railroad worker, as he’s been a great help in improving our experience so far.

However, not everyone's pleased with Zaram's contributions, since the other ToQger have yet to accept ToQ 6. At least Right believes in Zaram, which means that all hope isn't lost.

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Annotated Tokusatsu: Ressha Sentai ToQger episode 17 photo
Annotated Tokusatsu: Ressha Sentai ToQger episode 17
by Salvador GRodiles

For a good while, I had a feeling that ToQ 6’s debut would help ToQger get right on track again. Lo and behold, I was right, since the new Orange Ranger’s debut managed to boost ToQger’s quality once again.

If ToQger continues with its great build-up, then it's safe to say that the series is on the path towards success. In other words, the track's been fully repaired, so our ride should be a smooth one from here on out.

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Annotated Tokusatsu: Ressha Sentai ToQger episode 16 photo
Annotated Tokusatsu: Ressha Sentai ToQger episode 16
by Salvador GRodiles

There comes a time when a person decides to keep up with a series that’s been letting them down. Many viewers stick with a terrible program for the sake of entertaining people, while others hope that the show will get better later on. In my case, my experience with ToQger is a mix of the two cases mentioned earlier.

Recently, ToQger’s progress has been similar to The Little Engine That Could, due to the show’s effort to save itself from becoming a massive train wreck. Since it’s my duty to keep you informed on the show’s status, it’s time to find out if our train-themed Sentai series thinks "it can."

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7:00 PM on 06.14.2014

Dino Buckler: Zyuranger's opening morphs into an 8-bit remix

Studio Me-gaane picked a perfect time to give Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger's opening, since the show's main heroes fought along side the other two dinosaur-themed Sentai teams in Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters a few mont...

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