As we approach the Kiramager finale, we decided to do something a little different. Next week we'll discuss the last two eps of Kiramager, so instead of that this week we shoehorned in the first episode of Power Rangers Dino Fury. Was it as bad as we were expecting? But first, we check in with Touma and friends as an excursion into the evidently-huge Southern Base leads to more questions and the new Primitive Dragon form. But what's this about its battle theme now? Finally, for our feature topic we discuss Kamen Rider's first reboot, aka Skyrider. How does it compare to the original?
Gar isn't with us this week so we make do somehow. Lane's on a decent mic now! This week we talk about how Touma just oozes badass left and right this week on Saber, Garza has his entire emotional arc crammed into a single episode of Kiramager, and Den-O puts out Pretty Den-O, aka the bare minimum required to maintain its license, Fantastic Four style, but it actually turns out to be entertaining?
Lane's moving away so this is our last episode together as roommates! :( In Saber, Yuuri pulls another bullshit power out of his ass as a new Megiddo continues to make things awkward for Touma. In Kiramager, a shapeshifting impostor turns what we expected to be a funny episode into one that ended up deeply emotional and a little bit disturbing? Finally, for our feature topic, we talk about Bioman, featuring what might be the dumbest villain names ever.
Five Casters are here this week as we discuss some very shadowy episodes. Touma and Yuuri work out their buddy arrangements while saving Yuki from the Yeti, we get our one-episode general for Kiramager with a name that's just unfortunate for English speakers, and our first Showa Rider tribute of the year takes us all the way back to the first theatrical Kamen Rider release ever. What sort of tone does it set for the franchise?
Three Little Casters assemble to discuss this week's tokusatsu episodes. First off, Yuri tries to acclimatize to the modern age, but he isn't the brightest sword-man, and Ichi isn't happy. We chew into this week's Kiramager featuring toothaches and delusions. Finally, we get back to Samurai Flamenco, and we finally reach the moment where shit gets real, and MAN does it get cranked up fast. But are things proceeding too smoothly?
2020 is dead! Welcome to Castranger 2021! And MAN did we pick an awful time to go on break because what the fuck is Kamen Rider Saikou?! Why is Touma suddenly being targeted by his allies? Why was Calibur really doing all this? Over on the Sentai side of the fence, Kurantula breaks down the Kiramager's friendship with sick raps during Magical Alien Christmas, then we get the Sena Sentai versus Yodonna's Secret Identity?
It's the last episode of Castranger for 2020 before we take our holiday break, and what a doozy to go out on! In the wake of Kento's "death," Saber pulls out a surprising crossover form, and Blades debuts King Lion Dai Senki, to mixed feelings. But forget Saber, Kiramager may have pulled out the greatest episode of Super Sentai to date with this ridiculous drunk Mabusheena idea! Finally, to cap off the year we discuss 199 Heroes, the Gokaiger/Goseiger movie, and how the real powers were the friends we stole from along the way.
The Castrangers get back to the grind once again after our catchup episode as we discuss the debut of Dragonic Knight, the re-death-but-probably-not-permanent-death of Kento, how the power of billiards saved Shiguru from a nasty poison, and how the Gaorangers used the powers of a clipshow movie to get their groove back in time to defeat a Dr. Seuss monstrosity.
Castranger's back! After Ichi was laid up with a leg infection for the last two weeks, the three in-house boyos do a Double Episode Special to catch up before we resume regular episodes this weekend. Saber gives us the debut of Calibur's powerup, a stupidly obvious Megiddo trap, and Kento broods himself to... death? Meanwhile in Kiramager, Sayo's ability to trust stupid men leads to a disastrous two-parter with some amazing fights and bullshit plans.