Gar goes hard for the last week of Metal April III, as we discuss the sentai at the turn of the millennium, Timeranger. How similar is it to Power Rangers Time Force, and who did it better? But first, Fuwa's got a sweet new job at Hiden Manufacturing, Naki is showing signs of being a character, and Yua yanks Fuwa's gun and shoots him? Next, we discuss how the Kiramagers are running Jewel ragged with their hellish training. Finally, join us for a lengthy discussion on why Timeranger was the perfect sentai for its time.
Four Little Casters We, come at you with another week of episode talks. Zero-One seems to be setting up its new status quo as Jin continues to be Aruto's on-again-off-again-new-friend while Fuwa and Yua still try to figure out what they are. Say ogets her focus episode of Kiramager which involves her being mentally reduced to a child, but not in the way you'd expect. Finally, for week 3 of Metal April III, we talk about CAAAAAAAAAARENJAA. *ahem* Sorry, that's addicting. Is this show as hilarious and bonkers as the legends say?
Behold, Metal April III: Rise of the Sentai! This month our feature topic ill be robotic/sci-fi sentai! But first, we discuss the debut of Rampage Vulcan, Fuwa trying to deal with Naki in his brain, Yua's questionable motivations, Garza's absolutely transparent plans, and his amazing evil dino train zord. Finally we talk about JAKQ Dengekitai, the first sentai to add a ranger mid-show. Is it the same level of bonkers we've come to expect from these Showa shows?
It's the last week of Metal April and WOW did Gar serve us up a doozy. But first! Zi-O wraps up its zombie flick arc with Double Trinities across the sky, and Bamba goes stab-happy trying to make sure his brother doesn't die as we get the debut of Five Knights, both in zord and team. Finally, our topic is Kyodai Ken Bycrosser, by far one of the most bizarre toku shows we've come across. Why is it so weird? You'll just have to find out!
Le San Castilleros remain seated to discuss this week's episodes. First off, Zi-O attempts to inject plot relevance, mystery, and superpowers into Soup while the Agito plot gets ghostwritten into a zombie flick. Secondly, Towa shows that he can be the fastest at everything, including character growth, but we care more about Milneedle. Finally, for our third week of Metal April 2, we discuss the Metalder "movie," which was clearly a rejected episode of some sort. Can all the monsters work together to defeat Metalder?!
Finally the thing we are supposed not to know about debuts, and jesusfuck is it atrocious. But forget it because holy shit Kamen Rider Blade's ending becomes the central plot focus in Zi-O, whaaaat?! Also, Ryusoulger continues to make us hopeful yet cautious as Towa and Banba work out the kinks as they integrate into the team. Finally, continuing Metal April 2, we discuss Nebula Mask Machineman, which features Superman references, pointless capes, and KIDNAPPING CHILDREN WHAAAAAT
The three Castilieros continue their quest to review all the things, like no one ever was, while Lane is off avenging things. On this week's Build, we discuss Banjo discovering his true identity by way of punching Blood Stark in the face. A raised eyebrow at this week's Patranger would be an understatement, as things like "genderswap," "fetish," and "bad touch" would not be inaccurate descriptors of this week's escapade. Finally, to round out Metal April, we discuss the movie that dared stick its robotdik into Kamen Rider Gaim. Can switching it off and back on again really save the intrepid attempts of this young Toku-nocchio from mediocrity?
Behold! The first RSC episode in our newly relocated studio, and GASP Raven and Xenshin have showed up to participate in the episode as our housewarming gift! This week, we discuss the fiery debut of Cross-Z Magma and the revelation of his true origin, and the bone-chilling proper debut of Freezo-Amigo... er, Frostbite Reaper... no, wait, Zamigo Delma, that's his name. And finally, for Week 3 of Metal April, we discuss Metalder, half of the source footage for VR Troopers. Could it possibly be anywhere near as good?
The Core Four REUNITE ONCE AGAIN FOR THE LAST TIME ONCE AGAIN IN THEIR ORIGINAL STUDIO. We discuss Sento's amazing ability to use the power of technicality to avoid an invasion, Banjo's amazing ability to solve his problems with punching, Kairi's attempts to solve all his problems with money, and for week 2 of Metal April, Kikaider 01's attempts to solve all his problems with a small and ocasionally shirtless boy-child which isn't creepy at all nope siree.
Emily and Blaze take turns joining us via Discord for the first week of METAL APRIL, our Kikaider-themed month! But first, we discuss the game-changing third arc of Build's first episode, as Stark builds Tartarus in Tokyo. We discuss how the Lupinranger VS Patranger series just barely manages to maintain its early-game status quo with the attempted sussing out of the thieves' identities. Finally, for Metal April, we discuss a few choices episode of the original Android Kikaider from the 70s. Does this Showa-era toku have the same rustic charm as other Showa series. or does it just fall on its face and explode into a mess of like ten different parts?