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?
The day has finally come for Gar and Tom to have it out over what happened last year about Kyoryuger Brave and Bakugan! And what's this about new powers for the Casters?! Also, we catch up on things with a Double Episode Special. The debuts of Shining Assault Hopper and Kamen Rider Thouser leave mixed tastes among the cast as we go between plot arcs. Bamba once again carries Ryusoulger as it appears the streak of good episodes is ending.
Castranger's Core Casters convene to complain about the last two weeks' episodes of Rider and Sentai. It's a Double Episode Special! The debut of Woz Ginga squeezes between the disappointing Kiva Arc and the question-raising Kabuto Arc. Meanwhile, Asuna struggles to have a focus episode, and then a quizmaster sets everyone on fire. I know, it sounds stupid without context, doesn't it?
In this weird almost-double-episode-special, we play some catchup after being away at ConBravo last week. Raven and Dani are here in place of Emily and Gar joins in later on as we discuss the undeniably predictable un-betrayal and immediately subsequent death of Katsuragi Shinobu, Kairi and Tsukasa have a weird adopted mommy moment, and ClusterFucKaiser is finally here, and about time too.
As we approach episode 200, this week's a good old fashioned Joel and Phil adventure as Ichi and Lane bring you a two-person Double Episode Special! We discuss the evolution of Evol, all the way to his Black Hole Form, how Banjo pulls a lazy recolor form out of his ass, Keiichiro giving a deadly poison his middle finger, and Tooma's actor makes use of a well-known sentai trope to prove that he can in fact emote!
Blue and Pink Casters take on new personas as they clash and combine to critique the episodes of the week. We play catchup with Build and discuss episodes 22 and 23, aka the debut of Kamen Rider Rogue and the Super Smash Brothers. We learn and discuss the Lupinrangers' motivations and megazord, and also the Patrangers find a new way to unite in teamwork. Finally, finishing off Precurary, albeit with out Dream Caster to guide us, we watch 2 episodes of Hugtto Precure. Can a baby from the moon make a good magical girl series?
The first formal RSC of the year! The Four Core Casters and our good friend Blaze unite to catch up with a Double Episode Special. In Build, after Soichi's revelation, we discuss the confirmation of that plot twist we all saw coming, and Banjo's expected reaction. Meanwhile as Kyuranger barrels towards their finale, we discuss how Lucky Got His Dad Back Again But Didn't. Again.
Back from ConBravo and packing the whole core crew with a twinge of Orange, the Castrangers unite to catch up with a Double Episode Special! What's this? Pink Caster has discarded the name Litrid?! Speaking of changes, Masamune presses the Reset button, so it's down to the anal-retentive mr. belt-mechanics Blue Caster to analyze everything that changed, didn't change, should have changed, and should NOT have changed. Meanwhile in Kyuranger, we discuss the fallout of the debut of Houou Soldier, sentai's newest hilarious asshole.
Red Caster is busy moving so he can be The New Kid Four Blocks From Here, as the remaining four unite to catch up after being away during Anime North. We discuss the debut of Kamen Rider Cronus, aka Dan Masamune, time god and father to our one and ony memelord, and his amazing ability to shitstomp everyone. In Kyuranger, we discuss Naga joining a beach cult to Space Nessie (LITERALLY), and then Kamen Rider Zangetsu-Kiva (read: Scorpio) turns out to not be a very nice aniki.
The Amazon Four assemble again to catch up from last week. We discuss how terrible but eventually relevant Chihiro is, the amazing debut of the "Super" Mole Amazon, the badass Rose Amazon with pants, the fiestiest and fluffiest monster hunter ever, and probably the funniest way to violently murder anyone ever.
Casters Present: Pink BlueYellowOrange
Required Viewing: Kamen Rider Amazons 18-19 (Season 2 5-6)