The full five core Casters reassemble. There's no Zyuohger this week, so in addition to us talking about how Alan Journeys To the West, Akari becomes a 1950s pop idol, and Onari becoming Nabeshin, we also watch the first episode of the Legend of Hero... *sigh* Alain, and give our review on this odd combination of backstory and comedy. Finally, we finally fucking talk about the ToQger vs Ninninger movie. Can these two mediocre series produce a halfway-decent crossover?
Green Caster steps out for this one as the remaining Casters come together to talk about Chase's budding interest in love, the reveal of Medic's human, and the debut of Gold Drive. Meanwhile in ninja town, this week's episode proves BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT THAT FUUKA REALLY IS USELESS NINGER. Finally, we review the ToQger Returns movie! Or should we say, the return of Nijino Akira, ToQ-6gou!
Black Caster and Crunchman join us via Skype this week as we talk about Gen's episode of Kamen Rider Drive, and the satisfying finale of ToQger, as well as our final thoughts on ToQger as a whole. Then we talk about our viewing of the first three episodes of Kamen Rider Amazon, the bloodiest kids show of all time.
Black Caster steps out and Silver Caster takes his space this week. We talk about the reveals of ToQ-Zet aka ToQ-Nanago, Kamen Rider Yongo, Drive Type Formula gets spy-shotted, Dead Heat Mach's debut and Fourze reference, Rinna gets creepier, and Professor Harley Hendrickson shows up to delight everyone but not do much. Meanwhile ToQ-Ichigo railguns a sword, the Castle Terminal comes to life, a train tries to run Zet over, and Akira knows about yubikiri. THEN we talk about the first episode of a Korean CGI animated tokusatsuesque series called Mini Force that takes Hello Kitty rejects and has them transform into Faiz-era Power Rangers. Also, Kiriko becomes Mach, and Helheim infects Africa.
This week on Castranger we FINALLY talk about the Gaim Summer Soccer movie, arguably what we've been hyping up to our entire career up to this point. Was it everything we waited for? Was it worth the wait? How does it answer our questions? How does it question our answers? Find out as the full six-man crew comes On Stage! Oh, also Machine Chaser gets brainwashed, Nanao Lira fights her own Shadow Persona, and the ToQgers board the Feels Train as the plot barrels down towards the final battle.
Recording a day early because Blue and Pink are going to MAGFest, North Caster fills in for Green, and Black Caster is trapped in cyberspace! We talk about Roidmude 069 stalking an actress, confirmed for Proto-Drive, ToQ-1gou Black happens and explains some plot points, then we talk about NOT THE GAIM MOVIE but our favorite hissatsu attacks! Sorry! Gaim movie next week!
Our first Skype guest, the legendary Crunchman, finally joins us for this week's Castranger! In Drive, Shijima Gou aka Kamen Rider Mach becomes Peter Parker, and meanwhile, the ToQger megazord invades the Kureshima family mansion. Then we talk about the ToQger Galaxy Line SOS movie, aka the Train Bitch From Outer Space.
This week, on the first Castranger of 2015 and quite possibly one of our most polarizing episodes ever, North Caster returns! Kamen Rider Mach debuts; we discuss his design and Shijima Gou's... "interesting" character and methodology. Not to ignore the awesomery that is the Gunman Roidmude. Plus we learn some things about Slowdown / Density Shift. ToQger ends 2014 with a clip show and a concert. THEN. My god, then... Remember how we said apparently the second Guyver movie was going to be better? Did it end up being better? Kind of, but not really. Strap in as we follow David Hayter to Utah in Guyver: Dark Hero.