Wednesday, February 22, 2012

More Akibaranger

UPDATED 2/23/12 10PM EST 
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Akibaranger is an adult series (most likely for ages 16-30), with the characters being described as having 'big breast', 'flat-chest' and 'virgin.' It is supposed to break taboos. An excerpt from the press release (mind you, this has been translated to English by fans) "There's a pile of discarded material, wild delusions and ulterior motives, which have been supporting the toku series without ever having the chance to actually shine in the open. And now that tremendous chaotic power has finally burst out."

 According to reports, there are four main characters in the series: 
Red: Very shy personality, hardcore otaku fan and probably a virgin.
 Blue: A school girl with a hime haircut. They say she has a 'flat chest.' Her suit shows this.
Yellow: A cosplayer who dons a yellow wig and a nekomimi (cat ears) and wears cat claws. She is to be busty.

Professor Hiroyo:  Sexy Smart older sister type. Loves pranks and wears glasses. She is played by Maaya Uchida.

 The villain Marushina 

 Blue's 'skirt' is based on panties, obviously.

In addition, the latest issue of Figure-Oh Magazine reveals that the Akibarangers will have their own set of S.H. FiguArts! Yes, S.H. FiguArts Akibarangers will be coming soon.

MMZ-01 is a doll-like transformation item that becomes...

Their weapon, the MMZ-01 Moe Moe Zukyuun, a blaster type weapon. Everything thing seems to be based on a female Anime character (Z-Cune-Aoi ?).

The team will also have their own personal vehicle Machine Itasshā that is painted based on the latest moe anime trend.

AkibaRed- Akagi Nobuo is played by Wada Masato; he is 33 in real life.

AkibaBlue- Aoyagi Mizuki is played Kyoko Hinami; she is 17 in real life.

AkibaYellow- Moegi Yumeria is played by Karin Ogino; she is 16 in real life.

The villain Marushina is played by Honoka, an AV (Porn) actress, she is 29 (my age!, she's a month younger than me) in real life.

An event to introduce the Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger will took place on Akihabara this March 31st to April 1st. Event goers will have an exclusive chance to see the first episode of the series (No under 15 year olds allowed). In addition, whoever is attending the prescreening of Akibaranger at Tamashii Features will receive a "secret gift". Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger premieres this April 6th, Fridays on BS Asahi (not TV-Asahi like Super Sentai and Kamen Rider) at 1:30am and Mondays on Tokyo MX at 1:00am starting April 9th.

The series seems to be tongue-in-cheek, a bit of a parody. And it airing after midnight in Japan gives it an open license. I hope Saban gets wind of this and think about maybe adapting it for Adult Swim or something. I am not saying as Power Rangers but as something else.


Razorclaw said...

I don't think Saban would ever adapt Akibaranger, given some of the more adult themes present.

Lavender Ranger said...

Razorclaw, that is why I said Adult Swim!

Anonymous said...

go marushina... hahah...