Saturday, October 24, 2009

Super Sentai Girl: Ayumi Kinoshita

She played Marika 'Jasmine' Reimon/Deka Yellow in Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger.

Super Sentai Girls: Mika Kikuchi

Mika Kikuchi played Koume "Umeko" Kodou/DekaPink in "Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger."

Kamen Rider Dragon Knight Last Episodes Schedule

Kamen Rider Dragon Knight
Spoilers ahead!

Episode 30 “Swan Song”
October 31
Strike creates a powerful hybrid monster, combination of Thrust and Strike's Contract Beasts.

Episode 31 “Xaviax's Wrath”
November 7
Wing Knight is determined to avenge Kase, Strike attacks Kit and Wing Knight uses his Survive card against him.

Episode 32 “Advent Master Returns”
November 14
Xaviax spreads teleporting devices all over the planet. The famous Ebuluon finally appears, as the No-Men had him. He convinces Maya to become Kamen Rider Siren. Meanwhile, Xaviax uses the dragon Advent deck to bring Adam back.

Episode 33 “Out of the Void”
November 21
Some of the Ventaran Riders are out of the Advent Void and they are out to destroy the teleportation device. Adam tries to convince them not to.

Episode 34 “Back In Black”
November 28
Kit returns from the Advent Void and meets Adam, his mirror twin.

Episode 35 “A Hero's Fall”
December 5
Eubulon and Len argue about Adam; Adam talks about how Xaviax tricked him.

Episode 36 “Dark Deception”
December 12

Episode 37 “The Enemy Within”
December 19

Episode 38 “For Ventara and Earth Pt 1”
December 26

Episode 39 “For Ventara and Earth Pt 2”
--Will Not Broadcast on CW4Kids--
Xaviax goes down.

Episode 40 “A Dragon's Tale”
--Will Not Broadcast on CW4Kids--
Many people are afraid this is a clip-show of some kind and it is.

Kamen Rider Dragon Knight --- Another Clip Show???!

"The Storm Before the Calm"
New episode of Kamen Rider Dragon Knight just so happens to be just another clip show. Yawn. Just when the episodes were gaining momentum with Maya facing reality that she can't tell the truth to the public and Xaviax taking over Wrath's body. Thankfully next week we get something fresh.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Common Links of Sixth Rangers' Uniforms

UPDATED 08/02/12
After covering the trends in the costume/uniforms in Super Sentai and Power Rangers, decided to do it for all the Sixth Rangers. If the Ranger's uniform is way too different (Phantom Ranger, Magna Defender, White Mystic Ranger, etc.), than I don't cover it:

Maskman: X-1 Mask
First ever sixth Ranger, this one for the Hikari Sentai Maskman (1987), his boots were similar to the boots of Black Mask, that they are black except no horizontal white line. He had a vest and had no white arms.
Interesting design for a one-shot. His vest, for me, counts as a shield.

Zyuranger/MMPR: Dragon Ranger/Green Ranger (Shield, Gold accent cuffs and change of shape on cuffs)

Dairanger/MMPR: Kiba Ranger/White Ranger (Shield and gold instead of white and black instead of gold on glove/butt cuffs--difference from Dairangers than MMPR) This is an old picture.

Ohranger/Zeo: King Ranger/Gold Ranger (Shield, Gold accents on cuffs and boots)

Megaranger/Space: Mega Silver/Silver Ranger (Gold arm bands, helmet bands, chest band instead of white and yellow, green mirco chips instead of ranger-colors)
I like how his outfit matched the other Rangers. This was the first sixth Ranger to have no shield.

Lightspeed Rescue: Titanium Ranger (Gold line on torso, helmet and armor pads instead of white). I consider Magna Defender a Ranger but he's suit is way different than the Galaxy Rangers so I decided not to include it here)
I like the Titanium Ranger outfit, he kind of matches with the others but I wasn't fond of the 'y' shape on his suit (some people say it is a 'T' but it is clearly a 'y') or the color choice.

Timeranger/Time Force: Time Fire/Quantum Ranger (Black torso, belt, glove cuffs, and boot cuffs instead of silver)
I wasn't so thrilled when he came out that he was red but once the storylines came out, I understood it better.

Gaoranger/Wild Force: Gao Silver/Lunar Wolf Ranger (not much difference, only different buckle and bi-colored with Indigo).
I like how his uniform matched with the others but was still different.

Hurricanger/Ninja Storm:Goraijer/Thunder Ranger (differences to the main trio was golden cuffs, gold shoulder pads, knee caps and black legs)

Shurikenger / Green Samurai Ranger
(Shield, and difference with Super Mode--none)

Abaranger/Dino Thunder:AbareBlack/Black Ranger
The Black Ranger had golden shoulder pads and golden marks instead of white.

AbareKiller/White Ranger
Black instead of white, a top sheild and different type of boots and red visor.

DekaMaster/Shadow Ranger
Armor shield on top, teal shoulder pads and teal cuffs and boots, red and teal accents over black.
DekaBreak/Omega Ranger
Gold instead of silver for belt, glove and boot cuffs. Blue instead of Black on left side.
Deka Bright/Nova Ranger
Difference from DekaBreak/Omega Ranger is silver instead of white and vest armor on top.

Break/Omega matches with the main 5, I wasn't crazy with his design at first but it blends well as a six set.

Magiranger/Mystic Force: MagiShine / Solaris Knight (Golden armor all over in place of 'M', red inside of cape instead of white and back of cape lined) -- Note: The White Ranger's uniform was way different than the others, except for boot cuffs, belt and 'M')

When MagiShine first came out, I wished he looked a bit more like the main 5 and I found his design way too gold but its overall good. He is the last 'Sixth Ranger' to have a shield-like armor.

Boukenger / Operation Overdrive: Bouken Silver / Mercury Ranger (metal blue accents for belt, glove and boot cuffs, and shoulder pads; black in place of white with orange accents and red lights in places of white.)
I loved the Bouken Silver's design, I liked the use of orange and blue with black and silver. It looks awkward without context but it melded well.

Gekiranger / Jungle Fury:
Geki Violet / Wolf Ranger: Black thighs, lines instead of stripes, silver knee pads and silver wrapping at wrists and legs.
Geki Chopper / Rhino Ranger: Completely different from original trio.
I loved the Violet and the five of them have a strange but beautiful balance, I wish they use violet again. It was an interesting combination of colors.

Spirit Rangers: Similar to the Master Rangers, with different shapes than the trio. Bat Ranger has black instead of white in some places.
The eight of them has a interesting balance of colors. I think it was interesting that Bandai America used green for Elephant and black for Bat, different colors than the actual zords, it gave it more variety.

Green and Black: Gold belts, glove and boot cuffs gold instead of silver.
Silver and Gold: Ranger-color on torso straps, arm lines, belts, gloves and boots. Rocket wings on gloves.
All seven suits fit together very well, it has a consistency and balance.

Shinkenger/Samurai: Shinken Gold
Blue instead of black on arms, legs and cuffs, silver instead of gold on belt, silver instead of white on chest.
I like how Shinken Gold has the navy blue, but I do wish we would have seen it in black but I guess he would have looked too much like Go-On Gold. 

Silver has a similar suit but the collar is longer and folded and had gold cuffs instead of silver. Instead of a hat on his helmet, he has a scarf-like thing with orange visor instead of black.

They have no traditional sixth ranger, but since the team started with 5 like Abaranger and Gekiranger, they have had additional Rangers that act like the 6th like Abarekiller. The fourth and fifth members BeetBuster and StagBuster act like sixth rangers and are silver and gold, colors usually considered for sixth rangers.

Kamen Rider Dragon Knight Figure Poll

Which KRDK Action Figure Will You Purchase (Now or Upcoming)?
This poll I have had up for... I don't even remember, let's say like either February or May, so this post has been around for like 8 or 5 months. There was 541 votes. Dragon Knight won at 193 of 541, Siren (who has not been revealed or released yet) was second, Axe (neither released), and Camo at the lowest votes.

Kamen Rider Dragon Knight
193 out of 541 (35.67%)

Kamen Rider Wing Knight
51 out of 541 (9.42%) Wing Knight was fifth most popular.

"Blank Knight"
33 out of 541 (6.09%)

6 out of 541 (1%)

23 out of 541 (4.25%)

5 out of 541 (0.92%)--lowest votes.

Sting (released in October)
14 of 541 (2%)

Strike (Released in October)
31 of 541 (5%)

Action Figures Not Revealed or Released yet:
14 of 541 (2%)

Axe and Siren
Axe got 54 of 541 (9%) and Siren got 57 out of 541 (10%). Siren was the second most popular and Axe was the third.

8 of 541 (1.47%)

52 of 541 (9%), being fourth most popular voted.