Saturday, June 26, 2010

Kamen Riders: Different Shades of Colors - Part Dos

It was not easy doing this the first time, because most Kamen Riders are a mix of colors, most likely to differentiate from Sentai. I went with the majority color in suit or if most of the Kamen Riders had the same color suit (like the case in Ryuki), then the majority color used to differentiate from them. In some series, multiple riders could have the same color but different shade. They are put in order of appearance and sometimes, by series. I added some of the modes and only they if different shade than the original rider (say for example Den-O climax form is not here since it is same color as Sword Form), are displayed here. This has been updated for 2010.

Shades of Green (28)
Obviously this would be the most used color since Kamen Rider started with grasshoppers and other insects. Kamen Rider Ichigou and Kamen Rider Nigou were both green. V3's helmet was red and used some red in his costume but his suit was mostly green. Amazon's suit was green, X's helmet was silver but his suit was light green---almost blue like Celadon mixed with spring green, and Skyrider and Shin were green. Zo, and J were a dark Viridian. Kuuga's Pegasus form and Gills (Agito) was green; and Another Agito had a dark green suit. In Ryuki, Zolda was green and Verde (which means green in Spanish) was a lime green. In Blade, Leangle was a dark Spinach green (Myrtle) and Lance was green, almost a Hunter Green. In Hibiki, Todoroki and Zanki had dark green suits and Kabuki was a bright tangy green. As for the new Kamen Rider The First revival, one of the Kamen Riders is a aqua-green and the other is green. V3 has a crimson helmet with green uniform. In Kabuto, Kick Hopper was green. In Den-O, two of Zeronos' three forms were green and Den-O's wing form was a light olive green, like a pear-ish color. While Kiva's Basshaa form (based on a sea creature) was green. The Green cyclone part of Kamen Rider Double is a mix between Gills and Zolda's green shades. As for the new Kamen Rider OOO, we haven't seen the green form yet.

Shades of Red (23)
Kamen Rider Stronger had green, red, black and yellow, but the color used most was red. Kamen Rider ZX was the first rider to be completely red (he had silver too), he only appeared in Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!!. Kamen Rider Kuuga was the first to start the tradition of Riders of being red. Agito and Ryuki were red. In Ryuki, Raia is a highly debated color, some say pink, I say raspberry red or deep Carmine. 555 mostly had black but his trim was red and his other form was mostly red. In Blade, Garren was Burgundy and Larc was regular red. Hibiki had some red and his other forms were red. Sabaki (Hibiki) was like a orange-y red, almost Vermilion, but I guess it stays in red. Shuki's suit was like Sangria mixed with Scarlet, a bloody color. Kamen Rider Eiki's suit is like a violet-maroon and with silver and bright teal color. Kabuto was more like a dark crimson. Den-O's sword form was red and Zerono's Zero form was a Maroon color and Yu-Ki had some red. Kiva was red and G is wine-color red. Decade is clearly pink, the first real pink Rider. I have discussed this before and my former High School art teacher would say pink is a shade of red. I consider pink its own color in its own right, but in this case it can be a child of red. I hear Decade is suppose to be Magenta, he looks like a softer tone of Magenta. As of 2010, the heat part of Kamen Rider Double is a lighter red, more like a Red Ranger red. Kamen Rider Accel in Kamen Rider W, his color is a prime red, like for a car, a bit scarlet, a bit darker than lets say, the usual Red Ranger. Kamen Rider G, which was for a special, had black and red. As for the Kamen Rider OOO (Ozu), it is a bright red.

Shades of Blue (17)
Bio Rider from Black RX was completely blue. Kuuga's dragon mode was blue. G3 and G3-X in Agito was cobalt blue. Kamen Rider Knight in Ryuki was unique as he was a dark blue and had some black. Kamen Rider Blade was the first rider to lead a series that was blue (Ultramarine). Ibuki (Hibiki), Danki, and Gouki were different shades of blue. Ibuki was a darker blue than the others. In Kabuto, Drake was a light blue, different shade than before (a pale powder blue or the web-color version of Royal Blue?) and Gatack was a bright blue like Azure. Den-O's Rod form and Strike form were blue, Strike was darker. Kiva's Garulu form (based on a werewolf) was blue, a bright blue (Kool-Aid blue or Columbia Blue?). In Decade, Kamen Rider Abyss from the Ryuki World is a cyan and Diend is supposed to be cyan but looks more like a cornflower blue. In Spanish, light blue is called celeste and it is a color in its own right in Russia, Spain and other European countries. Amiki, introduced into the world of Hibiki in Decade, is the same shade of blue of Ibuki. The Trigger blue part of Kamen Rider Double is similar to that of Gattack's. Okay, I forgot Accel Trail, it is kind of like the shade of blue of the Den-O blue and maybe Kuuga blue. It is almost royal blue.

Black (17)
Kamen Rider Black was clearly the first black rider. Black RX had some green but mostly black. Robo Rider had some yellow but mostly black as well. While Kuuga's ultimate form was black and gold. In Ryuki, Ryuuga was completely black and grey. Alternative and Zero were black. Kamen Rider Kaixa (555) had yellow and purple and black but I didn't know where to put him, he was a hard one, should I have had put him in yellow?! Delta, who I love to call Zebra, was for sure black. Orga has red, gold and black, he is mostly black. Chalice (Blade) had red and black. In Kabuto, Punch Hopper has a metallic gun-metal looking and Dark Kabuto is black with scarlet. In Kiva, Arc was black and Dark Kiva had black, gold, green and red, he was mostly black. Even though Skull has a silver face, his body is mostly black. And the Joker part of Double has some purple accents but mostly is Black.

Silver (8)
Super-1 was mostly silver. Shadow Moon of Black RX was completely silver. In Ryuki, Gai was a dark grey and silver and black, while Tiger was silver with indigo. In Hibiki, Shoki (who didn't appear that much in the series) had some silver. Yu-ki from Den-O had a silver form. Double's Metal form is just silver, simple as that. And the G Den-O, he has blue and red but mostly black and silver.

White (8)
The first to grace us with white was the first female rider Kamen Rider Femme. In 555, Pysga was white with blue and purple. Kamen Rider Touki in Hibiki had a mostly white suit. Kiva had 3 white Riders! Ixa, Saga and Rey. Ixa has white, gold, blue, red and black. Saga has blue, white, purple, yellow and gold. Rey has black and gold and white. I didn't know if to add Kamen Rider Kivala to blue or white, but the majority of her outfit is white. The white part of FangJoker is white, don't know how else to say that.

Shades of Yellow (8)
Kamen Rider Scissors from Ryuki is considered orange but he is like a goldish yellow. Glaive of Blade was yellow. Nishiki of Hibiki was completely yellow! In Kabuto, Bee was yellow and black and Caucasus was a yellow metal. Den-O's Axe form was yellow for sure. The yellow part of Double's Luna Memory is a shiny yellow, a bit like TheBee's. And as for the Kamen Rider OOO, we haven't seen him yet.

Gold (4)
In Ryuki, Odin was gold and some bronze-y colors. In Hibiki, Banki (who didn't appear that much in the series) had like a pale gold. And Kirameki had silver, gold and black, his suit was black but let's say he is gold, since he has so much gold. Kamen Rider Kuuga Rising Ultimate was gold and black.

The following have had no new members:
Purple (6)
Kamen Rider Kuuga's Titan form is purple, the first in fact. Kamen Rider Ohja (Ryuki) is a violet. Kamen Rider Sasword (Kabuto) was a dark lavender, a tangy violet, it is a different shade than Ohja. Kamen Rider Den-O's gun mode is a Amethyst-like violet. Nega Den-O was a plum-like purple. Kamen Rider Kiva's Dogga form is a vivid dark sharp purple.

Brown / Bronze (5)
Kamen Rider Imperer had gold and a coffee brown, he was the first brown I suppose. In Hibiki, Toki (who didn't appear that much in the series) had a light orange or brown. Also, Habataki was all brown. In Kabuto, Ketaros was a copper color, like a penny. In Den-O, Gaoh was a bronze color. I personally don't like brown but Habataki looks good.

Poll Results: Ninja Coins / Tiger Symbol / Henshin Grid

Do you Like the Size of the New Power Coins?
62 of 110 - Yes
48 votes- No

What do you think about Bandai America releasing the Ninja Coins?
Finally! - 63 of 121
I Hate how they are sold separately - 33
They better release the Falcon coin - 25

Would you had rather have the Tiger symbol than the Tiger Animal in the coin?
Yes - 105 of 122
No - 17 votes
What I mean is... Should they have made the tiger symbol to begin with and not the tiger animal coin in the first place. But wasn't it nice we now have the animal and the symbol? Complicated question, I know.

Is the design of the White Tiger Animal in par with that Dragonzord image on the early Green Ranger?
Kind of - 52 of 98
No Way - 36 votes
Yes - 10

How did you discover the Henshin Grid Blog?
Through Google - 55 of 179
Other - 45
Through Ranger Central - 34
Through Super Sentai Time Capsule - 31
Through Ranger Board - 14
Word of Mouth - 0!

Okay, those 45 of you that voted 'Other', let me know on this post what is that other specifically. I am curious! Pretty please!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Goseiger Movie Info and Promotional Stuff

Tensou Sentai Goseiger: Epic on the Movie is to premiere on my birthday August 7th.

This items are available as movie promotions.

Sayaka Isoyama is known for her role as Ran Saotome/Sazer-Visuel in Chouseishin Gransazer. She will play Rasil in the movie. She is the first former castmember of the Chouseishin Series to be in Super Sentai.

The film will follow the Goseigers as they try to save the Earth from two oncoming meteorites, several natural disasters taking place, as Warstar's surviving members team up with the Yuumajuu.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Super Sentai in Public








Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Side Profile Images of Rangers and Riders

Many ask me how I do the side profile images for my multiple sites Ranger Central, Super Sentai Time Capsule, Toku Central and the upcoming Kamen Rider Legacy. The images are from books and magazines. But a book is always released about almost everything of a series a bit after it has finished airing. The final book of Shinkenger is not out yet, probably because of the epilogue. My site partner Mike Bastian crops and edits these images to make this.

Here is the original Dairanger image, for example, most Super Sentai images are good:
The front side images is always bigger than the rest so it takes resizing. Most of the time, one of the side views has a black box with 'data' and each side has kanji.
Here is the final product.

Some are hard to crop, things are in the way. It needs the clone stamp and other photoshop tools.
Here is the final product.

Now Kamen Rider books are even harder to edit. The images are extremely hard to crop. Many fans have been asking us for a Kamen Rider site and they think its easy. It is not easy. There are a lot of Kamen Rider seasons and we had to buy the books and those things all together are extremely expensive. So after so many years, we have been able to work slowly on it. We started out with Masked Rider & Kamen Rider Dragon Knight on Toku Central and now working on Kamen Rider Legacy. Our Kamen Rider Legacy website isn't ready yet and not completely finish yet.
This is not the hardest one but I couldn't find the hardest one. I will and might replace it.
On the right side of the foot on the right, you can see the crease of the book because his foot was on another page! These are really hard to make!

This Agito one is hard to edit but Mike did it, somehow. Will be posting the final image soon.

So I just want people to appreciate the trouble we go through for you guys! We love you guys and we don't think we are big shots, we do this because we love it.

About the Kamen Rider Legacy Website:
It is not finished by any means. TBA means 'to be announced.' It is still a work in progress. Many of the sections are not completed, images, pages and text missing, we know what is missing and we are still working on it. Yes, we do plan to have all the Kamen Rider series (showa and heisei) eventually but NOT likely to be done by this year. For just a beginning base, it is a good foundation. It will take time.

UPDATED 7/1/10:
The Goseiger side views are from, they had pretty usable side views, my site partner modified them. They were easy to edit. As for other updates for Super, we are working on them but because of my filming fan fiction, work, life and my site partner working on Kamen Rider Legacy, it is going to take some time. And the Episode Guide for Super will lay dormant for now because I have no time to do it.