Saturday, July 9, 2011

Gokaiger New Ending Sequence for Movie and Episode 21 Preview

These screen captures are not mine, these are posted on a Japanese forum but the link disappears in three days so no point in posting the link.

New Ending using clips from the new movie:

Episode 21...

Gokaiger Episode 20 Screen Captures

My Japanese isn't great but I think I got an idea about what was said in this episode. It appears as if Gai is a big fan of Hyuuga and asks for his autograph. Hyuuga asks for his Gokai Silver powers, Gai does contemplate this but ultimately after seeing Marvelous fight without powers against MagiMother-tachi (and company), Gai decides to not give his powers and it looks as if it was a test of some sort. Basco even tried to steal energy from Hyuuga using his trumpet (in reverse I think).

Gokaiger as Gingaman

It was a trip to see the Sixth Rangers beat up Kuro Kishi in Gold Mode Final Wave attack.

Basco takes those three keys back.

Kuro Kishi key returns to Hyuuga but he gives it to Gai.

Fan Film Parody - Mythical Destiny Trailer #1 & 2

It is finally almost done. My dream project over the course of three years. Even though I refrain from cursing on this blog, there is one curse in this trailer so viewer discretion. And if you are an avid curser, you might not mind the curse. I must say for legal purposes, this is a spoof of Power Rangers and not meant to infringe on any copyright. Power Rangers is the property of Saban Brands and Super Sentai and Gosei Sentai Dairanger is property of Toei inc. The following is for no profit and meant for fun and inspired by fans.
UPDATED 7/19/11 10:15 PM EST

Updated Trailer on YouTube:

Original on YouTube:

Trailer 2 on YouTube:

Meet Tyson
"Spicy Pepper" is just an ADR line, it won't be in the actual video. That was just a joke I liked.

Kamen Rider Fourze: News Bulletin

Hey guys, as you might know (or didn't but now will), Kamen Rider OOO is only a few episodes away from a conclusion, and as early as a few weeks ago, the next season of Kamen Rider has been revealed in the form of Kamen Rider Fourze. Some pictures have already seen of the rider, actor, cast, rocket switch, and two villains. Now, about over a week ago, there was a news report on tv about the series. The report can be seen in the link below:

The report features the "pre-transformed" henshin sequence (the part where the rider does a pose and/or does something on the belt/device), fourze's bike, the cast, a news paper with the cast, a one-second fight scene, and a few words from the lead actor. Sadly, I don't know Japanese, so this is all the advanced info I can give.


Friday, July 8, 2011

Power Rangers: Almost Canceled?

UPDATED 8/3/12
The following are speculations and rumors and nothing confirmed, the only one that was for sure was that Disney was quitting on Power Rangers by 2010. These are rumored instances of when Power Rangers was 'almost canceled.'

By Season 3, Power Rangers' ratings started to decline but Toy sales remained high enough to make the show profitable to all the companies involved. It was said that Big Bad Bettleborgs beat PR in the ratings for a short time. They then decided to change the name, suits, everything except most of the cast for Zeo and ratings were better.

The first half of Turbo had low ratings and sequel got mixed reviews and not a whole lot of profit, leading the crew to think their time was almost up. But the second half of Turbo had better ratings and led them to do In Space. They got Judd Lynn to lead the way for the second half, old plots were abandoned (like Divatox/Dimitria), no more Lerigot, and 4 new castmembers. I don't know if Fox Kids threatened them to cancel them or not.

A lot of evidence leads fans believe the crew thought Power Rangers in Space was the final season was because of the bringing together of old villains, the search of Zordon and of course the finale--that brought together Blue Senturion, Phantom Ranger, Gold Ranger and the Aquitar Rangers and the destruction of all known villains. But because of high ratings, the crew was led to make another season. I think by this season, they were expecting to just close up shop and wasn't threatened to be cancelled. Bandai did help with the budget for the Battlizer and continued to do so.

Lost Galaxy was also thought to be the last season, Saban was only producing Mystic Knights. Mystic Knights, the first live-action Saban did that had no existing Japanese Tokusatsu footage was to have a second season but they opted not to do it and all the budget was allocated to the second part of Lost Galaxy. Ratings were passable for Lost Galaxy so they continued. They had a lot of budget for Lightspeed, ratings were great for Lightspeed and Time Force. To give you an idea of the budgets, I made the chart above. 1995-1996 and 1997-1998 were the only two times they had 3 shows filming at the same time: Season 3 of MMPR, VR Troopers Season 2, and Masked Rider; Power Rangers in Space, Beetleborgs Metalix and Ninja Turtles: Next Mutation. While Turbo, Space and Lost Galaxy ran in the course of one year and not between two years, Beetleborgs, Mystic Knights and Next Mutation ran between two years, from September to Spring. Also, Beetleborg monsters were used for seasons of Power Rangers starting with 'In Space' and also Mystic Knights.

Rumor is that Jungle Fury was going to be the last season because it was the last one Disney really promoted and it was the last one to air on Toon Disney. When Toon Disney became Disney XD, Power Rangers was knocked out and new episodes only aired on ABC. RPM got no promotional photos like past Disney seasons, almost no promotion, very little merchandise (save for the toys) and it was rumored that the only reason they did RPM was because Bandai released the toys. Judd Lynn swears Disney did care about PR during RPM, I believe at least at a production standpoint. Even though not officially 'canceled' since MMPR reversion aired in 2010, production did stop in New Zealand and Disney was in conversations to sell it back to Saban. It is rumored Bandai helped with the budget, not for new Rangers or Battlizers, just for budget all together. So Power Rangers was never officially canceled but ratings did get low and there was rumors of it being 'the end.' The closest thing to being 'canceled' was the 5 months between the reversion being off the air (in September) to when Power Rangers Samurai premiered in February.

 Mystic Knights: Battle Thunder was the planned second season of Mystic Knights but never happened. Of all the Saban shows, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to Lost Galaxy are available on DVD, so are VR Troopers, Beetleborgs and Ninja Turtles: Next Mutation. It has not yet been announced if Mystic Knights or Masked Rider will be DVD yet, but I suppose they will be some day.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Go-Onger's New Engine and GokaiGalleon Buster Catalog Illustrations in Gokaiger

Gokai Machine #5 and Kanzen GokaiOh
They get two Engine Cells and to combine GokaiOh and Goujyujin, they make Kanzen GokaiOh with this special MachaFalcon (Number 13). It looks freaking awesome, the legs remind me a bit of the RPM Bandai America toys.

Formula Transporters

GokaiGalleon Buster
For those that don't know, for new toys we usually get a rumor first, second we get illustrations in a toy catalog for the next month (or future month) and then third we get a photo of the toy from a magazine and fourth we get a photo of the item on the show from a magazine and fifth we see it on the show!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Samurai SMASH Now Free Until July 15


All-New Power Rangers Samurai SMASH Interactive Adventure Available For FREE On iTunes From June 15 Through July 15

LOS ANGELES (July 16, 2011) To celebrate the launch of over 700 episodes from the enduringly popular Power Rangers television series streaming from Netflix, Saban Brands is making its first ever Power Rangers game for iOS available for free on Apple’s iTunes® Store from June 15 through July 15, 2011. The all-new interactive adventure game Power Rangers Samurai SMASH features the star characters from “Power Rangers Samurai,” the latest incarnation of the global phenomenon, which has been an overwhelming ratings success since its debut on Nickelodeon in February.

“We are thrilled to be able to respond to the millions of Power Rangers fans who have been asking for these classic episodes for years by making them available on Netflix,” said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. “And as a special thank you for their patience, we’re happy to provide our new interactive game for free.”

Every classic episode from the 17 year run of the world’s most successful kids action series is now be available for fans to view any time—from the original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” to the futuristic “Power Rangers RPM.”

Fans can experience the exciting world of the new “Power Rangers Samurai” series with 15 unlockable levels of fun and adventure in Power Rangers Samurai SMASH. Featuring touch-screen controls, epic battles and fast-paced action, Power Rangers Samurai SMASH lets players become any of the five Rangers as they seek to defeat evil bosses from the Netherworld and save the planet.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Poll Results: Footsoldier Combo, Go-On Wings, Fourze Suit design

Poll Results: Footsoldier Combo, Go-On Wings, Fourze Suit design.

What do you think about the suit design of Kamen Rider Fourze?

129 (49%)
Don't Know Yet
64 (24%)
45 (17%)
Could Be Better
85 (32%)

Do you like the Go-On Wings combo suit Gokai Silver becomes?
168 (73%)
24 (10%)
Don't know yet
45 (19%)
[This poll was before it premiered, we have another poll right now of after it premiered -Lavender Ranger]

What do you think about the footsoldier combo?

It's Ugly
34 (14%)
Good Ugly
90 (37%)
Looks Great
94 (39%)
100 (41%)

Power Rangers Samurai at Rose Bowl Stadium for the 4th of July

The Power Rangers joined thousands of excited families and fans during the annual July 4th fireworks show at the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA. As they entered the field to the deafening roar of the crowd, which only grew louder as they performed amazing Ranger moves and acrobatics while video from Power Rangers Samurai played on the giant scoreboard above them, the delighted audience couldn’t wait to meet and pose for pictures with the famous Rangers.