Friday, February 11, 2011

Rangers forever, Samurai whenever


So Power Rangers Samurai aired a few days ago.  My thoughts? It was cheesy, poorly acted, full of puns, catchy corny music, and had retouched Sentai footage.  Yup this is Power Rangers alright.  Lots of nostalgia going for this now that Saban is back in the game.  I do like how its extremely close to its Japanese counterpart as well with the exception of a few characters.  Some of the changes I think were pretty dumb looking like the new morphers and the Zord piloting suits, but hey anything to sell toys right?  Although I hated how they looked at first but in the episode itself the Zord piloting suits didn't look too bad.  One little thing I thought was cool is that they changed the kanji for the origami beasts.  In the Japanese version the Shinkengers wrote the kanji for Big on their origami beasts to make them grow, in Samurai here they write the kanji for Super, since they gain new forms as well as giant Zords.

But the BIGGEST issue is that Nick randomly aired the third episode as the premier instead of the first episode.  Why?  Shit made no sense.   Are they trying to go for a TV movie down the line or something?

I'm only guessing its the third episode too since it was a very close adaptation of the third episode of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, its Japanese counter part.  Speaking of which I did a few shot comparisons.

Obligatory training sequence
Obligatory training sequence


Jayden informs Mike on reading your opponent

Takeru scolds Chiaki for being lazy and tells him
to start dodging attacks






Mentor Ji looks for Mike

Hikoma (Jii) looks for Chiaki


What am I looking at


Oh look Tekken 6



Nighloks!


Gedoushuu!

Go Go Samurai!
Ippitsu Shoujo!

"You saved a lot of people today"

"You could have been killed!"
Training

Training

Mental training

Mental training
Go Go Samurai!
Ippitsu Shoujo!



Morphing
Henshin

Mike shows up
Chiaki Shows up

Morph


Henshin

"Super"

"Big"






Cliche heart's eye moment


Cliche heart's eye moment

11 comments:

  1. When I was a kid, I watched on tv two sentai shows Liveman and Flashman and both series were fantastic, then years later we got Power Ranger shows and they were pretty lame in comparison.

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  2. Wow, I thought that Power Rangers ended ages ago

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  3. Power Rangers are always awesome.

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  4. Sentai is win, and also english one butchered the characters to helll xD

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  5. Liveman is one of my favorite sentais right next to GoGo V.

    Samurai is actually really close to Shinkenger, the only thing different is the characters with the exception of Jayden. Besides a direct adaptation of Shinkenger with nothing different would be boring.

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  6. Most people enjoy watching Power Ranger.

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  7. This show has always been awesome!

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  8. Fucking intro is stuck in my head. GAH! I can't stand watching the English adaptions anymore. American adaptions are just too cheesy. I'll stick with my original Power Rangers.

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  9. I would have loved for this show to be on TV when I was a kid. Honestly I think that it's about the same acting/storyline quality as the original series. It just seems cheesier because we got older and now realize what good TV is.

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