2018 Super Sentai Series

Discussion in 'The ORB - News & Rumors' started by Toku Prime, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Dr Kain

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    I just realized the visors on the LUpinrangers are top hats. That's freaking awesome!!

    I wonder if the rumors about the show alternating stories each week is true though.
     
  2. Toku Prime

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    The text on some of these images is starting to get translated. If you look at the last image in my previous post, it seems that the left third details the transformation sequence, and of course each team has a different one.

    LUPINRANGER SEQUENCE
    So you may have wondered why the Lupinranger's collectables are called Dial Fighters. You may also have noticed that they all seem to have a little cylinder sticking out of the top of them. Well it turns out that those things can rotate and have numbers on them, like those rotating combination locks on old fashioned safes.

    Attach the Dial Fighter onto the left side of the gun. The gun will state the colour of the Fighter you just attached.

    Dial in a three digit code (it appears LupinRed's is 0-1-0). The Dial Fighter then flips up onto the top of the gun (it isn't clear if this is a spring-loaded action, requires a button press, or if you just move it with your hand) and the gun says "Maskaraise!".

    There is a slight pause, during which the user can shout "Kaito Change!", and then the gun says "Lupinranger!"

    PATORANGER SEQUENCE
    Once again, you attach the Trigger Machine onto the left side of the gun. The gun will state the number of that Trigger Machine's user (for example "Ichigo").

    There's no dialling on these ones. You just "shift down" the Trigger Machine so that it moves to the underside of the gun (again, it isn't clear what the method of moving it is) and the gun says "Patorise!"

    There is a slight pause, during which the user can shout "Keisatsu Change!", and then the gun says "Patoranger!"
    Yup, top hats, capes, big collars, and if you look at the first pic in my previous post you can see LupinYellow's foot and it seems that she has heels on. Very fancy.
     
  3. Toku Prime

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    A couple of sneaky photos from Japanese fans of the Lupinrangers filming:

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  4. Toku Prime

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    As always, all the information comes out on Christmas when we're all distracted...

    First up, some staff details:
    Head writer - Junko Komura (head writer on Zyuohger, secondary writer on KR Wizard)
    Head producer - Takaaki Utsunomiya (head producer for Zyuohger and KR Wizard, secondary producer on Shinkenger, Gokaiger, and ToQger)
    Head director - Teruaki Sugihara (secondary director on Zyuoher and Kyuranger)

    Secondly, a snippet of info about our reds: LupinRed will pretend to be an ordinary person and keep his identity secret. Pato#1 is a serious officer "aiming for a crime rate of zero".

    Next up, the official site has appeared with a couple of teaser cards. The first represents Lupinranger and reads “On 2/11/18 at 9:30 A.M., we’re stealing your treasure!”. I like the little lizard wearing a top hat. :D
    The second one represents Patoranger and says “On 2/11/18 the International Police have authorized us to use full force!”

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    Finally, all the new scans I've seen so far:

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    So LupinYellow does have a skirt!
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    It's taken me this long to realise that if the Lupinrangers' visors are meant to be like top hats then the Patorangers' visors are meant to be like an archetypal cop's peaked cap and 'Aviator' sunglasses.
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  5. Dr Kain

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    Not thrilled about the production staff. That leaves me worried.

    On the other hand, I'm a little confused. So are they not going to be switching the shows up each week as rumored?

    I hope it isn't too much longer before we get some shots of the villains.
     
  6. Geki night

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    It's funny to me that Tokuprime and Dr Kain are the only people replying to this thread. Furthermore, there's literally only one mod, and homeboy's not even an admit.
     
  7. Black Fang

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    There's not much to say about it right now that hasn't already been said. My expectations are as low as ever; too often Sentai devolves into wacky cartoon hijinks for me to enjoy it. Rider has as well, but then we get shows like Gaim and Build which keep that to a bare minimum.
     
  8. Dr Kain

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    I don't mind wacky hijinkses as long as it is balanced. Carranger is a prime example of a show that is geared towards comedy, but still manages to pull off drama without an issue.
     
  9. Black Fang

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    Carranger was a parody, and a clever one at that. There's a large difference between Carranger and the tripe that currently passes for comedy in Toei shows.
     
  10. Dr Kain

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    I really wish Akibaranger would come back. Or a successor series.
     
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    I think a lot of people can't figure out how to get around the deceptive site block.
     
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    When are we going to learn about the bad-guys?
     
  13. Dr Kain

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    It should be any time now since we usually don't learn about them until 3-4 weeks before the shows premier.

    I'm betting we get a scan with at least the grunts in the next week.
     
  14. Toku Prime

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    The first teaser aired today:


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    Carranger's comedy generally avoids the puns or slapstick that more recent Sentai favour. So if you don't care for those of course the different style will seem better. But Carranger only has a few episodes that make fun of the typical Sentai formula elements. Most of the time it plays them completely straight. So I struggle to see it as an outright parody series in the same way Akibaranger is.
    Yeah I'd have liked to see more Akibaranger. Even the network wanted more: they comissioned Kanpai Senshi After-V to fill the timeslot when it became clear Toei didn't want to make more Akiba. Sadly it seems the show was seen as a way to promote Sentai Figuarts, which didn't sell well at all.
    That ended back in May didn't it? Or is there another one that I'm just not seeing?
     
  15. Dr Kain

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    The Sentai Figuarts would have sold well if Bandai had actually committed to releasing an entire team. Who the hell wants to have a blue and red ranger in their collection but not the the other 3/4? In fact, I'm going to be selling off my Jetman Figuarts since they only did Hawk and Condor. It's pointless to have space used up by an incomplete team. Hell, if Dairanger wasn't my favorite Sentai series of all time, I would sell those two off as well (it also helps that I have the Legacy Tiger and Thunder MZ on the shelf whereas I own nothing else to Jetman).

    Now Carranger is definitely a parody, but yes, it does play a lot of things straight, which makes it even funnier. It also makes it sad that the current stuff doesn't undersand how to do that.
     
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    Whoever bought HJU from Keith really should do something about that.
     
  17. Black Fang

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    Akibaranger parodies things in a different way. But from what I can remember almost every typical Sentai element that's in Carranger is parodied in some form, from the lazy heroes (the best joke regarding that happening toward the end), villains commenting on their scary appearance, the public ignoring the presence of aliens, getting new arsenal (ordering the Giga Booster from a space catalog), to the VRV Master/Robo arc, which is probably Carranger at its best.
     
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    The site block is gone for me, even when using public computers, so that appears to be completely resolved. There was also some issue preventing me from verifying my email information. If that is effecting other people, that could be preventing new account from signing in. Anyhow, I'm here now and this site, while slow, is definitely not dead, certain annoying people spamming up the forums notwithstanding.
     
  19. Toku Prime

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    More images and info. It's always in the middle of the night for my timezone lol!

    There's also a 2 minute long trailer out but I can't yet find a good version on youtube to imbed. I will update this if/when one becomes available.

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    The Lupinrangers

    Lupin Red / Kairi Yano - played by Itou Asahi (17 years old).
    Lupin Blue / Tooma Yoimachi - played by Hama Shogou (23 years old).
    Lupin Yellow / Umika Hayami - played by Kudo Haruka (18 years old).
    The first character of each of their character names spell out Kai-To-U (Kaitou, or 'phantom thief').

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    The Lupinranger's butler, Kogure.​

    Kogure is played by Nukumizu Yoichi.

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    The Patrangers
    (and yes, green is packing a shotgun!)

    Pat #1 / Keiichiro Asaka - played by Yuuki Kousei (23 years old).
    Pat #2 / Sakuya Hikawa - played by Yokoyama Ryo (22 years old).
    Pat #3 / Tsukasa Myoujin - played by Okuyama Kazusa (23 years old).
    The first character of each of their character names spell out Kei-Sa-Tsu (Keisatsu, or 'police')

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    The Patrangers' boss, Commissioner Hilltop.

    Commissioner Hilltop is played by Nigerian-American actor Ike Nwala, who is apparently a well-known comedian who appears regularly on TV in Japan.

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    The Patrangers also get a helper robot called Jim Carter.
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    From left to right: Destra Maajo, Dongranio Yaboon and Goche Ru Medou.

    The Ganglers' boss is called Dongranio Yaboon. He stole the Lupin Collection and has split it between the members of his gang. At his 999th birthday party, he declares that whoever takes over the Earth will succeed him as the new boss of the Ganglers.

    Yaboon has a loyal bodyguard called Destra Maajo and a female doctor called Goche Ru Medou (who will be responsible for reviving defeated Ganglers as giants).

    Finally, a minor point. The theme song is being sung by Project R.
     
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  20. Dr Kain

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    Wait, 999th something, whoever takes over Earth gets to be a new boss, and a female who revives the Ganglers as giants? Oh god, it's Genis and his goons all over again.

    I like the pineapple grenade design though.
     

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