Introduction Thread - What Was Your Road... to Justice?

Discussion in 'The Power Chamber' started by Keith Justice, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. Labratz

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    hey guys!

    My journey began when i decided to cosplay as the red ranger for MTAC. (middle TN anime con) So I was doing research on super sentai and an BAM found you guys!
     
  2. Mailman354

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    Hello everyone! I am eager to check out this forum. But my journey began waaaaay back in 1997 when i was five years old. I watched Turbo and in Space on and off. I remember seeing re-runs of MMPR(and i cant remember how i heard of them, but some how i knew of power rangers before i started watching Turbo and in space). I still remember seeing the commercials for the Power rangers Turbo movie. Shortly after i would be introduced to Godzilla and thus a seed was planted, a seed that years later would grow into a huge tree of love for Toku,kaiju,and mecha anime.

    At this point i would watch turbo on and off and i had only seen Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla. Power rangers Lost Galaxy would be the first season id watched from begging to end. Lost Galaxy, Lightspeed rescue, Timeforce and wild force are my favorite era of PR. They were so well made and i didnt miss a moment of any of those seasons. I would still watch Power rangers(and Ultraman Tiga) but eventually i felt like i needed to fit in with the cool kids at school and would stop watching because it wasnt "cool". Once i was 14-15(and still the odd kid) i said "screw it, i cant deny it anymore. I love power rangers and i dont care what anyone says.

    And thus that summer i caught up, watched EVERY season from MMPR to RPM(the lastest season on netflix at the time)

    Now in this time i also spent huuuuuuge amount of time catching up on Godzilla and mecha anime. Around my sophmore year i finally checked out Super Sentai(i had know Power rangers was an adaptation of a Japanese show, i just didnt know the name). And thus, i heard of Kamen Rider and all sorts of other Toku. In between my Junior and Senior year i went on a school summer trip to Japan(at this time Gosiger was airing) and had the time of my life(i went to Japan a second time last year in July) and thats when i started watching Super Sentai(starting with Gosiger and watching every season since) and shortly after words Kamen Rider(watched Kuuga, currently watching Agito and Gaim).

    And this is the simplified version of my story...
     
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  3. baku

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    Hi, new member from Mexico here. I have been a fan of Toku for the past 4 years, with my main interests being Super Sentai & Kamen Rider. However, college has really cut down the time I can afford to spend time watching weekly tv-shows, but I'm on vacation now, meaning I can watch Toku again. I still need to watch the final 4 episodes of Kyoryuger before commiting to Tokyuger (though I did watch the first episode). And as for Gaim, I have only watched like 10 episodes, so there's a lot of catching up to do. :O_O:
     
  4. Keith Justice

    Keith Justice Eat My Justice!

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    Hey new guys... thanks for dropping by! :thumbs:
     
  5. Reionyx Seijin

    Reionyx Seijin It's Showtime!

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    Not new, but returning back onto the road of Justice after so long of trudging through all kind of hardships. Whew... :buttrock:
     
  6. Kura

    Kura (っ・ω・)っ

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    Same as above! Been here a while, left, and now decided to just see what's up and see how people have been :3
     
  7. scikaiju

    scikaiju science experiment gone wrong

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    Hey Kura, Reionyx (sorry I didn't see that post earlier), how have you two been?
     
  8. JackLovesZ

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    No one invited me. I found this place, among other similar places, through a Google search. I came here to talk Power Rangers, basically. I dislike interacting with trolls, so since this place seems virtually troll free, I choose this over other Ranger boards. The side effect, sadly, is that its not as active as I would like. When Samurai came, yeah, but now...:disappoin I have no idea why either. I try to engage in other convos outside of Power Rangers, but they get barely no traction either.

    So what brought me here in the first place was to talk Power Rangers in a moderated forum. What's keeping me is the hope that one day the activity will return to what I saw when Samurai came.
     
  9. moon

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    Hi there! I'm Mark, and I'm from Argentina.
    Well, my road started with MMPR, like many of you. After Zeo, I stayed "freezed" until 2006, when Jetix -now Disney XD- aired here in Latin America all the seasons from Turbo to Jungle Fury -or RPM, I don't remember-. In 2008 I watched my first Super Sentai season, Boukenger, and the special of Gaoranger Vs Super Sentai, and a few episodes of Gekiranger.
    Everything stopped again after Power Rangers RPM dissapeared suddendly, like Jetix did. But I returned last year after I watched Gokaiger. That season changed everything, so then I watched from Gekiranger -this time, complete- to Goseiger, but just a few episodes from this last one. I created a twitter account -rangersentai_es- where I post comments about PR and SS, even when I know there's too much to talk about, but thanks to twitter I found this great place where I hope I can make friends, and share comments and stuff.
    I'm learning japanese, and oh! I'm a collector, and even when I don't have any figuart yet, I'm pretty sure that my collection of figures will be expanded soon. I watched some of yours, and wow you're great!!
    So here I am! With a very long road to walk...
    See you, bye!
     
  10. SabanRanger

    SabanRanger IT'S MORPHIN' TIME!!!

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    I'm 13 and from NJ. My brother used to be a fan of Power Rangers as we used to have a DVD of it (I think it was DinoCharge?) and I knew of the Engine Sentai Go-Onger theme from this. Last year or so, when Nickelodeon aired Power Rangers, I was at Wendy's with my mom, and usually at this Wendy's the TV is tuned to Nickelodeon. So Power Rangers was on, and there were these teenagers and young adults watching it, providing commentary. That is when I wanted to become a Sentai fan, although I didn't know it at the time. Now I know. And here I am on Henshin Justice. BTW, I first found out about this site via a thread on scary TV logos from 2006. :laugh:
     
  11. s0larf@ng

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    New member here. As for how I stumbled upon this...it actually started when I used to listen to the podcast years ago during my early college years. I was trying to find my way through life and I will admit that I sometimes felt like I was wandering through a long tunnel wondering if I will ever see the end where there is light. Didn't have much friends, and I wasn’t sure who to trust.

    I started with Tokusatsu during the 90s probably like most. While some fans are likely familiar with Ultraman from the 60s which I would say arguably started the genre, for most in America the genre didn’t kick off until Power Rangers (Zyuranger in Japan) and slowly put the genre on the map. However, I know that the popularity wasn’t going to last for some. The effect it had in the United States as well as the world almost ended the franchise as it continued on. Ohranger (Zeo in America) almost ended Super Sentai and it further boosted the American adaptation. Likewise, Turbo nearly ended the franchise (Carranger revitalized it).

    The 90s was pretty much the slow boom of Japanese pop culture with both anime and Tokusatsu both in America and elsewhere. However,…in America…the genre began to stale when Haim Saban tried to do Kamen Rider and Metal Heroes. Both were not successful. In fact, the original creator of Kamen Rider hated the Americanized version so much that the franchise would not surface again until in the early 2000s with Dragon Knight (Ryuki in Japan).

    However, there was a show in Japan that I think went under the radar those who were into Tokusatsu and kaijuu (I.e.: Godzilla). It looks like a variation of Ultraman to fans in Japan but most could easily tell it wasn’t. This show was one of the few who actually stayed true to the source material despite making minor adjustments. Years later it would be made into an anime in 2018 and was both a separate but semi-sequel to the show itself. Denkoku Choujin Gridman (aka: Super Human Samurai Syber Squad) [2018: SSSS Gridman]. Later Ultraman incarnations would pay tribute to the character when some abilities mirrors that of Gridman.

    It later occurred to me that the characters that inhabit Tokusatsu (Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, Ultraman, and Metal Heroes), all had different themes and types. So…in a way, the genre was more like a choose your own adventure type of storytelling. Each had unique scenarios that pertains to either a certain character or the team members in general as well as lessons to keep in mind.

    As of late there’s one show that has gotten my attention and I discovered this during my high school years but didn’t get into it till later during my college years. I know that some people have only been exposed to it because of the anime version but don’t know it’s Tokusatsu roots. I am speaking of course with regards to Garo: The Golden Wolf Knight.

    This now brings me to the reasons why I joined this forum, besides talking about Tokusatsu in general. I was thinking of doing some sort of essay/writing project regarding the genre in general. I know. Some of you guys are thinking “Uso deshou?!” Why would I be? Besides, there’s books that are sometimes sold online as “accompaniment” to the show in general but I have always been “skeptic” about them. Why? I have to usually ask “How authentic and helpful is it and does it really add to the show about the lore of the characters and the like?” Also, I was thinking of trying to ask some possible commission artists for some help with doing the cover art for my first cross over project regarding Power Rangers and Gridman (Battle for the Two Grids).
    As for why I had this idea in my head…think about it for a moment. Shattered Grid comic arc, evil Tommy is power hungry and tries to disrupt the grid. The Rangers utilize weapons and technology, including the Zords. As my summary for the cross over brings up, what if the connection got cut off and their tech becomes useless? Just something that I felt like exploring. RPM brings up the whole Earth being destroyed because of a virus. Beast Morphers again brings up technology and a virus messing things up. Gridman brought up Khan Digifer (Kilo Khan in America) and Alexis Kerib in the anime. Anyone see where I’m trying to go with this? For the most part…just asking for help from fellow Tokusatsu fans. I would really appreciate it.
    Once again...hajimemashite.
     
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  12. Red Samurai Ninja

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    I'm back!!
     
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  13. scikaiju

    scikaiju science experiment gone wrong

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    welcome back
     
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  14. april70

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    Well at least twice joined but lost earlier accounts and finally stuck it with this one.

    Sorry for that.

    I'm a casual watchetbof Power Rangers since 2013. I bought Dia (Great) Ranger and have since bought all Saban Era I shows up to Go Go 5 which I have yet to buy.

    Also with Super Ninja Steel caught up in DVD I currently watch the shows adapted for Power Rangers. I saw Masked Rider Dragon Knight on CW. (As Saban would have called it)
     

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