Unpopular Opinions.

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  1. rangergod

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    What is your unpopular opinions? my favorite toku series is Ninninger and Liveman
     
  2. SamuraiEchidna

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    Kamen Rider Decade might not be good, but it's not nearly as bad as people make it out it be. Could be better, but still not that bad.
     
  3. Toku Prime

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    There was already a thread on this back in the day (here). But then again, it's riddled with posts I made years ago where I really needed to chill out about things that don't really matter, so maybe it should stay forgotten :confused:

    But to bring up a few:

    I really liked Den-O and Black RX, two seasons that seem to get a lot of hate. On the other hand, I really did not enjoy Agito. It's not quite my least-favorite Rider series (Faiz and the second season of Amazons immediately come to mind as being worse) but it seems to be a lot of fans' favorite season and it's nowhere near that for me.

    Foundation X were rubbish in Double and I disliked all the attempts to bring them back.

    Kyoryuger is the only toku series that has given me the same beyond-excited feeling that I had watching MMPR as a little kid, so for that alone it's my favorite Sentai.

    When I was first getting into toku, it seemed like everyone hated Magi Pink and Deka Pink, but I thought they were front-runners for best members of their respective teams. Similarly, people seemed to despise Gosei Red but I thought he was interesting too, if not a favorite.

    I thought Kikaider was pretty crap tbh and yet somehow it spawned a (minor) franchise. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    I always say that Decade was a great "shop window" for showing off the previous Riders' suits and powers. Some great music and great fights too. One of the best opening episodes to a Rider series. I even think the plot works quite well as they go through the initial nine worlds, even if it does go to pieces afterwards. Oh, and it's World of Amazon is better than either the original Showa Amazon or recent Amazons TV series.
     
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    The only reason Foundation X is rubbish in W is because nothing came out of the plotline in the long run. Toei once again got scared of trying something new and went right back to their safe place.
     
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    They spent most of the series developing Museum, an evil organization that operates by giving Gaia Memories to random people in a manner resembling drug deals, only to then replace them with Foundation X...an evil organization that operates by giving Gaia Memories to random people in a manner resembling drug deals. Replacing your villains with new ones that are functionally the same. It's like the Natives from Kabuto all over again.

    It didn't help that their main on-screen representative was the Utopia Dopant, a character who was both barely any more relevant than a standard monster-of-the-week and quite spectacularly wooden.

    It seems like a lot of fans wanted them to come back in subsequent seasons so that they could be the new Shocker...but we already have Shocker. Why would we need two of them?
     
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    Because Shocker is old and lame. Plus, new universe.
     
  7. SamuraiEchidna

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    You know, I'd say that Captain Shark should probably be in here, but he'd never set foot in a thread like this. He thinks his misguided opinions are "the truth". :p

    I've always thought Den-O's TV series was great, but the tons of movies and crossovers after the show's end are completely unnecessary, and the main reason why people are tired of Den-O.
    I also didn't enjoy Agito the first time around either. (wasn't until a second watching with better subs that I began to really enjoy it) I was also a big fan of Faiz. Seems like back in the early Heisei days, the big popular three were Blade, Faiz, and Agito. Chances are, many people discovered Kamen Rider through one of these.
    Your feelings on Kyoryuger? Same.
    Really?! :eek: People hate Magi Pink and Deka Pink?! .... I don't see why. (Also, never hated Gosei Red. Wasn't exactly hyped about him, but then again, the entire was just kind of bland. Not terrible, but not horrible either. Just middle of the road.)
    Decade is best enjoyed if you're familiar with Multiverse theory/tropes, and therefore expect changes going in to it. And coincidentally, I agree that some parallel worlds were better than their original! Because you mentioned it, World of Amazon was interested despite the weak actor they got for him, but I would pay money to see World of Kabuto as a full show!
     
  8. Captain Shark

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    More like I finally got off time from work and yesterday marathoned Raideen The Superior (cool anime but the last ten eps really shoulda been chopped down) while simultaneously watching Jushin Liger and Star Gunman Bismarck as well as stuff I've been watching this season (Price of Smiles, W'z, and Pastel Memories). With all that out of the way time for me to post where I rank things in various franchises.

    Godzilla movies (nothing ranked lower than 3/10):
    Godzilla vs. Biollante
    Invasion of The Astro Monster
    Godzilla 1985
    Ghidrah, The Three Headed Monster
    Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
    Godzilla 54 and 98
    Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2
    Son of Godzilla
    Terror of Mechagodzilla
    Godzilla: Final Wars
    Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
    Godzilla 2014
    Godzilla vs. Hedorah
    Godzilla Against Megaguirus
    Godzilla 2000
    Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla
    Godzilla vs. Megalon
    Godzilla vs. Gigan
    King Kong vs. Godzilla
    Godzilla Raids Again
    Ebirah, Horror of The Deep
    Destroy All Monsters
    Godzilla's Revenge
    Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Monsters All-Out Attack
    Mothra vs. Godzilla
    Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
    Godzilla vs. Mothra: The Battle For Earth
    Godzilla, Mothra, Mechagodzilla: Tokyo SOS
    Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla
    Urobuchi Anime Trilogy
    Godzilla: Resurgence

    Ultra Series (nothing rated lower than 6/10):
    Dyna > Gaia > Nexus > Geed > Jack > Mebius > Joneus > Ginga S > Tiga > Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey > Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle > Powered > 80 > Ultraman > Max > Leo > Great > Neos > Taro > Ace > Ultra Seven > Orb > Cosmos > Neo Ultra Q > X > USA > Ginga > Ultra Seven X > Ultra Q > Dark Fantasy > Ultra Fight Victory > Ultra Zero Fight > Nice

    Super Sentai (nothing rated lower than 4/10):
    Kyuranger (absolute best tokusatsu) > Magiranger > Changeman > Go-Busters > Timeranger > Fiveman > Goseiger > GoGo-V > Zyuranger > Go-Onger > Kyoryuger > Gingaman > Dekaranger > Denziman > Ohranger > Toquger > Shinkenger > Gaoranger > Bioman > Carranger > Zyuohger > Dynaman > Abaranger > Maskman > Goggle-V > Boukenger > Turboranger > Battle Fever J > Ninninger > Flashman > Gorenger > Dairanger > JAKQ > Kakuranger > Jetman > Gekiranger > Sun Vulcan > Liveman > Hurricanger > Megaranger > Gokaiger

    Daiei movies:
    Wrath of Daimajin > Advent Legion > Guardian of The Universe > Daimajin > The Brave > Vs. Barugon > Return of Daimajin > Vs. Gyaos > Super Monster > Vs. Guiron > The Invincible > Revenge of Iris > Vs. Zigra > Vs. Jiger > Vs. Viras > Kujira Gami > Warning From Space

    Non-Godzilla Toho movies:
    Rodan
    Space Amoeba
    Frankenstein Conquers The World
    Latitude Zero
    Mothra
    The Three Treasures
    Varan The Unbelievable
    The H-Man
    Atragon
    The Mysterians
    King Kong Escapes
    War of The Gargantuas
    Orochi: The Eight Headed Dragon
    War in Space
    Matango
    Gorath
    The Battle For Space
    Rebirth of Mothra trilogy
    Half-Human
    Dogora

    Kamen Rider:
    Drive > Skyrider > OOO > Black RX > Original > Wizard > Decade > Stronger > Fourze > Black > Amazon > Kiva > Super-1 > Agito > J > ZO > Ghost > ZX > V3 > Kuuga > 555 > Hibiki > X > Gaim > Den-O > W > Ex-Aid > Shin > Ryuki > Blade > G > SD > The First > Kabuto > The Next > Build (absolute worst tokusatsu)

    Random Tokusatsu series:
    Megabeast Investigator Juspion
    Space Sheriff Sharivan
    Garo: The Makai Flower
    Inazuman Flash
    Space Sheriff Gavan
    Android Kikaider
    Garo: The One Who Shines in The Darkness
    Space Sheriff Shaider
    Extraordinary Zubat
    Giant Robo
    Tekkouki Mikazuki
    Garo: Makai Senki
    Inazuman
    Super Robot Red Baron
    Unofficial Squad Akibaranger Season Pain
    Superhuman Machine Metalder
    Garo
    Iron King
    Kikaider 01
    Unofficial Squad Akibaranger
    Cutey Honey: The Live
    Spider-Man 1978
    Daitetsujin 17
    Zone Fighter
    Shougeki Gouraigan
    Bio Planet WoO
    Daimajin Kanon (worst tokusatsu before Build)

    Random Tokusatsu movies:
    Death Kappa
    Casshern
    Agon: Atomic Dragon
    Zeiram 2
    Zeiram
    Guyver 2: Dark Hero
    Guyver
    Dragon Ball: Evolution
    Garo: Beast of The White Night
    Space Sheriff Gavan The Movie
    Nezulla: The Rat Monster
    Monster X Strikes Back: Attack at The G8 Summit
    The X From Outer Space
    Gokaiger vs. Gavan The Movie
    Garo: Kiba Gaiden
    Blood: The Last Vampire
    Gappa: The Triphibian Monster
    Devilman
    Re: Cutey Honey
    Invasion of The Neptune Men
    Garo: Red Requiem
    Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo
    Mechanical Violator Hikaider
    Long and Dark Haired Monster Gehara
    Skullman: Prologue of Darkness
    Kikaider Reboot
    Deep Sea Monster Raiga
    Deep Sea Monster Reigo



    I am holding back a lot due to character limits.
     
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  9. Dr Kain

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    Godzilla Resurgence?

    Also, how the hell can you put any Showa Gamera film over Revenge of Iris? Also, The Brave is the worst movie Daiei ever produced in their Kaiju films.
     
  10. Captain Shark

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    That's what they call Shin Godzilla in english, what's the problem?
    Because Revenge of Iris ended on a cliffhanger and Gamera had no reason to blast his arm off and Vs. Barugon and Vs. Gyaos are kaiju classics.
    You've never seen the whale kaiju movie with the rape scene or Warning From Space, I can tell.
     
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    Takes one to know one.;)
     
  13. SamuraiEchidna

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    Hey! Captain Shark is here! Welcome to the thread, Captain. You've come to just the right place to share your opinions. :cool:

    Holding back?! Oh no, please, do go on! Don't hold back on our behalf. Make multiple posts if you need to. We need to see the FULL dissertation on all this and more. I've been on PINS and NEEDLES hoping that you'll talk about why Kamen Rider Build is terrible again for the 3rd or 4th time. We're all just DYING to hear what you have say. :D
     
  14. Dr Kain

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    Oops, I forgot who I was responding too. You make Trump look intelligent.
     
  15. Captain Shark

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    And reported.
    Sarcastically asking for things is still asking for things.

    Favorite Japanese Tokusatsu Based Kaiju:
    1. Obsidius- Godzilla: Unleashed
    2. Krystalak- Godzilla: Unleashed
    3. King Ghidorah (Showa)- Ghidrah, The Three Headed Monster
    4. Godzilla (Final Wars)- Godzilla: Final Wars
    5. Bagorah- Godzilla Comics (Dark Horse)
    6. Destoroyah- Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
    7. Super Mechahgodzilla- Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2
    8. Rodan (Showa)- Rodan
    9. Space Godzilla- Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla
    10. Godzilla Meltdown- Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
    11. Hollywood Godzilla- Legendary Godzilla
    12. Orga- Godzilla 2000
    13. Kumonga (Showa)- Son of Godzilla
    14. Agon- Agon: Atomic Dragon
    15. Dagarha- Rebirth of Mothra 2
    16. Upgraded Gigan- Godzilla: Final Wars
    17. Mechagodzilla (Heisei)- Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2
    18. Baragon (Showa)- Frankenstein Conquers The World
    19. Barugon- Gamera vs. Barugon
    20. Gyaos (Showa)- Gamera vs. Gyaos
    21. Mecha-King Ghodrah- Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
    22. Gigan (Final Wars)- Godzilla: Final Wars
    23. Hanna-Barbera Godzilla- Godzilla Power Hour
    24. Godzilla (Heisei)- Return of Godzilla
    25. Godzilla 1954- Godzilla
    26. Gamera (Heisei)- Gamera: Guardian of The Universe
    27. Majin- Daimajin
    28. Hangyolas- Death Kappa
    29. Guiron- Gamera vs. Guiron
    30. Keizer Ghidorah- Godzilla: Final Wars
    31. Mechagodzilla (Showa)- Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
    32. Hyper Gyaos- Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris
    33. Godzilla (Marvel Comics)- Godzilla Comics (Marvel)
    34. Gamera (Showa)- Gamera The Invincible
    35. Gyaos (Heisei)- Gamera: Guardian of The Universe
    36. Forgotten Island Horror- Godzilla Power Hour
    37. Monster X- Godzilla: Final Wars
    38. Anguirus (Final Wars)- Godzilla: Final Wars
    39. Final Form Hedorah- Godzilla vs. Hedorah
    40. Final Form Biollante- Godzilla vs. Biollante
    41. Megaguirus- Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
    42. Fire Rodan- Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2
    43. Giant God Warrior- Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo
    44. Gigan (Showa)- Godzilla vs. Gigan
    45. King Caeser (Showa)- Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
    46. Godzilla (Showa)- Godzilla Raids Again
    47. Varan- Varan The Unbelievable
    48. Bagan- Super Godzilla
    49. Death Kappa- Death Kappa
    50. Titanosaurus- Terror of Mechagodzilla
    51. Rodan (Heisei)- Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2
    52. Megalon- Godzilla vs. Megalon
    53. Cretaceous King Ghidorah- Rebirth of Mothra 3
    54. Megavolt Monster- Godzilla Power Hour
    55. Antarctic Magnetic Monster- Godzilla Power Hour
    56. King Caesar (Final Wars)- Godzilla: Final Wars
    57. Godzilla Junior- Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
    58. Flying Form Desghidorah- Rebirth of Mothra
    59. Rhinan- Godzilla Comics (Marvel)
    60. Flying Form Hedorah- Godzilla vs. Hedorah
    61. Godzilla (GMK)- Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Monsters All Out Attack
    62. Kamacuras (Final Wars)- Godzilla: Final Wars
    63. Legion- Gamera 2: Advent Legion
    64. Red Ronin- Godzilla Comics (Marvel)
    65. Male MUTO- Legendary Godzilla
    66. Super Godzilla- Super Godzilla
    67. Land Form Hedorah- Godzilla vs. Hedorah
    68. Anguirus (Showa)- Godzilla Raids Again
    69. Goliath- Daigoro vs. Goliath
    70. Normal Desghidorah- Rebirth of Mothra
    71. Time Dragon- Godzilla Power Hour
    72. Iris- Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris
    73. Guilala- The X From Outer Space
    74. Jiger- Gamera vs. Jiger
    75. Kamacuras (Showa)- Son of Godzilla
    76. Tadpole Hedorah- Godzilla vs. Hedorah
    77. Toto- Gamera The Brave
    78. Gorosaurus- King Kong Escapes
    79. Beta Beast- Godzilla Comics (Marvel)
    80. Take-Majin- Monster X Strikes Back: Attack at The G8 Summit
    81. American Godzilla- Tristar Godzilla
    82. Energy Beast- Godzilla Power Hour
    83. Mothra (GMK)- Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Monsters All Out Attack
    84. Shin Godzilla- Godzilla Resurgence
    85. Ebirah (Final Wars)- Godzilla: Final Wars
    86. Manda (Final Wars)- Godzilla: Final Wars
    87. Zigra- Gamera vs. Zigra
    88. Orochi (Heisei)- Orochi: The Eight Headed Dragon
    89. Viras- Gamera vs. Viras
    90. Kumonga (Final Wars)- Godzilla: Final Wars
    91. Female MUTO- Legendary Godzilla
    92. Ebirah (Showa)- Ebirah, Horror of The Deep
    93. Little Godzilla- Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla
    94. Moguera (Showa)- The Mysterians
    95. Power Dragon- Godzilla Power Hour
    96. Battra- Godzilla vs. Mothra: Save The Earth
    97. Adult Gappa- Gappa: The Triphibian Monster
    98. Gabara- Godzilla's Revenge
    99. Mothra 1961- Mothra
    100. Stone Guardian of Ramul
    101. Dragon Orochimaru- The Magic Serpent
    102. Toho King Kong 1- King Kong vs. Godzilla
    103. Oodaku- King Kong vs, Godzilla
    104. Sanda- War of The Gargantuas
    105. Gaira- War of The Gargantuas
    106. Gezora- Space Amoeba
    107. Ganimes- Space Amoeba
    108. Kamoebas (Showa)- Space Amoeba
    109. Mutant Seaweed Monster- Godzilla Power Hour
    110. Axor- Godzilla Power Hour
    111. Earth Eater- Godzilla Power Hour
    112. Shin Godzilla- Godzilla: Resurgence
    113. Manda (Showa)- Atragon
    114. Batragon- Godzilla Comics (Marvel)
    115. Zedus- Gamera The Brave
    116. Toho Frankenstein- Frankenstein Conquers The World
    117. Aqua Mothra- Rebirth of Mothra 2
    118. Waterfall Valley Spider- Godzilla Power Hour
    119. Yetigar- Godzilla Comics (Marvel)
    120. Jet Jaguar- Godzilla vs. Megalon
    121. Toad Ikazuchi-Maru- The Magic Serpent
    122. Rodan (Final Wars)- Godzilla: Final Wars
    123. Fake Godzilla- Godzilla vs. Mehagodzilla
    124. Gravity Goliath- Godzilla Power Hour
    125. Mechani-Kong- King Kong Escapes
    126. Triax- Godzilla Comics (Marvel)
    127. Raiga- Deep Sea Monster Raiga
    128. Toho King Kong 2- King Kong Escapes
    129. Imago Mothra Leo- Rebirth of Mothra
    130. Atlantis Colossus- Godzilla Power Hour
    131. Indian Golden Guardian- Godzilla Power Hour
    132. Soran- Godzilla Comics (Dark Horse)
    133. Hedorah (Final Wars)- Godzilla: Final Wars
    134. King Ghidorah (GMK)- Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Monsters All Out Attack
    135. Baragon (GMK)- Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Monsters All Out Attack
    136. Krollar- Godzilla Comics (Marvel)
    137. Devil Bonefish- Deep Sea Monster Raiga
    138. Utsuno Ikusagami- Orochi: The Eight Headed Dragon
    139. Mothra (Final Wars)- Godzilla: Final Wars
    140. Zilla- Godzilla: Final Wars
    141. Gehara- Long and Dark Haired Monster Gehara
    142. Cyborg Whale- Godzilla Power Hour
    143. Maguma- Gorath
    144. Inagos- Godzilla Comics (Dark Horse)
    145. Minilla (Showa)- Son of Godzilla
    146. Baby Gappa- Gappa: The Triphibian Monster
    147. Kaishin Muba- Orochi: The Eight Headed Dragon
    148. Ghilaron- Godzilla Comics (Marvel)
    149. Centipor- Godzilla Comics (Marvel)
    150. Lepirax- Godzilla Comics (Marvel)
    151. Atlantic Cave Octopus- Godzilla Power Hour
    152. Stranger- Godzilla Comics (Dark Horse)
    153. American Baby Godzilla- Tristar Godzilla
    154. Daigoro- Daigoro vs. Goliath
    155. Larva Mothra Leo- Rebirth of Mothra
    156. Minilla (Final Wars)- Godzilla: Final Wars
    157. Rainbow Mothra- Rebirth of Mothra 2
    158. Mothra (Heisei)- Godzilla vs. Mothra: Save The Earth
    159. Mothra (Showa)- Mothra vs. Godzilla
    160. Daigoro's Mother- Daigoro vs. Goliath
    161. Lost Ship Island Chimera- Godzilla Power Hour
    162. Dr. Voltrang Clone Monster- Godzilla Power Hour
    163. Baby Iris- Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris
    164. Rose Form Biollante- Godzilla vs. Biollante
    165. Dogora- Dogora
    166. Gamera (The Brave)- Gamera The Brave
    167. Gyaos (The Brave)- Gamera The Brave
    168. Orochi (Showa)- The Three Treasures
    169. Breeder Beast- Godzilla Power Hour
    170. Cybersaur- Godzilla Comics (Dark Horse)
    171. Ghidorah- Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Monsters All Out Attack
    172. Ookondoru- Ebirah, Horror of The Deep
    173. Giant Sea Snake- King Kong Escapes
    174. Prehistoric Mothra- Rebirth of Mothra 3
    175. Mothra (Tokyo SOS)- Tokyo SOS
    176. Amulet Spider- The Magic Serpent
    177. Mantle Fire Bird- Godzilla Power Hour
    178. Baby Jiger- Gamera vs. Jiger
    179. Moguera (Heisei)- Gozilla vs. Space Godzilla
    180. Reigo- Deep Sea Monster Reigo
    181. Kiryu 2- Tokyo SOS
    182. Grand King Ghidorah- Rebirth of Mothra 3
    183. Dark Horse Godzilla- Godzilla Comics (Dark Horse)
    184. Amano Shiratori- Orochi: The Eight Headed Dragon
    185. Great Watchuka- Godzilla Power Hour
    186. Eternal Mothra- Rebirth of Mothra 3
    187. Kiryu 1- Godzilla Against Mecha Godzilla
    188. Light Speed Motha- Rebirth of Mothra 3
    189. Bowhead Whale God- Kujira Gami
    190. Gekido-Jin- Godzilla Comics (Dark Horse)
    191. Kamoebas (Tokyo SOS)- Tokyo SOS
    192. Armor Mothra- Rebirth of Mothra 3
    193. Pink Fog Fly- Godzilla Power Hour
    194. Tectonic Magma Lizard- Godzilla Power Hour
    195. Waterfall Valley Ant- Godzilla Power Hour
    196. Waterfall Valley Ant Lion- Godzilla Power Hour
    197. Waterfall Valley Bee- Godzilla Power Hour
    198. Waterfall Valley Dragonfly- Godzilla Power Hour
    199. Waterfall Valley Beetle- Godzilla Power Hour

    Favorite- Non-Japanese Kaiju:
    1. Buraki- Dragon Wars
    2. Oceanic Crocodile- Crocodile 1979
    3. Thai Gomora- The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. The Monster Army
    4. Garuda- Garuda
    5. Inframan- Inframan
    6. Celestial Dragon- Dragon Wars
    7. Hanuman- The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. The Monster Army
    8. Yonggary Heisei- Reptilian
    9. Yonggary Showa- Yonggary: Monster From The Deep
    10. Thai Tyrant- The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. The Monster Army
    11. Thai Astromons- The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. The Monster Army
    12. Naga- Garuda
    13. Cykor- Reptilian
    14. Thai King Dark- Hanuman and The Five Riders
    15. Thai Dorobon- The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. The Monster Army
    16. Thai Dustpan- The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. The Monster Army
    17. Pulgasari- Pulgasari
    18. Good Imoogi- Dragon Wars
     
  16. SamuraiEchidna

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    No, it's really not. Sarcasm is an expression of the OPPOSITE thing you want. I still believe this is the right place for some of your opinions, especially the ones that very few people agree with. But it's up to you on how much of those opinions you actually share here.

    Oh, and if you're going to report Dr Kain for that comment, you might as well report me too (and maybe anyone that's ever disagreed with you, depending on how offended you feel). The Trump comment might have been going too far, but if Kain really wanted to insult or attack you, I think he could do worse.
     
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    lmao Oh, you know me so well. :p Not sure why he apparently reported me, but that's okay, snowflakes are adorable. ;)

    Here's my unpopular opinion - Ultraman Leo sucks! It was boring beyond comprehension and Dan was an utter asshole. Also, they did what they did to the cast of the show because they wanted attention not because it improved the already lackluster story.
     
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    Back with more salt for y'all!

    Fanservice doesn't really work in toku. It clashes horribly with the tones of pretty much every Rider/Sentai/Ultra series. In Garo it feels a bit desperate - like they're saying "hey we showed a topless woman because we're sooo edgy...please don't compare us to the Sunday morning shows".
    Which is not to say that there isn't or shouldn't be anyone attractive in these shows, just that shoving it in our faces often has the reverse reaction for me.

    The poster boy for bad fanservice has to be Koichi Sakamoto, who has a long history of creating unique (and often great) action scenes but then in recent years has begun insisting that every project he's directing includes an action girl wearing a tiny pair of shorts. He then spends the action scenes zooming the camera into close-ups of their thighs while they do high kicks - sometimes to the extent that you can't tell what is happening in the scene at all - just so he can leer at them. And yes, actress Mikie Hara did confirm in an interview that it's totally because he has a leg fetish and enough clout that nobody is willing to tell him to knock it off. The guy needs to get laid and stop spoiling his action scenes.


    On a completely different note - I never cared for King Ghidorah in the Godzilla movies. I haven't seen the recent anime trilogy so I don't know what he's like in that, but in his previous appearances he was really boring and it's a shame that he's become regarded as "Godzilla's greatest foe". I feel that title should really go to Mecha Godzilla. And of course, Mothra is always Queen. I always liked the more offbeat monsters like Hedorah or Ebirah too.


    If someone was curious about the Showa-era Gamera films, I would tell them to just watch Gamera Super Monster. Yes, just that one. Yes, I know it's basically just a compilation of the fights from the previous films - That's the point. The bonkers battles are the only reason to watch those films anyway, so if you can see those parts without having to crawl through the rest then you should totally do that.

    Having said that, if someone were to insist on watching more than one, the first two movies (Gamera The Giant Monster & Gamera vs Barugon) are good efforts and Gamera vs Jiger has probably the most competently told story out of the rest...provided you have a strong enough stomach to withstand the (brief but gruesome) scene containing genuine stock footage of an elephant with a trunk full of parasites.
    I suppose I can better understand the Decade hate now that I'm watching Zi-O and finding the way that it treats previous heroes to be really grating.

    I agree that the actor for the AU Amazon was pretty weak, but I really liked how they managed to show this bleak situation where he's the last free man on the run in a world otherwise completely taken over by Shocker, trying in vain to find a way to save the brainwashed population. Plus the re-imagined 10-Faced Demon has to be one of the best re-designs of a villain ever.
    Aww I really liked Gamera The Brave. It really felt like they captured the "friend to all children" aspect of the character and even took it a step beyond the Showa entries without making the kids anywhere near as annoying as the old films did.
    When I watched the film it felt like they had reached the natural end point of that story. I didn't feel disappointed as I did with, for example, the Ryuki movie. I didn't need to see him fight even more Gyaos; The narrative arc was already complete.

    The director claims that as the movie is about faith (they even have the main characters spell out that 'so long as people believe in Gamera he will always be victorious') he decided to end it on a test of faith for the audience. If the person watching the film knows that Gamera would win, they can take it for granted that he does. If they doubt whether he would, then the Gyaos won and it's because of your lack of faith in your turtley savior.
    IIRC Toho did originally say that the film's English language title was "Godzilla Resurgence" but it never really caught on and was eventually abandoned in favor of simply using the Japanese name. It seems that the Captain is hanging on to that early title (but yes, my British copy of the Blu Ray has 'Shin Godzilla' written on the front too so that's the name I'd use).
    I loved the 'Ultra Seven' series but then 'Ultraman Leo' completely destroys his character. Dan/Seven spends so much time beating up Leo that I'm tempted to claim that he was the true villain of the show. As for Leo, well I love an underdog but he spends so much time curled up in the fetal position cowering from Dan's cane that it's difficult to see him as the mighty hero who will save the world.

    Still, it's the only Ultra series that remembered that Taro quit being an Ultraman at the end of his own series and shouldn't turn up again.
     
  19. Shougo B'Stard

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    I wonder how many #MeToo stories there might be about the guy.
     
  20. SamuraiEchidna

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    No offense to rangergod or anyone that makes topics like this, but what makes a tokusatsu opinion popular or unpopular? It's kind of hard to say when the fandom pool is so small; especially here.

    You'd have better luck measuring which Power Rangers seasons are the most popular. For the stuff from Japan, unless you know how most Japanese fans feel, it's kind of hard to tell which seasons of Super Sentai/Kamen Rider/Ultraman/etc. are popular or not. Seems like for everyone praising one show, there is just as many people who didn't care for it. Heck, there's more people talking about it on YouTube and other places than message boards like this.

    Not to mention, even with the absolute best fansubs or official subtitles, you still lose something in translation. Unless you understand the Japanese cultural perspective, it's kind of hard to know what counts as good acting or not if all you have is a western idea of good acting. It's hard to tell what counts as a good story if different things connect with audiences from different nationalities. Nuances in performances and get lost. Etc.
     

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