However, of course there quite a few things to talk about before we even get to the movie itself. Since I am fully aware that the general exposure most Americans have to Tokusatsu today is by Power Rangers, and these days it is NOT a good first impression; especially when you discover what the current season Super Megaforce got most of its fight scenes from, there is quite a bit to explain. For the more adventurous, who have a Netflix account Super Megaforce is not their only case example. For you may know not only of the previous seasons of Power Rangers, but also Beetleborgs, VR Troopers and Ultraman, but for the general public that's where it ends. However, for the more curious among you, you might start to do research on where those shows got their stock footage. Power Rangers comes from Super Sentai, Bettleborgs and VR Troopers from the Metal Hero series, but those are topics for another day. As for Ultraman, well from what I can tell it is pretty much presented as intended just with the characters speaking English instead of Japanese, just a dub job. Back on topic, in the Toku genre there are four big T.V franchises (Godzilla is a movie franchise so I'm not counting but it is a legitimate entry in the Toku genre). There are Super Sentai,
|The First Super Sentai, Himitsu Sentai Goranger|
|The Original Ultraman|
|The First Metal Hero, Space Sheriff Gavan|
|The First Rider, Kamen Rider #1|
|The man indirectly responsible for most of my childhood ladies and gentlemen.|
The Original Kamen Rider
Kamen Rider X, Part 1, Part 2
Kamen Rider ZX (Pronounced Zed Cross)
Kamen Rider 555 (Pronounced Faiz)
That just leaves three for me. First is the man who is known as the destroyer of worlds, the great death, the one who is destined to end all that comes across his path, the man known as, Decade.
|I may have given this guy too much build up.|
|Yep, too much build up.|
|Staring contest!..... you win, you always do.|
|Far better artwork then this guy deserves, believe me!|
Those men are Shotaro Hidari, the half-boiled detective whose empathy and goofiness is only matched by his intuition and dedication to the people of Futo.
|NOT A HIPSTER!!!|
|Yes, I do get up everyday and think I look good in this. Why do you ask?|
|Now, count up your sins!|
|Multiform heroes, for fashion and function for every occasion ;)|
|It's not a Pokeball, but it'll do. Plus it looks tastier.|
|Orange ya glad I didn't say banana? Sorry, low hanging fruit.|
|This is my stage now!|
|For the record this is not only one of my favorite anime, but the only magical girl series I can stand; asides Kill La kill.|
|That's a start!|
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