Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Most Nonsensical Sentai Premise Ever?

Cool those heads, sentai fans! I am one of you, and I practically revel in both the insane and inane featured in the longest continuously running sci-fi TV franchise. That being said, I'm a little concerned at how practical this latest installment will turn out to be. I mean, it certainly looks like it might be fun, but...

If you are unaware, the new sentai series will take a page from the KAMEN RIDER DECADE series, and feature a team that can assume the identities of past sentai heroes. Just check out these pics, on a link sent to me by Igadevil! Crazy stuff, no?

I'll wait and see here, because Toei usually delivers something at least watchable. And hey, it has to be entertaining in at least a trainwreck sense, right? I just am not sure if I'm mentally prepared for lady versions of Kiranger, Big One, and Battle Cossack.

Then again, maybe I'm just having trouble with a show where the lead hero's name is "Captain Marvelous".

6 comments:

Travis said...

I don't understand why any character who can turn into Big One would ever turn into anyone else. Shouldn't this just be a whole team of Big Ones?

C. Elam said...

It is a mystery for the ages.

Xenorama said...

you left out that our current team are all "pirates" as well.

after watching the first ten minutes or so, it's pretty fun going. but then I liked Decade, so go figure.

Igadevil said...

I gave the first episode a watch, and it's pretty cool. I'm going to need to give it some time to form a more concrete opinion, but at this point it's exciting in the way I found Decade to be. You never know what'll happen next.

It's worth checking out the opening scene anyway, before it vanishes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSv19w5si34

C. Elam said...

@David - I did know that, but it didn't seem pertinent to what I was writing.

I never said it wouldn't be fun, since I usually think they are. I just wonder if it's going to be cumbersome with all the different potential teams running around. I guess that's a good problem to have.

I liked what I've seen of Decade, too.

C. Elam said...

@Igadevil - "You never know what'll happen next," is one of the reasons I love Japanese superheroes in general. They are usually a lot less predictable than their Western counterparts, at least in my eyes.

I did check out the opening, and it was quite neat. It also made me look up the opening credits to confirm something I think is amazing about this show already. Well, two things.

1)Akaranger is finally going to be given the same sort of mystique imparted to Kamen Riders 1 and 2.

2)THEY GOT NAOYA MAKOTO BACK TO DO HIS VOICE. Wasn't it just last year that I was saying that, if Makoto is willing to still do sentai, why not cast him as Akaranger?