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KyuuRanger Space.13 released

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Last week's results: 3.57 / 5 (28 votes)

Alternate Title - Stinger VS his brother, but not really

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So, from a handsome man to a beady-eyed, under-bite weirdo. Can't say that was much of an improvement, Scorpio.

This was a pretty filler episode. A lot of people concerned about what Stinger will do with his brother without him actually encountering his actual brother. Maybe it was a good character story since it involved Kotarou and Champ, but I'm pretty checked out when it comes to caring at this point.

I liked Ryuu being an old man and trying to sneak a break just as a zombie grabs him through a wall.

Missed opportunity, while it's not exactly cooking, it would have been nice if Spada made the antidote. I don't really understand why Balance made it, since he's more about stealing and being a mechanical life form.

Why are Champ and Stinger saying unluckyu's lines? Even if he's a red, it's obnoxious how much of his crap has infected the rest of the group. Just stop it with the catchphrases. I feel bad for these actors, having to say the same shit every week.

At least that stuff with Champ has been dealt with. Honestly, probably not a terrible episode, but I'm mostly just watching it for the fights at this point. Oh, speaking of which. THe first person stuff doesn't work. Stop that. Lucky sharing his weapon parts was amusing, but it's not quite as good as the Gokaigers with their weapon swapping. Oh, and it's cool how the different aliens have different ways of administrating the antidote.

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They're still not going to fight Scorpio yet? WHat is going on?

At least it looks like Matsumoto Hiroya will be guest starring. And at least I can enjoy Hame's cosplay. It's more than I can say about anything else she does, as shallow as that is.


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Haha, someone left those kids in space with no food or supervision

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Re: KyuuRanger Space.13 released

Post by TypicalStandUser » Sat May 06, 2017 11:24 pm

Seems Kubota's too busy with other work to not be physically be on the show. Understandable but bummed.

Meh episode. At least Champ settled his beef with Stinger. At the very least, I heard Shou shout like Choromatsu Matsuno... Announce a damn date already, Osomatsu-San Season 2!
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Post by takenoko » Tue May 09, 2017 2:23 am

Just to lift the curtain a little, I had initially written CHamp's last line as "With luck, anything is possible" instead of "with justice". This show is clearly rotting my brain.

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Post by PHurricane » Tue May 09, 2017 3:47 am

I thought it was a pretty good episode. I’m still irritated that it took a backseat for so long, but I was satisfied with the resolution of the Champ/Stinger subplot. Actually, everything about the fivesome that assembled for the last battle was enjoyable - the frenemy Champ/Stinger dynamic, the brotherly Stinger/Kotarou dynamic, the inexperienced/experienced Kotarou/Commander dynamic...and Lucky was there too to fill the catchphrase quota. It’s really no surprise - that group comprises the most developed characters on the show right now.

On one hand, it's a pity they’re about to ship Kotarou off, but hopefully that'll free up some screen time so that characters that have been around since the beginning can be fleshed out.

The low-key “stay in school/study hard” PSA towards the beginning got a chuckle out of me.

Looks like we had a director getting creative again with those first person POV shots again. It wasn't that bad, but my favorite part of the battle was swapping their individual Kyuu Weapons with the piece that was embedded in their target. I think that may have been the first time they took advantage of the fact that their weapons are interchangeable.

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Post by Kamen Rider Gumo » Thu May 11, 2017 9:04 am

Giving it a 3 and THAT is being generous - mostly because Yuki Kubota automatically gives it a 2 and seeing some ACTUAL story between Champ and Stinger is worth a 1.5, and I couldn't bring myself to round up. Watching the series mostly to help get it through QC at this point and dreading the next 34 episodes because I don't think it's gonna get any better. The acting is sub-par, almost as if the rest of the cast knows Lucky is going to overshadow them 99% of the time and don't see any real point in trying, and the mecha fights I usually look forward to just seem tacked on because they're obligatory for a Sentai. If someone out there likes it, more power to you and I hope it doesn't end up disappointing you. I'm gonna go binge-watch Abaranger.

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Post by Revorse » Thu May 11, 2017 1:56 pm

Wassup with the first person stuff? Toei's done it in Ex-Aid too. Must be trying something new. I don't hate it but it seems kinda odd.

A few things I noticed Scorpio's mask's has the same glittery style as the Kyuurangers. I wonder if that's gonna have any importance.
Also is this the first time a Black Rangers special effects were actual black instead of purple? It's actually pretty cool. I hope they keep that up.

But yeah it's a okay episode I didn't hate it. Champ's partnership with Stinger is gonna be interesting. Champ realizing Stinger didn't kill the Doc was surprising in the sense that it happened quickly, I thought Champ was gonna hate Stinger into like the 30s., and it was rational. Champ heard about Scorpio from Stinger and Shou, saw that Stinger had the antidote and was able to understand that Stinger's not a murderer. I just knew that was gonna go typical toku and still have Champ have this massive misunderstanding off the situation. All that being said though I'm not sure how healthy this partnership can be. After all Champ basically said "I'm going with you to make sure you kill your brother cause if you don't I will."

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Post by Ahoge-dono » Thu May 11, 2017 3:00 pm

That "don't call me partner" moments brought back good ole Dekaranger nostalgia and a small to my face.

With Champ and Stinger partnering off, and Koutarou going to training camp mean three members are going to be commuting the show on a bus? Still got 8 key members even though I suspect M.A.O literally phones in most of her lines.

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Post by fenrir » Thu May 11, 2017 3:35 pm

good episode, not perfect, but well i'm quite satisfied with how the part teams & make a closure for the dispute
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Post by takenoko » Thu May 11, 2017 4:23 pm

Ahoge-dono wrote:and Koutarou going to training camp mean three members are going to be commuting the show on a bus?
Just want to make a little correction and transition it into a teachable moment. It's Kotarou with no u. Ko means "little/small" and it's in parallel to "koguma" or "little bear". So Kotarou (小太郎) means "little Tarou". (Tarou is like Smith in English, it's like the generic all-purpose boy's name).

Kou with the u changes it to other kanji.

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Post by Aberration » Thu May 11, 2017 7:59 pm

I find it delightful how quickly Champ goes from hating Stinger to being so happy to be partnered with him :)

It weirds me out a little that everyone is just saying goodbye to Kotarou, someone should be escorting him to the academy, there's way too many things that can go wrong if he's left to fly all that way alone.

Didn't care for the first-person shots. It vaguely reminded me that there was an entire movie filmed that way recently, which I'm assuming was a bomb.

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Post by Draccy » Thu May 11, 2017 11:12 pm

"We honestly didn't have a clue on how we'd juggle eleven (for now) characters, so we'll remove one. Call it training."
At least we see more combos with RyuTeiOh... well, I hope we will. I mean, it only has 72 different combinations.
That's far better compared to KyurenOh which is at least 1680.

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Re: KyuuRanger Space.13 released

Post by Greenstalker » Fri May 12, 2017 3:38 pm

Is it just me or does scorpio's monster form resembles alot Juzo Fuwa's gedoshu form from shinkengers? Not to mention they have similar stories of falling into evil?

On show I enjoy it with a mindless blank brain mood there is enough things in my life for me to nitpick on so at least when i watch a show i don't think on it that much. Being that said Lucky throwing his sword than stinger and champ using parts of it didn't serve any purpose since both of them had their own anyway. Now if it would lead dual wielding for both I could see a reason doing it but as it stands there was no point other than trying to make it look cool but it looked out of place instead.

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Post by PTM966666 » Fri May 12, 2017 6:05 pm

Nice episode, finally an episode that Lucky is not the dominant character. Scorpio is pretty cool though, hope he can keeps the Kyuuranger into trouble. And does anyone notice those Kiva references in Scorpio kick ?

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Re: KyuuRanger Space.13 released

Post by ViRGE » Sat May 13, 2017 4:28 am

This wasn't a fantastic episode, but it was okay. Lucky was kept in check and there wasn't anything offensive to good taste, which may sound like a backhanded compliment, but KyuuRanger has not done too well on that front as of late...

I'm not terribly impressed with how Champ and Stinger's rivalry was resolved, but I can live with it. I almost feel like Champ asking Stinger why he didn't fess up to it being his brother before was a bit too on the nose, but so be it. Still, this should have come sooner in the series (or at least Champ should have stayed at Stinger's throat for the entire time).

Meanwhile I can't put my thumb on why, but something about Scorpio's monster face is off. The backlit eyes combined with the small pupils, or maybe the glitter? It looks sufficiently evil, but somehow non-traditional.
Aberration wrote:It weirds me out a little that everyone is just saying goodbye to Kotarou,
The fact that they're putting him on a bus 3 episodes after he debuted is a strange turn of events. This show has too many characters, and if this makes room for the rest then that is undoubtedly a good thing. But why introduce your 6.5th Ranger so soon if you're just going to send them away again? It feels like someone wanted to make this happen later, but it needed to happen in the first quarter of the series for toy reasons...
takenoko wrote:I liked Ryuu being an old man and trying to sneak a break just as a zombie grabs him through a wall.
So credit to the writers here: PimpCommander has been a far better character since his low point in episode 10. The old man gag was legitimately well executed, and he's been far more mentor-y (rather than yet more comedy relief) in these last few episodes.
Oh, speaking of which. THe first person stuff doesn't work. Stop that.
Maybe I'm alone in this, but I like it. It's a nice way to add some extra flavor to sentai fights, similar to wire-fu and (more recently) drone shots.

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Re: KyuuRanger Space.13 released

Post by Sinkuu » Sat May 13, 2017 1:33 pm

Greenstalker wrote:Is it just me or does scorpio's monster form resembles alot Juzo Fuwa's gedoshu form from shinkengers? Not to mention they have similar stories of falling into evil?

THANK YOU, I know I couldn't have been the only one to think he reminded me of someone else... I just couldn't remember who.

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