Dairanger overview

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Dairanger overview

Post by Sexy_RoboVoice » Wed May 30, 2012 12:47 pm

Well, having sat through and watched this series, I have to say that even though the mechas were awesome and some of the monster designs were very well done... on the whole I was actually kinda bored by this series.

Nothing about this series felt particularly engaging, not the characters, not the enemy, nothing. The opening theme music is very catchy and addictive, and plus there is the nostalgia factor tied in with the fact that this was the series who's mecha and monster footage was used for MMPR season 2, but as I watched the series, I really did want to like this series, and just felt disappointed as I kept waiting for something to happen that would be engaging, but alas no. while the appearance of the giant serpent mecha with all its destructive power was very interesting to see, other than that... the series just wasn't terribly good.

Even the source of their power wasn't all that original because the series 'Maskman' did something very similar beforehand, and that was one of my favorite Sentai programs. I know that Gekiranger also does something similar, but those two series at least have something unique and engaging about both the villains and the heroes... and unfortunately both the heroes and villains of Dairanger were... actually kinda bland.

at least, that's just how I felt. Still, one less Sentai program to worry about. Bring on more Zyu and Mega!!

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Re: Dairanger overview

Post by ReversedSentai » Wed May 30, 2012 12:56 pm

Sexy_RoboVoice wrote:Well, having sat through and watched this series, I have to say that even though the mechas were awesome and some of the monster designs were very well done... on the whole I was actually kinda bored by this series.

Nothing about this series felt particularly engaging, not the characters, not the enemy, nothing. The opening theme music is very catchy and addictive, and plus there is the nostalgia factor tied in with the fact that this was the series who's mecha and monster footage was used for MMPR season 2, but as I watched the series, I really did want to like this series, and just felt disappointed as I kept waiting for something to happen that would be engaging, but alas no. while the appearance of the giant serpent mecha with all its destructive power was very interesting to see, other than that... the series just wasn't terribly good.

Even the source of their power wasn't all that original because the series 'Maskman' did something very similar beforehand, and that was one of my favorite Sentai programs. I know that Gekiranger also does something similar, but those two series at least have something unique and engaging about both the villains and the heroes... and unfortunately both the heroes and villains of Dairanger were... actually kinda bland.

at least, that's just how I felt. Still, one less Sentai program to worry about. Bring on more Zyu and Mega!!
I agree with you to a point. DaiRanger had some boring characters here and there, especially the villians, and we don't see any major plot established until almost halfway into the show. The costume designs were really neat though.
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Re: Dairanger overview

Post by TheLastTatlFan » Wed May 30, 2012 1:54 pm

Personally, while I liked pretty much every aspect of the Dairangers on the design front, I didn't like anything about the Gouma. The monster ranged from "okay" to "friggin' ridiculous" (A birdcage with limbs, a guy with a kaleidoscope for a head, general cactus...), and the commanders all just looked silly.

And while I'm not done watching Dairanger yet (I think the last episode I watched was the one with the Pachinko Gouma), my verdict so far is basically the same as Sexy_RoboVoice.

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Re: Dairanger overview

Post by Henshin_Rider » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:44 am

I thought the OP Theme Song is not only pretty cool but catchy too and fortunately I watch the whole series and felt that the ending was rather dissapointing. I like the Livemen ending better since at least it had more closure, but in a way i do agree that the monsters, in retrospect were rather lame.

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