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AkibaRanger 13 released

Post by Phoenix512 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:22 pm

Well it's a clip episode but a fun one though. It was nice that they explained the difference between the first two Clerks. Also the reactions of Hakase seeing the delusions for the first time were pretty funny. It was funny at the end when Akagi realized that the whole reflection was a setup. Still breaking the fourth wall at the very end.

I like the helemtless suits are the end and the pictures in the ED credits.
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Re: AkibaRanger 13 released

Post by Lunagel » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:38 pm

Akagi, no! You should know that the helmetless roll call is one of the flags for the last episode!

Joking aside, I did enjoy them going into more depth about the show and some behind the scenes stuff, as well as the 4th wall breaking again. So are they serious about a 2nd season? Cause I would be totally down with that.

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Re: AkibaRanger 13 released

Post by takenoko » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:42 pm

They seemed pretty earnest about a second season. I dunno, could be just another meta joke though. I kind of feel like Akiba was a pretty popular success, at least among western toku fans.

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Re: AkibaRanger 13 released

Post by ViRGE » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:27 pm

Well damn. I was really hoping it wasn't going to be a clip show, but oh well. It almost wasn't worth it, but the helmetless scene at the end more than made up for it.

As for a second season, I don't know how that would even work. The show is so meta that they've boxed themselves into a corner.

Edit: And now that I think about it, we never did see Itasshaa Robo's laser finisher :(

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Post by Ginhoshi » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:50 pm

Swimsuit episode, character swap, broken helmet, robot combination, extra ranger and power up? Second season? Yes please. :D But silly Akagi-nya, doing a helmetless rollcall is a final episode flag, how will that connect to a second season? I just hope a lot of people petition to Toei for a second season to see what is there still to explore. But for now I just have to believe that pain is strength.

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Post by Guardian07 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:00 am

I honestly loved this episode. After a couple of weeks not watching Akibaranger, this was probably the best way of revisiting the show. And though the clips were great, it was the commentaries that really made the episode. They were a lot of fun. The "twist" at the end was also really funny and in keeping with the rest of the series. Also, the photos during the end credits were really cool.

I found myself singing along with Hakase at the end there. She suddenly became so cute!

I wonder if this episode is an indirect way for the production team to ask the audience if they want "the show to continue". Showcase the whole show to the audience, and ask them to respond if they want a second season. If so, I'm all in. Sadly though, I don't know of any effective way to tell Toei that.
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Post by TBustah! » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:11 am

I normally hate clip shows, but hearing the girls' reaction to Nobuo's delusions about them in sentai costumes alone made it worth it!

I really do hope there's a chance for more, and it's not just a cruel joke. I don't need the show to fill the void anymore now that Go-Busters is getting better, but that doesn't mean I don't want to see more.

It's like Nobuo said, they are still a buttload of sentai clichés left for them to rip on.

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Post by qedins » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:14 am

As for a second season, I don't know how that would even work. The show is so meta that they've boxed themselves into a corner.
I agree.

Don't get me wrong, I would love to see a second season for this great series,
but the writer gonna have to be so creative, which I think is very hard

Also it got me thinking. If there's gonna be a second season, does this mean that this is a drama show?
I mean as far as I know Toku show never had second season

It always bothers me if I want to categorize the show:
1. A drama show about toku, or
2. A toku show

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Post by toni2212 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:46 am

Hope they can have a second season, assuming the actors can return for the role back. As for the worries of the writers losing focus or creativity, given the show's status of not being aimed at children much, we can be rest assured about that a bit. I think.

Even after it ends, they still give a Sentai reference? Kind a surprise to hear Shinkenger reference here.
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Re: AkibaRanger 13 released

Post by ReversedSentai » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:55 am

I liked how this episode was like: Let's see the entire show from everyone's point of view. C'mon, the scene with Akagi daydreaming about the cosplays were pretty interesting.
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Re: AkibaRanger 13 released

Post by lesovikk » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:57 am

I was surprised that Nobuo didnt get the helmet-less poses flag. :lol:

I like that it was a clip show, going back and showing everyone watching what akibarangers was about, and further deconstructing it. The girl's realization that it was Nobuo's fault that the series ended 'prematurely' caught me off guard since there is still some tension between wanting to be official and disliking the changes necessary for it.
Im not too sure about a second season though. There was no contact information to toei about that. Theres also the question of where they would pick up from, since the show did end. Will the Akiba-verse continue on, just without Hatte Saburo's hand?
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Post by Kamen Rider DJ » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:04 am

Man this was a good show, seeing the girls reaction to our reds images of the ladies in costume was just too funny. I gotta say though I am 100% sure this show will get a second season.....eventually.

I had a feeling about this but 13 here confirmed it for me like no other, they really like to use this show to cram figuarts into the current eye, it hit me really hard when the announcer talked about Dekablue and Black condor, the special figuarts put out recently-ish. I think that when they start to make the next line of figuarts they are gonna do another akibaranger and have the three sentai heros of the figuarts line come out for the outrageous power, I'm hoping for like, Dairanger, gekired, and Tyranno ranger

As long as they want our money Akibaranger will stay alive, and they shall always want our money.

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Re: AkibaRanger 13 released

Post by Lunchboxx » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:14 am

I also normally do not care for clip shows, but this one is a major exception.

Loved the commentary with the four of them, and LOVED the scene where they cosplay in Nobuo's mind.

NOW I know what the difference between the two commanders are! It was really stumping me up to this point.

I want a 2nd season.

Now.

Do it Toei.

Do it!

Do it!!

DO IT!!!!

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Re: AkibaRanger 13 released

Post by Kuchiri » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:28 am

I love how people are talking about 'second season' and how they will link season one to season two. You got to remember they went full meta. It can be as simple as an explanation of Akagi riding his bike to work and accidentally running over a MMZ-02 or something that gives him some sort of weird Super Otaku mode.

I love the picture they took helmet-less next to the actual suit actors during the credits.

I'm also surprised they had a vanguard commercial during the run.

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Re: AkibaRanger 13 released

Post by TBustah! » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:43 pm

ViRGE wrote:As for a second season, I don't know how that would even work. The show is so meta that they've boxed themselves into a corner.
qedins wrote:Don't get me wrong, I would love to see a second season for this great series,
but the writer gonna have to be so creative, which I think is very hard
I really don't think that this is a problem. This episode proves that the show can still be entertaining even if the characters know that it's a show.

Maybe the whole premise of the second season could be them constantly trying to please the writers now that they've "reflected", so that they don't get written out of existence. And as Nobuo pointed out, there's still a lot of sentai tropes for them to call, which is still just as fun to watch them do even if they realize that it's all been predestined.

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